Posted April 26, 2013

2013 NFL Draft First-Round Grades

NFL Draft
The drafting of E.J. Manuel was easily the first round's biggest surprise. (Jason DeCrow/AP)

The drafting of E.J. Manuel was easily the first round’s biggest surprise. (Jason DeCrow/AP)

After all the measurements, speculation and smokescreens, the draft is finally here. Expectations are high for an unpredictable, eventful first round. Below, you can follow the links to read my grade for each pick in Thursday night’s opening round.

Follow every pick of the 2013 NFL draft

1. Kansas City: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
3. Miami: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
4. Philadelphia: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
5. Detroit: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
6. Cleveland: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
7. Arizona: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
8. St. Louis: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
9. New York Jets: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
10. Tennessee: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
11. San Diego: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
12. Oakland: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
13. New York Jets: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
14. Carolina: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
15. New Orleans: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
16. Buffalo: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
17. Pittsburgh: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
18. San Francisco: Eric Reid, S, LSU
19. New York Giants: Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
20. Chicago: Kyle Long, OG, Oregon
21. Cincinnati: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
22. Atlanta: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
23. Minnesota: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
24. Indianapolis: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
25. Minnesota: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
26. Green Bay: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
27. Houston: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
28. Denver: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
29. Minnesota: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
30. St. Louis: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
31. Dallas: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
32. Baltimore: Matt Elam, S, Florida

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