First Round Review

Last night's first round of the NFL Draft had it's share of drama and surprises. Here's an analysis of each pick.

Eric Fisher went No. 1 not Luke Joeckel. There was a huge run on offensive linemen. There were trades, some stunning picks and a few reaches. Lets take a closer look.

First Round Notebook - Inside The Numbers

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Round 1
1
Kansas City Chiefs
Player: Eric Fisher
Height: 7-7
Weight: 306
Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Class: 2013 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 1
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Andy Reid
2012 Record: 2-14

ANALYSIS: Kansas City goes for the more athletic offensive tackle in Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel. While Joeckel is the safer pick of the two, playing against better competition from the SEC and Big 12, Fisher has more long term upside.

Round 1
2
Jacksonville Jaguars
Player: Luke Joeckel
Height: 7-6
Weight: 306
Hometown: Arlington, TX
College: Texas A&M
Class: 2013 JR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 2
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Gus Bradley
2012 Record: 2-14

ANALYSIS: Jags get a good safe pick with Luke Joeckel at tackle. They need help everywhere but now they have bookend guys with he and Eugene Monroe. It's an offensive league and Jacksonville will be much better up front with this addition.

Round 1
3
Miami Dolphins
Player: Dion Jordan
Height: 7-6
Weight: 248
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
College: Oregon
Class: 2013 SR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 3
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Joe Philbin
2012 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: Miami trades up to Oakland's spot at No. 3. Everyone was thinking there they would select Lane Johnson. But the pick was for the athletic defensive end Dion Jordan from Oregon. This is a shocker, as the Dolphins need OT help. But it goes to show you teams will go for the best available player on their board. To get Jordan they knew they have to get in front of Philadelphia.

Round 1
4
Philadelphia Eagles
Player: Lane Johnson
Height: 7-6
Weight: 303
Hometown: Groveton, TX
College: Oklahoma
Class: 2013 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 9
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Chip Kelly
2012 Record: 4-12

ANALYSIS: Philadelphia grabs the 3rd ranked offensive tackle with Lane Johnson. He can play on both the right and left side and gives Chip Kelly a good, young and athletic cornerstone for his fast break Eagles offense.

Round 1
5
Detroit Lions
Height: 6-5
Weight: 271
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
College: BYU
Class: 2013 SR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 6
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Jim Schwartz
2012 Record: 4-12

ANALYSIS: It's the best of both worlds for Detroit landing Ansah, who was the best available player and fills a huge need at defensive end. This kid has unreal upside and is a big time athlete.

Round 1
6
Cleveland Browns
Height: 6-4
Weight: 241
Hometown: West Monroe, LA
College: LSU
Class: 2013 JR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 7
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Rob Chudzinski
2012 Record: 5-11

ANALYSIS: Mingo is an incredible athlete like Jordan drafted ahead of him. Many scouts compare him to former NFLer Jevan Kearse.

Round 1
7
Arizona Cardinals
Height: 6-2
Weight: 311
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Class: 2013 SR
Position: OG
Rating:
Overall Rank: 14
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Bruce Arians
2012 Record: 5-11

ANALYSIS: Arizona saw the top three pass rushers and offensive tackles taken off the board in the first six picks. They get a super guard in Cooper and this fills an enormous need. Carson Palmer can still throw the rock but you have to protect him up the middle because he lacks great mobility. Cooper can move and is a terrific run blocker as well.

Round 1
8
St. Louis Rams
Player: Tavon Austin
Height: 6-8
Weight: 174
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
College: West Virginia
Class: 2013 SR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 12
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Jeff Fisher
2012 Record: 7-8

ANALYSIS: This is a great match with Austin and the Rams. They have a need at receiver and in the slot and they just landed the draft's most explosive player. Hard to believe that this 5-foot-8 speedster from West Virginia is the first non-linemen taken in the draft.

Round 1
9
New York Jets
Player: Dee Milliner
Height: 6-11.5
Weight: 201
Hometown: Millbrook, AL
College: Alabama
Class: 2013 JR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 8
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Rex Ryan
2012 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: Milliner has to big shoes to fill in New York after the Jets traded Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay. But this is the top cornerback in the draft that is used to the pressure and big games being from the University of Alabama.

Round 1
10
Tennessee Titans
Height: 6-2
Weight: 317
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College: Alabama
Class: 2013 SR
Position: OG
Rating:
Overall Rank: 11
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Mike Munchak
2012 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: Warmack is a masher who started the past three seasons at Alabama. He has greater arm length than Joeckel and Fisher and if he gets his hands on you it's over. Warmack delivers a great punch and should help kick start the Titans run game.

Round 1
11
San Diego Chargers
Player: D.J. Fluker
Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 339
Hometown: Foley, AL
College: Alabama
Class: 2013 JR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 17
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Mike McCoy
2012 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: Fluker is a road grader at right tackle who fills a huge need on the San Diego offensive front. While he excels at his run blocking he needs to improve in pass pro. Fluker could also be an unreal offensive guard.

Round 1
12
Oakland Raiders
Player: D.J. Hayden
Height: 6-11
Weight: 191
Hometown: Missouri City, TX
College: Houston
Class: 2013 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 38
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Dennis Allen
2012 Record: 4-12

ANALYSIS: Hayden is the miracle story of this draft. He tore a vien (inferior vena cava) which carries blood back to the heart during practice last fall. It was a scary injury and he was recently cleared to play. This is a defensive back with cover abilities and great ball skills.

Round 1
13
New York Jets
Height: 6-2
Weight: 294
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
College: Missouri
Class: 2013 SR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 13
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Rex Ryan
2012 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: In somewhat of a surprise pick the Jets grabbed Sheldon Richardson. He's a quick and disruptive defensive tackle that's better suited in a 4-3 scheme as a 3-technique. Ne York must feel he can play the 5-tech and that he projects as a better pass rusher than Star Lotulelei.

Round 1
14
Carolina Panthers
Height: 6-2
Weight: 311
Hometown: South Jordan, UT
College: Utah
Class: 2013 SR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 5
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Ron Rivera
2012 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: Panthers were lucky to have this Star fall in their lap. This is a powerful defensive tackle that is great against the run. He's versatile and can move a line of scrimmage.

Round 1
15
New Orleans Saints
Height: 6-0
Weight: 214
Hometown: Early, TX
College: Texas
Class: 2013 SR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank: 18
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Sean Payton
2012 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: The Saints needed a serious upgrade in their secondary and they just drafted the top safety in this class. He's a big hitter in run support and Vacarro has coverage skills.

Round 1
16
Buffalo Bills
Player: E.J. Manuel
Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 237
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
College: Florida State
Class: 2013 SR
Position: QB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 137
Pos Rank: 8

Head Coach: Doug Marrone
2012 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: Bills GM Buddy Nix fulfilled his promise of drafting a franchise quarterback, But can Manuel by that guy after being so inconsistent at Florida State? There's no question he has the physical tools but he never put it together at FSU.

Round 1
17
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player: Jarvis Jones
Height: 6-2
Weight: 245
Hometown: Columbus, GA
College: Georgia
Class: 2013 JR
Position: OLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 10
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Mike Tomlin
2012 Record: 8-8

ANALYSIS: This is why the Pittsburgh Steelers are the Pittsburgh Steelers. 16 other teams pass on Jarvis Jones. He's the best pass rusher in this draft. This outside linebacker will be an ideal fit in the Steeler defense. It's a match made in heaven.

Round 1
18
San Francisco 49ers
Player: Eric Reid
Height: 6-1
Weight: 213
Hometown: Geismar, LA
College: LSU
Class: 2013 JR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank: 57
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh
2012 Record: 11-4

ANALYSIS: The 49ers move up to the Cowboys spot and land LSU safety Eric Reid. With the loss of Dashon Goldson to the Bucs, San Fran doesn't wait long to find his replacement.

Round 1
19
New York Giants
Player: Justin Pugh
Height: 6-4
Weight: 307
Hometown: Holland, PA
College: Syracuse
Class: 2013 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 48
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: Tom Coughlin
2012 Record: 9-7

ANALYSIS: The Giants address a need upfront by drafting a versatile offensive lineman in Justin Pugh. He can play tackle or guard on Sundays.

Round 1
20
Chicago Bears
Player: Kyle Long
Height: 7-6
Weight: 313
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
College: Oregon
Class: 2013 SR
Position: OG
Rating:
Overall Rank: 42
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Marc Trestman
2012 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: Long is a great athlete that projects higher at guard than tackle but could play both positions. He did at Oregon. Long orginally signed with FSU to play baseball. He was a pitcher. He's the son of Howie Long and brother of Chris (St. Louis Rams).

Round 1
21
Cincinnati Bengals
Player: Tyler Eifert
Height: 6-5
Weight: 250
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
College: Notre Dame
Class: 2013 SR
Position: TE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 26
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis
2012 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: This tight end from Notre Dame has great hands and will be a mis-match for defenses. He has size and athelticism and should be a great weapon in an offense led by A.J. Green on the outside.

Round 1
22
Atlanta Falcons
Height: 6-11.5
Weight: 190
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
College: Washington
Class: 2013 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 22
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Mike Smith
2012 Record: 13-3

ANALYSIS: Atlanta moves up and swapped picks with the Rams for a cornerback in Desmond Trufant. The Falcons have a big need on their defense here and this guy fits the bill. Trufant has great speed. He had a good career at Washington and performed well at the Senior Bowl.

Round 1
23
Minnesota Vikings
Height: 6-2
Weight: 297
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
College: Florida
Class: 2013 JR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 4
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Leslie Frazier
2012 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: The Vikings get the steal of the first round. Many had him pegged going to Oakland at No. 3. This is a versatile, quick, strong and explosive defensive tackle prospect with upside.

Round 1
24
Indianapolis Colts
Height: 6-3
Weight: 266
Hometown: Salisbury, CT
College: Florida State
Class: 2013 JR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 16
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Chuck Pagano
2012 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: Werner, like Jarvis Jones, doesn't test well. But just watch the film. This is a relentless pass rusher who plays with a great motor.

Round 1
25
Minnesota Vikings
Height: 6-1
Weight: 210
Hometown: Miami, FL
College: Florida State
Class: 2013 JR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 20
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Leslie Frazier
2012 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: It's tough to find big cornerbacks that can run and this kid can. Rhodes is a very good athlete with great speed, is very physical and can jump through the gym.

Round 1
26
Green Bay Packers
Player: Datone Jones
Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 283
Hometown: Compton, CA
College: UCLA
Class: 2013 SR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 24
Pos Rank: 5

Head Coach: Mike McCarthy
2012 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: Jones is a very versatile defensive line prospect that can move up and down the front. He should give the Packers a big boost on that side of the ball. Jones was one of the better looking players at the Senior Bowl.

Round 1
27
Houston Texans
Height: 6-1
Weight: 214
Hometown: Central, SC
College: Clemson
Class: 2013 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 44
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
2012 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: The Texans really needed to find a receiver to compliment superstar Andre Johnson. They are getting a good one in Hopkins. He should be ready to contribute as a rookie. Hopkins is not a burner but he gets open and catches everything.

Round 1
28
Denver Broncos
Height: 6-2
Weight: 313
Hometown: Jefferson City, MO
Class: 2013 SR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 27
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: John Fox
2012 Record: 13-3

ANALYSIS: This is a versatile defensive tackle prospect with outstanding quickness off the ball. Williams still hasn't scratched the surface of how good he can become.

Round 1
29
Minnesota Vikings
Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 216
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
College: Tennessee
Class: 2013 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 15
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Leslie Frazier
2012 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: Patterson is the most explosive outside receiver in this draft. While he's raw and needs to fine tune some things, his speed, quickness and big play ability is simply outstanding. Kudos to the Vikings for making this bold move back into the first round.

Round 1
30
St. Louis Rams
Height: 6-2
Weight: 242
Hometown: Newnan, GA
College: Georgia
Class: 2013 JR
Position: MLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 21
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Jeff Fisher
2012 Record: 7-8

ANALYSIS: The Rams land the top middle linebacker in the draft and it fills a need they have for their defense. Ogletree is a former safety that plays well in coverage. He also has the range to play sideline to sideline.

Round 1
31
Dallas Cowboys
Height: 6-3.5
Weight: 312
Hometown: Walworth, WI
College: Wisconsin
Class: 2013 JR
Position: C
Rating:
Overall Rank: 64
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Jason Garrett
2012 Record: 8-8

ANALYSIS: This pick is pure need all the way. Dallas needs so much help on the inside of their offensive front. You just wonder if they could have gotten him later on. Frederick is the top center in the draft.

Round 1
32
Baltimore Ravens
Player: Matt Elam
Height: 6-9.5
Weight: 208
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
College: Florida
Class: 2013 JR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank: 37
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: John Harbaugh
2012 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: Elam may be a smaller safety but he's always around the ball and making plays. He's terrific near the line of scrimmage. Elam is a super athlete with great football instincts.

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