Grades: 2013 NFL Draft Round 1

By Pete Prisco | Senior NFL Columnist

By Jason Chilton |

Round: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
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1BChiefs select: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

They get the best left tackle in this draft and fill a position of need for the next decade.

2BJaguars select: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

They have Eugene Monroe on one side and now get another top tackle for the right side. Tackle is now a strong area of their team.

3CDolphins select: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon

I don't like the move up to get Jordan. He is a solid player, not a great player. That would concern me. This is a panic move.

4B-Eagles select: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

They have so many other issues, but he's a good athlete who will be better in the NFL. I like the pick.

5A+Lions select: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Brigham Young

My favorite pick of the draft. I love Ansah. He is this year's Jason Pierre-Paul. The Lions nailed it.

6C-Browns select: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU

Mingo has raw ability, but I just didn't see enough from him last season. I wanted more. And do the Browns have a need there?

7BCardinals select: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

I don't like drafting guards high in the first round, but Cooper fills a need. And he is athletic and can move. He will be a heck of a guard. But it's high for a guard.

8BRams select: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Austin is one of my favorite players in this draft. I love this kid. It's a league of big plays, and he will provide plenty of them.

9D+Jets select: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

The Jets had bigger needs, even with the trade of Darrelle Revis. I guess Kyle Wilson is just a nickel corner. Don't like it.

10C-Titans select: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

I don't like this pick. He's a good player, but they had so many other needs. He will be good for Chris Johnson, but worth this spot?

11BChargers select: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

The Chargers had to land a tackle, and this makes a lot of sense. I like Fluker. I think he can go to the left side if need be.

12A-Raiders select: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

They trade back and land a premier cover corner. I love this move. They add picks and add a top corner. Nice job, Oakland.

13CJets select: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

Richardson is a heck of a player, but does he fill the need? I love the player, but not for this team. Weird.

14A-Panthers select: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

The Panthers hit this one by having Lotulelei fall to them. He fills a major need. I like it.

15BSaints select: Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas

This is a need pick. They had to improve the range on the back end. Vaccaro had a heck of a coverage game against Tavon Austin.

16FBills select: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State

What the heck are the Bills thinking? Did they watch this kid? He isn't Cam Newton. This is a horrible move.

17B+Steelers select: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

The Steelers pick productive defensive players and they did it again. Jones is a good pass rusher and will fill James Harrison's spot. Nice move. Kevin Colbert gets it.

18B49ers select: Eric Reid, FS, LSU

I like Reid to step in and start right away. This move up is aggressive by a team that could afford it. Solid job.

19CGiants select: Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse

I don't like this pick by the Giants. I see him more as a guard, and they need a tackle. Jerry Reese is damn good, but this is strange.

20C+Bears select: Kyle Long, OG, Oregon

Long is a good player, but is he a guard or tackle? I think he slides inside to guard. He is a nasty player.

21CBengals select: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

This pick says enough about Jermaine Gresham as much as anything. Eifert is a much better receiver than Gresham. But what about safety?

22BFalcons select: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

Give the Falcons a lot of credit. They wanted Trufant and went out and landed him. They are close and they needed a corner. It works.

23AVikings select: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

I love this move by the Vikings. They needed help inside and they land a player who could have been a top-10 player. It makes sense. Nice job.

24BColts select: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

Werner is a solid player, but what does this say about the signing of Erik Walden? Then again, you can never have enough pass rushers.

25AVikings select: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

I love the pick of Rhodes. He fills an immediate need and can really cover. I love that move.

26B+Packers select: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

Ted Thompson always seems to pick good football players. Datone Jones owned the Senior Bowl week. He is a perfect pick for the Packers. He will be a 3-4 end.

27BTexans select: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

Hopkins fills a major need. He isn't fast, but he plays fast. A solid pick.

28BBroncos select: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

The pick of Sylvester Williams fills a huge need. He was a power player inside for UNC. I like this move by the Broncos.

29B-Vikings select: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

Three picks to draft Patterson is way too much. I like Patterson as a player, but three picks? Wow.

30B-Rams select: Alec Ogletree, OLB, Georgia

Ogletree has some off-the-field issues, but that doesn't bother the Rams. He had some down games, but he is athletic.

31BCowboys select: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin

I really like this Frederick pick. They have major issues inside and he can play center or guard.

32B+Ravens select: Matt Elam, SS, Florida

The Ravens know how to pick good football players. Elam will take over for Ed Reed -- and be better next year. Watch.