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Grades: 2013 NFL Draft Round 1

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CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco analyzes each pick from Round 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections. Refresh this page during the round for the latest grades.

Complete coverage: 2013 Draft Tracker

Grades: Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7

PickGradeTeamAnalysis
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.










Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and is the self-anointed star of CBS Sports' show, Eye on Football. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.
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