Few teams are more successful in the first round than the Steelers. Expect that success to continue with Jarvis Jones, a perfect schematic and personality fit who could contend for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
The Minnesota Vikings were the big winners of the first round but the 49ers, Rams, Steelers and Bengals also made moves that could pay off immediately. Which teams, on the other hand, made head-scratching picks in the top 32? Rob Rang grades each selection of the first round.
Ben Roethlisberger's best weapon entering the draft is former sixth-round pick WR Antonio Brown. With no cap space to shop bargains in free agency, GM Kevin Colbert is on the spot to deliver in spades in 2013.
Utah's Star Lotulelei, Georgia's Jarvis Jones and Houston's D.J. Hayden each possess the talent to warrant a high selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. A more troubling connection between the three, however, is that each has been red-flagged medically, which could have disastrous impact on their draft stock.
Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden nearly died in November after a freak hit in practice tore a vein in his heart. He sure looked healthy Monday, however, clocking in with an unofficial time of 4.33 in the 40-yard dash before tweaking his hamstring.