2018 NFL Draft

Senior NFL Columnist

Grades: 2013 NFL Draft Round 2


CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco analyzes each pick from Round 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections. Refresh this page during the round on Friday, April 26, for the latest grades.

Complete coverage: 2013 Draft Tracker

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

33AJaguars select: Johnathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International

This fills a huge need. They had to find a starter at safety. He has range and can tackle. Nice hit.

34BTitans select: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

They had to get a receiver outside to help Jake Locker. This kid had first-round ability.

35B+Eagles select: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford

I love the pick to find another tight end to go with Brent Celek. Ertz is a nice receiving tight end. But was it a need?

36B-Lions select: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State

He can run and fills a huge need for the Lions. They play in a division with a lot of good passers, so they have to cover better. Some injury concerns.

37A-Bengals select: Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina

I love this for the Bengals. They get an air back, which they need. This is a good pick.

38C-Chargers select: Manti Te'o, ILB, Notre Dame

I just think taking a two-down linebacker in the second round is too expensive. That's what he is. I don't like it.

39B-Jets select: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

Geno Smith in this spot is nice value. It's about where he should have gone. How many quarterbacks do they have now?

40A-49ers select: Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State

I love the pick of Carradine by the 49ers. They can afford to be patient with him. When he's ready to be a star -- and he will be -- take over for Justin Smith.

41BBills select: Robert Woods, WR, Southern California

The Bills need help in their passing game and Woods is a polished receiver who will complement Stevie Johnson.

42ARaiders select: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State

Love this pick by the Raiders. They have a huge hole at right tackle and this kid will be a star. Nice job, Reggie McKenzie.

43BBuccaneers select: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State

I like Banks to upgrade a secondary that now has improved greatly -- if Darrelle Revis is healthy. Banks is a longer corner, which teams love.

44B-Panthers select: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue

At times Short was dominant inside for Purdue. Some thought he'd be a first-round pick. Does get lazy at times. Solid second-round choice.

45BCardinals select: Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU

He's a solid linebacker who fills a need. With Daryl Washington suspended for four games, it makes sense.

46BBills select: Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon

Watching Dion Jordan on tape, I kept moving my eyes to Alonso. He is a nice pickup for a team that needs linebackers.

47B-Cowboys select: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State

He can get down the field in the passing game and he is the player who will take over when Jason Witten retires.

48DSteelers select: Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State

I don't like this pick at all. He is a Steelers type of player, but he takes too long to get to the line of scrimmage.

49A-Giants select: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State

I think Hankins has first-round talent. He's a productive player from a big program and fills a need. I like it.

50CBears select: Jon Bostic, OLB, Florida

The Bears needed to get younger and faster at linebacker and this kid can run. But this is high.

51BRedskins select: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State

The Redskins need help in the secondary and this guy can play either corner or safety.

52A+Patriots select: Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi

Love this pick. The Patriots needed help off the edge and this kid is a freak. Great pick.

53B-Bengals select: Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist

He is a project. But it's hard to argue with the Bengals drafting defensive linemen in recent years.

54BDolphins select: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State

Taylor is a heck of a corner. When you watched Boise, he was all over the field. I thought he was a first-round talent.

55B49ers select: Vance McDonald, TE, Rice

The 49ers needed another move tight end with Delanie Walker gone. McDonald will fill that role.

56A-Ravens select: Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State

The Ravens get it. They know how to replace departed players with good football players. Brown is a heck of a player.

57B+Texans select: D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina

They can't play Ed Reed forever. And Daniel Manning isn't a kid either. This makes sense.

58CBroncos select: Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin

I know Denver needs a back, but there were better options. Don't like it much.

59CPatriots select: Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall

He is a bigger receiver and they need help there, but I think there were better options.

60B-Falcons select: Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana

This is a little high for him, but he does fill a need. He has good man-cover skills. The Falcons are focused on corner.

61CPackers select: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

He just takes too long to get to the line of scrimmage for me. But I guess there is some value here.

62B+Seahawks select: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

I love this pick. Yes, he has some off-field issues, but he is a heck of a runner. Does it fill a need? No. But I like it.

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.

Biggest Stories



CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike Heathered Royal Denver Broncos Historic Logo Tri-Blend T-Shirt

NFL Nike Gear
Get your favorite team today!
Shop Now