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Found April 03, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
The Raiders landed their QB of the future, now they can improve their roster with their top pick. 1 Chiefs - OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M After cutting RT Eric Winston, the Chiefs add Joeckel, the best tackle in this draft will will protect Alex Smith for years to come. 2 Jaguars - OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan Not far behind Joeckel, and with higher potential is Eric Fisher, who will also be a top OT for a decade in JAX. 3 Raiders - DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida The Raiders need to shore up their defensive line, and get lucky here that Floyd falls to them. Perfect fit. 4 Eagles - CB Dee Milliner, Alabama The Eagles signed two corners in free agency, but adding Milliner gives the Eagles a young talented secondary, and the ability to not have to spend numerous picks on guys this draft. 5 Lions - DE/OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon With Suh and Fairley, the interior defensive line is set for the Lions for a decade, but with adding Jord...
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