Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/26/13
Well the first round of the 2013 NFL draft is completed.  I have added the results of each selection after my choices to show the comparison.  As you can see I matched 4 of the 32 selections in the correct spots.  Lots of questions with players like Geno Sith and Manti Te’o still on the board and no RB taken for the first time since 1963.  The Vikings are the big winners by getting three picks who were thought to be gone when they selected. Here are the results: 1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14): Projected selection - Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M. Outcome – Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan. The Chiefs go OT, but not the one everyone thought.  Fisher is the highest MAC player ever selected.  He is just what the Chiefs needed to protect new QB Alex Smith. 2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14):  Projected Selection - Dion Jordan DE Oregon Outcome – Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M.  The next Tony Biselli for the Jaguars.  They needed help on both sides of the ball, which is why when he slipped from #1, they took the consensus 1st team All American.  He will anchor the line for years to come. 3. Oakland Raiders (4-12): Projected selection – Trade with the New York Giants as the Giants trade Round 1 (19), Round 2 (49), Round 3 (81) and a 2014 Round 1 selection.  The Giants select Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan. Outcome – The Raiders trade the pick to Miami Dolphins for Round 1 (12) and Round 2 (42).  The Dolphins pick Dion Jordan DE Oregon.   This was a curve when the Dolphins traded up.  Everyone thought OT Johnson, but not quite.  Jordan is a being compared to Jason Taylor who made AFC Rival QB Tom Brady’s life miserable.  Jordan, who paired with Cameron Wake will cause havoc on opponents QB.  Wake up AFC East, the Dolphins are back. 4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12): Projected selection - Trade with the Arizona Cardinals as the Cardinals trade Round 1 (7) and Round 3 (71).  The Cardinals select Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma Outcome – Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma.   I picked the right spot, but with the wrong team.  Johnson was a freak at the combine with speed and jumping.  He will need it with Chip Kelly’s up temp style.  He will help protect Michael Vick going forward.  Defensive lineman had better be on the lookout for this OT mean streak. 5. Detroit Lions (4-12): Projected selection – Dee Milliner  CB Alabama Outcome -  Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU.  The Lions needed help on the line more than the secondary, and Ansah has unlimited potential and if he learns, he will be the steal of the draft with his amzing raw potential.  He is needed after the Lions lost Cliff Avril and other who had issues or did not come back.  The defensive line which was very good, but now is scary. 6. Cleveland Browns (5-11): Projected selection – Trade with the Dallas Cowboys for the Cowboys Round 1 (18) and Round 2 (47).  Projected selection – Sharrif Floyd DT Florida Outcome – Barkevious Mingo DE LSU.   Mingo will add to the Browns defense.  His speed and ability to get to the quarterback will add to a Browns defense that is up and coming and will make even more strides, especially if Mingo can continue where he left off at LSU. See Videostat Profile > 7. Arizona Cardinals (5-11): The Pick was traded with Philadelphia Eagles earlier. Projected selection – Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU Outcome – Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina.   The Cardinals missed out on the OT, but scored big with this outstanding guard.  Cooper has speed, in which to pull with and strength to drive and protect where the Cardinals need. 8. Buffalo Bills (6-10): Projected selection – Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia Outcome – The Bills trade the pick and Round 3 (71) and to the St. Louis Rams who give up Round 1 (16) and Round 3 (46), Round 3 (78) and Round 7 (222) . The Rams select Tavon Austin WR West Virginia.   There is a party going on at Sam Bradford’s home now.  He got his weapon he has been dying for.  People are worried about durability, but he played four years and caught 214 passes.  The Jets lose their guy to an aggressive Rams team. See Videostat Profile > 9. New York Jets (6-10):  Projected selection – Tavon Austin WR West Virginia Outcome – Dee Milliner CB Alabama.   Say hello to Darrelle Revis replacement. He should ask for #24 to show everyone he is ready to accept the role.  Milliner is fast and can cover people.  Needs to work on his hands and stay healthy.  One can be worked on, the other you have to hope for. 10. Tennessee Titans (6-10):  Projected selection – Chance Womack OG Alabama Outcome -  Chance Womack OG Alabama.  I got the pick right, which with all of the movement is nice.  Womack will become Chris Johnson’s new best friend as he will run behind him as he opens holes for CJ2K.  This year with Womack, he could possibly do just that.  Womack is fundamentally sound and will learn from two of the best OG of all time in Mike Munchak and Bruce Matthews.  CJ2K is celebrating. 11. San Diego Chargers (7-9):  Projected selection – Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina Outcome – D. J. Fluker OT Alabama.  The third straight Crimson Tide player.  Fluker has long arms and length to keep players at bay.  He will most likely be starting from the get go.  The offense just got another upgrade. 12. Miami Dolphins (7-9): Projected selection – Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State Outcome – Selected by the Oakland Raiders D.J. Hayden CB Houston.  Hayden has all of the talent, but his medical concern from last season (got hit that caused internal bleeding) but has been cleared by all 32 teams.  Hayden can be a shut down corner if he gets over the medical situation in his head. Time will tell if he got the value they needed 13. New York Jets (6-10): Projected selection – Barkevious Mingo OLB LSU Outcome – Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri.   Fast, strong and knows how to get through people with all of these traits.  He will bring the Jets some much needed depth as they rebuild the defense.  Offesne will have to wait for the future rounds. See Videostat Profile > 14. Carolina Panthers (7-9):  Projected selection – Trade with the San Francisco 49ers for the 49ers Round 1 (31), Round 2 (61) and Round 3 (95).  Projected selection – Star Lotulelei DT Utah Outcome – Star Lotulelei DT Utah.  Here is another picked in the right spot.  Star will help fill the void left by Julius Peppers.  He can play over the center or off the side.  His flexibility, leverage and strength is what will make him special.  If he did not have a medical concern, he would have gone a lot higher, possibly top 5. 15. New Orleans Saints (7-9): Projected selection – D.J. Fluker OT Alabama Outcome – Kenny Vaccaro FS Texas.  The Saints need help on defense and Vaccaro will strengthen the secondary.  Vaccaro will play up on runs or play the slot or in center field lining people up.  He is a very good athlete with a lot of upside.  Only concern is some off the field blips.  He needs to remove those and the Saints could get back into the race for the NFC title. 16. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1-): Projected selection – Cordarelle Patterson WR Tennessee Outcome – Selected by Buffalo Bills, who select EJ Manuel QB Florida State.   Who saw Manuel being the first QB off the board.  He has upside and being an Academic All American with size and an arm.  He is fast that will remind people in Daunte Culpepper with more speed.  Manuel needs to tuck the ball away when he is out running.  He will get to watch Kevin Kolb play (not sure for the entire year as he is injury prone) and then get the keys to the Bills. 17. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8): Projected selection – Cornelius “Tank” Carradine DE Florida State Outcome – Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia.   He will be Von Miller EAST.  He and LaMarr Woodley will make life miserable for QB they play against.  He will fill the vacancy left by James Harrison 18. Dallas Cowboys (8-8): The Pick was traded with the Cleveland Browns earlier.  Projected selection – Desmond Trufant CB Washington Outcome – Traded the pick to San Francisco for Round 1(31) and Round 3 (74) where the 49ers select Eric Reid.   The Niners trade up and get a need in Reid, who lost Golston in free agency.  They could have waited and got him later in the round, but they wanted the hard hitter who can go after the football from LSU.  As long as they are happy, good for them. 19. New York Giants (9-7): The Pick was traded with Oakland Raiders earlier.  Projected  selection – Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri Outcome – Justin Pugh OT Syracuse. The Giants would have liked to get one of the more notable OT, but this pick is solid as Pugh plays and will add along the line at guard or tackle giving the older lineman they have a break until he picks it up.  He has strong fundamentals and footwork.  He knows how to use his body well. 20. Chicago Bears (10-6): Projected selection – Trade with the St. Louis Rams for the Rams Round 1 (22) and Round 4 (112).  Projected selection – Kenny Vaccaro FS Texas Outcome – Kyle Long OG Oregon.  He has the pedigree in father Howie Long, but this is a reach.  He could have been picked in the second round or possibly the third.  He is still raw so curious why he went this earlier.  He needs time to develop, but he has good upside in a year or two. 21. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6): Projected selection – Trade with the Atlanta Falcons for Round 1 (30), Round 3 (94) and Round 4 (126). Projected selection – Bjoerm Werner DE Florida State Outcome – Tyler Eiffert TE Notre Dame. This is surprising with Jermaine Gresham already there.  This could be the Bengals version of the Patriots.  He has Aaron Hernandez type of skills and flexibility.  With AJ Green and these two TE, Andy Dalton is one happy camper.  Pick up a RB in the next round will complete the wish list. 22. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1): The Pick was traded with the Chicago Bears earlier.  Projected selection – Tyler Eiffert TE Notre Dame Outcome – The picks is traded to the Atlanata Falcons for Round 1(30) and Round 3 () and Round 6().  The Falcons select Desmond Trufant CB Washington.  The Falcons have been talking about trading up, which I thought would happen with Cincinnati for a DE.  Trufant will replace Brent Grimes who signed with Miami and gives them some more size, recovery speed and pass coverage ability.  He also has a pedigree with his brother Marcus a CB in Seattle.  23. Minnesota Vikings (11-5):  Projected selection – Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina Outcome – Sharrif Floyd DT Florida.  The Vikings got DT, but got a player who they could not have dreamed would be there.  Floyd will learn from DT Kevin Williams.  He needs to put that chip on his shoulder showing others who passed on them.  They did the same thing with Randy Moss years ago.  If he does what Moss did , look out league. See Videostat Profile > 24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5):  Projected selection – Datone Jones DE UCLA Outcome – Bjoern Werner DE/OLB Florida State.   The Colts get the DE outside rusher but like the Vikings someone they thought would not be there.  Werner had 13 sacks last year and could do what the Colts wanted Dwight Freeney to do last year.  He could be the piece they need. 25. Minnesota Vikings (11-5):  Projected selection – Kevin Minter ILB LSU Outcome - Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State.  TheVikings have picked up two defensive players who everyone thought would be long gone.  Good value and he will fill in for Antonio Winfield was released.  Rhodes has size (6’2”) and attitude to match up with Megatron  and other tall WR.  This could be a steal for the Vikings who tried to trade up, but instead got great value with their two picks. 26. Green Bay Packers (11-5):  Projected selection – Eddie Lacy RB Alabama Outcome – Datone Jones DE UCLA.  Jones will fit the Packers set up on defense.  He can play all over the line giving them flexibility in different packages.  The Packers will be stronger on defense and not leave all of the pressure on the offense and QB Aaron Rodgers. 27. Houston Texans (12-4):  Projected selection – Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Outcome – DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson.  The Texans needed more help for Andre Johnson, so why not go to a DeAndre, who will take a game over if needed.  Good size and toughness.  He will learn from Johnson and take some heat off from him.  Saw him going mid to late second because of possible off field concern, but the Texans did their homework and grabbed him. 28. Denver Broncos (13-3):  Projected selection – Damontre Jones DE Texas A&M Outcome – Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina.  Williams will play in the middle and clog it up causing people to go outside into players like Von Miller.  He is a good athlete that plays against the run and the pass.  He will help the loss of  Elvis Dumervil. 29. New England Patriots (12-4): Projected selection – Trade with the Arizona Cardinals for Round 2 (38), Round 4 (102) and Round 5 (135). Projected selection – Geno Smith QB West Virginia Outcome – The Patriots trade the selection to the Minnesota Vikings for Round 2 (52), Round 3(83) Round 4 (102) and Round 7 (229).  The Vikings select Cordarelle Patterson WR Tennessee The Patriots trade down like they have done many time before and refill the cupboard.Patterson is another raw talent with limited experience, but when he catches the ball he can make things happen.Hard to believe he fell this far, but he has been slipping as of late.QB Christian Ponder will have a new toy to line up opposite Greg Jennings. See Videostat Profile > 30. Atlanta Falcons (13-3):  The Pick was traded with the Cincinnati Bengals earlier.  Projected selection – Alec Ogletree OLB Georgia Outcome – Selected by the St. Louis Rams who select Alec Ogletree OLB Georgia.  I selected the right player at this pick but the wrong team.  Ogltree is another who would have gone higher because he can play all over the field, but his off the field issues raised red flags.  He will go to a Rams defense who are going to make a statement by adding Ogletree. 31. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1): The Pick was traded with the Carolina Panthers earlier.  Projected selection – D.J. Hayden CB Houston Outcome – Selected by the Dallas Cowboys who select Travis Frederick C Wisconsin.   Not sure why they did this, but like the Patriots did with Logan Mankins, they may know something others don’t, but this looks really high.  Frederick is the best center in the draft, but not this high 32. Baltimore Ravens (10-6):  Projected selection – Manti Te’o ILB Notre Dame Outcome – Matt Elam FS Florida.   Elam will help in rebuilding project they are undertaking after winning the Super Bowl.  He will try and fill the shoes of future Hall of Famer Ed Reed, which is not easy task.  A hard hitting safety will learn on the go.
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