2013 NFL Draft: 1st Round Draft Grades

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Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces offensive tackle Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) as the first overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan     B+

With the Branden Albert situation they didn’t have much choice at the position. Fisher offers more upside than Joeckel.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Luke Joeckel OT, Texas A&M     C-

The Jaguars just picked a RT at #2. The only thing that keeps this from an F is Joeckels immense talent.

3. Miami Dolphins — Dion Jordan DE/OLB, Oregon     A

The Dolphins need someone opposite Cameron Wake and Jordan offers a lot of versatility.

4. Philadelphia Eagles — Lane Johnson OT, Oklahoma     B

Athletic, fast OT for a team that wants to play fast. However, has only played OT for 2 years.

5. Detroit Lions — Ezekiel Ansah DE, BYU     A

Detroit fell in love at the Senior Bowl and after losing Vanden Bosch and Avril then needed a DE.

6. Cleveland Browns — Barkevious Mingo     A-

Browns switched to a 3-4 and need pass rush. Mingo has as much potential as anyone.

7. Arizona Cardinals — Jonathan Cooper OG, North Carolina     C

Cooper is a great OG prospect, but this is a little high for a guard. Arizona badly needed offensive line however.

8. St. Louis Rams — Tavon Austin WR, West Virginia     A-

Rams get the playmaker for Bradford they coveted. He can play WR, RB, KR and PR. Explosive player.

9. New York JetsDee Milliner CB, Alabama     C-

Milliner now has the pressure of being the next Revis. I thought they had bigger needs than CB with Wilson and Cromartie there.

10. Tennessee TitansChance Warmack OG, Alabama     B-

Again a little high for a guard, but this sures up their line and should get CJ2K going.

11. San Diego ChargersD.J. Fluker OT/OG, Alabama     B

I thought Fluker should have went closer to 20, but the Chargers hands were tied. Had to go OL and Fluker is best left.

12. Oakland Raiders — D.J. Hayden CB, Houston     B

Oakland did need a CB, but I thought there were better players available like Richardson and Lotulelei.

13. New York Jets (from Bucs) — Sheldon Richardson DT/DE, Missouri     C

I don’t see the fit as much as I would for Star. Richardson is a 3-4 DE and the Jets already have 2 of those.

14. Carolina PanthersStar Lotulelei DT, Utah     A

The Panthers couldn’t be happier. DT was potentially their biggest need and Star is a top 5 talent.

15. New Orleans SaintsKenny Vaccaro S, Texas     B+

The Saints need a lot of help on D. I thought they should have went Jarvis Jones but Vaccaro is a top S in this draft.

16. Buffalo BillsE.J. Manuel QB, Florida State     D+

Manuel wasn’t the best QB available and is woefully inconsistent. Could have gotten him in the 2nd.