1. Kansas City Chiefs: OT-Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
-For just the fourth time in NFL history, an offensive tackle is taken with the No. 1 overall pick.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: OT-Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
-David Caldwell’s first NFL Draft as a general manager begins with a bookend tackle to block for Blaine Gabbert.
3. Miami Dolphins: OLB-Dion Jordan, Oregon
-The Dolphins gave up their second round pick and moved up from No. 12 to draft the uber-athletic Jordan for their 4-3 defensive scheme.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: OT-Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
-The former quarterback will now be an athletic lineman in Chip Kelly’s high-octane offense.
5. Detroit Lions: DE-Ziggy Ansah, BYU
-Ansah played under the Lions coaching staff at the Senior Bowl and now he will try and fulfill the oozing potential as an outside rusher.
6. Cleveland Browns: DE/OLB-Barkevious Mingo, LSU
-Mingo will likely pair with free agent signee Paul Kruger to form the edge of the Browns 3-4 defense.
7. Arizona Cardinals: OG-Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
-After three tackles were off the board, the Cardinals had to look interior along the offensive line and chose Cooper over Alabama’s Chance Warmack.
8. St. Louis Rams: WR-Tavon Austin, West Virginia
-The first skill position player comes off the board at No. 8 with the Rams trading up from No. 16 to acquire the versatile Austin.
9. New York Jets: CB-Dee Milliner, Alabama
-With Darrelle Revis no longer in a Jets uniform, Milliner now joins the fold as a shutdown corner in Rex Ryan’s defense.
10. Tennessee Titans: OG-Chance Warmack, Alabama
-The Titans got what they wanted with an elite interior offensive lineman to help open holes for Chris Johnson.
11. San Diego Chargers: OT-D.J. Fluker, Alabama
-Tom Telesco’s first draft comes with a massive get in Fluker. The pick of Fluker brings the total to six offensive linemen in the first 11 picks.
12. Oakland Raiders: CB-D.J. Hayden, Houston
-The Raiders traded down and got the guy they wanted in Hayden. The health scare this fall is still there for Hayden but no questioning his on the field talent.
13. New York Jets: DT-Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
-Rex Ryan once again went defense with the selection of Richardson. After losing Mike DeVito to the Chiefs, Richardson should fill a need along the interior of the defensive line.
14. Carolina Panthers: DT-Star Lotulelei, Utah
-A top-10 prospect by many pundits, Lotulelei slipped a little in the draft due to injury concerns. Lotulelei’s ability to occupy blockers will help free up 2012 first round draft pick Luke Kuechly.
15. New Orleans Saints: S-Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
-The first safety of the night comes off the board midway through the first round. Vaccaro is the first Texas player taken since 2010.
16. Buffalo Bills: QB-E.J. Manuel, Florida State
-The Bills traded back in the first round but not to select head coach Doug Marrone’s college quarterback in Ryan Nassib (Syracuse). The physically gifted Manuel becomes the first quarterback chosen in 2013.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: OLB-Jarvis Jones, Georgia
-During the season, Jones was considered a top-five draft pick but his spinal injury and a poor 40-yard dash pushed him down to the Steelers. Jones was tremendous in Georgia’s biggest games last season and seems to be a perfect for Pittsburgh.
18. San Francisco 49ers: S-Eric Reid, LSU
-The 49ers used some of their 15 picks to trade up and select the SEC safety in Reid. With Dashon Golson moving on to Tampa Bay, playing time is open at the backend of the 49ers defense.
19. New York Giants: OT-Justin Pugh, Syracuse
-The offensive linemen continue to pour off the board with Syracuse’s Pugh staying out east. Pugh becomes the fifth offensive tackle to be chosen in the first 19 picks.
20. Chicago Bears: OT-Kyle Long, Oregon
-Long becomes the eighth offensive lineman selected. The son of Hall of Famer Howie Long, Kyle switched over to offensive line in 2011 and was 23rd round pick of the Chicago White Sox back in the 2008 MLB Draft.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: TE-Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
-The Fort Wayne native Eifert will make the drive south and become part of the one of the league’s best young passing attacks.
22. Atlanta Falcons: CB-Desmond Trufant, Washington
-Another cornerback is off the board with the Falcons trading up to draft Trufant. The Falcons lost Brent Grimes in free agency so Trufant fills a void in the secondary.
23. Minnesota Vikings: DE-Sharrif Floyd, Florida
-Perhaps the biggest surprise of Thursday’s first round came when Floyd continued to drop. The Vikings are the benefactors of Floyd as they look to get a bit younger along the defensive line.
24. Indianapolis Colts: OLB-Bjoern Werner, Florida State
-The German native did not begin playing football until age 12 but he was an elite edge rusher during his three seasons with the Seminoles.
25. Minnesota Vikings: CB-Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
-The Vikings got two quality defenders, while not having to move up from 23 or 25. Rhodes is a big cornerback prospect who played for one of the nation’s top defenses.
26. Green Bay Packers: DE-Datone Jones, UCLA
-The Packers have had success drafting in the front seven of the defense and reached back into that pool on Thursday night with Jones.
27. Houston Texans: WR-DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
-Throughout much of the draft process, the receiver position seemed like the top option for the Texans and now Hopkins will enter the picture opposite Pro Bowler Andre Johnson.
28. Denver Broncos: DT-Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
-The Broncos added to their interior of their rush defense when they chose the sixth ACC prospect of the evening.
29. Minnesota Vikings: WR-Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
-The final 10 picks of Thursday’s first round included the Vikings making three different selections. Patterson will help fill the large void of Percy Harvin’s departure.
30. St. Louis Rams: ILB-Alec Ogletree, Georgia
-With the Manti Teo’ watch growing, the Rams took the first inside linebacker of the 2013 draft when they selected the All-SEC defender.
31. Dallas Cowboys: C-Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
-After not having any offensive linemen selected since the 20th pick, the Cowboys jumped back into the position when they chose the first true center prospect of the night.
32. Baltimore Ravens: S-Matt Elam, Florida
-The Super Bowl Champions closed out Thursday evening with the selection of Elam in an effort to somehow try and replace All-Pro safety Ed Reed.
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