Oakland trades no.3 to Miami for no.12, no.42, and 2014 no.3
Cleveland trades no.6 to San Diego for 1.11 and 3.14
Arizona trades no.7 to St.Louis for no.16 and 2.14
Tampa Bay trades no.13 pick for NYJ defensive back Darrelle Revis
Indianapolis trades 24 for Buffalo’s no.41 & 2014 2nd round pick.
1. KC - Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon.
Journalists have said that it’s Fisher. Players & Analysts say it’s Jordan. 5 months ago, this would’ve surprised me. Right now I’m happier than a father in a waiting room. Hali will likely play Elephant, Jordan on Strong, Houston on weak, Johnson on Mike.
2. JAX - Geno Smith, QB, WVu
Gus Bradley saw what change-of-culture Russell Wilson brought. The same will happen with Geno in Jacksonville. GMs are told to draft QBs earlier rather than later in their career. I think this is a risky move but safe for a team that needs to score points.
3. MIA - Luke Joeckel , T , Texas A&M
In the end, the Albert trade won’t happen. Fisher might have more upside but Joeckel knows Tannehill and has played against more pro style defenses / formations.
4. PHI - Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
Hard to say if Philadelphia moves out of this spot. Arizona could be a possibility if 1,2,3 end up this way. Floyd is a great hometown stories. Perhaps one of the greatest. Reminds me a bit of Sapp.
5. DET - Eric Fisher , T, Central Michigan
Where this draft lacks in high name QBs and mind-blowing WRs/RBs , it gains in great stories. Fisher gets to stay home and play in Detroit. Perhaps he is the missing piece of a championship caliber team.
6. SD - Lane Johnson, T, Oklahoma
San Diego had to make this pick. I know their O-Line needs a ton of help but the drop off at Left Tackle after Johnson is pretty tall. My gut says Cleveland needs a ton of pieces and they’ll get 1 of 3 DB prospects at 11.
7. STL - Tayvon Austin, WR, West Virginia
When Fisher has the fastest men on the field, he usually wins. This is the make or break year for Bradford against a deadly division. He’ll enjoy this pick.
8. BUF - Cordelle Patterson , WR, Tenn
Probably not on a lot of drafts. But I don’t see a certain Buffalo owner taking out his credit card to pay for a draft party (which could be his last ) that results in a Guard. See later end.
9. NYJ - Dee Milliner , DB , Alabama
Jets lose Revis but gain Milliner. Also gain a later pick to get better on defense.
10. TEN - Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU
Ansah and Sheldon Richardson come off as top 10 picks. Only one makes it here. I’m not sure if Wimbley will ever do better than 6 sacks. Ansah might need a year to progress. This is the right spot for a future freak to land.
11. CLE - Xavier Rhodes, DB, Florida St
Cleveland gains an extra pick and still gets a terrific corner at 11. Rhodes is a tad bit better against taller targets. Especially those lining up on the right side in quick throw situations.
12. OAK - Star Lotulelei , DT , Utah
A solid move by Reggie McKenzie. He gets a player that was on his radar at 3 and gets an extra 2nd round pick. Star is a mammoth anchor that has Raider written all over him.
13. NYJ - Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
Mingo is a developmental prospect, Jones is risky but won’t take too long to make an impact in the Jets 3-4. Jets get 2 potential Superstars before we’re half-way through this draft.
14. CAR - Sheldon Richardson , DT, Mizzou
I’m not sure Richardson stays here. Richardson is a top 10 talent. But Carolina gets him at 14 because of the WR, DB love. Nice pick up for Ron Rivera.
15. NO - DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama
The free agent market for tackle isn’t that great. Fluker is an upgrade over the options at LT. Could go to right if they find a better replacement next year.
16. AZ - Melenik Watson , OT , Florida St
I almost put Kyle Long here. But Watson is a heck of an athletic prodigy and perhaps the safer choice.
17. PIT - Barkevious Mingo, LB, LSU
I’ve seen Mingo go as high as no.2 on some mocks, but Pittsburgh seems like a logical place. Same fears I have for Mingo are the ones I had for Ayers. He needs to be in the right scheme to make it. Pittsburgh knows how to develop superstars.
18. DAL - Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
It’s between guard and safety. I went with the local kid who is a beast.
19. NYG - Chance Warmack , G, Alabama
Some say Warmack is the best player in the draft. Giants get a Giant who could play the position for 10 years.
20. CHI - Kyle Long , T, Oregon
I think Brian comes back and peace is made. Long is drafted a bit higher than some fans want, but he’s a day-in-and-out Left Tackle. The one thing Bears fans have wanted for over a decade.
21. CIN - Bjoern Werner , DE, Florida St
Werner falls down here. Ends up playing for a defensive legend on a team with a ton of upside.
22. STL - Matt Elam, S, Florida
Elam moves into a secondary that has to be one of the best in 2013.
23. MIN - Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
I don’t think it’ll be Te’o. Minter is as impressive on tape and is better in coverage.
24. BUF - EJ Manuel , QB, FSU
I think Buffalo starts making phone calls to get Manuel (not Nassib). Manuel feels like a Russel Wilson type of story where people see him as a back up but his determination gets him into the starting line up on week 1.
25. MIN - Justin Hunter, WR, Tenn
Hunter is 6’4 and can fly. Great vertical. Crossing him with Rudolph is what Ponder will want.
26. Green Bay - Tyler Eiffert, TE, Notre Dame
I could see GB and Atlanta starting a bidding war and moving up for this guy. Notre Dame has had a great splash of tight ends over the past few years. The latest great is Pro Bowl MVP Kyle Rudolph. Eiffert is more of a tall WR than bulky TE, but will look excellent in the Green Bay spread.
27. Houston Texans - DeAndre Hopkins, WR , Clemson
Da’Rick Rodgers was another option. Houston could surprise us here and go BPA (Trufant?) but I’ll stick with the experts that love Hopkins in a Texans uniform.
28. Atlanta Falcons - Desmond Trufant, DB, Washington
I don’t think Eiffert is a high priority. The Falcons gutted multiple starters to re-sign others. Defensive Tackle and Corner are still a possibility.
29. New England Patriots - Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
I feel like this is a Belichick move. Hunt has the athletic size and ability to wrap around the QB’s blind spot.
30. Denver Broncos - Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio St
Denver needs a space eater. Hankins fits that bill.
31. San Francisco 49ers - Jon Cyprien, S, Florida Int
Cyprien is nasty and angry. Could end up being a Pro Bowler in this defense.
32. Baltimore Ravens - Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
The Ray Lewis-less era begins with a talented but somewhat immature linebacker being drafted by Ozzie Newesome.