2013 NFL Draft First-Round Grades

Thursday April 25th, 2013

The drafting of E.J. Manuel was easily the first round's biggest surprise. (Jason DeCrow/AP) The drafting of E.J. Manuel was easily the first round's biggest surprise. (Jason DeCrow/AP)

After all the measurements, speculation and smokescreens, the draft is finally here. Expectations are high for an unpredictable, eventful first round. Below, you can follow the links to read my grade for each pick in Thursday night's opening round.

Follow every pick of the 2013 NFL draft

1. Kansas City: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

2. Jacksonville: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

3. Miami: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon

4. Philadelphia: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

5. Detroit: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU

6. Cleveland: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU

7. Arizona: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

8. St. Louis: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

9. New York Jets: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

10. Tennessee: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama

11. San Diego: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

12. Oakland: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

13. New York Jets: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

14. Carolina: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

15. New Orleans: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

16. Buffalo: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State

17. Pittsburgh: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

18. San Francisco: Eric Reid, S, LSU

19. New York Giants: Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse

20. Chicago: Kyle Long, OG, Oregon

21. Cincinnati: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

22. Atlanta: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

23. Minnesota: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

24. Indianapolis: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

25. Minnesota: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

26. Green Bay: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

27. Houston: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

28. Denver: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

29. Minnesota: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

30. St. Louis: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

31. Dallas: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin

32. Baltimore: Matt Elam, S, Florida

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