The Kansas City Chiefs held the top overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Chiefs selected Eric Fisher, marking the fourth time an offensive lineman was taken with the first pick. The Central Michigan product became the first player from the MAC ever selected number one. Fisher appeared in 14 games in 2013, making 13 starts.
2013 NFL Draft Top Ten
The run on offensive lineman continued in the top five picks of the 2013 NFL Draft. With the second pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel. After the Miami Dolphins took Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan with the third pick, the Philadelphia Eagles scooped up Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Jordan at number four. The Detroit Lions made BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah the fifth overall selection.
The top 10 was rounded out by:
- Cleveland Browns – Barkevious Mingo (DE, LSU)
- Arizona Cardinals – Jonathan Cooper (G, North Carolina)
- St. Louis Rams – Tavon Austin (WR, West Virginia)
- New York Jets – Dee Milliner (CB, Alabama)
- Tennessee Titans – Chance Warmack (G, Alabama)
A record-tying nine offensive lineman were taken in the first round.
Notes from the 2013 NFL Draft
For the first time in NFL history, no running backs were selected in the first round. North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard was the first running back taken off the board by the Cincinnati Bengals with the fifth pick in the second round (37th overall).
The New Orleans Saints forfeited their second round pick as part of their punishment for their involvement in a player bounty program. The Browns also relinquished their second round pick after taking wide receiver Josh Gordon in the 2012 Supplemental Draft.
Of the 254 players selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, 30 were defensive end, which led all positions. A total of 29 cornerbacks, 28 wide receivers and 27 linebackers were also selected. Four players were named to the Pro Bowl in their first season: San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Paterson, and Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy.
“Mr. Irrelevant” of the 2013 NFL Draft was tight end Justin Cunningham, who was taken by the Indianapolis Colts with the 254th pick.
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