2013 NFL Re-Draft

In 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs held the first pick of the NFL Draft. Then, they were considering an offensive tackle, looking at Eric Fisher of Central Michigan and Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M. Both of these players have not lived up to their potential, so the Chiefs will be looking for a different player. Who will they take? Defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah and Sheldon Richardson are notable choices, or will the Chiefs go offense? Here is a look at the first round of the 2013 NFL Re-Draft:

Pick Team Original Pick New Pick
1. Kansas City Chiefs Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
2. Jacksonville Jaguars Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
3. Miami Dolphins Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
4. Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
5. Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri
6. Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
7. Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
8. St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss
9. New York Jets Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
10. Tennessee Titans Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
11. San Diego Chargers DJ Fluker, OG, Alabama Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
12. Oakland Raiders DJ Hayden, CB, Houston Keenan Allen, WR, California
13. New York Jets Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
14. Carolina Panthers Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
15. New Orleans Saints Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
16. Buffalo Bills EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
17. Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
18. San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid, S, LSU Eric Reid, S, LSU
19 New York Giants Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
20. Chicago Bears Kyle Long, OT, Oregon Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
21. Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
22. Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
23. Minnesota Vikings Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
24. Indianapolis Colts Björn Werner, DE, Florida State Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
25. Minnesota Vikings Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
26. Green Bay Packers Dante Jones, DE, UCLA Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
27. Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
28. Denver Broncos Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Dante Jones, DE, UCLA
29. Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
30. St. Louis Rams Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
31. Dallas Cowboys Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
32. Baltimore Ravens Matt Elam, S, Florida DJ Fluker, OG, Alabama

Breakdown of the Top 10:


  1. Kansas City Chiefs

Original: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

New: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson


Discussion: DeAndre Hopkins had a breakout season in 2015, proving himself as one of the best WRs in the NFL. The Chiefs would have a solid receiver for Alex Smith to throw the ball to.


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Original: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

New: Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State


Discussion: Le’Veon Bell has quickly established himself as a threat in both the running and passing game. The Jaguars have been trying to find a go-to back since Maurice Jones-Drew, and Bell would be the perfect player.


  1. Miami Dolphins

Original: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

New: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU


Discussion: While Dion Jordan has been a major letdown, Ezekiel Ansah has been anything but that. With Ansah having 14.5 sacks in 2015 (3rd in the NFL), the Dolphins make this an easy choice.


  1. Philadelphia Eagles

Original: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

New: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue


Discussion: Lane Johnson has been good so far of his career, but Kawann Short has been playing out of the world at defensive tackle. Short is the head of Carolina’s defensive line and would make a huge impact for the Eagles.


  1. Detroit Lions

Original: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

New: Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri


Discussion: With Ansah off the board, the Lions turn to another defensive end in Sheldon Richardson. While he may be the most talented player in this class, off the field issues cause him to fall to number five.


  1. Cleveland Browns

Original: Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

New: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame


Discussion: Barkevious Mingo has been ineffective, so the Browns choose to pass on him. Instead, Tyler Eifert is heading to Cleveland. Eifert improved tremendously in 2015 and is among the elite tight ends in the NFL.


  1. Arizona Cardinals

Original: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

New: Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU


Discussion: Although Tyrann Mathieu is a member of the Cardinals, there is no chance of him being available in the third round. Mathieu had Top-10 talent coming out of college, but drug charges off the field drew red flags for most teams. Mathieu has learned from his mistakes and was an All-Pro player in 2015.


  1. St. Louis Rams

Original: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

New: Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss


Discussion: Tavon Austin was not the threat at receiver that the Rams were hoping for in 2013. Instead of Austin, the Rams pick an underrated Jamie Collins with their pick. Collins has been a great all-around linebacker for the Patriots.

  1. New York Jets

Original: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

New: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington


Discussion: Dee Milliner was supposed to be a lockdown corner to pair with All-Pro Darrelle Revis. While he hasn’t lived up to these expectations, the Jets instead pick Desmond Trufant. Having a great career with the Falcons, the Jets get a guy that would help their defense compete in the AFC East.


  1. Tennessee Titans

Original: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

New: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma


Discussion: With all the talent in the Top-10, Lane Johnson falls all the way down to number 10 in the first round. The Titans line has been inconsistent for years, but Johnson would help improve their pass protection.


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