The 2013 NFL Draft begins tonight with Round 1 of the annual event this evening, Rounds 2 & 3 on Friday, and the rest of the draft will conclude on Saturday. The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock by virtue of finishing the 2012 season with the worst record in the league. The Chiefs would not publicly say who they planned to select with the coveted first pick, and since there was no “clear-cut” No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, the Chiefs’ selection of OT Eric Fisher of Central Michigan was no real surprise to anyone. We did know that it wouldn’t be a running back, as there is a signifigant shortage of talent at that normally abundant position. In fact, there was no guarantee the Chiefs were even going to keep the pick.
A pretty uneventful day for Washington Redskins fans, who have no first round pick this year, or next. The Redskins traded their next two first-rounders away to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for the Rams’ pick in the 2012 Drat that landed Robert Griffin III in D. C. So the Redskins nation is not at all displeased with not having a pick tonight because they feel Griffin was worth three first round picks. (Just don’t tell that to St. Louis!)
After Kansas City, the Draft order had Jacksonville picking 2nd, the Jaguars selected OT Luke Joeckel of Texas A & M, Oakland traded the 3rd pick to the Miami Dolphins, who took Dion Jordan, LB from Oregon. The Philadelphia Eagles used the No. 4 pick to take Lane Johnson, OT from Oklahoma, and the Detroit Lions selected Ezekial Ansah, a DE from Brigham Young to round out the picks in the top five. The world champion Baltimore Ravens, of course, have the final pick of the night.