2013 NFL Draft: Top 15 Picks Are In The Books

Al Bello

The top 15 picks have been selected and possible Colts keep falling... and falling... and falling...

Chargers No. 11 pick - OT D.J. Fluker (Alabama)

Another pick, another big boy off the board. The Chargers offensive line is hurting badly and losing Louis Vasquez in free agency was a big blow. The selection of Fluker is safe and adds some stability for Philip Rivers and the run game. Fluker should come in and immediately be a starter.

This is the third Alabama prospect (in a row) that has been drafted. Fluker has started 36 games for the Crimson Tide.

Raiders No. 12 pick (from MIA) - CB D.J. Hayden (Houston)

A lot of Colts fans were hoping for D.J. Hayden to fall to No. 24, but the Raiders weren't about to let that happen. More importantly than our desires as Colts fans is the amazing life story of Hayden, who was near death after internal bleeding. Hayden will move into a rebuilding mess in Oakland, but there's no reason to believe he can't be a factor in the Raiders eventual rise.

Jets No. 13 pick - DT Sheldon Richardson (Missouri)

An All-SEC second-team selection, Richardson led all interior defensive linemen in the conference with 75 tackles and 10.5 for a loss. Richardson was a bit of a late bloomer, coming on strong in the SEC in 2012.

Teams were concerned by his lack of consistency, but his big 2012 and incredibly strong performance against an NFL line in Alabama were enough for the Jets to justify selecting him.

Panthers No. 14 pick - DT Star Lotulelei (Utah)

Lotulelei (try spelling that ten times) showed his athleticism and versatility by playing both defensive end and nose tackle in Utah. He's the perfect fit for a 3-4 defense, as he can play inside or outside. Lotulelei will be a major force for the Panthers when paired up with Dwan Edwards.

Saints No. 15 pick - SS Kenny Vaccaro (Texas)

With Rob Ryan installed as the new defensive coordinator in New Orleans, the Saints are looking to totally forget about the embarrassing defensive display from 2012. Kenny Vaccaro is a big step towards making this transition and he should fit perfectly with Ryan's aggressive 3-4 approach.

Vaccaro is a versatile player that can play nickel back, like he did in college, or run with slot receivers, step for step. He's exceptional in man coverage and should benefit, as TJ Ward did, when Ryan was the coordinator in Cleveland.

# Round 1 - Team Player Pos. School
1 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
3 Miami Dolphins (from OAK) Dion Jordan DE Oregon
4 Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson OT Alabama
5 Detroit Lions Ziggy Ansah DE BYU
6 Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo DE LSU
7 Arizona Cardinals Jonathon Cooper OG North Carolina
8 St. Louis Rams (from BUF) Tavon Austin WR WVU
9 New York Jets Dee Milliner CB Alabama
10 Tennessee Titans Chance Warmack OG Alabama
11 San Diego Chargers D.J. Fluker OT Alabama
12 Oakland Raiders (from MIA) D.J. Hayden CB Houston
13 New York Jets (from TB) Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
14 Carolina Panthers Star Lotulelei DT Utah
15 New Orleans Saints Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas
16 Buffalo Bills (from STL)
17 Pittsburgh Steelers
18 Dallas Cowboys
19 New York Giants
20 Chicago Bears
21 Cincinnati Bengals
22 St. Louis Rams (from WAS)
23 Minnesota Vikings
24 Indianapolis Colts
25 Minnesota Vikings (from SEA)
26 Green Bay Packers
27 Houston Texans
28 Denver Broncos
29 New England Patriots
30 Atlanta Falcons
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Baltimore Ravens
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