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2013 NFL Draft: 20 Picks In And Geno Smith Is Sweating

Will Geno Smith be selected in the first round?

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Bills No. 16 pick (from STL) - QB EJ Manuel (FSU)

The Bills picked up Kevin Kolb, but this pick shows you how much confidence they have in the former Cardinal and Eagle. Quarterback is an obvious need and the Bills did enough research on quarterbacks for three drafts. This selection is why Geno Smith is sweating bullets as he waits for his name to be called.

Manuel is raw and he's a high-risk, high-reward pick.

Steelers No. 17 pick - OLB Jarvis Jones (Georgia)

They lose a great, but aging pass rusher in James Harrison and then replace him with one of the better pass rushing prospects in the draft. See how that works, people? Jones led the nation in sacks (14.5) and tackles for loss (24.5). Quick linebacker that can play inside or outside.

49ers No. 18 pick (from DAL) - FS Eric Reid (LSU)

The 49ers had a plan and they executed it perfectly. With Dashon Goldson getting paid in Tampa Bay, Eric Reid provides the Niners with a big, physical play maker who will absolutely pair with Donte Whitner to be one of the more dynamic safety combos in the league.

I love the pick and it's so Jim Harbaugh.

Giants No. 19 pick - OT Justin Pugh (Syracuse)

Pugh isn't a big name, but he's one of the more versatile linemen in the draft. He can play guard or tackle on either side and he's a seasoned collegiate starter.

Bears No. 20 pick - OG Kyle Long (Oregon)

The bloodline is definitely there with Kyle Long. His brother, Chris Long, is a defensive end in St. Louis and his dad, well, you know his dad. The Bears were rumored to be interested in Manti Te'o and Tyler Eifert at No. 20, but I like this pick better.

Jay Cutler needs time in the pocket to help prove his worth in a contract year and Long can be inserted as a starting guard, right away.

# 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) EJ Manuel QB FSU
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
18 San Francisco 49ers (from DAL) Eric Reid FS LSU
19 New York Giants Justin Pugh OT Syracuse
20 Chicago Bears Kyle Long OG Oregon
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