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|
|22||St. Louis Rams (from WAS)|
|25||Minnesota Vikings (from SEA)|
|26||Green Bay Packers|
|29||New England Patriots|
|31||San Francisco 49ers|