Redrafting the 1st Round of the 2013 NFL Draft

Below is the way the 2013 draft should have gone if teams knew how the players would have ended up. I have added trades I believe are logical. This draft includes players like Travis Kelce, Darius Slay, Zach Ertz, Le'veon Bell, Tyrann Mathieu, and Adam Thielen, who went undrafted.

(1) Kansas City Chiefs

Original pick: Eric Fisher OT/Central Michigan

New pick: Eric Fisher OT/Central Michigan

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Eric Fisher has been a very high achiever in his time with the Chiefs. He has missed only 10 games in 8 years and has earned a Pro Bowl nod. He remains their best offensive lineman since being drafted and has only 50 penalties in his career. He was kind of a building block for the rebuild you see today. There is no reason why the Chiefs should have taken anyone else with the #1 pick.

(2) Jacksonville Jaguars

Original pick- Luke Joeckel OT/Texas A&M

New pick- Lane Johnson OT/Oklahoma

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Lane Johnson is a very good pick. Like Fisher, he has missed very little games and is at fault for only 45 penalties in his 8-year career. Johnson has missed 21 games so far. Lane has 3 Pro Bowls and a First-Team All-Pro under his belt. He has kept pass rushers away from his QBs and the Jaguars were in rebuild mode a year later.

(3) Miami Dolphins

Original pick- Dion Jordan DE/Oregon

New pick- DeAndre Hopkins WR/Clemson

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The 2012 Dolphins were a wreck, with the 2013 Dolphins needing everything but a QB, I believe they would have selected DeAndre Hopkins. I feel like this pick would have set the Miami franchise in a whole different direction. Tannehill had no one in Miami through his time there, Hopkins would give him that go-to target. Tannehill might have not even Miami and who knows what the Dolphins would have picked in later drafts. Hopkins would have given the 2nd year QB a reliable target and less pressure off the run game. Dion Jordan never did anything which prompted Miami to pick differently in the later years. Hopkins has 4 pro Bowls and 3 First-team All-Pro nods in his 8-year career.

(4) Philadelphia Eagles

Original pick- Lane Johnson OT/Oklahoma

New pick- Travis Kelce TE/Cincinnati

PC: Kansas City Chiefs

The brother to Philly's center Jason Kelce, Travis Kelce was originally picked in the 3rd round. Kelce would play the same as Zach Ertz, who they drafted in the 2nd round, but with less injury risk and more passion. Travis has earned 5 Pro Bowls and 2 First-Team All-Pro honors so far in his career. Philadelphia could have gone with a tackle but there would be more tackles later in other drafts. Kelce is a big red zone target, like Ertz, and plays like a receiver. Travis has more passion and energy than Ertz, which makes players around him more energetic.

(5) Detroit Lions

Original pick- Ziggy Ansah DE/BYU

New pick- Darius Slay CB/Mississippi State

Creator: Chris Szagola | Credit: AP

Although Darius did get selected by the Lions later on in the draft, knowing what we know now, teams that picked corners that didn't work out would select him before the first round is over. Slay has been a great player with 19INTs and over 300 tackles so far in his career. He has earned 3 Pro Bowl honors and a First-Team All-Pro selection. He has remained fairly healthy and hasn't missed more than 3 games in a season. Ansah is injury-prone and eventually barely saw the field due to injuries, that's why I would not take him at pick 5.

(6) Cincinnati Bengals(Trade with Cleveland)

Original pick- Barkevious Mingo DE/LSU(CLE)

New pick- Zach Ertz TE/Stanford (CIN)

PC: Philadelphia Eagles

Cincinnati trades down from #21 to #6 and grabs Zach Ertz. What actually happened was at #21, Cincinnati picked Tyler Eifert. Eifert has been injury-prone and is not with the team anymore. Zach Ertz would give the Bengals a receiver at tight end and would get more use out of him. He's a very similar player and build to Travis Kelce. Zach has missed a total of four games and has 36 career touchdowns. Imagine a young and healthy A.J. Green, Giovani Bernard, Marvin Jones, and defense with Zach Ertz, that would be dangerous. Plus, they haven't had any luck with tight end since 2013. Ertz has earned 3 Pro Bowl honors.

(7) Arizona Cardinals

Original pick- Jonathan Cooper OG/North Carolina

New pick- Brain Winters OG/Kent State

Brain Winters was picked late in the draft but has become a solid lineman. He had a tough rookie year but hasn't allowed anything above 5 sacks per year since 2013. Winters would help much more than Cooper, who has been on 6 teams since 2013 and has not lived up to being a top 10 pick. Brian has cut down on the penalties over time. He now is a Buffalo Bill and is doing good so far, a good pick at 6 for the Cardinals.

(8) St.Louis Rams

Original pick- Tavon Austin WR/West Virginia

New pick- Jamie Collins OLB/Southern Miss

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The Rams ended up picking Alec Ogletree later in the 1st round with another 1st round pick. Drafting an OLB and ILB was huge considering how successful they both are and how much help they needed at those positions. No receivers to be picked this high up so why not add disruptive players to your defense when they already had a sub-par offense. Jamie Collins has 11INTs and 25.5 sacks in his career so far. He has earned a Pro Bowl honor in 2015.

(9) New York Jets

Original pick- Dee Milliner CB/Alabama

New pick- Xavier Rhodes CB/Florida St.

Creator: Zach Bolinger | Credit: AP

Dee Miller didn't make it far with the Jets. With the lack of talent on the Jets roster and considering how Rhodes turned out, this seems like a logical spot for him to go during the draft. Is he a little high, yes but with Darrelle Revis leaving, Rhodes will take over his spot. Rhodes has 12 INTs and can come up and make a tackle.

(10) Tennessee Titans

Original pick- Chance Warmack OG/Alabama

New pick- Keenan Allen WR/California

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The Titans have had little luck with drafting receivers until 2019. Nothing really has to be said because we all know how Keenan effects an offense. Allen has four 1000+ yard seasons and has missed 36 of his 90 career games. He has also made the Pro Bowl in the last 3 seasons. If Allen stayed in Tennessee then they would have a great receiving core and may not have waisted a pick on Mariota.

(11) San Diego Chargers

Original pick- DJ Fluker OT/Alabama

New pick- David Bakhtiari OT/Colorado

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Bakhtiari is one of the top tackles in the league now, the Packers drafted him in the 4th round. Fluker wasn't a franchise tackle and never gave that spark the Chargers drafted him for. The Chargers had a fairly young O-line and if they added Bakhtiari, Ryan Matthews and future backs would've had a stronger line to run behind, plus Philip Rivers would be protected more. Bakhtiari is one of the stronger tackles of the draft. He is worth the pick here considering hoe good he is in Green Bay.

(12) Oakland Raiders

Original pick- DJ Hayden CB/Houston

New pick- Tyrann Mathieu S/CB/LSU

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Tyrann Mathieu was drafted originally in the third round. Should I have him drafted by the Cardinals, maybe? With the Raiders, they haven't had any booming safeties that can change a game. Mathieu offers them that at #12. I think we all know how good he is. DJ Hayden was never really anything special, he didn't have many INTs or tackles, he also couldn't play both DB positions. Tyrann has a Pro Bowl and two First-Team All-Pros under his belt and looks good so far this season. Hayden just left the Raiders to join the Jaguars and is on IR. Mathieu has played more games than DJ and has a higher motor.

(13) New York Jets

Original pick- Sheldon Richardson DT/Missouri

New pick- Rick Wagner OT/Wisconsin

Rick Wagner, despite being drafted low, has been fairly good. He doesn't allow many sacks and doest have many penalties. Last season, he allowed 3.5 sacks, in his career he allowed 23 sacks. Maybe a reach here, but as the Jets O-line gets old and worse, Wagner may possibly encourage the team to spend more in free agency on offensive lineman for the future.

(14) Carolina Panthers

Original pick- Star Lotulelei DT/Utah

New pick- Kawann Short DT/Purdue


Short was originally drafted in the 2nd round by the Panthers. The player they drafted in the first round did not live up to his standard and is no longer with the team. Kawann Short was a big part of the Panthers 2015 Super Bowl run and their run-stopping game. In 2015 he had 11 sacks, 15 TFLs, 3 FFs, 3 fumble recovery's, and 55 tackles, earning himself Pro Bowl honors. He looks to be the best defensive tackle in the 2013 draft class and is up there as the best defensive lineman of the entire class.

(15) New Orleans Saints

Original pick- Kenny Vaccaro SS/Texas

New pick- Travis Fredrick C/Wisconsin

PC: Dallas Cowboys

With Brian De La Puente leaving after the 2013 season, the Saints needed a center and a start of revamping their O-line. Travis Fredrick was the leader of the Cowboys offensive line through his career and I can only imagine he would do the same for New Orleans. He only had 20 penalties and never missed a game. He earned 5 straight Pro Bowl nods(2014-2019) and a First-team All-Pro selection in 2016. Fredrick was a wall and a key feature in DeMarco Murray's 1845 yard and 13 touchdown season.

(16) Buffalo Bills

Original pick- EJ Manuel QB/Florida St.

New Pick- Robert Woods WR/USC

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Another player originally drafted by the team that redrafts them in this redraft. Woods wasn't picked until the 2nd round but he is playing like a first-rounder. Robert Woods exploded when he signed with the Rams in 2017. Woods has had back-to-back 1000+ yard seasons from 2018-2019. If Woods would have stayed with Buffalo and came around as he did in LA, the Bills offense would be much more dangerous then it is now. Robert is definitely a top receiver from the 2013 class and is accompanied by great talent. This is obviously the better pick because EJ Manuel was a complete bust and never played anywhere close to how he played in college.

(17) Pittsburgh Steelers

Original pick- Jarvis Jones OLB/Georgia

New pick- Desmond Trufant CB/Washington

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A solid and consistent corner throughout his career, Trufant would fit well into the Steelers' defense and provide a pretty good coverage platform. Yes, the Steelers needed linebacker help at this time, but the team drafted Vince Williams in the 6th round who remains as the teams starting ILB. Pittsburgh always needs help in the secondary and they do not do well at drafting DBs. Desmond is a Detroit Lion now. Jarvis Jones never reached NFL potential during his time in the pros.

(18) San Francisco 49ers

Original pick- Eric Reid FS/LSU

New pick- Logan Ryan CB/Rutgers

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Maybe picked a little high, Logan Ryan has been decent over his career. Instead of a hotheaded FS like Eric Reid(who isn't on an NFL team), the 49ers are drafting a team player in Ryan. The 49ers could have traded back, but this is the best remaining DB on the board and if they weren't going to take him, someone would in the coming picks. Logan Ryan has 17 career INTs and 10 FFs, along with 516 career tackles and 80 passes defended. He can play safety or corner but has been played at CB mainly in his career while seeing some time at safety like he currently is doing with the New York Giants.

(19) New York Giants

Original pick- Justin Pugh OT/Syracuse

New pick- Terron Armstead OT/Arkansas–Pine Bluff

PC: New Orleans Saints

Terron Armstead is a name Saints know. Although he is injured quite often, Armstead is a solid body on any offensive line. He starts all the games until injury and has started all 4 games into 2020. At this point, the Giants will take any player that is still in the league, and it happens to be a pretty decent blocking offensive lineman.

(20) Chicago Bears

Original pick- Kyle Long OG/Oregon

New pick- Adam Thielen WR/Minnesota State-Mankato

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Thielen went undrafted and has turned himself into a #1 receiver. I have him going to Chicago because they haven't had a true #1 receiver since Brandon Marshall, plus Thielen is in their division. Thielen took not being drafted into a challenge and battled his way onto an NFL roster. The Bears were close to releasing longtime RB Matt Fortè at the time. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery were the top receivers on the team, both receivers left and Marshell left s a few years later, Adam would have perfect. Now, the Chicago offense lacks receivers and struggles to move the ball, Thielen would have been a perfect pick here.

(21) Cleveland Browns(Trade with Cincinnati)

Original pick- Tyler Eifert TE/Notre Dame

New pick- Terrance Williams WR/Baylor

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The former Cowboy was a solid #2 while behind Dez Bryant. if he was drafted to Cincinnati, he would likely be the #2 there because both Sanu and Jones left, as well as the Bengals having very little receiver help after them. Williams is for sure a bit of a reach here but he would be more of a short pass and deep route runner type of receiver with the Bengals. Terrance played all 16 games until his suspension in 2018, which led to his release.

(22) Atlanta Falcons

Original pick- Desmond Trufant CB/Washington

New pick- Kenny Vaccaro SS/Texas

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Kenny Vaccaro has started every game he has played. His stats don't pop out at you, but he makes open-field tackles and is a pretty good defensive backfield stop. he doesn't necessarily get interceptions, he's more of a hitting and tackling safety. Vaccaro is worth a first-round pick and is a building piece of a growing defense for any team to pick up during the draft. He is more of a glue piece instead of a standout player. But for Atlanta, Vaccaro is a good defensive back pick.

(23) Minnesota Vikings

Original pick- Sharrif Floyd DT/Florida

New pick- Brandon Williams DT/Missouri Southern

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A run-stopping machine for Baltimore, the Vikings still take a D-tackle with the 23rd pick. Brandon Williams isn't an every-down player. He's a goal-line, short-yardage guy. Brandon Williams earned Pro Bowl honors in 2018 with 34 tackles and a sack. What makes Williams so good is that he can play defensive end as well, he's a chess piece on the D-line. An unmovable force in the trenches, Brandon Williams is the best pick since Minnesota was looking for a D-lineman.

(24) Indianapolis Colts

Original pick- Bjoern Werner DE/Florida St.

New pick- Le'veon Bell RB/Michigan State

Creator: Rich Barnes | Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Le'veon Bell or Trent Richardson, who would you rather have? At the time, Indianapolis had Trent Richardson who ended up being a bust. Bell would serve them with a great run game and hid abilities to line up as a receiver with T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne and catch the ball. The Colts had a pretty decent O-line so Bell would have been fine, if he stuck with them until 2020, he would be running behind a top 5 O-line. If Le'veon Bell was drafted at this spot, the Colts could have gone deeper in the playoffs and he may have had fewer injuries.

(25) Minnesota Vikings

Original pick- Xavier Rhodes CB/Florida St.

New pick- Duron Harmon SS/Rutgers-New Brunswick

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Patriots' fans nicknamed him "The closer" because of his late and game-sealing interceptions. Harmon has experienced all over the secondary and has recently started playing the strong safety position. So far, he has 18 career interceptions, 195 career tackles, and is always around the ball. He would be a good chess piece in Minnesota's secondary, they do quite a few CB blitzes, and Harmon has done some in New England and Detroit. Harmon is more useful than people know, he would be a starter in the Minnesota secondary for years to come.

(26) Green Bay Packers

Original pick- Datone Jones DE/UCLA

New pick- Latavius Murray RB/UCF

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Murray was originally drafted in the 6th round, he sure doesn't play like one. Murray had a big second year with the Raiders, he rushed for 1066 yards and 6TDs. In his final year in Oakland, he scored 12 TDs. He has shown he can be a #1 back or share time like he is doing right now in New Orleans. With Green Bay, Murray would be the starting back and they would not have drafted Eddie Lacy. Murray topped 600 yards in his shared role with Alvin Kamara, imagine if he was a full-time #1 back again, especially behind a good O-line at the time. Murray would be a receiving back as well, serving Aaron Rodgers with an elusive option out of the backfield.

(27) Houston Texans

Original pick- DeAndre Hopkins WR/Clemson

New pick- Kenny Stills WR/Oklahoma

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Currently, with Houston, Kenny Stills broke out in his second season, then again in Miami. The Texans were about to ship Andre Johnson off in a couple of years and there was no receiver to take his place. That would give Kenny Stills time to learn behind him and develop differently than he did originally. He has almost 700 yards and 5 touchdowns with Houston in 2 years. Stills is a deep threat who can catch and run. I firmly believe he would have a better career if he was originally drafted by the Texans.

(28) Denver Broncos

Original pick- Sylvester Williams DT/North Carolina

New pick- Sheldon Richardson DT/Missouri

Creator: Christian Petersen | Credit: Getty Images

Denver loves their defense. Sheldon Richardson is the run stopper they would love. He has 28.5 career sacks, along with 411 tackles and 9 FFs. He has remained healthy over his career and like Brandon Williams, he is a chess piece among the defensive line because he can play DE. He has been a little slow with Cleveland, but he isn't an every-down lineman, they are using him as a run stopper.

(29) Minnesota Vikings

Original pick- Cordarralle Patterson WR/Tennessee

New pick- Vance McDonald TE/Rice

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In the early 2010s, the Vikings loved their tight ends. Minnesota should draft Vance McDonald because of his physicality and blocking ability. Vance could lineup as a receiver or be apart of a 2 TE duo like he is doing in Pittsburgh now. The question is if he is a first-round talent, in my opinion, I think it's how a team would use him. Minnesota would have used him right away as a blocking TE than a receiving tight end. McDonald broke out in 2018 and has then since been on the low because of injuries. In a pass-heavy offense, he would have more success.

(30) St.Louis Rams

Original pick- Alec Ogletree LB/Georgia

New pick- Alex Okafor DE/Texas

Okafor has been pretty consistent throughout his career. Drafted by the Cardinals in the middle rounds, Alex has totaled 27.5 sacks and 179 tackles. He gets to the quarterback quite a bit and stops rushers in the backfield. Okafor can play linebacker as well, which is good in 3-4 defenses. He would produce better than Ogletree and would have been alongside Micheal Brockers, James Lauarinaitis, Chris Long, and Robert Quinn.

(31) Dallas Cowboys

Original pick- Travis Fredrick C/Wisconsin

New pick- Kyle Long OG/Oregon

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Kyle Long is now retired and is enjoying it. He had a productive 8-year career with the Bears. Arizona could've used the 3-time Pro Bowler on their O-line. Travis Fredrick has already been drafted in this redraft, but in real life, he is retired as well. Kyle Long helped support the Chicago run game and mauled anyone who got in his way. He helped protect Jay Cutler and Mitch Trubisky. He rarely got penalties, his 26 career penalties showed he was a disciplined player. Sounds like Travis Fredrick to me.

(32) Baltimore Ravens

Original pick- Matt Elam FS,SS/Florida

New pick- Robert Alford CB/Southeastern Louisiana

PC: Arizona Cardinals

Matt Elam played a few seasons in the NFL. Robert Alford has been injuries the past two seasons but before that, he has been pretty good for the Falcons. 10 career INTs and 303 tackles, along with being healthy and forcing fumbles. Alford could easily play safety if Baltimore really wanted him too. Alford would fit in with the Ravens scheme because of his size, and could also play nickel or dime CB. He can play anywhere in the secondary, which would be very useful for the then reigning Super Bowl champions.

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