The 2013 NFL draft was one of the worst in memory. It has been five years since that fateful first round, and of the 32 players selected, just nine of them are still on the team that drafted them. There was some hidden talent later in the draft. Not a single quarterback appears in this redraft, which is pretty much unheard of. Overall, it was a solid draft class, the first round just really did not pan out as expected.
- Kansas City Chiefs
Original Selection: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
New Selection: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Fisher has put together a solid career in Kansas City, but not quite deserving of the top overall pick. He will still go later in this redraft, but instead, the Chiefs nab potentially the best right tackle in the whole league at this point.
- Jacksonville Jaguars
Original Selection: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
New Selection: Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
It was assumed there was three elite tackle prospects in this draft. Joeckel proved that wrong. He is currently out of the league and never really managed to solidify a spot in Jacksonville. The Jags take potentially the best player in the draft who fills a need and makes the Blaine Gabbert years a little more bearable.
- Oakland Raiders
Original Selection: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
New Selection: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
In 2013, the Raiders traded down with Miami and took the speedy Hayden. Instead, they keep their third overall selection and take a game changing receiver in Hopkins. Even with Terrelle Pyror as his quarterback, Hopkins would still emerge as a top flight receiver.
- Philadelphia Eagles
Original Selection: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
New Selection: David Bakhtari, T, Colorado
I debated this back and forth for a while, because Bakhtari might be one of the three best left tackles in the league. I basically would have switched Bakhtari with Johnson, but ultimately decided that Bakhtari needed a little more development right out of school. He still fills a need very nicely for the Eagles.
- Detroit Lions
Original Selection: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
New Selection: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
One of the few selections, that goes to the same team, Ansah was an athletic freak who panned out really well for the Lions. No reason to change the pick with him still on the board.
- Cleveland Browns
Original Selection: Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
New Selection: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
This was a tough choice between Rhodes and A.J. Bouye for Cleveland, who desperately needed another corner to start alongside Joe Hayden in his prime. Rhodes was just a bit more pro ready, which is exactly what the Browns needed.
- Arizona Cardinals
Original Selection: Johnathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
New Selection: Travis Fredrick, C, Wisconsin
Arguably the best player in the draft, he just doesn’t play a position that teams value as highly. Still, Fredrick warrants a top 10 selection and looks like a future Hall of Famer at center in Dallas. Arizona would prefer that to the uneven play of Cooper.
- Buffalo Bills
Original Selection: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
New Selection: Keenan Allen, WR, California
Buffalo actually traded back with the Rams and took the first of many quarterback busts. This time around, they nail this pick by taking the dynamic Allen. He may have some injury concerns, but his upside is still massive.
- New York Jets
Original Selection: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
New Selection: A.J. Bouye, CB, UCF
Needless to say the Jets were hoping for a game-changing corner when they drafted Milliner. Here, New York selects Bouye and steals a player who might now be the best corner in football. He took a year or two to truly take hold in Houston, but makes the massive jump from undrafted to top 10 pick.
- Tennessee Titans
Original Selection: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
New Selection: Kyle Long, G, Oregon
Right position, wrong player for Tennessee as Chance Warmack never lived up to the hype. Kyle Long has been a stud in Chicago since day one. He might even keep Jack Locker healthy for a few more years.
- San Diego Chargers
Original Selection: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
New Selection: Tyrann Mathieu, DB, LSU
With many of the top linemen gone in the past few picks, San Diego finds themselves taking the best player available, which at this point is undoubtedly Mathieu. The Honey Badger is a versatile playmaker. His injury issues are still a concern, but his talent alone makes him worth the selection.
- Miami Dolphins
Original Selection: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
New Selection: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Out of all of the bad moves mad in this draft, Miami might own the worst one. Dion Jordan registered two sacks as a rookie, then served three different suspensions, including one that lasted 15 months. Trufant on the other hand was an integral part of a Falcons defense that made it to the Super Bowl in 2017.
- New York Jets
Original Selection: Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri
New Selection: Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
While Richardson was no doubt productive in New York, this was not the right team for him as his off the field issues and lack of a true scheme fit caused him to flame out. The Jets haven’t had a good tight end since maybe Chris Baker. Kelce no doubt solves that problem.
- Carolina Panthers
Original Selection: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
New Selection: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
The Panthers actually landed Short in the second round of this draft. He has developed into one of the best pass rushing tackles in the league. It would be foolish to let him hang around.
- New Orleans Saints
Original Selection: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
New Selection: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
Slay is often over looked after spending years on bad Lions’ defenses, but his play has been one of the lone bright spots. New Orleans desperately needed improved secondary play for several years without finding much until recently.
- St. Louis Rams
Original Selection: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
New Selection: Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota State
I’m not buying for a second that Tavon Austin is worth a first round pick, much less trading up into the top 10. I would rather take Thielen, who took a few years to develop. Over the past two seasons, Thielen racked up 160 receptions for 2,243 yards and nine touchdowns. Austin has 71 catches for 556 yards and three scores.
- Pittsburgh Steelers
Original Selection: Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
New Selection: Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss
Jones never panned out so Pittsburgh takes Collins, which helps them and hurts the rival Patriots. Collins did a lot well in New England and even more recently in Cleveland to deserve this pick.
- Dallas Cowboys
Original Selection: Travis Fredrick, C, Wisconsin
New Selection: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
With Fredricks long gone, Dallas opts for another big body in the middle of the line. Warford started all 16 games as a rookie and made a Pro Bowl in 2017. He might have extended Tony Romo’s career a little bit.
- New York Giants
Original Selection: Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
New Selection: Sheldon Richardson, DE, Missouri
The other New York team gambles on the talent that Richardson brings to the table. The Giants had an aging defensive core including Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka. Richardson bridges the gap.
- Chicago Bears
Original Selection: Kyle Long, G, Oregon
New Selection: Micah Hyde, DB, Iowa
Long is off the board, so the Bears tab Hyde, who has proven his versatility over the years in Green Bay and now Buffalo. Chicago’s defense fell apart over the past few seasons and could have used a productive player like Hyde.
- Cincinnati Bengals
Original Selection: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
New Selection: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
Another example of right position, wrong player. Eifert had his moments, but fell off over the past few seasons. Ertz on the other hand has developed into one of the best all around tight ends in the NFL. He would do wonders for Andy Dalton.
- St. Louis Rams
Original Selection: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
New Selection: Eric Reid, S, LSU
Ogletree just left the Rams via a trade, so instead St. Louis grabs Reid. A hard hitter and solid cover man, Reid would make an immediate impact for a team that needed some new blood at safety. The team selected T.J. McDonald in the third round.
- Minnesota Vikings
Original Selection: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
New Selection: Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern State
Floyd never made the impact expected of him at the pro level. Williams has turned into a monster in the middle of Baltimore’s defense, eating up blocks and stuffing run plays. Minnesota could use a bit of that down the line.
- Indianapolis Colts
Original Selection: Bjorn Werner, DE, Florida State
New Selection: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
The first overall pick drops 23 spots, but eventually lands in Indy, where keeping Andrew Luck upright must be the priority. Fisher gives the Colts a right tackle opposite Anthony Castonzo, but more importantly a building block to reshape the line.
- Minnesota Vikings
Original Selection: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
New Selection: Robert Woods, WR, USC
Rhodes has been off the board for while now. Instead, the Vikings opt for a speedy playmaker who has proven to be a great chess piece when used correctly. Woods’ speed alone makes him valuable and might even make Christain Ponder watchable.
- Green Bay Packers
Original Selection: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
New Selection: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
Jones became the latest Packer to fail at providing a pass rush. Ogletree has some baggage, but if anyone could iron it out, it would be Green Bay. He would give the Packers another roaming linebacker to pair with Clay Matthews.
- Houston Texans
Original Selection: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
New Selection: Kenny Vaccarro, S, Texas
Obviously, it is wishful thinking for Hopkins to still be here. The Texans go with Kenny Vaccaro, who has been solid if unspectacular in New Orleans. He showed flashes of potential that Wade Phillips and Vance Joseph (both on the Houston staff at the time) could have pulled out of him.
- Denver Broncos
Original Selection: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
New Selection: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Williams was not the big man Denver thought it was getting. Lotulelei drops a bit but still finds a home as a pass rusher on one of the best offensive teams ever built.
- New England Patroits
Original Selection: Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss
New Selection: Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
If there was anyone who was going to turn Kiko Alonso into a star, it was Bill Belichick. Odds are the Patriots would still trade down from here, but Alonso offered a lot of potential despite the injury risk the New England is almost always willing to take.
- Atlanta Falcons
Original Selection: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
New Selection: Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
Trufant is off the board way before the Falcons can think about trading up for him. Instead, Atlanta takes a pass catching stud to pair with Julio Jones and aid Matt Ryan. Tony Gonzales was in his final year. Reed fills that void about as well as anyone could hope to.
- San Francisco 49ers
Original Selection: Eric Reid, S, LSU
New Selection: Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
Reid is gone, so the 49ers take another roaming safety in Jefferson. He has developed into a better than average corner who can press at the line and tackle. He would be a nice consolation prize for San Francisco with Reid already gone.
- Baltimore Ravens
Original Selection: Matt Elam, S, Florida
New Selection: J.C. Tretter, G, Cornell
Fast forward five years and Tretter is the starting center for the Browns. He is one of the better ones in the league and would help keep newly paid Joe Flacco clean after his stunning Super Bowl performance.