Monday 22 January 2018 / 07:07 AM

Draft: Day 1

The NFL Draft began in prime time on Thursday night. Take a look at how the first round played out.

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

A bit of surprise with the first pick which just proves that this draft was pretty lousy in terms of “for sure” type of players. Eric Fisher is a good pick but it will be interesting to see who has the better career between him and Luke Joeckel.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

Maybe Jacksonville would trade down but after seeing Joeckel fall it made it easier to select.

3. Miami Dolphins: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon

Speed burns. Or in this case, makes you a lot more money than you thought.

4. Philadelphia Eagles, Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

5. Detroit Lions: Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU

6. Cleveland Browns: Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

Maybe a reach but Mingo has loads of talent on the defensive side of the ball.

7. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Cooper, OG, UNC

8. St. Louis Rams: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Best wide receiver in the draft and St. Louis traded up to get him.

9. New York Jets: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

No Darrelle Revis means New York needed to take a cornerback in the draft.

10. Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

11. San Diego Chargers: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

Philip Rivers needs more protection so this was an obvious pick.

12. Oakland Raiders: DJ Hayden, CB, Houston

13. New York Jets: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

14. Carolina Panthers: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

15. New Orleans Saints: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

16. Buffalo Bills: EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State

This was the “wow” pick of the first round. EJ Manuel was questioned to even have a future as a starting quarterback in the NFL but now he’s a first round pick.

Interesting selection but Buffalo does need to upgrade that position. I just think that maybe they selected the wrong guy.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

18. San Francisco 49ers: Eric Reid, S, LSU

19. New York Giants: Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse

20. Chicago Bears: Kyle Long, OG, Oregon

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

Cincinnati is loaded with youthful talent and now they have the best tight end in the draft. Nice pick.

22. Atlanta Falcons: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

Atlanta needed to upgrade its secondary so this pick makes sense.

23. Minnesota Vikings: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

24. Indianapolis Colts: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

25. Minnesota Vikings: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

26. Green Bay Packers: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

27. Houston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

Houston needed to find somebody to place on the opposite side of Andre Johnson and they’re hoping Hopkins is that type of talent.

28. Denver Broncos: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

29. Minnesota Vikings: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

30. St. Louis Rams: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

31. Dallas Cowboys: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin

32. Baltimore Ravens: Matt Elam, S, Florida

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