Raiders 2013 NFL Draft live blog: Round 1, picks 17-32


Here now for the second half of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In the first half of the draft, the Raiders traded down to pick 12 and selected Houston CB D.J. Hayden. Here's a link to the liveblog of the first half of Round 1.

Continuing on to the bottom half of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Round 1, Pick 17 Pittsburgh Steelers select -- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

--The Steelers get a steal here with a pass rusher who was slow at the combine but extremely productive in college.

Round 1, Pick 18 Dallas Cowboys TRADE pick to San Francisco 49ers

--With the pick the 49ers select Eric Reid, FS, LSU

-- The Niners use their plethora of picks to move up and pick the best available safety.

Round 1, Pick 19 New York Giants select -- Justin Pugh, G/T, Syracuse

-- The Giants use their pick on a solid offensive line prospect to provide more protection for Eli Manning.

Round 1, Pick 20 Chicago Bears select -- Kyle Long, G, Oregon

-- This is a bit of a surprise, as Long carried a second or third round grade, but there's no question the Bears needed offensive line help. Long was solid in college and has room to improve.

Round 1, Pick 21 Cincinnati Bengals select -- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

-- Eifert is the best TE in the draft and gives another weapon for Andy Dalton to use, perhaps teaming with Jermaine Gresham in two tight end sets.

Round 1, Pick 22, St. Louis Rams TRADE pick to Atlanta Falcons

-- With the pick the Falcons select -- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

-- Here the Falcons pick a good cover corner to replace the departed Dunta Robinson, who was physical but lacked pure cover skills.

Round 1, Pick 23, Minnesota Vikings select -- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

-- The Vikings replace the retiring Pat Williams with another hulking DT to play alongside Kevin Williams.

Round 1, Pick 24 Indianapolis Colts select -- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

-- The Colts draft the replacement to Dwight Freeney here with a very productive end who fell due to poor combine numbers.

Round 1, Pick 25 Minnesota Vikings select -- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

-- The Vikings continue to revamp their defense with a strong cornerback prospect. In their division with three excellent QBs they understand the importance of cornerbacks.

Round 1, Pick 26, Green Bay Packers select -- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

-- Green Bay addresses their woeful defense with a beastly defensive end who apparently has no neck. Jones terrorized the Pac-12 in 2012 and should slide in next to B.J. Raji.

Round 1, Pick 27 Houston Texans select -- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

-- The Texans may have finally found a decent WR to slot in opposite Andre Johnson. The Texans don't have many needs but this was one of them.

Round 1, Pick 28 Denver Broncos select -- Sylvester Williams, DT, UNC

-- The Broncos also don't have many needs but they draft a big DT to take the pressure off Von Miller and replace the departed Elvis Dumervil.

Round 1, Pick 29 New England Patriots TRADE pick to Minnesota

-- With the pick, the Vikings select -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

-- The Vikings traded away Percy Harvin and now give away four picks to New England for an intriguing but raw WR.

Round 1, Pick 30 St. Louis Rams select -- Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

-- Ogletree fell to the Rams here because of character issues. His production at Georgia was top notch.

Round 1, Pick 31 Dallas Cowboys select -- Travis Frederick, OG, Wisconsin

-- Many hadn't heard of this guy, myself included, but Wisconsin offensive linemen are always big, strong, and have nasty dispositions. The Cowboys need to protect their overpaid QB.

Round 1, Pick 32 Baltimore Ravens select -- Matt Elam, S, Florida

-- The Ravens find their replacement for Ed Reed here. Elam is big, fast, a huge hitter, and plays with reckless abandon. He is a ballhawk and a complete safety.

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