2013 NFL Draft: Live blog, updates [VIDEO]

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    While the season proper might not start until September, the 2013 NFL Draft is the must see off-season event for any American football fan. Join us for updates and commentary from 10.00am AEST.

    The NFL Draft, making its first appearance in 1936, is now an established institution of American sport being beamed primetime to millions of viewers in the US and around the globe.

    This year the draft will once again be held in New York City’s world famous Radio City Music Hall, and promises to deliver all the drama and excess fans have come to associate with the NFL.

    Despite criticism that this year’s incarnation lacks the talent depth of last season’s draft that saw a host of high profile franchise quarterbacks selected, there are still plenty of reasons to get yourself ‘on the clock.’

    In particular for fans down under the presence of three Australians in the draft is sure to generate extra interest, with Alabama tattooed heavy weight Jesse Williams joined by punters Brad Wing (LSU) and Alex Dunnachie (Hawaii).

    While Williams has been predicted by many as a possibility to be selected in the draft’s first round (i.e. in the first 32 selected), Wing and Dunnachie are likely to go closer to being the draft’s ‘Mr Irrelevant’ (final player picked) than they are first cab off the rank.

    Elsewhere lookout for Kansas and Jacksonville’s critical early picks and controversial Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o – how have his stocks held up post BCS Championship game and combine debacle?

    And who the hell is his date?

    As well as this there’ll be the usual draft day shenanigans of expensive suits, teary phone calls and trying to guess which picks will boom and which will ‘bust,’ as desperate teams go to great lengths under extreme pressure to secure the cream of college talent.

    Join us at 10.00am AEST for all the action!

    Chris Chard is a sports humour writer commenting on the often absurd nature of professional sport. A rugby league fan boy with a good blend of youth and experience taking things one week at a time, Chris has written for The Roar since 2011. Tweet him @Vic_Arious

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    • Roar Guru

      DingoGray said | 10:56am | ! Report

      62 Picks gone…

      No Monstar????

    • 2:37pm
      Worlds Biggest said | 2:37pm | ! Report

      El Gusto, Williams was a borderline 1st rounder but more likely second round pick. No one anticipated so many O lineman going in rd 1 which obviously hindered his chances. He should go second rd and maybe My Niners will pick with the second selection.

    • 2:01pm
      Happy Feet said | 2:01pm | ! Report

      People are actually interested in this crap?

      And I thought soccer fans were starved for action.

    • 1:55pm
      Worlds Biggest said | 1:55pm | ! Report

      The Niners could have taken either Elam or Cyprien at 31, not move up and give up picks. Mmmm not sure about that one ! What a day for the O-Lineman, never have so many been drafted in the first round. 1 QB and no running back’s, extraordinary. What a big day tomorrow, there is so much talent on the boards. Chris great job mate, many thanks !

    • 1:54pm
      elGusto said | 1:54pm | ! Report

      So why no Monstar first round? What happened, most of the stuff i read put him in the second halve?

      • Columnist

        Chris Chard said | 2:24pm | ! Report

        In all honesty elGusto I watched the ESPN coverage and I don’t recall him getting a mention today, there are a lot of variables to take into account and even halfway through the draft people were touting him going in the low 30s

        A bit of a bummer, but he’ll get picked in the second round for sure

        • 3:45pm
          elGusto said | 3:45pm | ! Report

          Yeah it seems that alot of teams took risk today, and jessee while good, doesnt seem to have alot of “potential” in the sense that his physicality is his best asset and you kinda know what you will get at NFL level. Hopefully a good D team picks him up.

    • Columnist

      Chris Chard said | 1:52pm | ! Report

      Thanks for your company Roarers, I’m off to make fun of Cowboy fans!!


    • Columnist

      Chris Chard said | 1:51pm | ! Report

      And, umm, that’s the end of the first round of the draft!

      No Geno Smith, no Manti Teo and no Jesse Williams…still, an interesting rd2 tomorrow!

      For those who come in late here’s the re-cap;

      1. Chiefs – Eric Fisher – OT – Central Michigan
      2. Jaguars – Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A&M
      3. Dolphins – Dion Jordan – DE/OLB – Oregon
      4. Eagles – Lane Johnson – OT – Oklahoma
      5. Lions – Ezekiel Ansah – DE – BYU
      6. Browns – Barkevious Mingo – OLB – LSU
      7. Cardinals – Jonathan Cooper – OG – North Carolina
      8. Rams – Tavon Austin – WR – West Virginia
      9. Jets – Dee Milliner – CB – Alabama
      10. Titans – Chance Warmack – OG – Alabama
      11. Chargers – D.J. Fluker – OT – Alabama
      12. Raiders – D.J. Hayden – CB – Houston
      13. Jets – Sheldon Richardson – DT – Missouri
      14. Panthers – Star Lotulelei – DT – Utah
      15. Saints – Kenny Vaccaro – S – Texas
      16. Bills – E.J. Manuel – QB – Florida St.
      17. Steelers – Jarvis Jones – OLB – Georgia
      18. 49ers – Eric Reid – S – LSU
      19. Giants – Justin Pugh – OT – Syracuse
      20. Bears – Kyle Long – OG – Oregon
      21. Bengals – Tyler Eifert – TE – Notre Dame
      22. Falcons – Desmond Trufant – CB – Washington
      23. Vikings – Sharrif Floyd – DT – Florida
      24. Colts – Bjoern Werner – DE/OLB – Florida St.
      25. Vikings – Xavier Rhodes – CB – Florida St.
      26. Packers – Datone Jones – DE – UCLA
      27. Texans – DeAndre Hopkins – WR – Clemson
      28. Broncos – Sylvester Williams – DT – North Carolina
      29. Vikings – Cordarrelle Patterson – WR – Tennessee
      30. Rams – Alec Ogletree – LB – Georgia
      31. Cowboys – Travis Frederick – C – Wisconsin
      32. Ravens – Matt Elam – S – Florida

    • Columnist

      Chris Chard said | 1:45pm | ! Report

      Pick #32

      And the World Champion Ravens select…

      Matt Elam, Safety from Florida!

      The Ravens brush the high profile Manti Teo and instead have chosen Elam to help re-build their defense after losing some experience in the off-season!

      • 1:47pm
        Morfs said | 1:47pm | ! Report

        Well, we do have a need at safety. I suspect that, if Ozzie is looking to pick Teo, it’ll happen in the 2nd or 3rd. Who knows what surprises Ozzie has in store?

      • 1:52pm
        planko said | 1:52pm | ! Report

        Chris I have only just logged on but has Jesse been picked yet ?

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