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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719334 NFL Draft: First round winners and losers NFL+Draft%3A+First+round+winners+and+losers NFL

Though it may seem a little early to deem “Winners” and “Losers” of the 2013 NFL Draft after just one day, there are some teams and players who are a bit happier than others heading into Friday. I’m just one man with an opinion, but here’s my scorecard. — Peter Schrager

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719341 Winner: St. Louis Rams Winner%3A+St.+Louis+Rams NFL

The Rams gave up an awful lot to bring Tavon Austin to St. Louis, but he was the guy they’ve been targeting for weeks. If you get who you want, it’s a home run in my book. St. Louis sent the No. 16, No. 46, No. 78, and No. 222 pick to Buffalo for Austin and the Bills’ third-round pick. A dynamic 5-foot-8, 170-pound playmaker, Austin doesn’t fit the mold for the typical wide receiver selected in the top 10. That said, with the Jets reportedly chomping at the bit to select Austin at No. 9, the Rams did what they had to do to get their guy. Then, GM Les Snead contacted his former colleague in Atlanta, Thomas Dimitroff, and traded back to the 30 spot. With that selection, St. Louis addressed its need at linebacker and selected Alec Ogletree. Ogletree, who likely slipped because of the off-the-field issues surrounding him (four-game suspension in 2012; a DUI before the Combine), is a converted safety with terrific athletic ability. Jeff Fisher has a history of taking risks on guys with character red flags (see Janoris Jenkins, Adam Jones and Albert Haynesworth) and took a ball player. The Seahawks and 49ers have dominated headlines all offseason. Very quietly, there has been a third team in the NFC West loading up, too. With the additions of Jake Long and Jared Cook in free agency and now Austin and Ogletree, the Rams are not to be overlooked in 2013.

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719342 Loser: New York Jets Loser%3A+New+York+Jets NFL

The Jets picked up two players who can make immediate impacts next season in Dee Mililner and Sheldon Richardson. From all my sources, though, they really wanted Tavon Austin, the wide receiver selected by the Rams just one pick earlier. Jets fans are usually animated — for better or worse — at Radio City. On Thursday, they were apathetic and indifferent. To be completely honest, they seemed defeated.

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719340 Winner: Offensive linemen Winner%3A+Offensive+linemen NFL

Who said quarterbacks and wide receivers get all the love? While just one quarterback was taken on Thursday, 10 offensive linemen were selected, including three of the first five picks. Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel became the first offensive tackles to go 1-2 in a draft since 1968. The biggest surprise, perhaps, was Oregon guard/tackle Kyle Long going 20th to Chicago. The son of NFL on FOX personality Howie Long, Kyle joins his brother Chris as first-round picks.

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719343 Loser: Quarterbacks Loser%3A+Quarterbacks NFL

Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Ryan Nassib, Landry Jones, Mike Glennon and Tyler Wilson were all rumored to be first-round picks at one point or another in the pre-draft process. After 32 selections, only Florida State gunslinger E.J. Manuel was drafted. Smith, linked as high as No. 2 to Jacksonville by pundits, has already notified members of the media that he will not be in the green room on Friday. For the first time since 2000, there was no quarterback taken in the top five. The bright side for these kids? Russell Wilson wasn’t selected until the third round in 2012.

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719339 Winner: Minnesota Vikings Winner%3A+Minnesota+Vikings NFL

With their two first-round picks, they drafted two defensive players who had top-15 grades at No. 23 and 25. By adding Sharrif Floyd, a versatile defensive tackle out of Florida, and Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes, the Vikings made two very strong — if not incredibly sexy — moves.  Kevin Williams can mentor Floyd for at least a year, while Rhodes can be Antoine Winfield's replacement. But Rick Spielman wasn’t done with those two selections. Right before the end of the evening, Minnesota jumped back into the first round, swapped with New England, and grabbed Cordarelle Patterson with the 29th pick. After Tavon Austin, most pundits had the 6-foot-2 do-everything game-breaker out of Tennessee as the next wide receiver on the board. Patterson’s numbers — 46 catches, 5 touchdowns — won’t wow you, but his athletic ability will. He’s also a dynamic kick and punt return weapon. Three players. Three guys who can make immediate impacts in the crowded NFC North. The Vikes!

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719338 Loser: Detroit Lions Loser%3A+Detroit+Lions NFL

I love Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah and his incredible journey from Ghana three years ago to the NFL’s top five on Thursday night. I just think Detroit had specific needs at cornerback and offensive tackle; they didn’t address either spot. A 4-12 team that lost both of its starting offensive tackles from a year ago, the Lions brought in another pass rusher — one of the only spots they are actually fairly deep at.

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719337 Winner: E.J. Manuel Winner%3A+E.J.+Manuel NFL

I’ve been on the E.J. Manuel train since December, and after 32 picks, the Florida State signal caller was the first and only quarterback taken on Thursday night. Manuel’s story is an inspiring one. His mother, Jackie, battled breast cancer throughout his senior season in Tallahassee. In February, she was given a clean bill of health by doctors. "It's been tough because as a football player you just want to focus on football but when you're mother is sick – she's doing better now – you think about the journey," Manuel told Deion Sanders on NFL Network. "From when I was a kid, the ups and the downs, everything. When this moment comes, you get that call, it's just amazing. I'm just so happy." Bills fans should be, too. They’ve got a franchise quarterback.

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719335 Loser: Dallas Cowboys Loser%3A+Dallas+Cowboys NFL

I don’t think Travis Frederick is a bad player. I actually think he can be a good one. I just know that at least two other teams had him listed as a third-round prospect. If that’s the case, perhaps Dallas could have traded down and gotten an extra pick or two, in addition to Frederick. Even the Wisconsin center was a bit surprised, telling Dallas reporters he thought he would be going in the second round.

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719336 Winner: Oakland Raiders Winner%3A+Oakland+Raiders NFL

Late Wednesday, it was leaked that the Oakland Raiders viewed Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden as one of the top players on their board. There was even talk of GM Reggie McKenzie taking the Houston cornerback with the third overall pick. Instead, McKenzie leveraged the No. 3 pick by trading it for the 12th overall selection and picking up the 42nd in the process. McKenzie, who didn’t have a first- or second-round pick a year ago, got the guy he wanted and picked up a valuable second-round pick for Friday in the process. Dennis Allen must have really had his eye on Hayden, too, as the head coach is a longtime defensive backs coach. Hayden’s story, an incredible one, makes for a wonderful narrative. There hasn’t been much buzz about Oakland’s offseason, but McKenzie has brought in the right types of guys since March. The types of guys who help rebuild a franchise.

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NFL 5 43 Day 1: Winners and losers from NFL Draft 31719333 Loser: Manti Te'o Loser%3A+Manti+Te%27o NFL

Te’o’s been waiting four months to enter the NFL and start the next phase of his life. He’s going to have to wait at least another day. Rumored to go to either the Vikings or the Bears, Minnesota took three players over him and the Bears took Kyle Long, instead.

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