Geno Smith Selected by Jets in Second Round of 2013 NFL Draft
By Chris Malumphy
The Jacksonville Jaguars started round two of the 2013 NFL Draft by selecting defensive back Johnathan Cyprien from Florida International. The Tennessee Titans traded with the 49ers, who had obtained the pick from Kansas City in the Alex Smith trade, to draft wide receiver Justin Hunter from Tennessee. The Philadelphia Eagles then added Stanford tight end Zach Ertz to join Skip Kelly's new offense. The Detroit Lions hope to shore up their defense through the selection of defensive back Darius Slay from Mississippi State. The Cincinnati Bengals continue to build the type of an offense that Andy Dalton can thrive in by picking running back Giovani Bernard from North Carolina.
Notre Dame's Manti Te'o name finally came off the board and went to the San Diego Chargers who need inside linebacking help.
The long wait ended for West Virginia's Geno Smith who will be heading to New York to challenge Mark Sanchez for the Jets' starting quarterback job. The 49ers added Cornelius Carradine, a defensive end from Florida State. The Buffalo Bills, who drafted quarterback E.J. Manuel in the first round, drafted wide receiver Robert Woods of USC with the 41st pick. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers followed by selecting defensive back Johnthan Banks from Mississippi State. Defensive tackle Kawann Short of Purdue was picked by the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers used their top two picks on defensive tackles. Louisiana State sent inside linebacker Kevin Minter to the Arizona Cardinals. The Buffalo Bills added inside linebacker Alonso Kiko from Oregon. The Dallas Cowboys drafted San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar.
Former running back Merrill Hoge announced that Steeler nation drafted Le'Veon Bell from Michigan State. Ohio State finally had a player come off the board when the New York Giants drafted defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. The Chicago Bears, needing to replace Brian Urlacher, drafted inside linebacker Jon Bostic from Florida. With their first pick in the draft, the Washington Redskins selected North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson. The New England Patriots, also making their first selection, took Southern Mississippi linebacker Jamie Collins. The Cincinnati Bengals used the 53rd pick on defensive end Margus Hunt from Estonia via SMU, a gigantic end with tremendous kick blocking ability.
Cornerback Jamar Taylor of Boise State was picked by the Miami Dolphins. The 49ers traded with the Packers to pick tight end Vance McDonald from Rice. The Ravens then traded with the Seahawks to pick inside linebacker Arthur Brown from Kansas State, potentially to help overcome the loss of Ray Lewis. The Texans added hard-hitting defensive back D.J. Swearinger from South Carolina.
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball will continue to run in a zone-blocking system as he joins the Denver Broncos. The Patriots, in need of wide receiving help, selected Marshall's Aaron Dobson. The Atlanta Falcons picked Robert Alford, defensive back from Southeastern Louisiana. The Green Bay Packers have hopes of reintroducing a running game into their attack after selecting Eddie Lacy from Alabama. The Seattle Seahawks ended round two by drafting Texas A&M running back Christine Michael.
|2013 NFL Draft Second Round|
|2||1||33||Johnathan Cyprien||Jaguars||DB||Florida International|
|2||4||36||Darius Slay||Lions||DB||Mississippi State|
|2||5||37||Giovani Bernard||Bengals||RB||North Carolina|
|2||6||38||Manti Te'o||Chargers||LB||Notre Dame|
|2||7||39||Geno Smith||Jets||QB||West Virginia|
|2||8||40||Cornelius Carradine||Titans||DE||Florida State|
|2||10||42||Menelik Watson||Raiders||T||Florida State|
|2||11||43||Johnthan Banks||Buccaneers||DB||Mississippi State|
|2||13||45||Kevin Minter||Chargers||LB||Louisiana State|
|2||15||47||Gavin Escobar||Cowboys||TE||San Diego State|
|2||16||48||Le'Veon Bell||Steelers||RB||Michigan State|
|2||17||49||Johnathan Hankins||Giants||DT||Ohio State|
|2||19||51||David Amerson||Redskins||DB||North Carolina State|
|2||20||52||Jamie Collins||Patriots||LB||Southern Mississippi|
|2||21||53||Margus Hunt||Bengals||DE||Southern Methodist|
|2||22||54||Jamar Taylor||Dolphins||DB||Boise State|
|2||24||56||Arthur Brown||Ravens||LB||Kansas State|
|2||25||57||D.J. Swearinger||Texans||DB||South Carolina|
|2||28||60||Robert Alford||Falcons||DB||Southeastern Louisiana|
|2||30||62||Christine Michael||Seahawks||RB||Texas A&M|