April 29th, 2013
In this year's NFL Draft, many teams did well. However, the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles did the best. The Eagles and the Vikings had some huge holes that both teams filled.
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted an offensive lineman in the first round to protect their quarterbacks. With the fourth overall pick, they selected Lane Johnson. Later in the Draft, they selected Zach Ertz and Matt Barkley. Now that the Eagles have another quarterback, they will likely release or trade either Michael Vick or Nick Foles and let Barkley compete with the other one.
The Minnesota Vikings started the night with two picks and traded for another pick in the first round. They took Shariff Floyd, Xavier Rhodes, and Cordarrelle Paterson. Many experts thought that Shariff Floyd would go in the top five. Xavier Rhodes will take over for Antoine Winfield. With their final pick in the first round, they took Cordarrelle Patterson. He will fill the hole left when Percy Harvin was traded. The last time a team had three picks in the first round was in 2001. St. Louis won the Super Bowl with their three first rounders. Maybe Minnesota can make a miracle title run also.
Even though many teams did well in this year's draft, I think the Eagles and the Vikings did the best.