Minnesota chose defensive end Anthony Barr ninth and NFC North rival Detroit added tight end Eric Ebron, a 6-4, 250-pound pass-catcher who will play a wide receiver-type role in the Lions' offense under Jim Caldwell (think vintage Dallas Clark). It was an eventful day for Ebron, who proposed to his girlfriend during the lunch hour at the Empire State Building.
Three more offensive tackles were off the board in the next nine picks -- Michigan's Taylor Lewan, 11th overall to the Tennessee Titans, Notre Dame's Zach Martin (Dallas) at No. 16 and Miami picked University of Tennessee right tackle JaWaun James 19th.
LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham went to the New York Giants at No. 12. Beckham, a receiver and return specialist, joins former Tigers teammate Rueben Randle (63rd, 2012) on the Giants' depth chart.
Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller was the 14th pick, landing with the Chicago Bears. Tall and physical, he's reminiscent to new teammate Charles Tillman, a second-round pick in 2003.
Speedy Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, who ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine, was selected 15th and injects needed athleticism and youth into a Steelers defense that was 30th in interception rate and 27th in sack percentage last season.
Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley (17th overall), a two-time captain of the Crimson Tide, became the fifth consecutive defensive player chosen by general manager Ozzie Newsome in the first round. Alabama teammate Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was picked 21st by the Green Bay Packers.
New Orleans dealt up from 27 to 20 in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals, who also received the 91st overall pick. The Saints spent the choice on Brandin Cooks, the fastest wide receiver in the draft.
The night ended with Seattle trading its first-round pick --- the 32nd and last of the first round -- to Minnesota for the No. 40 overall pick in the second round and No. 108 overall in the fourth round. Minnesota moved up to take quarterback Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville.