For the first time since 1968, the NFL draft began with a pair of offensive linemen, and it didn't stop there.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars filled big needs with big men Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel, premium left tackles who are expected to have Pro Bowl futures with teams in need of an offensive boost.
Three tackles went in the top four picks, matching a similar run in '68.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan -- His length, power and impressive athleticism caught the eye of scouts at the Senior Bowl, and he was just as good in interviews and workouts in the months that followed. A better athlete than Texas A&M junior Luke Joeckel and the ideal fit in Andy Reid's West Coast offensive system.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M -- The first pick from GM David Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley is the a needed anchor on the left side. Joeckel's upside is arguably higher than Fisher's, but he needs time to develop physically and should be a longtime starter.
3. Miami Dolphins (from OAK): DE Dion Jordan, Oregon -- The Dolphins continued their aggressive offseason. Fast and light, Jordan is a pass-rush specialist to pair with Cameron Wake in a new-look defense.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma -- He can line up on either side of the line, and his combination of length (35-inch arms), hand strength and movement skills indicates he'll adjust quickly to a no-huddle offense not unlike the Sooners' system.
5. Detroit Lions: DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU -- Expectations were defensive end would be the pick with two starters to replace (Kyle Vanden Bosch, Cliff Avril), but Ansah (6-5, 271) is a boom-or-bust pick with sky-scraping potential but minimal experience. Coach Jim Schwartz and his staff worked with Ansah for six days at the Senior Bowl and have been highly complimentary in the months since that event.
6. Cleveland Browns: OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU -- Runs a 4.53 40, and closes on the quarterback in a blink. Mingo needs NFL coaching and technique to hit his ceiling, but the ability is obvious.
7. Arizona Cardinals: OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina -- A feisty finisher at guard or center with 47 career blocks, brings needed stability to an offensive line that struggled in all areas in 2012.
8. St. Louis Rams (from BUF): WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia -- Austin is arguably the best playmaker in the draft, scoring as a receiver, runner and returner for the Mountaineers. But his size (5-8, 172) will call durability into question.
9. New York Jets: CB Dee Milliner, Alabama -- If he stays healthy -- Milliner has had five surgeries -- Milliner can be an instant impact cover man. He excelled for former secondary coach and 3-4 maven Nick Saban at Alabama and won't back down from the "Revis Replacement" labels.
10. Tennessee Titans: OG Chance Warmack, Alabama -- Former NFL offensive lineman Mike Munchak was thrilled to find the mauling interior blocker available at this spot, and Chris Johnson likely flashed his golden smile, too.
11. San Diego Chargers: OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama -- A tank in football pads, Fluker has weighed as much as 360 pounds and can overwhelm defensive linemen with his mass and size.
12. Oakland Raiders (from MIA): CB D.J. Hayden, Houston -- Has coverage skills to excel, easy to root for after surviving a blood vessel injury doctors called "95 percent fatal."
13. New York Jets (from TB): DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri -- Agile, penetrating defensive tackle with just one year of starting experience and strong production.
14. Carolina Panthers: DT Star Lotulelei, Utah -- Arguably the top run-stuffer in the draft, Lotulelei should dramatically upgrade the Panthers' putrid defense.
15. New Orleans Saints: FS Kenny Vaccaro, Texas -- Versatile centerfielder who will carry great pressure immediately patrolling the middle of the defense behind Rob Ryan's blitz-heavy scheme.
16. Buffalo Bills (from STL): QB EJ Manuel, Florida State -- Manuel won four bowl games and ran a read-option style offense. He's intelligent and accurate. At 6-5, 237, he comes with the NFL body but needs a year as a backup before he gives up the clipboard.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia -- Compiled 28 sacks in his final two seasons with the Bulldogs, but the one-time medical reject at USC has spinal stenosis and some teams weren't willing to gamble on his NFL greatness.