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2013 NFL Draft Re-Do (Top 10): Cornerback goes No. 7

The Cardinals could have had one of the top cornerback duos in the NFL

Arizona Cardinals v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

1. Kansas City Chiefs: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

Before: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

The Chiefs needed a go-to wide receiver with Dwayne Bowe on a decline. He would have given the Chiefs much needed size and speed at the position. Their offensive line was not the biggest concern, with Brandon Albert manning the left side and capable interior lineman with Rodney Hudson and Jeff Allen.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

Before: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

There was a big need at offensive tackle for the Jaguars but as usual back then, they picked the wrong players. Johnson was the most athletic offensive linemen in the draft and is versatile in his knowledge to play both left or right tackle. Would have been the long term answer at right tackle, but instead they chose a tackle who is often injury prone.

3. Miami Dolphins: Kyle Long, OG, Oregon

Before: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

The Dolphins offensive line needed improvement. Say Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin problem never happened, the line would have been fine. Unfortunately it happened and Ryan Tannehill was running for his life. There were questions at right guard and Kyle Long would have given them the answer. Long could played tackle for them too.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

Before: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

The Eagles run defense was ranked 23rd in the NFL though they improved drastically that season, Richardson would have joined a good rotation on the defensive line with Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, Bennie Logan, and Isaac Sopoaga. Pass rush and run defense would not have been a problem on the defensive line with Richardson in the mix.

5. Detroit Lions: Same

Before: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

Not much has to be said, he is a good fit for the Lions defense. He is a good pass rusher and run defender.

6. Cleveland Browns: Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss

Before: Barkevious Mingo, DE/LB, LSU

Collins is on the Browns roster right now but they could have owned his rights a lot sooner. He can play all linebacker position which adds to his value. Highly productive linebacker with no concerns on weight or speed. A player of his production and leadership dropped to the Patriots? Still shocked at how the Pats get such great players with no first round picks.

7. Arizona Cardinals: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida St.

Before: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

I truly believe Cooper would have been a good guard for the Cardinals had he’d not sustained the leg injury in the preseason of his rookie year. There was a serious need at guard with the poor run offense the Cardinals had but Rhodes would have given the team another elite cornerback to pair up with Patrick Peterson. William Gay was awful in 2012. Jerraud Powers was solid but was often exposed against big receivers. There would be no concerns at the position right now.

8. Los Angeles Rams: Same

Before: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Excellent special teams returner and plays with great speed on offense. He’s a good fit for the Rams. Well, he’s arguably the best player on their offense. Gurley is good but that offensive line they have won’t do him any good.

9. New York Jets: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

Before: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

Milliner has an excellent career at Alabama but unfortunately for him, his talents never translated to the professional level. Instead of Milliner, they should have taken Trufant who is very fast and good playmaker in the NFL today.

10. Tennessee Titans: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue

Before: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

Their defensive line was awful. With the exception of Jurrell Casey and Derrick Morgan, players like Sammie Hill and Kamerion Wimbley were not productive. Short would have given their defensive line a boost in the interior or exterior in both pass and run defense.

I would not put Tyrann Mathieu in the top 10. He is a great man and great football player since he entered the league. Mathieu would have easily been a top 10 player in the 2013 NFL draft but his off-the-field troubles during his college days would still have made him too risky of a pick early.