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April 26, 2013

Bring on beef in draft, starting with OT Fisher

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The crowd didn’t seem to care that early on, the picks were all heffers, not hoofers. No Andrew Lucks or RG3s at the top of this crop.

“What you’re getting is a very athletic player, a great kid, smart kid, engineering major,” Reid said of Fisher, who really began to draw attention with a strong Senior Bowl, showing he could handle the highest level of competition. “He can play any position along the line, and loves to play the game.”

Joeckel didn’t seem any less thrilled to go No. 2.

“I don’t have words for all the emotions I feel,” he said. “It’s the best feeling of my entire life.”

The Dolphins, envisioning Jordan as the next Jason Taylor, sent their first-rounder (12th overall) and this year’s second-rounder to Oakland.

The Philadelphia Eagles picked fourth, and went for Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson. The procession of linemen continued with BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah going to the Detroit Lions, LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo going to the Cleveland Browns and North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper going to the Arizona Cardinals.

That made for more than a ton of beef after the first seven picks.

St. Louis ended the pursuit of heft by dealing with Buffalo for the eighth spot and grabbing West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin, 5-8, 174 pounds.

The Rams gave Buffalo four picks for the right move up eight slots.

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