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My Uneducated Draft Grades

Discussion in 'Draft' started by sports24/7, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. sports24/7

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    I want to start of with saying, please don't take offense to any of this. You are welcome to disagree with me, but these are simply my feelings based off of the players I have seen play. I am not a scout and have not seen even half of these guys play, so take this all with a grain of salt. That being said, here are my draft grades for every team. I'll go division by division using Stitches's list:


    AFC East

    Buffalo -
    4.099 - Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
    4.100 - Kurtis Drummond, S, Michigan State
    4.101 - Tyler Sambrailo, OL, Colorado State
    4.102 - David Cobb, RB, Minnesota
    4.103 - Ramik Wilson, LB, Georgia
    4.104 - Ben Koyack, TE, Notre Dame
    5.138 - Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State
    5.149 - Marcus Hardison, DL, Arizona State
    5.158 - Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State
    5.159 - Markus Golden, DL, Missouri
    6.165 - Cedric Reed, DL, Texas
    6.179 - Vince Mayle, WR, Washington State
    6.COE - Ladarius Gunter, CB, Miami
    7.199 - Alani Fua, LB, BYU
    7.COH - Dres Anderson, WR, Utah
    Grade: B+
    It's hard to give them a higher grade simply because without high picks, there aren't any high level players. But with the handful of mid to late picks, Buffalo took a lot of players that could really help them. Petty is probably a steal in the 4th round. I also really like Cobb, Robinson, Mayle, and Gunter. I think all of those guys have the potential to be solid contributors, which is all you can ask for in rounds 4-6.


    Miami -
    1.003 - Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
    1.025 - La'el Collins, OL, LSU
    2.047 - Danielle Hunter, DL, LSU
    7.COI - Mark Glowinski, OL, West Virginia
    Grade: B+
    I am a big Kevin White fan and I think he is an excellent fit alongside Landry, Hurns, and Matthews. Getting a #1 WR was a need and the Dolphins got the one with the highest ceiling in White. They then turned around and got excellent value filling another need with a guy who some argue is the best interior lineman in the draft. Those two alone make this a successful draft for Miami. I don't know a ton about Hunter, but I do think there were better players available at 47, so that keeps them from an A. Addressing two big needs with two of the best players in the draft is huge, though.


    New England -
    1.007 - Danny Shelton, DL, Washington
    3.085 - Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
    4.125 - Arie Kouandjio, OL, Alabama
    7.218 - Titus Davis, WR, Central Michigan
    Grade: B
    Solid draft for the Patriots. At the very least Shelton will be a run stuffer replacing Wilfork. At best, he could be a disruptive force. I think he will fit somewhere in the middle. In the real draft he could probably go anywhere from 7 into the late teens, but I don't question the value of taking him here. Hundley is pretty decent value here and could be the heir apparent to Brady. His inconsistency is maddening, but the upside to be a good starting QB is there. Kouandjio is a solid depth move for NE, but in a league where linemen tend to drop, Kouandjio might have gone a little higher than he should here.


    New York Jets -
    1.015 - Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
    2.050 - Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
    3.087 - Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State
    6.183 - Bobby McCain, CB, Memphis
    6.187 - John Crockett, RB, North Dakota State
    6.188 - Chris Covington, DL, Rice
    7.194 - Jean Sifrin, TE, Massachusetts
    7.207 - Antwan Goodley, WR, Baylor
    7.COF - Jerry Lovelocke, QB, Prairie View A&M
    Grade: B
    Gurley has the chance to be special. I am a big fan of his. There are some questions about his knee injury and whether taking a RB that high is worth it in a deep draft like this. In this case, I think it was a good decision because the cupboard is pretty bare for them at HB and giving Manning a back like that could be huge for him. This might be a little high for Hardy, but I like him a lot. If he's anything like Jarvis Landry, like he's being compared to, then he's certainly worth taking here. None of the other picks stand out to me, but I just don't really know much about them, so that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
     
  2. sports24/7

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    AFC North

    Baltimore -
    1.021 - Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
    1.032 - Andrus Peat, OL, Stanford
    2.036 - Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
    3.090 - Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State
    5.148 - Zach Zenner, RB, South Dakota State
    5.COD - Geneo Grissom, LB, Oklahoma
    7.CON - Bryan Bennett, QB, Southeastern Louisiana
    Grade: A
    This is a draft I like a lot. There's a lot of debate about where Williams will go, but this seems like the right area for him. One thing is for sure, if you wanted a TE in this draft, you had to get Williams because he's really the only top flight one available. Peat is a steal at 32 as he is possibly the best tackle in this draft. Agholor is also a steal I believe. He doesn't really wow you in any area, but he is good at just about everything you want. I think he could have a career that looks an awful lot like Jordy Nelson if he's put in the right offense. They also got a potential starting back in Langford. I won't pretend to know anything about Zach Zenner.

    Cincinnati -
    3.074 - Preston Smith, DL, Mississippi State
    3.096 - Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary
    5.145 - John Miller, OL, Louisville
    6.186 - Mike Hull, LB, Penn State
    7.209 - Imoan Claiborne, S, Northwestern State
    Grade: B
    This is another team where it's hard to give them anything higher simply due to the fact that they didn't have premium picks. Preston Smith is a guy who could end up going much higher in the actual draft, and McBride has some impressive attributes.

    Cleveland -
    1.002 - Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State (traded from Tennessee)
    2.033 - TJ Clemmings, OL, Pittsburgh
    2.053 - Chris Conley, WR, Georgia
    3.088 - Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
    3.COA - D'Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic
    5.151 - Jordan Taylor, WR, Rice
    5.COC - Leterrius Walton, DL, Central Michigan
    6.184 - Corey Grant, RB, Auburn
    6.185 - Ellis McCarthy, DL, UCLA
    6.192 - Neville Hewitt, LB, Marshall
    7.204 - Brian Vogler, TE, Alabama
    Grade: A-
    Any time you get a QB with the potential to be special, you get good marks from me and Winston certainly has that. There are character concerns and some small concerns about his release, but he has the chance to be elite, and to be elite pretty quickly IMO. Clemmings is an interesting prospect and is probably a 1st rounder, so getting him at 33 is decent value. I am really intrigued by Conley, and even though 53 might be a little high, I don't have an issue with taking him there if they really liked him. The measurables are pretty impressive. I also really like D'Joun Smith. This draft is all about potential, but could end up being phenomenal if these guys pan out.

    Pittsburgh -
    1.027 - Owamagbe Odighizuwa, OLB, UCLA
    2.056 - Carl Davis, DL, Iowa
    3.084 - Nate Orchard, OLB, Utah
    4.098 - Josh Shaw, CB, USC
    4.110 - Jesse James, TE, Penn State
    4.118 - Donovan Smith, OL, Penn State
    5.152 - Dezmin Lewis, WR, Central Arkansas
    6.178 - Tyler Varga, RB, Yale
    7.214 - Xavier Williams, DL, Northern Iowa
    Grade: B
    Some might have this as a little bit high for Odighizuwa, but I don't. With his ability, he could prove to be a steal at 27. Carl Davis is probably pretty good value at 56, and Josh Shaw probably goes higher than this if it weren't for his big lie a few months ago.
     
  3. Stitches

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    Pittsburgh's list is incomplete. I'm going to assume that's why I have the lowest grade (tied) in the North. :tongue2:
     
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    AFC South

    Houston -
    1.016 - Alvin "Bud" Dupree, LB, Kentucky
    2.051 - Jordan Phillips, DL, Oklahoma
    3.082 - Tony Lippett, WR, Michigan State
    4.COC - Tyrus Thompson, OL, Oklahoma
    5.129 - Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville
    5.131 - Corey Robinson, OL, South Carolina
    5.144 - Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland
    7.210 - Greg Mancz, OL, Toledo
    Grade: B+
    Dupree is such a wildcard for me. He scares me because he's raw, but he could end up as a star. You look at the success rate of pass rushers in that boat and it's really a mixed bag. At 16, it's probably worth taking the gamble. Phillips is another boom or bust player. He flashes dominance, but is so inconsistent. Either way, he's very good value at 51. I really like Stefon Diggs and think he's excellent value in the 5th round. Another risk/reward guy, but how much of a risk are you taking in the 5th round, really? This is another draft that is all about upside. You could end up with some really good players, or you could end up with guys who never give you much at all. I like the idea of taking the risk, though.

    Indianapolis -
    1.006 - Vic Beasley, LB, Clemson
    1.026 - Landon Collins, S, Alabama
    2.064 - Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
    3.067 - A.J. Cann, OL, South Carolina
    3.094 - Henry Anderson, DL, Stanford
    4.107 - Davis Tull, LB, Tennessee Chattanooga
    4.120 - Daryl Williams, OL, Oklahoma
    5.134 - Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke
    6.164 - Jeremiah Poutasi, OL, Utah
    6.189 - Darius Philon, DL, Arkansas
    7.202 - Robert Myers, OL, Tennessee State
    7.215 - Shaquille Riddick, LB, West Virginia
    7.219 - Terrell Watson, RB, Azusa Pacific
    Grade: A+
    I hate to feed Todd's ego, but I absolutely love this draft. Beasley is my favorite linebacker in the class. As high as he was taken here, I think he was still great value. Landon Collins is the best safety in this class and a guy I think is getting a little unfairly pushed down by some. We all know he can hit, but I think he can play the pass just fine as well. He just wasn't really asked to do that a whole lot at Alabama. I think he's better than Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who had a solid rookie year (that play in the title game notwithstanding). Tevin Coleman is one of my favorite backs in this draft and can form an explosive tandem with Spiller. A.J. Cann is one of the best interior linemen in this draft and probably a 2nd rounder. Also Jamison Crowder is the type of player that will help you. He'll probably never be more than a solid slot WR, but he can help you out on ST and is a good guy to have in the locker room.

    Jacksonville -
    1.008 - Dante Fowler, LB, Florida
    2.040 - Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
    2.054 - Clive Walford, TE, Miami
    3.081 - Anthony Chickillo, DL, Miami
    3.083 - Jeff Heuerman, TE, Ohio State
    4.128 - Rob Havenstein, OL, Wisconsin
    5.141 - Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State
    5.142 - Bobby Richardson, DT, Indiana
    5.143 - Craig Mager, CB, Texas St.
    Grade: A
    This draft was Hurricane-heavy, so that alone gives it high marks in my book. Fowler is excellent value at 8 as he is considered by many to be the best edge player in the draft. Dorsett is one of my favorite players in the draft. He can absolutely fly, and I think he is a better route-runner than he was able to show at Miami. He is also a good locker room guy. He doesn't get his wish of going to the Dolphins, but at least he gets to stay in-state. This might be a little high for Walford, but I actually like him quite a bit. I think he'll be a solid starting TE in the NFL with the chance to be even better. He's not your typical matchup nightmare TE, but he can play in-line and can make plays in the passing game. I think Chickillo has the chance to be a real sleeper in the actual draft as I think he'll go somewhere in rounds 4-6. He was taken a bit high here, but if you really like him, I guess I can get on board with that. He was badly misused at Miami, though, and could be a good player. Heuerman is also another guy I like in a limited TE class, but again, this might be a little high for him.

    Tennessee -
    1.017 - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
    2.041 - Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State
    2.052 - Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)
    6.161 - Mycole Pruitt, TE, Southern Illinois
    6.182 - Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DL, Southern Mississippi
    6.191 - Sean Hickey, OL, Syracuse
    Grade: B+
    Gordon is tough to peg. Some have him as a special back, others have him as a good player in a good system. I think he'll be a good enough player where this isn't a reach. They could have tried to wait it out at the RB position, but they try and go for gold here in round 1. I like Tyler Lockett a lot. I don't know that I'd have taken him ahead of Devin Funchess because of Funchess's upside, but Lockett is a safer player that should contribute right away and help out on ST as well. I think Quinten Rollins was a steal at that point of the second round. He legitimately could be a 1st round pick and has big time upside after making the switch to football last year.
     
  5. sports24/7

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    I didn't even notice that, but it looks like the list ends in the 6th round. It's your list though, lol.
     
  6. Stitches

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    I click on the thread and it shows me all 7 rounds of picks accounted for. :confused2:
     
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    AFC West

    Denver -
    1.010 - Randy Gregory, LB, Nebraska
    6.COC - Damian Swann, CB, Georgia
    6.COD - Malcolm Brown, RB, Texas
    Grade: B+
    It's hard to give a team with only one pick in the first 5 rounds (and really in the first 6 considering the rest are comp picks), but getting Gregory at 10 earns them a B+ from me. I know the marijuana issue has some people worried, but he's an elite pass rusher and could be the best in the draft when it's all said and done.

    Kansas City -
    1.018 - Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
    1.049 - Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan
    3.080 - Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
    4.115 - Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
    5.146 - Mitch Morse, OL, Missouri
    6.177 - Zach Hodges, LB, Harvard
    Grade: B
    I like Strong, and while this may be a tad high for him, I don't count that against KC considering the emphasis placed on the WR position in the GML. I think he could have a similar year to what Jordan Matthews had in Philly last year. I like Funchess more than most and I think he could be a 1st round pick when it's all said and done. He is a match-up nightmare with big upside. I also thought Alex Carter was a steal in the 4th round.

    Oakland -
    1.014 - Devante Parker, WR, Louisville (traded from Indianapolis)
    2.037 - Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami
    2.062 - Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State
    4.111 - Frank Clark, DL, Michigan
    5.150 - Josue Matias OL, Florida State
    5.154 - Max Valles, LB, Virginia
    6.168 - Thomas Rawls, RB, Central Michigan
    Grade: A
    Leaving out the absurdly impressive deals Oakland made in the 1st round to end up with Parker (and a pick), I like the first three picks here quite a bit. I am a big Parker fan as anyone in the Club Level knows. I think he is just a step below Cooper and White, and had he not been injured last year might be right there with them. His ball skills and body control are as good as it gets, and he is very good with the ball in his hands. Perryman is another Hurricane who I think will be a better pro than a college player due to inept coaching. He's not going to wow you in coverage, but he'll come downhill and lay the wood. McKinney was pretty good value at 62 as he could end up being a very good linebacker if he puts it together.

    San Diego -
    2.061 - Paul Dawson, LB, TCU
    4.126 - Jarvis Harrison, OL, Texas A&M
    5.139 - Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford
    5.COE - Andy Gallik, OL, Boston College
    6.170 - Lorenzo Doss, CB, Tulane
    6.172 - Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma
    6.181 - Chris Hackett, S, TCU
    Grade: B
    Paul Dawson is an excellent pick at 61. I don't care what he ran at the combine, he's a good football player and could be the best inside linebacker in the draft. I'm not a huge fan of Ty Montgomery at WR, but he is a good enough return man that taking him in the 5th round is ok. I like Blake Bell in the 6th round as well.
     
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    NFC EAST

    Dallas -
    1.022 - Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
    2.038 - Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
    2.063 - Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut
    3.071 - Xavier Cooper, DL, Washington State
    4.119 - Ben Heeney, LB, Kansas
    5.155 - Rory Anderson, TE, South Carolina
    5.COB - Jordan Hicks, LB, Texas
    7.COK - Justin Coleman, CB, Tennessee
    7.COO - Michael Dyer, RB, Louisville
    Grade: A
    I like the first 4 picks here. I personally don't have Johnson as high as some others, but at 22 you are getting a pretty solid corner who could be pretty good. Smith is a guy who has a chance to go round 1 and is a top flight deep threat who tracks the deep ball as good as anyone. Like Dorsett, I think he could be able to give you more routes, but he just wasn't really asked to in college. Jones is a 1st rounder I feel, so to get him at the end of round 2 is one of the biggest steals in the draft. I also like Xavier Cooper quite a bit and think he could be a steal. I also like taking a flyer on Michael Dyer in the 7th.

    New York Giants -
    1.009 - Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
    3.070 - Trey Flowers, DL, Arkansas
    3.091 - Grady Jarrett, DL, Clemson
    4.113 - Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State
    4.COA - Martrell Spaight, LB, Arkansas
    5.136 - Darren Waller, WR, Georgia Tech
    7.201 - Doniel Gambrell, OL, Notre Dame College
    7.220 - A.J. Derby, TE, Arkansas
    Grade: B
    Waynes is a polarizing prospect, but I have him as my top corner by a slight margin over Peters. I think he has big time potential and well worth taking at 9. Randall is a guy who is really starting to rise up draft boards and could go as high as round 1 or early round 2 come draft day. Mike Mayock even has him ahead of Landon Collins.

    Philadelphia -
    1.001 - Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
    3.075 - Laken Tomlinson, OL, Duke
    3.095 - Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss
    4.112 - Za'Darius Smith, DL, Kentucky
    Grade: A
    Getting Chip Kelly Mariota almost gets the A by itself. Mariota is a good QB prospect if used correctly. He's a fantastic prospect playing in the same exact system he thrived in during college. Getting Tomlinson in the 3rd round is also a great pick. He's probably an early 2. Senquez Golson is also pretty good value at the end of the 3rd round.

    Washington -
    1.012 - Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
    2.034 - Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida
    2.043 - Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
    2.046 - Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
    3.069 - Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State
    4.108 - Lorenzo Mauldin, LB, Louisville
    5.133 - Rakeem Cato, QB, Marshall
    7.197 - Kevin White, CB, TCU
    7.COP - Jake Kumerow, WR, Wisconsin-Whitewater
    Grade: A+
    This is another draft I love. Scherff is the best offensive lineman in the draft and pretty solid value at 12. Perriman has HUGE upside and is a steal at 34. Thompson is also a steal at 43 provided he is used correctly. I don't really care that he's undersized, he's a player. Darby and Greene also represent very good value IMO as does Kevin White. Darby can fly and Greene is going to be really solid contributing WR in the NFL. And while Rakeem Cato probably won't get drafted, I love the kid and have no problem whatsoever with a team taking him in the 6th round.
     
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    NFC North

    Chicago -
    1.030 - Hroniss Grasu, OL, Oregon
    3.068 - Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss
    5.130 - Javorius Allen, RB, USC
    7.COQ - Justin Cox, CB, Mississippi State
    Grade: C
    Not a lot of high picks and Grasu is kind of a reach at 30, as he's probably more of a 3rd rounder. He was the best center on the board, though, so if they felt they needed one and didn't know if he'd be there later you can understand the pick. Cody Prewitt was also picked a little bit high and Damarious Randall was still on the board. I do like Buck Allen, though quite a bit in the 5th round. I think he could be a contributor at the next level.

    Detroit -
    1.019 - Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
    2.059 - Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
    3.086 - T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
    6.167 - Charles Gaines, CB, Louisville
    Grade: N/A
    I won't grade my draft, but I am pretty pleased with how it went. I feel like I got decent value with all 4 picks, including 3 guys who will compete to start, and filled needs in the process.

    Green Bay -
    2.035 - Jake Fisher, OL, Oregon
    4.COB - Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State
    7.211 - Nick Marshall, CB, Auburn
    7.COC - Connor Halliday, QB, Washington State
    7.COL - Kristjan Sokoli, DL, Buffalo
    Grade: B
    Not a lot of high round picks and not a lot of sexy picks, but some solid ones. Fisher is a solid prospect on the line and while there may be some others that I rank ahead of him, I won't ding them on taking Fisher ahead of them. Williams and Marshall are upside guys, as is Halliday, who I like quite a bit. Solid draft.

    Minnesota -
    1.011 - Shane Ray, DL, Missouri
    3.066 - P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
    3.073 - Cedric Ogbuehi, OL, Texas A&M
    3.076 - Michael Bennett, DL, Ohio State
    4.122 - Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
    4.124 - Taiwan Jones, LB, Michigan State
    5.157 - Clayton Geathers, S, Central Florida
    Grade: A
    I like this draft quite a bit. Ray might be the best defensive end in the draft and provides great value at 11. PJ Williams is stupid for getting caught smoking pot, but he's a pretty good player and great value in the 3rd round. Ogbuehi will probably have to "red-shirt" this year, but could end up being the best tackle in this draft when it's all said and done. Bennett is great value in round 3 as some even had him as a 1st rounder at one point. Davis is a solid back who can probably come in and contribute. I also like Jones.
     
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    Friggin Boik....seems to always do well in these drafts. He has a niche for it but works at Verizon. Get those resumes out brother.
     
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    NFC South

    Atlanta -
    1.028 - Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
    2.039 - Ereck Flowers, OL, Miami
    2.058 - D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida
    3.078 - Ali Marpet, OL, Hobart
    4.116 - Ibraheim Campbell, S, Northwestern
    5.153 - Mario Alford, WR, West Virginia
    5.156 - B.J. Finney, OL, Kansas State
    6.180 - Jalston Fowler, RB, Alabama
    7.200 - Tray Walker, CB, Texas Southern
    Grade: B+
    Not very sexy, but very solid, with some good value. Kendricks could end up going higher than this on draft day and is in the discussion for the best ILB in the draft. Flowers and Humphries are both in the discussion for the best OT in the draft and both should go MUCH higher than this. Marpet is tough to judge because he was playing against awful competition, but he has very real upside.

    Carolina -
    2.057 - Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
    3.089 - Derron Smith, S, Fresno State
    4.121 - Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State
    7.212 - Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware
    7.217 - Junior Sylvestre, LB, Toledo
    7.COA - Mark Nzeocha, LB, Wyoming
    Grade: B
    Another draft where I'm unable to give a better grade because of a lack of higher picks. I am a big Duke Johnson fan and think he has that "it" factor. Smith is a safety I know a lot of people like and has some upside. Mannion is also a really interesting prospect with a big arm.

    New Orleans -
    1.013 - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
    2.044 - Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
    3.072 - Eric Rowe, CB, Utah
    4.106 - Josh Harper, WR, Fresno State
    4.109 - Tyler Kroft, TE, Rutgers
    4.117 - Reese Dismukes, OL, Auburn
    5.135 - Derrick Lott, DL, Chattanooga
    6.163 - Antoine Everett, OL, McNeese State
    6.176 - Shane McDermott, OL, Miami
    7.196 - Tye Smith, CB, Towson
    7.206 - Jamon Brown, OL, Louisville
    Grade: B+
    I have a lot of questions about DGB and that's without taking the off the field concerns into consideration. He is extremely raw and hasn't played football in a year. He has very high upside, but he has a log ways to go before he can get even close to that. The upside is very real, though, so I won't ding them too much for taking him at 13, although I wouldn't take him ahead of Parker. Eddie Goldman is great value at 44. He's a 1st round possibility and a pretty good defensive tackle. Eric Rowe is another guy who is great value where he was picked here in round 3. I had the opportunity to listen to the WR coach at Fresno St. and he had really good things to say about Josh Harper, so I am intrigued by him.

    Tampa Bay -
    1.029 - Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
    2.045 - Hau’oli Kikaha, LB, Washington
    4.097 - Tre Jackson, OL, Florida State
    5.132 - James Sample, S, Louisville
    5.140 - Kenny Bell, WR, Nebraska
    5.147 - Brandon Bridge, QB, South Alabama
    Grade: B+
    I think Tampa got really good value on their first 3 picks. There's not really many "sexy" names in this class, but Armstead could be a nice lineman, Kikaha could be somewhat of a sleeper as not many people are talking about him, but he looks like he could be a nice player. Jackson could be a 2nd rounder and is a great pick in the 4th round. I also like the upside of Bridge and the 5th round is a good place to take a player like that.
     
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    Arizona -
    1.024 - Eli Harold, LB, Virginia
    2.042 - Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
    2.055 - Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
    3.065 - Nick O'Leary, TE, Florida State
    5.160 - Shaquille Mason, OL, Georgia Tech
    5.COF - Lynden Trail, LB, Norfolk State
    Grade: B+
    The Cardinals don't necessarily get my attention for getting outstanding value on any of these picks (not that there were any major reaches), but they picked a lot of guys who I really like and feel will become good players in the NFL. That's why I gave them a high grade, but not quite an A. Harold is a very solid linebacker that can get after the passer and is starting to gain some traction as a 1st round pick. Coates is a guy who has nice upside and really just needs to catch the ball more consistently. Ajayi is in the mix for the best back after Gurley and Gordon. I like how hard he runs and he has some lateral quickness as well. O'Leary might never be an impact player in the NFL, but I would bet he'll carve out a nice career for himself. The guy is just a football player.

    San Francisco -
    1.020 - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
    2.048 - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    2.060 - Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson
    3.077 - David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa
    5.COA - Bryce Hager, LB, Michigan State
    6.COA - Kyle Emmanuel, LB, North Dakota State
    7.COM - Kyle Loomis, P, Portland State
    Grade: B
    I am not a big Jalen Collins fan, but SF makes up for that pick with the next three picks. Collins to me is just too much of a projection to take in the 1st round. He could very well end up as a very good player, but he has some real work to do to get there. Ekpre-Olomu is also not going to probably give you anything immediately as he is coming off of a serious injury, but when he gets back you have a seriously good player on your hands. If you are ok waiting, this is a great pick. I also think Atephone Anthony is good value late in the 2nd. He's right there in the mix with the other top ILBs. And I like David Johnson quite a bit. I'm not sure he'll be a bell cow, but he can be a guy that makes your team better by running the ball and catching passes out of the backfield.

    Seattle -
    1.031 - Malcom Brown, DL, Texas
    3.079 - Mario Edwards Jr, DL, Florida State
    3.093 - Hayes Pullard, LB, USC
    4.105 - Jake Ryan, LB, Michigan
    4.114 - Kwon Alexander, LB, LSU
    4.127 - Wes Saxton, TE, South Alabama
    6.166 - Durell Eskridge, S, Syracuse
    6.169 - Corey Crawford, DL, Clemson
    6.175 - Matt Jones, RB, Florida
    7.193 - Quinton Spain, OL, West Virginia
    7.COB - Zach Vigil, LB, Utah State
    Grade: B
    I think that both Malcom Brown and Mario Edwards represent really nice value where they were taken and really help the Seahawks defensive line. I actually like Jake Ryan better than I like Hayes Pullard and think Ryan was a nice pick in the 4th round. Wes Saxton is an interesting player as he comes from a small school, but could be a nice developmental TE. Solid draft overall.

    St. Louis -
    1.005 - Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
    1.023 - Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State
    3.092 - Garrett Grayson, QB Colorado State
    4.123 - Jacoby Glenn, CB, Central Florida
    5.137 - Gabe Wright, DL, Auburn
    6.174 - Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Auburn
    7.205 - Rannell Hall, WR, Central Florida
    7.221 - Terrance Plummer, LB, Central Florida
    Grade: A-
    Amari Cooper is a rare player that has a very high ceiling, but also seems to have a very high floor. I would be shocked if he were anything less than a good starting WR in the NFL, and I feel he could very well become an elite WR. When I watch him play I see Reggie Wayne and Tory Holt. The guy is a technician when it comes to route-running and while there aren't any other areas that stand out as elite, he is very good just about everywhere else. The guy just makes plays. In Cameron Irving, the Rams got the best center in the draft and a guy who could start from day one and be one of the better players in the league at his position. Grayson is also a really interesting player who some have as the 3rd best QB in the draft and someone who could be a good starter some day. His arm doesn't blow you away like Petty's does, but he can still make all the throws. I also think Cameron Artis-Payne is also a guy that intrigues me later in the draft.
     
  13. Boik14

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    Zenner and Bennett were traded to Jacksonville for Luke Wilson (the TE not the actor)...re-do your entire write up :)

    I thought Washington, St Louis and Indy had as good a draft as anyone. Some really nice picks in there. The pick of Tre Jackson at 97 might be my favorite in the entire draft as far as value goes. After Caan hes the best guard imo and had no business going where he did. Great player at a devalued position...
     
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    Thanks 24/7.

    Yeah, the whole point of my offseason and draft was to put weapons around a potential franchise QB while also getting him some protection. So, I got him an H-Back, a good receiver that can play outside and the slot (thanks Boik), an underrated WR who had a great college career when you consider that he played for the Georgia Bulldogs (aka, Run City), a good guard, and an athletic Right tackle.

    As for the defense... I have to admit, the two nose tackles I got went lower than expected. Also, D'Joun Smith proved he was pretty fast. He ran a 4.45 at the combine and a 4.35 at the FAU Pro Day.

    Over all, though, I think my favorite pick was Conley (said WR from Run City). But I'm a theatre/film head, and he made an awesome Star Wars fan film, so I may be biased.
     
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    A lot of you forget that I needed a DE, it was a pretty huge need after trading Wake. If I didn't take one at 47 what was I suppose to do? I took the guy with huge upside but he can play day 1 because of how well he is against the run.
     
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    Can I meet privately with the professor to raise my grade? I'll do "anything" to get an A.:wink2:
     
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    I'd agree that we had one of the least flashy drafts in the league, but I think to your point we got some really good value among all our picks. Armstead's draft stock is rising, but even outside of that we love his potential (and between Clowney, Smith and Armstead our DE's will be almost as scary as our DT's), and Kikaha is the best pass rusher in the draft by our estimation. He's probably the most risky (excepting Bridge) due to his injury history, but for his talent that's a risk we had to take. I'd have to agree with Silverphin that getting Tre at 97 was a big steal, though my personal favorite is Sample at 132 (if he doesn't go by the 3rd in the real draft I'll eat my hat). To me, while none of these guys are flashy, all but Bridge can be instantly competing for starting spots, and all mature into quality starters by the end of year 1. As for Bridge, he just has the most potential of any QB in this draft, and probably more promise than any QB of the past few years, excepting Luck and Wilson. He could bust, but best case scenario he grows into a good to great starting QB, and worst case scenario he keeps Jay Cutler nervous that what happened in Chicago will happen again. So to get 5 starters and 1 project in 6 picks? I'll take that any day.

    As for the rest of you guys, I think my favorite drafts are Indy, Jacksonville, Oakland, and Cincinnati. There were few drafts I didn't like, so I'm not too critical on anyone, but I really liked some of the guys that these teams drafted.
     
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    It was me that complimented your pick of Jackson. :tantrum:

    And yeah Sample was another good value pick. Reminds me a lot of Bernard Pollard
     
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    its what I get for speeding along. Thanks a ton boik. I do appreciate the endorsement :)
     
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    I'd take a C in Calculus any day of the week...
     
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    I went into this pretty much looking to overhaul Dallas' corners and add athleticism to a team with a solid power base. I think outside of Devin Smith everyone else had a pretty high pSPARQ score. Was also weird for me to only take one lineman. My only regret was missing out on Rashad in the 3rd. He was my first choice there.
     
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    Your corners are redonk.
     
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    i appreciate the A even without leonard williams being on my list. hoping that would take me to plusville
     
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    Thanks 24/7
     

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