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2021 NFL Draft grades: Falcons receive early praise for nine-man class

The 2021 NFL Draft is officially over, and naturally NFL experts and analysts have begun grading the different draft classes selected by teams. Personally, I’m not a fan of prematurely grading players until they’ve been in the league for a few seasons, but here we are. The grades could look funny down the road, as they typically do, but it’s still interesting to see what the experts think of the new classes.

As a reminder, here’s the full class:

Round 1, Pick 4: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida

Round 2, Pick 35: S Richie Grant, UCF

Round 3, Pick 68: OL Jalen Mayfield, Michigan

Round 4, Pick 108: CB Darren Hall, San Diego State

Round 4, Pick 114: OL Drew Dalman, Stanford

Round 5, Pick 148: DL Ta’Quon Graham, Texas

Round 5, Pick 182: DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Notre Dame

Round 5, Pick 183: CB Avery Williams, Boise State

Round 6, Pick 187: WR Frank Darby, Arizona State

As of the time I’m writing this, about 50% of the more than 2,000 votes here on the site went toward a B grade, with 29% voting A and 11% C, leaving just 2% split between D and F.