2016 NFL Draft Grades: Results, Winners And Losers From All Seven Rounds

The 2016 NFL Draft is over, which means it's time to grade every selection from every NFL team and take a look at the winners and losers. Below, we have grades for all 32 NFL teams in alphabetical order. Every team's selection is also listed below, with the round and overall pick included. 

As for the grading, teams don't get a B just for showing up. A "B" is a good draft, while an "A" is a great draft. A "C" is not bad in my eyes, it's simply average. I'm harsher than some graders, with emphasis on value over filling need. However, the grading becomes more generous as the draft goes on, as there's more value to be had and reaches aren't as severe. Obviously there is a lot of opinion here, so hit me up on Twitter if you disagree. 

Arizona Cardinals - B-

Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss (Rd. 1, Pick 29) 
Brandon Williams, CB, Texas A&M (Rd. 3, Pick 92)
Evan Boehm, C, Missouri (Rd. 4, Pick 128)
Marqui Christian, SS, Midwestern State (Rd. 5, Pick 167)
Cole Toner, OT, Harvard (Rd. 5, Pick 170)
Harlan Miller, CB, SE Louisiana (Rd. 6, Pick 205) 

Nkemdiche is as talented as any defensive lineman this year. There are off-the-field issues, but Arizona is a good fit for him. This is worth the risk. Williams was a reach in Round 3 and I actually like Miller more. Williams is a former RB, who is very raw but has some potential. I thought Miller would go much earlier on Day 3, if not late Day 2. Boehm is a solid pick, as the Cardinals needed more versatile linemen. Christian was a reach, but it's the fifth round, so it's not terrible. Toner could make the roster as a swing tackle. If you include the trade that netted them Chandler Jones, this is a solid A-. Without it, it's a C-. We'll split the difference, since Jones might be in Arizona for only a year. 

Atlanta Falcons - D+

Keanu Neal, SS, Florida (Rd. 1, Pick 17) 
Deion Jones, OLB, LSU (Rd. 2, Pick 52)
Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford (Rd. 3, Pick 81)
De'Vondre Campbell, LB, Minnesota (Rd. 4, Pick 115)
Wes Schweitzer, OG, San Jose State (Rd. 6, Pick 195)
Devin Fuller, WR, UCLA (Rd. 7, Pick 238)

There's a singular theme from the Falcons' first few picks. They took raw, talented, toolsy players who need to develop. This class has a lot of potential, but Neal, Jones and Campbell were all taken too early. I would have liked the Falcons to take Darron Lee and then a safety like Darian Thompson in Round 2. Jones is basically a lesser version of Lee. I like the Hooper pick, and he could develop into a very good player. Fuller was a strong pick, and could contribute sooner than later if he can make the team. Schweitzer is a project that could develop. Having just six picks hurts the Falcons' depth, an issue that has been present for a few years now. 

Baltimore Ravens - A

Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (Rd. 1, Pick 6)
Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise State (Rd. 2, Pick 42)
Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU (Rd. 3, Pick 70)
Tavon Young, CB, Temple (Rd. 4, Pick 104)
Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati (Rd. 4, Pick 107) 
Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska (Rd. 4, Pick 130)
Willie Henry, DT, Michigan (Rd. 4, Pick 132) 
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech (Rd. 4, Pick 134) 
Matt Judon, DE, Grand Valley State (Rd. 5, Pick 146)
Keenan Reynolds, WR, Navy (Rd. 6, Pick 182)
Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia (Rd. 6, Pick 209)

The Ravens are a classic case of quantity drafting. It's the ideal way to draft, because hitting on 66 percent of picks works out better if you have 10 of them instead of 6. I don't love every pick from the Ravens. I thought there were better players on the board when they took Stanley, Correa, Kaufusi and so on. But those are all quality players and 11 quality players is worthy of an A grade. Stanley is a long-term LT, Correa adds needed youth at the edge and Kaufusi fills a need. Young could be a really good nickel corner and Moore is another raw deep threat. Lewis and Henry add quality depth. I love the Dixon pick. Reynolds is an interesting player that could become a Julian Edelman type contributor. Canady is Round 6 is crazy good value.   

Buffalo Bills - A

Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson (Rd. 1, Pick 19)
Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama (Rd. 2, Pick 41)
Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State (Rd. 3, Pick 80)
Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State (Rd. 4, Pick 139)
Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas (Rd. 5, Pick 156)
Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU (Rd. 6, Pick 192)
Kevon Seymour, CB, USC (Rd. 6, Pick 218)

The Bills took the opposite route of the Ravens, but both teams get an A. I love the players the Bills picked up. Each of their first three picks were great value and could start early. Jones is raw, but has ability. He's a really good fit in Buffalo. Williams is coming off a knee injury, but adds high-quality depth. Listenbee can fly, and will push Marquise Goodwin as the team's deep threat. However, this is a bit of thin draft.

Carolina Panthers - D+

Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech (Rd. 1, Pick 31)
James Bradberry, CB, Samford (Rd. 2, Pick 62)
Daryl Worley, CB, West Virginia (Rd. 3, Pick 77)
Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma (Rd. 5, Pick 141)
Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State (Rd. 7, Pick 252)​

I like the Butler selection, as it's good value and will help the team once Star Lotulelei likes moves on after this season. But the rest of the picks aren't great. Josh Norman is gone, so the Panthers tripled down at CB. But Bradberry was a big reach. I actually like the Sanchez pick the most, although he's likely a slot man, unlike the long and lanky Worley and Bradberry. The Panthers totally ignored their needs at OL and WR and have a very thin class overall with just five picks. 

Chicago Bears - A

Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georiga (Rd. 1, Pick 9)
Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State (Rd. 2, Pick 56)
Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida (Rd. 3, Pick 72)
Nick Kwiatkoski, ILB, West Virginia (Rd. 4, Pick 113)
Deon Bush, S, Miami (FL) (Rd. 4, Pick 124)
Deiondre' Hall, CB, Northern Iowa (Rd. 4, Pick 127) 
Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana (Rd. 5, Pick 150)
DeAndre Houston-Carson, DB, William & Mary (Rd. 6, Pick 185)
Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan (Rd. 7, Pick 230)

I was bit worried about the Bears early after they traded up for Floyd and then kept moving down, but I love what they ended up with. Floyd could be an Aldon Smith type player and he's in a good spot in Chicago. Whitehair was a great value late in the second and fills a need. The same is true of Bullard, who should have gone way earlier. Kwiatkoski is the only pick I don't like, as he's a depth/special teams player at best. Bush and Hall are both raw, but have potential long-term and will help on special teams now. Howard was a steal in the 5th and he could steal a starting job at some point. Braverman could become a very good slot WR. 

Cincinnati Bengals - A

William Jackson III, CB, Houston (Rd. 1, Pick 24)
Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh (Rd. 2, Pick 55) 
Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State (Rd. 3, Pick 87)
Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor (Rd. 4, Pick 122)
Christian Westerman, OG, Arizona State (Rd. 5, Pick 161)
Cody Core, WR, Mississippi (Rd. 6, Pick 199)
Clayton Fejedelem, S, Illinois (Rd. 7, Pick 245)

Jackson was great value in the first, although it's more of a future need. Boyd was a perfect pick in Round 2, filling a need and coming in the right range. Vigil was a reach, but getting Billings in Round 4 was one of the best picks in the draft. I would have liked that pick in round 1, let alone at No. 122. Westerman was a steal pick as well, and will at least provide depth. 

Cleveland Browns - A

Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (Rd. 1, Pick 15)
Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State (Rd. 2, Pick 32)
Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State (Rd. 3, Pick 65)
Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn (Rd. 3, Pick 76)
Cody Kessler, QB, USC (Rd. 3, Pick 93)
Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin (Rd. 4, Pick 99)
Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn (Rd. 4, Pick 114)
Derrick Kindred, FS, TCU (Rd. 4, Pick 129)
Seth DeValve, TE, Princeton (Rd. 4, Pick 138)
Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA (Rd. 5, Pick 154) 
Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor (Rd. 5, Pick 168)
Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State (Rd. 5, Pick 172)
Trey Caldwell, CB, Louisiana-Monroe (Rd. 5, Pick 173)
Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona (Rd. 7, Pick 250)

The Browns had 14 picks, which gives them a great shot at ending up with good players. The odds are simply stacked in their favor. Much like Baltimore, I don't love every pick and the Browns could have landed players I prefer. But the Browns nailed this draft. Their first three picks could start on Day 1, and Coleman might not be far behind. I'm not high on Kessler, and view him as only a backup. Schobert is a solid player, although might be better as a top-level backup. The rest of the round four picks were reaches, especially DeValve. But I love the rest of the moves. Payton, Drango and Higgins, especially the two WRs, were great picks. I also love Wright. He's undersized and injury-prone, but the kid is productive. 

Dallas Cowboys - C+

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State (Rd. 1, Pick 4)
Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame (Rd. 2, Pick 34)
Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska (Rd. 3, Pick 67)
Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma (Rd. 4, Pick 101)
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State (Rd. 4, Pick 135)
Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue (Rd. 6, Pick 189)
Kavon Frazier, SS, Central Michigan (Rd. 6, Pick 212)
Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Michigan (Rd. 6, Pick 216)
Rico Gathers, TE, Baylor (Rd. 6, Pick 217)

The Cowboys added talent early. That's clear, as Elliott was the best RB and Smith is the best LB. But Elliott doesn't fill a need at all and Smith won't play this season as he recovers from a major knee injury. He might have nerve damage and there's a chance it will ruin his career. I'm ultimately in favor of taking Smith, because the Cowboys' doctor is the one who did his surgery. If any team has an accurate view of Smith's recovery, it's Dallas. I like Collins, although he's going to be a backup in Dallas. Tapper is a great pick and fits what Dallas wants out of its DEs, although he needs to develop. Prescott, a better throwing Tim Tebow, could be the rare mid-round pick to develop into a starter. The next three picks are special teams players at best. Gathers is a practice squad player for now, as he played basketball at Baylor, not football. He's insanely raw and hasn't played football since grade school, but there is some Antonio Gates potential. The Cowboys added talent, but the defense, which badly needed help, received little for this coming season. 

Denver Broncos - B

Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis (Rd. 1, Pick 26) 
Adam Gostis, DT, Georgia Tech (Rd. 2, Pick 63)
Justin Simmons, FS, Boston College (Rd. 3, Pick 98)
Devontae Booker, RB, Utah (Rd. 4, Pick 136)
Connor McGovern, OG, Missouri (Rd. 5, Pick 144)
Andy Janovich, FB, Nebraska (Rd. 6, Pick 176)
Will Parks, S, Arizona (Rd. 6, Pick 219)
Riley Dixon, P, Syracuse (Rd. 7, Pick 228)

I love the Lynch pick, and he's in a great spot. Denver had to find a QB and they found a cheap, quality one. Gostis was a terrible reach, but the next three picks were strong ones. Booker could take a starting job from C.J. Anderson if given a chance. Simmons could become a starter, while McGovern fills a need and is good value. I don't care much for the other picks, but they are all late rounders. 

Detroit Lions - A

Talyor Decker, OT, Ohio State (Rd. 1, Pick 16)
A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama (Rd. 2, Pick 46)
Graham Glasglow, C, Michigan (Rd. 3, Pick 95)
Miles Killebrew, SS, Southern Utah (Rd. 4, Pick 111)
Joe Dahl, OG, Washington State (Rd. 5, Pick 151)
Antwione Williams, LB, Georgia Southern (Rd. 5, Pick 169)
Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan (Rd. 6, Pick 191)
Anthony Zettel, DT, Penn State (Rd. 6, Pick 202)
Jimmy Landes, LS, Baylor (Rd. 6, Pick 210)
Dwayne Washington, RB, Washington (Rd. 7, Pick 236)

Decker was a quality pick in the first, providing value and need. Robinson was a total steal in the second. I love that pick. Glasglow and Killebrew were strong picks and fill needs. Killebrew is best as a hybrid safety/linebacker. Dahl adds some OL depth and Williams could be a decent third down LB. I expected the Lions to add a QB, and Rudock is worth taking a shot on. I love getting Zettel in Round 7. I thought he would go much earlier than this. 

Green Bay Packers - C+

Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA (Rd. 1, Pick 27)
Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana (Rd. 2, Pick 48)
Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State (Rd. 3, Pick 88)
Blake Martinez, LB, Stanford (Rd. 4, Pick 131)
Dean Lowry, DE, Northwestern (Rd. 4, Pick 137)
Trevor Davis, WR, Cal (Rd. 5, Pick 163)
Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford (Rd. 6, Pick 200)

I don't hate the Clark pick, but I thought the Packers reached for him a bit and they could have filled bigger needs. But, the Packers did better later on. They moved up for Spriggs, a raw but athletic tackle, because four OL are free agents next year. I like the Fackrell and Martinez picks, although Martinez is a two-down LB. Fackrell could move inside on 3rd downs too. The rest of the picks are solid, but not spectacular. 

Houston Texans - A-

Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame (Rd. 1, Pick 21)
Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame (Rd. 2, Pick 50)
Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State (Rd. 3, Pick 85)
Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State (Rd. 4, Pick 119)
K.J. Dillon, S, West Virginia (Rd. 5, Pick 159)
D.J. Reader, NG, Clemson (Rd. 5, Pick 166) 

The Texans went offense heavy this year. I like Fuller, a speedy deep threat who is prone to drops. Martin fills a massive need and was solid value. Miller was a great pick in Round 3 and could become a dangerous slot weapon. Ervin is a speedy RB, who will help on third downs and on returns. However, it's a bit of a redundant pick because of the presence of Lamar Miller at RB and Miller and Fuller's return ability. Dillon and Reader were good picks, although the Texans lost some extra depth by moving up for players.  

Indianapolis Colts - B+

Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama (Rd. 1, Pick 18)
T.J. Green, DB, Clemson (Rd. 2, Pick 57)
Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech (Rd. 3, Pick 82)
Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas (Rd. 4, Pick 116)
Antonio Morrison, ILB, Florida (Rd. 4, Pick 125)
Joe Haeg, OT, NDSU (Rd. 5, Pick 155)
Trevor Bates, LB, Maine (Rd. 7, Pick 239)
Austin Blythe, C, Iowa (Rd. 7, Pick 248)

This was a solid draft. Kelly was a decent value and fills a big need. Green is raw, but could be a Byron Jones/Jalen Ramsey type player if he develops. Clark was great value in Round 3. Ridgeway filled a need and it was the right range. Morrison is slow and coming off an injury, but fills a need and could be a thumper at ILB. Haeg needs to develop, but has the ability to be a good tackle. 

Jacksonville Jaguars - A+

Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State (Rd. 1, Pick 5)
Myles Jack, LB, UCLA (Rd. 2, Pick 36)
Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland (Rd. 3, Pick 69)
Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame (Rd. 4, Pick 103)
Tyrone Holmes, OLB, Montana (Rd. 6, Pick 181)
Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas (Rd. 6, Pick 201)
Jonathan Woodard, DE, Central Arkansas (Rd. 7, Pick 226)

Many teams had A grades from me, but I gave the Jags an A+ to show that they had the one of the two very best drafts. Ramsey was the best player on my board and Jack was not far behind. To get them both is insane. I love the Ngakoue and Day picks, and both could see the field early. Holmes was another steal and could end up being one of those small-schools gems. Allen was worth a sixth and could be a cheap, quality backup. 

Kansas City Chiefs - C

Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State (Rd. 2, Pick 37)
KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame (Rd. 3, Pick 74)
Parker Ehinger, OG, Cincinnati (Rd. 4, Pick 105)
Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota (Rd. 4, Pick 106)
Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida (Rd. 4, Pick 126)
Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford (Rd. 5, Pick 162)
Tyreek Hill, WR, West Alabama (Rd. 5, Pick 162)
D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech (Rd. 6, Pick 178)
Dadi Nicolas, DE, Virginia Tech (Rd. 6, Pick 203)

I'm lukewarm about this draft; they added some talent but took a lot of risks I like the Jones pick and thought that was a great selection. Russell has talent, but there are injury and off-the-field red flags. Ehinger fills a need, but was a big reach. Murray could be a solid CB in a few years. Robinson has great talent, but has massive character concerns. He was suspended four times at Florida and didn't get along with coaches. Some teams had him as an undraftable player because of that. Hogan is a smart QB, but doesn't have the arm strength or quick release to start. Hill was a massive reach and was kicked off Oklahoma State's team because of domestic violence. I do like the White and Nicolas picks, but there is too much risk here. 

Los Angeles Rams - C

Jared Goff, QB, Cal (Rd. 1, Pick 1)
Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky (Rd. 4, Pick 110)
Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina (Rd. 4, Pick 116)
Temarrick Hemingway, TE, South Carolina State (Rd. 6, Pick 177)
Josh Forrest, ILB, Kentucky (Rd. 6, Pick 190)
Mike Thomas, WR, Southern Miss (Rd. 6, Pick 206)

There are some picks I love and some I hate. I like the Goff pick in a bubble, but the Rams gave up a lot. Higbee might have the best pure pass catching ability of any TE this year, but has medical red flags everywhere and was arrested for assault not long before the draft. I did not think he would be drafted. I love the Cooper pick and he'll be a good target for Goff. Taking two TEs, even one with some upside in Hemingway, is odd. I like Forrest as an ILB and it fills a need. Thomas was great value. I'm torn on the Rams, so an average "C" grade feels right. 

Miami Dolphins - C

Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss (Rd. 1, Pick 13)
Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor (Rd. 2, Pick 38)
Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama (Rd. 3, Pick 73)
Leontee Carroo, WR, Rutgers (Rd. 3, Pick 86)
Jakeem Grant, WR, Texas Tech (Rd. 6, Pick 186)
Jordan Lucas, SS, Penn State (Rd. 6, Pick 204)
Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky (Rd. 7, Pick 223)
Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA (Rd. 7, Pick 231)

The Dolphins started things great by taking Tunsil. But then things started going the other way for Miami. Howard has potential, although it was a bit early and Miami shouldn't have moved up for him. I'm fine with Drake, who will be a really good third down back. But trading up for Carroo was terrible. He's talented, but has major off-the-field issues. The Dolphins also gave up a 3rd and 4th rounder next year to get a player at a position they don't need help at. Grant has potential as a return man, but the Dolphins already added one of those players in Drake. The other three picks were solid ones, which helps the Dolphins grade. They lose points because of the bad Carroo selection.  

Minnesota Vikings - A+

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss (Rd. 1, Pick 23)
Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (Rd. 2, Pick 54)
Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan (Rd. 4, Pick 121)
Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri (Rd. 5, Pick 160)
Moritz Boehringer, WR, Germany (Rd. 6, Pick 180)
David Morgan, TE, UTSA (Rd. 6, Pick 188)
Stephen Weatherly, OLB, Vanderbilt (Rd. 7, Pick 227)
Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson (Rd. 7, Pick 244)

I love, love, love this draft. Treadwell, perhaps the best WR in the draft, was a great pick at No. 23. Alexander doesn't really fill a need, but he went a full round later than he should have. Worst case, he's a good nickel for Minny. The Vikings were the team that fleeced the Dolphins in their Carroo trade. Beavers might be better at guard, but there is potential. Brothers was a Day 2 player and should replace Chad Greenway soon. Boehringer, who I'm sure you've heard of at this point, is uber-raw, but could be a really good WR. He needs to be taught almost everything, but has the raw skill set. Weatherly was solid value and I thought Kearse was going to go well before this. He's got athletic ability, but isn't good enough in coverage to be a safety or big enough to be a LB. His NFL fit is unclear, but this is a great Round 7 pick. 

New England Patriots - D+

Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama (Rd. 2, Pick 60)
Joe Thuney, OG, N.C. State (Rd. 3, Pick 78)
Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State (Rd. 3, Pick 91)
Vincent Valentine, DT, Nebraska (Rd. 3, Pick 96)
Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia (Rd. 4, Pick 112)
Kamu Grugier-Hill, OLB, Eastern Illinois (Rd. 6, Pick 208)
Elandon Roberts, ILB, Houston (Rd. 6, Pick 214)
Ted Karras, OG, Illinois (Rd. 6, Pick 221)
Devin Lucien, WR, Arizona State (Rd. 7, Pick 225)

This is just a classic New England draft. They consistently reach for players compared to what the "draft experts" and even other teams have as their draft board. The Patriots miss on picks a lot, but they end up with so many that it turns out okay. I like the Mitchell and Thuney picks, but that's pretty much it. Not having a first really hurts.  

New Orleans Saints - C

Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville (Rd. 1, Pick 12)
Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State (Rd. 2, Pick 47)
Vonn Bell, FS, Ohio State (Rd. 2, Pick 61)
David Onyemata, DT, Canada (Rd. 4, Pick 120)
Daniel Lasco, RB, Cal (Rd. 7, Pick 237)

The positive is that I like all of the Saints' first three picks. They were all good value, especially Bell. Rankins filled a massive need. But the Saints once again suffer from little depth in the draft. Onyemata has potential, but is raw. I'm not fan of Lasco, and it's not like the Saints badly need an RB. The Saints moved up for Bell and Onyemata. That cost them extra picks, an issue that's been present for years. It's why the Saints have struggled lately and it appears they haven't learned from their mistakes. 

New York Giants - B

Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State (Rd. 1, Pick 10)
Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma (Rd. 2, Pick 40)
Darian Thompson, S, Boise State (Rd. 3, Pick 71)
B.J. Goodson, OLB, Clemson (Rd. 4, Pick 109)
Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA (Rd. 5, Pick 149)
Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina (Rd. 6, Pick 184)

I hated the Apple pick for New York, but they recovered from the reach. Shepard is a mini Victor Cruz and could be a deadly slot option, or No. 2 WR. Thompson was a massive steal in Round 3 and fills a huge need. Goodson can play and it's good to see the Giants actually take a LB. Perkins could be a perfect partner with Shane Vereen in the backfield. It's a great pick. Adams has upside, although he's raw. 

New York Jets - C+

Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State (Rd. 1, Pick 20)
Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State (Rd. 2, Pick 51)
Jordan Jenkins, OLB, Georgia (Rd. 3, Pick 83)
Juston Burris, CB, N.C. State (Rd. 4, Pick 118)
Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina (Rd. 5, Pick 158)
Lac Edwards, P, Sam Houston State (Rd. 7, Pick 235)
Charone Peake, WR, Clemson (Rd. 7, Pick 240)

I really, really like the Lee selection. But Hackenberg was a reach and might not be a great fit in New York. He has talent, but needs to develop and improve his accuracy. He's a boom-or-bust pick. Jenkins and Burris aren't amazing players, but they were solid value and filled a need. I love the Peake pick, and he could contribute early as a deep threat. 

Oakland Raiders - B-

Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia (Rd. 1, Pick 14)
Jihad Ward, DT/DE, Illinois (Rd. 2, Pick 44)
Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State (Rd. 3, Pick 75)
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State (Rd. 4, Pick 100)
DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech (Rd. 5, Pick 143)
Cory James, LB, Colorado State (Rd. 6, Pick 194)
Vadal Alexander, OG, LSU (Rd. 7, Pick 234)

I like, but don't love the Raiders' draft. Joseph can play, but is coming off an injury. It was a bit early for him, but it did fill a need. Ward is raw, but has a high ceiling. He could thrive as a DE/DT for Oakland. Calhoun was solid value and provides pass rushing depth. Cook makes sense, as Matt McGloin could leave next year and the Raiders will need a backup. I don't view him as a starter, but I'm good with him as a backup. Washington could be the third down back the Raiders lacked last year, although it was a reach. Landing Vadal Alexander was something the Raiders could have done in the fifth and I would have liked it. 

Philadelphia Eagles - C

Carson Wentz, QB, NDSU (Rd. 1, Pick 2)
Isaac Seumalo, OG, Oregon State (Rd. 3, Pick 79)
Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia (Rd. 5, Pick 153)
Halapoulivaati Vaitia, OT, TCU (Rd. 5, Pick 164)
Blake Countess, CB, Auburn (Rd. 6, Pick 196)
Jalen Mills, FS, LSU (Rd. 7, Pick 233)
Alex McCalister, DE, Florida (Rd. 7, Pick 240)
Joe Walker, ILB, Oregon (Rd. 7, Pick 251)

Wentz could be a great QB, or he could be a bust. If he went to N.C. State, he'd have been the No. 1 overall pick. But that change in competition level will be a challenge. Seumalo has injury problems, but it's good value at a major need. Smallwood is the eventual Darren Sproles replacement. I love the Mills pick, as I thought he'd have gone much earlier. I like McCalister, although he's very undersized. The rest of the picks are average at best. 

Pittsburgh Steelers - C+

Artie Burns, CB, Miami (FL) (Rd. 1, Pick 25)
Sean Davis, DB, Maryland (Rd. 2, Pick 58)
Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State (Rd. 3, Pick 89)
Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU (Rd. 4, Pick 123)
Travis Feeney, OLB, Washington (Rd. 6, Pick 220)
DeMarcus Ayers, WR, Houston (Rd. 7, Pick 229)
Tyler Matakevich, ILB, Temple (Rd. 7, Pick 246)

I didn't like the Steelers start, but they recovered a bit. Burns was a reach, although he does have potential. There simply better CBs on the board. It's the right range for Davis, who rose late. He could play safety, a big need. Hargrave is a bit of reach, but could thrive with the Steelers. Hawkins was a very good pick, and could become a starting tackle. He turned pro too early. Feeney screams solid special teams player. Ayers could help on returns and has some great speed. I love Matakevich as a pure tackler, although he lacks size. A classic underachiever, he could very well out-perform his draft position. 

San Diego Chargers - C-

Joey Bosa, OLB, Ohio State (Rd. 1, Pick 3)
Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas (Rd. 2, Pick 35)
Max Tuerk, C, USC (Rd. 3, Pick 66)
Joshua Perry, ILB, Ohio State (Rd. 4, Pick 102)
Jatavis Brown, LB, Akron (Rd. 5, Pick 175)
Drew Kaser, P, Texas A&M (Rd. 6, Pick 179)
Derek Watt, FB, Wisconsin (Rd. 6, Pick 198)
Donavon Clark, OT, Michigan State (Rd. 7, Pick 224)

I think I'm in the minority here, but I don't like the Chargers' draft. Bosa doesn't fit in their 3-4 scheme and could struggle. Henry fills a need and even though it's a poor TE class, I thought this was too early. The same goes for Tuerk, who is coming off an injury. Center was a need, but Tuerk might not be ready. I like Perry and this was my favorite pick from San Diego. It was a value pick and fills a need. The same is true of Brown, who could play several LB spots. He's a great athlete, but is small and raw. The rest of the picks are poor. A punter and a fullback shouldn't go in the sixth, even if the fullback is J.J. Watt's brother. Clark wasn't expected to be drafted. 

San Francisco 49ers - C+

DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon (Rd. 1, Pick 7)
Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford (Rd. 1, Pick 28)
Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State (Rd. 3, Pick 68)
Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU (Rd. 4, Pick 133)
Ronald Blair, DE, App State (Rd. 5, Pick 142)
John Theus, OT, Georgia (Rd. 5, Pick 145)
Fahn Cooper, OT, Ole Miss (Rd. 6, Pick 174)
Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech (Rd. 6, Pick 207)
Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida (Rd. 6, Pick 211)
Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State (Rd. 6, Pick 213)
Prince Charles Iworah, CB, Western Kentucky (Rd. 7, Pick 249)

The 49ers started great, with Buckner. It filled a need and was good value. They then totally reached for Garnett, who I had as a third round player. He'll start, but isn't even a great fit for Chip Kelly's scheme. Redmond is a classic Trent Baalke pick; a talented player coming off an injury. Robinson might be the most talented corner in the draft. However, he's still raw because he was kicked off the LSU team because of off-the-field issues. This is a boom-or-bust pick. Blair might not be a great fit for the 49ers' 3-4 scheme, although it's decent value. Cooper is a better player than Theus, but the latter is a better fit for Kelly's scheme. Driskel has some tools, but has yet to put them together. He could improve under Kelly. I like the Taylor and Burbridge picks a lot. Taylor isn't the player his father Fred was, but there's a spot for him in the NFL. There are some odd picks here, but the 49ers had enough picks that a few of the risks are likely to pan out. 

Seattle Seahawks - B-

Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M (Rd. 1, Pick 31)
Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama (Rd. 2, Pick 49)
C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame (Rd. 3, Pick 90)
Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State (Rd. 3, Pick 94)
Rees Odhiambo, OG, Boise State (Rd. 3, Pick 97)
Quinton Jefferson, DT, Maryland (Rd. 5, Pick 147)
Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas (Rd. 5, Pick 171)
Joey Hunt, C, TCU (Rd. 6, Pick 215)
Kenny Lawler, WR, Cal (Rd. 7, Pick 243)
Zac Brooks, RB, Clemson (Rd. 7, Pick 247)

Ifedi was a solid pick and fills a big need. Landing Reed in the second was a complete steal and worth moving up for. Prosise and Collins are two very different backs, but both were great picks. Prosise is raw, but will be a good third down back. Collins lacks speed, but his running style is a bit like a former Seahawks RB who just retired. Odhiambo fills a need, but it was a bit early. I really like the Lawler selection, especially in Round 7. The rest of the picks are average at best. Brooks was a major surprise, since he has basically committed to a career as an interior decorator. Taking another blocker or two would have been worth it. That Seahawks offensive line needs the help. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - B

Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida (Rd. 1, Pick 11)
Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky (Rd. 2, Pick 39)
Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State (Rd. 2, Pick 59)
Ryan Smith, CB, NC Central (Rd. 4, Pick 108)
Caleb Benenoch, OT, UCLA (Rd. 5, Pick 148) 
Devante Bond, OLB, Oklahoma (Rd. 6, Pick 183)
Dan Vitale, FB, Northwestern (Rd. 6, Pick 197)

The draft started so well for the Bucs. They moved down and still picked up Hargreaves. They made a great pick with Spence, who will help a pass rush that needed help. Then they inexplicably traded a 3rd and a 4th to take a kicker. Aguayo is good, but no kicker is worth that price tag. Smith and Benenoch were solid picks, although Bond was a reach. He didn't do much for OU. Vitale plays FB, a dying position, but can contribute as a rare pass-catching FB. This is actually an okay pick. 

Tennessee Titans - B-

Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State (Rd. 1, Pick 8)
Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson (Rd. 2, Pick 33)
Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State (Rd. 2, Pick 43)
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama (Rd. 2, Pick 45)
Kevin Byard, S, MTSU (Rd. 3, Pick 64)
Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass (Rd. 5, Pick 140)
LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah (Rd. 5, Pick 157)
Sebastian Tretola, OG, Arkansas (Rd. 6, Pick 193)
Aaron Wallace, OLB, UCLA (Rd. 7, Pick 222)
Kalan Reed, CB, Southern Miss (Rd. 7, Pick 253)

The Titans had a lot of picks, and did an okay job with them. Conklin, Dodd and Johnson were all solid picks. There might have been better players on the board, but all three will start early and should be good players. The Henry pick makes no sense to me given that the Titans just traded for DeMarco Murray. Byard and Sims both fill needs, but they were reaches. Sharpe could be a nice find, but needs to bulk up and develop. I love the Tretola pick. He's not a great athlete, but he'll fit as a mauler with the Titans. The Titans should have done a better job of helping their secondary and this is a bit of a missed opportunity. 

Washington Redskins - A-

Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (Rd. 1, Pick 22)
Su'a Cravens, LB, USC (Rd. 2, Pick 53)
Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (Rd. 3, Pick 84)
Matthew Ioannidis, DT, Temple (Rd. 5, Pick 152)
Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana (Rd. 6, Pick 187)
Steven Daniels, ILB, Boston College (Rd. 7, Pick 232)
Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia (Rd. 7, Pick 242)

You have to love what Washington is doing. Doctson was a strong pick and he could replace Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson very soon. Both are free agents. Cravens should be a hybrid safety/LB and if that's how Washington uses him, this is a great pick. Fuller was a major steal for the Redskins. He fell because of an injury, but is a first round talent. He should have been a second round pick. Ioannidis and Sudfeld were solid picks, and the Temple DT could become a starter. Daniels is a poor man's Reggie Ragland, but could be a productive player in the NFL. Keith Marshall has talent, if he can stay healthy. 

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