NFL Draft 2020 Picks Tracker by Team: Results + Grades (Live)

It has been an eventful past few months, not only in the world in football, but the world in general. There will be no in-person NFL Draft this year. Each team will be drafting from their home, so hopefully nobody is going cheap on the WiFI. The 2020 NFL Draft is underway, and we are tracking each pick live to bring you a draft grade and analysis for each of the first three rounds. Every pick will be tracked after, with a grade over the next few days. Pick analysis is brought to you by @JGuilbault11 and @Wayne_Sports_.

Draft Results: Picks by Team & Round + Grades & Analysis

Round
Pick
Team
Player Selected
Position
College
Grade
Analysis
11Cincinnati BengalsJoe BurrowQBLSUA+This was going to be the pick all along, as Joe Burrow heads back to Ohio. Cincinnati gets their franchise QB and Burrow will walk into a team with some solid weapons around him.
12Washington RedskinsChase YoungDEOhio StateAThe Redskins are developing a solid corps of front seven talent, and Chase Young now becomes the leader of their team on the defensive side of the ball. He should be a high-level run defender and pass rusher right away.
13Detroit LionsJeff OkudahCBOhio StateB+With Darius Slay in Philadelphia now, the Lions get the best cornerback in the draft to fill an immediate need. Okudah is a complete corner, and has potential to be one of the lock down defensive backs in the league.
14New York GiantsAndrew ThomasOTGeorgiaB+Andrew Thomas was my favorite of the top four offensive tackle prospects, and he has an impressive combination of power and athleticism. He can start at right tackle this season with Nate Solder on the left and shift over the the left side next season to be Daniel Jones's blindside protector.
15Miami DolphinsTua TagaovailoaQBAlabamaA-Miami didn't need to give up any of their draft capital to get Tua. Sure, the durability is going to be question mark, but I like the risk for the upside. Miami has plenty of picks to address other issues. Miami should add to the line later in the draft to help sure things up.
16Los Angeles ChargersJustin HerbertQBOregonB-I was lower on Herbert than most, and despite his undeniable arm talent, he has a lot of issues with accuracy and making progressions. He has awesome upside but I'm not sure if the Chargers are the right team to help him reach it. He's clearly the third-best QB in this class.
17Carolina PanthersDerrick BrownDTAuburnC+With Isaiah Thomas still on the board, I would have rather seen the Panthers go that route over drafting Brown. He is still going to be a solid player, just not in love with the Panthers choice here. Brown disrupts plays well, but relies solely on his power.
18Arizona CardinalsIsaiah SimmonsLB/DBClemsonAI'm really surprised Simmons lasted this long in the draft, as he's the most versatile player in the draft and has the upside to be the best defensive player in his class. He'll start at linebacker, but he can play inside or outside on the edge, safety, or corner. He'll be an awesome weapon for the Cardinals on defense.
19Jacksonville JaguarsCJ HendersonCBFloridaACJ Henderson wasn't far off from being the top cornerback in the draft. Henderson going earlier than expected, but Jacksonville nabbed a corner after trading their top two over the last year. It is a start on a rebuild in Jacksonville. Henderson is an elite athlete and his man coverage skills is one of the best in the class.
110Cleveland BrownsJedrick Wills Jr.OTAlabamaA+Jedrick Wills is a bit smaller than your typical starter at left tackle, but he's super athletic and he'll help boost Baker Mayfield's production right away. Wills's floor is likely as an above-average starter, but he has All-Pro caliber upside. This is one of the rare instances where need and BPA led the Browns to Wills.
111New York JetsMekhi BectonOTLouisvilleC+Mekhi Becton has a ton of upside - he's the biggest player in the draft and he has athleticism which few guys his size possess. But with Wirfs still available, that's the direction I expected the Jets to go, as I had him much higher rated. Becton has upside but he's not polished and this was a reach depending on who was still available.
112Las Vegas RaidersHenry Ruggs IIIWRAlabamaB-Henry Ruggs III being the first WR off the board is a bit surprising. Oakland hasn't been great offensively, and while they needed a WR, I thought Lamb would have been the guy. If they can unlock his potential, great pick, but the case will be out on that. Taking Ruggs over Judy and Lamb is likely going to end up a mistake for the Raiders.
113Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Via SF)Tristan WirfsOTIowaA+The offensive line was a need, and Tampa Bay gets an absolute steal here. They traded up one spot to get him, and he is one of the most talented athletic players in the draft. I thought he would go much earlier, but even after an offensive line run, he lasted to Tampa.
114San Francisco 49ers (Via TB)Javon KinlawDTSouth CarolinaAThis is about the range I had Kinlaw coming off the board, and despite his knee issues he should be an instant-impact player. His muscular frame and long arms make him an awesome pass rusher and he should be adept at stopping the run as well. This is a great fit for a Niners team that traded away DeForest Buckner earlier this season.
115Denver BroncosJerry JeudyWRAlabamaA+Jerry Jeudy was my highest-rated prospect at wide receiver in this class, and the Broncos were rumored to be considering trading up to get him so they have to be thrilled. Jeudy is an instant superstar at receiver, and the Broncos offense is trending up with him, Drew Lock, and Courtland Sutton
116Atlanta FalconsA.J. TerrellCBClemsonDYikes, Atlanta makes the first major reach of the draft. Yes, they needed a cornerback, but this was something they could have grabbed later on. If this was their guy, trading back would have been a better option.
117Dallas CowboysCeeDee LambWROklahomaA+The Cowboys certainly couldn't have expected CeeDee Lamb to still be available here, as he was widely projected to be gone a few picks before this. Lamb joins Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup in what now becomes one of the best wide receiver trios in the league. Dak Prescott still needs to be resigned, but this team figures to easily have a top ten passing offense in 2020.
118Miami Dolphins (Via PIT)Austin JacksonOTUSCBThis is a bit of a reach for Miami, but I like Austin Jackson a lot. Miami desperately needed to add to their line, and while they didn't get the tier one names, Jackson is not a bad addition. He is a true LT, which bodes well for him sliding right into Miami's offensive line.
119Las Vegas Raiders (Via CHI)Damon ArnetteCBOhio StateC-This is another weird reach by the Raiders, as I had several corners - Trevon Diggs, Jeff Gladney, A.J. Terrell, and Noah Igbionhere graded higher than Damon Arnette. He's a solid player, but there were much better defenders available here and I don't like this pick at all, as it doesn't even fill the Raiders' biggest need on defense.
120Jacksonville Jaguars (Via LAR)K'Lavon ChaissonEDGELSUAThe defense needed to be revamped, and they are doing that in the first round. Chaisson is is a great value going 20th overall. Adding to Josh Allen, they will have pressure coming off the edge. Chaisson was one of the top pass rushers in the draft.
121Philadelphia EaglesJalen ReagorWRTCUB+The Eagles needed a receiver, and while Justin Jefferson was heavily linked to them I like Reagor quite a bit more. The TCU product is an absolute playmaker, able to line up all over the formation and pick up chunk yardage. He’s a fluid athlete and showcases an elite explosion after the catch. He’s certainly got the athletic profile to be successful in the NFL, he will just need to polish some of the technical parts of his game.
122Minnesota Vikings (Via BUF)Justin JeffersonWRLSUB-After trading Stefon Diggs to Buffalo, the Vikings fill a WR need with Justin Jefferson. He is a talented wideout, but Thielen and Jefferson both excel in the slot. One of them will have to change. Jefferson excels in route running, and has strong hands to go with it.
123Los Angeles Chargers (Via NE)Kenneth MurrayLBOklahomaA-The Chargers made a nice move trading up for Kenneth Murray, a linebacker who has sideline-to-sideline tackling ability and will be an awesome starter for them. He's not a perfect linebacker, as he struggles at times with play-calling and offensive scheme recognition, but when he's given the opportunity to read and react his play speed will make him a tackle machine. He's a great fit for the Chargers defense.
124New Orleans SaintsCesar RuizCMichiganBCesar Ruiz played all over the offensive line during his time at Michigan. He gives the Saints some versatility, and he adds to a Saints offensive line that is already one of their strengths. Team needs people will disagree, but a good offensive line core goes a long way.
125San Francisco 49ers (Via MIN)Brandon AiyukWRArizona StateB+The 49ers had a hole to fill at receiver after losing Emmanuel Sanders, so they traded up to grab Brandon Aiyuk. The former Arizona State product combines solid size with crisp route running. His long arms and soft hands should make him a sure receiver at the pro level. He has shown instinctive open-field running ability and explosion after the catch. Aiyuk improved massively during his senior season after the departure of previous first-round pick N’Keal Harry. He may not have the upside of some of the other names in this class, and he will need to improve on handling press coverage to succeed in the NFL, but he profiles as a solid addition to this roster and should fit in nicely with Kyle Shanahan's offense.
126Green Bay Packers (Via MIA)Jordan LoveQBUtah StateFWell, this makes no sense. I haven't been a Jordan Love guy at any point in the pre-draft process. The Packers have much bigger needs than finding Rodgers's successor, and there were a handful of players still available who could have made a huge impact for them this season. Love has solid arm talent but his mechanics are a mess and he can't really read the field that well at all. I didn't have Love graded as a first-round player, and certainly not someone worth trading up for. This is the worst pick of the first round in my opinion.
127Seattle SeahawksJordyn BrooksLBTexas TechDTypical Seattle pick here, with a defensive player that was suited for a Day 2 pick. The Seahawks are adding to an already established linebacker. Brooks is a faster linebacker, and moves around the field with ease. He lacks in coverage, but is a strong tackler. I just don't get the need to draft him in the first round when Seattle could have grabbed him later on. Grade is more due to the value of the pick rather than the player.
128Baltimore RavensPatrick QueenLBLSUAThe Ravens were in need of an inside linebacker after losing C.J. Mosley last offseason, and Patrick Queen was arguably the best player available. He’s an open-field tackling machine who quickly diagnoses plays and came up with huge production down the stretch last season against Georgia, Oklahoma, and Clemson. Queen was just a one-year starter at LSU which could hurt his draft stock, but in a talented defense like the one the Ravens employ, he would be free to run cleanup duty for the rest of the roster. Queen showcased strong pass coverage capabilities as well as play recognition and a cerebral ability which could make him a “quarterback of the defense” type. He excels at a lot of the thing Mosley did in the past for Baltimore.
129Tennessee TitansIsaiah WilsonGGeorgiaC-Isaiah Wilson has a lot of work to do at the NFL level, and is still a very raw prospect. Wilson has upside and is a hard worker. His strengths are certainly his length, and we can move well for his size. At pick number 29 for Tennessee, I am not in love with Wilson here. It wasn't a glaring need for Tennessee, and the run of offensive lineman might have forced their hand here.
130Miami Dolphins (Via GB)Noah IgbinogheneCBAuburnBIgbinoghene is a physical corner who will be an asset as a nickel corner playing inside early on. He's an aggressive player in run support and strong tackler so he should be able to contribute to special teams. I had Gladney and Diggs rated higher at the corner position, but if the Dolphins like his specific attributes then this pick makes sense.
131Minnesota Vikings (Via SF)Jeff GladneyCBTCUAGiven the cornerbacks who have gone ahead of him, this is great value for the Vikings, who traded back a bit to get him as well. Gladney is a strong man-coverage corner, and is a physical guy as well. With Xavier Rhodes out of town and the Vikings secondary struggling last season, this made the most sense for Minnesota.
132Kansas City ChiefsClyde Edwards-HelaireRBLSUB-The defending Super Bowl champs take a bit of a luxury pick here with Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The team got minimal production out of their running back position in 2019, and the former LSU player can contribute with his combination of power and balance. He's a crisp route-runner and picks up yards after the catch. He's only 5'7" so he may be better playing in a committee backfield, but he's an explosive player who could start for the team this year.
233Cincinnati BengalsTee HigginsWRClemsonAI had Tee Higgins rated as my 4th overall receiver in this class, so I love this pick for Cincy. He is a special type of prospect with his elite combination of size (6’4”, 216 pounds) and speed (4.54 40-yard time). Higgins provides high-level jump-ball and contested-catch ability. Higgins scored a touchdown on 20% of his catches, including 13 in 2019, and he should be an elite red zone mismatch at the pro level. He also possesses great straight-line speed and explosive acceleration after the catch. I had his pro comp as A.J. Green, a veteran wideout who will line up across from him next season. Higgins joins Green, Tyler Boyd, and John Ross in what should be one of the better receiving corps in the leagues
234Indianapolis Colts
(Via WSH)
Michael Pittman Jr.WRUSCAIndy had a need for a wide receiver, and after the trade back with San Francisco, they were going to be in a range to nab one of the value names. They did just that with Michael Pittman. He is a talented wideout out of USC. Pittman is a physical wideout, but also a very good route runner. He should make an impact in year one.
235Detroit LionsDeAndre SwiftRBGeorgiaB-DeAndre Swift is the latest in a rapid influx of Georgia running backs, and his skill set should translate to the NFL immediately. He reads the game very well and is able to make reads in a zone-rushing scheme. He’s also versatile as a receiving weapon, showing an ability to run a full route tree and separate from defenders using a variety of moves. Swift lacks true home-run speed, but he has solid short-area burst and his balance and toughness allow him to gain yards after contact. Kerryon Johnson has struggled to stay healthy, so this pick makes sense for the Lions, but I don't love the value of drafting a running back here with the talent on defense still available.
236New York GiantsXavier McKinneySAlabamaAXavier Mckinney was a first round pick for me, and he falls to early round two for the Giants. McKinney is an athletic safety who can do a little bit of everything. This is strong value for the Giants who needed to bolster their secondary.
237New England Patriots (Via LAC)Kyle DuggerSLenoir-RhyneC+I'm not going to pretend like I watched any Lenoir-Rhyne games this season, but Dugger flashed an exciting skillset on tape. I had Winfield and Delpit rated higher than him, but there are few coaches who do a better job developing defensive talent than Bill Belichick. Dugger is an awesome athlete with an elite combination of size, speed, explosiveness, and physicality. He may be better suited as a sub-package hybrid safety/linebacker early on until he can develop his coverage skills.
238Carolina PanthersYetur Gross-MatosEDGEPenn StateBOne of the better pass rushers in a draft, the Carolina Panthers added another defensive player to a defense that they needed to rebuild. Gross-Matos has a high motor and can evolve into one of the better edge rushers in football.
239Miami DolphinsRobert HuntGLouisvilleBThe Dolphins are smart to continue upgrading their offensive line, as they will need to invest in protecting Tua to make sure he stays healthy. Hunt is a 4-year collegiate starter who has spent time at both left guard and left tackle. His combination of size/strength and athleticism will allow him to line up all over the offensive line for Miami, and while a little raw he has the potential to develop into an impact run-blocker and pass-protector.
240Houston Texans
(Via ARI)
Ross BlacklockDTTCUA-I love the Ross Blacklock pick here for the Texans. They got a big defensive tackle to help add to this defensive line that needs some help. Houston had one of the poorer defenses in the league last season.
241Indianapolis Colts (Via CLE)Jonathan TaylorRBWisconsinBI'm a big Marlon Mack fan, so I don't love this landing spot for Taylor, but I do love the talent of the former Wisconsin running back. 10 years ago, he might have been considered as a potential top-ten pick. The NFL has changed, but his skill set should still be pretty valuable. He leaned on his field vision, powerful lower body, and impressive balance on his way to three Big 10 rushing titles. He has home-run speed at the second level and while he wasn't asked to utilize a true three-down skillset at Wisconsin (pass-blocking, receiving) he should have a high upside in both of those areas. His high carry collegiate carry count is concerning in assessing his longevity, but the Colts have Mack and Nyheim Hines to take some pressure off him.
242Jacksonville JaguarsLaviska Shenault Jr.WRColoradoB+Health is likely the reason why we saw him drop a few spots, but this guy can play. He is explosive and can line up anywhere on the field. He is also a strong after the catch receiver, and can be a playmaker next to DJ Chark.
243Chicago Bears Via (RAI)Cole KmetTENotre DameB-Cole Kmet is the first tight end off the board in this draft, and he fills a need after the Bears cut Trey Burton last week. Kmet has solid size at the tight end position, although he may need to put on some mass to be more of an in-line and blocking threat. Kmet will likely need some time to work on refining the technical aspects of his game, but he has the athleticism to become a high-level receiving threat from the slot and has sneaky second-level capabilities. I don't think he'll make a huge impact in his first season, but he has solid long-term potential.
244Cleveland Browns (Via IND)Grant DelpitSLSUA+What a value for the Browns, as Grant Delpit goes 44th overall. He was one of the best safeties of the class, and is a big time playmaker in the secondary. A healthy secondary for the Browns next year can be trouble for opposing offenses.
245Tampa Bay BuccaneersAntoine Winfield Jr.SMinnesotaA-I had Winfield as a potential selection for the Bucs in the first round, so they have to be thrilled to get him here. I think he would be a locked-in first-round talent if he hadn’t missed extensive time with injuries in 2017 and 2018. Winfield profiles as an explosive in-the-box presence who has a tremendous ability to read opposing quarterbacks, watch plays develop, and find his way to the ball. The game comes naturally to him with his father being a former Pro Bowl corner and he should be a vicious tackler and turnover-forcing machine. Winfield will be an impactful presence on the field right away as teams will have to game-plan against his game-breaking tendencies.
246Denver BroncosK.J. HamlerWRPenn StateA-After adding Jerry Jeudy in the first round, the Broncos add Hamler to what is quickly becoming an elite receiving corps. Hamler is the definition of a field stretcher - despite not running the 40-yard dash at the combine, he flies down the field in his film and said he ran a 4.27 previously. He’s certainly not the most imposing physical presence at just 5’9”, 178 lbs, but the NFL is transitioning more toward the smaller, shiftier, speedier receivers. Hamler’s catch radius is understandably not huge, although he does a good job of tracking the ball over his shoulders downfield and is a threat to gain separation and make plays on deep routes. He will open up the offense for Jeudy, Sutton, and Fant on the outside.
247Atlanta FalconsMarlon DavidsonDLAuburnB-Atlanta rebounds slightly from their first pick with a grab on the defensive line. Marlon Davidson, out of Auburn, has a lot of upside and brings versatility to his game. While he can play in a few different spots on the line, it will be interesting to see if the Falcons move him inside.
248Seattle Seahawks (Via NYJ)Darrell TaylorDETennesseeDSeattle's draft board might be flipped upside down. This is now the second time in a row the Seahawks have grabbed a defensive player that they could have had later on. This time they traded up to get Darrell Taylor. While he is a talented player, Seattle's arms must hurt from reaching the first two days.
249Pittsburgh SteelersChase ClaypoolWRNotre DameB+The 6'4", 238 lb Chase Claypool has the size of a tight end and the ball skills of a premier wideout. He doesn't have home-run speed, but his physical traits and contested-catch capabilities will make him an awesome possession player. He ran a surprisingly quick 4.42 40-yard-dash at the combine and the only player who ran that fast at his size in the past was Calvin Johnson. He'll be a great red-zone threat right away and has the ability to run out of the slot or on the perimeter. His high-level blocking skills are just the cherry on top.
250Chicago BearsJaylon JohnsonCBUtahAAfter an odd move to take a tight end, the Bears get a great cornerback out of Utah here at pick number 50. He is a physical corner and someone who can be a playmaker as well. This is a great add for the Bears defense.
251Dallas CowboysTrevon DiggsCBAlabamaAAfter stealing CeeDee Lamb in the first round, the Cowboys get another guy who fell too far down the board in Trevon Diggs. The Alabama corner is Stefon's younger brother, and he has an awesome physical skillset - size, strength, and athleticism - which he combines with an instinctive feel for the game. His long-field speed could use some work, as he is unlikely to be able to handle the faster downfield receivers, but his physicality and short-area quickness should help him be an effective press-man corner right away. Diggs is a former wide receiver and has tremendous ball skills which allow him to generate lots of takeaways. He should also be an effective man-to-man defender on jump-ball type plays against bigger wide receivers.
252Los Angeles RamsCam AkersRBFlorida StateBCam Akers is better than advertised, as the offensive line at Florida State was abysmal. With Todd Gurley gone, the Rams felt the need to go running back with one of the few picks they have. This might say more about the backs on their current roster, but back to back years investing in running backs, we will have to see how this pans out.
253Philadelphia EaglesJalen HurtsQBOklahomaC-Jalen Hurts has been one of the biggest names in college football over the past few seasons, playing for a couple of playoff teams in Alabama and Oklahoma. He put up 53 total touchdowns in 2019, but he absolutely benefitted from Lincoln Riley's incredible system. Hurts is an awesome dual-threat type QB, but his inconsistent accuracy and inability to read the full field will limit his pro upside. The Eagles also already have their QB in place in Carson Wentz, so this pick doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Doug Pederson is a creative offensive mind and he may try to get both Wentz and Hurts on the field at the same time, but I think there were more valuable uses for this pick.
254Buffalo BillsA.J. EpenesaEDGEIowaAAfter losing the first round pick in the trade with Minnesota, this is a great value on A.J. Epenesa. He is a monster off the edge, and has big time strength and size. Bills needed some help with their pass rush, and this will certainly help.
255Baltimore Ravens
(Via NE)
J.K. DobbinsRBOhio StateB-The Ravens got great play out of Mark Ingram last year, but the veteran is 30 years old and for a roster reliant on the run game they don't have enough depth behind him. Dobbins will provide them with another weapon as an elusive ball-carrier who uses his balance and lower body strength to pick up yards after contact. His pass-catching could use a little refinement, but his pass-blocking will make him a valuable 3rd-down player. With a few other needs like OL/WR, it feels silly Baltimore didn't look that way.
256Miami Dolphins
(Via NO)
Raekwon DavisDLAlabamaC+Raekwon Davis doesn't check out as the highest graded defensive tackle, and there were a few players I would have went over him. Miami needs some playmakers, and few were out there for the taking. Davis has some work to do at the next level, but I do love his high motor and he will progress nicely.
257Los Angeles Rams
(Via HOU)
Van JeffersonWRFloridaCVan Jefferson is a bit of a reach for the Rams here, although his route-running and soft hands make him a nice fit for Sean McVay's system. The Rams traded away Brandin Cooks earlier this offseason, so Jefferson fills a need at receiver, but he's an older prospect at 23 years old and missed combine drills earlier this year with a broken foot. LA had bigger needs here, and at Jefferson's age I'm not sure he has the upside to ever be more than their WR3 next to Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp.
258Minnesota VikingsEzra ClevelandOTBoise StateAMinnesota continues an extremely strong draft, adding another need that they got great value on. Ezra Cleveland lasted longer than expected, but is going to fall to a spot where he can slide in. Cleveland really stands out with his athleticism, and needs to get a bit stronger, but overall is a solid pick.
259New York Jets (Via SEA)Denzel MimsWRBaylorA-I had Denzel Mims coming off the board sooner than this, so the Jets will be thrilled to land him as Sam Darnold's new number one target. He is an exceptional athlete and will provide their offense with a true vertical threat. He profiles as an excellent red-zone target and utilizes his combination of height, weight, and speed to make impressive contested catches. Mims has really long legs, which allow him to utilize long strides to separate from defenders and pick up yards after the catch. His lack of route-running polish and ability to beat press coverage could hamper the beginning of his career, but his physical profile should carry him to success.
260New England Patriots (Via BLT)Josh UcheDEMichiganB+This is a nice grab for the New England Patriots, as Josh Uche is an underrated pass rusher in this draft. This is also classic New England as they go under the radar with their first few picks. The Patriots defense didn't need much help, but they tend to always have a lot of turnover when contracts come up.
261Tennessee TitansKristian FultonCBLSUBKristian Fulton comes with a history of some off-field issues, but he has a lot of upside. He's not the fastest corner, but he has a lot of physical traits that defensive coordinators want in their secondary players. Fulton has some work to do with his mechanics and reaction time, but his ability to read and react to receivers' movements with his back to the QB is tough to teach. He'll make an impact on their defense right away as a hard-working press corner, and despite some cons to his game he should be a solid contributor as a part of a talented defense for the Titans.
262Green Bay PackersA.J. DillonRBBoston CollegeFThis grade has everything to do with the Packers and not A.J. Dillon. Already two running backs deep, Green Bay drafted a backup QB in round one, and now a third running back in round two? All of this without addressing the clear need for a playmaker on offense. To talk a bit about Dillon, he is a big back who can handle a workload. He also saw a ton of stacked boxes at Boston College and still produced strong numbers.
263Kansas City Chiefs
(Via SF)
Willie Gay Jr.LBMississippi StateCThe Chiefs could have been better served taking a defensive player in the first round, but Gay is a solid addition here. He's a heavy-hitting linebacker with his physical frame, but his athleticism and play speed are pretty average. He has solid tackling mechanics and should be a physical player in the middle of the defense for Kansas City, but I would have gone Logan Wilson or Zack Baun here, both of whom I have graded higher at linebacker.
264Carolina Panthers (Via SEA)Jeremy ChinnSSouthern IllinoisBCarolina makes a sneaky move here to trade up and get Jeremy Chinn. He is a small school prospect with some big upside. Chinn is a physical and athletic defender. The Panthers have glaring needs on all of the defensive side, and they continue to add pieces.
365Cincinnati BengalsLogan WilsonLBWyomingAThe Bengals are coming away with an awesome draft class, adding Logan Wilson to a linebacking corps in desperate need of leadership. Wilson doesn't have the recognition coming from a big program and his testing numbers weren't particularly impressive - this is how steals happen, though. Wilson has the type of physical frame teams want out of their linebackers, able to play on the strong side or in the middle. He has high-level coverage traits and is really talented at diagnosing plays. His mechanics could improve in terms of consistency and he won't bring elite play speed, but Wilson has the upside to become a really solid starting inside linebacker.
366Washington RedskinsAntonio GibsonRBMemphisC+Antonio Gibson is a playmaker, and a threat to take it to the house on any touch. Washington is in dire need of playmakers. This is a nice piece to help Dwayne Haskins out and work in and out of the offense. The issue for me here is how stacked the depth chart is with running backs.
367Detroit LionsJulian OkwaraDENotre DameB+Julian Okwara joins his brother Romeo on the Detroit Lions - both as edge defenders. Julian and Romeo were born in Nigeria and moved to the US as kids. The younger Okwara was a 2-year starter at Notre Dame and he should make an immediate impact as a speed-rush specialist, with the potential to become an every-down starter if he can improve his run defending technique.
368New York Jets
(Via NYG)
Ashtyn DavisSCalB-I like the idea here with Ashtyn Davis and Jamal Adams in the secondary, but there were a few other ways the Jets could have gone. However I won't kill this pick too much. Getting athleticism on defense is certainly not a bad thing.
369Seattle Seahawks (Via CAR)Damien LewisOLLSUC+This was another reach by the Seahawks for a player who has solid traits but is far from polished. His strength and physicality make him a force in run-blocking, but he lacks lateral quickness and agility, making him inconsistent in pass-protection. Lewis doesn't have a high-level athletic profile, and he lacks the length a lot of teams look for in their guards, but his power-run blocking will make him a useful addition to the Seattle O-line. I would have preferred Josh Jones or Netane Muti here.
370Miami DolphinsBrandon JonesSTexasB-This is a bit of a reach for the Dolphins, but it does fill a need for them. Jones has a lot of potential to be an above average NFL safety, and with the cornerback spots locked up, this is a good fit for Jones.
371Baltimore Ravens (Via NE)Justin MadubuikeDTTexas A&MBMadubuike has a smaller frame at defensive tackle, but his high-level athleticism and quickness are enticing. He's a former 5-star recruit and was voted Texas A&M's defensive MVP as a sophomore. He profiles as a solid pass-rusher with his athletic ability and agility, but he's not the gap-filling, run-defending type in the middle of the defensive line. His speed (4.83 40-yard dash) makes him a good fit for the direction the league is heading, but I'm not sure if he can handle an every-down role at nose tackle with his lack of size.
372Arizona CardinalsJosh JonesOTHoustonAArizona continues to have one hell of an offseason. Josh Jones falls to them in the third round, which was a need they skipped with their first round pick. Isaiah Simmons, Jones, and DeAndre Hopkins have essentially been their draft so far.
373Jacksonville JaguarsDavon HamiltonDTOhio StateB-I had DaVon Hamilton graded as more of a Day 3 pick, but he's a nice fit for the Jags defense with his combination of athleticism and upfield quickness. His instincts are awesome and Hamilton frequently meets the quarterback or running back behind the line of scrimmage. His technique needs refinement, particularly with his hand positioning and patience, but his athletic traits are enough to make him worthy of this pick here.
374New Orleans Saints (Via CLE)Zack BaunLBWisconsinAThis is well worth the trade up for the Saints, as New Orleans gets a versatile linebacker who can also play as an edge rusher. Baun really slid farther than I expected, so this is a great grab by the Saints who hadn't flashed anything sexy with their first round pick.
375Detroit Lions (Via IND)Jonah JacksonOLOhio StateB-Jonah Jackson fills a need at guard for the Lions, but I had him as a Day 3 guy. His athleticism and quick mental processing make him a solid pass-protecting prospect, but he has a narrow frame and lacks the body control or lower body strength to make him a powerful, driving run-blocker. I don't see him as a starter in the NFL and I would rather have Nemate Muti's pure power here.
376Tampa Bay BuccaneersKe'Shawn VaughnRBVanderbiltC+Tampa Bay opted to pass on some of the higher tier running backs, and I am glad that they did for what they got. Ke'Shawn Vaughn is a sneaky name, but probably picked a bit too early here. He should get some reps in the passing game with Tom Brady, which will be a year one plus for him.
377Denver BroncosMichael OjemudiaCBIowaBMichael Ojemudia is a sneaky good corner in this draft, and Denver addresses a need here. Playing at Iowa he played a lot of zone coverage and reads the ball extremely well. We didn't see him a ton in man, but he has the physical tools and speed to grow if needed.
378Atlanta FalconsMatt HennessyCTempleBBesides having one of the cooler names in the draft, Hennessy has awesome lateral quickness and football IQ at the center position. He isn't the most physically imposing prospect, but teams will like his balance and body control. He's a great fit for teams that want to stretch the field laterally and run more zone-blocking schemes, and he could develop into the starting center for Atlanta after Alex Mack eventually retires.
379New York JetsJabari ZunigaEDGEFloridaA-Jabari Zuniga had a dominant start to the season as a pass-rusher before being sidelined by a recurring high ankle sprain issue. He isn't a particularly powerful edge guy, but his speed off the end flies off the film. He will be able to exploit slower offensive tackles in sub-packages as a pass rusher early on, and can rush as either a 4 or 5 technique. I'm not sure if he projects as a starter, but he gives the Jets a speed element in their 3rd-down packages with a ton of potential for growth long-term.
380Las Vegas RaidersLynn Bowden Jr.WRKentuckyCLynn Bowden is a fast wideout who is extremely athletic. The Raiders have added a few wide receivers now in the draft, and you can't say Derek Carr doesn't have anyone to throw to anymore. I just don't understand the need for so many picks on wideouts when Las Vegas has plenty of other needs.
381Las Vegas Raiders
(Via CHI)
Bryan EdwardsWRSouth CarolinaB+The Raiders grab another high-upside skill position player here in Bryan Edwards. He's coming off a broken foot that he suffered in February, but as a four-year starter at South Carolina he displayed his ability to make challenging catches in the middle of the field and fight for positioning against DBs. His route-running needs some polish, but he's a physical player who has a ton of upside thanks to his combination of high-level height, weight, and speed.
382Dallas CowboysNeville GallimoreDTOklahomaA-I love this pick for the Dallas Cowboys, and once again the obvious choice just falls into their lap. Neville Gallimore is a gamer, and is a force on the defensive line. He needs to improve on his stamina and physical side a bit, but the upside is there and he works hard.
383Denver Broncos
(Via PIT)
Lloyd Cushenberry IIICLSUAAfter losing Matt Paradis last offseason, the Broncos had a need in the interior of their offensive line. I had Cushenberry graded as a potential first-round guy, so this is awesome value here. He's a powerful run-blocker and has length for days making him a solid pass-protector against interior defensive linemen. Cushenberry is a smooth blocker and became a key part of LSU's championship roster. He should start for the Broncos right away and will solidify an offense that is fast-improving.
384Los Angeles RamsTerrell LewisOLBAlabamaAWhile there is some health concerns here, I love the upside of Terrell Lewis out of Alabama. With Cory Littleton gone, the Rams needed to replace him and have a potential starter here.
385Indianapolis Colts (Via DET)Julian BlackmonSUtahB+Julian Blackmon was a three-star recruit to Utah as a cornerback but made the transition to safety successfully. His past experience at corner boosts his versatility, and he should be a solid glue guy across the secondary for the Colts - an area of significant need for them. Blackmon excels in coverage against bigger tight ends and can also play as a downhill force against the run. He could develop into a future starter at safety for Indy.
386Buffalo BillsZack MossRBUtahABack-to-back picks out of Utah, as Zack Moss is off the board. I love the addition of Moss to the backfield here, pairing him with Devin Singletary. He is a little ball of fire and Buffalo is going to love his strength and style of running.
387New England PatriotsAnfernee JenningsEDGEAlabamaB+Anfernee Jennings is a nice value here with his physicality off the edge. He's been a leader for Nick Saban's defense, and he plays angry at the line of scrimmage. He can rush the passer and defend the run, and he is very much a Bill Belichick player. He has a lot of tools in the toolbox to beat opposing offensive linemen and I'm surprised he was still on the board here. The Pats needed to retool their edge defenders and add Jennings to their Josh Uche pick earlier in the draft.
388Cleveland Browns (Via NO)Jordan ElliottDTMissouriAAnother strong pick for the Cleveland Browns here, as they will get one of the better defensive tackles in the draft. Cleveland will love what Elliott brings to the table, which is a hard work ethic. He will likely be a rotational piece early on with room to grow.
389Minnesota VikingsCameron DantzlerCBMississippi StateA-The Vikings had a need at corner after their top three guys from last season left the team, and this is their second off the board here. Dantzler has incredible length which will draw attention from officials early on but will also allow him to stay attached to opposing receivers. He's an explosive athlete who plays with a chip on his shoulder and competes snap after snap. He could struggle against bigger and more physical receivers, but his play recognition and athletic profile should allow him to start for the Vikings this season, with a particular strength in press-man coverage.
390Houston TexansJonathan GreenardEDGEFloridaBBuilding on the front seven was a need for Houston and this is another pick where they have done just that.
391New England PatriotsDevin AsiasiTEUCLABThe Patriots finally take a player to help their offense which figures to be one of the worst in 2020. Asiasi only had 9 catches before this prior season, but he had 18 catches in his last 3 games and flashed elite speed and playmaking. He has Evan Engram-type receiving potential with his athleticism, although I expected them to look at Jacob Eason or Jake Fromm here. Asiasi has solid long-term potential but who will be throwing him the football?
392Baltimore RavensDevin DuvernayWRTexasA-Devin Duvernay is Kyler Murray's cousin, and he is a lethal playmaker at wideout. He ran a 4.39 40-yard-dash at the combine and he should be able to line up in the slot or on the perimeter. This offense already has a ton of speed, and with Duvernay joining Hollywood Brown outside, defensive coordinators will struggle to defend them. Lamar Jackson is developing into a solid deep-ball passer, and while Duvernay doesn't run a polished route-tree, he's a freak with the ball in his hands and can consistently take the top off the defense.
393Tennessee TitansDarrynton EvansRBAppalachian StateB+Dion Lewis left the Titans for the Giants this offseason, and while Derrick Henry is going to see the vast majority of carries, their depth chart at running back behind him was barren. Evans was only a two-star recruit, but he vastly outplayed that rating, winning the Sun Belt offensive player of the year in 2019. Evans is an elusive runner with creativity in his footwork and has a solid third-down skillset. He's a great player to be utilized on screen passes and will be a factor on punt/kick returns as well.
394Green Bay PackersJosiah DeguaraTECincinnatiCIf I told you Josia Deguara was going to be the Packers "weapon" of choice for Rodgers, you would not have believed me. But here we are. It is a need, but this draft is inexcusable.
395Denver Broncos
(Via SF)
McTelvin AgimDTArkansasB-The Broncos resigned Shelby Harris to a one-year contract after the free agency market wasn't quite what he wanted, so while McTelvin will be a valuable depth piece this year, he could be starting as early as next season. He has a lot of work to do with refining his technique, mechanics, and strength, but the Broncos are the right team to work with him with Bill Kollar (defensive line coach) and Vic Fangio. McTelvin will provide solid depth across the defensive line, but Lucas Niang may have been the right pick as a potential starting offensive tackle.
396Kansas City ChiefsLucas NiangOTTCUAThis is a steal for the Chiefs, who grab an offensive tackle that can move all over. This gives the Chiefs some strong depth, but a potential starter. He is extremely strong and has solid length as well.
397Cleveland Browns
(Via HOU)
Jacob PhillipsLBLSUC+Jacob Philips is yet another player taken from the football factory down in the bayou, but he feels like a reach in the third round. Playing in the LSU defense and next to Patrick Queen at linebacker, he wasn't asked to do too much last season. He didn't miss many tackles, but he lacks the explosive athleticism and aggressive playing style that teams covet out of middle linebackers. He will likely be a solid contributor on defense as well as special teams, but Malik Harrison would have been a higher-upside pick here.
398Baltimore Ravens (Via NE)Malik HarrisonLBOhio StateBAnother Buckeye is off the table here, and Malik Harrison is a nice add for the Baltimore Ravens. Harrison can play in multiple linebacker spots and is going to have a ton of upside to go with it.
399New York GiantsMatt PeartOTUConnA-Peart won't be relied upon to start this season, as Andrew Thomas and Nate Solder will shore up the offensive line spots. His outstanding length and athleticism make him an enticing developmental prospect and he could become a starter as early as next season. Peart was a 4-year starter at UConn, and he offers a ton of long-term potential. Getting him into a pro-level strength program will be very important for his development. This is a nice high-upside pick.
3100Las Vegas Raiders (Via NE)Tanner MuseSClemsonCNot quite sure how Tanner Muse will be used as he can play a few different spots, but he fits what Oakland continues to look for. He won't start right away, but could be a piece that stands out in a year or two.
3101New England Patriots (Via SEA)Dalton KeeneTEVirginia TechCDalton Keene has the best mustache in the draft, and the Pats liked him enough to make him their second tight end of this round. They traded 3 picks away to move up to this spot for some reason, but Keene is a really versatile player who can play tight end, fullback, and halfback. His ability to catch the ball in space and block upfield will make him a valuable offensive player early on, but I thought he would be a 5th or 6th round pick and I'm not sure the Pats needed to move up to get him.
3102Pittsburgh SteelersAlex HighsmithDECharlotteB+The Steelers might have been able to wait a bit, but overall they grabbed an edge rusher with a lot of upside. I like this pick here, which will go overlooked.
3103Philadelphia EaglesDavion TaylorLBColoradoADavion Taylor has one of the most unique stories of any player in this draft. He only played 1 1/2 games of high school football due to his mother's religious beliefs - he had to be done by sunset on Friday night. He played at Coahoma Community College for one season before being scooped up by Colorado, and he has all kinds of long-term potential. Taylor is a mega athlete, running a 4.49 40-yard-dash and measuring very well at the combine. He projects as having elite speed and explosiveness at linebacker, and while is about as raw as raw gets he has a massive amount of untapped potential. He can line up at safety or linebacker and is a very exciting long-term developmental project.
3104Los Angeles RamsTerrell BurgessSUtahB+Another defensive back out of Utah goes in the draft, and the Los Angeles Rams felt the need to add some depth here. Upside is there and he can certainly be a rotational piece right away.
3105New Orleans Saints (Via MIN)Adam TrautmanTEDaytonA+This is an awesome value pick for the Saints, a team that loves its tight ends with Drew Brees at quarterback. I'm surprised Trautman was still available as many analysts had him rated as the top tight end prospect in this class. He has a massive frame at 6'6", 253 lbs and should be a reliable target for Brees early on with his reliable hands. He will need to work on developing his blocking ability and route-running, but this may have been the best landing spot for him to progress quickly. He has a shot to be a high-level receiving tight end and elite red-zone threat.
3106Baltimore RavensTyre PhillipsOTMississippi StateC+Baltimore adds some depth to the offensive line as they get a massive tackle in Tyre Phillips out of Mississippi State. Not a bad add here out of the lesser known offensive lineman. The strength and size is there but he will need to develop a bit technically.
4107Cincinnati BengalsAkeem Davis-GaitherLBAppalachian StateB+
4108Washington RedskinsSaahdiq CharlesOTLSUC
4109Las Vegas Raiders (Via DET)John SimpsonOGClemsonC
4110New York GiantsDarnay HolmesCBUCLAB+
4111Miami Dolphins (Via HOU)Solomon KindleyOGGeorgiaA
4112Los Angeles ChargersJoshua KelleyRBUCLAB
4113Carolina PanthersTroy Pride Jr.CBNotre DameA
4114Arizona CardinalsLeki FotuDTUtahC
4115Cleveland BrownsHarrison BryantTEFlorida AtlanticA
4116Jacksonville JaguarsBen BartchOTSt. JohnsB
4117Minnesota Vikings (Via TB)D.J. WonnumDESouth CarolinaC
4118Denver BroncosAlbert OkwuegbunamTEMissouriB+
4119Atlanta FalconsMykal WalkerLBFresno StateB-
4120New York JetsLa'Mical PerineRBFloridaC-
4121Detroit Lions (Via RAI)Logan StenbergOGKentuckyD
4122Indianapolis ColtsJacob EasonQBWashingtonA
4123Dallas CowboysReggie Robinson IICBTulsoB
4124Pittsburgh SteelersAnthony McFarlandRBMarylandA
4125New York Jets (Via NE)James MorganQBFlorida InternationalB+
4126Houston Texans (Via LAR)Charlie HeckOTNorth CarolinaC
4127Philadelphia EaglesK'Von WallaceSClemsonA+
4128Buffalo BillsGabriel DavisWRUSFB
4129New York Jets
(Via NE)
Cameron ClarkOTCharlotteB+
4130Minnesota Vikings (Via NO)James LynchDTBaylorC
4131Arizona Cardinals
(Via HOU)
Rashard LawrenceDTLSUC-
4132Minnesota VikingsTroy DyeLBOregonA
4133Seattle SeahawksColby ParkinsonTEStanfordC
4134Atlanta Falcons
(Via BAL)
Jaylinn HawkinsSCalB+
4135Pittsburgh Steelers
(Via TEN)
Kevin DotsonOGLousianaC+
4136Los Angeles Rams (Via GB)Brycen HopkinsTEPurdueC+
4137Jacksonville Jaguars
(Via SF)
Josiah ScottCBMichigan StateA+
4138Kansas City ChiefsL'Jarius SneedSLousiana TechB-
4139Las Vegas Raider (Via TB)Amik RobertsonCBLousiana TechC+
4140Jacksonville Jaguars
(Via CHI)
Shaquille QuartermanLBMiamiC
4141Houston Texans (Via MIA)John ReidCBPenn StateC+
4142Washington RedskinsAntonio Gandy-GoldenWRLibertyB
4143Baltimore RavensBen BredesonOGMichiganC+
4144Seattle SeahawksDeeJay DallasRBMiamiC
4145Philadelphia EaglesJack DriscollOGAuburnC+
4146Dallas Cowboys (Via PHI)Tyler BiadaszCWisconsinA
5147Cincinnati BengalsKhalid KareemDENotre DameC+
5148Seattle Seahawks (Via WSH)Alton RobinsonDESyracuseB-
5149Detroit LionsDanny PinterOGBall StateC+
5150New York GiantsShane LemieuxOGOregonC
5151Los Angeles ChargersJoe ReedWRVirginiaB
5152Carolina Panthers (Via MIA)Kenny RobinsonSWest VirginiaC+
5153San Francisco (Via SF)Colton McKivitzOTWest VirginiaB-
5154Miami Dolphins
(Via JAX)
Jason StowbridgeDENorth CarolinaB
5155Chicago Bears (Via CLE)Trevis GipsonDETulsaA
5156Washington Redskins
(Via DEN)
Keith IsmaelCSan Diego StateC
5157Jacksonville Jaguars
(Via BAL)
Daniel ThomasSAuburnB
5158New York JetsBryce HallCBVirginiaA
5159New England Patriots (Via RAI)Justin RohrwasserKMarshallD
5160Nick Harris (Via IND)Nick HarrisCWashingtonA
5161Tampa Bay BuccaneersTyler JohnsonWRMinnesotaA-
5162Washington Redskins
(Via PIT)
Khaleke HudsonLBMichiganC+
5163Chicago BearsKindle VildorCBGeorgia SouthernB-
5164Miami Dolphins (Via PHI)Curtis WeaverEDGEBoise StateA+
5165Jacksonville Jaguars
(Via LAR)
Collin JacksonWRTexasB-
5166Detroit Lions
(Via PHI)
Quintez CephusWRWisconsinC-
5167Buffalo BillsJake FrommQBGeorgiaB
5168Philadelphia Eagles
(Via NE)
John HightowerWRBoise StateC+
5169Minnesota Vikings (Via NO)Harrison HandCBTempleB-
5170Baltimore Ravens
(Via MIN)
Broderick WashingtonDTTexas TechC+
5171Houston TexansIsaiah CoulterWRRhode IslandC
5172Detroit Lions (Via NE)Jason HuntleyRBNew Mexico StateD
5173Chicago Bears (Via MIA)Darnell MooneyWRTulaneC
5174Tennessee TitansLarrell MurchisonDTNC StateB
5175Green Bay PackersKamal MartinLBMinnesotaC+
5176Minnesota Vikings (Via SF)K.J. OsbornWRMiamiB
5177Kansas City ChiefsMike DannaDEMichiganB-
5178Denver BroncosJustin StrnadLBWake ForestC+
5179Dallas CowboysBradlee AnaeDEUtahB-
6180Cincinnati BengalsHakeem AdenijiOTKansasC+
6181Denver Broncos
(Via WSH)
Netane MutiOGFresno StateB+
6182New England (Via DET)Michael OnwenuOGMichiganB-
6183New York GiantsCam BrownLBPenn StateB+
6184Carolina PanthersBravvion RoyDTBaylorC-
6185Miami DolphinsBlake FergusonLSLSUD
6186Los Angeles ChargersAlohi GilmanSNotre DameC+
6187Cleveland Browns (Via ARI)Donovan Peoples-JonesWRMichiganA
6188Buffalo Bills
(Via CLE)
Tyler BassPKGeorgia SouthernC-
6189Jacksonville JaguarsJake LutonQBOregon StateC
6190San Francisco 49ers (Via PHI)Charlie WoernerTEGeorgiaC
6191New York JetsBraden MannPTexas A&MC-
6192Green Bay Packers
(Via RAI)
Jon RunyanOGMichiganC+
6193Indianapolis ColtsRobert WindsorDTPenn StateB
6194Tampa Bay BuccaneersKhalil DavisDTNebraskaB-
6195New England Patriots
(Via DEN)
Justin HerronOTWake ForestC+
6196Philadelphia Eagles (Via CHI)Shaun BradleyLBTempleD
6197Detroit Lions (Via IND)John PenisiniDTUtahC
6198Pittsburgh SteelersAntoine Brooks Jr.SMarylandB+
6199Los Angeles RamsJordan FullerSOhio StateC+
6200Philadelphia EaglesQuez WatkinsWRSouthern MississippiC
6201Baltimore RavensJames ProcheWRSMUC
6202Arizona Cardinals
(Via NE)
Evan WeaverLBCalC+
6203Minnesota Vikings (Via NO)Blake BrandelOTOregon StateC
6204New England Patriots (Via HOU)Cassh MaluiaLBWyomingC-
6205Minnesota VikingsJosh MetellusSMichiganC+
6206Jacksonville Jaguars
(Via SEA)
Tyler DavisTEGeorgia TechC
6207Buffalo Bills (Via BAL)Isiah HodgkinsWROregon StateB
6208Green Bay Packers
from Tennessee
Jake HansonCOregonB+
6209Green Bay PackersSimon StepaniakOTIndianaC+
6210Philadelphia Eagles (Via SF)Prince Tega WanoghoOTAuburnB+
6211Indianapolis ColtsIsaiah RodgersCBUMassC+
6212Indianapolis ColtsDezmon PatmonWRWashington StateC
6213Indianapolis ColtsJordan GlasgowLBMichiganC
6214Seattle SeahawksFreddie SwainWRFloridaB-
7215Cincinnati BengalsMarkus BaileyLBPurdueA-
7216Washington RedskinsKamren CurlSArkansasB-
7217San Francisco 49ers
(Via DET)
Jauan JenningsWRTennesseeC+
7218New York GiantsCarter CoughlinLBMinnesotaC
7219Baltimore RavensGeno StoneSIowaB+
7220Los Angeles ChargersK.J. HillWROhio StateB
7221Carolina PanthersStantley Thomas OlliverCBFlorida InternationalC+
7222Arizona CardinalsEno BenjaminRBArizona StateB
7223Jacksonville JaguarsChris ClaybrooksCBMemphisC
7224Tennessee Titans
(Via CLE)
Cole McDonaldQBHawaiiA
7225Minnesota VikingsKenny WillekesDEMichigan StateB+
7226Chicago Bears
(Via RAI)
Arlington HambrightOTColoradoC+
7227Chicago BearsLachavious SimmonsOGTennessee StateC
7228Atlanta Falcons
(Via TB)
Sterling HofrichterPSyracuseC
7229Washington Redskins
(Via DEN)
James Smith-WilliamsDENC StateB
7230New England Patriots
(Via ATL)
Dustin WoodardCMemphisC
7231Dallas CowboysBen DinucciQBJames MadisonC
7232Pittsburgh SteelersCarlos DavisDTNebraskaC
7233Philadelphia EaglesCasey ToohillDEStanfordB
7234Los Angeles RamsClay JohnstonLBBaylorB-
7235Detroit Lions
(Via PHI)
Jashon CornellDEOhio StateB
7236Green Bay Packers
(Via BUF)
Vernon ScottSTCUC
7237Kansas City ChiefsThakarius KeyesCBTulaneC+
7238New York Giants
from New Orleans
TJ BrunsonLBSouth CarolinaC+
7239Buffalo Bills
(Via MIN)
Dane JacksonCBPittsburghB
7240New Orleans Saints (Via HOU)Tommy StevensQBMississippiC
7241Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Via NE)Chapelle RussellLBTempleC
7242Green Bay Packers
(Via BAL)
Jonathan GarvinDEMiamiC
7243Tennessee TitansChris JacksonSMarshallB-
7244Minnesota Vikings (Via CLE)Nate StanleyQBIowaC+
7245Tampa Bay BuccaneersRaymond CalaisRBLouisianaC
7246Miami Dolphins
(Via KC)
Malcolm PerryRBNavyC+
7247New York GiantsChris WilliamsonCBMinnesotaC
7248Los Angeles RamsSam SlomanKMiami (OH)C
7249Minnesota VikingsBrian Cole IISMississippi StateC+
7250Los Angeles RamsTremayne AnchrumOGClemsonC
7251Seattle SeahawksStephen SullivanTELSUB
7252Denver BroncosTyrie ClevelandWRFloridaB
7253Minnesota VikingsKyle HintonOGWashburnC+
7254Denver BroncosDerrek TuszkaLBNorth Dakota StateC
7255New York GiantsTae CrowderLBGeorgiaD

Round One Winners

While we can point to some single pick winners like Arizona landing Isaiah Simmons and a couple teams getting their hopeful long term quarterbacks, a few teams made away with a few picks. The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted well the last few seasons with some of their younger talent, but have traded away veteran talent over the last season. They are in a dire need for a rebuild, and had two first round picks. With no strong corner, they used their number nine pick on C.J. Henderson out of Florida. Henderson was the second highest rated corner back, and while it was higher than expected, they were able to land K’Lavon Chaisson. I love the start to the Jaguars draft on the defensive side.

The Minnesota Vikings had a few excellent moves over the last few weeks, and were able to get high end replacement players for their needs, but also obtain picks in the process. While we will have to see how the Vikings use Justin Jefferson with Adam Thielen. Overall I like the pick as a Diggs replacement, and they needed to go after a cornerback as well. Getting Jeff Gladney while other corners were taken ahead of him is a steal for Minnesota.

Some of the best values of the draft ended up being the wide receivers. Denver being able to land Jerry Jeudy at pick number 15 is a money move for them. Even more shocking was CeeDee Lamb going to Dallas. That offense is loaded. The Baltimore Ravens didn’t have a ton of needs, but linebacker was one of the glaring ones. They ended up with their guy, grabbing Patrick Queen out of LSU.

Round One Losers

Hard not to start with the Las Vegas Raiders, who drafted Henry Ruggs as the first overall wideout off the board. A bit strange for me, even though he is a highly talented guy. Being able to unlock his potential with the quarterback play is going to be the big question mark. The Raiders later on drafted Damon Arnette, which was one of the higher reaches of the first round. While Arnette is a physical corner with upside, he was nowhere near a 19th overall pick value. Once again the Raiders have overshot on their first round picks, as that was the case last year as well.

Looking at the long term play for the Green Bay Packers, you can make the case for the pick if they had little to no shot of winning over the next few seasons. But that is not the case. There was a clear need for getting Aaron Rodgers some weapons, and there were still receivers to do that with. Instead they took Jordan Love, and also traded up for him. Looking at this as a short term pick, the Packers have failed to make their offense better. Seattle and Atlanta were two of the other teams that reached on their first round pick. Atlanta had a need at corner, but A.J. Terrell could have been a trade down option if that was truly their guy. He still went ahead of other corners that should have been selected. The Seahawks kept their first round pick, and did exactly the same thing with reaching on a guy they could have had much later.

 

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