2017 NFL Draft Grades 1-32

The dust has settled as the draft is now a full week in the rearview mirror. Here is how each team’s draft ranked. Of course we won’t know how your team truly did until 3-4 years down the road. Note that this is not a ranking of each team’s draft class but rather a score of how well they did with the picks that they had.

1.San Francisco 49ers

 

Solomon Thomas (No. 3 overall), Reuben Foster (No. 31 overall), Ahkello Witherspoon (No. 66 overall), C.J. Beathard (No. 104 overall), Joe Williams (No. 121 overall), George Kittle (No. 146 overall), Trent Taylor (No. 177 overall), D.J. Jones (No. 198 overall), Pita Taumoepenu (No. 202 overall), Adrian Colbert (No. 229 overall

GM John Lynch managed to get 2 of the top 5 players in the draft while picking up several extra picks in the process. Thomas will pair with last year’s first round pick, Buckner, to provide matchup problems up front and Reuben Foster can absolutely be the Bobby Wagner of the 49ers new-look Seahawks style defense. The rest of the draft was iffy highlighted by the over-drafting of Beathard. The 49ers had a lot of needs going into the draft but set themselves up very nicely for next year to either trade for Kirk Cousins or draft their QB of the future.

2.  Cleveland Browns

 

Myles Garrett (No. 1 overall), Jabrill Peppers (No. 25 overall), David Njoku (No. 29 overall), DeShone Kizer (No. 52 overall), Larry Ogunjobi (No. 65 overall), Howard Wilson (No. 126 overall), Roderick Johnson (No. 160 overall), Caleb Brantley (No. 185 overall), Zane Gonzalez (No. 224 overall), Matt Dayes (No. 252 overall)

I give a huge round of applause for the Browns for sticking to the plan by sitting at 1 and taking the best player in the draft with Garrett and not overpaying to move back up to select Trubisky. While I don’t question Kizer’s value in round 2 I think it might put the Browns in an awkward spot (see the Jets) next year come draft time if they fall in love with a QB in the 2018 class. At some point you have to give Kizer a chance to play. If anyone can get the full potential out of Kizer it is Hue Jackson. Peppers is an exciting player that will develop into the in the box safety that is needed for the new 46 style defense. He will be a matchup-defender and will dominate every phase of SPT. I liked the Njoku pick a little more when Barnidge was still on the roster as I think it would have helped his development. Regardless he has huge upside at the 29th pick. Ogunjobi, Wilson, and Johnson could all develop into starters while Gonzalez could eventually win the kicking job. The Browns have a nice draft class and added more ammo for next year by trading down.

3. Washington Redskins

 

Jonathan Allen (No. 17 overall), Ryan Anderson (No. 49 overall), Fabian Moreau (No. 81 overall), Samaje Perine (No. 114 overall), Montae Nicholson (No. 123 overall), Jeremy Sprinkle (No. 154 overall), Chase Roullier (No. 199 overall), Robert Davis (No. 209 overall), Josh Harvey-Clemons (No. 230 overall), Joshua Holsey (No. 235 overall)

Jonathan Allen can play and will be a great scheme fit for Washington up front. Moreau had a second round projection before suffering his injury during his pro day and will steal some time at CB this year. Ryan Anderson is a steady but not flashy player but is NFL ready and will also contribute this year. Perrine could push for carries as well and I fully expect him to outplay his draft position.

4. Indianapolis Colts

 

Malik Hooker (No. 15 overall), Quincy Wilson (No. 46 overall), Tarell Basham (No. 80 overall), Zach Banner (No. 137 overall), Marlon Mack (No. 143 overall), Grover Stewart (No. 144 overall), Nate Hairston (No. 158 overall), Anthony Walker (No. 161 overall)

There were a lot of good players on the board at 15 but maybe none better than Hooker. Hooker will make the secondary better with his elite range and ball skills. I don’t think anyone would have batted an eye if Quincy Wilson was drafted in round 1 making that selection a great value. I was underwhelmed with the middle of their draft class but I do think Anthony Walker could develop into a starter inside.

5. Buffalo Bills

 

Tre’Davious White (No. 27 overall), Zay Jones (No. 37 overall), Dion Dawkins (No. 63 overall), Matt Milano (No. 163 overall), Nathan Peterman (No. 171 overall), Tanner Vallejo (No. 195 overall)

The Bills welcome a strong draft class and rewarded their front office and scouting team by firing just about every person that would have influenced the draft the very next day. There were a lot of fine players at 10 but the Bills opted to move down to pick 27 and pick up an extra first round pick next year. White was a good value at 27 and fills a void left by the free agent departure of Stephon Gilmore. The Bills moved up to take Zay Jones who could prove to be an upgrade over also departed Robert Woods. Dawkins was a good value at 63 but I see him more of a G where the team must see him as someone that can come in and compete at RT. I don’t expect either of the LBs to have significant roles on defense. I don’t love Peterman as much as some others but he is an excellent value at pick 171.

6. Minnesota Vikings

 

Dalvin Cook (No. 41 overall), Pat Elflein (No. 70 overall), Jaleel Johnson (No. 109 overall), Ben Gedeon (No. 120 overall), Rodney Adams (No. 170 overall), Danny Isidora (No. 180 overall), Bucky Hodges (No. 201 overall), Stacy Coley (No. 219 overall), Ifeadi Odenigbo (No. 220 overall), Elijah Lee (No. 232 overall), Jack Tocho (No. 245 overall)

Dalvin Cook is going to keep defensive coordinators up late at night especially playing on that new carpet in Minnesota. There are off-field flags, a sketchy injury history, and fumble issues but Cook is super talented and will be a difference maker. Elflein will play right away at either G or C and will improve a porous line. Isidora can compete to help inside as well. Hodges may not be a true TE or a true WR but he is a matchup problem. He is a matchup problem that should have been long gone by pick 201. Johnson and Gedeon should provide nice depth on a talented defense. Not a bad showing for a team without a first round selection this year.

7. Cincinnati Bengals

 

John Ross (No. 9 overall), Joe Mixon (No. 48 overall), Jordan Willis (No. 73 overall), Carl Lawson (No. 116 overall), Josh Malone (No. 128 overall), Ryan Glasgow (No. 138 overall), Jake Elliott (No. 153 overall), J.J. Dielman (No. 176 overall), Jordan Evans (No. 193 overall), Brandon Wilson (No. 207 overall), Mason Schreck (No. 251 overall)

At first glance taking John Ross at 9 seems a little too high factoring in his injury concerns and size limitations. With Davis and Williams already off the board, however, he wasn’t going to last much longer. Andy Dalton will be excited as he will prove to be a very nice compliment to star AJ Green. Mixon had been linked to the Bengals for a while now so while I do not agree with the pick, from a talent standpoint alone Mixon would have been a first rounder. I love the Willis and Lawson selections and believe that both players will improve the Bengals edge play on defense. Dielman will be a nice utility player that can line up in different spots on the OL.

8. Houston Texans

 

Deshaun Watson (No. 12 overall), Zach Cunningham (No. 57 overall), D’Onta Foreman (No. 89 overall), Julie’n Davenport (No. 130 overall), Carlos Watkins (No. 142 overall), Treston Decoud (No. 169 overall), Kyle Fuller (No. 243)

I love Houston’s demeanor of this draft as they drafted like a team playing to win now-and they should. Bill O’Brien asks a lot out of his QB position and Watson seems the most likely of the class to be up for the task early on in his career. I would be surprised if Watson doesn’t win the majority of the work this season. I love Zach Cunningham as a Zach Brown type LB that adds very good range at depth at LB. I would have liked to have seen Houston add some plug and play talent on the OL as Davenport is a bit of a project at this point. Foreman and Watkins should carve out contributing roles this season.

9. Dallas Cowboys

 

Taco Charlton (No. 28 overall), Chidobe Awuzie (No. 60 overall), Jourdan Lewis (No. 92 overall), Ryan Switzer (No. 133 overall), Xavier Woods (No. 191 overall), Marquez White (No. 216 overall), Joey Ivie (No. 228 overall), Noah Brown (No. 239 overall), Jordan Carrell (No. 246 overall)

The Cowboys did a nice job matching value with needs early on. Taco will be a nice upgrade for a team desperate for a talented pass-rusher and to be frank-a warm body. Awuzie is a versatile defensive back that can play inside, outside, or even safety if needed. Lewis, if he keeps out of trouble, could be a steal, as he has the skill set to neutralize the slot. I am excited to see how they fit Ryan Switzer into the offense as he can move the chains.

10. Philadelphia Eagles

 

Derek Barnett (No. 14 overall), Sidney Jones (No. 43 overall), Rasul Douglas (No. 99 overall), Mack Hollins (No. 118 overall), Donnel Pumphrey (No. 132 overall), Shelton Gibson (No. 166 overall), Nathan Gerry (No. 184 overall), Elijah Qualls (No. 214 overall)

DC Jim Schwartz will use Barnett like he used Mario Williams in Buffalo. Barnett was very productive in Tennessee and will be up to the task in Philadelphia. Jones would have been a top 20 selection had it not been for his untimely injury. It remains to be seen how soon he will get on the field but I think the Eagles did well with this selection. Douglas will have to contribute early for a team desperate for help at CB and he is a ball hawk. Hollins and Gibson will compete for snaps at WR. If Philadelphia can keep Qualls focused he could be a huge upgrade to their depth on the DL.

11. Tennessee Titans

 

Corey Davis (No. 5 overall), Adoree’ Jackson (No. 18 overall), Taywan Taylor (No. 72 overall), Jonnu Smith (No. 100 overall), Jayon Brown (No. 155 overall), Corey Levin (No. 217 overall), Josh Carraway (No. 227 overall), Brad Seaton (No. 236 overall), Khalfani Muhammad (No. 241 overall)

The Titans needed to draft a WR and a CB with their 2 first round selections and it was wise of them to pick the 2 in the order that they did considering the early run at WR. While neither Davis nor Jackson would have been the 2 specific players I would have selected it seems as though the Titans got the 2 guys they targeted which is exactly what matters. Taylor and Smith are both good players and will add to the Titans offense this season.

12. Miami Dolphins

 

Charles Harris (No. 22 overall), Raekwon McMillan (No. 54 overall), Cordrea Tankersley (No. 97 overall), Isaac Asiata (No. 164 overall), Davon Godchaux (No. 178 overall), Vincent Taylor (No. 194 overall), Isaiah Ford (No. 237 overall)

Charles Harris will line up opposite of Cameron Wake to provide the pass rush that neither Mario Williams or Dion Jordan could provide the team. Drafting McMillan to play MLB will eventually be able to push Kiko Alonso to his more natural position at WLB. Tankersley could replace Byron Maxwell sooner rather than later and Asiata could compete at the G spot vacated by Tunsil. I like the value that the Dolphins got with their last 3 picks in Godchaux, Taylor, and especially Ford.

13. Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Leonard Fournette (No. 4 overall), Cam Robinson (No. 34 overall), Dawuane Smoot (No. 68 overall), Dede Westbrook (No. 110 overall), Blair Brown (No. 148 overall), Jalen Myrick (No. 222 overall), Marquez Williams (No. 240 overall)

Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone showed what kind of team they wanted to build by selecting Fournette and Robinson. Both players were probably the highest players on the Jaguars board and are going to add toughness in the run game. Fournette is more of a complete RB than he is given credit for and has a very high ceiling. Smoot is a nice player and can rotate in with Donte Fowler to get after the QB. I absolutely hate the Dede Westbrook selection. He carries a ton of baggage and doesn’t fill a position of need. I think Myrick has an opportunity to be a player.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

O.J. Howard (No. 19 overall), Justin Evans (No. 50 overall), Chris Godwin (No. 84 overall), Kendell Beckwith (No. 107 overall), Jeremy McNichols (No. 162 overall), Stevie Tu’ikolavatu (No. 223 overall)

I was certain going into the draft that if Dalvin Cook was available at 19 he was going to be Tampa Bay’s selection. Somehow OJ Howard was still on the board and the Buccaneers did what many teams should have done before him-run to the podium and select him. Howard is a top talent and has the size/speed to be a huge factor in the passing attack and is a good in-line blocker to help improve the run game. A ridiculous value. I like Evans more than most and think that he could develop into a starter. Godwin is a nice WR that plays big but does not always play as fast as he timed at the combine. Beckwith will provide some nice depth and toughness at LB. McNichols will get a chance to play early on. I would have liked to have seen this team add a pass rusher.

15. Green Bay Packers

 

Kevin King (No. 33 overall), Josh Jones (No. 61 overall), Montravius Adams (No. 93 overall), Vince Biegel (No. 108 overall), Jamaal Williams (No. 134 overall), DeAngelo Yancey (No. 175 overall), Aaron Jones (No. 182 overall), Kofi Amichia (No. 212 overall), Devante Mays (No. 238 overall), Malachi Dupre (No. 247 overall)

The Packers needed help in the back end of their defense and got it with King and Jones. Adams is a sneaky pick that could help a strong rotation up front. I expected Green Bay to address the pass rush earlier than they did but they did find decent value in Biegel who can line up inside or outside. I could see the Packers regretting passing on Dalvin Cook after the trade down as I am not certain Williams completely satisfies their need at RB.

16. San Diego Chargers

 

Mike Williams (No. 7 overall), Forrest Lamp (No. 38 overall), Dan Feeney (No. 71 overall), Rayshawn Jenkins (No. 113 overall), Desmond King (No. 151 overall), Sam Tevi (No. 190 overall), Isaac Rochell (No. 225 overall)

Mike Williams will quickly become a favorite of Phillip rivers and have an immediate impact on the Chargers. Forrest Lamp is a day one prospect that slipped to the Chargers in round 2 making it an easy selection. While I do like Feeney, I question a team with several needs spending 2 top 75 picks on interior OL when the best pass rushers in the AFC West come from the edge. Jenkins and King will find roles in the backend of the defense but the team is still trying to replace Eric Weddle.

17. Baltimore Ravens

 

Marlon Humphrey (No. 16 overall), Tyus Bowser (No. 47 overall), Chris Wormley (No. 74 overall), Tim Williams (No. 78 overall), Nico Siragusa (No. 122 overall), Jermaine Eluemunor (No. 159 overall), Chuck Clark (No. 186 overall)

Ozzie doesn’t miss on many picks and I’m guessing he didn’t miss on a lot this year either. The biggest need for the Ravens going into the weekend was at WR and the opportunity to take 1 never presented itself. Humphrey will likely win a starting spot at CB and has a very good size/speed blend. Bowser and Williams have the potential to become the replacements for Suggs and Dumerville but they will have to compete for reps. Siragusa and Eluemunor will both compete for action at G. Wormley has the look of a Raven. The Ravens did a nice job adding young depth along the defense but didn’t add enough pop on offense.

18. Denver Broncos

 

Garett Bolles (No. 20 overall), DeMarcus Walker (No. 51 overall), Carlos Henderson (No. 82 overall), Brendan Langley (No. 101 overall), Jake Butt (No. 145 overall), Isaiah McKenzie (No. 172 overall), De’Angelo Henderson (No. 203 overall), Chad Kelly (No. 253 overall

I have read some people take issue with the Bolles pick. I happen to like it as I feel that he is the most NFL ready player to start at LT in this draft. Walker will provide nice depth on the DL but will not replace the pass rush void left by Demarcus Ware retiring. Henderson has potential to impact the offense as a rookie and drafting Jake Butt is a lot like having an extra second round draft pick next year. I am surprised no one took a flyer on talented yet troubled Chad Kelly earlier in the draft. He might be the most gifted player in the QB room in Denver if he stays out of trouble.

19. Seattle Seahawks

 

Malik McDowell (No. 35 overall), Ethan Pocic (No. 58 overall), Shaquill Griffin (No. 90 overall), Delano Hill (No. 95 overall), Nazair Jones (No. 102 overall), Amara Darboh (No. 106 overall), Tedric Thompson (No. 111 overall), Michael Tyson (No. 187 overall), Justin Senior (No. 210 overall), David Moore (No. 226 overall), Christopher Carson (No. 249 overall)

The Hawks did a nice job by targeting McDowell and recognizing that he would be available past the first round and trading down to select him early in round 2. If McDowell stays motivated he could be a steal and is a perfect fit for this defense. It will be interesting to see where Seattle plays the 6’7 Pocic as their QB isn’t known for his height. Hill plays like a Hawk but I thought he was drafted a little early. Thompson, also a safety, has a high ceiling if he can avoid another dreaded concussion. Darboh is a guy to keep an eye on and one that I expect to develop into a starting outside WR.

20. Oakland Raiders

 

Gareon Conley (No. 24 overall), Obi Melifonwu (No. 56 overall), Eddie Vanderdoes (No. 88 overall), David Sharpe (No. 129 overall), Marquel Lee (No. 167 overall), Shalom Luani (No. 221 overall), Jylan Ware (No. 231 overall), Elijah Hood (No. 242 overall), Treyvon Hester (No. 244 overall)

The Raiders took a large sigh of relief when Conley was cleared of the legal allegations that dropped him to their pick. Conley is a good CB and was reportedly number 1 on some NFL team’s boards. I like the Obi pick. Don’t let others tell you that he was only drafted early because of how he worked out at the combine. He has good size and speed, yes, but he is also a football player. I think that Vanderdoes, Sharpe, and lee were all over-drafted.

21. New England Patriots

 

Derek Rivers (No. 83 overall), Antonio Garcia (No. 85 overall), Deatrich Wise (No. 130 overall), Conor McDermott (No. 211 overall)

New England did most of their work ahead of the weekend by using draft picks to acquire Brandin Cooks, Kony Earl, and Mike Gillislee. Rivers will be a complimentary pass rusher that New England can develop. Antonio Garcia will be happy to land in New England as they do a nice job developing offensive lineman. I like the Deatrich Wise selection as a nice piece to add to the depth for the team on the defensive line. McDermott struggled last year at UCLA but may have been a top 100 selection had he declared the year earlier.

22. Atlanta Falcons

 

Takkarist McKinley (No. 26 overall), Duke Riley (No. 75 overall), Sean Harlow (No. 136 overall), Damontae Kazee (No. 149 overall), Brian Hill (No. 156 overall), Eric Saubert (No. 174 overall)

When you are that close to winning it all you make moves like the Falcons did to move up and get a difference maker in Tak McKinley. McKinley is still growing but will team up with Vic Beasley to form one of the best pass rush duos in the NFL. Expect Harlow to start at G as a rookie which fills a huge need. Riley and Kazee are both picks that will likely provide depth this year but not necessarily a huge impact. Brian Hill is someone to keep an eye on as Atlanta will eventually have contact decisions to make at the RB position.

23. New Orleans Saints

 

Marshon Lattimore (No. 11 overall), Ryan Ramczyk (No. 32 overall), Marcus Williams (No. 42 overall), Alvin Kamara (No. 67 overall), Alex Anzalone (No. 76 overall), Trey Hendrickson (No. 103 overall), Al-Quadin Muhammad (No. 196 overall)

I did not foresee a scenario where the top CB of the draft would fallout of the top 10 to the Saints making their first selection a no-brainer. I didn’t love the idea for the Saints to trade Cooks for to New England for the 32nd pick but accepted it assuming that they would use the pick to improve the defense. I think Ramczyk will be a good OT but for a team in a win now mode Cooks>>>>>>>>Ramczyk. Marcus Williams will be a nice replacement for Jairus Byrd at FS. The Saints invested too much in Alvin Kamara especially considering that they already have a crowded backfield. Anzalone and Hendrickson will be nice additions to the defense.

24. Arizona Cardinals

 

Haason Reddick (No. 13 overall), Budda Baker (No. 36 overall), Chad Williams (No. 98 overall), Dorian Johnson (No. 115 overall), Will Holden (No. 157 overall), T.J. Logan (No. 179 overall), Rudy Ford (No. 208 overall)

If anyone can make the best use of Reddick’s multiple talents it si the Cardinals although I feel as though 13 is a bit higher than I would have been comfortable drafting him without any material experience playing the position he was drafted to play. I do love Budda Baker but the Cardinals gave up a lot of value to move up to take him. He reminds me so much of Tyrann Mathieu that I wonder if they will both fit in the defense. Rudy Ford was also a good value at pick 208 but again he shares a similar skill set. Dorion Johnson and had Williams will both compete for time on offense.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers

 

T.J. Watt (No. 30 overall), JuJu Smith-Schuster (No. 62 overall), Cameron Sutton (No. 94 overall), James Conner (No. 105 overall), Joshua Dobbs (No. 135 overall), Brian Allen (No. 173 overall), Colin Holba (No. 213 overall), Keion Adams (No. 248 overall)

Watt is a nice fit for the Steelers defense but I have the unpopular opinion that Watt would have been a better value on day 2. Steelers fans will love the way JuJu fights every play but will enter a packed WR room. Sutton’s value dropped throughout the season and started to correct after he showed an ability and willingness to play safety during the Senior Bowl. He could develop into a nice role player. Drafting Conner is a great story and might replace Deangelo Williams either this year or next. Dobbs is a smart kid but has a long way to go to beat out Cardale Jones let along replace Big Ben.

26. New York Jets

 

Jamal Adams (No. 6 overall), Marcus Maye (No. 39 overall), ArDarius Stewart (No. 79 overall), Chad Hansen (No. 141 overall), Jordan Leggett (No. 150 overall), Dylan Donahue (No. 181 overall), Elijah McGuire (No. 188 overall), Jeremy Clark (No. 197 overall), Derrick Jones (No. 204 overall)

Maybe this ranking is a bit harsh considering that the Jets landed my #2 overall player at 6. I expect Adams to be the leader of the team and a steady starter from day 1. With so many needs and so much talent on the board I just can’t understand the doubling down at the safety position by drafting Maye. The Jets did this by drafting Leonard Williams in 2015 when they already had Mo Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson on the roster. They have been trying to trade Richardson (former DROY) ever since. I admit that I overlooked Stewart through the process but still feel as though 79 was too high for him. I like the Leggett selection. If the Jets can keep him motivated he will be a player. The Jets needed to get younger on the offensive line and find a stud CB and were not able to come through on either.

27. Carolina Panthers

 

Christian McCaffrey (No. 8 overall), Curtis Samuel (No. 40 overall), Taylor Moton (No. 64 overall), Daeshon Hall (No. 77 overall), Corn Elder (No. 152 overall), Alex Arma (No. 192 overall), Harrison Butker (No. 233 overall)

McCaffrey and Samuel are not the same player but they might have expected to play in similar roles in the NFL making the Panthers first 2 selections a little confusing. Expect McCaffrey to take a lot of snaps at RB and in the slot while Samuel will line up at WR as he tries to replace the speed left vacant by Tedd Ginn Jr. Moton can play RT but can slide inside as well. Hall and Elder were both value picks and seem to be nice fits for the defense.

28. New York Giants

 

Evan Engram (No. 23 overall), Dalvin Tomlinson (No. 55 overall), Davis Webb (No. 87 overall), Wayne Gallman (No. 140 overall), Avery Moss (No. 167 overall), Adam Bisnowaty (No. 200 overall)

Engram is an athletic freak who was the 2nd TE off the board. I happened to have him ranked as the 3rd best TE but he seems more NFL ready than Njoku. Tomlinson fills a need at dt and will be a steady 2 down player. The Webb pick will prove to be good for team and player and can absolutely develop into the heir to Eli’s throne. Gallman and Bisnowaty are both players that should make the team but might not make huge impacts right away. I was expecting to see the Giants make a bigger splash at RB and along the offensive line.

29. Detroit Lions

 

Jarrad Davis (No. 21 overall), Teez Tabor (No. 53 overall), Kenny Golladay (No. 96 overall), Jalen Reeves-Maybin (No. 124 overall), Michael Roberts (No. 127 overall), Jamal Agnew (No. 165 overall), Jeremiah Ledbetter (No. 205 overall), Brad Kaaya (No. 215 overall), Pat O’Connor (No. 250 overall)

I expect Davis to be a solid player but his career should and will be measured against how Reuben Foster does as the Lions let him slide past them. Tabor is a difficult one to project as he played like a first round CB but there were LBs that ran better than him at the combine. I do not like the Golloday pick as I personally have a 5th round grade on the WR. Reeves-Maybin could be a nice matchup player on defense if he can stay healthy. Roberts is a TE that adds nice size to a position of need. Kaaya was once projected as a first round prospect giving his selection a nice value in round 7.

30. Kansas City Chiefs

 

Patrick Mahomes (No. 10 overall), Tanoh Kpassagnon (No. 59 overall), Kareem Hunt (No. 86 overall), Jehu Chesson (No. 139 overall), Ukeme Eligwe (No. 183 overall), Leon McQuay (No. 217 overall)

To me, when you trade a future number 1 pick to move up in the draft you are betting that the player you take is going to help you win more games and therefore make next year’s draft spot that you are giving up less valuable. The Chiefs must disagree as they traded up to take their QB of the future. Mahomes could not be paired with a better coach than Andy reid but to me the price is a little too high. If Mahomes truly does turn into the next Brett Favre, and I have said all along that he has the potential to, then this will prove worthwhile. I like Kpassagnon as a fit in the Chiefs defense but wonder if he would have been available a little later down in the draft. Do not be surprised if Hunt earns touches this year as his skill set aligns favorably to the offense.

31. Los Angeles Rams

 

Gerald Everett (No. 44 overall), Cooper Kupp (No. 69 overall), John Johnson (No. 91 overall), Josh Reynolds (No. 117 overall), Samson Ebukam (No. 125 overall), Tanzel Smart (No. 189 overall), Sam Rogers (No. 206 overall), Ejuan Price (No. 234 overall)

The Rams weren’t playing with a full deck of cards as they spent their #1 pick by trading up for Goff last year. The TE board was different for every team this year but I was still a little surprised to see Everett drafted so early. TE is a position of need and Everett has big play potential, however. Kupp is quicker than he is fast and is a reliable target. Johnson is a fun prospect and has a lot of potential. The Rams had a lot of needs going into the draft and think they could have done a better job filling them.

32. Chicago Bears

 

Mitchell Trubisky (No. 2 overall), Adam Shaheen (No. 45 overall), Eddie Jackson (No. 112 overall), Tarik Cohen (No. 119 overall), Jordan Morgan (No. 147 overall)

If Trubisky has a good career and develops into a pro-bowl level Qb then the trade up from 3 to 2 was worth while. I’m not saying that it won’t happen but I’ll believe it when I see it. Shaheen is a strong TE but with a deep TE class and limited picks I would have expected Chicago to spend the 45th pick somewhere else. Eddie Jackson, when healthy, is a second round talent and he is a versatile player that can line up across the secondary.

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