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2023 NFL Draft Grades For All 32 Teams

The 2023 NFL Draft has concluded. 249 total players were selected, a record 14 QB's were drafted (3 in round 1), and 12 QB's were drafted in the first five rounds, which is also an NFL record.

List of QB's Drafted In The 2023 NFL Draft

1: Panthers, Bryce Young, Alabama

2: Texans, C.J. Stroud, Ohio State

4: Colts, Anthony Richardson, Florida

33: Titans, Will Levis, Kentucky

68: Lions, Hendon Hooker, Tennessee

127: Saints, Jake Haener, Fresno State

128: Rams, Stetson Bennett, Georgia

135:Raiders, Aidan O'Connell, Purdue

139: Cardinals, Clayton Tune, Houston

140: Browns, Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA

149: Packers, Sean Clifford, Penn State

164: Vikings, Jaren Hall, BYU

188: Eagles, Tanner McKee, Stanford

239: Chargers, Max Duggan, TCU

2023 NFL Draft grades by team

Arizona Cardinals: A

Round 1: No. 6 overall — Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

Round 2: No. 41 — BJ Ojulari, Edge, LSU

Round 3: No. 72 — Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

Round 3: No. 94 — Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford

Round 4: No. 122 — Joe Gaines II, OG, UCLA

Round 5: No. 139 — Clayton Tune, QB, Houston

Round 5: No. 168 — Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn

Round 6: No. 180 — Kei’Trel Clark, CB, Louisville

Round 6: No. 213 — Dante Stills, DT, West Virginia

Analysis: The Cardinals are trying to rebuild their team around Kyler Murray. They added one of if not the best tackles in the draft, which is exactly what they needed. They followed up on days two and three by adding Senior Bowl Stand out WR Michael Wilson, a much-needed edge rusher in B.J. Ojulari, and they picked up a potential elite LB in Owen Pappoe. The Cardinals are in the conversation for the best overall draft.

Atlanta Falcons: C+

Round 1: No. 8 overall — Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

Round 2: No. 38 (from Colts via Raiders): Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

Round 3: No. 75 — Zach Harrison, DE, Ohio State

Round 4: No. 113 — Clark Phillips II, CB, Utah

Round 7: No. 224 (from Raiders) — DeMarcco Hellams, S, Alabama

Round 7: No. 225 — Jovaughn Gwyn, OG, South Carolina

Analysis: They chose Bijan Robinson over Jalen Carter and desperately needed a defensive game-changer. Zach Harrison might be that guy eventually, but Jalen Carter is that guy right now. They get a plus for the Bijan pick overall.

Baltimore Ravens: A

Round 1: No. 22 overall — Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

Round 3: No. 86 — Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

Round 4: No. 124 — Tavius Robinson, OLB, Ole Miss

Round 5: No. 157 — Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford

Round 6: No. 199 — Malaesala Aumave-Laulu, OT, Oregon

Round 7: No. 229 — Andrew Vorhees, OG, USC

Analysis: The Ravens always succeed in the draft in recent years. They added an elite route running receiver with inside-outside versatility. They followed that up by drafting arguably the most versatile off-ball LB, Trenton Simpson. The Kyu Blu Kelly pickup could be a tremendous value. Kelly is a long-limbed CB perfect for the Raven's scheme. They added a top IOL, Andrew Vorhees, who fell in the draft due to an ACL injury that occurred at the NFL Combine.

Buffalo Bills: B+

Round 1: No. 25 overall (from Jaguars via Giants) — Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Round 2: No. 59 — O’Cyrus Torrance, OL, Florida

Round 3: No. 91 — Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane

Round 5: No. 150 (from Commanders) — Justin Shorter, WR, Florida

Round 7: No. 230 — Nick Broeker, OG, Ole Miss

Round 7: No. 252 — Alex Austin, CB, Oregon State

Analysis: I like the pickup of Dalton Kincaid, an elite physical athletic receiver at TE who can line up all over the place. They added help for the IOL by drafting Ocyrus Torrence. They also snagged an athletic LB, Dorian Williams, which many people had as a sleeper to watch out for.

Carolina Panthers: A-

Round 1: No. 1 overall (from Bears) — Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

Round 2: No. 39 — Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

Round 3: No. 80 — D.J. Johnson, LB, Oregon

Round 4: No. 114 — Chandler Zavala, OG, NC State

Round 5: No. 145 — Jammie Robinson, S, Florida State

Analysis: The Panthers drafted Bryce Young as expected #1 Overall. They added a WR with a high potential upside, who has been compared to A.J. Brown in terms of physicality after the catch. Jammie Robinson is a likely steal. The Panthers are on the right track.

Chicago Bears: B+

Round 1: No. 10 overall (from Eagles via Saints) — Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

Round 2: No. 53 (from Ravens) — Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida

Round 2: No. 56 (from Jaguars) — Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami

Round 3: No. 64 — Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina

Round 4: No. 115 (from Saints) — Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas

Round 4: No. 133 (from Eagles) — Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati

Round 5: No. 148 (from Patriots through Ravens) — Noah Sewell, ILB, Oregon

Round 5: No. 165 (from Eagles through Saints) — Terell Smith, CB, Minnesota

Round 7: No. 218 — Travis Bell, DL, Kennesaw State

Round 7: No. 258 — Kendall Williamson, S, Stanford

Analysis: The Bears had a nice three-day run. They added a high-ceiling OT in Darnell Wright, and for selfish reasons, I wanted to see Justin Fields with Bijan Robinson, so the Bears obliged by adding his back, Roschon Johnson. The Noah Sewell pick is excellent value for them. They needed IDL help, and they acquired two; Gervon Dexter, at one point, garnered a first-round grade.

Cincinnati Bengals: A-

Round 1: No. 28 — Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson

Round 2: No. 60 — DJ Turner, CB, Michigan

Round 3: No. 95 — Jordan Battle, S, Alabama

Round 4: No. 131 — Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue

Round 5: No. 163 — Chase Brown, RB, Illinois

Round 6: No. 206 — Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton

Round 7: No. 217 — Brad Robbins, P, Michigan

Round 7: No. 246 — DJ Ivey, DB, Miami

Analysis: The Bengals added the high-ceiling edge rusher from Clemson, Myles Murphy, but my favorite draft picks are Chase Brown and Charlie Jones. Chase Brown gives you a bit of the Blake Corum effect, while Charlie Jones is a Cooper Kuppesque route runner. Grabbing CB D.J. Turner in round two is also a solid pick. Jordan Battle was once considered the top safety by many, so his value is tremendous. And they got one hell of a punter out of Westerville, Ohio, and the University of Michigan, Brad Robbins. The Bengals drafted two players that know what it takes to win games in Ohio.

Cleveland Browns: B

Round 3: No. 74 — Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

Round 4: No. 98 — Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor

Round 4: No. 111 — Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State

Round 4: No. 126 (from Vikings) — Isaiah McGuire, EDGE, Missouri

Round 5: No. 140 (from Rams) — Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA

Round 5: No. 142 — Cameron Mitchell, CB, Northwestern

Round 6: No. 190 — Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State

Analysis: The Browns traded all their high-end picks for Deshaun Watson and Elijah Moore, and after spending the GDP of a small country in guarantees to Watson, the Browns need to use the draft to build. They did well drafting Cedric Tillman, a big physical outside receiver. They drafted IDL Siaki Ika, who had 1st round considerations at one point. I love the additions of Dawand Jones and Luke Wypler. Jones has legit 1st round potential and is an absolute giant with the wingspan of a pterodactyl.

Dallas Cowboys: C+

Round 1: No. 26: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

Round 2: No. 58: Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

Round 3: No. 90 — DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

Round 4: No. 129 — Viliami Fehoko, DE, San Jose State

Round 5: No. 169 — Asim Richards, OT, North Carolina

Round 6: No. 178 (from Bears through Dolphins and Chiefs) — Eric Scott Jr., CB, Southern Miss

Round 6: No. 212 — Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State

Round 7: No. 244 — Jalen Brooks, WR, South Carolina

Analysis: My podcast partner C.J. might disagree, but the Cowboys filled their needs with solid players at the top, but they left a lot to be desired in the later rounds. I love the Mazi Smith Pick. Smith still needs to work on his technique, and Dan Quinn is the guy who can get him there. They filled their need at TE, but Luke Schoonmaker was a developmental TE at Michigan who did pop, but he is not considered an elite prospect. DeMarvion Overshown is a good pick as well. Again, we must trust Dan Quinn. Duece Vaughan earns them a + on the other side of the C grade. He's tiny, but he's compact and versatile.

Denver Broncos: B-

Round 2: No. 63 — Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma

Round 3: No. 67 — Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

Round 3: No. 83 — Riley Moss, CB, Iowa

Round 6: No. 183 — JL Skinner, S, Boise State

Round 7: No. 257 — Alex Forsyth, C, Oregon

Analysis: Thanks to the Russell Wilson trade, Denver didn’t check into the draft until the end of the second round. I won't knock them too much for that in this draft because they maximized every pick. You will hear a lot about the Mims pick, but the Drew Sanders pick is my favorite, followed by Riley Moss. Both players have year-one starter potential.

Detroit Lions: A

Round 1: No. 12 (from Cardinals via Texans) — Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

Round 1: No. 18 — Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

Round 2: No. 34 (from Cardinals) — Sam Laporta, TE, Iowa

Round 2: No. 45 (from Packers) — Brian Branch, S, Alabama

Round 3: No. 68 — Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

Round 3: No. 96 (from Cardinals) — Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky

Round 5: No. 152 — Colby Sorsdal, OT, William and Mary

Round 7: No. 219 (from Eagles) — Antoine Green, WR, North Carolina

Analysis: I will not take the blasphemy about drafting a RB at pick 12. When you can get Alvin Kamara or CMC, you don't pass because of a stigma surrounding a position people believe is unimportant. Only a handful of elite backs can do what Gibbs can do as both a runner and a receiver. The Jack Campbell pick is exactly what you should expect from a Dan Campbell-led team. Campbell provides elite athleticism to the middle of your defense. He will be a year-one starter. TE Sam Laporta is Geroge Kittle prototype. He can block, run routes, and plays physically.

Green Bay Packers: C+

Round 1: No. 13 (from Jets): Lukas Van Ness, DE, Iowa

Round 2: No. 42 (from Browns through Jets): Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

Round 2: No. 50 (from Buccaneers): Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

Round 3: No. 78 — Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State

Round 4: No. 116 — Colby Wooden, DT, Auburn

Round 5: No. 149 — Sean Clifford, QB, Penn State

Round 5: No. 159 (from Jaguars through Falcons, Lions) — Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia

Round 6: No. 179 (from Texans through Buccaneers) — Karl Brooks, DE, Bowling Green

Round 6: No. 207 (from 49ers through Texans, Jets) — Anders Carlson, PK, Auburn

Round 7: No. 232 — Carrington Valentine, CB, Kentucky

Round 7: No. 235 (from Lions through Rams) — Lew Nichols III, RB, Central Michigan

Round 7: No. 242 (from Jaguars) — Anthony Johnson Jr., DB, Iowa State

Round 7: No. 256 — Grant DuBose, WR, Charlotte

Analysis: The Packers had way too many picks. Lukas Van Ness is a bit of a head-scratcher. Van Ness needs more development but could be elite. Luke Musgrave is another coin flip with a massive ceiling if he can stay healthy. Tucker Kraft is a solid pick where they drafted him, but they took a TE two picks before. The Sean Clifford pick could be more questionable; the front office probably has friends of the family working in it. The only answer to me is nepotism with the Clifford pick. If the 49ers drafted Brock Purdy with the last pick in the 2022 draft, how is Seasn Clifford worthy of a pick in the 5th round? Lew Nichols is a steal. I bet he wishes he would have been undrafted instead of a 7th rounder. Jayden Reed could be the top pick from this draft for the Packers. He is a good route runner who can track the ball well. I greatly liked Reed and Charlie Jones as day two or three guys.

Houston Texans: A+

Round 1: No. 2: CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State

Round 1: No. 3 (from Cardinals): Will Anderson Jr, LB, Alabama

Round 2: No. 62 (from Eagles): Juice Scruggs, C, Penn State

Round 3: No. 69 — Tank Dell, WR, Houston

Round 4: No. 109 (from Raiders) — Dylan Horton, DE, TCU

Round 5: No. 167 (from Rams) — Henry To’oTo’o, ILB, Alabama

Round 6: No. 201 (from Vikings) — Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame

Round 6: No. 205 (from Bills) — Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State

Analysis: The Texans get an automatic A for drafting a QB at pick two, but they had to trade away a lot to get Will Anderson. Ask me in three years if it was worth it. Today, I say yes, it was worth it. They added a center, another edge rusher (Dylan Horton), who had a day against Michigan in the College Football Playoff. Tank Dell possesses elite route running ability. He gets separation, which any rookie QB will need in the NFL. The addition of off-ball LB Henry To’oTo’o in the 5th round is another great pick, and they added another center, who many believed at one point to be the top center, Jarrett Patterson. They finished the draft with a WR, Xavier Hutchinson, a steal this late. Hutch is a big-bodied receiver who provides C.J. Stroud a go-up-and-get-it type, also something you need as a rookie QB.

Indianapolis Colts: A

Round 1: No. 4 overall: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

Round 2: No. 44 (from Falcons): Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State

Round 3: No. 79 (from Commanders) — Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

Round 4: No. 106 — Blake Freeland, OT, BYU

Round 4: No. 110 (from Falcons via Titans) — Adetomiwa Adebawore, DE, Northwestern

Round 5: No. 138 — Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina

Round 5: No. 158 (from Vikings) — Daniel Scott, S, California

Round 5: No. 162 (from Bills) — Will Mallory, TE, Miami

Round 5: No. 176 (from Cowboys) — Evan Hull, RB, Northwestern

Round 7: No. 211 (through Vikings) — Titus Leo, ILB, Wagner

Round 7: No. 221 — Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M

Round 7: 236 (from Bucs): Jake Witt, OT, Northern Michigan University

Analysis: Anthony Richardson could become a better version of Cam Newton or flail into a bust that I need to figure out who to compare him to. His Ceiling is high, and with Shane Steichen installing the same style of offense that the Eagles used with Jalen Hurts, he could ascend quickly. They added a CB, Julius Brents, who could be the Tariq Woolen of this draft. I like the Josh Downs addition. Downs is a RB at receiver who can give you some excellent after-the-catch ability. They added a great OT prospect in Jake Freeland and followed that up by drafting the high-ceiling edge rusher from Northwestern. They go two steals at CB. They get a solid A.

Jacksonville Jaguars: B

Round 1: No. 27 overall (from Bills): Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma

Round 2: No. 61 (from 49ers through Bears): Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

Round 3: No. 88 — Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

Round 4: No. 121 (from Bucs) — Ventrell Miller, ILB, Florida—

Round 4: No. 130 (from Bills) — Tyler Lacy, DE, Oklahoma State

Round 5: No. 136 (from Bears) — Yasir Abdullah, OLB, Louisville

Round 5: No. 160 (from Giants) — Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M

Round 6: No. 185 (from Jets) — Parker Washington, WR, Penn State

Round 6: No. 202 — Christian Braswell, CB, Rutgers

Round 6: No. 208 (from Eagles) — Erick Hallett II, S, Pittsburgh

Round 7: No. 226 (from Panthers) — Cooper Hodges, G, Appalachian State

Round 7: No. 227 (from Saints) — Raymond Vohasek, DT, North Carolina

Round 7: No. 240 (from Giants via Ravens) — Derek Parish, FB, Houston

Analysis: The Jaguars had a lot of picks. They continued to build around Trevor Lawrence, added help on the OL, and drafted a slot receiver, Parker Washington, another solid after-the-catch machine. Tank Bigsby is a great addition as a one, two punch combo with Etienne.

Kansas City Chiefs: C+

Round 1: No. 31 overall: Felix Anudike-Uzomah, DE, Kansas State

Round 2: No. 55 (from Lions via Vikings): Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

Round 3: No. 92 (from Bengals) — Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma

Round 4: No. 119 (from Lions via Vikings) — Chamarri Conner, S, Virginia Tech

Round 5: No. 166 — BJ Thompson, OLB, Stephen F Austin

Round 6: No. 194 (from Lions) — Keondre Coburn, DT, Texas

Round 7: No. 250 — Nic Jones, CB, Ball State

Analysis: The Chiefs positioned themselves to take the best available throughout. They started with Edge Felix Anudike-Uzomah, and in round two, they got a nice steal in WR Rashee Rice. Rice could be special, and he jumped out of the gym at the combine. He is the straightforward Juju replacement.

Las Vegas Raiders: B+

Round 1: No. 7 overall: Tyree Wilson, DE, Texas Tech

Round 2: No. 35 (from Colts): Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Round 3: No. 70 — Byron Young, DL, Alabama

Round 3: No. 100 (from Chiefs through Giants) — Tre Tucker, WR, Cincinnati

Round 4: No. 104 (from Texans) — Jakorian Bennett, CB, Maryland

Round 4: No. 135 (from Patriots) — Aidan O’Connell, QB, Purdue

Round 5: No. 170 (from Packers through Jets) — Christopher Smith, S, Georgia

Round 6: No. 203 (from Giants through Texans) — Amari Burney, OLB, Florida

Round 6: No. 231 — Nesta Jade Silvera, DT, Arizona State

Analysis: I thought the Raiders would be more aggressive trying to trade up for a QB in the first round. They did get the elite ceiling potential of Tyree Wilson. Wilson is an elite run-stopper who can hold the edge and get after the QB. He is a big lengthy defender who needs to improve his bend. They drafted Aidan O’Connell in the 4th. O’Connell is a solid QB. His floor is career backup, and he could develop into a low-level NFL starter. The Jakorian Bennett and Christopher Smith picks kept their draft grade above a B.

Los Angeles Chargers: B-

Round 1: No. 21 overall: Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

Round 2: No. 54: Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC

Round 3: No. 85 — Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State

Round 4: No. 125 — Derius Davis, WR, TCU

Round 5: No. 156 — Jordan McFadden, OG, Clemson

Round 6: No. 200 — Scott Matlock, DT, Boise State

Round 7: No. 239 — Max Duggan, QB, TCU

Analysis: I did not hate the Chargers draft, but it was less than stellar once you get beyond Daiyan Henley. I do like the Derius Davis pick, not in the 4th, and Max Duggan will be a great backup, but I thought he probably would be undrafted. I need to re-evaluate the Jordan McFadden and Scott Matlock picks.

Los Angeles Rams: A

Round 2: No. 36: Steve Avila, G, TCU

Round 3: No. 77 (from Patriots through Dolphins) — Byron Young, DE, Tennessee

Round 3: No. 89 — Kobie Turner, DT, Wake Forest

Round 4: No. 128 (from Giants) — Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia

Round 5: No. 161 — Nick Hampton, OLB, Appalachian State

Round 5: No. 174 (from Raiders through Texans) — Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia

Round 5: No. 175 (from Buccaneers) — Davis Allen, TE, Georgia

Round 5: No. 177 — Puka Nacua, WR, BYU

Round 6: No. 182 — Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU

Round 6: No. 189 (from Titans) — Ochaun Mathis, DE, Nebraska

Round 6: No. 215 (from Bills) — Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss

Round 7: No. 223 — Ethan Evans, P, Wingate

Round 7: No. 259 (from Saints) — Desjuan Johnson, EDGE, Toledo

Analysis: The Rams were out here scrapping the bottom of the jar for diamonds and hit some serious dingers. They acquired Steve Avila, our top IOL in the class. As weird as it may sound, the Stetson Bennett pick is solid to back up Matt Stafford. I always believed Bennett would go somewhere in rounds 4 or 5. They got a dawg in Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson; Zach Evans will be an absolute fantasy football darling in a McVay offense.

Miami Dolphins: C+

Round 2: No. 51: Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina

Round 3: No. 84 — Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

Round 6: No. 197 — Elijah Higgins, TE, Stanford

Round 7: No. 238 — Ryan Hayes, OT, Michigan

Analysis: I like the Devon Achane pick. He can immediately be a special teams contributor. Cam Smith has 1st round potential, and Ryan Hayes played in Michigan's back-to-back Joe Moore award-winning OL.

Minnesota Vikings: C+

Round 1: No. 23: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Round 3: No. 102 — Mekhi Blackmon, CB, USC

Round 4: No. 134 (from Lions) — Jay Ward, S, LSU

Round 5: No. 141 (from Raiders through Vikings) — Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU

Round 5: No. 164 — Jaren Hall, QB, BYU

Round 6: No. 211 — DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB

Analysis: Jordan Addison fell our draft board throughout the process. It was not due to his ability but more due to the ascension of so many offensive linemen, defensive backs, and defensive linemen. Addison did not post amazing combine numbers, but his tape proves he is an elite route runner who can get separation, and he will be the presumptive #2 to Justin Jefferson as a rookie.

New England Patriots: B+

Round 1: No. 17 (from Steelers): Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

Round 2: No. 46: Keion White, DE, Georgia Tech

Round 3: No. 76 (from Panthers) — Marte Mapu, LB/S, Sacramento State

Round 4: No. 107 (from Rams) — Jake Andrews, C, Troy

Round 4: No. 112 (from Jets) Chad Ryland, PK, Maryland —

Round 4: No. 117 — Sidy Sow, OG, Eastern Michigan

Round 5: No. 144 (from Falcons through Raiders) — Atonio Mafi, OG, UCLA

Round 6: No. 187 (from Panthers) — Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

Round 6: No. 192: Bryce Baringer, P, Michigan State

Round 6: No. 210 — Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty

Round 6: No. 214 (from Raiders) — Ameer Speed, CB, Michigan State

Round 7: No. 245 — Isaiah Bolden, DB, Jackson State University

Analysis: They get an A for landing the top CB in the draft on our board and a lot of other boards in the draft world. Keion White has 1st round ability, and Marte Mapu was a Senior Bowl darling. I give them a B+.

New Orleans Saints: B

Round 1: No. 29 (from 49ers through Dolphins) — Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

Round 2: No. 40: Isaiah Foskey, DE, Notre Dame

Round 3: No. 71 — Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

Round 4: No. 103 (from Bears) — Nick Saldiveri, OT, Old Dominion

Round 4: No. 127 (from Jaguars) — Jake Haener, QB, Fresno State

Round 5: No. 146 — Jordan Howen, S, Minnesota

Round 6: No. 195 (from Eagles) — AT Perry, WR, Wake Forest

Analysis: The Saints added an IDL lineman with a 1st round ceiling, and Isaiah Foskey had a round-one grade on many boards throughout 2022. Kendre Miller is a player who many think could be an NFL starter. He is a perfect one-two-punch player. Jake Haener is a sneaky get. He can learn from Derek Carr and take the reins one day. A.T. Perry is the big value. He is a big physical outside receiver who could be an absolute dude in the NFL.

New York Giants: A-

Round 1: No. 24 (from Jaguars): Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

Round 2: No. 57 — John Michael-Schmitz, C, Minnesota

Round 3: No. 73 — Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

Round 5: No. 172 — Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma

Round 6: No. 209 (from Chiefs) — Tre Hawkins III, CB, Old Dominion

Round 7: No. 243 — Jordan Riley, DT, Oregon

Round 7: No. 254 — Gervarrius Owens, S, Houston

Analysis: The Giants maximized their first four picks. They added an elite man-to-man CB, an elite center who should be a year-one starter, and the Speedy Jalin Hyatt from Tennessee. Eric Gray should be the backup to Barkley and is great insurance.

New York Jets: B-

Round 1: No. 15 (from Packers): Will McDonald, EDGE, Iowa State

Round 2: No. 43: Joe Tippman, C, Wisconsin

Round 4: No. 120 (from Steelers through Patriots): Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh

Round 5: No. 143 — Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh

Round 6: No. 184 (from Raiders through Patriots) — Zaire Barnes, OLB, Western Michigan

Round 6: No. 204 (from Cowboys through Raiders) — Jarrick Bernard-Converse, CB, LSU

Round 7: No. 220 (from Raiders) — Zach Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion

Analysis: The Jets hammered team needs. Will McDonald is a great pick, but they reached for him at pick 15. Tippman has ten-year starter written all over him. They drafted Israel Abanikanda, who will be a great complimentary piece. The round 7 pick of TE Zach Kuntz is a great value.

Philadelphia Eagles: A+

Round 1: No. 9 (from Bears via Panthers) — Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

Round 1: No. 30 — Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia

Round 3: No. 65 — Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama

Round 3: No. 66 (from Cardinals) — Sydney Brown, S, Illinois

Round 4: No. 105 (from Cardinals through Houston) — Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

Round 6: No. 188 (from Saints through Texans) — Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford

Round 7: No. 249 — Moro Ojomo, DE, Texas

Analysis: They won the draft—end of discussion. Jalen Carter is exactly who they wanted outside of maybe Paris Johnson Jr. They got a late steal in round one with Nolan Smith. Safety Sydney Brown in the 3rd is a great value, and getting a potential 1st-round talent at CB in Kelee Ringo in the 4th round is absolute thievery. They traded the Lions to Acquire former Georgia RB D'andre Swift. They are the Philly Bulldogs.

Pittsburgh Steelers: A

Round 1: No. 14 (from Patriots): Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

Round 2: No. 32 (from Bears): Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

Round 2: No. 49: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

Round 3: No. 93 — Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

Round 4: No. 132 (from 49ers through Panthers) — Nick Herbig, OLB, Wisconsin

Round 7: No. 241 (from Vikings through Broncos)— Cory Trice, CB, Purdue

Round 7: No. 251 (From Rams) — Spencer Anderson, OG, Maryland

Analysis: Philly is a bully on the block in Pennsylvania, but you, too, can have a great draft. I mocked Broderick Jones as a perfect fit in Pittsburgh, and it happened so good job. You landed the son of a former Steeler, Joey Porter Jr., who we graded as a first-rounder. Ironically, if Christian Gonzalez were to be drafted in the top ten or anywhere ahead of the Patriot's pick, Joey Porter Jr. is probably a Patriot. Darnell Washington is a steal, and so is Nick Herbig and Keeanu Benton.

San Francisco 49ers: C+

Round 3: No. 87 (from Vikings) — Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State

Round 3: No. 99 — Jake Moody, K, Michigan

Round 3: No. 101 — Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama

Round 5: No. 155 (from Dolphins) — Darrell Luter, Jr., CB, South Alabama

Round 5: No. 173 — Robert Beal, Jr., DE, Georgia

Round 6: No. 216 — Dee Winters, ILB, TCU

Round 7: No. 247 — Brayden Willis, TE, Oklahoma

Round 7: No. 253 — Ronnie Bell, WR, Michigan

Round 7: No. 255 — Jalen Graham, OLB, Purdue

Analysis: Without a full allotment of picks, the 49ers maximized value with pick 87 in round 3, hammered a need at kicker because special teams are essential, Dee Winters is a great value, and Ronnie Bell is a dart throw and is a perfect fit in Shanahan's offense. As far as Latu, he was considered a top TE prospect whose stock had fallen below the tier in which the 49ers drafted him, so it will be interesting to see how he pans out.

Seattle Seahawks: A+

Round 1: No. 5 (from Broncos): Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

Round 1: No. 20: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

Round 2: No. 37 (from Broncos): Derick Hall, DE, Auburn

Round 2: No. 52: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

Round 4: No. 108 (from Broncos) — Anthony Bradford, OG, LSU

Round 4: No. 123 — Cameron Young, DT, Mississippi State

Round 5: No. 151 (from Steelers) — Mike Morris, DE, Michigan

Round 5: No. 154 — Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan

Round 6: No. 198 — Jerrick Reed II, S, New Mexico

Round 7: No. 237 — Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia

Analysis: I love what the Seahawks did to maximize their picks. They maximized the Russell Wilson picks, 2022 fifth-round pick (traded to later draft OLB Tyreke Smith and WR Dareke Young), 2023 first-round pick (CB Devon Witherspoon), 2023 second-round pick (OLB Derick Hall) QB Drew Lock. Zach Charbonnett and Kenny Mcintosh with Kenneth Walker III are just insane. I love the Olu Oluwatimi pick; he has ten-year NFL starter potential and was a part of Michigan's back-to-back Joe Moore winning offensive line units as a transfer from Virginia, where he was already an All-ACC center.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: B+

Round 1: No. 19 overall — Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

Round 2: No. 48 — Cody Mauch, OL, North Dakota State

Round 3: No. 82 — YaYa Diaby, DE, Louisville

Round 5: No. 153 — SirVocea Dennis, ILB, Pittsburgh

Round 5: No. 171 (from Packers through Jets) — Payne Durham, TE, Purdue

Round 6: No. 181 (from Colts) — Josh Hayes, CB, Kansas State

Round 6: No. 191 (from Packers via Rams, Texans, Eagles) — Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska

Round 6: No. 196 — Jose Ramirez, OLB, Eastern Michigan

Analysis: The Bucs drafted well; they hit great value, grabbing Cody Mauch in the middle of round two, the Claijah Kancey pick in round one felt early, but they filled a need. Trey Palmer in round 6 was a great value. Palmer is an elusive player that stood out at this year's Senior Bowl. Where they missed is at QB. They could have passed on Kancey and drafted Will Levis with their first pick. It would be best to take as many shots at QB as possible to get it right. The value of getting Levis in this area would have been tremendous, and he could sit behind Baker Mayfield for a season. You only get so many shots at drafting a QB with elite tools, and even if Levis is a project, you still have to kick the tires.

Tennessee Titans: A-

Round 1: No. 11: Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern

Round 2: No. 33 (from Cardinals): Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

Round 3: No. 81 (from Cardinals) — Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane

Round 5: No. 147 — Josh Whyle, TE, Cincinnati

Round 6: No. 186 (from Falcons) — Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland

Round 7: No. 228 — Colton Dowell, WR, UT Martin

Analysis: The Titans began their downturn last season, and aside from their aging roster and the potential downturn of Derrick Henry, they needed to start the process of rebuilding. They are off to a good start. They grabbed one of the best tackles in the draft and passed on a QB, which is risky, but it worked out because WIll Levis fell into the 2nd round, where the Titans traded up to get him at pick 33. I love the Tyjae Spears pick, but there is a medical that came up regarding the loss of cartilage in a knee he tore his ACL in the past. So that is something to consider. I still love Spears and his versatility. They are not dead in the water yet.

Washington Commanders: C+

Round 1: No. 16: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

Round 2: No. 47: Jartavius Martin, CB, Illinois

Round 3: No. 97 — Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

Round 4: No. 118 — Braeden Daniels, OG, Utah

Round 5: No. 137 (from Cardinals through Bills) — KJ Henry, DE, Clemson

Round 6: No. 193 — Chris Rodriguez, RB, Kentucky

Round 7: No. 233: Andre Jones Jr., EDGE, Louisiana

Analysis: The Commanders passed on drafting Christian Gonzalez and chose the leaner 166lbs, Emmanuel Forbes. I love Forbes. He is an absolute ball hawk that punches above his weight, but this was an early reach on paper. Still, Forbes led the NCAA in career pick 6's with six and had 14 INT'S in college. Jartavius Martin was a good pick, he is not a guy in our top 100, but he can be a dude for them early. KJ Henry in round five is a ceiling value pick. Overall, they had an average draft. Like a few teams ahead of them, they passed on QB when Will Levis was still available.


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