Monday, May 4, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Final Grades

Draft pick grades are composed of value by pick, need, trades, best available by position and overall. Final grades are an overall composition of Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 grades for every team that can be seen from earlier posts.

NFC NORTH
CHICAGO BEARS
1 (7) Kevin White WR, West Virginia
 (A-)
2 (39) Eddie Goldman DT, Florida State (A-)
3 (71) Hroniss Grasu OC, Oregon (A-)
4 (106) Jeremy Langford RB, Michigan State (B)
5 (142) Adrian Amos FS, Penn State (A+)
6 (183) Tayo Fabuluje OG, TCU (C+)

2015 NFL Draft GradeA-

DETROIT LIONS
1 (28) Laken Tomlinson OG, Duke (B)
2 (54) Ameer Abdullah RB, Nebraska (B)
3 (80) Alex Carter CB, Stanford (A)

4 (113) Gabe Wright DT, Auburn (B-)
5 (168) Michael Burton FB, Rutgers (D)
6 (200) Quandre Diggs CB, Texas (B+)
7 (240) Corey Robinson OT, South Carolina (A+)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

GREEN BAY PACKERS
1 (30) Damarious Randall FS, Arizona State (D-)
2 (62) Quinten Rollins CB, Miami (OH) (A-)
3 (94) Ty Montgomery WR, Stanford (B)
4 (129) Jake Ryan OLB, Michigan (A-)
5 (147) Brett Hundley QB, UCLA (A+)
6 (206) Aaron Ripkowski FB, Oklahoma (C)
6 (210) Christian Ringo DE, Louisiana-Lafayette (F-)
6 (213) Kennard Backman TE, UAB (F-)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: C

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
1 (11) Trae Waynes CB, Michigan State (C+)
2 (45) Eric Kendricks ILB, UCLA (A-)
3 (88) Danielle Hunter DE, LSU (A-)
4 (110) T.J. Clemmings OT, Pittsburgh (A+)
5 (143) MyCole Pruitt TE, Southern Illinois (B)

5 (146) Stefon Diggs WR, Maryland (A+)
6 (185) Tyrus Thompson OT, Oklahoma (A+)
6 (193) B.J. Dubose DE, Louisville (D+)
7 (228) Austin Shepherd OT, Alabama (B-)
7 (232) Edmond Robinson OLB, Newberry (A)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

NFC EAST
DALLAS COWBOYS
1 (27) Byron Jones CB, Connecticut (A+)
2 (60) Randy Gregory OLB, Nebraska (A+)
3 (91) Chaz Green OT, Florida (F)
4 (127) Damien Wilson ILB, Minnesota (C+)
5 (163) Ryan Russell DE, Purdue (C+)
7 (236) Mark Nzeocha OLB, Wyoming (D+)
7 (243) Laurence Gibson OT, Virginia Tech (A+)

7 (246) Geoff Swaim TE, Texas (F-)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B

NEW YORK GIANTS
1 (9) Ereck Flowers OT, Miami (C)
2 (33) Landon Collins SS, Alabama (A-)
3 (74) Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE, UCLA (A+)
5 (144) Mykkele Thompson S, Texas (F-)
6 (186) Geremy Davis WR, Connecticut (C+)
7 (226) Bobby Hart OG, Florida State (F-)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
1 (20) Nelson Agholor WR, USC (D+)
2 (47) Eric Rowe CB, Utah (A-)
3 (84) Jordan Hicks OLB, Texas (A+)
6 (191) JaCorey Shepherd CB, Kansas (C+)
6 (196) Randall Evans CB, Kansas State (C)

7 (237) Brian Mihalik DE, Boston College (D)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
1 (5) Brandon Scherff OT, Iowa (B+)
2 (38) Preston Smith DE, Mississippi State (B+)
3 (95) Matt Jones RB, Florida (D)
4 (105) Jamison Crowder WR, Duke (F)

4 (112) Arie Kouandjio OG, Alabama (B+)
5 (141) Martrell Spaight ILB, Arkansas (B)

6 (181) Kyshoen Jarrett SS, Virginia Tech (B)
6 (182) Tevin Mitchel CB, Arkansas (F-)

6 (187) Evan Spencer WR, Ohio State (C)
7 (222) Austin Reiter OC, South Florida (F-)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

NFC SOUTH
ATLANTA FALCONS
1 (8) Vic Beasley OLB, Clemson (A)
2 (42) Jalen Collins CB, LSU (B+)
3 (73) Tevin Coleman RB, Indiana (A+)
4 (107) Justin Hardy WR, East Carolina (B)
5 (137) Grady Jarrett DT, Clemson (A)
7 (225) Jake Rodgers OT, Eastern Washington (C-)
7 (249) Akeem King S, San Jose State (B-)

2015 NFL Draft GradeA-

CAROLINA PANTHERS
1 (25) Shaq Thompson OLB, Washington (C)
2 (41) Devin Funchess WR, Michigan (B-)
4 (102) Daryl Williams OT, Oklahoma (B+)
5 (169) David Mayo ILB, Texas State (F-)

5 (174) Cameron Artis-Payne RB, Auburn (A+)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
1 (13) Andrus Peat OT, Stanford (B+)
1 (31) Stephone Anthony ILB, Clemson (B)
2 (44) Hauoli Kikaha OLB, Washington (C-)
3 (75) Garrett Grayson QB, Colorado State (A)
3 (78) P.J. Williams CB, Florida State (A+)
5 (148) Davis Tull OLB, Chattanooga (A+)

5 (154) Tyeler Davison DT, Fresno State (A)
5 (167) Damian Swann CB, Georgia (C)
7 (230) Marcus Murphy RB, Missouri (D)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
1 (1) Jameis Winston QB, Florida State (A-)
2 (34) Donovan Smith OT, Penn State (B-)
2 (61) Ali Marpet OC, Hobart (A-)
4 (124) Kwon Alexander OLB, LSU (A)
5 (162) Kenny Bell WR, Nebraska (A+)

6 (184) Kaelin Clay WR, Utah (F-)
7 (231) Joey Iosefa FB, Hawaii (D+)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

NFC WEST
ARIZONA CARDINALS
1 (24) D.J. Humphries OT, Florida (B+)
2 (58) Markus Golden DE, Missouri (F)
3 (86) David Johnson RB, Northern Iowa (A)
4 (116) Rodney Gunter DT, Delaware State (F-)
5 (158) Shaquille Riddick DE, West Virginia (B+)
5 (159) Jamarcus Nelson WR, UAB (D+)

7 (256) Gerald Christian TE, Louisville (C)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
1 (17) Arik Armstead DE, Oregon (A-)
2 (46) Jaquiski Tartt SS, Samford (B-)
3 (79) Eli Harold OLB, Virginia (A+)

4 (117) Blake Bell TE, Oklahoma (B+)
4 (126) Mike Davis RB, South Carolina (A-)
4 (132) DeAndre Smelter WR, Georgia Tech (C-)
5 (165) Bradley Pinion P, Clemson (F-)
6 (190) Ian Silberman OG, Boston College (F-)
7 (244) Trenton Brown OG, Florida (A+)
7 (254) Rory Anderson TE, South Carolina (A+)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
2 (63) Frank Clark DE, Michigan (B-)
3 (69) Tyler Lockett WR, Kansas State (C-)
4 (130) Terry Poole OT, San Diego State (F-)
4 (134) Mark Glowinski OG, West Virginia (A)
5 (170) Tye Smith CB, Towson (B-)
6 (209) Obum Gwacham DE, Oregon State (A-)

6 (214) Kristjan Sokoli DE, Buffalo (C)
7 (248) Ryan Murphy S, Oregon State (D+)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

ST. LOUIS RAMS
1 (10) Todd Gurley RB, Georgia (B-)
2 (57) Rob Havenstein OT, Wisconsin (F-)
3 (72) Jamon Brown OT, Louisville (B)

3 (89) Sean Mannion QB, Oregon State (C-)
4 (119) Andrew Donnal OT, Iowa (C-)

6 (201) Bud Sasser WR, Missouri (C)
6 (215) Cody Wichmann OG, Fresno State (C+)

7 (224) Bryce Hager ILB, Baylor (A+)
7 (227) Martin Ifedi DE, Memphis (C)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

AFC NORTH
BALTIMORE RAVENS
1 (26) Breshad Perriman WR, UCF (A)
2 (55) Maxx Williams TE, Minnesota (A)
3 (90) Carl Davis DT, Iowa (A)
4 (122) Za'Darius Smith DE, Kentucky (B+)
4 (125) Javorius Allen RB, USC (A)
4 (136) Tray Walker CB, Texas Southern (D+)
5 (171) Nick Boyle TE, Delaware (C)
5 (176) Robert Myers OG, Tennessee State (D)

6 (204) Darren Waller WR, Georgia Tech (A+)
2015 NFL Draft GradeA-

CINCINNATI BENGALS
1 (21) Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Texas A&M (C+)
2 (53) Jake Fisher OT, Oregon (A-)
3 (85) Tyler Kroft TE, Rutgers (C+)
3 (99) Paul Dawson ILB, TCU (C+)
4 (120) Josh Shaw CB, USC (A-)
4 (135) Marcus Hardison DT, Arizona State (A+)
5 (157) C.J. Uzomah TE, Auburn (B)
6 (197) Derron Smith FS, Fresno State (A)

7 (238) Mario Alford WR, West Virginia (A)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

CLEVELAND BROWNS
1 (12) Danny Shelton DT, Washington (B)
1 (19) Cameron Erving OC, Florida State (B+)
2 (51) Nate Orchard DE, Utah (B+)
3 (77) Duke Johnson RB, Miami (B+)

3 (96) Xavier Cooper DT, Washington State (A)
4 (115) Ibraheim Campbell SS, Northwestern (A)
4 (123) Vince Mayle WR, Washington State (B-)
6 (189) Charles Gaines CB, Louisville (A)
6 (195) Malcolm Johnson TE, Mississippi State (F)
6 (198) Randall Telfer TE, USC (D+)
7 (219) Hayes Pullard ILB, USC (B)
7 (241) Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon (A+)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
1 (22) Alvin Dupree DE, Kentucky (A+)
2 (56) Senquez Golson CB, Ole Miss (F)
3 (87) Sammie Coates WR, Auburn (A+)
4 (121) Doran Grant CB, Ohio State (A-)
5 (160) Jesse James TE, Penn State (A+)
6 (199) Leterrius Walton DT, Central Michigan (B+)
6 (212) Anthony Chickillo DE, Miami (A+)
7 (239) Gerod Holliman FS, Louisville (A-)

2015 NFL Draft GradeA-

AFC EAST
BUFFALO BILLS
2 (50) Ronald Darby CB, Florida State (B)
3 (81) John Miller OG, Louisville (C)
5 (155) Karlos Williams RB, Florida State (B+)
6 (188) Tony Steward OLB, Clemson (F-)
6 (194) Nick O'Leary TE, Florida State (C+)
7 (234) Dezmin Lewis WR, Central Arkansas (A+)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: C

MIAMI DOLPHINS
1 (14) DeVante Parker WR, Louisville (C+)
2 (52) Jordan Phillips DT, Oklahoma (A)
4 (114) Jamil Douglas OG, Arizona State (B+)
5 (145) Bobby McCain CB, Memphis (B+)

5 (149) Jay Ajayi RB, Boise State (A+)
5 (150) Cedric Thompson FS, Minnesota (B-)
5 (156) Tony Lippett WR, Michigan State (C+)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
1 (32) Malcom Brown DT, Texas (A+)
2 (64) Jordan Richards SS, Stanford (F-)
3 (97) Geneo Grissom DE, Oklahoma (D)
4 (101) Trey Flowers DE, Arkansas (A)

4 (111) Tre' Jackson OG, Florida State (A+)
4 (131) Shaquille Mason OC, Georgia Tech (A-)

5 (166) Joe Cardona LS, Navy (F-)
6 (178) Matt Wells OLB, Mississippi State (C)

6 (202) A.J. Derby TE, Arkansas (D+)
7 (247) Darryl Roberts CB, Marshall (A+)
7 (253) Xzavier Dickson OLB, Alabama (A-)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

NEW YORK JETS
1 (6) Leonard Williams DT, USC (A-)
2 (37) Devin Smith WR, Ohio State (C+)
3 (82) Lorenzo Mauldin DE, Louisville (A-)
4 (103) Bryce Petty QB, Baylor (A-)
5 (152) Jarvis Harrison OG, Texas A&M (A+)
7 (223) Deon Simon DT, Northwestern State (B)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

AFC SOUTH
HOUSTON TEXANS
1 (16) Kevin Johnson CB, Wake Forest (A-)
2 (43) Benardrick McKinney ILB, Mississippi State (B)
3 (70) Jaelen Strong WR, Arizona State (A+)
5 (175) Keith Mumphery WR, Michigan State (F-)
6 (211) Reshard Cliett OLB, South Florida (B)
6 (216) Christian Covington DT, Rice (A+)
7 (235) Kenny Hilliard RB, LSU (F-)

2015 NFL Draft GradeA-

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
1 (29) Phillip Dorsett WR, Miami (B-)
3 (65) D'Joun Smith CB, Florida Atlantic (B-)
3 (93) Henry Anderson DE, Stanford (B)
4 (109) Clayton Geathers SS, UCF (B+)
5 (151) David Parry DT, Stanford (F)

6 (205) Josh Robinson RB, Mississippi State (B)
6 (207) Amarlo Herrera ILB, Georgia (C-)
7 (255) Denzell Goode OG, Mars Hill (F-)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
1 (3) Dante Fowler DE, Florida (A-)
2 (36) T.J. Yeldon RB, Alabama (B-)
3 (67) A.J. Cann OG, South Carolina (A)
4 (104) James Sample SS, Louisville (B)
5 (139) Rashad Greene WR, Florida State (A)
6 (180) Michael Bennett DT, Ohio State (A+)
7 (220) Neal Sterling WR, Monmouth (F)

7 (229) Ben Koyack TE Notre Dame (B+)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+

TENNESSEE TITANS
1 (2) Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon (B+)
2 (40) Dorial Green-Beckham WR, Oklahoma (A+)
3 (66) Jeremiah Poutasi OG, Utah (F-)
4 (100) Angelo Blackson DT, Auburn (C)

4 (108) Jalston Fowler FB, Alabama (B-)
5 (138) David Cobb RB, Minnesota (A)
6 (177) Deiontrez Mount OLB, Louisville (B-)

6 (208) Andy Gallik OC, Boston College (A)
7 (245) Tre McBride WR, William & Mary (A+)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B

AFC WEST
DENVER BRONCOS
1 (23) Shane Ray DE, Missouri (C+)
2 (59) Ty Sambrailo OT, Colorado State (D)
3 (92) Jeff Heuerman TE, Ohio State (B)
4 (133) Max Garcia OC, Florida (B-)
5 (164) Lorenzo Doss CB, Tulane (C-)

6 (203) Darius Kilgo DT, Maryland (D-)
7 (250) Trevor Siemian QB, Northwestern (D-)
7 (251) Taurean Nixon CB, Tulane (F)
7 (252) Josh Furman OLB, Oklahoma State (F-)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: C

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
1 (18) Marcus Peters CB, Washington (B)
2 (49) Mitch Morse OG, Missouri (C+)
3 (76) Chris Conley WR, Georgia (A-)
3 (98) Steven Nelson CB, Oregon State (A-)
4 (118) Ramik Wilson ILB, Georgia (F)
5 (172) D.J. Alexander OLB, Oregon State (F-)

5 (173) James O'Shaughnessy TE, Illinois State (A-)
6 (217) Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT, Southern Miss (A+)
7 (233) Da'Ron Brown WR, Northern Illinois (F-)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B

OAKLAND RAIDERS
1 (4) Amari Cooper WR, Alabama (B+)
2 (35) Mario Edwards DE, Florida State (B+)
3 (68) Clive Walford TE, Miami (B-)
4 (128) Jon Feliciano OG, Miami (F-)
5 (140) Ben Heeney ILB, Kansas (A)

5 (161) Neiron Ball OLB, Florida (F-)
6 (179) Max Valles OLB, Virginia (A-)
7 (218) Anthony Morris OT, Tennessee State (F-)
7 (221) Andre Debose WR, Florida (F-)

7 (242) Dexter McDonald CB, Kansas (A+)
2015 NFL Draft Grade: B-

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
1 (15) Melvin Gordon RB, Wisconsin (A-)
2 (48) Denzel Perryman ILB, Miami (C+)
3 (83) Craig Mager CB, Texas State (B-)
5 (153) Kyle Emanuel OLB, North Dakota State (A-)
6 (192) Darius Philon DT, Arkansas (B+)

2015 NFL Draft Grade: B+


DRAFT WINNERS
Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers

DRAFT LOSERS
Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers

Sunday, May 3, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Day 3 Pick and Team Grades

4th Round
100. Tennessee Titans - Angelo Blackson DT, Auburn, Pick Grade: C
101. New England Patriots - Trey Flowers DE, Arkansas, Pick GradeA
102. Carolina Panthers - Daryl Williams OT, Oklahoma, Pick Grade: B+
103. New York Jets - Bryce Petty QB, Baylor, Pick GradeA-
104. Jacksonville Jaguars - James Sample SS, Louisville, Pick Grade: B
105. Washington Redskins - Jamison Crowder WR, Duke, Pick Grade: F
106. Chicago Bears - Jeremy Langford RB, Michigan State, Pick Grade: B
107. Atlanta Falcons - Justin Hardy WR, East Carolina, Pick Grade: B
108. Tennessee Titans - Jalston Fowler FB, Alabama, Pick Grade: B-
109. Indianapolis Colts - Clayton Geathers SS, UCF, Pick Grade: B+
110. Minnesota Vikings - T.J. Clemmings OT, Pittsburgh, Pick GradeA+
111. New England Patriots - Tre' Jackson OG, Florida State, Pick GradeA+
112. Washington Redskins - Arie Kouandjio OG, Alabama, Pick Grade: B+
113. Detroit Lions - Gabe Wright DT, Auburn, Pick Grade: B-
114. Miami Dolphins - Jamil Douglas OG, Arizona State, Pick Grade: B+
115. Cleveland Browns - Ibraheim Campbell SS, Northwestern, Pick GradeA
116. Arizona Cardinals - Rodney Gunter DT, Delaware State, Pick Grade: F-
117. San Francisco 49ers - Blake Bell TE, Oklahoma, Pick Grade: B+
118. Kansas City Chiefs - Ramik Wilson ILB, Georgia, Pick Grade: F
119. St. Louis Rams - Andrew Donnal OT, Iowa, Pick Grade: C-
120. Cincinnati Bengals - Josh Shaw CB, USC, Pick GradeA-
121. Pittsburgh Steelers - Doran Grant CB, Ohio State, Pick GradeA-
122. Baltimore Ravens - Za'Darius Smith DE, Kentucky, Pick Grade: B+
123. Cleveland Browns - Vince Mayle WR, Washington State, Pick Grade: B-
124. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Kwon Alexander OLB, LSU, Pick GradeA
125. Baltimore Ravens - Javorius Allen RB, USC, Pick GradeA
126. San Francisco 49ers - Mike Davis RB, South Carolina, Pick GradeA-
127. Dallas Cowboys - Damien Wilson ILB, Minnesota, Pick Grade: C+
128. Oakland Raiders - Jon Feliciano OG, Miami, Pick Grade: F-
129. Green Bay Packers - Jake Ryan OLB, Michigan, Pick Grade: A-
130. Seattle Seahawks - Terry Poole OT, San Diego State, Pick Grade: F-
131. New England Patriots - Shaquille Mason OC, Georgia Tech, Pick GradeA-
132. San Francisco 49ers - DeAndre Smelter WR, Georgia Tech, Pick Grade: C-
133. Denver Broncos - Max Garcia OC, Florida, Pick Grade: B-
134. Seattle Seahawks - Mark Glowinski OG, West Virginia, Pick GradeA
135. Cincinnati Bengals - Marcus Hardison DT, Arizona State, Pick GradeA+
136. Baltimore Ravens - Tray Walker CB, Texas Southern, Pick Grade: D+

5th Round
137. Atlanta Falcons - Grady Jarrett DT, Clemson, Pick GradeA
138. Tennessee Titans - David Cobb RB, Minnesota, Pick GradeA
139. Jacksonville Jaguars - Rashad Greene WR, Florida State, Pick GradeA
140. Oakland Raiders - Ben Heeney ILB, Kansas, Pick GradeA
141. Washington Redskins - Martrell Spaight ILB, Arkansas, Pick Grade: B
142. Chicago Bears - Adrian Amos FS, Penn State, Pick GradeA+
143. Minnesota Vikings - MyCole Pruitt TE, Southern Illinois, Pick Grade: B
144. New York Giants - Mykkele Thompson S, Texas, Pick Grade: F-
145. Miami Dolphins - Bobby McCain CB, Memphis, Pick Grade: B+
146. Minnesota Vikings - Stefon Diggs WR, Maryland, Pick GradeA+
147. Green Bay Packers - Brett Hundley QB, UCLA, Pick GradeA+
148. New Orleans Saints - Davis Tull OLB, Chattanooga, Pick GradeA+
149. Miami Dolphins - Jay Ajayi RB, Boise State, Pick GradeA+
150. Miami Dolphins - Cedric Thompson FS, Minnesota, Pick Grade: B-
151. Indianapolis Colts - David Parry DT, Stanford, Pick Grade: F
152. New York Jets - Jarvis Harrison OG, Texas A&M, Pick GradeA+
153. San Diego Chargers - Kyle Emanuel OLB, North Dakota State, Pick GradeA-
154. New Orleans Saints - Tyeler Davison DT, Fresno State, Pick GradeA
155. Buffalo Bills - Karlos Williams RB, Florida State, Pick Grade: B+
156. Miami Dolphins - Tony Lippett WR, Michigan State, Pick Grade: C+
157. Cincinnati Bengals - C.J. Uzomah TE, Auburn, Pick Grade: B
158. Arizona Cardinals - Shaquille Riddick DE, West Virginia, Pick Grade: B+
159. Arizona Cardinals - Jamarcus Nelson WR, UAB, Pick Grade: D+
160. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jesse James TE, Penn State, Pick GradeA+
161. Oakland Raiders - Neiron Ball OLB, Florida, Pick Grade: F-
162. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Kenny Bell WR, Nebraska, Pick GradeA+
163. Dallas Cowboys - Ryan Russell DE, Purdue, Pick Grade: C+
164. Denver Broncos - Lorenzo Doss CB, Tulane, Pick Grade: C-
165. San Francisco 49ers - Bradley Pinion P, Clemson, Pick Grade: F-
166. New England Patriots - Joe Cardona LS, Navy, Pick Grade: F-
167. New Orleans Saints - Damian Swann CB, Georgia, Pick Grade: C
168. Detroit Lions - Michael Burton FB, Rutgers, Pick Grade: D
169. Carolina Panthers - David Mayo ILB, Texas State, Pick Grade: F-
170. Seattle Seahawks - Tye Smith CB, Towson, Pick Grade: B-
171. Baltimore Ravens - Nick Boyle TE, Delaware, Pick Grade: C
172. Kansas City Chiefs - D.J. Alexander OLB, Oregon State, Pick Grade: F-
173. Kansas City Chiefs - James O'Shaughnessy TE, Illinois State, Pick GradeA-
174. Carolina Panthers - Cameron Artis-Payne RB, Auburn, Pick GradeA+
175. Houston Texans - Keith Mumphery WR, Michigan State, Pick Grade: F-
176. Baltimore Ravens - Robert Myers OG, Tennessee State, Pick Grade: D

6th Round
177. Tennessee Titans - Deiontrez Mount OLB, Louisville, Pick Grade: B-
178. New England Patriots - Matt Wells OLB, Mississippi State, Pick Grade: C
179. Oakland Raiders - Max Valles OLB, Virginia, Pick GradeA-
180. Jacksonville Jaguars - Michael Bennett DT, Ohio State, Pick GradeA+
181. Washington Redskins - Kyshoen Jarrett SS, Virginia Tech, Pick Grade: B
182. Washington Redskins - Tevin Mitchel CB, Arkansas, Pick Grade: F-
183. Chicago Bears - Tayo Fabuluje OG, TCU, Pick Grade: C+
184. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Kaelin Clay WR, Utah, Pick Grade: F-
185. Minnesota Vikings - Tyrus Thompson OT, Oklahoma, Pick GradeA+
186. New York Giants - Geremy Davis WR, Connecticut, Pick Grade: C+
187. Washington Redskins - Evan Spencer WR, Ohio State, Pick Grade: C
188. Buffalo Bills - Tony Steward OLB, Clemson, Pick Grade: F-
189. Cleveland Browns - Charles Gaines CB, Louisville, Pick GradeA
190. San Francisco 49ers - Ian Silberman OG, Boston College, Pick Grade: F-
191. Philadelphia Eagles - JaCorey Shepherd CB, Kansas, Pick Grade: C+
192. San Diego Chargers - Darius Philon DT, Arkansas, Pick Grade: B+
193. Minnesota Vikings - B.J. Dubose DE, Louisville, Pick Grade: D+
194. Buffalo Bills - Nick O'Leary TE, Florida State, Pick Grade: C+
195. Cleveland Browns - Malcolm Johnson TE, Mississippi State, Pick Grade: F
196. Philadelphia Eagles - Randall Evans CB, Kansas State, Pick Grade: C
197. Cincinnati Bengals - Derron Smith FS, Fresno State, Pick GradeA
198. Cleveland Browns - Randall Telfer TE, USC, Pick Grade: D+
199. Pittsburgh Steelers - Leterrius Walton DT, Central Michigan, Pick Grade: B+
200. Detroit Lions - Quandre Diggs CB, Texas, Pick Grade: B+
201. St. Louis Rams - Bud Sasser WR, Missouri, Pick Grade: C
202. New England Patriots - A.J. Derby TE, Arkansas, Pick Grade: D+
203. Denver Broncos - Darius Kilgo DT, Maryland, Pick Grade: D-
204. Baltimore Ravens - Darren Waller WR, Georgia Tech, Pick GradeA+
205. Indianapolis Colts - Josh Robinson RB, Mississippi State, Pick Grade: B
206. Green Bay Packers - Aaron Ripkowski FB, Oklahoma, Pick Grade: C
207. Indianapolis Colts - Amarlo Herrera ILB, Georgia, Pick Grade: C-
208. Tennessee Titans - Andy Gallik OC, Boston College, Pick GradeA
209. Seattle Seahawks - Obum Gwacham DE, Oregon State, Pick GradeA-
210. Green Bay Packers - Christian Ringo DE, Louisiana-Lafayette, Pick Grade: F-
211. Houston Texans - Reshard Cliett OLB, South Florida, Pick Grade: B
212. Pittsburgh Steelers - Anthony Chickillo DE, Miami, Pick GradeA+
213. Green Bay Packers - Kennard Backman TE, UAB, Pick Grade: F-
214. Seattle Seahawks - Kristjan Sokoli DE, Buffalo, Pick Grade: C
215. St. Louis Rams - Cody Wichmann OG, Fresno State, Pick Grade: C+
216. Houston Texans - Christian Covington DT, Rice, Pick GradeA+
217. Kansas City Chiefs - Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT, So. Miss, Pick GradeA+

7th Round
218. Oakland Raiders - Anthony Morris OT, Tennessee State, Pick Grade: F-
219. Cleveland Browns - Hayes Pullard ILB, USC, Pick Grade: B
220. Jacksonville Jaguars - Neal Sterling WR, Monmouth, Pick Grade: F
221. Oakland Raiders - Andre Debose WR, Florida, Pick Grade: F-
222. Washington Redskins - Austin Reiter OC, South Florida, Pick Grade: F-
223. New York Jets - Deon Simon DT, Northwestern State, Pick Grade: B
224. St. Louis Rams - Bryce Hager ILB, Baylor, Pick GradeA+
225. Atlanta Falcons - Jake Rodgers OT, Eastern Washington, Pick Grade: C-
226. New York Giants - Bobby Hart OG, Florida State, Pick Grade: F-
227. St. Louis Rams - Martin Ifedi DE, Memphis, Pick Grade: C
228. Minnesota Vikings - Austin Shepherd OT, Alabama, Pick Grade: B-
229. Jacksonville Jaguars - Ben Koyack TE Notre Dame, Pick Grade: B+
230. New Orleans Saints - Marcus Murphy RB, Missouri, Pick Grade: D
231. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Joey Iosefa FB, Hawaii, Pick Grade: D+
232. Minnesota Vikings - Edmond Robinson OLB, Newberry, Pick GradeA
233. Kansas City Chiefs - Da'Ron Brown WR, Northern Illinois, Pick Grade: F-
234. Buffalo Bills - Dezmin Lewis WR, Central Arkansas, Pick GradeA+
235. Houston Texans - Kenny Hilliard RB, LSU, Pick Grade: F-
236. Dallas Cowboys - Mark Nzeocha OLB, Wyoming, Pick Grade: D+
237. Philadelphia Eagles - Brian Mihalik DE, Boston College, Pick Grade: D
238. Cincinnati Bengals - Mario Alford WR, West Virginia, Pick GradeA
239. Pittsburgh Steelers - Gerod Holliman FS, Louisville, Pick GradeA-
240. Detroit Lions - Corey Robinson OT, South Carolina, Pick GradeA+
241. Cleveland Browns - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon, Pick GradeA+
242. Oakland Raiders - Dexter McDonald CB, Kansas, Pick GradeA+
243. Dallas Cowboys - Laurence Gibson OT, Virginia Tech, Pick GradeA+
244. San Francisco 49ers - Trenton Brown OG, Florida, Pick GradeA+
245. Tennessee Titans - Tre McBride WR, William & Mary, Pick GradeA+
246. Dallas Cowboys - Geoff Swaim TE, Texas, Pick Grade: F-
247. New England Patriots - Darryl Roberts CB, Marshall, Pick GradeA+
248. Seattle Seahawks - Ryan Murphy S, Oregon State, Pick Grade: D+
249. Atlanta Falcons - Akeem King S, San Jose State, Pick Grade: B-
250. Denver Broncos - Trevor Siemian QB, Northwestern, Pick Grade: D-
251. Denver Broncos - Taurean Nixon CB, Tulane, Pick Grade: F
252. Denver Broncos - Josh Furman OLB, Oklahoma State, Pick Grade: F-
253. New England Patriots - Xzavier Dickson OLB, Alabama, Pick GradeA-
254. San Francisco 49ers - Rory Anderson TE, South Carolina, Pick GradeA+
255. Indianapolis Colts - Denzell Goode OG, Mars Hill, Pick Grade: F-
256. Arizona Cardinals - Gerald Christian TE, Louisville, Pick Grade: C

Day 3 Team Grades
Arizona Cardinals: C-
Atlanta Falcons: B
Baltimore Ravens: B
Buffalo Bills: C+
Carolina Panthers: B-
Chicago Bears: B+
Cincinnati Bengals: A
Cleveland Browns: B
Dallas Cowboys: C+
Denver Broncos: D
Detroit Lions: B
Green Bay Packers: C+
Houston Texans: B
Indianapolis Colts: C-
Jacksonville Jaguars: B
Kansas City Chiefs: C+
Miami Dolphins: B+
Minnesota Vikings: A-
New England Patriots: B
New Orleans Saints: B
New York Giants: C
New York Jets: B+
Oakland Raiders: C-
Philadelphia Eagles: B-
Pittsburgh Steelers: A
San Diego Chargers: A-
San Francisco 49ers: B-
Seattle Seahawks: C+
St. Louis Rams: B
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: B
Tennessee Titans: B+
Washington Redskins: C-

Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Day 2 Pick and Team Grades

2nd Round
33. New York Giants - Landon Collins SS, Alabama, Pick Grade: A-
34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Donovan Smith OT, Penn State, Pick Grade: B-
35. Oakland Raiders - Mario Edwards DE, Florida State, Pick Grade: B+
36. Jacksonville Jaguars - T.J. Yeldon RB, Alabama, Pick Grade: B-
37. New York Jets - Devin Smith WR, Ohio State, Pick Grade: C+
38. Washington Redskins - Preston Smith DE, Mississippi State, Pick Grade: B+
39. Chicago Bears - Eddie Goldman DT, Florida State, Pick GradeA-
40. Tennessee Titans - Dorial Green-Beckham WR, Oklahoma, Pick GradeA+
41. Carolina Panthers - Devin Funchess WR, Michigan, Pick Grade: B-
42. Atlanta Falcons - Jalen Collins CB, LSU, Pick Grade: B+
43. Houston Texans - Benardrick McKinney ILB, Mississippi State, Pick Grade: B
44. New Orleans Saints - Hauoli Kikaha OLB, Washington, Pick Grade: C-
45. Minnesota Vikings - Eric Kendricks ILB, UCLA, Pick GradeA-
46. San Francisco 49ers - Jaquiski Tartt SS, Samford, Pick Grade: B-
47. Philadelphia Eagles - Eric Rowe CB, Utah, Pick GradeA-
48. San Diego Chargers - Denzel Perryman ILB, Miami, Pick Grade: C+
49. Kansas City Chiefs - Mitch Morse OG, Missouri, Pick Grade: C+
50. Buffalo Bills - Ronald Darby CB, Florida State, Pick Grade: B
51. Cleveland Browns - Nate Orchard DE, Utah, Pick Grade: B+
52. Miami Dolphins - Jordan Phillips DT, Oklahoma, Pick GradeA
53. Cincinnati Bengals - Jake Fisher OT, Oregon, Pick GradeA-
54. Detroit Lions - Ameer Abdullah RB, Nebraska, Pick Grade: B
55. Baltimore Ravens - Maxx Williams TE, Minnesota, Pick GradeA
56. Pittsburgh Steelers - Senquez Golson CB, Ole Miss, Pick Grade: F
57. St. Louis Rams - Rob Havenstein OT, Wisconsin, Pick Grade: F-
58. Arizona Cardinals - Markus Golden DE, Missouri, Pick Grade: F
59. Denver Broncos - Ty Sambrailo OT, Colorado State, Pick Grade: D
60. Dallas Cowboys - Randy Gregory OLB, Nebraska, Pick GradeA+
61. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ali Marpet OC, Hobart, Pick GradeA-
62. Green Bay Packers - Quinten Rollins CB, Miami (OH), Pick GradeA-
63. Seattle Seahawks - Frank Clark DE, Michigan, Pick Grade: B-
64. New England Patriots - Jordan Richards SS, Stanford, Pick Grade: F-

3rd Round
65. Indianapolis Colts - D'Joun Smith CB, Florida Atlantic, Pick Grade: B-
66. Tennessee Titans - Jeremiah Poutasi OG, Utah, Pick Grade: F-
67. Jacksonville Jaguars - A.J. Cann OG, South Carolina, Pick GradeA
68. Oakland Raiders - Clive Walford TE, Miami, Pick Grade: B-
69. Seattle Seahawks - Tyler Lockett WR, Kansas State, Pick Grade: C-
70. Houston Texans - Jaelen Strong WR, Arizona State, Pick GradeA+
71. Chicago Bears - Hroniss Grasu OC, Oregon, Pick GradeA-
72. St. Louis Rams - Jamon Brown OT, Louisville, Pick Grade: B
73. Atlanta Falcons - Tevin Coleman RB, Indiana, Pick GradeA+
74. New York Giants - Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE, UCLA, Pick GradeA+
75. New Orleans Saints - Garrett Grayson QB, Colorado State, Pick GradeA
76. Kansas City Chiefs - Chris Conley WR, Georgia, Pick GradeA-
77. Cleveland Browns - Duke Johnson RB, Miami, Pick Grade: B+
78. New Orleans Saints - P.J. Williams CB, Florida State, Pick GradeA+
79. San Francisco 49ers - Eli Harold OLB, Virginia, Pick GradeA+
80. Detroit Lions - Alex Carter CB, Stanford, Pick GradeA
81. Buffalo Bills - John Miller OG, Louisville, Pick Grade: C
82. New York Jets - Lorenzo Mauldin DE, Louisville, Pick Grade: A-
83. San Diego Chargers - Craig Mager CB, Texas State, Pick Grade: B-
84. Philadelphia Eagles - Jordan Hicks OLB, Texas, Pick GradeA+
85. Cincinnati Bengals - Tyler Kroft TE, Rutgers, Pick Grade: C+
86. Arizona Cardinals - David Johnson RB, Northern Iowa, Pick GradeA
87. Pittsburgh Steelers - Sammie Coates WR, Auburn, Pick GradeA+
88. Minnesota Vikings - Danielle Hunter DE, LSU, Pick GradeA-
89. St. Louis Rams - Sean Mannion QB, Oregon State, Pick Grade: C-
90. Baltimore Ravens - Carl Davis DT, Iowa, Pick GradeA
91. Dallas Cowboys - Chaz Green OT, Florida, Pick Grade: F
92. Denver Broncos - Jeff Heuerman TE, Ohio State, Pick Grade: B
93. Indianapolis Colts - Henry Anderson DE, Stanford, Pick Grade: B
94. Green Bay Packers - Ty Montgomery WR, Stanford, Pick Grade: B
95. Washington Redskins - Matt Jones RB, Florida, Pick Grade: D
96. Cleveland Browns - Xavier Cooper DT, Washington State, Pick GradeA
97. New England Patriots - Geneo Grissom DE, Oklahoma, Pick Grade: D
98. Kansas City Chiefs - Steven Nelson CB, Oregon State, Pick GradeA-
99. Cincinnati Bengals - Paul Dawson ILB, TCU, Pick Grade: C+

Day 2 Team Grades
Arizona Cardinals: C+
Atlanta Falcons: A
Baltimore Ravens: A
Buffalo Bills: B-
Carolina Panthers: B-
Chicago Bears: A-
Cincinnati Bengals: B
Cleveland Browns: A-
Dallas Cowboys: C+
Denver Broncos: C
Detroit Lions: A-
Green Bay Packers: B+
Houston Texans: A
Indianapolis Colts: B
Jacksonville Jaguars: B+
Kansas City Chiefs: B+
Miami Dolphins: A-
Minnesota Vikings: A-
New England Patriots: D-
New Orleans Saints: B+
New York Giants: A
New York Jets: B
Oakland Raiders: B
Philadelphia Eagles: A
Pittsburgh Steelers: C+
San Diego Chargers: B-
San Francisco 49ers: A-
Seattle Seahawks: C+
St. Louis Rams: C-
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: B+
Tennessee Titans: C+
Washington Redskins: C+

Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Day 1 Team Grades

1. Tampa Bay Bucs - Jameis Winston QB, Florida StateOverall Rank (No. 1)
It was pretty clear that the Buccaneers were going to take Winston No. 1 overall during the entire draft process. Winston, despite his character issues off the field is highly talented and played in an offense similar to what NFL teams run. He's a proven winner and should help turn around things for Tampa Bay as long as he stays out of trouble. In order to have a chance at making a Super Bowl run; NFL teams need to have a good QB so either Winston or Marcus Mariota would have been good selections. Tampa Bay just liked Winston more.
Team Grade: A-

2. Tennessee Titans - Marcus Mariota QB, OregonOverall Rank (No. 5)
Tennessee stayed at No. 2 overall and drafted Mariota who doesn't necessarily fit what head coach Ken Whisenhunt typically wants out of his QB's. However, Mariota has the tools and desire to be one of the best and will likely be the Titans starting QB in Week 1 of this season. Tennessee needed a face of the franchise type player and Mariota will give them that. Only question now is what do the Titans do with QB Zach Mettenberger who does have a good amount of talent himself.
Team Grade: B+

3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Dante Fowler DE, FloridaOverall Rank (No. 4)
In last years NFL Draft, Jacksonville passed on Khalil Mack to take their potential franchise QB Blake Bortles. They were not going to pass up on Fowler who is an athletic edge rusher that can take over games. He will help the Jaguars get an even better pass rush on opposing teams and is a perfect fit as a LEO in Jacksonville's defense. The Jaguars might be pretty close to contending in the AFC South if they can continue to improve their roster.
Team GradeA-

4. Oakland Raiders - Amari Cooper WR, AlabamaOverall Rank (No. 9)
DT Leonard Williams would have been the better value pick and would have given the Raiders another awesome building block on the defensive side of the ball. But, Oakland thought it was more important to give QB Derek Carr a weapon in the passing game in a draft that's loaded with good wide receivers. Cooper dominated the SEC last season with 124 receptions for 1,727 yards and 16 touchdowns. He'll find the endzone many times for the Raiders who struggled to score last season.
Team Grade: B+

5. Washington Redskins - Brandon Scherff OT, IowaOverall Rank (No. 10)
Owner Daniel Snyder invested way too much on QB Robert Griffin. To help keep Griffin upright and not injured; Washington chose to invest in the offensive line. Drafting Scherff should solve the issue at right tackle. A right tackle could've been drafted later in the draft though. Only left tackles are worth Top-5 selections and Scherff will likely never be a left tackle in the NFL. Players like DT Leonard Williams or OLB Vic Beasley would have been better options.
Team Grade: B+

6. New York Jets - Leonard Williams DT, USCOverall Rank (No. 2)
Williams was the best player available and it is surprising that he didn't get picked in the Top-5. The Jets were already set on the defensive line with DE Muhammad Wilkerson and DT Sheldon Richardson but head coach Todd Bowles should be able to get a lot out of Williams. Williams was a disruptive force at USC making big plays in opponents' backfields on the regular. The Jets may actually want to trade Wilkerson as he is entering the final year of his contract.
Team GradeA-

7. Chicago Bears - Kevin White WR, West VirginiaOverall Rank (No. 8)
Chicago traded WR Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets so they wanted to add a playmaker next to WR Alshon Jeffery. That playmaker will be Kevin White who was unstoppable in 2014 with West Virginia catching 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns. He can take the top off a defense with his speed and most importantly has great hands. This helps QB Jay Cutler but I'm sure he'd still rather throw it to Marshall or the other team.
Team GradeA-

8. Atlanta Falcons - Vic Beasley OLB, ClemsonOverall Rank (No. 3)
The Falcons needed to draft a pass-rusher early that could come off the edge and get to the quarterback. DE Kroy Biermann led the team in sacks last season with just 4.5 of them. Beasley is a great fit in head coach Dan Quinn's defense. He is the kind of athlete that Quinn covets for his defense and should be a sack machine throughout his career. Beasley set the Clemson school record for career sacks and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.
Team GradeA

9. New York Giants - Ereck Flowers OT, MiamiOverall Rank (No. 33)
The Giants offensive line and QB Eli Manning needed a player like Flowers who can actually play offensive tackle unlike OT Justin Pugh who needs to be kicked inside at guard. The Giants' run game wasn't good last season as they averaged just 3.6 yards per carry. Flowers will help the run game right away and could develop into a great franchise left tackle down the road. It's a reach probably but only according to my solid rankings.
Team Grade: C

10. St. Louis Rams - Todd Gurley RB, GeorgiaOverall Rank (No. 20)
St. Louis took a risk by selecting Gurley in the Top-10. He's coming off of a torn ACL which means that there is a greater chance of that type of injury happening again. Unless he turns out to actually be the next Adrian Peterson; this was too high for him to be taken. Also, St. Louis' offensive line looks rough on paper as of now. I may be one of the few but I'd rather have a healthy Melvin Gordon as a RB for the future. Still, Gurley could absolutely dominate the NFL once healthy.
Team Grade: B-

11. Minnesota Vikings - Trae Waynes CB, Michigan StateOverall Rank (No. 30)
Minnesota had a good defense in 2014 but they had to get better in the secondary so they wouldn't continually get burned by the Packers, Lions and Bears' offensive weapons. Waynes is a lengthy, fast CB that can shut down receivers as he plays the ball in the air well. Waynes is also somewhat physical and will support the run. The only problem with Waynes is that he could get dominated by the bigger and stronger WR's in the NFL and may end up as just a slot corner. So it's a good thing that Minnesota already has CB Xavier Rhodes.
Team Grade: C+

12. Cleveland Browns - Danny Shelton DT, WashingtonOverall Rank (No. 19)
Last season, the Browns were the worst team in trying to stop the run. They needed a nose tackle and got their guy in Shelton. He may not be the next Haloti Ngata or Vince Wilfork but should help get Cleveland on its way to becoming one of the best run stopping defenses in the NFL. Shelton just needs to be the next Danny Shelton and that's all that matters. Shelton's overall athleticism is a bit worrisome but he is strong and explosive for his size.
Pick Grade: B

13. New Orleans Saints - Andrus Peat OT, StanfordOverall Rank (No. 17)
Peat gives the Saints an athletic tackle that has the ability to play on the left or right side for them. Peat has excellent size and ability to blow open holes in the run game and keep QB Drew Brees from getting hit in pass pro. New Orleans will probably focus more on running the ball in 2015 as they traded for OC Max Unger and picked up RB C.J. Spiller in free agency. Also, OT Zach Strief will turn 32 years old during the season and OT Terron Armstead struggled last year to add more sense to this pick.
Pick Grade: B+

14. Miami Dolphins - DeVante Parker WR, LouisvilleOverall Rank (No. 32)
Parker has great body control and should be an excellent weapon for QB Ryan Tannehill. WR Mike Wallace was traded to the Minnesota Vikings and both WR's Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson were released. Tannehill needed better than a bunch of mediocre weapons around him and Parker could develop into a legit No. 1 WR for the Dolphins. I wasn't as high on Parker as most because I don't think his ceiling is that high and I worry about him being able to stay healthy during an NFL season.
Team Grade: C+

15. San Diego Chargers - Melvin Gordon RB, WisconsinOverall Rank (No. 11)
San Diego traded their No. 117 overall pick and a 2016 5th Round selection to the 49ers to move up two spots and draft Gordon. San Diego let RB Ryan Mathews walk during free agency so they had to draft a RB at some point early in the draft. The Chargers ended up getting who I think is the best RB in the draft in Gordon. At Wisconsin, he proved he could carry a team on his back and Gordon will help take some pressure off of QB Philip Rivers. Not so sure San Diego needed to trade up to get him though unless they thought the Texans might take him.
Team GradeA-

16. Houston Texans - Kevin Johnson CB, Wake ForestOverall Rank (No. 18)
Johnson is a very solid selection for the Texans at this spot. There isn't much quality depth at cornerback behind CB Kareem Jackson and CB Johnathan Joseph who is 31 years old. Johnson has great cover skills and although not very big; he will throw his body around to support the run. He'll be the No. 3 CB in 2015 for the Texans but I think he can have an impact like CB Kyle Fuller had with the Chicago Bears last season as a rookie.
Team GradeA-

17. San Francisco 49ers - Arik Armstead DE, OregonOverall Rank (No. 23)
The 49ers traded down two spots and picked up the No. 117 overall selection and a 5th Round selection for the 2016 NFL Draft. By grabbing Armstead who has a lot of potential; San Francisco can now pair him up with All-Pro DE Justin Smith. Armstead should learn under Smith and play to that potential. Something he didn't do at Oregon most of the time. Armstead has the size and skill to be an imposing defender in the league for many years.
Team Grade: A-

18. Kansas City Chiefs - Marcus Peters CB, WashingtonOverall Rank (No. 27)
Peters is a character risk for the Chiefs as his college coaches got so sick of his crap; they ended up kicking him off the team despite his talent. He's very confident in his abilty to match up one-on-one with anybody and has the size to take on opposing teams' No. 1 targets. This wasn't a big need for the Chiefs but they are in a division with QB's Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and the improving Derek Carr. Peters will provide a big boost to Kansas City's secondary.
Team Grade: B

19. Cleveland Browns - Cameron Erving OC, Florida StateOverall Rank (No. 24)
With Erving along the offensive line for the Browns; they should be able to run the ball at will against opposing teams. Cleveland will have to run the ball with their present quarterback situation. Erving could start at right guard or right tackle which would move OT Mitchell Schwartz inside. Both RB's Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West should have great 2015 seasons now that Cleveland solidified the offensive line.
Pick Grade: B+
Team Grade: B

20. Philadelphia Eagles - Nelson Agholor WR, USCOverall Rank (No. 58)
Agholor is a late 2nd Round talent to me and this is a reach by head coach Chip Kelly. Agholor is a polished wide receiver that has good hands, runs great routes and can stretch a defense vertically but WR's Breshad Perriman and Phillip Dorsett could end up being the better pros in the long run. At least Agholor will be able to get on the field unlike last years 1st Round selection OLB Marcus Smith. WR Jordan Matthews and Agholor should be a good WR duo for QB Sam Bradford.
Team Grade: D+

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Texas A&MOverall Rank (No. 40)
Cincinnati was dead last in sacks with 20 of them during the 2014 season. Again, the Bengals were horrible at rushing the passer last year. With DE/OLB Alvin Dupree available you would think that they would take him but instead they take an offensive tackle who recently tore his ACL. Ogbuehi should be the franchise left tackle for the Bengals once healthy which means OT Andrew Whitworth will probably be moved inside at guard. Ogbuehi will be a good player in the NFL but Dupree may terrorize the Bengals for many years as a Pittsburgh Steeler.
Team Grade: C+

22. Pittsburgh Steelers - Alvin Dupree DE, KentuckyOverall Rank (No. 6)
Pittsburgh rarely moves up or down in the draft and why would they when other NFL teams let players as talented as Dupree fall to them. Dupree was widely regarded as a Top-15 talent entering the NFL Draft but goes at No. 22 to the Steelers. Pittsburgh had a huge need for an outside linebacker that could rush the quarterback and Dupree provides them that. He'll take pressure off of OLB James Harrison and maybe OLB Jarvis Jones will start playing better. The only knock on Dupree is that he's more of an athlete than football player but Vikings OLB Anthony Barr was the same type of player entering last years draft.
Team GradeA+

23. Denver Broncos - Shane Ray DE, MissouriOverall Rank (No. 28)
Denver traded their No. 143 overall pick, a 2016 5th Round pick and OG Manny Ramirez to the Detroit Lions so they could move up five spots and select Ray. As for this trade, it doesn't make much sense for Denver to trade away an offensive lineman when the offensive line already lacks depth. Ray has an explosive first step off of the ball and could be great opposite of OLB Von Miller. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year had a monster 2014 season for Missouri recording 13 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss. The ranking for Ray has nothing to do with his toe injury or arrest. It's lower because he's an average athlete by NFL standards and is a tweener.
Team Grade: C+

24. Arizona Cardinals - D.J. Humphries OT, FloridaOverall Rank (No. 29)
The Cardinals took an offensive tackle with very high upside and ability in Humphries. He's one of the more athletic offensive lineman in the 2015 NFL Draft and could play just about anywhere on the line. For now, Humphries will probably be at right tackle but he could be a franchise left tackle for many seasons in the NFL. He'll bolster a weak Cardinals running game and protect QB Carson Palmer. Solid selection overall.
Team Grade: B+

25. Carolina Panthers - Shaq Thompson OLB, WashingtonOverall Rank (No. 49)
Carolina was looking to add a linebacker in the draft to go with stud LB's Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis. Thompson could also potentially play safety for the Panthers and even running back when RB Jonathan Stewart gets injured. Thompson is a playmaker for sure but this was too early for him as he has been more regarded as a 2nd Round prospect. It would have probably been smarter to either draft a WR (Breshad Perriman, Phillip Dorsett) or draft an OT (Jake Fisher, T.J. Clemmings) to help QB Cam Newton.
Team Grade: C

26. Baltimore Ravens - Breshad Perriman WR, UCFOverall Rank (No. 21)
After losing WR Torrey Smith to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency and with WR Steve Smith turning 36 years old in 2015; Baltimore could use a potentially great No. 1 WR in their offense and they got that in Perriman. Perriman ran a blazing fast 4.24 40-yard dash at his Pro Day and has pretty good hands along with NFL bloodlines. He could be a fantastic deep threat for QB Joe Flacco.
Team GradeA

27. Dallas Cowboys - Byron Jones CB, ConnecticutOverall Rank (No. 12)
CB Morris Claiborne has been a bust and CB Brandon Carr is an average cornerback. Dallas needed to draft a top notch CB prospect to help CB Orlando Scandrick out. Jones has very high character and unbelievable athletic ability. He was a top performer at the Scouting Combine with a 44.5'' vertical and 12'3'' broad jump. Jones ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. Jones has good coverage skills and the obvious upside to be one of the best CB's in the NFL.
Team GradeA+

28. Detroit Lions - Laken Tomlinson OG, DukeOverall Rank (No. 45)
By trading down five spots, the Lions acquired OG Manny Ramirez, the No. 143 overall selection and a 2016 5th Round selection. This was an excellent trade for Detroit as they picked up a solid player in Ramirez who will be a nice back-up center/guard. However, the selection of Tomlinson isn't that great considering DT Malcom Brown was available. Tomlinson will be a road grading guard for Detroit and will protect QB Matthew Stafford.
Team Grade: B

29. Indianapolis Colts - Phillip Dorsett WR, MiamiOverall Rank (No. 37)
A head scratching selection by the Colts because they don't need a wide receiver. A late round selection would have been fine. Dorsett is a really good football player though with 4.28 40-yard dash speed. Dorsett could potentially replace WR Joshua Cribbs as the main return man for Indianapolis. QB Andrew Luck has another new weapon in his arsenal but at some point the Colts have to invest in the offensive line to protect him.
Team Grade: B-

30. Green Bay Packers - Damarious Randall FS, ASUOverall Rank (No. 78)
I like Randall as a player. I just don't like him as a 1st Round player. The safety class is weak so some teams may move some safeties up their boards because of that. Randall is the best safety in coverage maybe but S Adrian Amos could have provided more impact as he also had experience as a CB in college and is a better tackler. Green Bay also could use an inside/outside linebacker and there were options available.
Team Grade: D-

31. New Orleans Saints - Stephone Anthony ILB, ClemsonOverall Rank (No. 39)
The Saints made the blockbuster trade sending All-Pro TE Jimmy Graham and a 4th Round selection to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for this pick and OC Max Unger. Anthony ends up being the pick here and I think it's a good one. Anthony played in an attacking style defense while at Clemson and will be going into a similar defense run by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. He'll be a three-down ILB in the NFL because he can cover in space. New Orleans traded for ILB Dannell Ellerbe earlier this year too and now have a guy to start next to him
Pick Grade: B
Team Grade: B+

32. New England Patriots - Malcom Brown DT, TexasOverall Rank (No. 13)
Brown falls to the Patriots who gladly take him with the last pick in the 1st Round. Brown will fill the shoes left behind by NT Vince Wilfork who left in free agency for the Houston Texans. This is an absolute steal and like the Dupree pick for the Steelers; fills a major need.  Brown is a powerful DT that has some quickness to get past offensive lineman on his way to the QB. I think he'll end up being a better pro than DT Danny Shelton due to his versatility and better athleticism.
Team GradeA+

Teams That Didn't Have a 1st Round Selection
Buffalo Bills: Buffalo traded their No. 19 and No. 115 overall picks in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns so they could move up five spots and draft WR Sammy Watkins at No. 4 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Team GradeD

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks traded their No. 31 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft and OC Max Unger to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for TE Jimmy Graham and the No. 112 overall pick. Team GradeB+

Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: 7 Round Mock Selections

NFC NORTH
CHICAGO BEARS
1 (7) Kevin White WR, West Virginia
2 (39) Eddie Goldman DT, Florida State
3 (71) Brett Hundley QB, UCLA
4 (106) Steven Nelson CB, Oregon State
5 (142) Rob Havenstein OT, Wisconsin
6 (183) Anthony Harris S, Virginia

DETROIT LIONS
1 (23) Melvin Gordon RB, Wisconsin
2 (54) P.J. Williams CB, Florida State
3 (88) Michael Bennett DT, Ohio State
5 (168) Corey Robinson OT, South Carolina

6 (200) Mario Alford WR, West Virginia
7 (240) Cody Wichmann OG, Fresno State

GREEN BAY PACKERS
1 (30) Eric Kendricks ILB, UCLA
2 (62) Quinten Rollins CB, Miami (OH)
3 (94) Lorenzo Mauldin OLB, Louisville
4 (129) Jeremy Langford RB, Michigan State
5 (166) Leterrius Walton DT, Central Michigan
6 (206) Nick O'Leary TE, Florida State
6 (210) DeAndre Smelter WR, Georgia Tech
6 (213) Shane Carden QB, East Carolina
7 (247) Kendall Lamm OT, Appalachian State

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
1 (11) Trae Waynes CB, Michigan State
2 (45) Stephone Anthony ILB, Clemson
3 (76) Ty Sambrailo OT, Colorado State
4 (110) Javorius Allen RB, USC
5 (137) Justin Hardy WR, East Carolina
7 (228) Ryan Russell DE, Purdue
7 (232) Anthony Jefferson S, UCLA

NFC EAST
DALLAS COWBOYS
1 (27) Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE, UCLA
2 (60) Carl Davis DT, Iowa
3 (91) Ameer Abdullah RB, Nebraska
4 (127) Doran Grant CB, Ohio State
5 (163) Jimmy Hall OLB, Northwestern
7 (236) Miles Dieffenbach OG, Penn State
7 (243) Dean Marlowe S, James Madison

NEW YORK GIANTS
1 (9) Brandon Scherff OT, Iowa
2 (40) Preston Smith DE, Mississippi State
3 (74) Grady Jarrett DT, Clemson
4 (108) Kwon Alexander OLB, LSU
5 (144) Kurtis Drummond S, Michigan State
6 (186) Austin Hill WR, Arizona
7 (226) Kyshoen Jarrett S, Virginia Tech

7 (245) Tray Walker CB, Texas Southern

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
1 (20) Breshad Perriman WR, UCF
2 (52) Ali Marpet OG, Hobart
3 (84) Adrian Amos S, Penn State
4 (113) Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon
5 (145) Lynden Trail DE/OLB, Norfolk State
5 (156) Laurence Gibson OT, Virginia Tech
6 (196) Damian Swann CB, Georgia

7 (237) Rory Anderson TE, South Carolina

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
1 (5) Vic Beasley OLB, Clemson
2 (38) Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Texas A&M
3 (69) Alex Carter CB, Stanford
4 (105) Ibraheim Campbell S, Northwestern
5 (141) Dezmin Lewis WR, Central Arkansas
6 (182) Martrell Spaight ILB, Arkansas
7 (222) Kaleb Eulls DE, Mississippi State

NFC SOUTH
ATLANTA FALCONS
1 (8) Alvin Dupree OLB, Kentucky
2 (42) Damarious Randall FS, Arizona State
3 (73) Devin Funchess WR/TE, Michigan
4 (107) Jamil Douglas OG, Arizona State
5 (146) Mike Davis RB, South Carolina
6 (185) Rob Crisp OT, North Carolina State
7 (225) Curtis Grant ILB, Ohio State
7 (249) Julian Wilson CB/S, Oklahoma

CAROLINA PANTHERS
1 (25) D.J. Humphries OT, Florida
2 (57) Sammie Coates WR, Auburn
3 (89) Jordan Hicks OLB, Texas
4 (124) Trey Flowers DE, Arkansas
5 (161) Charles Gaines CB, Louisville
5 (169) Anthony Chickillo DE, Miami

5 (174) Durrell Eskridge FS, Syracuse
6 (201) Malcolm Brown RB, Texas
7 (242) Tayo Fabuluje OG, TCU

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
1 (13) La'el Collins OT, LSU
1 (31) Eli Harold OLB, Virginia
2 (44) Maxx Williams TE, Minnesota
3 (75) Denzel Perryman ILB, Miami
3 (78) Tyler Lockett WR, Kansas State
5 (148) Justin Coleman CB, Tennessee

5 (154) Bobby Richardson DE, Indiana
6 (187) Sean Hickey OG, Syracuse
7 (230) Connor Halliday QB, Washington State

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
1 (1) Jameis Winston QB, Florida State
2 (34) Shane Ray DE, Missouri
3 (65) Tre Jackson OG, Florida State
4 (109) Derron Smith FS, Fresno State
5 (162) Bryce Hager ILB, Baylor

6 (184) Austin Shepherd OT, Alabama
7 (218) Rannell Hall WR, UCF
7 (231) Jacoby Glenn CB, UCF

NFC WEST
ARIZONA CARDINALS
1 (24) Marcus Peters CB, Washington
2 (55) Jay Ajayi RB, Boise State
3 (86) Nate Orchard OLB, Utah
4 (123) John Miller OG, Louisville
5 (159) Reese Dismukes OC, Auburn
6 (198) Joey Mbu DT, Houston
7 (241) Kyle Loomis P, Portland State

7 (256) Deontay Greenberry WR, Houston

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
1 (15) Byron Jones CB, Connecticut
2 (46) Benardrick McKinney ILB, Mississippi State
3 (79) Marcus Hardison DE, Arizona State
4 (126) Kenny Bell WR, Nebraska
4 (132) Jeremiah Poutasi OG, Utah
5 (151) Sean Mannion QB, Oregon State
6 (190) Markus Golden OLB, Missouri
7 (246) Wes Saxton TE, South Alabama
7 (254) Jeff Luc ILB, Cincinnati

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
2 (63) Xavier Cooper DT, Washington State
3 (95) Darren Waller WR, Georgia Tech
4 (112) Jarvis Harrison OG, Texas A&M
4 (130) Shaq Mason OC, Georgia Tech
4 (134) Justin Cox CB, Mississippi State
5 (167) Shaquille Riddick DE, West Virginia
5 (170) Brandon Bridge QB, South Alabama
6 (181) Edmond Robinson OLB, Newberry
6 (209) Jermaine Whitehead S, Auburn

6 (214) Vince Mayle WR, Washington State
7 (248) Aundrey Walker OG, USC

ST. LOUIS RAMS
1 (10) Andrus Peat OT, Stanford
2 (41) Nelson Agholor WR, USC
3 (72) Mitch Morse OG, Missouri
4 (119) B.J. Finney OC, Kansas State
6 (215) Darius Philon DT, Arkansas
7 (227) Bryce Callahan CB, Rice

AFC NORTH
BALTIMORE RAVENS
1 (26) Kevin Johnson CB, Wake Forest
2 (58) Devin Smith WR, Ohio State
3 (90) Hauoli Kikaha OLB, Washington
4 (122) MyCole Pruitt TE, Southern Illinois
4 (125) James Sample S, Louisville
4 (136) Gabe Wright DT, Auburn
5 (158) Cameron Artis-Payne RB, Auburn
5 (171) Tony Lippett WR, Michigan State
5 (176) Bobby McCain CB, Memphis

6 (204) Darryl Baldwin OT, Ohio State

CINCINNATI BENGALS
1 (21) Malcom Brown DT, Texas
2 (53) Shaq Thompson OLB, Washington
3 (85) Tre McBride WR, William & Mary
3 (99) Jesse James TE, Penn State
4 (120) Za'Darius Smith DE, Kentucky
4 (135) Senquez Golson CB, Ole Miss
5 (157) Chaz Green OT, Florida
6 (197) Max Garcia OC, Florida

7 (238) Robenson Therezie S, Auburn

CLEVELAND BROWNS
1 (12) DeVante Parker WR, Louisville
1 (19) Danny Shelton NT, Washington
2 (43) Laken Tomlinson OG, Duke
3 (77) Bryce Petty QB, Baylor
4 (111) Jeff Heuerman TE, Ohio State
4 (115) Tyrus Thompson OT, Oklahoma

5 (147) Obum Gwacham OLB, Oregon State
6 (189) Taiwan Jones ILB, Michigan State
6 (202) Justin Manton K, Louisiana-Monroe
7 (229) Jordan Richards SS, Stanford

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
1 (22) Randy Gregory OLB, Nebraska
2 (56) Jalen Collins CB, LSU
3 (87) Jaquiski Tartt SS, Samford
4 (121) Craig Mager CB, Texas State
5 (160) Blake Bell TE, Oklahoma
6 (199) Trenton Brown OG, Florida
6 (212) Xzavier Dickson OLB, Alabama
7 (239) John Crockett RB, North Dakota State

AFC EAST
BUFFALO BILLS
2 (50) Donovan Smith OT, Penn State
3 (81) Paul Dawson ILB, TCU
5 (155) Zack Hodges OLB, Harvard
6 (188) Angelo Blackson DT, Auburn
6 (194) Lorenzo Doss CB, Tulane
7 (234) C.J. Uzomah TE, Auburn

MIAMI DOLPHINS
1 (14) Todd Gurley RB, Georgia
2 (47) A.J. Cann OG, South Carolina
4 (114) Christian Covington DT, Rice
5 (149) Dres Anderson WR, Utah
5 (150) Darryl Roberts CB, Marshall
6 (191) Geneo Grissom DE, Oklahoma

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
1 (32) Landon Collins SS, Alabama
2 (64) Chris Conley WR, Georgia
3 (96) D'Joun Smith CB, Florida Atlantic
3 (97) Jamon Brown OT, Louisville
4 (101) Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT, Southern Miss
4 (131) Josue Matias OG, Florida State
6 (178) Max Valles OLB, Virginia
7 (219) Corey Grant RB, Auburn
7 (253) Nick Marshall CB, Auburn

NEW YORK JETS
1 (6) Amari Cooper WR, Alabama
2 (37) Tevin Coleman RB, Indiana
3 (70) Garrett Grayson QB, Colorado State
4 (104) Frank Clark OLB, Michigan
7 (223) Robert Myers OG, Tennessee State
7 (224) Corey Crawford DE, Clemson

AFC SOUTH
HOUSTON TEXANS
1 (16) Arik Armstead DE, Oregon
2 (51) Phillip Dorsett WR, Miami
3 (82) Clive Walford TE, Miami
4 (116) Jake Ryan ILB, Michigan
5 (152) Clayton Geathers SS, UCF
5 (175) Kyle Emanuel OLB, North Dakota State
6 (195) Quandre Diggs CB, Texas
6 (211) Quinton Spain OG, West Virginia
6 (216) Karlos Williams RB, Florida State
7 (235) JaCorey Shepherd CB, Kansas

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
1 (29) Eric Rowe CB/S, Utah
2 (61) Mario Edwards DE, Florida State
3 (93) Duke Johnson RB, Miami
4 (128) Mike Hull ILB, Penn State
5 (165) Andy Gallik OC, Boston College

6 (205) Jamison Crowder WR, Duke
6 (207) Kevin White CB, TCU
7 (244) James O'Shaughnessy TE, Illinois State
7 (255) Xavier Williams DT, Northern Iowa

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
1 (3) Dante Fowler DE, Florida
2 (36) Jake Fisher OT, Oregon
3 (67) T.J. Yeldon RB, Alabama
4 (103) Mark Glowinski OG, West Virginia
5 (139) Cody Prewitt S, Ole Miss
6 (180) Jalston Fowler FB, Alabama
7 (220) Tye Smith CB, Towson

TENNESSEE TITANS
1 (2) Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon
2 (33) Dorial Green-Beckham WR, Oklahoma
3 (66) Daryl Williams OT, Oklahoma
4 (100) Henry Anderson DE, Stanford
5 (138) David Cobb RB, Minnesota
6 (177) Dexter McDonald CB, Kansas

6 (208) Cedric Thompson S, Minnesota

AFC WEST
DENVER BRONCOS
1 (28) T.J. Clemmings OT, Pittsburgh
2 (59) Hroniss Grasu OC, Oregon
3 (92) Tyeler Davison DT, Fresno State
4 (133) Alani Fua OLB, BYU
5 (143) Stefon Diggs WR, Maryland
5 (164) Tyler Kroft TE, Rutgers

6 (203) Gerod Holliman S, Louisville
7 (250) Cedric Reed DE, Texas
7 (251) Randall Evans CB, Kansas State
7 (252) Tom Obarski K, Concordia-St. Paul

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
1 (18) Cameron Erving OC, Florida State
2 (49) Ronald Darby CB, Florida State
3 (80) Rashad Greene WR, Florida State
3 (98) Davis Tull OLB, Chattanooga
4 (118) Derrick Lott DT, Chattanooga
5 (172) Ben Koyack TE Notre Dame

5 (173) Ramik Wilson ILB, Georgia
6 (193) Andrew Donnal OT, Iowa
6 (217) Ellis McCarthy NT, UCLA
7 (233) DaVaris Daniels WR, Notre Dame

OAKLAND RAIDERS
1 (4) Leonard Williams DT, USC
2 (35) Jaelen Strong WR, Arizona State
3 (68) Danielle Hunter DE, LSU
4 (102) Arie Kouandjio OG, Alabama
5 (140) Ben Heeney ILB, Kansas
6 (179) Robertson Daniel CB, BYU
7 (221) Matt Jones RB, Florida

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
1 (17) Ereck Flowers OT, Miami
2 (48) Jordan Phillips NT, Oklahoma
3 (83) David Johnson RB, Northern Iowa
4 (117) Josh Shaw CB, USC
5 (153) Ty Montgomery WR, Stanford
6 (192) Marcus Rush OLB, Michigan State


The Complete Mock:
http://www.kwolfesports.com/2015/04/2015-nfl-mock-draft-7-round-mock.html