2015 NFL Draft Tracker

Round 7:               1. Oakland Raiders (F/Tampa Bay): Anthony Morris, Offensive Tackle, Tennessee State               2. Cleveland Browns (F/Tennessee): Hayes Pullard, Inside Linebacker, USC               3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Neil Sterling, Wide Receiver, Monmouth               4. Oakland Raiders: Andre Debose, Wide Receiver,Florida               5. Washington Redskins: Austin Reiter, Center, South Florida               6. New York Jets: Deon Simon, Nose Tackle, Northwestern State               7. St. Louis Rams (F/Chicago): Bryce Hager, Inside Linebacker, Bayler               8. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Rodgers, Offensive Tackle, Eastern Washington               9. New York Giants: Bobby Hart, Guard, Florida State               10. St. Louis Rams: Ifedi Martin, Defensive End, Memphis               11. Minnesota Vikings: Austin Shephard, Offensive Guard, Alabama               12. Jacksonville Jaguars (F/Cleveland): Ben Koyack, Tight End, Notre Dame               13. New Orleans Saints: Marcus Murphy, Running Back, Missouri               14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (F/Miami via Baltimore): Joey Iosefa, Fullback, Hawaii               15. Minnesota Vikings (F/San Francisco via Miami): Edmond Robinson, Outside Linebacker, Newberry               16: Kansas City Chiefs: Da'Ron Brown, Wide Receiver, Northern Illinois               17. Buffalo Bills: Dezmond Lewis, Wide Receiver, Central Arkansas               18. Houston Texans: Kenny Hilliard, Running Back, LSU               19. Dallas Cowboys (F/San Diego): Mark Nzeocha, Outside Linebacker, Wyoming               20. Philadelphia Eagles: Brian Mihalik, Defensive End, Boston College               21. Cincinnati Bengals: Mario Alford, Wide Receiver, West Virginia               22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Gerod Holliman, Free Safety, Louisville               23. Detroit Lions: Corey Robinson, Offensive Tackle, South Carolina               24. Cleveland Browns (F/Arizona): Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Cornerback, Oregon               25. Oakland Raiders (F/Carolina): Dexter McDonald, Cornerback, Kansas               26. Dallas Cowboys (F/Baltimore): Laurence Gibson, Offensive Tackle, Virginia Tech               27. San Francisco 49ers (F/Dallas): Trent Brown, Offensive Guard, Florida               28. Tennessee Titans (F/Denver): Tre McBride, Wide Receiver, William & Mary               29. Dallas Cowboys (F/Indianapolis): Geof Swaim, Tight End, Texas               30. New England Patriots (F/Green Bay): Darryl Roberts, Cornerback, Marshal               31. Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Murphy, Safety, Oregon State               32. Atlanta Falcons (F/New England via St. Louis): Akeem King, Safety, San Jose State               33. Denver Broncos: Trevor Siemian, Quarterback, Northwestern               34. Denver Broncos: Taurean Nixon, Cornerback, Tulane               35. Denver Broncos: Josh, FurmanSafety, Oklahoma State               36. New England Patriots: Xzavier Dickson, Linebacker, Alabama               37. San Francisco 49ers: Rory "Busta" Anderson, Tight End, South Carolina               38. Indianapolis Colts: Denzel Good, Offensive Tackle, Mars Hill               39. Arizona Cardinals: Gerald Christian, Tight End, Louisville  









2015 NFL Draft Tracker



By Joseph Potter

Date: April 30, 2015





    1. (218) Oakland Raiders (F/Tampa Bay): Anthony Morris, Offensive Tackle, Tennessee State

      Anthony Morris is a solid addition to the Raidersa and should compete for playing time in his rookie season. Morris is taller than the average guard and needs to add weight -290 pounds- before he makes the difference I believe he can.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Amari Cooper, Wide Receiver
                              Round 2: Mario Edwards Jr, Defensive End
                              Round 3: Clive Walford, Tight End
                              Round 4: John Feliciano, Guard
                              Round 5: Ben Heeney, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 5: Neiron Ball, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 6: Max Valles, Inside Linebacker




    2. (219) Cleveland Browns (F/ Tennessee): Hayes Pullard, Inside Linebacker, USC

      This pick puzzes me a bit, not because of the player but because of the position he plays. The team already has two good current starters and their replacement for one of them in two years. The Browns have emphasized pushing the veterans, this is probably another pick to do just that.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Danny Shelton, Nose Tackle
                              Round 1: Cameron Erving, Guard/Center
                              Round 2: Nate Orchard, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 3: Duke Johnson, Running Back
                              Round 3: Xavier Cooper, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 4: Ibraheim Campbell, Safety
                              Round 4: Vince Mayle, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Charles Gaines, Cornerback
                              Round 6: Malcolm Johnson, Tight End




    3. (220) Jacksonville Jaguars: Neil Sterling, Wide Recceiver, Monmouth

      A big star in a very small pond, Sterling has a huge body and good athleticism. While he has the potential to stick he will need to stand out in order to make a roster full of talented young receivers.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Dante Fowler Jr. Defensive End
                              Round 2: T.Y Yeldon, Running Back
                              Round 3: A.J Cann, Guard
                              Round 4: James Sample, Safety
                              Round 5: Rashad Greene, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Michael Bennett, Defensive Tackle



    4. (221) Oakland Raiders:: Andre Debose, Wide Receiver, Florida

      Debose is a dynamic special teams ace that is excellent with the ball in his hands. He only had one reception in 2014 and was a non-factor offensively. This pick could bring a spark to the special teams and help the offense immediately.

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Amari Cooper, Wide Receiver
                              Round 2: Mario Edwards Jr, Defensive End
                              Round 3: Clive Walford, Tight End
                              Round 4: John Feliciano, Guard
                              Round 5: Ben Heeney, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 5: Neiron Ball, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 6: Max Valles, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 7: Anthony Morris, Offensive Tackle




    5. (222) Washington Redskins: Austin Reiter, Center, South Florida

      Reiter is a value pick here, Washington needs an upgrade at center, but the need is not pressing, so they take one here to see if he develops. Decent strategy.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Brandon Scherff, Offensive Tackle/Guard
                              Round 2: Preston Smith, Defensive End
                              Round 3: Matt Jones, Running Back
                              Round 4: Jamison Crowder, Wide Receiver
                              Round 4: Arie Kouandio, Guard
                              Round 5: Marterll Spaight, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 6: Kyshoen Jarrett, Safety
                              Round 6: Tevin Mitchel, Outside Linebacker

      The redskins were reaching this entire draft and while they helped their team the reaches caused them to miss out on some much better prospects. With ten picks I expected more impact.

      Team Draft Grade: C-




    6. (223) New York Jets: Dean Simon, Defensive Tackle, Northwestern State

      This is a decent pick that fits a need. Simon should compete for a roster spot.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Leonard Williams, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 2: Devin Smith, Wide Receiver
                              Round 3: Lorenzo Mauldin, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 4: Bryce Petty, Quarterback
                              Round 5: Jarvis Harrison, Guard

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    7. (224) St. Louis Rams (F/Chicago): Bryce Hager, Inside Linebacker, Baylor

      This is a good pick that will allowfor competition at weak side linebacker as it is doubtful he plays 43 inside. The Rams need competition on the weak side so this isn't a bad pick.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Todd Gurley, Running Back
                              Round 2: Robert Havenstein, Tackle
                              Round 3: Jamon Brown, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 3: Sean Manion, Quarternack
                              Round 4: Andrew Donnal, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 6: Bud Sasser, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Cody Wichmann, Guard



    8. (225) Atlanta Falcons: Jake Rodgers, Offensive Tackle, Eastern Washington

      This is a depth pick that will push backups for roster spots. Atlanta needs to find answers at backup at both tackles.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Vic Beasley, Defensive End
                              Round 2: Jalen Collins, Cornerback
                              Round 3: Tevin Coleman, Running Back
                              Round 4: Justin Hardy, Wide Receiver
                              Round 5: Grady Jarrett, Defensive Tackle



    9. (226) New York Giants: Bobby Hart, Offensive Tackle, Florida State

      The Giants have been trying to retool their offense for a couple years and this year the team finally decided to make a strong effert to add competition to offensive tackle. Bobby Hart is a good run blocker who struggles a bit in pass protection but could still potentially challenge for a starting spot.

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Ereck Flowers, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 2: Landon Collins, Strong Safety
                              Round 3: Owa Odighizuwa, Defensive End
                              Round 5: Mykkele Thompson, Safety
                              Round 6: Geremy Davis, Wide Receiver

      This was a hit or miss draft for the Giants with a quick miss in round one turned into a powerful hit in round two, and two good hits late. The Giants upgraded their starting units and depth.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    10. (227) St Louis Rams: Martin Ifedi, Defensive End, Memphis

      Ifidi has a strong frame and high motor. I would be skeptical of this pick due to Afidi not having much finesse to go with his motor, but the Rams have made this work before and have good defensive coaches to work with him.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Todd Gurley, Running Back
                              Round 2: Robert Havenstein, Tackle
                              Round 3: Jamon Brown, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 3: Sean Manion, Quarternack
                              Round 4: Andrew Donnal, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 6: Bud Sasser, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Cody Wichmann, Guard
                              Round 7: Bryce Hager, Inside Linebacker

      The Rams draft was solid, but not something that will make the team a contender for the division. Gurley was a huge reach with his knee, Hevenstein was a forth round prospect, Manion was a disaster, yet the good picks they made were great picks that will help the team this year.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    11. (228) Minnesota Vikings: Austin Shepherd, Offensive Tackle, Alabama

      This is great value, getting a third round prospect in the seventh. There was obviously a reason Shepherd dropped in the draft but the Vikings will be thrilled to have him this late.

      Grade: B+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Trae Waynes, Cornerback
                              Round 2: Erick Kendricks, Middle Linebacker
                              Round 3: Danielle Hunter, Defensive End
                              Round 4: T.J Clemmings, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 5: Stefon Diggs, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Tyrus Thompson, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 6: B.J Dubose, Defensive End



    12. (229) Jacksonville Jaguars (F/Cleveland): Ben Koyack, Tight End, Notre Dame

      This is an excellent selection for the Jaguars. Ben Koyack is a great pass catcher and good route runner who could find playing time in two tight end sets in Jacksonville.

      Grade: A-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Dante Fowler Jr. Defensive End
                              Round 2: T.Y Yeldon, Running Back
                              Round 3: A.J Cann, Guard
                              Round 4: James Sample, Safety
                              Round 5: Rashad Greene, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Michael Bennett, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 7: Neal Sterling, Wide Receiver

      Jacksonville may be the big winner in this draft with an outstanding class top to bottom. Jacksonville got a physical beast in Dante Fowler, a great offensive guard in A.J Cann, a starting receiver with great body control and hands in Rashad Greene, and a great strong safety in James Sample. Overall every one of their picks with exception of the last two could be starters by the end of camp.

      Team Draft Grade: B+




    13. (230) New Orleans Saints: Marcus Murphy, Running Back, Missouri

      The saints lost Pierre Thomas who is a free agent and needed another running back on the roster. Murphy compares well to Thomas who was undrafted out of Illinois.

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Andrus Peat, Left Tackle
                              Round 1: Stephone Anthony, Linebacker
                              Round 2: Hau'Oli Kikiaha, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 3: Garrett Grayson, Quarterback
                              Round 3: P.J Williams, Cornerback
                              Round 5: Davis Tull, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 5: Tyeler Davison, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 5: Damian Swann, Cornerback

      The Saints covered all their basis in this draft taking the best players on their board regardless of position. The Saints had an excellent first three rounds and decent last four. Overall they put themselves in a strong position going into the future.

      Team Draft Grade: C+




    14. (231) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (F/Miami via Buffalo & Detroit): Joey Iosefa, Running Back, Hawaii

      Hawaii runs a spread passing attack but if the team had a hammer it would be Iosefa. Iosefa is bulky, heavy, and not as athletic as one would like, but he has foot quickness, hits holes hard, and makes defenders feel it when he hits them. May have to convert to fullback.

      Grade: C

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Jameis Winston, Quarterback
                              Round 2: Donovan Smith, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 2: Ali Marpet, Guard
                              Round 4: Kwon Alexander, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 5: Kenny Bell, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Kaelin Clay, Wide Receiver

      Tampa Bay did a very nice job creating itself an identity in this draft. Jameis Winston was only the start, and adding players like Ali Marpet on top of that only helped solidify the Tampa Bay offense going forward.

      Team Draft Grade: B




    15. (232) Minnesota Vikings(F/ San Francisco via Miami): Edmond Robinson, Outside Linebacker, Newberry

      Robinson is a small school star who is a lanky prospect that needs to hit the weight room and be more aggressive. He is highly athletic and has a lot of upside.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections: B-
                              Round 1: Trae Waynes, Cornerback
                              Round 2: Erick Kendricks, Middle Linebacker
                              Round 3: Danielle Hunter, Defensive End
                              Round 4: T.J Clemmings, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 5: Stefon Diggs, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Tyrus Thompson, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 6: B.J Dubose, Defensive End
                              Round 7: Austin Shephard, Offensive Tackle

      The Vikings got closer to an "A" grade than any team and for good reason. Rick Spielman and his scouting department simply took over this draft and added EIGHT potential starters including two offensive tackles -In two seasons-, a pass rushing defensive end, a high end receiver, middle linebacker, and cornerback. This was the best draft of 2015 hands down.

      Team Draft Grade: B+




    16. (233) Kansas City Chiefs: Da'Ron Brown, Wide Receiver, Northern Illinois

      The Chiefs take their second receiver for a receiving core that had no touchdowns last season. Brown has great hands and can get open with his body. He could potentially become a strong slot receiver.

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Marcus Peters, Cornerback
                              Round 2: Mitch Morse, Guard/Center
                              Round 3: Chris Conley, Wide Receiver
                              Round 3: Steven Nelson, Cornerback
                              Round 4: Ramik Wilson, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 5: D.J Alexander, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 5: James O'Shaughnessy, Tight End
                              Round 6: Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Defensive Tackle

      Kansas City helped itself tremendously both offensively and defensively through Cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson as well as Receiver Chris Conley and Guard/Center Mitch Morse. Inside Linebacker Ramik Wilson will also compete for a spot in the defensive rotation.

      Team Draft Grade: B




    17. (234) Buffalo Bills: Dez Lewis, Wide Receiver, Central Arkansas

      Buffalo seems to be happy upgrading their offense around whoever their quarterback may be at the start of 2015. Dez Lewis has everything you see in a star receiver except for the mental ability to rise above strong competition. Lewis will have to gain this mentality to have any success in the NFL.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 2: Ronald Darby, Cornerback
                              Round 3: John Miller, Guard
                              Round 5: Karlos Williams, Cornerback
                              Round 6: Tony Steward, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 6: Nick O'Leary, Tight End

      Buffalo didn't do much with this draft, it was solid all around, but nobody stands out as a special player. Ronald Darby may end up the closest thing to a star this group gets.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    18. (235) Houston Texans: Kenny Hilliard, Running Back, LSU

      The Texans need more depth at running back not knowing when Arian Foster may go down injured. Hiliard is a fast back with strong pass catching ability who could become a nice complimentary back.

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Kevin Johnson, Cornerback
                              Round 2: Bernardrick McKinney, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 3: Jaelen Strong, Wide Receiver
                              Round 5: Keith Mumphery, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Reshard Cliett, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 6: Christian Covington, Defensive Tackle

      Team Draft Grade: B




    19. (236) Dallas Cowboys (F/San Diego Chargers): Mark Nzeocha, Outside Linebacker, Wyoming

      Nzeocha grew up in Germany and doesn't have natural instincts despite being an all world athlete that flows well to the ball. He will be a backup and special teams ace.

      Grade: C

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Byron Jones, Cornerback
                              Round 2: Randy Gregory, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 3: Chaz Greene, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 4: Damien Wilson, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 5: Ryan Russell, Defensive End



    20. (237) Philadelphia Eagles: Brian Mahilik, Defensive End, Boston College

      This caps a largely defensive draft for the Eagles and gives them more depth on therir defensive line. He's not very athletic and purely a developmental prospect.

      Grade: C

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Nelson Agholor, Wide Receiver
                              Round 2: Eric Rowe, Cornerback
                              Round 3: Jordan Hicks, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 6: JaCorey Shepherd, Cornerback
                              Round 6: Randall Evans, Cornerback

      Chip Kelly now has complete control of player personnel and it shows. This was an underwhelming draft with the only good selection with strong value was Eric Rowe in Round 2. While Nelson Agholor will make an impact, he was a Round 2 prospect, and a reach. I don't expect the other draftees to make much of an impact.

      Team Draft Grade: C+




    21. (238) Cincinnati Bengals: Mario Alford, Wide Receiver, West Virginia

      This is a good pick because the Bengals lack depth at Wide Receiver. Behind A.J Green and Mohamad Sanuy the unit begins to thin out quickly.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Cedric Ogbuehi, Left Tackle
                              Round 2: Jake Fisher, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 3: Tyler Kroft, Tight End
                              Round 3: Paul Dawson, Linebacker
                              Round 4: Josh Shaw, Safety
                              Round 4: Marcus Hardison, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 5: C.J Uzomah,, Tight End
                              Round 6: Darren Smith, Safety

      Team Draft Grade: B




    22. (239) Pittsburgh Steelers: Gerod Holliman, Free Safety, Louisville

      Gerod Holliman was a second round prospect but fell because as one NFL Scout said "He can't tackle", and if you can't tackle, you can't play in the NFL. On the bright side, if you are open minded you can learn to tackle, and with the ball skills of an Ed Reid, getting Holliman to tackle is a top priority.

      Grade: A

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Alvin Dupree, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 2: Senquez Golson, Cornerback
                              Round 3: Sammie Coates, Wide Receiver
                              Round 4: Doran Grant, Cornerback
                              Round 5: Jesse James, Tight End
                              Round 6: L.T Walton, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 6: Anthony Chickillo, Defensive End

      Team Draft Grade: C+




    23. (240) Detroit Lions: Corey Robinson, offensive Tackle, South Carolina

      This was one of my favorite picks of the seventh round. Robinson has all the physical ability to be an NFL starter but is poor at utilizing his strength and slide step, which has potential to be excellent. With improvement on technique and footwork he could start some time down the road.

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Laken Tomlinson, Guard
                              Round 2: Ameer Abdullah, Running Back
                              Round 3: Alex Carter, Cornerback
                              Round 4: Gabe Wright, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 5: Michael Burton, Fullback
                              Round 6: Quadre Diggs, Cornerback

      Team Draft Grade: B




    24. (241) Cleveland Browns (F/Arizona): Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Cornerback, Oregon

      This could end up being one of the steals of the draft. A second round prospect with a dislocated knee cap and torn ACL that has already had surgery and going through three hours of rehab daily with a year to rest his body without taking a pounding. The only question is whether he can get his athleticism back. Olomu seems to have the determination to have a Willis McGahee type recovery.

      Grade: A

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Danny Shelton, Nose Tackle
                              Round 1: Cameron Erving, Guard/Center
                              Round 2: Nate Orchard, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 3: Duke Johnson, Running Back
                              Round 3: Xavier Cooper, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 4: Ibraheim Campbell, Safety
                              Round 4: Vince Mayle, Wide Receiver
                              Round 6: Charles Gaines, Cornerback
                              Round 6: Malcolm Johnson, Tight End
                              Round 6: Randall Telfer, Tight End
                              Round 7: Hayes Pollard, Inside Linebacker

      The Browns got a very exciting and solid draft class for the first time in years picking up seven potential starters. This is a testament to the vision of general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine, but getting the players to perform to their potential is another story entirely. The Browns also had several questiionable picks in Rounds 4-7 -Campbell, Johnson, Telfer, and Pollard- which lowers their draft grades.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    25. (242) Oakland Raiders (F/Carolina): Dexter McDonald, Cornerback, Kansas

      Mcdonald makes a lot of sense for the Raiders since he wont play early. McDonald has good size, great athletic ability, and needs a lot of work on his hips and fundamentals. His athletic gifts make him a nice target in this spot.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Amari Cooper, Wide Receiver
                              Round 2: Mario Edwards Jr, Defensive End
                              Round 3: Clive Walford, Tight End
                              Round 4: John Feliciano, Guard
                              Round 5: Ben Heeney, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 5: Neiron Ball, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 6: Max Valles, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 7: Anthony Morris, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 7: Dexter Mcdonald, Cornerback

      The Raiders had an excellent first three rounds and tapered off after those picks reaching for guard John Feliciano and others. However the Raiders filled needs across the board and gave their offense a fighting chance in 2016.

      Team Draft Grade: C+




    26. (243) Dallas Cowboys (F/Baltimore): Laurence Gibson, Offensive Tackle, Virginia Tech

      Gibson was more than likely drafted for Right Tackle depth but could push third round pick Chaz Green for playing time on special teams and as a primary backup.

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Byron Jones, Cornerback
                              Round 2: Randy Gregory, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 3: Chaz Green, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 4: Damien Wilson, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 5: Ryan Russell, Defensive End
                              Round 7: Mark Nzeocha, Outside Linebacker



    27. (244) San Francisco 49ers (F/Dallas): Trenton Brown, Guard, Florida

      Trenton Brown is a massive -6'8, 355- offensive guard who mauls in run blocking. He is a force as a run blocker but not much beyond -pass block or bend knees- and doesn't pull well. While he is one dimensional as a player that one dimension is very good.

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Arik Armstead, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 2: Jaquiski Tartt, Safety
                              Round 3: Eli Harold, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 4: Blake Bell, Tight End
                              Round 4: Mike Davis, Running Back
                              Round 4: DeAndre Smelter, Wide Receiver
                              Round 5: Bradley Pinion, Punter
                              Round 6: Ian Silberman, Guard



    28. (245) Tennessee Titans (F/Denver): Tre McBride, Wide Receiver, William & Mary

      Another wide receiver for Tennessee to develop. Tennessee is doing a good bit to help new quarterback Marcus Mariota. McBride has great hands, body control, and physicality. He was projected as a forth round prospect.

      Grade: B+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Marcus Mariota, Quarterback
                              Round 2: Dorial Green-Beckham, Wide Receiver
                              Round 3: Jeremiah Poutasi, Guard
                              Round 4: Angelo Blackson, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 5: David Cobb, Running Back
                              Round 6: Deiontrez Mount, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 6: Andy Gillik, Center/Guard

      The Titans had a great first two rounds, a poor middle, and great late round draft. I particularly liked the picks of Andy Gillik and Tre McBride in rounds 6 and 7 respectively. Dorial Green Beckham is raw but extremely gifted, but has issues off the field, and Jeremiah Poutasi will more than likely transition to Guard as he is not a starting NFL Tackle.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    29. (246) Dallas Cowboys (F/Indianapolis): Geoff Swaim, Tight End, Texas

      Dallas needs to start training a tight end to take over for Jason Witten who just turned 33 a few days ago. Swaim isn't much of a receiver but is hard nosed in the run game.

      Grade: C+

                              Round 1: Byron Jones, Cornerback
                              Round 2: Randy Gregory, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 3: Chaz Green, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 4: Damien Wilson, Inside Linebacker
                              Round 5: Ryan Russell, Defensive End
                              Round 7: Mark Nzeocha, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 7: Laurence Gibson, Offensive Tackle

      Dallas did a good job addressing needs and depth. Rush Linebacker Randy Gregory could be a stud, Byron Jones was a reach but could pay out if allowed to play in zone coverage, Chaz Green and Laurence Gibson are good depth on the offensive line, and Damien Wilson could win an Inside Linebacker spot. The problem comes that Rounds one and three where Jones and Chaz Green were each taken a round too early.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    30. (247) New England (F/Green Bay): Darryl Roberts, Cornerback, Marshal

      The Patriots needed a lot of help at Cornerback but only decided to address it in Round 7. The Marshal corner is a good value and a solid player in this spot.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Malcom Brown, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 2: Jordan Richards, Safety
                              Round 3: Geneo Grissom, Defensive End
                              Round 4: Trey Flowers, Defensive End
                              Round 4: Tre Jackson, Guard
                              Round 4: Shaq Mason, Guard/Center
                              Round 5: Joe Cardona, Long Snapper
                              Round 6: Matt Wells, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 6: A.J Derby, Tight End



    31. (248) Seattle Seahawks Ryan Smith-Murphy, Safety, Oregon State

      This is a decent need that adds competition to the backups who didn't seem to do much last year.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 2: Frank Clark, Defensive End
                              Round 3: Tyler Lockett, Wide Receiver
                              Round 4: Terry Poole, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 4: Mark Glowinski, Guard
                              Round 5: Tye Smith, Cornerback
                              Round 6: Obum, Gwacham, Defensive End
                              Round 6: Kristjan Sokoli, Defensive End

      I'm disappointed in Seattle's draft, they reached for underachievers throughout and only took one player (Tyler Lockett) who could be considered being a great pick. This draft gets a solid C+ but disappoints on many levels.

      Grade: C+




    32. (249) Atlanta Falcons (F/New England via St. Louis): Akeem King, Cornerback, San Jose State

      This is a great pick for Atlanta. King is a large body with a ton of upside and athletic ability.

      Grade: B+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Vic Beasley, Defensive End
                              Round 2: Jalen Collins, Cornerback
                              Round 3: Tevin Coleman, Running Back
                              Round 4: Justin Hardy, Wide Receiver
                              Round 5: Grady Jarrett, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 7: Jake Rodgers, Offensive Tackle

      Atlanta had an excellent draft adding a starting corner, slot corner, defensive end, running back, and slot receiver. In all Atlanta nailed 4 starters this year and two more who could start in two years.

      Team Draft Grade: B+




    33. (250) Denver Broncos: Treveor Siemien, Quarterback, Northwestern

      Payton Manning may only be around for one more year, two tops. This pick is to develop another quarterback and add competition for Manning's eventual replacement.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Shane Ray, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 2: Ty Sambrailo, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 3: Jeff Heuerman, Tight End
                              Round 4: Max Garcia, Florida
                              Round 5: Lorenzo Doss, Cornerback
                              Round 6: Darius Kilgo, Defensive Tackle



    34. (251) Denver Broncos: Tauren Nixon, Cornerback, Tulane

      This adds good depth to the Broncos good depth since Nixon has decent zize and great athleticism. Could make the roster as a fifth corner to develop.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Shane Ray, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 2: Ty Sambrailo, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 3: Jeff Heuerman, Tight End
                              Round 4: Max Garcia, Florida
                              Round 5: Lorenzo Doss, Cornerback
                              Round 6: Darius Kilgo, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 7: Trevor Siemian, Quarterback



    35. (252) Denver Broncos: Josh Furman, Linebacker, Oklahoma State

      A solid pick; Furman patrols his area well and plays the run extremely well. No natural instincts or size -202 pounds-, may need to transfer to strong safety.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Shane Ray, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 2: Ty Sambrailo, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 3: Jeff Heuerman, Tight End
                              Round 4: Max Garcia, Florida
                              Round 5: Lorenzo Doss, Cornerback
                              Round 6: Darius Kilgo, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 7: Trevor Siemian, Quarterback
                              Round 7: Taurean Nixon, Cornerback

      The Broncos reached, a lot. After a great pick in trading up for Shane Ray they reached for Tyler Sambrailo and Jeff Heurman -Rounds 2 and 3 respectively-. Championship teams always hit on rounds one through three and Denver didn't hit on two or three.

      Team Draft Grade: C+




    36. (253) New England Patriots: Xzavier Diickson, Defensive End, Alabama

      Dickson is a good Joker type player with a lot of strong skills. His problem is that he is only an average athlete and in the NFL that may not cut it.

      Grade: B-

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Malcom Brown, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 2: Jordan Richards, Safety
                              Round 3: Geneo Grissom, Defensive End
                              Round 4: Trey Flowers, Defensive End
                              Round 4: Tre Jackson, Guard
                              Round 4: Shaq Mason, Guard/Center
                              Round 5: Joe Cardona, Long Snapper
                              Round 6: Matt Wells, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 6: A.J Derby, Tight End
                              Round 7: Darryl Roberts, Cornerback

      No beating around the bush here, the Patriots would have had a solid B if they wouldn't have drafted that Navy long snapper who has a five year military commitment hanging over his head. While a solid draft that pick killed their score and at the end of the day they get a B- simply because the scoring average goes down hard with an F.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    37. (254) San Francisco 49ers: Rory Anderson, Tight End, South Carolina

      The 49ers need all the help they can get for the day Vernon Davis leaves town, competition now is a must

      Grade: B

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Arik Armstead, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 2: Jaquiski Tartt, Safety
                              Round 3: Eli Harold, Outside Linebacker
                              Round 4: Blake Bell, Tight End
                              Round 4: Mike Davis, Running Back
                              Round 4: DeAndre Smelter, Wide Receiver
                              Round 5: Bradley Pinion, Punter
                              Round 6: Ian Silberman, Guard

      The 49ers had an up and down draft, reaching for Arik Armstead who was still a solid pick, then reaching for a 4th round pick in the 2nd, getting solid third and forth round selections. Overall the 49ers were rarely solid, only good or bad on their picks. This was a solid draft that could have been much better.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    38. (255) Indianapolis Colts: Denzell Goode, Guard, Mars Hall

      I've never heard of Mars Hall, then too I've been scouting a baseball player for the MLB Draft for three months, so gems can be found in small -and big- packages.

      Grade: C+

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: Phillip Dorsett, Wide Receiver
                              Round 3: D'Joun Smith, Cornerback
                              Round 3: Henry Anderson, Defensive End
                              Round 4: Clayton Geathers, Safety
                              Round 5: David Parry, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 6: Josh Robinson, Running Back

      The colts had some great picks late but their early picks were only solid with the exception of Henry Anderson -3rd Round-. The Colts improved their team, and if Dorsett can stay healthy may be the front runner in the AFC.

      Team Draft Grade: B-




    39. (256) Arizona Cardinals: Gerald Christian, Tight End, Louisville

      This is a solid choice for the final selection in the NFL Draft. He has a solid chance to make the roster.

      Grade:

            Previous Selections:
                              Round 1: D.J Humpheries, Offensive Tackle
                              Round 2: Markus Golden, Rush Linebacker
                              Round 3: David Johnson, Running Back
                              Round 4: Rodney Gunter, Defensive Tackle
                              Round 5: Shaq Riddick, Defensive End
                              Round 5: J.J Nelson, Wide Receiver

      Arizona took care of some needs but also reached for a couple players -Marcus Golden and Shaq Riddick- but overall a solid draft. More could have been done but they filled needs at Running Back, Left Tackle, Rush Linebacker, and Defensive Tackle.

      Team Draft Grade: B-





    Round 7:               1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:               2. New England Patriots (F/Tennessee):               3. Jackaonville Jaguars:               4. Oakland Raiders:               5. Washington Redskins:               6. New York Jets:               7. New York Jets (F/Chicago):               8. Atlanta Falcons:               9. New York Giants:               10. St. Louis Rams:               11. Minnesoa Vikings:               12. Cleveland Browns:               13. New Orleans:               14. Detroit Lions (F/Miami via Baltimore):               15. Minnesota Vikings (F/San Francisco via Miami):               16: Kansas Cuty Chiefs:               17. Buffalo Bills:               18. Houston Texans:               19. Dallas Cowboys (F/San Diego):               20. Philadelphia Eagles:               21. Cincinnati Bengals:               22. Pittsburgh Steelers:               23. Detroit Lions:               24. Arizona Cardinals:               25. Carolina Panthers:               26. dallas Cowboys (F/Baltimore):               27. Indianapolis Colts (F/Dallas):               28. New York Giants (F/Denver):               29. San Francisco 49ers (F/Indianapolis):               30. Green Bay Packers:               31. Seattle Seahawks:               32. Atlanta Falcons (F/New England via St. Louis):               33. Denver Broncos:               34. Denver Broncos:               35. Denver Broncos:               36. New England Patriots:               37. San Francisco 49ers:               38. Indianapolis Colts:               39. Arizona Cardinals:  













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