LIVE: 2020 NFL DRAFT GRADES AND REACTIONS

Keep this tab opened in the background as I will be grading every selection and giving my thoughts on every selection in real-time for all 255 picks this weekend.

Round 1

1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU      
Grade: A
This pick was a no-brainer. He’s an Ohio kid and had arguably the greatest single-season as a quarterback in college football history. He’s got the moxie and leadership you want from your face of the franchise. He likely won’t light up the NFL early on, but he has all the tools and traits to snap the Bengals’ 30+ year playoff win drought before his rookie contract expires.

2. Washington Redskins – Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
Grade: A
Chase Young was the best player in this draft. He’s a defensive force that teams will have to game plan around all week. He can win with power or a variety of pass rush moves. I’ll be surprised if he’s not Defensive Rookie of the Year.

3. Detroit Lions – Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
Grade: A
The Lions get my second-ranked player in the class. He’s an NFL ready starter that can be left on an island and should give Matt Patricia more flexibility in his defensive schemes. Okudah was the smart and safe pick. He replaces Darius Slay as Detroit’s next great cornerback.

4. New York Giants – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Grade: B-
This is not a sexy pick, but the smart pick. The Giants have made it clear that Daniel Jones is their new franchise quarterback. Investing in his protection is the smart move, however, Thomas was my third rated offensive tackle and while his strength is run blocking, he needs work to become more athletic in pass protection. He’s a high-floor player, but he doesn’t have the all-pro ceiling the other two tackles did.

5. Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagaviloa, QB, Alabama
Grade:  A
There is a real chance the Miami Dolphins drafted the best quarterback in this draft. He’s a dynamic playmaker with all the qualities you want in a franchise quarterback. The Dolphins invested the first of their three first-round picks in the best quarterback prospect they’ve had since Dan Marino. With Fitzpatrick under contract, Miami has time to let Tua develop and get fully healthy if he’s not cleared on day one, but all indications are that he’s fully healthy and ready to roll. Tank for Tua accomplished.

6. Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Grade:  C-
Justin Herbert was a massive reach. Herbert had all the hype and was the on-paper best NFL quarterback prospect coming into this season. He didn’t live up to those expectations. He certainly has traits that flash including his arm strength, but he’s a developmental project that needs a few seasons to develop. He takes a long time to get the ball out with his release and I’m not sure he has the locker room presence you want from your face of the franchise.

7. Carolina Panthers – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
Grade:  A
Carolina needed a defensive tackle and got the best one in the draft. New coach Matt Rhule is known as a master motivator but that won’t be necessary with Brown. While he has all the physical gifts you want in a defensive tackle, his motor is what makes him such an attractive player. He’s a force and should dominate at the next level.

8. Arizona Cardinals – Isaiah Simmons, S/LB, Clemson
Grade:  B
This all comes down to how Vance Joseph uses Simmons. Simmons is an ‘A’ when it comes to talent, but this selection just doesn’t fill a primary need for Arizona. The Cardinals needed to improve on defense, but with my top offensive tackle still on the board, I would’ve preferred that the Cardinals invest in protecting Kyler Murray. Not trading back means Arizona won’t be able to bolster their offensive or defensive lines until the third round.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars – CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
Grade:  C
I don’t think CJ Henderson is a true shutdown cornerback. He’s not a great tackler and it’s rare that you see poor tacklers develop that skill at the NFL level. This was a reach. The Jaguars have a lot of holes on their roster and there were better players available.

10. Cleveland Browns – Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
Grade: A
The Browns drafted the best tackle in the draft at number ten. This addressed Cleveland’s biggest need and this selection keeps Jack Conklin at RT with Wills poised to slide over to the left side. Baker has all the weapons he could want and now has two quality tackles to keep him upright.

11. New York Jets – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
Grade: C+
The Jets had the chance to give Sam Darnold the best weapon he’s ever had, instead, they invested in protecting their franchise cornerback. Becton is an incredible athlete, but he’s raw. He can develop into a true force with his size, but I don’t think he’s a day one starter without some major growing pains.

12. Las Vegas Raiders – Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
Grade: B+
Henry Ruggs was my third best receiver in a very deep and talented group. Ruggs is a vintage Raiders pick. He’s the fastest receiver in the class and is a supreme athlete. He’s got all the tools you want in an NFL receiver, he just wouldn’t have been my first choice at the position.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Trade with the 49ers) – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
Grade: A-
Tristan Wirfs was my second favorite tackle in the draft. The only thing keeping this from being an ‘A’ was the fact the Bucs had to give up a fourth-round pick to move up one spot. Tampa is in win-now mode and gets some much-needed protection for Tom Brady. Between Wirfs and Gronk it’s been a great offseason for the Buccaneers.

14. San Francisco 49ers (Trade with the Buccaneers) – Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
Grade: B-
Kinlaw is a tremendous talent but didn’t produce a lot at the collegiate level. Kinlaw is going to be expected to be a DeForest Buckner replacement but the 49ers could’ve picked one of the top two receivers in the Draft and filled another need more pressing than the defensive line for San Francisco. Kinlaw does have effort concerns that can lower his floor more than other players still available.

15. Denver Broncos – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Grade: A

The Broncos were long rumored to trade up to select either Jeudy or Lamb. They ended up staying put and were still able to pick between the two best receivers in this draft. This is a great value pick and gives Drew Lock a true weapon at receiver.

16. Atlanta Falcons – AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson
Grade: C-

Terrell is a good player but doesn’t have the traits of a top NFL cornerback. He should develop into a quality starter, but there were so many better players on the board including several better cornerbacks.

17. Dallas Cowboys – Ceedee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Grade: A
The Cowboys selected the #4 player on my big board and the best receiver in this class. For an offense that already boasted arguably the most skill position weapons, Dallas’ offense just got even scarier with a great value selection as well. This wasn’t their biggest need, but Lamb was way too good to pass up at this spot.

18.  Miami Dolphins – Austin Jackson, OT,  USC
Grade: B
Miami has so many needs, but I get drafting your new franchise QB some protection. Austin Jackson will develop into a quality left tackle as he adds size and strength. Jackson has a lot of upside, but I’m not sure he’s NFL ready week 1 to play at left tackle.

19. Oakland Raiders – Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
Grade: D+
Mayock and Gruden are more than willing to make unconventional selections. Arnette is a solid cornerback, but he’s not a top-end talent and doesn’t have a Pro Bowl ceiling that many other players still available have. Arnette is a late-second early-third round caliber player so this pick is confusing for several reasons. I had several cornerbacks rated higher that were still available.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars – K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
Grade: B+
Chaisson is a high-upside pick and a physical freak. He needs to add strength but has all the makings of a future Pro Bowl pass rusher. This is a great replacement for Yannick Ngakoue and potentially even an upgrade.

21. Philadelphia Eagles – Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
Grade: C
Reagor has the potential to be a quality NFL receiver, but there were several better receivers on the board with far higher ceilings. The Eagles are in desperate need of receiver help, but they took the wrong one.

22. Minnesota Vikings – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
Grade: A
The Vikings drafted their Stefon Diggs replacement with Justin Jefferson. Jefferson is a slot receiver so I’m curious as to how he’ll line up with Adam Thielen. Jefferson catches everything and runs great routes. This is a great selection and the Vikings have another pick coming up to address some defensive needs.

23. Los Angeles Chargers (Trade with the Patriots) – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
Grade: B
Murray is a fantastic player. He’s a true three-down linebacker. He upgrades the speed of the Chargers’ defense, but Los Angeles gave up a lot to get him and I’m not sure he’s worth the value the Chargers sacrificed to get him.

24. New Orleans Saints – Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
Grade: B+
Ruiz is a tremendous player and will be a longterm solution on the interior of the offensive line for the New Orleans Saints. There were a few better players on my board, but New Orleans has the roster full of talent to pick for need and not worry about the best player available. They got the best interior offensive lineman in the draft and can put him next to current center Erik McCoy for years to come.

25. San Francisco 49ers – Brandon Aiyuk, WR, ASU
Grade: B
San Francisco moved up and gave up two day three picks to do it but got the best receiver left on the board. Aiyuk is a tremendous talent and will fit in well with Kyle Shanahan’s scheme. In a draft filled with wide receiver talent, San Francisco gave up two picks to fill a need I think could’ve been addressed if they’d stayed put at 31.

26. Green Bay Packers (Trade with the Dolphins) – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
Grade: B-
The Packers have mastered quarterback management. It will be fascinating to watch how Aaron Rodgers handles the responsibility of grooming his replacement. I think Love is a future franchise quarterback, but Green Bay has a window that is closing to win a title with Aaron Rodgers. Drafting his replacement three to four seasons in advance seems premature for a team that finished one game shy of the Super Bowl last season. 

27. Seattle Seahawks – Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
Grade: D
Jordyn Brooks was my 89th rated player in the draft class. Seattle loves picking guys too high and John Schneider has lost the magic touch lately with his NFL drafts. This pick was a stunner in the worst way. Patrick Queen would’ve been a much better selection, but so would about 50 other players.

28. Baltimore Ravens – Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
Grade: A
The Baltimore Ravens thrive when selecting big school defensive players and Patrick Queen will be no exception. The fact that Queen fell to 28 presents tremendous value for an already loaded Ravens team. Queen’s best football is in front of him and Baltimore’s staff will make sure Queen makes the most of his physical tools.

29. Tennessee Titans – Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
Grade: C-
Wilson is a really raw prospect. He’ll stay at RT where he’ll replace Jack Conklin who departed in free agency. Wilson is not ready to start at the NFL level but at this spot, he’s expected too. There were better offensive tackles available. Beyond the tackles, there was a lot more value on the board too.

30. Miami Dolphins (Trade with the Packers) – Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
Grade: C-
Igbinoghene is a tremendous athlete, but there were much higher ranked cornerbacks on my board. Miami traded down which helps make up for a bit of an overdraft based on my rankings.

31. Minnesota Vikings – Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
Grade: A
Gladney was the best player available on my big board and fills a need in the Minnesota secondary. The Vikings took a great cover corner who has all the makings of a shutdown cornerback. His only knock is his size, but his skill set will translate immediately to the next level.

32. Kansas City Chiefs – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
Grade: C-
The Chiefs have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to their roster. They don’t have any obvious needs so I don’t mind them taking a running back, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire was not worthy of a first-round selection. Edwards-Helaire will thrive in the Chiefs offense, but I think several other backs were better fits for Kansas City’s offense.

Day 2 Best Remaining (ranking on my big board):
24. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
26. Josh Jones, OT, Houston
27. Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
28. Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin
29. Antoine Winfeild Jr., S, Minnesota
30. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
31. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
32. AJ Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
33. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
34. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Round 2

33. Cincinnati Bengals – Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Grade: C+
Higgins fills a need but there was much better value on the board for a team with so many hols. Joe Burrow needs weapons around him, but they have AJ Green coming back and their defense was just as bad as their offense. I would’ve gone with Hamler if it had to be a receiver, but there were better players on the board outside of the skill positions.

34. Indianapolis Colts – Michael Pittman, WR, USC
Grade: C-
Michael Pittman was a guy a lot of people were higher on than I was. I don’t think he’s going be a future superstar and again there was a better receiver in Hamler still on the board. Skill position guys are always the sexy picks, but again there were much better players still on the board.

35. Detroit Lions – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Grade: B-
The Lions needed another running back and got arguably the best one available. Swift is a three-down back, but I don’t like taking a tailback this early especially as a complementary player. The Lions have other needs that could’ve been better addressed this high in the draft.

36. New York Giants – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
Grade: B+
McKinney is a very talented safety that was hurt by the lack of a Pro Day after running poorly at the Combine. He fills a need for the Giants and has first-round traits. This was a good, not great, value pick for the Giants.

37. New England Patriots (Trade with the Chargers) – Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
Grade: C+
Dugger is a talented player that faces a steep learning curve as he jumps from Division II to the NFL. Belichick knows how to get the most out of his defensive players so Dugger ends up in a great spot, but there were a lot of better players still available.

38. Carolina Panthers – Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
Grade: A
Gross-Matos was the best player available heading into the second round according to my big board. The Panthers addressed a need and added a pass rusher with tremendous upside. He’s NFL ready in terms of his build but now will need to polish his skills to shine in the NFL.

39. Miami Dolphins – Robert Hunt, G, Louisiana
Grade: B-
Hunt projects as a guard in the NFL. 39th is very early for a player that will transition from tackle to the interior of the offensive line. I like that the Dolphins are investing in protecting  Tua, but there were better players still available for a team that needs to fill a lot of holes.

40. Houston Texans – Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
Grade: D
Ross Blacklock was not in my top 100. He’s going to need to get a lot stronger to contribute at the NFL level. He’s a tremendous athlete, but he could be physically bullied at the next level. A lot of people were much higher on Blacklock than I was, but this was a major reach for me.

41. Indianapolis Colts (Trade with the Browns) – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
Grade: B+
The Colts are in win-now mode after signing Phillip Rivers. They needed a running back and Taylor was my favorite in this year’s class. Tayler can do it all and did so at Wisconsin. He enters the NFL with a lot of tread on his tires, but Indy needs him for the next few seasons, not a decade.

42. Jacksonville Jaguars – Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
Grade: D+
The Jaguars needed weapons and I don’t mind them taking a receiver in this spot. Laviska Shenault is simply way too big a risk for the 42nd pick. He has injury red flags and his ceiling is limited by his athleticism. This was a big reach for Jacksonville.

43. Chicago Bears – Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
Grade: C-
The Bears didn’t need a tight end so while Kmet was the best tight end in this draft class, I don’t understand the positional fit in Chicago. This wasn’t a great value pick and doesn’t fill an immediate need on a team with several holes.

44. Cleveland Browns (Trade with the Colts) – Grant Delpit, S, LSU
Grade: C-
Delpit is coming off a bad 2019 dealing with injuries and a drop in production. There were several better safeties still on the board and the Browns are banking a high pick on Delpit getting and staying healthy at the NFL level. This is a high risk, high reward selection.

45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
Grade: A
Winfield Jr. was the best safety on my board. This fills a need for Tampa Bay’s defense and was also a tremendous value for a first-round talent at #45.

46. Denver Broncos – KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
Grade: B+
Hamler is a great value at #46, but the Broncos have other needs besides receiver. There were better players still on the board and selecting Hamler after Jeudy feels redundant. Drew Lock has no excuses next season with the talent that now surrounds him.

47. Atlanta Falcons – Marlon Davidson, EDGE, Auburn 
Grade: B-
AJ Epenesa is a better player, but Davidson might be better suited to move inside at the next level. Atlanta has several other holes still on their defense that would’ve been a better value than Davidson.

48. Seattle Seahawks (Trade with the Jets) – Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
Grade: D+
Taylor battled injuries in college but this is a major gable at pick #48. I had Taylor as my 98th best player, but again Jon Schneider goes with a big reach in the draft.

49. Pittsburgh Steelers – Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
Grade: B
Claypool has a lot of traits you like in a receiver but I have several graded higher. The Steelers know how to pick receivers better than any other team in the league so who am I to disagree with them.

50. Chicago Bears – Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Grade: A
Jaylan Johnson has durability concerns, but he played through an injury all season so his toughness can’t be questioned. There is a gamble here, but Johnson will be a shutdown cornerback if he stays healthy. The fact that he is willing and able to play hurt enhances his value at the NFL level.

51. Dallas Cowboys – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Grade: A
Diggs was a borderline first round talent with the makings of a cornerback who can be left on an island and dominate in the NFL. This is a great value pick and fills a need with the departure of Byron Jones.

52. Los Angeles Rams – Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
Grade: C
The Rams selected a running back, but it was the wrong running back. Akers will be seen as Todd Gurley’s replacement, but JK Dobbins is the better prospect, and Akers was not a great value at this spot.

53. Philadelphia Eagles – Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
Grade: D
Unless the plan is to move on from Carson Wentz I don’t understand this pick. Hurts can certainly develop into a quality NFL starting quarterback, but that’s not a need for Philadelphia. I simply don’t understand what Philadelphia is doing here. This is a high price for insurance at the quarterback position.

54. Buffalo Bills – AJ Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
Grade: A
Epenesa is a fantastic value at #54. He’s a first-round talent and joins a loaded Buffalo Bills defense. He’s a versatile player that will start his career as a rotational piece with a team built to maximize his capabilities.

55. Baltimore Ravens – JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
Grade: B-
Dobbins will be a fascinating fit for the Ravens offense. JK Dobbins joins a crowded stable of running backs in the Charm City so I don’t know how much his skill set will be utilized. He’s not a receiver threat out of the backfield so he won’t stay on the field all three downs, but won’t need to with the Ravens. They had bigger needs, but there is some value here.

56. Miami Dolphins – Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
Grade: C
Davis is a good football player, but his upside is limited. He’s never going to be a game wrecker and the Dolphins had other needs they could’ve addressed that would’ve been a better value in this spot.

57. Los Angeles Rams – Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
Grade: C-
The Rams have bigger needs and didn’t select my best WR still on the board. Jefferson has a lot to like when it comes to his size and route running, but his ball skills are lacking and will need to be developed for him to stick around in the NFL. Perhaps this is their Brandin Cooks replacement.

58. Minnesota Vikings – Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
Grade: A
The Vikings continued to dominate this draft. Cleveland still needs to grow and mature into an NFL body, but he’s got a ton of upside due to his athleticism and college experience. He carried a first round grade on my big board and fills a need for the Vikings to help keep Kirk Cousins upright.

59. New York Jets (Trade with the Seahawks) – Denzel Mims, Baylor, WR
Grade: A
Mims has all the makings of a star receiver. He’s fast and plays with great body control in the air. He’s an upgrade over Robbie Anderson and provides a much-needed weapon for Sam Darnold.

60. New England Patriots (Traded with the Ravens) – Josh Uche, LB, Michigan 
Grade: A
Uche has tremendous versatility and New England is going to love deploying Uche in various roles. For both the player and team this is a perfect fit. Uche has great upside and Belichick is going to love having all of his abilities at his disposal.

61. Tennessee Titans – Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
Grade: B
Fulton needs some development to become a starting cornerback at the NFL level. He has a lot of traits you like, but his football IQ needs to improve for him to stay on the field in pro football. There were better players available on the board, but the Titans addressed a need.

62. Green Bay Packers – AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College 
Grade: D-
This was a big reach of the Packers. Dillons has limitations because of his size. He’s a bruising back, but not a home run threat. He’s not a three-down back but will thrive in the cold weather come December at Lambeau. This is just such a big reach. Dillon was a late day-three guy and the Packers had far greater needs than a rotational running back.

63. Kansas City Cheifs (Trade with the 49ers) – Willie Gay, LB, Mississippi State
Grade: B
Gay brings speed to the linebacker position for the Cheifs. He’s being drafted based on traits rather than college production with his suspension for the majority of this past season. There’s a lot to like from Gay’s athletic abilities. This could be a big steal.

64. Carolina Panthers (Trade with the Seahawks) – Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
Grade: A
I love this pick.  The Panthers traded back into the second round and made a great selection at a position of need. Chinn was the 40th ranked player on my big board so to get him at #64 is a tremendous value for a player who could be a safety or even a cornerback at the NFL level.

Round 3

65. Cincinnati Bengals – Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
Grade: B-
Wilson is a tremendous athlete and brings speed to the Bengals’ linebacker core. I had a few linebackers ranked ahead of him that I would’ve preferred in this spot.

66. Washington Redskins – Antonia Gibson, WR, Memphis
Grade: C-
Gibson is a versatile player, but I don’t think he excels at any one position enough to warrant a selection this early in the third round.

67. Detroit Lions – Julian Okwara, LB, Notre Dame
Grade: C-
Okwara fits into Matt Patricia’s scheme with the ability to play 3-4 OLB and 4-3 DE. Okwara has some upside as a rotational piece, but there were some defensive weapons available ranked ahead of him.

68. New York Jets (Trade with the Giants) – Ashtyn Davis, S, Calif
Grade: A-
Ashtyn Davis is a great athlete that covers the whole field with his speed. This is a great value pick for a guy with starter upside as an NFL safety with a chance to contribute on special teams right away.

69. Seattle Seahawks – Damien Lewis, G, LSU
Grade: C-

Damien Lewis has limited upside as a serviceable interior lineman. There were much better guard prospects available.

70. Miami Dolphins – Brandon Jones, S, Texas
Grade: C+
This was a bit of a reach for a talented safety coming off an injury. He’s a good prospect, but his ceiling is limited by his size and lack of high-end athleticism.

71. Baltimore Ravens (Trade with the Patriots) – Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
Grade: B
Madibuike can be a disruptor and has a great motor. He’s limited by his athleticism but should be a nice piece in the Ravens’ defensive line rotation.

72. Arizona Cardinals – Josh Jones, OT, Houston
Grade: A
Josh Jones had a first-round grade from me. He played LT in college but will likely move to the right side where his NFL transition will be easier. He fills a need for Arizona, one that many thought they’d address in the first round. This is a potential franchise cornerstone selected in the third round.

73. Jacksonville Jaguars Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
Grade: B-
There were better defensive lineman available, but Hamilton is a safe pick with a high floor.

74. New Orleans Saints (Trade with the Browns) –  Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin
Grade: A
Baun had a first-round grade so for the Saints to scoop him up in the third round is a steal if Baun can stay healthy.

75. Detroit Lions (Trade with the Colts) – Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio State
Grade: C+
There were better interior lineman available but he fills a need and is physically ready to compete for an NFL starting job if he improves in pass protection.

76. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Ke’Shawn Vaughn
Grade: C
Vaughn is a nice change of pace back but there were better running backs available.

77. Denver Broncos – Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
Grade: C+
Ojemudia has limited upside because of his athleticism, but I think he’s more than capable of developing into a solid #2 or #3 cornerback for the Broncos. There were better corners with higher upsides still on the board.

78. Atlanta Falcons – Matt Hennessy, C, Temple
Grade: A
Hennessy is a day-one starter in the NFL at center. Anytime you can draft a guy in the third round that should start in the trenches as a rookie, it’s a great value.

79. New York Jets – Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida
Grade: C-
Zuniga is an injury risk that will need to put on size to compete at the NFL level.

80. Oakland Raiders – Lynn Bowden Jr., WR, Kentucky
Grade: B-
Bowden is a fun prospect. He’s a tremendous athlete, but there were much better receivers still available. Depending on how Bowden is used he could be a steal because of how much versatility he brings to an offense.

81. Oakland Raiders – Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
Grade: C-
The Raiders are drafting all of the receivers but again there were better receivers on the board.

82. Dallas Cowboys – Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
Grade: A-
Gallimore is a great value here. He was my 55th ranked player and has the ability to start and provide a forceful presence on the interior of the Cowboys’ defensive line.

83. Denver Broncos (Trade with the Steelers) – Lloyd Cushenberry III, C, LSU
Grade: A
Lloyd Cushenberry was my 37th ranked player. He’s a high-end center prospect and should become a longtime NFL starter at center.

84. Los Angeles Rams – Terrell Lewis, LB, Alabama
Grade: A
This is a tremendous value for a prospect that has tremendous upside if he can stay healthy.

85. Indianapolis Colts (Trade with the Lions) – Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
Grade: B
This pick all comes down to health. Blackmon tore his Achilles in December, but if he can stay healthy and return to his old form he could easily develop into an NFL starter. 

86. Buffalo Bills – Zack Moss, RB, Utah
Grade: B-
Moss went right about where I expected. The Bills don’t have a lot of needs, but Moss fills one of them, I still think they had other needs that could’ve been addressed with better value selections.

87. New England Patriots – Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama
Grade: C+
Jennings is another versatile weapon for the Patriots’ defensive war chest. Jennings is a situational rusher with great length, but he doesn’t have three-down potential.

88. Cleveland Browns (Trade with the Saints) – Jordan Elliot, DT, Missouri
Grade: A
Elliot should’ve been an early second-round pick. This is great value with the potential to be the steal of the draft. Elliot has tremendous upside.

89. Minnesota Vikings – Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
Grade: B-
Dantzler is a lengthy corner but doesn’t have elite speed. Outside of his speed, he has all the tools you want in an NFL cornerback and could develop into a quality starter down the line.

90. Houston Texans – Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida
Grade: B+
Greenard is a lengthy edge rusher but lacks top-end quickness to contribute as a pass rusher immediately. He’s a developmental prospect with a lot of tools to work with.

91. New England Patriots (Trade with the Raiders) – Devins Asiasi, TE, UCLA
Grade: D+
This was a reach. Asiasi has limited upside and is not a good blocker. He’s not very explosive and is not a great pass catcher with a limited catch radius. There were better tight ends available on the board.

92. Baltimore Ravens – Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
Grade: C+
Duvernay is a speedster and provides another weapon for Lamar Jackson. He doesn’t have a wide catch radius and requires accurate throws to be effective. There were better receivers available.

93. Tennesse Titans – Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State
Grade: B-
Evans will be a nice complementary back to Derek Henry. He’s a speedster and should contribute as a kick returner as well. He’s a decent fit.

94. Green Bay Packers – Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
Grade: C-
Deguara is raw. He’s a good athlete but needs a lot of work to develop into an NFL caliber tight end. He should contribute on special teams early in his career. There were better tight ends still available.

95. Denver Broncos (Trade with the 49ers) – McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas
Grade: C+
Agim was a productive college player. I think there were better defensive tackles available, but Agim has a high floor for a third-round selection.

96. Kansas City Chiefs  – Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
Grade: B+
Niang landed in the perfect spot. Niang needs to get medically cleared but ended up in a spot where he doesn’t need to play right away. This the ideal redshirt candidate for a Chiefs team that doesn’t need Niang to start right away.

97. Cleveland Browns (Trade with the Texans) – Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
Grade: C-
Phillips is a coverage liability but could be a capable rotational piece at linebacker. His tackling abilities should keep him on a roster on special teams.

98. Baltimore Ravens (Trade with the Patriots) – Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
Grade: A
Malik Harrison was very underrated by a lot of experts. He’s a fast football player with great athletic upside at linebacker. He’s a future NFL starter.

99. New York Giants – Matt Peart, OT, UCONN
Grade: B
Peart is a developmental tackle. I don’t mind teams taking a swing on a potential future starter at a premium position with all the physical traits you want.

100. Oakland Raiders (Trade with the Patriots) – Tanner Muse, S, Clemson
Grade: C+
Muse will contribute on special teams right away with the possibility of developing into an NFL starter in a few years.

101. New England Patriots (Trade with the Jets) – Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
Grade: C-
Keene was not the best tight end available. He’s got some positional versatility but doesn’t show NFL athleticism to be able to separate as a receiver at the next level.

102. Pittsburgh Steelers – Alex Highsmith, LB, Charlotte
Grade: D
Alex Highsmith was a mid-to-late day three caliber prospect. This was a reach.

103. Philadelphia Eagles – Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
Grade: C-
Taylor’s athleticism gives him tremendous upside with a chance to develop into an NFL starting linebacker down the road, but there were much better linebacker prospects still available.

104. Los Angeles Rams – Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
Grade: A
Burgess should develop into a starting NFL safety as soon as this season. He’s a talented prospect that I think slid solely because of his size.

105. New Orleans Saints (Trade with the Vikings) – Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
Grade: A
Trautman lasted much longer than I expected. He’s still somewhat raw but has great hands and is a phenomenal athlete. This is a steal and he lands in a very favorable offense for him to flourish as a rookie.

106. Baltimore Ravens – Tyre Phillips, OT, Mississippi State
Grade: C
Phillips will have to move inside as a guard at the next level if he is going to play right away. He’s a back-up with starter upside and goes to a team where he’ll have time to develop.

Day 3 Best Remaining (ranking on my big board):
52. Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
60. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
62. John Simpson, OG, Clemson
66. James Lynch, DT, Baylor
69. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
74. Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane
76. Harrison Bryant, TE, FAU
81. Amik Robertson, DB, Louisiana Tech
83. KJ Hill, WR, Ohio State
85. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
86. Bradlee Anae, Edge, Utah
88. Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn
90. Ben Bartch, OT, St. John’s (MN)
91. Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan
92. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
93. Netane Muti, OG, Fresno State
95. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
96. Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF
97. Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh

Round 4

107. Cincinnati Bengals – Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
Grade: A
Great way to start day three, the Bengals select my best player available. He was a 2nd round quality player that played at a smaller school and lasted to day three.

108. Washington Redskins – Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
Grade: B
Charles comes in with a lot of off-field baggage. He’s a tremendous value in terms of talent if he can get his mind right. With the trade of Trent Williams, Washington addresses a need at offensive tackle. I do think there were better tackles available.

109. Las Vegas Raiders (Trade with the Lions) – John Simpson, G, Clemson
Grade: A
Simpson had a late second-round grade from me. He’s an interior offensive lineman that is an NFL-ready starter.

110. New York Giants – Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
Grade: C+
I had better corners still available on my big board. This was a slight reach.

111. Miami Dolphins – Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia
Grade: C-
There were better guards still available and Kindley is undersized for the NFL when it comes to his length.

112. Los Angeles Chargers – Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA
Grade: C-
Kelley was a productive college running back, but the Chargers had bigger needs than a rotational running back. There were better backs still available.

113. Carolina Panthers – Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame
Grade: B
Pride Jr. flashes the abilities of an NFL starting cornerback if he can develop better instincts and consistency.

114. Arizona Cardinals – Leki Fotu, DT, Utah
Grade: C+
While Fotu fills a need, he’s a rotational piece and will not collapse the pocket as a pass rusher. He’s a rotational piece that will see the field immediately in the desert, but this was not a great value pick.

115. Cleveland Browns – Harrison Bryant, TE, FAU
Grade: A-
This is a tremendous value for a slightly undersized tight end. He will compliment Austin Hooper and David Njoku well. He doesn’t fill an immediate need, but it makes sense to take the best player available.

116. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ben Bartch, OT, St. John’s (MN
Grade: A
Bartch is a raw prospect from the Division III level, but he’s got great upside and should develop into a starting offensive tackle with a few years of development. This is a phenomenal value.

117. Minnesota Vikings (Trade with the 49ers) – D.J. Woonum, EDGE, South Carolina
Grade: B+
Woonum went right around where I expected. He’s got great length and should provide a quality situational pass rusher.

118. Denver Broncos – Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
Grade: C+
The Broncos have invested too much draft capital in offensive skill position players. Okwuegbunam, this is decent value, but there were still better tight ends if they were set on this position.

119. Atlanta Falcons – Mykal Walker, LB, Fresno State
Grade: D
This was a major reach. Walker is a special-teamer at best in the NFL.

120. New York Jets – La’Mical Perine, RB, Florida
Grade: A
Perine is a three-down running back and a great value in the fourth round.

121. Detroit Lions (Trade with the Raiders) – Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky
Grade: C+
Stenberg is a solid, but skinny interior lineman. He’s not NFL ready physically and I had better guards still available.

122. Indianapolis Colts – Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
Grade: A
This is a great value pick and an ideal landing spot for Eason. He’ll be able to sit behind Phillip Rivers and learn while he develops using all the physical tools he has.

123. Dallas Cowboys – Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa
Grade: C
There were much better corners still available. He’s a tremendous athlete, but his coverage skills don’t match up with how well he tested at the combine. This was a reach based solely on Robinson II being a great athlete with less than refined coverage skills.

124. Pittsburgh Steelers – Anthony McFarland Jr., RB, Maryland
Grade: C-
McFarland Jr. is an OK rotational running back, but there were better backs still available and this was not a great value nor a position of immediate need for the Steelers.

125. New York Jets (Trade with the Patriots) – James Morgan, QB, FIU
Grade: D-
Morgan was not the best QB available and doesn’t fill a need for the Jets. This is really early to lock up a back-up quarterback and won’t help Sam Darnold’s confidence. He’s now going to see a ghost in the locker next to him every day.

126. Houston Texans (Trade with the Rams) – Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina
Grade: C+
The Texans don’t have an immediate need at tackle and Heck is a raw prospect with great size at 6′ 8″. He’ll need time to develop and is too tall to move inside. There were better values and better tackle prospects still available.

127. Philadelphia Eagles – K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
Grade: D
Wallace is a special teamer. He doesn’t have the ability to cover tight ends limiting his effectiveness as an NFL safety in today’s game.

128. Buffalo Bills – Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF
Grade: B
This is a solid value pick as I had Davis as a top 100 player. I think there were better receivers still available.

129. New York Jets (Trade with the Patriots) – Cameron Clark, OT, Charlotte
Grade: C
Clark was a borderline draft pick on my board. This was a major reach with several much better tackle prospects still available. He’ll likely move inside to guard but that will take a few years to happen.

130. Minnesota Vikings (Trade with the Saints) – James Lynch, DT, Baylor
Grade: A
Lynch was a day two caliber player. This is a tremendous value as the Vikings continue to have the best draft in the League. They’re picking every best player available at great values.

131. Arizona Cardinals – Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSU
Grade: B-
Lawrence is a decent value here and the Cardinals need interior defensive lineman. Lawrence was a three-time captain so he’s coachable. He needs to develop better pass rush moves to be effective due to his size limitations.

132. Minnesota Vikings – Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
Grade: A
The Vikings are nailing it. Dye was a day-two graded player that falls to the late fourth round. He’s got great instincts and covers a lot of ground. He could develop into a three-down linebacker.

133. Seattle Seahawks – Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
Grade: A-
Parkinson is a big tight end and will be a true red-zone weapon for Russel Wilson. If he can improve as a blocker, which seems very possible, this could be a steal in the fourth round

134. Atlanta Falcons (Trade with the Ravens) – Jaylinn Hawkins, S, California
Grade: D-
Hawkins looks like an NFL athlete, but he doesn’t show the skills necessary to ever see the field beyond special teams.

135. Pittsburgh Steelers (Trade with the Dolphins) – Kevin Dotson, G, Louisiana
Grade: B
Dotson is a solid value pick here and more than capable of being a long-term starting guard at the NFL level.

136. Los Angeles Rams (Trade with the Texans) – Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
Grade: C+
Hopkins fills a need, but there were better tight ends still available. He can’t block limiting his NFL upside.

137. Jacksonville Jaguars (Trade with the Bears) – Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State
Grade: C-
There were better CB still available. Scott is undersized and has a slot corner ceiling.

138. Kansas City Chiefs – L’Jarius Sneed, S, Louisiana Tech
Grade: B+
Sneed is a high-upside player with elite speed and likely will move over to cornerback at the NFL level where he can play press-man and potentially thrive.

139. Las Vegas Raiders (Trade with the Patriots) – Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech 
Grade: A
Robertson is a great value here and projects as a future starting cornerback in the NFL.

140. Jacksonville Jaguars (Trade with the Bears) – Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami
Grade: C-
This is a bit of a reach for a true inside linebacker with limited mobility and a low NFL upside because of his minimal athleticisim.

141. Houston Texans (Trade with the Dolphins) – John Reid, CB, Penn State
Grade: D
Reid had a seventh-round grade. There were much better corners still available.

142. Washington Redskins – Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
Grade: B+
I had other receivers ranked ahead of Gandy-Golden but this is still a great value for a big-bodied receiver who can start in the NFL.

143. Baltimore Ravens – Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan
Grade: C
Bredeson is a big body with limited reach that will keep him at guard in the NFL. He’s a grinder in the run game but needs to improve his mobility to be a servicable NFL pass blocker.

144. Seattle Seahawks – DeeJay Dallas, RB, Miami
Grade: C-
There were better running backs still available and the Seahawks don’t need more running backs.

145. Philadelphia Eagles – Jack Driscoll, G, Auburn
Grade: B+
This is a decent value pick. Driscoll likely moves inside to guard in the NFL but has the technique to move to swing tackle with starter upside.

146. Dallas Cowboys (Trade with the Eagles) – Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin
Grade: B+
Biadasz has limited upside but should be a quality center at the NFL level and provides solid depth for the Cowboys.

Round 5

147. Cincinnati Bengals – Khalid Kareem, EDGE, Notre Dame
Grade: B
I think there were better edge rushers available, but Khareem has solid upside for a fifth-round pick.

148. Seattle Seahawks – Alton Robinson, EDGE, Syracuse
Grade: B+
I think Robinson has a higher upside than Khalid Kareem. He could develop into a three-down edge rusher.

149. Indianapolis Colts – Danny Pinter, G, Ball State
Grade: C+ 
Pinter is a project as he’ll move inside from tackle in the NFL. He could develop into a quality back up.

150. New York Giants – Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon
Grade: B+
Lemieux is a quality guard with starter upside at the NFL level. I think this is tremendous value for the Giants to find a potential rookie starter in round five.

151. Los Angeles Chargers – Joe Reed, WR, Virginia
Grade: C-
I had far better receivers still available otherwise this would be a decent value.

152. Carolina Panthers – Kenny Robinson, S, West Virginia
Grade: B+
This is a decent value as Robinson has solid upside and is a great value with NFL starter traits if he can develop NFL safety abilities. Robbinson played in the XFL after being ruled ineligible at West Virginia so a rare prospect with professional football experience.

153. San Francisco 49ers (Trade with the Dolphins) – Colton McKivitz, OT, West Virginia
Grade: B
There’s a potential for McKivitz to develop into an NFL starter at tackle. He needs to put on weight and improves his leverage, but will benefit from not needing to start his first few seasons.

154. Miami Dolphins (Trade with the Steelers) – Jason Strowbridge, EDGE, North Carolina
Grade: A
Strowbridge is a steal in the fifth round. His size makes him a tweener, but if he can put on more weight he’s an ideal defensive tackle for the Dolphins.

155. Chicago Bears (Trade with the Vikings) – Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa
Grade: A
Gipson has tremendous athletic upside and was very productive at Tulsa. He needs to get stronger but has the frame to put on more weight.

156. Washington Redskins (Trade with the 49ers) – Keith Ismel, C, San Diego State
Grade: B+
Ismael is a solid center with a great approach in pass blocking. He has starter upside and immediatley provides NFL caliber depth.

157. Jacksonville Jaguars (Trade with the Ravens) – Daniel Thomas, S, Auburn
Grade: C-
Thomas doesn’t have the top-end speed to make up for his smaller size. He is a special teamer with limited starter upside.

158. New York Jets – Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
Grade: A
This pick all comes down to Hall’s health. He’s got all the ability to be a shutdown NFL cornerback if he can return to full-strength and health. He’s an early second-round talent if he was healthy. He’s worth the risk at this spot.

159. New England Patriots (Trade with the Raiders) – Justin Rohrwasser, K, Marshall
Grade: N/A
I don’t mind taking a kicker here to replace Gostkowski. I know nothing about Rohrwassar as he wasn’t in my top five kickers available.

160. Cleveland Browns (Trade with the Colts) – Nick Harris, C, Washington
Grade: C+
Harris is a bit undersized for the NFL level. He has the traits to be an effective blocker at the second level with the mobility he displayed in college.

161. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
Grade: A-
I really like Tyler Johnson and think he will develop into a quality NFL starter. He joins a talented receiver room and an offense built to highlight his abilities as an advanced route runner.

162. Washington Redskins (Trade with the Seahawks) – Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan
Grade: B+
Hudson has tremendous upside as a special teamer with enough versatility to contribute to an NFL defense. He has limited potential as a starter with his shorter length, but will find a way to stay on a roster for a decade with his production.

163. Chicago Bears – Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern
Grade: C+
There were better cornerbacks available but Vildor has great ball skills. His smaller size limits his NFL ceiling as a starting cornerback.

164. Miami Dolphins (Trade with the Eagles) – Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
Grade: A
Weaver is a steal this late in the draft. He has the chance to further develop pass rush moves, but has the ability to produce right away with his ability to slip blocks and get skinny in the trenches. Great value for a future NFL starter.

165. Jacksonville Jaguars (Trade with the Rams) – Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
Grade: B-
Johnson is a big body at receiver but lacks the explosiveness to take thte top off a defense. He will be a quality red-zone target, but there were a few better wide receivers still available.

166. Detroit Lions (Trade with the Eagles) – Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
Grade: D
Cephus is a bit of a head-scratcher here. There were much better receivers available. Cephus has concerns with drops but does have some upside exclusively as a punt returner.

167. Buffalo Bills – Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Grade: B
Fromm is a great value here but I don’t know how he fits with Josh Allen as the franchise quarterback. Worth a shot here as Fromm has a shot to develop into a good NFL starter and maybe could replace Allen down the road.

168. Philadelphia Eagles (Trade with the Patriots) – John Hightower, WR, Boise State
Grade: C-
Hightower has upside as a kick returner and upside to become an NFL starting receiver. I do think there were better receivers available.

169. Minnesota Vikings (Trade with the Saints) – Harrison Hand, CB, Temple
Grade: C
There were better cornerbacks still availble with similar flaws. Hand lacks top-end speed and doesn’t have the size to make up for it.

170. Baltimore Ravens (Trade with the Vikings) – Broderick Washington Jr., DT, Texas Tech
Grade: C+
Washington plays hard but needs to develop pass-rushing moves to be productive in the NFL.

171. Houston Texans – Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island
Grade: C-
There were better receivers still available, but Coulter’s size and athleticism gives him decent upside to develop into a third or fourth NFL receiver on a team.

172. Detroit Lions (Trade with the Raiders) – Jason Huntley, RB, New Mexico State
Grade: D
Huntley has some versatility potentially moving to slot in the NFL. He’ll compete to be a kick-returner, but I thought he was likely to go undrafted. In the fifth round this is a reach.

173. Chicago Bears (Trade with the Eagles) – Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane
Grade: A
I was much higher on Mooney than may of the experts. He’s small, but makes up for it with his speed and athleticism. He can win 50-50 balls and will develop into a quality slot receiver at the NFL level with #2 receiver upside. He was the best player available on my board and was a day two talent. A true steal in the fifth round.

174. Tennesse Titans – Larrell Murchison, DT, NC State
Grade: C+
There were better players still available, but Murchison has defensive line versatility and could develop into a quality rotational piece. 

175. Green Bay Packers – Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota
Grade: B+
Martin has limitations in man-coverage but should develop into a quality situational linebacker who can hold is own dropping back into zone coverage.

176. Minnesota Vikings (Trade with the 49ers) – K.J. Osborn, WR, Miami
Grade: D-
This was a major reach with much better receivers still available. He’s a potential special teamer but doesn’t have NFL receiver upside.

177. Kansas City Chiefs – Mike Danna, EDGE, Michigan
Grade: D+
This is a reach, but Danna is a high-character guy that needs to improve his pass-rush skills to make a roster. He’s physically ready but didn’t show the skills to be a productive edge rusher when transferring to Michigan from Central Michigan.

178. Denver Broncos – Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest
Grade: C+
There were better values still on the board. Strnad is a bigger inside linebacker with decent speed. He should be able to contribute on special teams right away.

179. Dallas Cowboys – Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah
Grade: A
Anae was one of my best players still available. He had a second-day grade with NFL starting linebacker upside.

Round 6

180. Cincinnati Bengals – Hakeem Adenji, OT, Kansas
Grade: C
Adenji is extremely raw. I think he’ll move inside at the next level, but he’s going to require a lot of coaching to become a serviceable back-up. 

181. Denver Broncos (Trade with the Redskins) – Netane Muti, G, Fresno State
Grade: A
Muti was a top 100 player on my big board. He has major injury concerns but has starting NFL guard upside if he can stay healthy. Well worth that risk in the sixth round.

182. New England Patriots (Trade with the Colts) – Michael Onwenu, G, Michigan
Grade: B
Onwenu has a lot of upside. He’s a good athlete for such a massive body. He’s got positional versatility on the interior of the offensive line and could develop into a quality NFL back-up with starter potential because of his physical traits. 

183. New York Giants – Cam Brown, LB, Penn State
Grade: C-
Brown plays fast but doesn’t have the instincts to play on an NFL defense. His athleticism gives him a chance to make an NFL roster on special teams. 

184. Carolina Panthers – Bravvion Roy, DT, Baylor
Grade: D+
Roy had a seventh-round grade. He’s got good size, but he’s extremely raw and might not get the time to develop into a serviceable rotation player. 

185. Miami Dolphins – Blake Ferguson, LS, LSU
Grade: C+
Ferguson was my second-rated long snapper. He fills a need, but wait until the seventh round at the earliest. 

186.  Los Angeles Chargers – Alohi Gilman, S, Notre Dame
Grade: D+
Gilman has safety size but lacks the speed or the instincts to indicate he’ll contribute to an NFL secondary. He has some special teams upside.

187. Cleveland Browns – Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
Grade: B+
Peoples-Jones is a burner with elite athleticism. His route-running and ball skills need work to become an NFL receiver, but he has a lot of upside as a kick and punt returner as a rookie. 

188. Buffalo Bills – Tyler Bass, K, Georgia Southern
Grade: B
Bass was my second-ranked kicker by a thin margin. He fills an immediate need for the Bills but doesn’t have experience kicking in cold weather.

189. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State
Grade: C+
Luton provides the Jaguars with a quality back-up quarterback with all the measurables you want in a developmental project. 

190. San Francisco 49ers (Trade with the Eagles) – Charlie Woerner, TE, Georgia
Grade: C-
Woerner is an H-back with little receiving upside. He makes sense in Kyle Shanahan’s running scheme as a versatile blocking back. 

191. New York Jets – Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M
Grade: A
Mann was my top-rated punter. 

192. Green Bay Packers (Trade with the Raiders) – Jon Runyan, G, Michigan
Grade: B+
Runyan will move inside in the NFL. He’s got the athleticism to develop into an NFL starter with time. 

193. Indianapolis Colts – Robert Windsor, DT, Penn State
Grade: B
Windsor was a tall and lean defensive tackle in college, I’m not sure where he fits on an NFL defensive line, but he’s got athletic traits to provide a solid rotational piece for an NFL front-seven.

194. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Khalil Davis, DT, Nebraska
Grade: C+
Davis is a grinder who can develop into a quality pass rusher on the interior. He got better every year in Nebraska and will need to continue to do that to make an NFL roster. 

195. New England Patriots (Trade with the Broncos) – Justin Herron, OT, Wake Forest
Grade: C-
Herron is a typical Patriots offensive lineman at this spot. He battled an ACL tear in college and is extremely raw. He needs to put on a lot of weight and develop better pass protection technique to become and NFL reserve.

196. Philadelphia Eagles (Trade with the Bears) – Shaun Bradley, LB, Temple
Grade: C-
Bradley is a special teamer without the skills necessary to get off blocks and be productive as an NFL linebacker. 

197. Detroit Lions (Trade with the Colts) – John Penisini, DT, Utah
Grade: B+
Penisini is a mauler who will stuff the run as a situational defensive tackle. He’s got limited upside due to his lack of athleticism but has a chance to make the roster a one-gap plugger. 

198. Pittsburgh Steelers – Antoine Brooks Jr., S, Maryland
Grade: B
Brooks is a hybrid that I think projects better at linebacker in the NFL. He doesn’t have great ball skills in coverage and will be best served as a situational linebacker to stop the run as he works through the trash in front of him.

199. Los Angeles Rams – Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State
Grade: A-
Fuller has NFL starter traits. He’s a good tackler and a quality run defender. His coverage skills are lacking, but if he can improve in man-to-man he could develop into a starter in an NFL secondary. 

200. Philadelphia Eagles (Trade with the Bears) – Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Mississippi
Grade: B+
Watkins had a fourth-round grade and has all the traits to develop into an NFL starting receiver. This is a great value in the sixth-round. 

201. Baltimore Ravens (Trade with the Vikings) – James Proche, WR, SMU
Grade: A
Proche had a fourth-round grade from me. He’s not a burner but should be an NFL-ready slot receiver. 

202. Arizona Cardinals (Trade with the Patriots) – Evan Weaver, LB, Cal
Grade: C
Weaver has limited upside due to his lack of athleticism. He has a chance to make a roster as a back-up linebacker with a likely fit on special teams.

203. Minnesota Vikings (Trade with the Saints) – Blake Brandel, OT, Oregon State
Grade: D-
There were better tackle prospects still available on my big board. Brandel is unlikely to stick as a back-up swing tackle due to his athletic limitations. He’s not a raw prospect from a technical standpoint so the high upside isn’t there.

204. New England Patriots (Trade with the Texans) – Cassh Maluia, LB, Wyoming
Grade: D-
There were much better linebackers still available. Maluia runs well but isn’t an NFL athlete. 

205. Minnesota Vikings – Josh Metellus, S, Michigan
Grade: A
This is a great value. Metellus has the athletic traits to become a starter in an NFL secondary. He’s tough in run defense and has enough coverage skills to keep a job as an NFL safety. A steal in the sixth round.

206. Jacksonville Jaguars (Trade with the Seahawks) – Tyler Davis, TE, Georgia Tech
Grade: D-
There were much better tight ends still available. 

207. Buffalo Bills (Trade with the Patriots) – Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State
Grade: B+
Hodgins is a great value with starting wide receiver upside this late in the sixth round. He lacks incredible speed but is great once the ball is in the air.

208. Green Bay Packers (Trade with the Titans) – Jake Hanson, C, Oregon
Grade: C-
Hanson needs to get stronger to be a starter in the NFL. He’s durable which is his most important trait projecting as a back-up interior lineman.

209. Green Bay Packers – Simon Stepaniak, OT, Indiana
Grade: D-
Stepaniak has knee injury concerns and also doesn’t have the athleticism or strength to become an NFL lineman. 

210. Philadelphia Eagles (Trade with the 49ers) – Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
Grade: A
This is a fantastic value pick for the Eagles. Wanogho has NFL starter upside as a swing tackle, but I think he’s starter ready as an NFL guard. Wanogho was my #85 ranked prospect overall. 

211. Indianapolis Colts (Trade with the Jets) – Isaiah Rodgers, CB, UMass
Grade: D-
Rodgers is fast but too small to be a gunner on special teams. I’m not really sure where he fits because he can’t play corner in the NFL at 170-pounds. 

212. Indianapolis Colts (Trade with the Patriots) – Dezmon Patmon, DB, Washington State
Grade: B-
There were better receievers available, but Patmon has unique traits as a big body receiver with decent ball skills for a late sixth-round pick. Could develop into an elite gunner on punt coverage.

213. Indianapolis Colts (Trade with the Patriots) – Jordan Glasgow, S, Michigan
Grade: C+
Glasgow would’ve been my first call as an UDFA. He’s going to make the team as a special teamer and thrive in that role. No one will out work him. He’s got athletic limitations but will find a way to contribute. 

214. Seattle Seahawks – Freddie Swain, WR, Florida
Grade: B-
Swain could be a good punt returner, but I don’t see him ever becoming an NFL caliber receiver. 

Round 7

215. Cincinnati Bengals – Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue
Grade: A
Bailey had a fourth-round grade from me. He’s a great athlete with solid insticncts. He’s battled a couple separate injuries so he slid, but this is a great spot to gamble on a potential starting linebacker. 

216. Washington Redskins – Kam Curl, S, Arkansas
Grade: C-
Curl projects as a nickel corner with special teams upside. His limited athleticism limites his ceiling to a back-up in the secondary. 

217. San Francisco 49ers (Trade with the Lions) – Jauan Jennings, WR, Tennessee
Grade: B+
There were better receivers available, but Jennings is still good value and should fit into the 49ers offense as a slot receiver.

218. New York Giants – Carter Coughlin, LB, Minnesota
Grade: A-
Coughlin is a deceptively good athlete with the traits to develop into an NFL starting linebacker.

219. Baltimore Ravens (Trade with the Vikings) – Geno Stone, S, Iowa
Grade: B-
There were better values available but Stone is a physical safety. He doesn’t have the size of speed to start in the NFL, but provides valuable depth and should be a quality special-teamer. 

220. Los Angeles Chargers – KJ Hill, WR, Ohio State
Grade: A
KJ Hill is a top 100 talent and fits in perfectly as a starting slot receiver for the Chargers. Great value and positional fit. 

221. Carolina Panthers – Stanley Thomas-Oliver II, CB, FIU
Grade: B-
A very raw prospect with the athleticism to develop into an NFL starter with a few seasons of coaching. 

222. Arizona Cardinals – Eno Benjamin, RB, ASU
Grade: A-
Benjamin had a fourth-round grade so this is great value. The Cardinals needed running back depth and get starter upside in the local product. He’s also a capable receiver out of the back field. He has a lot of David Johnson traits in a smaller frame. 

223. Jacksonville Jaguars – Chris Claybrooks, CB, Memphis
Grade: D-
There were much better cornerbacks still available. 

224. Tennesse Titans (Trade with the Browns) – Cole McDonald, QB, Hawai’i
Grade: B+
McDonald has a lot of physical gifts but he’s raw coming out of Hawai’i’s spread offense. He needs to refine his mechanics and will have time to do that with the Titans.

225. Minnesota Vikings (Trade with the Ravens) – Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State
Grade: A
This is a great value pick. Willekes had a fifth-round grade and will be a productive rotational edge rusher at the NFL level.  He has the frame to put on more weight too. 

226. Chicago Bears (Trade with the Raiders) – Arlington Hambright, OT, Colorado
Grade: B
Hambright lacks ideal size for a tackle but has the physical tools to develop into a starting NFL interior lineman. He’s raw but has a lot of upside. 

227. Chicago Bears (Trade with the Eagles) – Lachavious Simmons, OT, Tennessee State
Grade: D-
Simmons needs to get a lot bigger to have a chance to compete at the NFL level. As a seventh-rounder, he needs to get strong on his own to be ready to compete in an NFL training camp. 

228. Atlanta Falcons (Trade with the Eagles) – Sterling Hofrichter, P, Syracuse
Grade: N/A
Hofrichter was not ranked in my top-five punters.

229. Washington Redskins (Trade with the Broncos) – James Smith-Williams, EDGE, NC State
Grade: B-
There was one player at this position I had ahead of Smith-Williams, but this is solid value for a high upside rotational edge rusher. 

230. New England Patriots (Trade with the Falcons) – Dustin Woodard, C, Memphis
Grade:  D-
There were better center prospects still available. 

231. Dallas Cowboys – Ben DiNucci, QB, James Madison
Grade: D-
There were much better quarterback prospects still available. 

232. Pittsburgh Steelers – Carlos Davis, DT, Nebraska
Grade: C-
Davis is a limited-upside player that didn’t produce a lot at the college level and figures to fit as a rotational piece at best in the NFL. 

233. Philadelphia Eagles (Trade with the Bears) – Casey Toohill, LB, Stanford 
Grade: B+
Toohill could develop into a starting NFL edge rusher with some time and added weight. This is a long term project and a solid gamble. 

234. Los Angeles Rams – Clay Johnston, LB, Baylor
Grade: A
Johnston has tape that flashes and if he can clean up his inconsistencies he could develop into a quality NFL linebacker. He should immediately contribute on special teams. 

235. Detroit Lions (Trade with the Patriots) – Jashon Cornell, EDGE, Ohio State
Grade: D
Cornell is a pure projection pick. He didn’t play much at Ohio State nor did he a combine invite. His selection is based on his body measurements and school.

236. Green Bay Packers (Trade with the Browns) – Vernon Scott, S, TCU
Grade: D-
There were much better safeties on the board. He’s not a great athlete but has decent size for special teams. 

237. Kansas City Chiefs (Trade with the Titans) –  Thakarius Keyes, CB, Tulane
Grade: C
Keyes has good size, but is exteremly raw. He has the make-up to develop into valuable depth in an NFL secondary.

238. New York Giants (Trade with the Saints) – TJ Brunson, LB, South Carolina
Grade: C-
Brunson plays hard but lacks the skills to be effective in the NFL as a linebacker both as a tackler and in coverage. 

239. Buffalo Bills (Trade with the Vikings) – Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh
Grade: A
Dane Jackson is a great value. He’s my #97 ranked player. His athletic limitations caused him to slide, but I think he competes hard enough and has enough ball skills to develop into a starting NFL cornerback. 

240. New Orleans Saints (Trade with the Texans) – Tommy Stevens, QB, Mississippi State
Grade: D-
Stevens was not a draftable quarterback prospect. 

241. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Trade with the Patriots) – Chapelle Russell, LB, Temple
Grade: C-
Russell is a big-bodied linebacker that is athletic enough to compete for a roster spot on special teams. He suffered two ACL tears so medical is a concern. 

242. Green Bay Packers (Trade with the Ravens) – Jonathan Garvin, EDGE, Miami
Grade: A
Garvin has a fifth-round grade. He’s got a tall frame and if he adds weight he could develop into a quality pass rusher. 

243. Tennessee Titans – Chris Jackson, S, Marshall
Grade: D-
Undersized and isn’t an overwhelming athlete to warrant a draft pick. 

244. Minnesota Vikings (Trade with the Saints) – Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa
Grade: B
Nate Stanley lacks the qualities of a franchise quarterback, but will be a more than capable back-up to Kirk Cousins. 

245. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Trade with the 49ers) – Raymond Calais, RB, Louisiana
Grade: A
I wasn’t sure Calais would get drafted, but his film was some of my favorite stuff to watch and he has elite speed. He’s not a three-down back, but can find a role in Bruce Arians’ offnese as well as in the kick-return game. 

246. Miami Dolphins (Trade with the Chiefs) – Malcolm Perry, WR, Navy
Grade: B+
Perry is raw as a pass-catcher coming out of Navy as a quarterback. He’s got great quickness but will need to develop on the practice squad. 

247. New York Giants – Chris Williamson, CB, Minnesota
Grade: C
There were better true corners available, but Williamson has decent upside moving to the nickel. 

248. Los Angeles Rams (Trade with the Texans) – Sam Sloman, K, Miami (OH)
Grade: B-
I had two kickers ranked ahead of Sloman but he fills a need with Zuerlein’s departure. 

249. Minnesota Vikings – Brian Cole, S, Mississippi State
Grade: B-
Cole is average in coverage but is a great athlete with good size for a safety. He should contribute as a gunner on special teams. 

250. Los Angeles Rams (Trade with the Texans) – Tremayne Anchrum, G, Clemson
Grade: A
Anchrum had a sixth-round grade so there is value here. He has the potential to develop into a swing tackle. There are a lot of traits I like including his quickness and physicality. 

251. Seattle Seahawks (Trade with the Dolphins) – Stephen Sullivan, TE, LSU
Grade: B+
Sullivan is not a developed tight end. He’s a great athlete but very raw in both blocking and pass catching skills. 

252. Denver Broncos – Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Florida
Grade: C-
Cleveland wasn’t a consistent producer at Florida. He’s fot a lot of positive physical traits but hasn’t shown the ability to turn his physical gifts into a good football player. 

253. Minnesota Vikings – Kyle Hinton, G, Washburn
Grade: B
Hinton is raw and dominated physically at the Division II level. He has the athleticism to eventually develop into interior offensive line depth. 

254. Denver Broncos – Derrek Tuszka, DL, NDSU
Grade: A
Tuszka slid solely because he played at the FCS level. He’s a winner with a fifth-round grade. He plays with a great motor and could develop into a three-down edge rusher at the NFL level.

255. New York Giants – Tae Crowder, LB, Georgia
Grade: C-
Crowder has special teams ability but isn’t a great athlete limiting his ceiling to compete at linebacker in the NFL. He’ll have to fight hard to make a roster.

Top-100 still available:
88. Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn
91. Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan

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