Grading the 2016 NFL Draft

The Broncos picked Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round.
The Broncos picked Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round. The Associated Press

Arizona Cardinals: B

▪ 1. (29) Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Mississippi

▪ 3. (92) Brandon Williams, CB, Texas A&M

▪ 4. (128) Evan Boehm, C, Missouri

▪ 5. (167) Marqui Christian, S, Midwestern State

▪ 5. (170) Cole Toner, OT, Harvard

▪ 6. (205) Harlan Miller, CB, Southeastern Louisiana

Nkemdiche is a risk, given his off-field issues, but it’s a good one to take at No. 29. If he pans out, the Cardinals will get one of the draft’s best players in their ongoing effort to bolster their pass rush. The Cardinals traded their second-round pick to get an upper-echelon pass rusher in Chandler Jones. Williams is a former running back with good physical tools; he’s an intriguing developmental prospect. Boehm, a graduate of Missouri and Lee’s Summit West, is an experienced, tough player who could help the Cardinals immediately at a position of need.

Atlanta Falcons: C

▪ 1. (17) Keanu Neal, S, Florida

▪ 2. (52) Deion Jones, LB, LSU

▪ 3. (81) Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford

▪ 4. (115) De’Vondre Campbell, LB, Minnesota

▪ 6. (195) Wes Schweitzer, G, San Jose State

▪ 7. (238) Devin Fuller, WR, UCLA

The Falcons opted to go with Neal, an explosive athlete who will step up and strike you. He was projected to go in the second round, so it might be a bit of a reach. Jones is underpowered, but he has great athleticism and has the look of a potential three-down linebacker. Hooper is a promising receiving tight end; he’s got a nice feel for the position. Campbell is a plus-plus athlete for his position who needs to develop his instincts.

Baltimore Ravens: A

▪ 1. (6) Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

▪ 2. (42) Kamalei Correa, LB, Boise State

▪ 3. (70) Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU

▪ 4. (104) Tavon Young, CB, Temple

▪ 4. (107) Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati

▪ 4. (130) Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska

▪ 4. (132) Willie Henry, DT, Michigan

▪ 4. (134) Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech

▪ 5. (146) Matt Judon, DE, Grand Valley State

▪ 6. (182) Keenan Reynolds, RB, Navy

▪ 6. (209) Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia

Baltimore landed a bunch of intriguing players. The Ravens got the draft’s safest — and perhaps its best — tackle in Stanley, who boasts a superior combination of size and feet. He could make multiple Pro Bowls. They also added a young edge-rushing option in Correa to develop behind aging starters Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil. Kaufusi is a promising 3-4 defensive end with great size and effort. Young is a fluid corner with upside. Henry is a raw but potentially disruptive interior presence. Dixon is an intriguing do-it-all back who plays better than he tests, physically.

Buffalo Bills: B

▪ 1. (19) Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

▪ 2. (41) Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

▪ 3. (80) Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State

▪ 4. (139) Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State

▪ 5. (156) Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas

▪ 6. (192) Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU

▪ 6. (218) Kevon Seymour, CB, Southern Cal

The Bills get some help at outside linebacker with Lawson, a quick edge rusher with superior production. They also upgraded at inside linebacker with Ragland, a throwback-type with some coverage limitations who nonetheless should be able to contribute immediately. Washington doesn’t always play hard and has some off-field concerns, but would have gone earlier than the third if it wasn’t for those issues. Jones has a gun for an arm, which is ideal for any quarterback playing in Buffalo, but he has a lot to learn about playing the position. Listenbee is a speed demon who must refine his frame.

Carolina Panthers: C

▪ 1. (30) Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech

▪ 2. (62) James Bradberry, CB, Samford

▪ 3. (77) Daryl Worley, CB, West Virginia

▪ 5. (141) Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma

▪ 7. (252) Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State

The Panthers continue their commitment to building the defensive line by selecting Butler, a raw-but-toolsy player who bolsters an already strong position. Bradberry might require some time to adjust after coming from Samford, but he’s got some nice physical skills as they try to replace Josh Norman. The latter can also be said for Worley, who projects as a press corner, and Sanchez, who gambled a lot but made a lot of plays, too.

Chicago Bears: A

▪ 1. (9) Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia

▪ 2. (56) Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State

▪ 3. (72) Jonathan Bullard, DT, Florida

▪ 4. (113) Nick Kwiatkoski, LB, West Virginia

▪ 4. (124) Deon Bush, S, Miami

▪ 4. (127) Deiondre’ Hall, S, Northern Iowa

▪ 5. (150) Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana

▪ 6. (185) DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary

▪ 7. (230) Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan

Nice draft for the Bears, who moved up to nab Floyd, a gifted 3-4 defensive end who is a bit underpowered but plays with fire and has plus ahtleticism. Whitehair is one of the best zone blockers in the draft; few linemen get to the second level better than him. Bullard is a really nice value pick; a strong 3-4 defensive end who fits well in the Bears’ defense. Kwiatkowski is an instinctive player, while Bush is a hitter with decent range. Howard is a strong runner who has to improve his catching ability. Hall, a graduate of Blue Springs High School, didn’t run well but has long arms and some moldable tools for a corner, while Houston-Carson has some upside as a versatile corner/safety. They also found an intriguing slot receiver in Braven in the seventh round.

Cincinnati Bengals: B

▪ 1. (24) William Jackson III, CB, Houston

▪ 2. (55) Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh

▪ 3. (87) Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State

▪ 4. (122) Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor

▪ 5. (161) Christian Westerman, G, Arizona State

▪ 6. (199) Cody Core, WR, Mississippi

▪ 7. (245) Clayton Fejedelem, S, Illinois

The Bengals already have a ton of homegrown depth, and they added to it at cornerback by drafting a ball hawk with 4.37 speed in Jackson. In the second round, they addressed a need at receiver by drafting Boyd, a super-productive player in college. Vigil has some athleticism limitations but he does have nice instincts and a good feel for the position. Billings was projected to go much higher; nice value. Westerman could have gone higher; he’s a tough guy with upside. They did a nice job in the middle rounds.

Cleveland Browns: A

▪ 1. (15) Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

▪ 2. (32) Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State

▪ 3. (65) Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State

▪ 3. (76) Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn

▪ 3. (93) Cody Kessler, QB, Southern Cal

▪ 4. (99) Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin

▪ 4. (114) Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn

▪ 4. (129) Derrick Kindred, S, TCU

▪ 4. (138) Seth Devalve, TE, Princeton

▪ 5. (154) Jordan Payton, WR, UCLA

▪ 5. (168) Spencer Durango, OT, Baylor

▪ 5. (172) Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State

▪ 5. (173) Trey Caldwell, DB, Louisiana-Monroe

▪ 7. (250) Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona

The Browns turned the No. 2 overall pick into a ton of picks, and that’s crucial for a talent-deficient team. When you have so many picks, you’re going to hit on some of them, which makes this an easy A. Their first-round pick was Corey Coleman, an explosive big-play receiver who will add some much-needed juice to their receiving corps following the loss of Travis Benjamin in free agency. Ogbah was predicted by some to go in the first round; he’s got a terrific combination of size and burst and could prove to be one of the draft’s best edge rushers. Nassib brings size and a nice motor to the defensive front. Shon Coleman’s a tough guy with athleticism; he’s coming off a knee injury, but that was a nice pick. Kessler is a smart, experienced quarterback with good accuracy and average arm strength, at best. Schobert doesn’t check all the physical boxes, but he was productive and has a great motor. Higgins was a productive college receiver with a good feel for the position.

Dallas Cowboys: B

▪ 1. (4) Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

▪ 2. (34) Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame

▪ 3. (67) Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska

▪ 4. (101) Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma

▪ 4. (135) Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

▪ 6. (189) Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue

▪ 6. (212) Kavon Frazier, S, Central Michigan

▪ 6. (216) Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Michigan

▪ 6. (217) Rico Gathers, TE, Baylor

Many had the Cowboys springing for defensive line help in the first round, especially with Randy Gregory and Demarcus Lawrence suspended for the first four games, but the Cowboys instead opted to go for Elliott, the draft’s best back, who could give them a potentially dominant running game. The Cowboys took a gamble on Smith, a supremely-gifted player who might need to redshirt in 2016. They landed a quick, powerful interior tackle in Collins, a Center High School graduate. Tapper, meanwhile, is a plus athlete who can help at a position of need. The Cowboys gambled on Gathers, a star basketball player who wants to use his brawn for football.

Denver Broncos: A

▪ 1. (26) Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis

▪ 2. (63) Adan Gotsis, DT, Georgia Tech

▪ 3. (98) Justin Simmons, S, Boston College

▪ 4. (136) Devontae Booker, RB, Utah

▪ 5. (144) Connor McGovern, G, Missouri

▪ 6. (176) Andy Janovich, FB, Nebraska

▪ 6. (219) Will Parks, S, Arizona

▪ 7. (228) Riley Dixon, P, Syracuse

John Elway did it again. He improved one of the league’s worst quarterback situations dramatically by leapfrogging the Chiefs and Cardinals for Lynch, a gifted quarterback who is raw but has lots of upside. Elway’s ability to rectify their quarterback situation almost earns the Broncos an “A” on its own, but Denver selected some other intriguing players. Gotsis is a big, strong interior player who will add depth at a position that lost a stud in Malik Jackson to free agency. Simmons is a height-weight-speed guy who could contribute early, while Booker is diminuitive, but productive.

Detroit Lions: B

▪ 1. (16) Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

▪ 2. (46) A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

▪ 3. (95) Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan

▪ 4. (111) Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah

▪ 5. (151) Joe Dahl, G, Washington State

▪ 5. (169) Antwione Williams, LB, Georgia Southern

▪ 6. (191) Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan

▪ 6. (202) Anthony Zettel, DT, Penn State

▪ 6. (210) Jimmy Landes, LS, Baylor

▪ 7. (236) Dwayne Washington, RB, Washington

The Lions put an emphasis on improving their play up front, and they came away with three good players early. The Lions got subpar play at tackle last season, and they get some help in Decker, a tough, physical Big 10 lineman who might not have the feet to stay at left tackle. They landed a good value pick in Robinson, a potential first-rounder with terrific size and strength. Both fill positions of need. Glasgow can play guard or center, and he’s also a tenacious run blocker. Killebrew is a hitter who might need time to adjust to the NFL level.

Green Bay Packers: C

▪ 1. (27) Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA

▪ 2. (48) Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana

▪ 3. (88) Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State

▪ 4. 131) Blake Martinez, LB, Stanford

▪ 4. (137) Dean Lowry, DE, Northwestern

▪ 5. (163) Trevor Davis, WR, California

▪ 6. (200) Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford

Not a flashy draft, but the Packers rarely go for that. Green Bay selected a high-upside interior guy in Clark, who fills a need now that B.J. Raji has retired. Spriggs is a bit underpowered, but he has good athleticism and feet. Fackrell is a productive player with nice size who will add depth at edge rusher. Martinez is an instinctive linebacker who fills a need inside. Lowry projects as a 3-4 defensive end with some power.

Houston Texans: A

▪ 1. (21) Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

▪ 2. (50) Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame

▪ 3. (85) Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State

▪ 4. (119) Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State

▪ 5. (159) KJ Dillon, S, West Virginia

▪ 5. (166) D.J. Reader, NT, Clemson

The Texans moved up a spot in the first round to get Fuller, a receiver they truly coveted. He boasts outstanding deep speed and has the ability to be an excellent complement to DeAndre Hopkins. Martin is an underrated center; he’s smart and tough. Miller is very raw as a receiver but he boasts superb athleticism. Ervin is an undersized playmaker, while Dillon is a hitter with upside as a safety. Reader has the tools to develop into Vince Wilfork’s replacement at a nose tackle.

Indianapolis Colts: B

▪ 1. (18) Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

▪ 2. (57) T.J. Green, S, Clemson

▪ 3. (82) Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech

▪ 4. (116) Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas

▪ 4. (125) Antonio Morrison, LB, Florida

▪ 5 (155) Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State

▪ 7. (239) Trevor Bates, LB, Maine

▪ 7. (248) Austin Blythe, C, Iowa

The Colts came away with four players who were considered by some to be top-60 picks. The Colts took one of the best players in Kelly, a big-bodied, rock-solid center who can do it all and help a porous offensive line. Green is a height-weight-speed guy who doesn’t have much experience as a defensive back. Clark is a really nice pick; he has technique issues but has insane length and solid athleticism for the position and could help at a position of need. Ridgeway is an intriguing player who might have gone higher if the defensive tackle class wasn’t so deep. Haeg is a experienced tackle with good feet.

Jacksonville Jaguars: B

▪ 1. (5) Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State

▪ 2. (36) Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

▪ 3. (69) Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland

▪ 4. (103) Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame

▪ 6. (181) Tyrone Holmes, LB, Montana

▪ 6. (201) Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas

▪ 7. (226) Jonathan Woodard, DE, Central Arkansas

Because of the way the board peeled off, the Jaguars added one of the draft’s most athletic players — and perhaps its best — in Ramsey, a super-sized corner/safety hybrid with Pro Bowl ability. They also got another Pro Bowl-caliber player in the second round in Jack, who would have been a top-10 pick if it wasn’t for concerns about his knee. Ngakoue has some pass-rush skills, but is raw. Day is a short gap-shooter with pass-rush upside.

Kansas City Chiefs: C

▪ 2. (37) Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State

▪ 3. (74) KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame

▪ 4. (105) Parker Ehinger, G, Cincinnati

▪ 4. (106) Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota

▪ 4. (126) Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida

▪ 5. (162) Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford

▪ 5. (165) Tyreek Hill, WR, West Alabama

▪ 6. (178) D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech

▪ 6. (203) Dadi Nicolas, DE, Virginia Tech

The Chiefs drafted for need, and landed some good athletes. That certainly applies to their first two picks, Jones and Russell, who both fit the team’s profile under general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid; they are plus athletes who check all the physical boxes. A pair of tradedowns landed the Chiefs the some extra picks, which they used to select Russell — a physically-gifted corner with toughness — Ehinger, a technically-sound lineman with good size, and Murray, a fluid corner with toughness and a knack for forcing fumbles. They also added a pro-style quarterback in Hogan, another intriguing cornerback in White and a talented return man with some significant character concerns in Hill. The consternation that pick caused among Chiefs fans on social media alone would warrant a lower overall grade if the rest of the draft wasn’t as solid as it was. Nicolas is lean but he’s very quick off the ball and has some upside as a pass-rushing outside linebacker.

Los Angeles Rams: C

▪ 1. (1) Jared Goff, QB, California

▪ 4. (110) Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky

▪ 4. (117) Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina

▪ 6. (177) Temarrick Hemingway, TE, South Carolina State

▪ 6. (190) Josh Forrest, LB, Kentucky

▪ 6. (206) Michael Thomas, WR, Southern Miss

The Rams surrendered a boatload of picks for an opportunity to draft Goff, a productive quarterback who throws with anticipation. He needs to learn how to play under center, but the Rams will see if he can be the face of their franchise. How he fares will determine the success of this draft. Higbee has good athleticism and would have likely gone higher if it wasn’t for character concerns. Cooper is a competitive playmaker who could be a factor right away, despite his size and testing speed.

Miami Dolphins: C

▪ 1. (13) Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi

▪ 2. (38) Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor

▪ 3. (73) Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama

▪ 3. (86) Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers

▪ 6. (186) Jakeem Grant, WR, Texas Tech

▪ 6. (204) Jordan Lucas, S, Penn State

▪ 7. (223) Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky

▪ 7. (231) Thomas Duarte, WR, UCLA

The Dolphins may have gotten one of the draft’s best players in Tunsil, a gifted pass protector with plus feet and natural tools to be a blindside fixture for several years. Durability and character issues dropped his value on draft night. They bolstered their cornerback depth at Howard, a player with good ball skills whose long speed is a question. Drake’s opportunities were a bit limited because of the presence of Derrick Henry, but he’s got speed and hands. He could be a nice complement to Jay Ayaji, but there were some good running backs who went two rounds later. Carroo is a nice-sized, productive player who should help the Dolphins at a position of need. Duarte is an intriguing move tight end.

Minnesota Vikings: B

▪ 1. (23) Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi

▪ 2. (54) Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson

▪ 4. (121) Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan

▪ 5. (160) Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri

▪ 6. (180) Moritz Boehringer, WR, no college (Germany)

▪ 6. (188) David Morgan, TE, Texas-San Antonio

▪ 7. (227) Stephen Weatherly, LB, Vanderbilt

▪ 7. (244) Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson

Treadwell doesn’t check all the physical boxes — his 40-time of 4.63 was pretty pedestrian — but he does give the Vikings a solid route-runner and possession receiver who has the potential to grow into a No. 1 option. Alexander is a field-fast, cocky cornerback who represents pretty good value in the second round. The Vikings turned their third-round pick into two selections in next year’s draft. They also added Brothers, who didn’t test well but was super-productive. Boehringer is big and very gifted, but he never played a down of college football.

New England Patriots: C

▪ 2. (60) Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama

▪ 3. (78) Joe Thuney, G, N.C. State

▪ 3. (91) Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State

▪ 3. (96) Vincent Valentine, DT, Nebraska

▪ 4. (112) Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia

▪ 6. (208) Kamu Grugier-Hall, LB, Eastern Illinois

▪ 6. (214) Elandon Roberts, LB, Houston

▪ 6. (221) Ted Karras, G, Illinois

▪ 7. (225) Devin Lucien, WR, Arizona State

Not a flashy draft for the Patriots, who lost their first-round pick due to tampering. They landed an interesting nickel candidate in Jones, who is small (5-10, 197) but also boasts some return skills. Thuney is an experienced player who adds to the Patriots interior depth on the offensive line. Brissett has some nice physical tools and is an interesting developmental prospect behind Tom Brady. Valentine is a run stopper who also adds depth to the interior defensive line.

New Orleans Saints: C

▪ 1. (12) Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville

▪ 2. (47) Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State

▪ 2. (61) Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State

▪ 4. (120) David Onyemata, DT, Manitoba (Canada)

▪ 7. (237) Daniel Lasco, RB, California

The draft is a bit of a crap shoot, so while they landed some talented players, it can be tough to get standard value out of a five-man class. The Saints gave up yards at almost a record pace last year, so they went with Rankins, a quick, squatty three-technique tackle who can give the pass-rush some juice. The Saints also got Drew Brees a new toy in Thomas, a big receiver who could fill a Marques Colston-type role. They also traded up to get Bell, considered by some to be the draft’s top safety.

New York Giants: C

▪ 1. (10) Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

▪ 2. (40) Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma

▪ 3. (71) Darian Thompson, S, Boise State

▪ 4. (109) B.J. Goodson, LB, Clemson

▪ 5. (149) Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA

▪ 6. (184) Jerrell Adams, TE, South Carolina

Apple needs to improve his ball skills and play with better technique but he’s a big, fast corner who fills a position of need for the Giants, whose pass defense was atrocious last season. Still, he might be a bit of a reach. They also got a really good player in Shepard, an undersized receiver who could thrive as a No. 3 option with Odell Beckham demanding so much attention. Thompson is a bit speed-deficient, but he’s got ball skills and excellent collegiate production. Perkins is potentially a nice change-of-pace runner. Goodson has good range for an inside linebacker, while Adams has good size and athleticism for the tight-end position.

New York Jets: C

▪ 1. (20) Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

▪ 2. (51) Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State

▪ 3. (83) Jordan Jenkins, LB, Georgia

▪ 4. (118) Justin Burris, CB, N.C. State

▪ 5. (158) Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina

▪ 7. (235) Lac Edwards, P, Sam Houston State

▪ 7. (241) Charone Peake, WR, Clemson

The Jets invested their first-round pick in Lee, a speedy three-down linebacker who will drastically upgrade the athleticism of their linebackers. They also got themselves some Ryan Fitzpatrick insurance in Hackenberg, a talented-but-erratic passer who has some upside if he corrects his inconsistent mechanics. Jenkins is an unspectacular-but-solid edge rusher.

Oakland Raiders: A

▪ 1. (14) Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia

▪ 2. (44) Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois

▪ 3. (75) Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State

▪ 4. (100) Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

▪ 5. (143) DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech.

▪ 6. (194) Cory James, LB, Colorado State

▪ 7. (234) Vadal Alexander, G, LSU

The Raiders added a big piece to their secondary by adding Joseph, an aggressive, fast ball hawk to a secondary that has already added Sean Smith and Reggie Nelson this offseason. He has injury concerns and size concerns, but there’s little doubt about the talent. Ward checks the physical boxes, but he has a lot to learn about playing 3-4 defense. Calhoun is an excellent value pick who will add to a increasingly imposing Oakland defense. The Raiders also traded up to get Cook, a nice value pick who adds depth behind Derek Carr. They also landed LSU guard Vadal Alexander in the seventh round, which is much lower than he was widely expected to go.

Philadelphia Eagles: C

▪ 1. (2) Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

▪ 3. (79) Isaac Seumalo, C, Oregon State

▪ 5. (153) Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia

▪ 5. (164) Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, TCU

▪ 6. (196) Blake Countess, CB, Auburn

▪ 7. (233) Jalen Mills, S, LSU

▪ 7. (240) Alex McCalister, DE, Florida

▪ 7. (251) Joe Walker, LB, Oregon

The Eagles now have a talented developmental quarterback in Wentz, who features very good arm strength and athleticism but might require some time to acclimate to the NFL level after playing college ball at the FCS level. Seumalo is an intriguing zone-run blocking type. The Eagles did get a nice player in Mills at a good value.

Pittsburgh Steelers: A

▪ 1. (25) Artie Burns, DB, Miami

▪ 2. (58) Sean Davis, CB, Maryland

▪ 3. (89) Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State

▪ 4. (123) Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU

▪ 6. (220) Travis Feeney, LB, Washington

▪ 7. (229) Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston

▪ 7. (246) Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple

The Steelers always seem to come away with some good value picks. It’s been forever since the Steelers selected a cornerback in the first round, and they got an intriguing one in Burns, a terrific athlete who will help the Steelers at a position of need. So will Davis, who played corner and safety and shows coverage ability and toughness against the run. Hargrave, an undersized, penetrating defensive tackle, is a nice pick; he’s got some pass-rush upside. Hawkins is an athletic swing tackle who might have gone higher had he stayed in school.

San Diego Chargers: A

▪ 1. (3) Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

▪ 2. (35) Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

▪ 3. (66) Max Tuerk, C, Southern Cal

▪ 4. (102) Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State

▪ 5. (175) Jatavis Brown, LB, Akron

▪ 6. (179) Drew Kaser, P, Texas A&M

▪ 6. (198) Derek Watt, FB, Wisconsin

▪ 7. (224) Donavon Clark, G, Michigan State

The Chargers did a nice job finding value and filling in needs. They desperately needed defensive-line help, and they opted to go with Bosa instead of DeForest Buckner. Bosa plays hard, is super-productive and should bring some much-needed edge to the Chargers’ defensive front. The Chargers also landed a really nice player in Henry, a field-stretching tight end who can replace Antonio Gates one day. Tuerk has terrific athleticism for an interior offensive lineman and has lots of upside, though he’s a bit underpowered. Perry is a run-stopper with plus intangibles, while Brown is an intriguing hybrid with nickel skills.

San Francisco 49ers: A

▪ 1. (7) DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

▪ 1. (28) Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford

▪ 3. (68) Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State

▪ 4. (133) Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU

▪ 5. (142) Ronald Blair, DE, Appalchian State

▪ 5. (145) John Theus, OT, Georgia

▪ 5. (174) Fahn Cooper, OT, Mississippi

▪ 6. (207) Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech

▪ 6. (211) Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida

▪ 6. (213) Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State

▪ 7. (249) Prince Charles Iworah, CB, Western Kentucky

The 49ers took one of the draft’s best defensive linemen in Buckner, a long, athletic defensive end who needs to play with more power but has a chance to form a nice inside tandem with former teammate Arik Armstead. They also traded back into the first round to get a powerful run-blocking guard in Garnett. Redmond is small and coming off a knee injury, but he’s a fluid corner with cover skills. Blair is a nice developmental interior lineman with a good motor. Taylor, the son of former Jaguars star Fred Taylor, is a natural runner who didn’t test great.

Seattle Seahawks: B

▪ 1. (31) Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M

▪ 2. (49) Jaron Reed, DT, Alabama

▪ 3. (90) C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame

▪ 3. (94) Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State

▪ 3. (97) Rees Odhiambo, G, Boise State

▪ 5. (147) Quinton Jefferson, DT, Maryland

▪ 5. (171) Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas

▪ 6. (215) Joey Hunt, C, TCU

▪ 7. (243) Kenny Lawler, C, California

▪ 7. (247) Zac Brooks, RB, Clemson

The Seahawks moved down and still got the guy the presumably wanted, Ifedi. He’s big and gifted, but raw. He does fit a position of need. Reed easily could have gone in the first round. He’s a big, strong guy who might be the best run-stuffing defensive tackle in the draft. C.J. Prosise, a former receiver, has upside as a receiving back. Vannett’s a tough blocking tight end with receiving upside; nice pick. Odhiambo is an experienced player with run blocking ability, while Collins is a strong runner who must improve his hands and blocking.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: C

▪ 1. (11) Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

▪ 2. (39) Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky

▪ 2. (59) Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State

▪ 4. (108) Ryan Smith, CB, N.C. Central

▪ 5. (148) Caleb Benenoch, OL, UCLA

▪ 6. (183) Devante Bond, LB, Oklahoma

▪ 6. (197) Dan Vitale, FB, Northwestern

Hargreaves is a very athletic, but inconsistent cornerback with the tools to be a Pro Bowler. He’s faced top competition in the SEC, and fills a need for the Buccaneers. Spence does the same; he’s got a knack for rushing the passer off the edge, provided his off-field concerns are overblown. The Bucs traded up with the Chiefs in the second round to land the draft’s best kicker in Aguayo.

Tennessee Titans: A

▪ 1. (8) Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

▪ 2. (33) Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

▪ 2. (43) Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State

▪ 2. (45) Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

▪ 3. (64) Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee

▪ 5. (140) Tarjae Sharpe, WR, Massachusetts

▪ 5. (157) LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah

▪ 6. (193) Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas

▪ 7. (222) Aaron Wallace, LB, UCLA

▪ 7. (253) Kalan Reed, DB, Southern Miss

The Titans turned the No. 1 overall pick into a nice haul. Conklin is a nice fit on the Titans’ power-blocking offensive line, and he fills a need at right tackle, to boot. The Titans also landed a nice value pick in Dodd, a productive edge rusher who could have gone in the first round. Had this been a weaker defensive-line draft, Johnson — a Casey Hampton type — might have done the same. Henry is an outstanding pick for a team that wants to punish defenses up front; he’ll draw Eddie George comparisons quickly. Byard was a productive college player who adds depth at safety, while Tretola is a big body at guard.

Washington: B

▪ 1. (22) Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

▪ 2. (53) Su'a Cravens, LB, Southern Cal

▪ 3. (84) Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

▪ 5. (152) Matthew Ioannidis, DT, Temple

▪ 6. (187) Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana

▪ 7. (232) Steven Daniels, LB, Boston College

▪ 7. (242) Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia

Washington took a pretty complete possession receiver in Doctson, who boasts great film and checks most of the physical boxes. Cravens is a safety-linebacker hybrid who reminds some of Arizona’s Deone Buccanon — an undersized box player with underneath coverage ability and toughness. Fuller was considered to be a potential first-round pick at one point; this is probably a nice value pick. Ioannidis is a strong guy who profiles well as a 3-4 defensive end.