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Joshua Campbell
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NFL Draft: Grades, Love/Hate Picks

05/11/2014 3:53am
last edited:05/11/2014 10:10pm


Okay this is my team-by-team breakdown with draft grades. Also, I have my love and hate selections. Just because I list someone as love or hate doesn't mean I love or hate the player necessarily. It could also mean I think it's a good value pick or a reach. Comment if you want an explanation on my thoughts of why a player is on either list.



Arizona Cardinals



1st Round- Deone Bucannon SS



2nd Round- Troy Niklas TE



3rd Round- Kareem Martin DE, John Brown WR



4th Round- Logan Thomas QB



5th Round- Ed Stinson DE



6th Round- Walt Powell WR



7th Round- None



Love: Kareem Martin, John Brown, Logan Thomas



Hate: Deone Bucannon



Grade- B-



Atlanta Falcons



1st Round- Jake Matthews OT 



2nd Round- Ra'Shede Hageman DT



3rd Round- Dezmen Southward FS



4th Round- Devonta Freeman RB, Prince Shembo LB



5th Round- Ricardo Allen CB, Marquis Spruill



6th Round- None



7th Round- Yawin Smallwood LB, Tyler Starr LB



Love: Jake Matthews, Devonta Freeman, Prince Shembo, Yawin Smallwood



Hate: Dezmen Southward



Grade- B+



Baltimore Ravens



1st Round- C.J. Mosley LB



2nd Round- Timmy Jernigan DT



3rd Round- Terrence Brooks FS, Crockett Gilmore TE



4th Round- Brent Urban DT, Lorenzo Taliaferro RB



5th Round- John Urschel OG



6th Round-Keith Wenning QB



7th Round- Mike Campanaro WR



Love: C.J. Mosley, Terrence Brooks, Keith Wenning, Mike Campanaro



Hate: None



Grade- A-



Buffalo Bills



1st Round- Sammy Watkins WR 



2nd Round- Cyrus Kouandjio OT



3rd Round- Preston Brown LB



4th Round- Ross Cockrell CB



5th Round- Cyril Richardson OG



6th Round- None



7th Round- Randell Johnson LB, Seantrel Henderson OT



Love: Sammy Watkins, Preston Brown, Ross Cockrell, Cyril Rirchardson, Seantrel Henderson



Hate: Cyrus Kouandjio



Grade- A



Carolina Panthers



1st Round- Kelvin Benjamin WR 



2nd Round- Kony Ealy DE



3rd Round- Trai Turner OG



4th Round-Tre Boston SS



5th Round- Bene Benwikere CB



6th Round- Tyler Gaffney RB



7th Round- None



Love: Trai Turner, Kony Ealy, Tyler Gaffney 



Hate: Kelvin Benjamin, Bene Benwikere



Grade- C-



Chicago Bears



1st Round- Kyle Fuller CB



2nd Round- Ego Ferguson DT



3rd Round- Will Sutton DT



4th Round- Ka'Deem Carey RB



5th Round- Brock Vereen FS



6th Round- David Fales QB, Pat O'Donnell P



7th Round- Charles Leno Jr. OT



Love: Kyle Fuller, Will Sutton



Hate: Ego Ferguson, Ka'Deem Carey



Grade- B



Cincinnati Bengals



1st Round- Darqueze Dennard CB 



2nd Round- Jeremy Hill RB



3rd Round- Will Clarke DE



4th Round- Russell Bodine C 



5th Round- AJ McCarron QB



6th Round- Marquis Flowers LB



7th Round- James Wright WR, Lavelle Westbrooks CB



Love: Darqueze Dennard, Jeremy Hill, Will Clarke, Russell Bodine, AJ McCarron



Hate: Marquise Flowers, Lavell Westbrooks



Grade- A-



Cleveland Browns



1st Round- Justin Gilbert CB, Johnny Manziel QB 



2nd Round- Joel Bitonio OT



3rd Round- Christian Kirksey LB, Terrance West RB



4th Round- Pierre Desir CB



5th Round- None



6th Round- None



7th Round- None



Love: All



Hate: None



Grade- B+ (Should've drafted a receiver)



Dallas Cowboys



1st Round- Zack Martin OT



2nd Round- Demarcus Lawrence DE



3rd Round- None



4th Round-Anthony Hitchens LB



5th Round-Devin Street WR



6th Round-None



7th Round- Ben Gardner DE, Will Smith LB, Ahmad Dixon SS, Ken Bishop DT, Terrance Mitchell CB



Love: Zack Martin, Demarcus Lawrence, Devin Street, Ahmad Dixon, Ken Bishop



Hate: Anthony Hitchens, Ben Gardner



Grade- A-



Denver Broncos



1st Round- Bradley Roby CB 



2nd Round- Cody Latimer WR



3rd Round- Michael Schofield OT



4th Round-None



5th Round-Lamin Barrow LB



6th Round-Matthew Paradis C



7th Round- Corey Nelson LB



Love: Cody Latimer, Lamin Barrow



Hate: Bradley Roby, Michael Schofield



Grade- C



Detroit Lions



1st Round- Eric Ebron TE



2nd Round-Kyle Van Noy LB



3rd Round- Travis Swanson C



4th Round-Nevin Lawson CB, Larry Webster DE



5th Round-Caraun Reid DT



6th Round-T.J. Jones WR



7th Round- Nate Freese K



Love: Eric Ebron, Kyle Van Noy (x3), Caraun Reid



Hate: Nevin Lawson



Grade- B



Green Bay Packers



1st Round- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix FS 



2nd Round-Davante Adams WR



3rd Round- Khyri Thornton DT, Richard Rodgers TE



4th Round-Carl Bradford LB



5th Round-Corey Linsley C, Jared Abbrederis WR



6th Round-Demetri Goodson CB



7th Round- Jeff Janis WR



Love: Davante Adams, Khyri Thornton, Richard Rodgers, Jared Abbrederis, Demetri Goodson, Jeff Janis



Hate: None



Grade- A



Houston Texans



1st Round- Jadeveon Clowney DE 



2nd Round- Xavier Su'a-Filo OG



3rd Round- C.J. Fiedorowicz TE, Louis Nix NT



4th Round-Tom Savage QB



5th Round-None



6th Round- Jeoffrey Pagan DE, Alfred Blue RB, Jay Prosch FB



7th Round- Andre Hal CB, Lonnie Ballentine



Love: All



Hate: None



Grade- A+



Indianapolis Colts



1st Round- None 



2nd Round-Jack Mewhort OT



3rd Round- Donte Moncrief WR



4th Round-None



5th Round-Jonathan Newsome DE



6th Round-Andrew Jackson LB



7th Round- Ulrick John OT



Love: Jack Mewhort



Hate: Jonathan Newsome, Andew Jackson



Grade- C-



Jacksonville Jaguars



1st Round- Blake Bortles QB 



2nd Round-Marquise Lee WR, Allen Robinson WR



3rd Round- Brandon Linder OG



4th Round-Aaron Colvin CB



5th Round-Telvin Smith LB



6th Round-Chris Smith DE, Luke Bowanko C



7th Round- Storm Johnson RB



Love: Marquise Lee, Allen Robinson, Aaron Colvin, Telvin Smith, Storm Johnson



Hate: Blake Bortles



Grade- A- (saved the Bortles mistake by surrounding him with weapons; has a chance now)



Kansas City Chiefs



1st Round- Dee Ford OLB



2nd Round-None



3rd Round- Phillip Gaines CB



4th Round-De'Anthony Thomas OW



5th Round-Aaron Murray QB



6th Round-Zach Fulton OG, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT



7th Round- None



Love: Aaron Murray, Zach Fulton



Hate: None



Grade- B-



Miami Dolphins



1st Round- Ju'Wuan James OT 



2nd Round-Jarvis Landry WR



3rd Round- Billy Turner OT



4th Round-Walt Aikens CB



5th Round-Arthur Lynch TE, Jordan Tripp LB



6th Round-Matt Hazel WR



7th Round- Terrence Fede DE



Love: Jarvis Landry, Billy Turner, Walt Aikens, Arthur Lynch, Jordan Tripp, Matt Hazel



Hate: None



Grade- B+



Minnesota Vikings



1st Round- Anthony Barr LB/DE, Teddy Bridgewater QB



2nd Round-None



3rd Round- Scott Crichton DE, Jerick McKinnon RB



4th Round-None



5th Round-David Yankey OG



6th Round-Antone Exum CB, Kendall James CB



7th Round- Shamar Stephen DT, Brandon Watts LB, Jabari Price CB



Love: Anthony Barr, Teddy Bridgewater, Scott Chrichton, Jerick McKinnon, Antone Exum



Hate: David Yankey



Grade- A



New England Patriots



1st Round- Domonique Easley DT 



2nd Round-Jimmy Garoppolo QB



3rd Round- None



4th Round-Bryan Stork C, James White RB, Cameron Fleming OT



5th Round-None



6th Round-Jon Halapio OG, Zach Moore DE, Jemea Thomas CB/FS



7th Round- Jeremy Gallon WR



Love: Jimmy Garoppolo, Bryan Stork, James White, Zach Moore, Jemea Thomas



Hate: Cameron Fleming



Grade- B-



New Orleans Saints



1st Round- Brandin Cooks WR 



2nd Round-Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB



3rd Round- None



4th Round-Khairi Fortt LB



5th Round-Vinnie Sunseri SS, Ronald Powell OLB



6th Round-Tavon Rooks OT



7th Round- None



Love: Brandin Cooks, Ronald Powell



Hate: Khairi Fortt, Vinnie Sunseri



Grade- B



New York Giants



1st Round- Odell Beckham Jr. WR 



2nd Round-Weston Richburg C



3rd Round- Jay Bromley DT



4th Round-Andre Williams RB



5th Round-Nat Berhe SS, Devon Kennard LB



6th Round-Bennett Jackson CB



7th Round- None



Love: Odell Beckham Jr., Andre Williams, Devon Kennard



Hate: Weston Richburg, Jay Bromley



Grade- C+



New York Jets



1st Round- Calvin Pryor FS 



2nd Round-Jace Amaro TE



3rd Round- Dexter McDougle CB



4th Round-Jalen Saunders WR, Shaq Evans WR, Dakota Dozier OT



5th Round-Jeremiah George LB



6th Round-Brandon Dixon CB, Quincy Enunwa WR, IK Enemkpali, Tajh Boyd QB



7th Round- Trevor Reilly LB



Love: Jace Amaro, Jalen Saunders, Quincy Enunwa, IK Enemkpali, Trevor Reilly



Hate: Jeremiah George



Grade- B+



Oakland Raiders



1st Round- Khalil Mack OLB



2nd Round-Derek Carr QB



3rd Round- Gabe Jackson OG



4th Round-
Justin Ellis DT, Keith McGill CB



5th Round-None



6th Round-None



7th Round- Travis Carrie CB, Shelby Harris DE, Jonathan Dowling SS



Love: Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson, Justin Ellis, Keith McGill



Hate: None



Grade- A (Yes, the Raiders finally had a great draft)



Philadelphia Eagles



1st Round- Marcus Smith OLB



2nd Round-Jordan Matthews WR



3rd Round- Josh Huff WR



4th Round-Jaylen Watkins CB



5th Round-Taylor Hart DE, Ed Reynolds FS



6th Round-None



7th Round- Beau Allen DT



Love: Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Ed Reynolds



Hate: Marcus Smith, Jaylen Watkins



Grade- C+



Pittsburgh Steelers



1st Round- Ryan Shazier LB 



2nd Round- Stephon Tuitt DE



3rd Round- Dri Archer OW



4th Round-Martavis Bryant WR



5th Round-Shaquille Richardson CB, Wesley Johnson OT



6th Round-Jordan Zumwalt LB, Daniel McCullers NT



7th Round- Rob Blanchflower TE



Love: Dri Archer, Martavis Bryant, Jordan Zumwalt, Daniel McCullers



Hate: None



Grade- A-



San Diego Chargers



1st Round- Jason Verrett CB 



2nd Round-Jeremiah Attaochu OLD



3rd Round- Chris Watt OG



4th Round-None



5th Round-Ryan Carrethers NT



6th Round-Marion Grice RB



7th Round- Tevin Reese WR



Love: Jeremiah Attaochu



Hate: None



Grade- C+



Seattle Seahawks



1st Round- None 



2nd Round-Paul Richardson WR, Justin Britt OT



3rd Round- None



4th Round-Cassius Marsh DE, Kevin Norwood WR, Kevin Pierre-Louis LB



5th Round-Jimmy Staten DT



6th Round-Garret Scott OT, Eric Pinkins FS



7th Round- Kiero Small FB



Love: Cassius Marsh, Kevin Pierre-Louis



Hate: Justin Britt, Jimmy Staten, Garret Scott, Eric Pinkins



Grade- C (I think they got too cute with this draft; would be a lower grade if their track record wasn't what it is)



San Francisco 49ers



1st Round- Jimmie Ward FS



2nd Round-Carlos Hyde RB



3rd Round- Marcus Martin C, Chris Borland LB, Brandon Thomas OT



4th Round-Bruce Ellington WR, Dontae Johnson CB



5th Round-Aaron Lynch DE, Keith Reaser CB



6th Round-Kenneth Acker CB



7th Round- Kaleb Ramsey DE, Trey Millard FB



Love: All



Hate: None



Grade- A+ (They know how to draft football players better than anyone else in the league)



St. Louis Rams



1st Round- Greg Robinson OT, Aaron Donald DT



2nd Round-Lamarcus Joyner CB



3rd Round- Tre Mason RB



4th Round-Mo Alexander SS



5th Round- None



6th Round-E.J. Gaines CB, Garrett Gilbert QB



7th Round- Mitchell Van Dyk OT, C.B. Bryant FS, Michael Sam DE, Demetrius Rhaney C



Love: Greg Robinson, Aaron Donald, Lamarcus Joyner, Tre Mason, E.J. Gaines, Garrett Gilbert, Michael Sam



Hate: Mo Alexander



Grade- A+



Tampa Bay Buccaneers



1st Round- Mike Evans WR 



2nd Round-Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE



3rd Round- Charles Sims RB



4th Round-None



5th Round-Kadeem Edwards OG, Kevin Pamphile OT



6th Round-Robert Herron WR



7th Round- None



Love: Mike Evans, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Charles Sims



Hate: Kadeem Edwards, Kevin Pamphile



Grade- B+



Tennessee Titans



1st Round- Taylor Lewan OT 



2nd Round-Bishop Sankey RB



3rd Round- None



4th Round-DaQuan Jones DT, Marqueston Huff FS



5th Round-Avery Williamson LB



6th Round-Zach Mettenberger QB



7th Round- None



Love: Taylor Lewan, DaQuan Jones, Zach Mettenberger QB



Hate: Bishop Sankey, Avery Williamson



Grade- C



Washington Redskins



1st Round- None 



2nd Round-Trent Murphy OLB



3rd Round- Morgan Moses OT, Spencer Long OG



4th Round-Bashaud Breeland CB



5th Round-Ryan Grant WR



6th Round-Lache Seastrunk RB



7th Round- Ted Bolser TE, Zach Hocker K



Love: Morgan Moses, Spencer Long, Bashaud Breeland, Ryan Grant



Hate: Trent Murphy, Ted Bolser, Zach Hocker



Grade-

3 comments

Wade Geraci
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05/11/2014 1:04pm
Great stuff Josh. Tough part about grading this draft (in my head) for me was that I found myself liking just about every team's draft because of all the good players available in the first 2-3 rounds! Couple thoughts:

For the Bills - I really like the players they selected but did you factor in the cost of the trade in order to get Watkins? For me, that lowers their grade down some.

Texans - They may not have their QB of the future, but looking at the way they worked this draft, you have to think that this franchise has a bright future. Not that Rick Smith hasn't been drafting well for a long time already...

Jags - Totally agree with your take here. I'm not a Bortles fan (where he was taken) and thought taking back-to-back WRs after him seemed "too obvious" but the Jags actually had a solid roster entering this draft with fewer needs than a team with their record. Seems like almost every player they selected could develop into a starter.

Pats - Coming into this draft I thought they had a handful of positions that could use contributions from rookies. After the draft, I think they may only get that from DT and OL. But looking at who was still on the board after the Garoppolo pick, I'm not sure going in a different direction at that spot would've netted them an immediate contributor at another one of those positions. I posted some more about that: http://whattaplay.com/takes/view/id/757/club_alias/AlphaGo-25/

Raiders - definitely had a good couple of days. If S Jonathan Dowling has the best ball skills of any safety in this class. If he gets his act together, look out.

Eagles - Chip's not there yet, but I feel like he'll soon enter the Belichick draft territory where it becomes difficult to bash his questionable picks.

Seattle - I agree that it was a very underwhelming draft for them. How stacked is their roster entering the season? After 2007, the Pats literally only had about 2-3 roster spots available for rookies so they started picking practice squad-caliber players in the middle of the draft.

49ers - I'm not a 9ers fan, but I really hope this group gets rewarded with a SB in the near future (unless they're playing the Pats).

Rams - nailed the RGIII trade.
Joshua Campbell
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05/21/2014 7:28pm
last edited:05/23/2014 3:09pm
I don't know what happened to the Redskins grade, but they get a C+ for their draft. No true impact players, but some solid picks throughout.

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