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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



Wade Geraci
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Picks: 48.1%
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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Takes score: 25033
Picks: 37.5%
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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