The 2023 NFL Draft is officially over after bringing the top 259 collegiate prospects to teams across the league. There were shock trades, surprising picks, some of the best (and worst) draft performances we've seen in years. Some teams climbed the rankings despite not having a first round pick, while others seemed to waste their chance at getting the talent that their rosters desperately needed.
Today, we're going to look at how each team did in the draft, as we grade and rank their performances from best to worst.
32. Miami Dolphins: Grade (D-)
After being stripped of their 2023 first round pick following inappropriate contact with Tom Brady, Miami might as well have skipped the draft entirely.
Their D- grade isn't much of a surprise considering their diluted draft picks, especially after trading away most of their leverage for Tyreek Hill and Jalen Ramsey... Both of which are valuable assets, but for a team that's built around the risk that is Tua Tagovailoa they'll have to hope he stays healthy in the upcoming season, or else playoff hopes are out the window.
Smith could be the only pick that will see the turf anytime soon, but let's be honest - Miami were grasping at straws this year. Achane is an incredible talent but with Jalen Ramsey and Xavien Howard making the case for the top cornerback duo in the league, it'd be a shock to see him play.
R2 (51): Cam Smith, CB South Carolina
R3 (84): Devon Achane, RB Texas A&M
R6 (197): Elijah Higgins, TE Stanford
R7 (238): Ryan Hayes, OT Michigan
31. San Francisco 49ers: Grade (D+)
Barring their quarterback situation, the 49ers have a star-studded championship roster, so it's understandably tough to make an impact with your first pick coming in at 87th overall. But, here's an idea - if you are going to take a swing at it, maybe don't draft a kicker in the third round...
Sure, kickers are some of the most underrated players in football, but making Jake Moody a top 100 pick with cornerback and offensive line talent still flooding the board, was a shock to say the least.
R3 (87): Ji’Ayir Brown, S Penn State
R3 (99): Jake Moody, K Michigan
R3 (101): Cameron Latu, TE Alabama
R5 (155): Darrell Luter Jr., CB South Alabama
R5 (173): Robert Beal Jr., EDGE Georgia
R6 (216): Dee Winters, LB TCU
R7 (247): Brayden Willis, TE Oklahoma
R7 (253): Ronnie Bell, WR Michigan
R7 (255): Jalen Graham, LB Purdue
30. Jacksonville Jaguars: Grade (C-)
If Jacksonville weren't blessed with a total of 13 picks, they could easily have made it to the bottom of the list.
The Jags had the 5th worst passing defense last year, which played a huge part in holding them back from a deep playoff run. And guess what? Doug Pederson added exactly ZERO difference-makers to their pass-coverage. Despite having 6 selections in the top 150, Jacksonville waited until pick 160 before taking a DB...
R1 (27): Anton Harrison, OT Oklahoma
R2 (61): Brenton Strange, TE Penn State
R3 (88): Tank Bigsby, RB Auburn
R4 (121): Ventrell Miller, LB Florida
R4 (130): Tyler Lacy, EDGE Oklahoma State
R5 (136): Yasir Abdullah, EDGE Louisville
R5 (160): Antonio Johnson, S Texas A&M
R6 (185): Parker Washington, WR Penn State
R6 (202): Christian Braswell, S Rutgers
R6 (208): Erick Hallett II, S Pittsburgh
R7 (226): Cooper Hodges, OT Appalachian State
R7 (227): Raymond Vohasek, DL North Carolina
R7 (240): Derek Parish, FB Houston
29. Los Angeles Rams: Grade (C-)
With zero first round draft picks and a rough off-season - where he lost Jalen Ramsey, Bobby Wagner, Greg Gains and more - Les Snead may be regretting the monster trades that sacrificed his draft leverage right about now. They may have put a ring on his finger, but the Rams are in a hole they won't climb their way out of for a long time to come.
R2 (36): Steve Avila, G TCU
R3 (77): Byron Young, EDGE Tennessee
R3 (89): Kobie Turner, DL Wake Forest
R4 (128): Stetson Bennett, QB Georgia
R5 (174): Warren McClendon, OT Georgia
R5 (175): Davis Allen, TE Clemson
R5 (177): Puka Nacua, WR BYU
R5 (161): Nick Hampton, EDGE App State
R6 (182): Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB TCU
R6 (189): Ochaun Mathis, EDGE Nebraska
R6 (215): Zach Evans, RB Ole Miss
R7 (223): Ethan Evans, P Wingate
R7 (234): Jason Taylor II, S Oklahoma
7 (259): Desjuan Johnson, DT Toledo
28. Detroit Lions: Grade (C)
Now, this one might come as a shock, but hear me out...
An RB selection at 12th overall was a surprise for everyone (even after they sent Swift to Philly) and Jack Campbell could really go either way. But the way I see it, Brad Holmes took two 2nd-rounders in the top 20.
There's no arguing that Gibbs, Campbell and LaPorta aren't good or even great players, but the Lions are in desperate need of an elite cornerback and a standout wide receiver... and they got neither.
Sure, my money's still on Detroit taking the North, but they have Divisional Round choke written all over them.
R1 (12): Jahmyr Gibbs, RB Alabama
R1 (18): Jack Campbell, LB Iowa
R2 (34): Sam LaPorta, TE Iowa
R2 (45): Brian Branch, S Alabama
R3 (68): Hendon Hooker, QB Tennessee
R3 (96): Brodric Martin, DI Western Kentucky
R5 (152): Colby Sorsdal, OT William & Mary
R6 (219): Antoine Green, WR North Carolina
27. Atlanta Falcons: Grade (C)
There's no denying that Bijan Robinson is a great fit in a run-focused defense, but... so was Tyler Allgeier. The young rookie logged a 1000-yard season and proved himself as a worthy starter in Atlanta, but I guess Terry Fontenot or Arthur Smith didn't get the memo. This was a shocker to say the least.
Meanwhile, Bergeron is a O-lineman that will help the ground game and Harrison is a solid edge rusher who should help a patchy Falcons run-defense.
R1 (8): Bijan Robinson, RB Texas
R2 (38): Matthew Bergeron, T Syracuse
R3 (75): Zach Harrison, EDGE Ohio State
R4 (113): Clark Phillips III, CB Utah
R7 (224): DeMarcco Hellams, S Alabama
R7 (225): Jovaughn Gwyn, OG South Carolina
26. Minnesota Vikings: Grade (C)
Minnesota had just two picks in the top 130 - a first and a third-rounder. It's tough to call this a bad draft, but it was nothing special. Jordan Addison will be a game-1 starter to take some coverage away from Justin Jefferson and Blackmon should serve as a versatile back-up for the secondary.
What brings this draft down is the trade up to get Blackmon while talented corners were still on the board. A C grade is more than fair.
R1 (23): Jordan Addison, WR USC
R3 (102): Mekhi Blackmon, CB USC
R4 (134): Jay Ward, CB LSU
R5 (141): Jaquelin Roy, DT LSU
R5 (164): Jaren Hall, QB BYU
R7 (222): DeWayne McBride, RB UAB
25. Cleveland Browns: Grade (B-)
Another average draft for another average team.
The Browns picks weren't necessarily bad, but with their first selection at 74th overall they weren't given much to work with. Tillman is a good possession receiver, Ika is a solid interior run-stopper and Jones is a big tackle who should help protect Desean Watson. Not the worst draft in the world, but don't expect anything special from Cleveland this year.
R3 (74): Cedric Tillman, WR Tennessee
R3 (98): Siaki Ika, DL Baylor
R4 (111): Dawand Jones, T Ohio State
R4 (126): Isaiah McGuire, EDGE Missouri
R5 (140): Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB UCLA
R5 (142): Cameron Mitchell, CB Northwestern
R6 (190): Luke Wypler, C Ohio State
24. Dallas Cowboys: Grade (B-)
No risks taken by Jerry Jones here.
The Cowboys have some solid players and solid positions, making this a very safe draft for some potential future talent. The only notable selection is Smith who will slot right in as a starting nose tackle. Otherwise Dallas didn't do anything to bolster their squad for next season.
R1 (26): Mazi Smith, DL Michigan
R2 (58): Luke Schoonmaker, TE Michigan
R3 (90): DeMarvion Overshown, EDGE Texas
R4 (129): Viliami Fehoko, EDGE San Jose State
R5 (169): Asim Richards, OT North Carolina
R6 (178): Eric Scott Jr., CB Southern Mississippi
R6 (212): Deuce Vaughn, RB Kansas State
R7 (244): Jalen Brooks, WR South Carolina
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Grade (B-)
With 7 picks all falling at the end of each round, KC had a tough task on its hands and GM Brett Veach decided to play it safe. It may not have been the most interesting draft for Chiefs fans, but these picks should prove fairly reliable for future production. Although, I suspect that Veach may look back and regret not taking some risks.
R1 (31): Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE Kansas State
R2 (55): Rashee Rice, WR SMU
R3 (92): Wanya Morris, T Oklahoma
R4 (119): Chamarri Conner, S Virginia Tech
R5 (166): BJ Thompson, EDGE Stephen F. Austin
R6 (194): Keondre Coburn, DL Texas
R7 (250): Nic Jones, CB Ball State
22. Buffalo Bills: Grade (B)
Many of you will disagree with this one, but the Bills Kincaid pick just doesn't sit right with me. Sure, he'll be a solid addition to the passing game, but I would much rather have seen another wideout to help Allen while giving Dawson Knox more of the ball. It's clear that Buffalo is desperate for its own Travis Kelce, but I can't see that sort of production from Kincaid...
Other than that, Torrence is a great grab at 59 and Williams fills a needed slot since the loss of Tremaine Edmunds. Shame their first pick tanked their grade.
R1 (25): Dalton Kincaid, TE Utah
R2 (59): O’Cyrus Torrence, G Florida
R3 (91): Dorian Williams, LB Tulane
R5 (150): Justin Shorter, WR Florida
R7 (230): Nick Broeker, OG Ole Miss
R7 (252): Alex Austin, CB Oregon State
21. Denver Broncos: Grade (B+)
If it wasn't for other teams making some seriously poor calls, Denver would be at dead last as punishment for the Russel Wilson trade. Then again, it's purely because of the trade that they came into the draft with zero selections in the first two rounds and only five in total.
Having said that, Sean Payton somehow got 3 picks at very reasonable prices...
Trading up for Marvin Mims is a confusing move given their existing talent at receiver, but the deep-ball threat should give Denver some flexibility between him and Jerry Jeudy. Meanwhile, Sanders is a top-tier LB and Moss is one of the smartest DBs in the class.
R2 (63): Marvin Mims, WR Oklahoma
R3 (67): Drew Sanders, LB Arkansas
R3 (83): Riley Moss, CB Iowa
R6 (183): JL Skinner, S Boise State
R7 (257): Alex Forsyth, C Oregon
20. Carolina Panthers: Grade (B+)
I know what you're thinking... "They had the first overall pick, how could you say they had an average draft?" Well, sorry folks, you don't get any credit for taking the most accomplished quarterback in the class when you have every single option on the table.
Otherwise, Chandler Zavala is a fourth round pick who could start immediately, but opting for Jonathan Mingo over the likes of Jalin Hyatt or Marvin Mins in Round 2 was a surprising choice.
R1 (1): Bryce Young, QB Alabama
R2 (39): Jonathan Mingo, WR Ole Miss
R3 (80): DJ Johnson, EDGE Oregon
R4 (114): Chandler Zavala, G NC State
R5 (145): Jammie Robinson, S Florida State
19. Arizona Cardinals: Grade (B+)
Not only did Arizona pick up some serious talent, they made some snappy trades to land even more leverage in the 2024 draft.
Sliding down from their 3rd overall pick - in exchange for a 2024 first round and third-rounder - would have been a great call if they hadn't settled for an offensive lineman. I only say this because O-line talent lasted well into the teens and the Cardinals could have picked up a game-changing edge rusher instead. I guess the priority is protecting Kyler Murray, but their line situation is embarrassing.
R1 (6): Paris Johnson Jr., OT Ohio State
R2 (41): BJ Ojulari, EDGE LSU
R3 (72): Garrett Williams, CB Syracuse
R3 (94): Michael Wilson, WR Stanford
R4 (122): Jon Gaines II, OG UCLA
R5 (139): Clayton Tune, QB Houston
R5 (168): Owen Pappoe, LB Auburn
R6 (180): Kei’Trel Clark, CB Louisville
R6 (213): Dante Stills, DL West Virginia
18. Green Bay Packers: Grade (A-)
The good news is Green Bay are fully aware of their new situation without Aaron Rodgers. Besides bolstering their defense with picks like Lukas Van Ness and Colby Wooden, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst did the right thing for young QB Jordan Love by picking up as many potential weapons as he could.
Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft are athletic blocking tight ends who should improve the run game, while Reed, Wicks and DuBose will stretch the defense (in a few years time).
R1 (13): Lukas Van Ness, EDGE Iowa
R2 (42): Luke Musgrave, TE Oregon State
R2 (50): Jayden Reed, WR Michigan State
R3 (78): Tucker Kraft, TE South Dakota State
R4 (116): Colby Wooden, EDGE Auburn
R5 (149): Sean Clifford, QB Penn State
R5 (159): Dontayvion Wicks, WR Virginia Tech
R6 (179): Karl Brooks, DL Bowling Green
R6 (207): Anders Carlson, K Auburn
R7 (232): Carrington Valentine, CB Kentucky
R7 (235): Lew Nichols III, RB Central Michigan
R7 (242): Anthony Johnson, S Iowa State
R7 (256): Grant DuBose, WR Charlotte
17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Grade (A-)
Tampa desperately needed to fill gaps in both sides of the line at this year's draft.
Not only did they pick up an elite defensive tackle who will be a game one starter to pair with Vita Vea against the run - they also nabbed Mauch: a bruising interior lineman who can work to the next level. The Bucs should dominate the ground game on both sides of the ball.
R1 (19): Calijah Kancey, DL Pittsburgh
R2 (48): Cody Mauch, OG North Dakota State
R3 (82): YaYa Diaby, EDGE Louisville
R5 (153): SirVocea Dennis, LB Pittsburgh
R6 (181): Josh Hayes, CB Kansas State
R5 (171): Payne Durham, TE Purdue
R6 (191): Trey Palmer, WR Nebraska
R6 (196): Jose Ramirez, EDGE Eastern Michigan
R7 (232): Carrington Valentine, CB Kentucky
16. Las Vegas Raiders: Grade (A-)
Tyree Wilson could be a project, especially with legitimate medical concerns, but with Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones holding strong, Wilson will be a great rotational player until he makes it as a starter.
Meanwhile, Michael Mayer at 35 is a steal. Kincaid was a clear favourite for receiving TEs, but Mayer was second on my board, so managing to snag him in the second round was a great deal.
R1 (7): Tyree Wilson, EDGE Texas Tech
R2 (35): Michael Mayer, TE Notre Dame
R3 (70): Byron Young, DL Alabama
R3 (100): Tre Tucker, WR Cincinnati
R4 (104): Jakorian Bennett, CB Maryland
R4 (135): Aidan O’Connell, QB Purdue
R5 (170): Christopher Smith, S Georgia
R6 (203): Amari Burney, LB Florida
R7 (231): Nesta Jade Silvera, DL Arizona State
15. New York Jets: Grade (A-)
Bagging both an elite edge rusher and a middle-of-the-line anchor in the top 50, is about as good as it gets. Aaron Rodgers will certainly appreciate the extra security in his first year as a Jet, while the patchy New York defense will certainly benefit from some added QB pressure.
You could argue that they may still struggle at tackle next season, but there's a reason the Jets are now top 10 favourites for the Super Bowl... Their roster is stacked. I'm expecting big things for the Big Apple.
R1 (15): Will McDonald IV, EDGE Iowa State
R2 (43): Joe Tippmann, C Wisconsin
R4 (120): Carter Warren, OT Pittsburgh
R5 (143): Israel Abanikanda, RB Pittsburgh
R6 (184): Zaire Barnes, LB Western Michigan
R6 (204): Jarrick Bernard-Converse, CB LSU
R6 (220): Zack Kuntz, TE Old Dominion
14. New Orleans Saints: Grade (A-)
New Orleans did everything they could to avoid project players in this draft class. The addition of Derrick Carr in free agency delivers an opportunity to take the title in a messy NFC South and Mickey Loomis is looking to secure a lead in the race this fall.
Bresee possesses the talent to be a day 1 starter in New Orleans, while Foskey possesses the size and sack record (20.5 in the last 2 seasons) to make an impact as a rotational lineman. Meanwhile they picked up a prospect QB in Haener and a safe WR3 in AT Perry. Overall, pretty good.
R1 (29): Bryan Bresee, DL Clemson
R2 (40): Isaiah Foskey, EDGE Notre Dame
R3 (71): Kendre Miller, RB TCU
R4 (103): Nick Saldiveri, OT Old Dominion
R4 (127): Jake Haener, QB Fresno State
R5 (146): Jordan Howden, S Minnesota
R6 (195): A.T. Perry, WR Wake Forest
13. Baltimore Ravens: Grade (A)
Well, Lamar Jackson just got a huge payday and a top-tier wide receiver. Zay Flowers was arguably the most explosive wideout on the board, who should provide a real option in the struggling Ravens passing game. Meanwhile, Trenton Simpson fills a gap at MLB as Patrick Queen enters his contract year.
These two picks alone met Baltimore's needs, everything else is a bonus. A well deserved A grade.
R1 (22): Zay Flowers, WR Boston College
R3 (86): Trenton Simpson, LB Clemson
R4 (124): Tavius Robinson, EDGE Ole Miss
R5 (157): Kyu Blu Kelly, CB Stanford
R6 (199): Sala Aumavae-Laulu, OG Oregon
R7 (229): Andrew Vorhees, OG USC
12. Tennessee Titans: Grade (A)
The 'Will Levis Slide' will be talked about for years to come. I didn't see a single mock draft without him going in the first round, and somehow Vrabel managed to pick him up at 33 overall. I don't expect Levis to jump ahead of Tannehill just yet, but give him a few years and he could have the football IQ to match his athleticism, and become a franchise QB.
Tennessee have a huge rebuild ahead of them and a key part of that is the offensive line... Picking up the most talented lineman in the class with Peter Skoronski was exactly what Vrabel needs to protect whichever QB he puts at the helm.
R1 (11): Peter Skoronski, OT Northwestern
R2 (33): Will Levis, QB Kentucky
R3 (81): Tyjae Spears, RB Tulane
R5 (147): Josh Whyle, TE Cincinnati
R6 (186): Jaelyn Duncan, OT Maryland
R7 (228): Colton Dowell, WR Tennessee-Martin
11. New England Patriots: Grade (A)
The Patriots desperately needed a star cornerback heading into last week and somehow managed to pick up the best DB in the draft (and a top 10 prospect on most boards) at 17... Talk about a steal.
Keion White was another highly touted prospect, but he slid into day 2 despite being invited to the green room in KC. He's set to make a big impact on Belichick's defensive rebuild.
R1 (17): Christian Gonzalez, CB Oregon
R2 (46): Keion White, EDGE Georgia Tech
R3 (76): Marte Mapu, S Sacramento State
R4 (107): Jake Andrews, C Troy
R4 (112): Chad Ryland, K Maryland
R4 (117): Sidy Sow, OG Eastern Washington
R5 (144): Atonio Mafi, OG UCLA
R6 (187): Kayshon Boutte, WR LSU
R6 (192): Bryce Baringer, P Michigan State
R6 (210) Demario Douglas, WR Liberty
R6 (214): Ameer Speed, CB Michigan State
R7 (245): Isaiah Bolden, CB Jacksonville State
10. Houston Texans: Grade (A)
Say what you will about the price they paid in the move up for Anderson, Houston landed potentially the two top prospects on the board. If Stroud and Anderson perform as expected, the Houston rebuild may be much shorter than we were all predicting.
R1 (2): C.J. Stroud, QB Ohio State
R1 (3): Will Anderson Jr., EDGE Alabama
R2 (62): Juice Scruggs, C Penn State
R3 (69): Nathaniel Dell, WR Houston
R4 (109): Dylan Horton, EDGE TCU
R5 (167): Henry To’oTo’o, LB Alabama
R6 (201): Jarrett Patterson, C Notre Dame
R6 (205): Xavier Hutchinson, WR Iowa State
R7 (248): Brandon Hill, S Pittsburgh
9. Los Angeles Chargers: Grade (A)
Despite the lack of huge names, I think the Chargers couldn't have done much better for their already stacked roster.
Johnston possesses all the skills to form a solid partnership with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and should take over whichever spot frees up as the WR1 or 2 in the coming years. Meanwhile, Tuipulotu, who recorded 13.5 sacks and 22 tackles for loss last year, is a dominant force on the line, capable of disrupting pockets and breaking down the run.
Henley, Davis and Matlock all serve as good rotational players that could progress to the starting roster.
R1 (21): Quentin Johnston, WR TCU
R2 (54): Tuli Tuipulotu, EDGE USC
R3 (85): Daiyan Henley, LB Washington State
R4 (125): Derius Davis, WR TCU
R5 (156): Jordan McFadden, T Clemson
R6 (200): Scott Matlock, DL Boise State
8. Washington Commanders: Grade (A)
Washington may have passed up on the likes of Will Levis and Hendon Hooker, but I doubt they'll be regretting it...
Their strategy of picking up high-level defensive backs early in the draft should fill the gaps in their 13th ranked pass defense. While the addition of Stromberg and Daniels is set to reinforce their run game and protect Brissett in the pocket.
R1 (16): Emmanuel Forbes, CB Mississippi State
R2 (47): Jartavius Martin, CB Illinois
R3 (97): Ricky Stromberg, C Arkansas
R4 (118): Braeden Daniels, G Utah
R5 (137): K.J. Henry, EDGE Clemson
R6 (193): Chris Rodriguez Jr., RB Kentucky
R7 (233): Andre Jones, LB Louisiana
7. Chicago Bears: Grade (A)
Justin Fields might get the opportunity to actually show off his arm talent this season, as Ryan Poles wasted no time in filling the biggest hole on their offensive line at right tackle. Darnell Wright is arguably the best natural tackle in the class and should save Fields from scrambling every other play (as entertaining as that is).
Future starters - Dexter, Stevenson, Pickens and Scott - should help take the Bears to genuine NFC contenders in a few years. Nicely done.
R1 (10): Darnell Wright, OT Tennessee
R2 (53): Gervon Dexter Sr., DL Florida
R2 (56): Tyrique Stevenson, CB Miami (FL)
R3 (64): Zacch Pickens, DL South Carolina
R4 (115): Roschon Johnson, RB Texas
R4 (133): Tyler Scott, WR Cincinnati
R5 (148): Noah Sewell, LB Oregon
R5 (165): Terell Smith, CB Minnesota
R7 (218): Travis Bell, DL Kennesaw State
R7 (258): Kendall Williamson, S Stanford
6. Cincinnati Bengals: Grade (A)
The Bengals picks proved that they're fully aware of their weakness - the defense.
Mike Brown used all three of his top 100 selections to bolster the D-line and the secondary. Miles Murphy can land double-digit sacks alongside Trey Hendrickson, while Turner and Battle have the skills to jump into starting spots right off the bat.
R1 (28): Myles Murphy, EDGE Clemson
R2 (60): DJ Turner, CB Michigan
R3 (95): Jordan Battle, S Alabama
R4 (131): Charlie Jones, WR Purdue
R5 (163): Chase Brown, RB Illinois
R6 (206): Andrei Iosivas, WR Princeton
R6 (217): Brad Robbins, P Michigan
R7 (246): DJ Ivey, CB Miami (FL)
5. Seattle Seahawks: Grade (A+)
John Schneider breaks the A+ grade with what could be the Hawks best draft we've seen in years.
The Seattle GM just picked up a lock-down starting corner in Witherspoon, a potential ROTY contender in Smith-Njigba and an elite edge rusher in Derrick Hall. Not to mention Charbonnet joining an elite backfield with Kenneth Walker and Deejay Dallas.
Schneider hit this one out of the park.
R1 (5): Devon Witherspoon, CB Illinois
R1 (20): Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR Ohio State
R2 (37): Derick Hall, EDGE Auburn
R2 (52): Zach Charbonnet, RB UCLA
R4 (108): Anthony Bradford, G LSU
R4 (123): Cameron Young, DL Mississippi State
R5 (151): Mike Morris, EDGE Michigan
R5 (154): Olusegun Oluwatimi, C Michigan
R6 (198): Jerrick Reed II, S New Mexico
R7 (237): Kenny McIntosh, RB Georgia
4. New York Giants: Grade (A+)
Although the Giants would have loved to pick up a top-tier receiver, the string of wide-outs that left the board just before their first pick left them with no choice but to go another direction. Daboll took the change in his stride and added a lock-down corner at pick 24 who could have gone in the top 15.
23 selections later he added potentially the top center in the class with Schmitz (which Saquon Barkley will be very happy about) followed by a dynamic deep-threat receiver in Jalin Hyatt, who will give Daniel Jones a chance to open up the playbook.
R1 (24): Deonte Banks, CB Maryland
R2 (57): John Michael Schmitz, C Minnesota
R3 (73): Jalin Hyatt, WR Tennessee
R5 (172): Eric Gray, RB Oklahoma
R6 (209): Tre Hawkins III, CB Old Dominion
R7 (243): Jordan Riley, DT Oregon
R7 (254): Gervarrius Owens, S Houston
3. Indianapolis Colts: Grade (A+)
This grade all depends on how you rank Anthony Richardson. In my books, not having to trade up for him, makes the pick a bargain either way. But, as we all know, his production and experience isn't ideal if you're looking to start him anytime soon. Bottom line - Richardson has the potential to become a franchise QB and reach a level of play similar to and beyond Cam-Newton's prime.
What's more? Indy picked up Downs, Rush and Adebawore a whole round later than most pundits expected.
If any of these picks live up to their potential, we could see the Colts in the postseason much sooner than we thought.
R1 (4): Anthony Richardson, QB Florida
R2 (44): Julius Brents, CB Kansas State
R3 (79): Josh Downs, WR North Carolina
R4 (106): Blake Freeland, T BYU
R4 (110): Adetomiwa Adebawore, EDGE Northwestern
R5 (138): Darius Rush, CB South Carolina
R5 (158): Daniel Scott, S Cal
R5 (162): Will Mallory, TE Miami (FL)
R5 (176): Evan Hull, RB Northwestern
R6 (211): Titus Leo, EDGE Wagner
R6 (221): Jaylon Jones, CB Texas A&M
R7 (236): Jake Witt, OT Northern Michigan
2. Pittsburgh Steelers: Grade (A+)
The move to trade up for Jones was certainly a surprise, but there's no doubt that picking up an elite tackle will put a smile on Kenny Pickett's face. But the real news is picking Joey Porter Jr so cheap. The physical cornerback is following the footsteps of his father who is a Steelers legend, and should replace Cam Sutton Game 1.
Washington has the potential to become a solid TE2 behind Freiermuth, while Herbig is a great rotational pick-up to bolster the Pittsburgh defense.
R1 (14): Broderick Jones, OT Georgia
R2 (32): Joey Porter Jr., CB Penn State
R2 (49): Keeanu Benton, DL Wisconsin
R3 (93): Darnell Washington, TE Georgia
R4 (132): Nick Herbig, EDGE Wisconsin
R7 (241): Cory Trice Jr., CB Purdue
R7 (251): Spencer Anderson, OG Maryland
1. Philadelphia Eagles: Grade (A++)
If their sack-leading defense wasn't scary enough already, Philly picked up the highest-rated prospect in Jalen Carter, deciding to look past his off-field issues unlike the teams that let him slide to 9. Plus, Howie Roseman somehow got his hands on Carter's Bulldog teammate Nolan Smith, who incomprehensibly fell to 30th overall. Make all the jokes you want about the "Philly Bulldogs", but you wouldn't be laughing if you were lined up across from Carter, Smith and Graham.
Beyond that, Roseman picked up both Sydney Brown and Tyler Steen in Round 3, both of which could've gone early in 2.
There's no roster more scary than the Eagles right now.
R1 (9): Jalen Carter, DL Georgia
R1 (30): Nolan Smith, EDGE Georgia
R3 (65): Tyler Steen, OT Alabama
R3 (66): Sydney Brown, S Illinois
R4 (105): Kelee Ringo, CB Georgia
R6 (188): Tanner McKee, QB Stanford
R7 (249): Moro Ojomo, DL Texas
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