Needs at positions other than RB (because their earliest years are usually their best) and QB (because it's so hard to acquire a really good one any other way, and they're so important) are best addressed in free agency. If your criteria for "grading" the draft is accumulating the most talent I think it's ridicules to have the Pats at the top. Ego reasons aside, there are professional credibility reasons. It allowed them to operate with a run-oriented attack that still kept opposing defenses off guard. 12) and Darnell Savage. The fact that the organization ruined his career at the end of that historic season does not change the fact that he was an A+ draft pick. But if so, it's the product of a talent evaluation error, not a reach for need. Round 2: (No. Burns should be an instant starter. Draft grades are obviously extremely subjective. 19 overall) Many also like the selection of Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu, who was considered a Day 2 selection. Oakland) had - though this year is better than it has been recently. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman insists that pulling the trigger on Jones was the right move, though that's debatable, to say the least. Did they reach for the tackles? "His sticky cover skills and ability to close on throws from all areas of the field are valuable commodities that should not be undervalued," NFL.com's Lance Zierlein wrote of Savage. The Falcons traded up three times, sacrificing a handful of picks over this year and the next in doing so. Most Notable Pick: Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida (No. Atlanta went with offensive line help twice in earlier rounds, with Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom at 14 overall and Washington tackle Kaleb McGary at 31. Brian Burns, DE, 16 games/5 starts. Collier (No. 4. He was generally perceived as the top running back in this class, and he immediately gives the Raiders a three-down weapon in the backfield. Well, the edge rusher they drafted they're talking about moving to SAM, and no DT that I can recall. Most Notable Pick: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame (No. They finally got one by landing Michigan's Devin Bush at No. ", In reply to Re: 2019 Draft Report Card Report by Hoodie_Sleeves, Which he defended for a decade afterwards by saying, "At the time, I was right. Shocking to me the Raiders aren't mentioned in the worst draft classes, considering the horrendous Ferrell pick relative to his value, an asinine RB pick in the 1st round, and a safety that duplicates the skillset of Karl Joseph when they had a billion other needs. The Mack trade complicates the evaluation of Chicago's draft, which certainly had its warts -- notably the decision to trade up for Iowa State running back David Montgomery. If not, it isn't. 1 wideout Doug Baldwin may be forced to retire because of multiple injuries. does that not seem potentially excessive? Plus they did not waste a bunch of capital to trade up to draft a new QB, which was the rumour. We know you are here for the FREE analytics, not the ads. These grades are amusing filler, little more. Say what you will about the surprise selection of Clelin Ferrell (No. Cleveland Browns SD: 0.822 Highest: A (Davis, Farrar) Lowest: C- (Benoit) Comments: It felt weird this year that the Cleveland Browns didn't pick first overall, right? Rock Ya-Sin, CB, 15 games/13 starts; (49) (I say all this as someone who thinks that BB the GM is excellent, as opposed to all the people who think BB the coach has been covering for crappy GM-ing all these years). Harry is a playmaking wide receiver; while he has some issues creating separation from CBs, I think he’s going to be a big red zone asset for Brady. Wideout A.J. Williams is the only player likely to do so. The firings of coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff might be the precursors to even more dramatic changes in Atlanta. His addition gives Tom Brady a target with No. Considering the impact Mack has already had for Chicago's defense, Bears fans should be just fine with an average 2019 draft class. By grabbing Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery in Round 1, they filled that need while also adding a player with huge upside. Therefore, these grades aren't based on individual players, but rather on the perceived draft value of selections and draft classes as a whole. Now that we are a few days removed from the process, the experts have weighed in. Per Adam Schefter, No. This isn't even considering they gave up Mack and Cooper for that "haul" either. The Redskins only gave up the 46th overall pick and next year's second-rounder to go up and get Sweat. Should the Dolphins extend the Ryan Fitzpatrick era? 25 overall) This year's average standard deviation rose to 0.72, rising by a full tenth from last year's mark of 0.62. Some analysts are scratching their head as to why Washington would back up injury-prone running back Derrius Guice with a back coming off his own massive knee injury. Dillard has the potential to be a true franchise left tackle. I'm inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt. His addition immediately improves the back end of the Indianapolis defense. 10. 3 overall) Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, who suffered a torn ACL in February, would have been selected much higher if not for the injury. San Francisco used its second- and third-round picks to get new weapons for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Yet the Patriots' "next man up" mentality was on full display this past weekend. Round 1: (No. In reply to Re: 2019 Draft Report Card Report by _sturt_, I agree with this wholeheartedly, there should be enough data to come to at least a semi-objective ranking of who gets it right the most.