2022 NFL Draft
Team Reviews/Grades

Arizona Cardinals
  • RD2-55 Trey McBride TE Colorado State
    A trade back to still get the most complete tight end in the draft class who will pair nicely next to Zach Ertz and Arizona's other offensive weapons.
  • RD3-87 Cameron Thomas DE San Diego State
    Productive college pass rusher who should compete for starting time right away after the departure of Chandler Jones.
  • RD3-100 Myjai Sanders DE Cincinnati
    A bit of a project with high upside and good measurables who should serve as another replacement for Chandler Jones.
  • RD6-201 Keaontay Ingram RB USC
    A good pass-catching back to spell James Connor in the upcoming season.
  • RD6-215 Lecitus Smith G Virginia Tech
    Still raw but could compete to fill the hole sitting at right guard for the Cardinals.
  • RD7-244 Christian Matthew CB Valdosta State
    A late-round flyer on a player with high upside at arguably Arizona's biggest position of need.
  • RD7-256 Jesse Luketa LB Penn State
    Another all-around playmaker to compete for playing time in the middle of Arizona's defense and on special teams.
  • RD7-244 Marquis Hayes G Oklahoma
    A former teammate of quarterback Kyler Murray and newly acquired Marquise Brown looking to compete for the holes in the interior of Arizona's offensive line.


    GM Steve Keim and the Cardinals made some moves for more late-round picks and offensive weapons to hold over while they weather Deandre Hopkins' six-game suspension to start the 2022 season.
    Grade: C+

Atlanta Falcons
  • RD1-08 Drake London WR USC
    Drake London provides an immediate upgrade to the WR room as a perfect scheme fit and a cost controllable option for five years.
  • RD2-38 Arnold Ebiktekie EDGE Penn State
    Atlanta traded up to address a critical need on the edge and add a first round talent to the pass rush.
  • RD2-58 Troy Anderson ILB Montana St
    The most interesting pick of the draft, in that ILB wasn't a real need, but Anderson brings athleticism and size to the interior of the defense.
  • RD3-74 Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati
    Ridder represents value in the third round and a potential solution to the QB1 vacancy without overcommitting to a developmental player.
  • RD3-82 DeAngelo Malone EDGE Western Kentucky
    Atlanta needed to do more than add a single body to the edge rushers, and Malone has a combination of production and character that they love.
  • RD5-151 Tyler Allgeier RB BYU
    Atlanta adds another physical player to the offense who immediately replaces Mike Davis on the depth chart.
  • RD6-190 Justin Shaffer OG Georgia
    Shaffer might never be more than a back-up, but he at least provides competition for Jalen Mayfield, who must improve this fall.
  • RD6-213 John FitzPatrick TE Georgia
    Atlanta runs a lot of 22 personnel and FitzPatrick has real intrigue as a blocking TE and red zone target.


    2 sentence summary.
    Grade: A-

Baltimore Ravens
  • RD1-14 Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
    Hamilton was the #1 prospect on a lot of boards and, therefore, the versatile defender was excellent value at pick 14.
  • RD1-25 Tyler Linderbaum OC Iowa
    Potentially the best OC prospect in a decade, Linderbaum is an upgrade on the outgoing Bradley Bozeman.
  • RD2-45 David Ojabo EDGE Michigan
    Ojabo was a slam-dunk first rounder if not for his untimely injury. The potential long-term reward outweighs the risk.
  • RD3-76 Travis Jones DT Connecticut
    325lb Jones will fight Michael Pierce for snaps at Nose Tackle. Jones should make the job his own by 2023.
  • RD4-110 Daniel Faalele OT Minnesota
    Baltimore like big linemen and they don't come much bigger than Faalele. However, the big Aussie will need time to develop into a starter.
  • RD4-119 Jalyn Armour-Davis CB Alabama
    Armour-Davis was an under-the radar prospect due to his limited starting experience, but has all the traits to be a great CB.
  • RD4-128 Charlie Kolar TE Iowa State
    Kolar was one of the most well-rounded TE in this class. He'll find a role behind Mark Andrews in year 1.
  • RD4-130 Jordan Stout P Penn State
    A surprising pick, but Stout should take over from veteran Sam Koch. Stout is also a good kicker if Justin Tucker ever gets injured.
  • RD4-139 Isaiah Likely TE Coastal Carolina
    Likely is a productive receiving TE who posted a disappointing 40 time (4.82) at his pro day.
  • RD4-141 Damarion Williams CB Houston
    Williams is a versatile DB who has played as an Outside CB and Safety. His lack of size suggests he might move to Nickel/Slot CB in the NFL.
  • RD6-196 Tyler Badie RB Missouri
    Badie is a diminutive RB, with excellent speed and acceleration, who could forge a role on third downs.


    Yet again, the Ravens prove they are one of the better drafting teams in the NFL. At least 8 of the rookies should contribute in year 1. It's difficult to find anything to criticize, even though I'm not a fan of taking a Punter as early as RD4.
    Grade: A+

Buffalo Bills
  • RD1-23 Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
    Elam fills the biggest position of need and has all the tools McDermott (who has a nearly infallible record developing DBs) could possibly ask for.
  • RD2-63 James Cook, RB, Georgia
    The Bills needed to add juice to their RB room to take a load off Josh Allen's shoulders. They did just that with the more-explosive, yet less-complete younger brother of the Vikings' Dalvin Cook.
  • RD3-89 Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor
    Bernard was a pretty clear overdraft but has tools to develop into a rotational LB. He should be a special teams standout day one.
  • RD5-148 Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise St.
    MASSIVE value here. Shakir was one of my favorite wideouts and could've been drafted in the 3rd. He's a mix between Cole Beasley and Isaiah McKenzie and will quickly become a favorite of 17.
  • RD6-180 Matt Araiza, P, SD State
    The Bills had one of the worst punters in the league last year, so adding a field-flipper like Araiza could prove to be a game-changing move.
  • RD6-185 Christian Benford, CB, Villanova
    Benford is a good-sized prospect with tremendous ball skills. I trust he will develop nicely in this system.
  • RD6-209 Luke Tenuta, OL, Virginia Tech
    Tenuta is a mammoth of a man that could develop into a swing tackle or swing guard down the road.
  • RD7-231 Baylon Spector, LB, Clemson
    I like the fact that the Bills are doubling-down on athletic players at LB and CB. Spector might not make the roster, but he's a blue-collar type player the Bills have built their franchise upon.

    Overall, the Bills got good value with their selections and filled in holes while strengthening depth at key positions. I would have gone a different direction in the late 3rd with all the talent on the board, but the Shakir pick makes up for that value in spades.
    Grade: B

Carolina Panthers
  • RD1-6 Ikem Ekwonu, NC State
    An all-pro caliber offensive line prospect with a nasty streak and the ability to play tackle or guard for the Panthers!
  • RD3-94 Matt Corral, Ole Miss
    An undersized QB prospect with a Bazooka attached to his right shoulder and elite playmaking ability outside the pocket. Best value pick in the entire draft!
  • RD4-120 Brandon Smith, Penn State
    A raw, former 5-star LB prospect with ridiculous athleticism and physical upside.
  • RD6-189 Amare Barno, Virginia Tech
    A physically gifted EDGE prospect with a long athletic build. Will need time to add weight and develop.
  • RD6-199 Cade Mays, Tennessee
    A hard-nosed OL prospect with potential to be a starter with the potential to play center for guard for the Panthers
  • RD7-242 Kalon Barnes, Baylor
    A superquick CB prospect who represents the Baylor cherry on top of Matt Rhule's sundae.

    In only his 2nd year as Panthers GM, Scott Fitterer has proven to be a master of determining value! The Panthers added a quality player at every position of need on the team!
    Grade: A+

Chicago Bears
  • RD2-39 Kyler Gordon CB Washington
    Corner was a big need and Gordon should be a week-1 starter in Chicago's secondary.
  • RD2-48 Jaquan Brisker S Penn State
    Eddie Jackson gets some much-needed help at Safety with the selection of the versatile Brisker.
  • RD3-71 Velus Jones Jr. WR Tennessee
    Jones probably won't be a #1 Receiver, but he's a playmaker who should immediately contribute in the return game.
  • RD5-168 Braxton Jones OT Southern Utah
    Jones is a high-potential player, with good athleticism, who dominated at the FCS level for the Thunderbirds
  • RD5-174 Dominique Robinson EDGE Miami (OH)
    Robinson is an incredibly raw talent who jumped up boards after an impressive Combine.
  • RD6-186 Zach Thomas OT San Diego State
    Thomas is a versatile lineman, with an overall PFF grade of 87.2, who could see playing time at either Guard or Tackle.
  • RD6-203 Trestan Ebner RB Baylor
    Ebner is a pass-catching back, with limited rushing production, who could hang around the roster as a retuner.
  • RD6-207 Doug Kramer OC Illinois
    Kramer is a technically-sound interior lineman who projects to be a back-up Center.
  • RD7-226 Ja'Tyre Carter OG Southern
    Carter showed well at the Senior Bowl where he showcased his athleticism. Carter was a LT at Southern, but will need to move inside.
  • RD7-254 Elijah Hicks S California
    PFF's second-highest rated Safety (89.4) in 2021. Hicks thrives in coverage, but lacks the size to help in the run game.
  • RD7-255 Trenton Gill P N.C. State
    No harm in taking a Punter at the back-end of RD7. Gill has a career punting average of 46.3.


    The Bears managed to address most of their needs with their 11 picks, but went heavy on O-linemen (4) and Defensive Backs(3.) Velus Jones' selection in RD3 was fine, but the WR corps still needs help. Overall, a solid, if unspectacular, effort from new GM, Ryan Poles.
    Grade: B

Cincinnati Bengals
  • RD1-31 Daxton Hill S Michigan
    Starting safeties Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates are both free agents after the 2022 season. Meanwhile, Dax can moonlight at nickel CB.
  • RD2-63 Cam Taylor-Britt CB Nebraska
    The Bengals couldn't land one of the top CBs after a run in early RD2, so they trade up to get the Tier 3 guy who the Bengals felt could best compete for a job.
  • RD5-95 Zach Carter EDGE Florida
    Like Taylor-Britt, Carter is a little bit of a reach, but offers a versatile chess piece who could get reps at 3-technique, but will be more utilized as a rookie as an end in an odd or even front.
  • RD4-136 Cordell Volson OT North Dakota State
    The Bengals stocked the OL with free agents, but will need cheaper options once Burrow, Higgins and Chase want theirs. FCS-star Volson started 41 games, and should be ready to start for Cinci in a year or two.
  • RD5-166 Tycen Anderson Safety Toledo
    GM Mike Brown trades up again for a DB, this time for speedy 4.36 Anderson from upstate Toledo. Will the starting safety tandem in 2023 be speedies Hill and Anderson, while the Bengals shed Bell and Bates? That's the plan.
  • RD7-252 Jeffrey Gunter EDGE Coastal Carolina
    Gunter is ranked ahead of RD3 pick Carter on the Drafttek Big Board. His RAS is 9.73 to Carter's 7.24, punctuated by 30 bench reps versus just 19 for the heavier Carter. Let's re-visit in two years who becomes the more effective pro.


    The Bengals hit the secondary hard and will avert a complete disaster in 2023. Still, a 2023 Hill/Anderson safety duo will have a tough time replacing free agents Bates & Bell, and whether Taylor-Britt can upgrade the CB corps remains to be seen.
    Grade: B

Cleveland Browns
  • RD3-68 Martin Emerson CB Mississippi State
    You can never have enough corners (particularly ones with Emerson's length), but there were several edge rushers and pass-catchers that could have made an impact on day one.
  • RD3-78 Alex Wright DE UAB
    While I was happy to see them grab a pass rusher, I thought they'd favor an NFL-ready player like Cameron Thomas over the high-upside project in Wright.
  • RD3-99 David Bell WR Purdue
    While Bell doesn't have much big-play ability, he's a reliable pass-catcher that could benefit from the one-on-one opportunities that come from being a play-action heavy offense.
  • RD4-108 Perrion Winfrey DT Oklahoma
    The Browns got a gift in the long-armed, highly disruptive Winfrey, who I thought would be off the board before they ever got on the clock....at 44.
  • RD4-124 Cade York K LSU
    I thought the punters would come off the board before the kickers, but there was no doubt York was the top kicker in this class and Cleveland wasn't going to sit on their hands.
  • RD5-156 Jerome Ford RB Cincinnati
    I've got no problem keeping the running back room well-stocked, considering Ford was a good value here and Kareen Hunt is a free agent.
  • RD6-202 Mike Woods WR Oklahoma
    Woods is not all that dissimilar to Bell with the exception of being less polished and productive, but unlike Bell, special teams will be the key to a roster spot for Woods.
  • RD7-223 Isaiah Thomas DE Oklahoma
    Thomas' average athleticism will limit him as a pass rusher in the NFL, but he could find a role as a player that is strong against the run.
  • RD7-25 Dawson Deaton OC Texas Tech
    After cutting J.C. Tretter, the Browns found themselves thin at center, and Deaton is an athletic, experienced player that can offer depth.


    I don't know if Cleveland landed many impact players in this bunch, but when you make a trade for DeShaun Watson, it impacts the whole franchise. Still, the Browns created a lot of competition on the back of the roster, and that should help them field a better team in 2022.
    Grade: C+

    ~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
Dallas Cowboys
  • RD1-24 Tyler OG Tulsa
    It's never a good thing when you allow yourself to get locked onto fixing one position in the first round, and though Smith will probably look more like a first-round pick in a year, it was reach with several much better options on the board.
  • RD2-56 Sam Williams EDGE Ole Miss
    The Cowboys loved what they saw from Williams during the pre-draft process as an explosive edge rusher with "war daddy" potential.
  • RD3-88 Jalen Tolbert WR South Alabama
    Tolbert was terrific value here, and brings a lot of the same qualities that Dallas loves in Michael Gallup.
  • RD4-129 Jake Ferguson TE Wisconsin
    Ferguson is a classic overachiever that can really be a valuable piece on the back end of the roster, though I think the Cowboys had their hearts set on someone that could stretch the seam when day three starter.
  • RD5-155 Matt Waletzko OT North Dakota
    Waletzko is a the kind of projectable offensive tackle Dallas was looking for on day three, with an exceptional combination of size, length, and mobility.
  • RD5-167 DaRon Bland CB Fresno State
    Bland is another projectable prospect with a the kind of length and speed Dan Quinn likes on the perimeter, though special teams will be what keeps him around year one.
  • RD5-176 Damone Clark LB LSU
    If Clark can return to form (top-100 prospect pre-injury) after spinal fusion surgery, this may be the biggest steal of the draft.
  • RD5-178 John Ridgeway DT Arkansas
    If Clark isn't the biggest steal of the Cowboys draft haul, Ridgeway might be as a big run-stuffer with the size and length that can show up on day one for this defense.
  • RD6-193 Devin Harper LB Oklahoma State
    Harper has rare athleticism for a linebacker that should help him be a natural fit on special teams.


    Dallas made some of their better value picks later in the draft, and found themselves betting on long-term upside more often. That could pay off down the road, but with so many unknowns, it's tough to feel like they made the most of their chances after a lackluster start to free agency.
    Grade: C+

    ~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
Denver Broncos
  • RD2-64 Nik Bonitto EDGE Oklahoma
    Adding another edge rusher was always a priority, and Bonitto fits the bill as someone who can be a pass-rush specialist early in his career.
  • RD3-80 Greg Dulcich TE UCLA
    After losing Noah Fant in the trade for Russell Wilson, Denver did plenty of homework on this class of tight ends and nabbed one of its best Dulcich.
  • RD4-115 Damarri Mathis CB Pittsburgh
    This is where Denver started to consistently miss out on better prospects at positions they would go on to draft, as Mathis' lack of size and tendency to draw flags had him ranked much lower on my board.
  • RD4-116 Eyioma Uwazurike DT Iowa State
    I like Uwazurike's fit in this scheme, but he is going to have to learn to play with better power and it starts with his pad level getting lower.
  • RD5-192 Delarrin Turner-Yell S Oklahoma
    With the size of a corner and the skill set of a safety, I'm not sure where Turner-Yell fits long-term, and the fact that he has limited experience on special teams had me scratching my head with this pick.
  • RD5-162 Montrell Washington WR Samford
    Washington can make plays as a return man, but his short arms and average acceleration are going to make it tough to win as a slot receiver.
  • R5-171 Luke Wattenberg C Washington
    Wattenberg brings athleticism, length and versatility as an offensive lineman, though he needs to get stronger if he is going to make this roster.
  • RD6-206 Matt Henningsen DT Wisconsin
    This could be a sneaky-good pick if Denver can further develop him, as Henningsen is smart and displays terrific mobility for a guy that weighs 290 pounds.
  • RD7-232 Faion Hicks CB Wisconsin
    Hicks is an undersized yet explosive corner that will bring competition to the end of the roster as someone who could eventually grow into a nickel role.

  • Summary

    Anytime you make a blockbuster trade like Denver did for Russell Wilson, the value on draft night partially resides with the player you traded picks to obtain. Still, after a decent showing on day two, I didn't care for the Broncos thought process from start to finish on day three.
    Grade: C

    ~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
Detroit Lions
  • RD1-2 Aidan Hutchinson EDGE Michigan
    Arguably the best pass rusher in the draft, the pick made sense from a marketing perspective as the hometown boy is now playing for the hometown team, but it made the most football sense. We long talked about the debate between Hutchinson and Thibodeaux, but ultimately the Lions felt Hutchinson embodies who they want to be as an organization.
  • RD1-12 Jameson Williams WR Alabama
    A speed demon, a shifty route runner, a dynamic playmaker, and a "game changer", Brad Holmes aggressively moved up to grab arguably the best wide receiver in the draft. After recovery from his ACL injury, Williams should immediately step in and be a go-to target for Jared Goff and this Lions' offense.
  • RD2-46 Josh Paschal DL5T Kentucky
    Fitting the mold of the Holmes-Campbell regime, seeking leaders and football character guys, Josh Paschal fits the bill. Not only is he a versatile D-lineman, Paschal brings that character the staff is looking for in building a foundation.
  • RD3-97 Kerby Joseph S Illinois
    Defensive back has been a need for Detroit for a few seasons. Even after Will Harris has slowly come into his own, Tracy Walker too, it seems Detroit wants to plan ahead for a life without them. At least Walker was given a vote of confidence from Campbell, "you belong here".
  • RD5-177 James Mitchell TE Virginia Tech
    A future TE2 next to T.J. Hockenson, James Mitchell is a receiving style tight end with great size at 6'4" and a perfect compliment to Hock.
  • RD6-188 Malcolm Rodgriguez ILB Oklahoma State
    A former Safety, Rodriguez converted to linebacker in 2019 and made his mark as a solid tackler posting over 100 tackles in two seasons (2019 and 2021) all while posting 82 tackles in a COVID-shortened season in 2020.
  • RD6-217 James Houston OLB Jackson State
    A depth addition, the Lions must value Houston's potential and fit within the scheme. We have long said the Lions need to consider linebacker depth and they get it with Houston and Rodriguez in the 6th round.
  • RD7-237 Chase Lucas CB Arizona State
    A project defensive back, Lucas has some known holes in his game: allowing too much separation, lack of consistency, and flaws in his recovery when out of position. With a decent group of corners, Detroit can afford to groom a guy like Lucas.


    Overall, this was an important draft for Holmes and Co., especially when it came to earning Lions fans' trust in this rebuild. By showing aggressiveness in trading up for Jameson Williams, it immediately sent shockwaves to the league and Lions' fans alike that this front office is serious and "Same-ol-Lions" may be heading out the door.
    Grade: A

    - Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst
Green Bay Packers
  • RD1-22 Quay Walker ILB Georgia
    As Green Bay shifts to more two-linebacker packages, Quay Walker is a do-it-all linebacker that should form a great tandem with De'Vondre Campbell.
  • RD1-28 Devonte Wyatt DL3T Georgia
    Devonte Wyatt, an athletic defensive tackle whose penetrating abilities should make him a plus pass rusher and run defender, joins Eric Stokes and Quay Walker as Green Bay's third-straight RD1 selection from Georgia.
  • RD2-34 Christian Watson WR North Dakota State
    GM Brian Gutekunst gave up the farm to move up, but Christian Watson is a special athlete with the traits to develop into a future WR1.
  • RD3-92 Sean Rhyan OL UCLA
    Sean Rhyan is a college LT that has the athleticism and anchor to compete for immediate snaps as a starting guard.
  • RD4-132 Romeo Doubs WR Nevada
    Romeo Doubs put up back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons for Nevada and has a chance to develop into a three-level threat if he proves he can handle NFL physicality.
  • RD4-140 Zach Tom OL Wake Forest
    Zach Tom's combination of athleticism, versatility, and elite production give him a chance to vastly outperform his draft slot as Green Bay's next mid-round gem.
  • RD5-179 Kingsley Enagbare EDGE South Carolina
    At a value of +120, Enagbare is a limited athlete with elite pass-rush production that could immediately compete for rotational snaps as EDGE3.
  • RD7-228 Tariq Carpenter S/LB Georgia Tech
    Tariq Carpenter was a reach of -117 as a hybrid safety/linebacker, but he's the type of athlete that should immediately improve Green Bay's abysmal special teams units.
  • RD7-234 Jonathan Ford DL1T Miami (FL)
    Ford projects as a one-dimensional run stuffer that may benefit from a year of development on the practice squad.
  • RD7-249 Rasheed Walker OL Penn State
    Walker, who has the physical tools to develop into a swing tackle or starting-caliber OL, could be one of the steals of the class at +143.
  • RD7-258 Samori Toure WR Nebraska
    Samori Toure's speed, play-making ability, and special teams upside make him a great candidate to stick on the back-end of the roster.


    The Packers knocked this draft out of the park. GM Brian Brian Gutekunst may have added the last pieces to a championship-caliber defense, restocked a barren wide receiver room, and solidified the depth of the offensive line.
    Grade: A

Houston Texans
  • RD1-3 Derek Stingley Jr, LSU
    Despite his recent injury history, Stingley has all the indicators of a shut down NFL CB and will drastically upgrade Houston's secondary!
  • RD1-15 Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
    A dominant interior OL prospect that will allow Tytus Howard to move back to his more natural RT position.
  • RD2-37 Jalen Pitre Baylor
    An athletic DB prospect with the ability to start at Safety and the Slot.
  • RD2-44 John Metchie III, Alabama
    A slot WR prospect with blazing speed to take the top off opposing defenses.
  • RD3-75 Christian Harris, Alabama
    A talented LB prospect who made 80 tackles in 15 games for the Crimson Tide.
  • RD4-107 Dameon Pierce, Florida
    A downhill thumper with good burst to attack the A and B gaps.
  • RD5-150 Thomas Booker, Stanford
    A DT prospect who can play inside and outside, but that the Texans see him as an interior lineman.
  • RD5-170 Teagan Quitoriano, Oregon
    A well-rounded TE prospect who prides himself on his run blocking ability.
  • RD6-205 Austin Deculus, LSU
    A four-year starter at RT for LSU, Austin is a solid depth piece on the OL for the Texans.


    Simply put, Houston had its best draft since at least 2017. With Davis Mills as their QB, Houston feels they can once again be competitive and possibly even claim the AFC South in 2022!
    Grade: A-

Indianapolis Colts
  • RD2-53 Alec Pierce WR Cincinnati
    A reliable pass-cather and route runner, Pierce fits a position of need with T.Y. Hilton still not signed.
  • RD3-73 Jelani Woods TE Virginia
    The Colts snag the tight end with the highest upside who will look to compete right away and add a new weapon for newly acquired Matt Ryan
  • RD3-77 Bernhard Raimann OL Central Michigan
    The position change and age scared some teams away but Raimann's athleticism and potential at a position of need makes this a sneaky good pick.
  • RD3-96 Nick Cross S Maryland
    The Colts traded up to take yet another player with high upside at a position of need who will look to start right away.
  • RD5-159 Eric Johnson DL Missouri State
    Colts add a player with great production in college to come in and spell starters on the defensive line.
  • RD6-192 Andrew Ogletree TE Youngstown State
    The Colts' second tight end and second small-school player, a converted receiver who can make splash plays.
  • RD6-216 Curtis Brooks DL Cincinnati
    A late bloomer in college who will most likely be on the bubble to start camp but should make a good depth piece with potential for explosive playmaking ability if he makes the 53.
  • RD7-239 Rodney Thomas II, CB, Yale
    Good measurable and solid production in his last year in college to fill another need with Indianapolis' last pick.


    GM Chris Ballard made to wheel and deal to make up for lost picks and prioritize need over best player available. Still, he snagged some interesting prospects with a lot of potential to not only make the team but contribute early.
    Grade: B

Jacksonville Jaguars
  • RD1-1 Travon Walker EDGE Georgia
    Stuck with a choice of prospects of whom none really deserved top-pick billing, the Jags' pick the one with the greatest upside over safer picks with lower ceilings.
  • RD1-27 Devin Lloyd LB Utah
    The Jags' trade back into RD1 to lock up Devin Lloyd, a LB with Micah Parsons' potential.
  • RD3-65 Luke Fortner C Kentucky
    The Jags needed to draft a center with the retirement of Brandon Linder, but many board place Fortner as a round or two reach.
  • RD3-70 Chad Muma LB Wyoming
    The school that placed Logan Wilson into the NFL last year follow up with Muma. Did the Jags draft the top-2 LBs in the draft?
  • RD5-154 Snoop Conner FB RB Ole Miss
    A puzzle that GM Trent Baalke felt the need to trade up for presumed big reach Conner (ranked #628 on the Drafttek board), but his 1.56 10-yard split at 222 lbs. may have something to do with it.
  • RD6-197 Gregory Junior CB Ouachita Baptist
    Greg who?? From where?? Junior got himself invited to the Senior Bowl and held his own against Day 1 and 2 picks.
  • RD7-222 Montaric Brown CB Arkansas
    Brown's 4.56 speed and 4.25 Relative Athletic Score don't portend success in the NFL, but his 5 picks in 2021 (2 versus Alabama) caught some eyes at the right time.
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    At the least the Jaguars have a pair of starting LBs for the next 4 years and hopefully a starting center in a year or two. They'll get a DL chess piece in Walker who won't collect many sacks initially , but the rest of the draft does not inspire.
    Grade: B

Kansas City Chiefs
  • RD1-21 Trent McDuffie CB Washington
    McDuffie is a Day 1 starter who immediately lifts the athletic quality at CB; was one of Brett Veach's eighteen "true" tier-one targets.
  • RD1-30 George Karlaftis EDGE Purdue
    A former water polo player on the Greek national team, Karlaftis was listed as a top-5 player in many early projections of this draft.
  • RD2-54 Skyy Moore WR Western Michigan
    Mahomes is going to love this guy! Moore is a great route runner who rarely drops a pass; expect long YAC from this guy!
  • RD2-62 Bryan Cook S Cincinnati
    Cook looked like the more aggressive tackler in a secondary that also included Sauce Gardner and Coby Bryant.
  • RD3-103 Leo Chenal ILB Wisconsin
    Chenal boldly promised to be "one of the most violent guys on the field at all times." What more could one want from a LB?
  • RD4-135 Joshua Williams CB Fayetteville St
    The first player to be drafted from an HBCU in the past two seasons, the Division II CB raised heads at the Senior Bowl with his outstanding size and coverage skills.
  • RD5-145 Darian Kinnard OT Kentucky
    Dolly Parton's relative will be competing for the Chiefs' starting RT position. What a way to make a living!
  • RD7-243 Jaylen Watson CB Washington State
    Honorable mention All-Pac 12 player in both 2020 and 2021, Watson excels in press coverage. A developmental player, he played 89% of his snaps at outside cornerback in 2021, rarely playing in the slot.
  • RD7-251 Isiah Pacheco RB Rutgers
    One of my favorite RBs to watch in college, Pacheco is a compact, hard-to-tackle RB with a furious burst through the line. He clocked a 4.37 40 yd-dash, which tied Pierre Strong as the fastest RB at the NFL combine.
  • RD7-259 Nazeeh Johnson S Marshall
    A developmental slot CB, Johnson ran a 4.35 40-yd dash and a 6.97 three-cone drill at his Pro Day. He hopes to earn a spot on Special Teams.


    Positive side: PFF identified 25 draft "steals," and credited the Chiefs with 20 percent of them. These "steals" include McDuffie, Karlaftis, Moore, Chenal, and Kinnard. Negative side: Veach promised to fix the D-line this season. Is Karlaftis the fix? I haven't seen any other names added to the front.
    Grade: B+

    ~KCBudMan, Chiefs Analyst
Miami Dolphins
  • RD3-102 Channing Tindall ILB Georgia
    Tindall is an intriguing prospect with an athletic profile that fits well into Miami's defensive scheme.
  • RD4-125 Erik Ezukanma WR Texas Tech
    Receiver wasn't the biggest need, but Ezukanma has flashed potential in 3 productive seasons at Texas Tech.
  • RD7-224 Cameron Goode OLB California
    Goode is a versatile prospect who is most likely to be utilized as a sub-package Edge Rusher.
  • RD7-247 Skylar Thompson QB Kansas State
    Thompson won't push Tua/Teddy for reps in his rookie year, but there's no risk taking a QB in RD7.


    With only 4 picks, and none in the top 100, it's hard to be too high or low with The Phins' draft haul. Tindall was a solid selection in RD3. It's noteworthy that the Phins also added a number of highly regarded UDFA after the draft concluded.
    Grade: B

Minnesota Vikings
  • RD1-32 Lewis Cine S Georgia
    Cine has the highest RAS score for Safeties and brings 4.37 speed
  • RD2-42 Andrew Booth CB Clemson
    The team traded up to get the ball hawking corner who could become a fixture for years
  • RD2-59 Ed Ingram G LSU
    Ingram is an excellent pass blocker which the Vikings desperately need at guard
  • RD3-66 Brian Asamoah LB Oklahoma
    Asamoah has sideline to sideline speed running a 4.56 which the team needs at LB
  • RD4-118 Akayleb Evans CB Missouri
    Evans is a long corner with the height, weight, and speed the team can develop
  • RD5-165 Esezi Otomewo DE Minnesota
    Otomewo has the tools the team wants in a 3-4 defensive end
  • RD5-169 Ty Chandler RB North Carolina
    Chandler has 4.38 speed and was productive as a runner and returns kick too.
  • RD6-184 Vederian Lowe OT Illinois
    Lowe had 52 starts and has great traits and intangibles. He is a good developmental tackle.
  • RD6-191 Jalen Nailor WR Michigan State
    Speedy was a state champion sprinter and will bring deep speed to the receiver group
  • RD7-227 Nick Muse TE South Carolina
    A good sized tight end that has good athletic ability and is a willing blocker


    Kwesi Adofo-Mensah navigated the draft fairly well for a first timer and ended up selecting possibly 4 starters and some very good eventual contributors. The first trade down felt a little light but he was able to get 4 picks in the top 66 instead of 3 picks in the top 77.
    Grade: B

New England Patriots
  • RD1-29 Cole Strange OC UT-Chattnooga
    A pick famousy panned by Sean McVay, but Strange will be a 10-year starter in the NFL.
  • RD2-18 Tyquan Thornton WR Baylor
    Belichick, who has a poor record drafting WRs, reaches for a speed merchant with a Day 2 pick.
  • RD3-RD21 Marcus Jones CB Houston
    Speedy, sticky, but undersized Jones will neutralize opponent slot receivers, and return kicks as a bonus!
  • RD4-21 Jack Jones CB Arizona State
    Most pundits had Jones in the UFA camp due to character concerns, but we see a boom-bust prospect weighting to the boom side due to BB's penchant for finding overlooked CB gems.
  • RD4-127 Pierre Strong RB South Dakota State
    The Pats continue to add speed to the team to catch up to the rest of the league - Strong at 4.39!
  • RD4-137 Bailey Zappe QB Western Kentucky
    The super productive Zappe (62 TDs and 5967 yards in 2021 alone!) could give the Pats Taylor Heineke-like should starter Mac Jones go down.
  • RD6-183 Kevin Harris RB South Carolina
    Seems like an unnecessary pick, and a reach at that, with the crowded Pats' RB room.
  • RD6-300 Sam Roberts DL NW Missouri State
    The Cliff Harris Award winner (Small College DPOTY) is another boom-bust prospect who is a calculated risk for pick #200.
  • RD6-200 C Chasen Hines LSU
    Unlike WR, Belichick has a track record of finding OL starters in the late rounds.
  • RD7-245 OT Andrew Stuber Michigan
    Ditto the comment for Hines, the Pats raid Michigan, the school that brought them late-round starter Michael Onwenu.
There were a couple of questionable picks, but the Pats addressed some key weaknesses with multiple picks. Value of several pick can be questioned .
Grade: C+

New Orleans Saints
  • RD1-11 Chris Olave WR Ohio State
    Olave is just what the doctor ordered! He will add an instant vertical threat to the offense, make Winston look good, and score TDs! (He scored 35 TDs at Ohio State.)
  • RD1-19 Trevor Penning OT Northern Iowa
    Known for his aggressive finishes, the powerful blocking Penning will immediately step into the LT spot vacated by Terron Armstead. (Big shoes to fill!)
  • RD2-49 Alontae Taylor S Tennessee
    A hybrid S/CB, Taylor will quickly see action after the loss of Malcolm Jenkins and Marcus Williams. He will most likely play nickel corner, and some safety. (Saints wisely added Tyrann Mathieu in free agency to mentor.) Taylor will also be a gunner on Special Teams.
  • RD5-161 D'Marco Jackson LB Appalachian State
    A smaller-framed LB, Jackson has great speed (4.55 40-yd dash) and lateral agility. He should find a home at WILL in pass coverage. He'll also be a productive player on Special Teams.
  • RD6-194 Jordan Jackson DT Air Force
    This feels like a defense checklist move - Secondary guy (check), LB and Special Teams (check), and now ... a run-stuffer (check). He is a project in the making.


    I am excited to see the Thomas/Olave combo haul in passes next season. Penning will pave lanes for Kamara in the run game, but his pass blocking needs time to develop. Special teams will improve with the mid-RD additions. The Saints did not have enough draft picks (nor free agency $) to significantly impact the defense. (Mathieu helps!)
    Grade: C+

    ~DatBudMan, Saints Analyst
New York Giants
  • RD1-5 Kayvon Thibodeaux EDGE Oregon
    The Giants draft an elite pass-rusher to pair with Azeez Ojulari, relieving stress on the secondary.
  • RD1-7 Evan Neal OT Alabama
    The mammoth OT has been slotted to the Giants for the entire draft season. Along with Andrew Thomas, the pair of bookend tackles is arguably the best in the NFL.
  • RD2-43 Wan'dale Robinson WR Kentucky
    Could the selection of borderline Top-100 prospect Robinson be a hedge on a potential loss (one way or another) of Kadarius Toney?
  • RD3-67 Joshua Ezeudu G North Carolina
    A late riser in the pre-draft buildup, Ezeudu adds another piece to the fortress being constructed to protect QB Daniel Jones.
  • RD3-81 Cor'Dale Flott CB LSU
    How can you go wrong with a CB from "DBU"?? Still, Flott seems a reach with limited usage potential at just 175 lb. at 6'1".
  • RD4-112 Daniel Bellinger TE San Diego State
    Bellinger has excellent 4.63 speed at 6'4" and 253 lbs.. His measurables and Combine performance are nearly identical to Travis Kelce.
  • RD4-114 Dane Belton S Iowa
    Belton was the leader of the Iowa secondary, arguably the best in the NCAA in 2021. Great speed and 5-INT ballhawk abilities are a great package.
  • RD5-146 Micah McFadden ILB Indiana
    GM Joe Schoen prioritized the LB corps in Buffalo, he looks to upgrade an overlooked group populated with UFAs and late round picks.
  • RD5-147 D.J. Davidson DT Arizona State
    The Giants address a need with the massive 327-lb. run stuffer DJ Davidson.
  • RD5-173 Marcus McKethan G North Carolina
    The Giants add yet another body to the interior OL with McKethan, Josh Ezeudu's teammate. The guard room moves from a position of weakness in 2021 to one of strength.
  • RD6-182 Darrian Beavers LB Cincinnati
    Beavers was discussed as a potential top-100 pick and represents great value. He'll upgrade Wink Martindale's LB group


    The Giants addressed a wide variety of needs with multiple picks, particularly the OL. Puzzling was that GM Schoen didn't add a RB though. The Day 2 picks seemed reachy - we'll see how they pan out.
    Grade: A-

New York Jets
  • RD1-04 Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner CB Cincinnati
    The Number 1 Shutdown Corner can prove to Jet fans that there is life after Revis.
  • RD1-10 Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
    Joe Douglas adds a weapon that the roster has been lacking and that fans have been clamoring for.
  • RD1-26 Jermaine Johnson EDGE Florida State
    Douglas knocking it out of the park, trading for an Edge Rusher at 26 who he would have gladly taken at #10!
  • RD2-36 Breece Hall RB Iowa State
    Adding to the Day 1 largesse, Douglas jumps up 2 spots to land the Best RB in the Draft.
  • RD3-101 Jeremy Ruckert TE Ohio State
    Life long Jet fan and Long Island native Ruckert has all the tools to develop into a future star in the NFL.
  • RD4-111 Max Mitchell OT Lousina
    Mitchell is a swing tackle that adds immediate depth and has the potential to be a starter in the future.
  • RD4-117 Michael Clemons EDGE Texas A&M
    Saleh could use a little nasty like Clemons, who joins JJ in his new look Pass Rush


    For Jet Fans, Joe Douglas is the gift that just keeps giving. He continues to move up and down to add quality players, with this year his most impressive job so far. This class is as good as it gets, and should set solid foundations to real improvement over the next few years.
    Grade: A+

Las Vegas Raiders
  • RD3-90 Dylan Parham OG Memphis
    Versatile, high value offensive lineman that upgrades an atrocious unit at one of a number of spots.
  • RD4-122 Zamir White RB Georgia
    White has the kind of size, power, and speed that shouldn't be available in RD4, and he should be a ready starter in Year 2.
  • RD4-126 Neil Farrell DT LSU
    Farrell looks great on film mauling SEC DL and should be a long-term solution as a space-eater on the interior DL.
  • RD5-175 Matthew Butler DT Tennessee
    The Raiders have spent an entire offseason adding beefy interior DL, and, while Butler brings size, he should add a pass rush dimension and some additional flexibility.
  • RD7-238 Thayer Munford OT Ohio State
    Landing an OT who was a four-time All Big Ten honoree in RD7 is unheard of, and Munford is a steal - and dark horse candidate to compete for early playing time.
  • RD7-250 Brittain Brown RB UCLA
    A guy drafted #250 isn't usually expected to make the roster. Brown is the lone headscratcher of this draft.


    This draft was heavy on size, and it was notable for the value at each spot. While this unlikely to be a gamechanging draft for the 2022 season - which is as expected for not picking until #90 - it would not be surprising for 5 of the 6 draftees to be competing for starting jobs in 2023.
    Grade: B+

Philadelphia Eagles
  • RD1-13 Jordan Davis DL1T Georgia
    Mountain of a man who dominates the run; can eat double teams while refining his pass rush under Fletcher Cox and anchor the D-Line for the next decade.
  • RD2-51 Cam Jurgens OC Nebraska
    Hyper athletic Center who was given the Jason Kelce seal of approval to be his eventual successor at the pivot.
  • RD3-83 Nakobe Dean ILB Georgia
    LB help at last! Early candidate for steal of the draft; intelligent, instinctive LB with RD1 talent, but slipped due to late breaking injury concerns.
  • RD6-181 Kyron Johnson EDGE Kansas
    Undersized, but versatile EDGE that will be a perfect understudy for Hasaan Reddick; ace special teamer who can step right into a rotational pass rush role.
  • RD6-198 Grant Calcaterra TE SMU
    Teammates with Hurts at Oklahoma before brief retirement due to concussion concerns; flashes soft hands and fluid route running as a move TE.


    Some fans may not appreciate the lack of help in the secondary, but GM Howie Roseman played the board masterfully; finding scheme fits that help Philly now and into the future. Adding star WR AJ Brown via trade and DBs Josh Jobe and Mario Goodrich as UDFAs make this class look even stronger.
    Grade: A-

Pittsburgh Steelers
  • RD1-20 Kenny Pickett QB Pitt
    The Steelers quite possibly could have drafted Pickett in RD2, but that aside they get the 2022 Draft's most experienced NFL-ready QB
  • RD2-52 George Pickens WR Georgia
    Pickett-to-Pickens will become a familiar refrain in the Steel City. Pickens didn't start playing in 2021 until November after an ACL tear, and never really accumulated the big stats, but his 9.33 RAS shows he's got the potential.
  • RD3-84 DeMarvin Leal DL Texas A&M
    Leal's stock plunged throughout the 2022 draft season. Considered by some a tweener, by others a versatile DL chess piece.
  • RD4-138 Calvin Austin WR Memphis
    One of the draft's most exciting players was projected to go as high as RD2. The 5'8", 170 lb., 4.32-speedster will be a headache for opposing defenses.
  • RD6-208 Connor Heyward FB/TE Michigan State
    Brother of LB Cameron and son of "Ironhead", this Heyward may have difficulties carving out a role on offense. But he's got the pedigree and a familiarity with the NFL lifestyle.
  • RD7-225 Mark Robinson LB Ole Miss
    Robinson was a late riser in the pre-Draft process. His 34 reps on the bench, and 1.61 10-yard split at Pro-Day got Robinson on the radar. Looks like a player for the practice squad for now.
  • RD7-241 Chris Oladokun QB South Dakota State
    A "discount version" of Malik Willis, Oladokun separated himself from the pack with leadership intangibles.

    The Steelers re-stocked their offensive skill players, but perhaps GM Kevin Colbert couldn't hold back when he saw the big values that were Leal and Austin, and ultimately did nothing to plug holes on the offensive line. This lack of OL focus could cause problems in Pickett's development as a rookie.
    Grade: B+

Los Angeles Chargers
  • RD1-17 Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College
    It's great when the best player at your need spot falls right to you. Year after year.
  • RD3-79 JT Woods, S, Baylor
    High-end athleticism and ball skills caused GM Tom Telesco to grab this lanky safety maybe a round early.
  • RD4-123 Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
    At last, a qualified backup for Austin Ekeler! Elusive, experienced, well-rounded.
  • RD4-160 Otito Ogbonnia, DT, UCLA
    Fireplug nose tackle should help cement the beleaguered rush defense, and with Linval Joseph departed, he has very little competition between him and the starting lineup.
  • RD6-195 Jamaree Salyer, OT, Georgia
    This could be the pick they're talking about five years from now. Figures to start out as swing reserve and work toward a starting slot. A massive value pick.
  • RD6-214 Ja'Sir Taylor, CB, Wake Forest
    Slot/depth corner taken late. He's undersized but twitchy and experienced, so what's not to like?
  • RD7-236 Deane Leonard CB, Ole Miss
    Athletic Canadian offers size and speed, likely to land on the practice squad this year.
  • RD7-260 Zander Horvath, FB, Purdue
    Gritty throwback player has enough shake and some power in his game to create a lively training camp battle with incumbent Gabe Nabers.


    Tom Telesco has built a formidable Chargers roster over the past few seasons, and this year's draft complements his free-agent moves rebuilding the defense. This team enters the season with legitimate aspirations of joining the AFC's elite.
    Grade: A-

San Francisco 49ers
  • RD2-61 Drake Jackson EDGE USC
    Pass rush plan and technique need work, but has the burst and bend to be special lining up opposite Nick Bosa.
  • RD3-93 Tyrion Davis-Price RB LSU
    Maybe a bit of a reach, but the vision and downhill running style make him a perfect compliment to Eli Mitchell.
  • RD3-105 Danny Gray WR SMU
    4.3 speed to threaten deep and YAC skills to cause havoc underneath; valuable depth with the chance for a vastly expanded role beyond the 2022 season.
  • RD4-134 Spencer Burford OT UTSA
    Can play Guard or Tackle, but Niners likely hoping to keep him on the outside as a swing tackle behind Williams and McGlinchey.
  • RD5-172 Samuel Womack CB Toledo
    Former walk-on at Toledo who left with school record passes defensed; immediately enters the competition at slot corner.
  • RD6-187 Nick Zakelj OL Fordham
    Played mostly OT but began transition to Guard at the Senior Bowl, look for him to take snaps at Center in addition to competing at RG.
  • RD6-220 Kalia Davis DL3T UCF
    LB turned DT with the quicks to prove it; a torn ACL suffered in October may force him to start the season on the PUP list, but he'll make an impact when healthy.
  • RD6-221 Tariq Castro-Fields CB Penn State
    Questions about consistency caused him slide, Castro-Fields is a fast, physical corner who can provide depth and special teams value as he refines his game.
  • RD7-262 Brock Purdy QB Iowa State
    Four-year starter with a quick release and above average athleticism, how could Kyle Shanahan resist? Solid back up who won't let the moment get too big for him.


    The Niners did what they always do, prioritized speed, seniority and scheme fit, and built depth along both lines. Adding Center prospects Dohnovan West, and Jason Poe, as well as Safety Leon O'Neal as UDFA's, should help ease concerns for fans puzzled by those positions being shunned through seven rounds.
    Grade: B+

Seattle Seahawks
  • RD1-9 Charles Cross OT Ole Miss
    GM John Schneider actually makes an RD1 pick that makes sense for the team. PFF's OT-1 plugs a big hole following free agent losses of 2021 OT starters Brown and Shell.
  • RD2-40 Boye Mafe EDGE Minnesota
    Another obvious need pick, Mafe has a great build for the position (6'4", 261), although critics contend that Mafe "disappeared" at times.
  • RD2-41 Kenneth Walker III RB Michigan State
    Many thought that the team would drafft a QB here, but instead pick up Walker at a position that won't really be a need until Carson and Penny hit FA in 2023. Still, Walker could see heavy usage in 2022 given the injury history of the aforementioned duo.
  • RD3-72 Abraham Lucas OT Washington State
    It becomes evident at this point that the Seahawks feel that Drew Lock is a better QB option than any prospect in the draft. Lucas represents another OL pillar to protect Lock.
  • RD4-109 Coby Bryant CB Cincinnati
    At 6'1" 193 lbs, Bryant brings 4 years as a starter. Although his athletic skills aren't quite up there with the Draft's higher tier CBs.
  • RD5-153 Tariq Woolen CB UTSA
    The Seahawks double-up on a big need. The "anti-Bryant", Woolen has all the physical/athletic components (6'4", 4.26 40-speed) but scant experience after transitioning from WR in 2019.
  • RD5-158 Tyreke Smith EDGE Ohio State
    The Seahawks double-up again, this time at the EDGE position. Smith has been buried behind all the big-name edges at Ohio State, and could be a sneaky good pick.
  • RD7-229 Bo Melton WR Rutgers
    The speedy (4.34) but reachy Melton will need to stand out as a kick returner if he's going to see playing time.
  • RD7-233 Dareke Young WR Lenoir-Rhyne
    We're not holding out much hope for Young, who hasn't even played much (7 games) since 2019 due to COVID and injuries.


    The Seahawks have had a history of selecting reachy, and ultimately flop RD1 picks, but they take a safe option with Cross in the 2022 draft. Doubling-up at positions of need was a great strategy, the pick of Woolen could prove to be a winner down the road. Nice haul!
    Grade: A-

Los Angeles Rams
  • RD3-104 Logan Bruss G Wisconsin
    The Rams entire offensive line is staffed with the team's own draftees, all Day-2 and Day-3 picks at that. Bruss helps plug the FA loss of Austin Corbett at guard.
  • RD4-142 Decobie Durant CB South Carolina State
    Durant is a pure nickel corner with 5'9" height and 4.39 40 speed.
  • RD5-164 Kyren Williams RB Notre Dame
    Williams stock slipped out of the top-100 once all the testing started, his 3.52 RAS suggests an uphill battle for success in the pros
  • RD6-211 Quentin Lake S UCLA
    The son of NFL all-pro Carnell Lake could very well propel his familiarity with the NFL lifestyle to a starting safety spot.
  • RD6-212 Derion Kendrick CB Georgia
    The former 5-star recruit was booted from Clemson and sports an awful 1.53 RAS "highlighted" by a 4.79 40. Still, Kendrick had a solid season for Georgia and could thrive under the right setting.
  • RD7-235 Daniel Hardy DE Montana State
    Since were doing RAS, Hardy's is a crazy good 9.34. He produced 16 sacks and 24.5 TFLs for the Grizzlies and could carve a role as a situational pass-rusher.
  • RD7-253 Russell Yeast S Kansas State
    Yeast got himself on the radar with a stellar Shrine Bowl week, and will compete for nickel snaps
  • RD7-261 A.J. Arcuri OT Michigan State
    Arcuri has 25 starts at both tackles positions at Michigan State. He's got the size (6'7", 320) to compete for a roster spot.


    GM Les Snead clearly prioritized the secondary, adding 4 draftees along with several UFAs. Trading away their top draft picks to acquire QB Matt Stafford is a move that won the ultimate prize, so that is factored into our grade.
    Grade: B+

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • RD2-33 Logan Hall DE Houston
    The Bucs traded out of RD1 and landed a versatile 283 lb. chess piece for the defensive line. He'll replace Suh sooner or later.
  • RD2-57 Luke Goedeke OG Central Michigan
    The Bucs beef up the interior OL for Tom Brady with Goedeke, finally replacing the loss of both 2021 guards.
  • RD3-91 Rachaad White RB Arizona State
    White didn't get as much buzz as higher profile RBs, but his 9.87 RAS score says he's got elite athleticism.
  • RD4-106 Cade Otton TE Washington
    The Bucs join the run of TEs by selecting Cade Otton, who was used primarily for blocking at UW, though he flashes decent pass-catching tools.
  • RD5-133 Jake Camarda P Georgia
    A really high pick for a Punter, where other needs could be addressed. But Camarda will allow the team to cut Bradley Pinion and save a few mil.
  • RD5-157 Zyon McCollum CB Sam Houston State
    The small-school "draft diamond" was a Combine star. A 9.99 RAS and 4.33 40-time at 6'2" is an enticing piece of clay for DC Todd Bowles to mold.
  • RD6-218 Ko Keift TE Minnesota
    Keift is a pure blocking TE specialist who fills a need with O.J. Howard's departure, and Gronk's possible retirement.
  • RD7-248 Andre Anthony EDGE LSU
    This would've been a great spot for a Punter, but the Bucs take a flyer on developmental prospect Anthony.


    The Bucs did a great job checking boxes and filling needs with the draft, but another secondary prospect at 5-133 (Camarda) would've been appreciated by DC Bowles.
    Grade: B+

Tennessee Titans
  • RD1-19 Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
    It hurts to lose AJ Brown, but Burks is talent and has a game similar to Browns.
  • RD2-35 Roger McCreary CB Auburn
    McCreary is a great player, but the Titans secondary was already strong.
  • RD3-69 Nicholas Petit-Frere OT Ohio State
    Great value at a position of need, may contribute immediately.
  • RD3-86 Malik Willis QB Liberty
    Has the potential to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Imagine RPOs this year with him and Derrick Henry.
  • RD4-131 Hassan Haskins RB Michigan
    Good physical runner, an important insurance policy behind Henry.
  • R4-143 Chigoziem Okonkwo TE Maryland
    Athletic pass catching tight end the Titans needed, especially after Brown's departure.
  • RD6-204 Theo Jackson DB Tennessee
    Athletic safety who provides depth as well as special teams help.
  • RD6-219 Chance Campbell, LB, Ole Miss
    Versatile, productive, athletic linebacker. A great value who should at least join the Titans' rotation.


    The big story out of the draft is the departure of AJ Brown. The Titans didn't feel they could re-sign him, so they replaced him. They got great value in their choices and, in my opinion, their quarterback of the future. AJ Brown stings, but this is a great draft.
    Grade: B+

Washington Commanders
  • RD1-16 Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
    Dotson will come in immediately and start opposite Terry McLaurin. He can play inside or outside and arguably has the best hands in the class. He doesn't have the ceiling some of the top WRs did, but I think he has a very high floor.
  • RD2-47 Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
    Mathis will come in and immediately be a solid run-stuffer in the NFL. My question: does a rotational, run-only DT in the 2nd present good value?
  • RD3-98 Brian Robinson, Jr., RB, Alabama
    I am torn on this pick. Do I think this team needed a RB in the 3rd? No. Could he end up being a better back than Antonio Gibson who also doesn't fumble? Yes.
  • RD4-113 Percy Butler, DB, Louisiana
    Butler will immediately provide depth at safety, and a player with Butler's tools and willingness to play with physicality could fit either as a SS or a buffalo nickel/slot defender.
  • RD5-144 Sam Howell, QB, UNC
    This pick may be the one we look back on as the only one that matters in this draft. The value here is tremendous, as he was considered a high first-rounder just a year ago before he lost 6 starters on offense.
  • RD5-149 Cole Turner, TE, Nevada
    Cole Turner is a big target and represented solid value in the 5th round. With the lack of depth on the roster and Logan Thomas recovering from a torn ACL, Turner could have an immediate role.
  • RD7-230 Chris Paul, G, Tulsa
    John Matsko has done a tremendous job developing and shaping the Commanders' offensive line. Paul is a tough, smart player that simply needs to hone his mechanics. He could be a future starter.
  • RD7-240 Christian Holmes
    Holmes lacks polish but has the size and quickness to make it in the NFL. He's best in zone and has shown great awareness.

    The Commanders accomplished what they set out to do; draft for need and fill holes immediately with senior players who will come in right away and contribute. If I'm grading the team on that scale, I'd give their draft a solid B/B+. The problem for me is, I don't think this franchise is as close as they seem to think they are.
    Grade: C