As the Day 1 of the Draft Ends here are my Grades for every pick in the 1st round.
1st Overall Pick Kyler Murray
After all the talk, it finally comes true Kyler Murray is finally a Arizona Cardinal.The reason I gave the Cardinals a B for picking him is what are they now going to do with Josh Rosen now? Are they going to trade him or keep him to compete with with Kyler. We'll find out in the next couple of days.
San Fransisco 49ers
2nd Overall Pick Nick Bosa
The Niners get the best overall player in the draft in Nick Bosa. He immediatly boosts their D-Line and gives them one hell of a pass rush. Rumors are going around that they might trade Solomon Thomas or Arik Armstead to make sure Nick Bosa has a starting spot on this team.
New York Jets
3rd Overall Pick Quinnen Williams
The second best player in the draft goes to the Jets and gives Gregg Williams a nice piece on the D-Line. The Jets went out and got the best player available. If they get some pieces for Sam Darnold on the offensive end of the team.
4th Overall Pick Clelin Ferrell
24th Overall Pick Josh Jacobs
27th Overall Pick Jonathan Abram
With a reach at number 4, this brings down the Raiders draft grade down a lot. I like the pick of Josh Jacobs as they get a replacement for Marshawn Lynch. Jonathan Abram could be a nice piece in the secondary next to Karl Joesph. The future is bright in Oakland if Clelin Ferrell becomes a great pick at number 4.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5th Overall Pick Devin White
The Buccanneers get their replacement for Kwon Alexander in Devin White. Devin White is a great piece for Bruce Arians defense for his first year in Tampa. The Buccaneers need to find some pieces for their secondary in the next rounds, maybe they get Greedy Williams?
New York Giants
6th Overall Pick Daniel Jones
17th Overall Pick Dexter Lawrence
30th Overall Pick DeAndre Baker
With a shocker at number 6, Daniel Jones looks to be the next QB of the New York Football Giants. I think Eli had a say who his replacement is and he chose of course Daniel Jones who had the same college coach. Dexter Lawerence was a good pick for the Giants. I did not think the Giants would have 3 first round picks but trading back in for Baker was a great move as the Giants need a corner has Jenkins gets up there in age.
7th Overall Pick Josh Allen
I did not think the Jaguars would take Josh Allen if he slipped to them, but I thought wrong. The Jags get a great pass-rusher that should of went top 5. The Jaguars are going all-in on this defense so this move makes sense.
8th Overall Pick TJ Hockenson
The Lions went out in got Matt Stafford a weapon for him in the pass game. The last time they drafted a Tight End in the first round it did not work out for them so well. Hopefully Hockenson could be a great fit for Detriot as they try to make a move towards the playoffs.
9th Overall Pick Ed Oliver
A talent like Ed Oliver would never fall out of the top 3 in any other draft class but this is no ordinary class. This means Oliver slides right into Buffalo's lap and they get a great replacement for Kyle Williams who recently retired.
10th Overall Pick Devin Bush
The Steelers traded up with the Broncos to make sure they secured Devin Bush. I thought Devin Bush would have been around for the Steelers orignial pick at 20 but I guess not. He is a good pick but I did not think he would of went top 10 in this draft.
11th Overall Pick Jonah Williams
The Bengals get a great player to protect Andy Dalton or whoever their QB might be in the future with Williams. He can play where ever on the line and this could be great for the Bengals as they have had one of the worst O-Lines in the league.
Green Bay Packers
12th Overall Pick Rashan Gary
21st Overall Pick Darnell Savage Jr
Picking Rashan Gary was a great pick for the Packers but trading up to get Darnell Savage was a little bit of a stretch. Rashan Gary has some injury concerns but can make an imediate impact on the Packers D-Line.
13th Overall Pick Christian Wilkins
The Dolphins got a great D-Lineman to help their rebuild out. Christian Wilkins could come in and be a leader for the locker room right away. People were speculating that the Dolphins would trade back or take a QB.
14th Overall Pick Chris Lindstrom
31st Overall Pick Kaleb McGary
The Falcons got O-Line to protect Matt Ryan for the next 4 to 5 years. A lot of people thought they would draft a D-Lineman to either get next to Grady Jarrett or eventually replace him.
15th Overall Pick Dwayne Haskins
26th Overall Pick Montez Sweat
The Redskins got lucky with Dwayne Haskins slipping because people thought the Redskins would trade up for him. Montez Sweat fell down a lot because of a Heart Condition that was not diagnosed right. The Redskins might have got themselves steals in this 1st round.
16th Overall Pick Brian Burns
I wasn't very high on this pick but the Panthers did get a need in a pass-rusher. As a Panthers fan I am very disappointed in this pick. I much rather have had a O-Lineman to protect Cam. We'll see how this pick works out.
18th Overall Pick Garrett Bradbury
The Vikings addressed a issue with their team with drafting Garrett Bradbury they get a guy who can come in and make an impact immediately.
19th Overall Pick Jeffrey Simmons
A guy who was suppose to go top 5 but fell because of a torn ACL. He can sit for a year and the Titans would be fine. He can be a redshirt rookie next year and have a year in a NFL Offseason program to recover.
20th Overall Pick Noah Fant
A lot of people thought the Broncos would select Drew Lock in the first round but they went out and got Joe Flacco a weapon in Noah Fant is a physically gifted TE. I still think the Broncos trade up and select Drew Lock in the second round.
22nd Overall Pick Andre Dillard
The Eagles get their eventual replacement for Jason Peters in Andre Dillard. He can sit for a year and learn and could be a piece for the Eagles Line for a long time
23rd Overall Pick Tytus Howard
The Texans went out an addressed a major flaw with their team in their O-Line. I thought they could of select Cody Ford or Jawaan Taylor but Howard could be the guy they are looking for.
25th Overall Pick Marquise Brown
The Ravens went out and got Lamar Jackson a weapon. Marquise Brown could be the Ravens are looking for because they have lacked a Number 1 guy since Steve Smith left.
Los Angeles Chargers
28th Overall Pick Jerry Tillery
I thought the Chargers would get DT in the draft but I didn't think they would get Tillery. He can be the piece the Chargers are looking for to help them make a run at the Super Bowl.
29th Overall Pick L.J. Collier
The Seahawks draft their replacement for Frank Clark for a guy who I thought would of would of been available in the second round for them. The Seahawks could be a team that could make a run in the playoffs.
New England Patriots
32nd Overall Pick N'Keal Harry
The Patriots got TB12 a weapon here in N'Keal Harry. A lot of draft analyst thought they should of got DK Metcalf with this pick but they got a guy who Tom Brady liked. Bill Belichick doesn't make stupid picks.
Teams that didn't pick in the 1st Round
Los Angeles Rams
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints
Big Names still available