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2020 NFL Draft Grades for Every Team – News Info Park, Newsinfopark.com

2020 NFL Draft Grades for Every Team – News Info Park, Newsinfopark.com

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    As a tool for evaluating the NFL draft, grades get a bad rap. Yes, we all know the draft is unpredictable. Some first-rounders could wind up out of the league in three years. Some sixth-rounders could wind up in the Hall of Fame. Yes, we are all aware of Tom Brady’s story. So what are we talking about when grading the draft? Here are some ground rules: Addressing needs is important. Whether it’s an immediate need or one on the horizon, teams have to fill holes even if you’d like to take the best player available all the time.

  1. value is important. The right player at the right time is always preferable to a player whose impact could be duplicated with a later pick or the prospect doesn’t project well for his draft position.
  2. Teams can only use the selections they have. The Dolphins don’t automatically score high because they took a boatload of players. The Chiefs don’t score poorly because they only took six players.

  3. 1 day is more important than Day 2, which is more important than Day 3. That sixth-round receiver you love is more likely to be Jeremy Gallon than Antonio Brown Few Day 3 picks are worthy of majorly impacting a draft grade.
    • With that framework, here’s how each team did in the 3238 draft. 1 of ()

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      Round 1, Pick No. 8: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson Round 3, Pick No. : Josh Jones, OT, Houston

      Round 4, Pick No. : Leki Fotu, DL, Utah Round 4, Pick No. (from Texans): Rashard Lawrence II, DL, LSU

    • Round 6, Pick No. 215 (from Patriots): Evan Weaver, LB, California

    • Round 7, Pick No. : Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State A lot of the Arizona Cardinals’ offseason has been centered on how good the offense can be. They brought back Kenyan Drake and acquired DeAndre Hopkins, and Kyler Murray will enter year two of his career with plenty of firepower. The Cardinals defense was the big winner of Day 1 in the draft, though. Isaiah Simmons will join the Cards as an elite athlete after doing a little bit of everything for Clemson. for those who think Simmons will be a safety in the NFL, general manager Steve Keim had a different take on how he sees his new star. “The only guy I could think of, with similarities, was Brian Urlacher when he came out,” Keim said on the Cardinals’ draft livestream (h / t
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  4. of the team’s official site). “He was a safety at New Mexico, for the most part … not quite as fast, but a guy who became a great player and who made that ascension to playing more in the box.”

The Birds did not have a pick in the second round because it was the centerpiece of the deal that brought them Hopkins. They spent their third-round selection on a tackle who was getting first-round hype throughout the predraft process in Josh Jones. If he comes anywhere near his ceiling, he’s the steal of the third round.

(The 3 selections were largely spent filling out the depth chart in the front seven. Eno Benjamin is an intriguing pass-catching back who could find a role as a Drake backup. There’s a lot to love about Arizona’s performance. Overall Grade: A

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    (Round Round 1, Pick No. AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson

Round 2, Pick No. : Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn Round 3, Pick No. Matt Mattnessness C, Temple

  • Round 4, Pick No. : Mykal Walker, LB, Fresno State Round 4, Pick No. (from Ravens): Jaylinn Hawkins, S, California
  • Round 7, Pick No. (from Buccaneers through Eagles): Sterling Hofrichter, P, Syracuse Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff did not end up with the big flashy trade that

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      Round 1 , Pick No. : Patrick Queen, LB, LSU (Round Round 2, Pick No. 72 (from Patriots through Falcons): JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

    Round 3, Pick No. (from Chargers through Patriots): Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M

  • Round 3, Pick No . : Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas Round 3, Pick No. 114 (comp pick from Patriots): Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State Round 3, Pick No. (comp pick): Tire Phillips, G, Mississippi State
  • Round 4, Pick No. ((comp pick): Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan Round 5, Pick No. (from Vikings): Broderick Washington, DL, Texas Tech
  • J.K. Dobbins doesn’t fill a need, but the running back does make their offense more terrifying. As much as the Ravens run the ball, Dobbins ’explosiveness makes him an especially good fit. having four selections in the third round gave the Ravens the luxury of taking Dobbins in the second, as they still addressed important needs. Justin Madubuike could become a disruptive force in the middle, Devin Duvernay may be constrained to the slot, but that doesn’t matter in the third round. Malik Harrison is limited in coverage but could do damage as a blitzing linebacker in the Ravens ’blitz-happy defense. Ben Bredeson and Tire Phillips were rated similarly on Matt Miller’s big board , so Phillips may have been a bit of a reach, but both will bring new blood to an offensive line that needs it on the interior. (Overall Grade: A)

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      Round 2, Pick No. 71: AJ Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

    Round 3, Pick No. : Zack Moss, RB, Utah Round 4, Pick No. : Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF

    Round 5, Pick No. : Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia Round 6, Pick No. (from Browns): Tyler Bass, K, Georgia Southern

  • Round 6, Pick No. () from Ravens through Patriots): Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State Round 7, Pick No. (from Vikings): Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh
  • The best thing the Buffalo Bills did regarding this draft was trade their first-round pick (
    among others

    ) for Stefon Diggs. They needed a true No. 1 receiver for Josh Allen to find out if he can be the quarterback of the future.

    With their second-round pick, they got a guy who was widely considered a first-rounder in AJ Epenesa. The edge-rusher’s production at Iowa was great ( sacks, . 5 tackles for loss over the past two seasons), but concerns about his athleticism caused him to drop. His testing was not ideal and revealed him to be an almost purely power rusher. How that translates to the NFL is questionable. There aren’t many Frank Clarks in the league.

    will offer depth in the running back rotation with Frank Gore out of the picture. Jake Fromm was an interesting choice given Allen’s profile as a big (6’5 ″, (lbs), strong-armed quarterback, and the 6’2 ″, – – pound Fromm certainly isn’t that. If you ‘re of the thinking that Epenesa is a steal, then this class looks good. If you buy that his draft stock was probably commensurate with how he projects to the NFL despite his production, then there isn’t a lot of excitement. (Overall Grade: B-)

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      Round 6, Pick No. : Bravvion Roy, DT, Baylor

    • Round 7, Pick No. : Stantley Thomas-Oliver, CB, Florida International Matt Rhule and the Carolina Panthers have been tasked with essentially building the team from the ground up, and he made it clear what was important: defense. Carolina’s new head coach made draft history with the most picks spent exclusively on that side of the ball.

    it all. starts with Derrick Brown, who should be an anchor on the defensive line for years. He may never become the disruptive pass-rusher you’d like to see with this high of a pick, but he has a safe floor.

  • Day 2 was friendly to the Panthers. Yetur Gross-Matos ’fall out of Round 1 was more in line with his skill set, but the edge-rusher fills a need. Jeremy Chinn at the end of the second round was a steal. At 6’3 ″, pounds, he can play safety but has the size and frame to play in the box and help against the run. NFC South with the Saints, Buccaneers and Falcons, having a strong defense is a must. The Panthers took a big step toward that goal and gave Rhule’s leadership a definitive direction. (Grade: B ) 6 of

      Ezra Shaw / Getty Images ound 2, Pick No. (from Raiders): Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame Round 2, Pick No. 67: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah Round 5, Pick No. 170 (from Browns through Bills and Vikings): Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa

      Kmet was Widely viewed as the best tight end in a bad class of them, so the pick itself seems like it was made at the right time. It’s just a questionable fit. They won’t carry 29 tight ends into the season (probably?), but there are still a lot of them. The Khalil Mack trade and other moves left the team without a ton of picks, so the haul itself was always going to look unimpressive. Fortunately, Jaylon Johnson redeems their draft a bit. He fills a need at corner and has an argument as the best value of the second round. The trio. of fifth-round picks consists of lottery-ticket types with high upside. If just one of them is a productive contributor, they will have done a good job on Day 3.

      (Overall Grade: B –

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        Round 1, Pick No. 1: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU Round 2, Pick No. : Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

      1. Round 3, Pick No. Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
      2. Round 4, Pick No . : Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State

    Round 3, Pick No. (from ers): McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas Round 4 , Pick No. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri Round 5, Pick No. (comp pick): Justin Strnad, OLB, Wake Forest Round 6, Pick No. (from Redskins): Netane Muti, OL, Fresno State Round 7, Pick No. 342 (comp pick): Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Florida

    • Round 7, Pick No. 350 (comp pick): Derrek Tuszka, DE, North Dakota State
        Drew Lock should send John Elway a box of chocolates or something. The Denver Broncos clearly made him and the offense a top priority in the draft. The general manager said after the event he wanted to add speed and explosiveness, per the

        Jerry Jeudy was the Biletnikoff Award winner (top receiver in the nation) among an incredibly gifted crop of pass-catchers last season. K.J. Hamler’s ceiling as a versatile burner is a great complement to the crafty route running and consistency of Jeudy.

    Perhaps just as important was the third-round selection of Lloyd Cushenberry III. He could presumably slide into the center spot and let free-agent addition Graham Glasgow play guard. (The Team) is poised to see what it has in Lock over the next two seasons. There’s no reason for him to not reach his potential with what the Broncos are putting around him. (Overall Grade: A –

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  • Round 3, Pick No. :: Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame
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    1. Round 5, Pick No. (from Saints): Harrison Hand, CB, Temple Round 5, Pick No. KJ Osborn, WR, Miami

    Round 6, Pick No. 216 (from Saints): Blake Brandel, OT, Oregon State

  • Round 6, Pick No. 218: Josh Metellus, S, Michigan Round 7, Pick No. (from Jets through Ravens): Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State Round 7, Pick No. (from Packers through Browns and Saints): Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa Round 7, Pick No. 309 (comp pick): Brian Cole II, S, Mississippi State
    • Round 7, Pick No. 345 (comp pick): Kyle Hinton, OL, Washburn
    • after the mass exodus of cornerbacks in free agency and trading of Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings had to find corners and a receiver in this draft. They did just that with their duo of first-round selections in Justin Jefferson and Jeff Gladney. Jefferson was primarily a slot receiver at LSU but is likely to produce wherever he lines up. Gladney will bring attitude to a cornerback room that is in for an overhaul and will need confidence. Cameron Dantzler will join him as a guy who gets early playing time. His length and size (6’2 ″, (lbs) make him a good complement to Gladney (5 ‘ , (lbs), who is smaller and more physical.

  • Offensive tackle. Ezra Cleveland must get stronger to handle the bull rush he will see in the NFL but was a good pick in terms of need and draft capital. Regarding Day. 3 picks, DJ Wonnum seems like a reach, but getting Oregon linebacker Troy Dye makes up for it. His abilities in coverage give him the upside to develop into an every-down linebacker if he can get more physical against the run. The Vikings. did well to utilize their treasure trove of picks to fill roster holes — and they’ll need a lot of them to contribute right away. (Overall Grade: A) (of)

      Round 2, Pick No. : Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

    1. Round 2, Pick No. () from Ravens): Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
    2. Round 3, Pick No. : Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama

    Round 3, Pick No. (from Seahawks through Texans and Raiders): Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA