2014 NFL Draft Grades

1. Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE: A. Clowney is the top player in the draft and Texans couldn’t pass up with Clowney-Watt on the outside.
2. Rams: Greg Robinson, OL: A+. Greg Robinson will be a top lineman in near years and Rams have solidified their OL. Now they need a legit QB.
3. Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB: C+. Maybe too early? Bortles may be the top QB in the draft, but they could have gotten him later. Jags need more picks!
4. Bills (t): Sammy Watkins, WR: B-. Can’t argue Watkins’ talent, but the Bills traded TWO first round picks. Maybe it will be worth it.
5. Raiders: Khalil Mack: OLB: A+. In my opinion, Mack is the best of the best. He had no reason to be available at #5. Great move by the Raiders. Maybe their first round busts end here?
6. Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT: A. Falcons wanted Matthews and luckily he fell to #6. They also didn’t have to trade picks to get him.
7. Buccaneers: Mike Evans, WR: A. Mike Evans is legit #1 receiver. Mike Williams and Mike Evans will be tough to guard. Now, who’s throwing them the ball?
8. Browns (t): Justin Gilbert, CB: B+. Didn’t really understand this pick. Gilbert is great, but they had more needs. Gilbert and Haden will be scary though.
9. Vikings (t): Anthony Barr, OLB: B. Still questioning why Viking fans hate this pick. Barr dominated at college and isn’t even fully developed as a linebacker. He has A LOT of potential.
10. Lions: Eric Ebron, TE: B+. Ebron is the real deal tight end. CJ81 and Ebron will be tough for defenses. Lions should have drafted a DB because the Packers are still in their division.
11. Titans: Taylor Lewan, OL: B. The Titans have a very good O-line before this pick. Lewan is good, but the Titans need to replace Alterraun Verner. Should have gotten Dennard!
12. Giants: Odell Beckham, WR: B+. Hopefully, Beckham can stop Manning from throwing interceptions. The Giants needed a tackle and should have traded up for Lewan!
13. Rams: Aaron Donald, DL: A.
14. Bears: Kyle Fuller, CB: B-.
15. Steelers: Ryan Shazier, LB: B+.
16. Cowboys: Zach Martin, OL: B.
17. Ravens: C.J. Mosely, MLB: A-.
18. Jets: Calvin Pryor, S: B+.
19. Dolphins: Ja’Wuan James, OT: D+.
20. Saints (t): Brandin Cooks, WR: B+.
21. Packers: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S: A+.
22. Browns (t): Johnny Manziel, QB: A-.
23. Chiefs: Dee Ford, DE: B+.
24. Bengals: Darqueze Dennard, CB: A+.
25. Chargers: Jason Verrett, CB: B+.
26. Eagles (t): Marcus Smith, DE: C+.
27. Cardinals: Deone Bucannon, S: B-.
28. Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR: C.
29. Patriots: Dominique Easley, DL: B.
30. 49ers: Jimmie Ward, S: B+.
31. Broncos: Bradley Roby, CB: A.
32. Vikings (t): Teddy Bridgewater, QB: A-.

Completed on May 8, 2014 (Following the Draft)

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