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The Philadelphia Eagles may have landed the steal of this year’s draft in third-round pick Nakobe Dean, the Georgia linebacker that was projected to go early before falling due to some injury-related concerns

All 262 picks have been made and the 2022 NFL Draft is officially in the books for all 32 franchises. Ask any executive or coach around the league at this point, they’ll be sure to tell you they found that missing piece to get them over the hump to the Super Bowl or that they are thrilled with the group they got. Maybe both.

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While it’s too soon to say exactly how every draft pick will pan out, we can look at the value teams got from certain picks and which ones caused a few head scratches around the league. With that in mind, here are the best picks from each team and, of course, their worst.

Arizona Cardinals

Best pick: Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State (3rd round, 87th overall)
Worst pick: Trading a first-round pick to Baltimore to acquire WR Marquise Brown

Kyler Murray’s contract drama has dominated the discussion around the Cards recently and that continued with the sending of a first-round pick (No. 23) to Baltimore for Hollywood Brown (they got back pick No. 100 too), a good friend from their days at Oklahoma. Brown is essentially a replacement for Christian Kirk and should form a productive complement to DeAndre Hopkins, but that’s a rich amount of draft capital to give up for a guy that just cracked the 1,000-yard mark last season and will want to get paid soon as well. Trey McBride was a quality selection in the second round (No. 55 overall) as the consensus top tight end and should supplant Maxx Williams quickly as Zach Ertz’ opposite number. Thomas is an even better value, landing a quality pass rusher who can handle the run games NFC West teams will throw at him while softening the blow of Chandler Jones leaving in free agency.

Overall grade: B

Atlanta Falcons

Best pick: Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State (2nd round, 38th overall)
Worst pick: John FitzPatrick, TE, Georgia (6th round, 213th overall)

With a roster in rough shape, the Falcons went about filling holes early and often, doing excellent work on Day 2 in particular. Drake London (No. 8 overall) makes plenty of sense for Arthur Smith’s offense and he should immediately become the top WR on the team while forming quite the red zone duo with tight end Kyle Pitts. Ebiketie still is growing into the role but is already a productive player who has a super-high ceiling — heck he might just be the best pure pass rusher already in Atlanta. Desmond Ridder (third round, No. 74 overall) makes plenty of sense as a developmental guy behind Marcus Mariota, possessing plenty of the same physical qualities even if he’s not quite as accurate coming out of college. Running back Tyler Allgeier (fifth round, No. 151) is a bowling ball coming downhill who can quickly become the Falcons’ version of Derrick Henry while guard Justin Shaffer(sixth round, No. 190) is just the type of mauler who can see early playing time. John FitzPatrick is a nice story of the franchise helping the national champs set a record for most draft picks but they didn’t need to waste their final pick of the draft on a blocking TE given the wealth of options out there.

Overall grade: A-

Baltimore Ravens

Best pick: Travis Jones, DT, UConn (3rd round, 76th overall)
Worst pick: Jordan Stout, P, Penn State (4th round, 130th overall)

Baltimore just makes drafting look so easy, taking an art and making it a science seemingly every single year. This was a headliner class for GM Eric DeCosta, with value written over pretty much every pick and a reloaded roster full of rookies who are not only very good but who have seen a lot of football already. While a lot of people had Jordan Davis pegged to the Ravens in the first round, to net a playmaker like Kyle Hamilton (No. 14 overall) and Jones is killing two birds in crazy efficient fashion. Plus you can add in a first-round talent in the second in David Ojabo (No. 45), who can thrive for his college defensive coordinator in the pros. Both fourth-round tight ends, Charlie Kolar (No. 128) and Isaiah Likely (No. 139), should be regular contributors and protect against a Mark Andrews injury too. The only thing you can question is using another fourth-rounder (they had six picks in the round) on a punter. Even though Stout is fantastic, that’s a little rich given the lack of selections later on.

Overall grade: A+

Buffalo Bills

Best pick: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida (1st round, 23rd overall)
Worst pick: Baylon Spector, LB, Clemson (7th round, 231st overall)

Since they sport one of the better rosters in the league, it was understandable that the Bills’ business would focus on only a few select positions targeted for upgrades. Elam makes plenty of sense in that regard as a high-ceiling corner who shouldn’t bat an eye at being plugged in opposite of Tre’Davious White. His speed and ability to mirror are top flight and he’ll provide an immediate boost. James Cook (second round, No. 63 overall) has the potential to also turn into a starter at tailback while both he and third-rounder Terrel Bernard (No. 89) should make an impact on special teams too. Khalil Shakir (fifth round, No. 148) seems like a natural Cole Beasley replacement and who doesn’t love adding the “Punt God” Matt Araiza to your team with a reasonable sixth-round (No. 180) selection? Spector might have a battle to even make the roster and while a dependable option, doesn’t seem like the athletic, high-upside bets the franchise could have gotten late.

Overall grade: B

Carolina Panthers

Best pick: Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State (1st round, 6th overall)
Worst pick: Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State (4th round, 120th overall)

Panthers fans have to look at this as a small but powerful draft class that should produce several starters and plenty of depth. Ekwonu had the potential to go first overall and was many teams’ top-rated lineman so landing him at six is a bit of good luck for a franchise that has never quite sorted out the line. Matt Corral (third round, No. 94 overall) makes plenty of sense as a lively arm on a mobile QB who can develop down the road and Cade Mays at No. 199 (sixth round) is a big boost up front even if he might start out as a backup at all three interior spots. Given the trade up, going after Smith was a bit rich for somebody that still needs a little refinement — especially given the team spent a sixth-rounder (No. 189) on another speedy linebacker project in Amare Barno.

Overall grade: B

Chicago Bears

Best pick: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State (2nd round, 48th overall)
Worst pick: Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah (5th round, 168th overall)

With a budding young QB, you would think the new front office would be going all-in on getting Justin Fields some weapons but the first draft class under GM Ryan Poles instead reflected that of the Bears’ new head coach and his defensive background. Kyler Gordon (second round, No. 39 overall) is a first-round talent that should become an immediate starter, as should the heat-seeking missile that is Jaquan Brisker (second round, No. 48). Velus Jones Jr. (third round, No. 71) certainly helps upgrade the speed at wideout but was a bit high considering other options available later and is also a bit on the older side for a rookie. Tailback Tristan Ebner is a perfect complement to David Montgomery and great value in the sixth round (No. 203) while fifth-rounder (No. 174) Dominique Robinson could wind up becoming a star under Matt Eberflus given his natural talent. The biggest issue with the Bears’ approach came up front, however, waiting until the fifth round to start drafting offensive line help and going for more developmental projects like Jones rather than potential starters.

Overall grade: B

Cincinnati Bengals

Best pick: Daxton Hill, DB, Michigan (1st round, 31st overall)
Worst pick: Tycen Anderson, S, Toledo (5th round, 166th overall)

The reigning AFC champs have expeditiously gone about addressing their biggest needs this offseason. That was especially true with that suspect secondary by adding the versatile Hill in the first round and a future starting ball hawk in corner Cam Taylor-Britt (second round, No. 60 overall). Cordell Volson (fourth round, No. 136) is likely to kick inside and will provide needed depth even with free-agent reinforcements added up front. While not a bad player by any stretch, trading up to take a backup safety in Anderson (after drafting Hill) seems like it was just a cover for some long-term cost-cutting with either (or both) Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell.

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Overall grade: B-

Cleveland Browns

Best pick: David Bell, WR, Purdue (3rd round, 99th overall)
Worst pick: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State (3rd round, 68th overall)

The Browns’ offseason has been and will continue to be defined by the QB position in both trading for Deshaun Watson and failing to deal Baker Mayfield for picks before or during the draft. That could come back to haunt the team almost as much as spending their limited draft capital on excess positional additions like Emerson, who is still a bit raw and will have trouble cracking the two-deep at either corner spot. It was the same with Jerome Ford (fifth round, No. 156), who is a solid player but will need to beat out three other established veterans to see the field. At least there’s Bell, who makes tough catches look easy and should be a nice go-to, third-down target for Watson going forward.

Overall grade: B-

Dallas Cowboys

Best pick: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama (3rd round, 88th overall)
Worst pick: Damone Clark, LB, LSU (5th round, 176th overall)

Jerry Jones has put together several praise-worthy draft classes recently but at a key inflection moment for the franchise, this one felt like a group filled with reaches, big bets and not a single regular starter for the roster. Tolbert does seem like he has potential to occupy the old Cedrick Wilson role but must continue to fill out. Clark would have been a steal in the fifth given how productive and athletic he was at LSU but he’ll likely miss all of 2022 and will need to come back from major surgery to even see the field. First-rounder Tyler Smith (24th overall) also seemed a tad high even if viewed as the long-term replacement at either tackle spot.

Overall grade: C-

Denver Broncos

Best pick: Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA (3rd round, 80th overall)
Worst pick: Montrell Washington, WR, Samford (5th round, 162nd overall)

Bringing in Russell Wilson meant this was already a successful draft for the Broncos but they started out with quality, early-round picks to help supplement the other big addition to the team. Nik Bonitto (second round, No. 64 overall) is an explosive playmaker off the edge who should help chase down quarterbacks in the toughest division in the league while it would be shocking if Dulcich didn’t become Wilson’s new best friend with his ability to find open spaces and take it the rest of the way. Fourth-rounder Damarri Mathis (No. 115) can wind up helping early given his length and Eyioma Uwazurike feels like a potential steal in the fourth (No. 116) given his size and motor. One could quibble in late rounds though as Washington seems like a special teamer at best.

Overall grade: B+

Detroit Lions

Best pick: Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan (1st round, 2nd overall)
Worst pick: James Mitchell, TE, Virginia Tech (5th round, 177th overall)

The Lions landed the consensus top player in the draft and somebody who will give it his all for the franchise in Hutchinson, who despite the talk about his ceiling being more limited will still help juice a pretty lackluster pass rush. Going up to get Jameson Williams (12th overall) was an extremely bold move but has a great chance to pay off as he’s one of the few potential No. 1 pass catchers out there. Josh Paschal (second round, No. 46) and Malcolm Rodriguez (sixth round, No. 186) both fit with what Dan Campbell is building and seem capable of finding a nice role in the league. The one real reach was Mitchell, who doesn’t jump off the page at you in terms of any physical tool and is coming off an ACL injury that should limit him early on.

Overall grade: A-

Green Bay Packers

Best pick: Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State (2nd round, 34th overall)
Worst pick: Jonathan Ford, DT, Miami (7th round, 234th overall)

The Packers’ lengthy “didn’t take a WR in the first round” streak lives on but at least Aaron Rodgers got his much-needed help in the second with the selection of Watson. The FCS home-run hitter brings speed and size with the potential to develop into a true No. 1 down the road. Sean Rhyan (third round, No. 92 overall) and Zach Tom (fourth round, No. 140) are solid middle-round additions to help boost the offensive line and both first-rounders from Georgia (Quay Walker at No. 22, Devonte Wyatt at No. 28) have tremendous upside even if they’re not quite likely to start right away. Green Bay’s later-round selections are more shots in the dark, with Ford’s pick particularly puzzling given his lack of upside, limited college production and a depth chart that features five to six players ahead of him.

Overall grade: B+

Houston Texans

Best pick: Thomas Booker, DL, Stanford (5th round, 150th overall)
Worst pick: Teagan Quitoriano, TE, Oregon State (5th round, 170th overall)

The Texans needed help all over and left this year’s draft with a number of starters — and some potential All-Pros down the road too. This class will likely be judged by whether or not Derek Stingley Jr. (No. 3 overall) lives up to his draft slot and stays healthy. If he does, the team landed a true lockdown corner who has the potential to be the best in the league one day. Kenyon Green (No. 15) went a bit high for a guard with tackle versatility but at least GM Nick Caserio was able to move back a few spots. Day 2 was a real home run for the franchise, landing tremendous value for the speedy Jalen Pitre (second round, No. 37 overall), John Metchie III (second round, No. 44), though coming off an ACL, will provide a big boost in the passing game with his speed/size and teammate Christian Harris (third round, No. 75) can be a day one starter for Lovie Smith. Booker is tremendous value in the fifth and he has inside-out versatility with the ability to get up the field. The team did reach for Quitoriano, who is blocked by several others on the depth chart and doesn’t stand out as either a pass catcher or blocker. Don’t discount Austin Deculus (sixth round, No. 205) becoming a nice swing tackle either.

Overall grade: A

Indianapolis Colts

Best pick: Bernhard Raimann, OL, Central Michigan (3rd round, 77th overall)
Worst pick: Andrew Ogletree, TE, Youngstown State (6th round, 192nd overall)

The Colts went about addressing needs early on before targeting a few boom/bust prospects in later rounds. Alec Pierce (second round, No. 53 overall) was a slight reach with the team’s first pick but his 6-foot-3 frame and speed will provide a nice complement to Michael Pittman Jr. and he should immediately become Matt Ryan’s No. 2 target. Jelani Woods (third round, No. 73) provides much better value and will be a nice weapon with his size and red zone ability. His selection makes it more puzzling to see Olgetree get taken a few rounds later given the depth chart and the FCS product looking limited to being a flexed out Y — given needs at linebacker and corner there were much better options available.

Overall grade: B-

Jacksonville Jaguars

Best pick: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah (1st round, 27th overall)
Worst pick: Snoop Conner, RB, Ole Miss (5th round, 154th overall)

There will be debate over the No. 1 overall pick for years to come but GM Trent Baalke is betting on athleticism and upside to win out long term as the solution to the Jaguars’ issues up front. Lloyd will step in to help as a real leader on defense and has the sideline-to-sideline ability that can be a difference-maker in the climb to respectability. Seventh-rounder Montaric Brown (No. 222 overall) was great value in the final round after an All-SEC campaign at corner and linebacker Chad Muma (third round, No. 70) has a chance to contribute right away on defense and special teams. Given the lack of late-round picks, trading up and spending one on a short-yardage back like Conner was a bit curious.

Overall grade: B+

Kansas City Chiefs

Best pick: Darian Kinnard, OL, Kentucky (5th round, 145th overall)
Worst pick: Isaih Pacheco, RB, Rutgers (7th round, 251st overall)

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The Chiefs had a handful of needs across the board and nailed pretty much all of them, finding some real valuable gems along the way. First-rounders Trent McDuffie (No. 21 overall) and George Karlaftis (No. 30) not only slot in nicely on the depth chart but are both top-15 talents selected later on. Skyy Moore (second round, No. 54) is the requisite replacement for Tyreek Hill and others given his size and speed. He should become a Patrick Mahomes favorite on one-cut routes. Leo Chenal (third round, No. 103) is a talented off-ball linebacker who can help rushing the passer and on special teams while Kinnard could well be the starting right tackle — tremendous value out of a fifth-rounder. Pacheco is a speedster but he’ll face a significant uphill battle to make the roster or see any decent snaps.

Overall grade: A-

Las Vegas Raiders

Best pick: Neil Farrell Jr., DT, LSU (4th round, 126th overall)
Worst pick: Brittain Brown, RB, UCLA (7th round, 250th overall)

Despite hosting the draft, the Raiders mostly sat out of the proceedings given the limited number of selections they made after some impact trades. Top pick Dylan Parham (third round, No. 90 overall) was a bit of a reach just inside the top 100 but does provide some interior presence and added depth. Zamir White (fourth round, No. 122) provides some insurance after the team declined Josh Jacobs’ fifth-year option but he’ll have to fight to get carries in a crowded backfield. That selection makes the pick of Brown later even more puzzling. At least Vegas netted a massive tackle capable of getting upfield in Farrell, with the LSU product providing good value and a potential starter for DC Patrick Graham in the fourth round.

Overall grade: C

Los Angeles Chargers

Best pick: Jamaree Salyer, OL, Georgia (6th round, 195th overall)
Worst pick: Zander Horvath, FB, Purdue (7th round, 260th overall)

GM Tom Telesco continues to help build around his young quarterback, beefing up the offensive line quite literally in first-rounder Zion Johnson (No. 17 overall) and Salyer — both maulers who can flex out to tackle if needed. There was some good work in the middle rounds by the Chargers, landing upfield threat Otto Ogbonnia (fifth round, No. 160) to solidify the spine of the defense and speedy safety JT Woods (third round, No. 79) on the back end. The only curious selections were special teams-centric picks Ja’Sir Taylor in the sixth round (No. 214) and a fullback (!) in Horvath, who likely could have been an UDFA given the positional value.

Overall grade: B+

Los Angeles Rams

Best pick: Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame (5th round, 164th overall)
Worst pick: Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia (6th round, 212th overall)

The reigning Super Bowl champs put a lot of work into their “draft house” in LA but sure didn’t get much use out of it with their first selection not coming until all the way down at No. 104. Wisconsin lineman Logan Bruss does have a shot at winning one of the guard spots and seventh-rounder A.J. Arcuri (No. 261) could well end up as the swing tackle too. Even with Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr. as the one-two punch, the electric Williams is a fantastic addition in the fifth round and will be able to see the field quickly as a good pass blocker. Quentin Lake is another great value in the sixth (No. 211) and can help a lot on the back end and special teams. Kendrick was an interesting pick right after Lake, as he’s still a bit raw and will need some time to adjust to the pro game given his speed limitations.

Overall grade: A-

Miami Dolphins

Best pick: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia (3rd round, 102nd overall)
Worst pick: Skylar Thompson, QB, Kansas State (7th round, 247th overall)

With most of their draft capital sent away in trades, the Dolphins had one of the quietest weekends of any franchise (four picks). Channing Tindall got lost in the shuffle of that Georgia defense but brings a nice boost of speed on the interior of the defense and can get into the backfield too. He’s in many ways a perfect weapon against division foe Josh Allen. Likewise, seventh-rounder Cameron Goode is an underrated selection late and could become a nice situational pass rusher. With so few picks, spending one on a limited QB like Skylar Thompson is a massive miss.

Overall grade: C

Minnesota Vikings

Best pick: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson (2nd round, 42nd overall)
Worst pick: Lewis Cine, S, Georgia (1st round, 32nd overall)

An interesting first draft for new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, who will take an understandable amount of heat from his fan base for trading down so far in the first round, bypassing a higher-rated player in Kyle Hamilton and giving additional ammo to a division rival in Detroit — who picked a burner capable of scoring plenty against the Vikings in Jameson Williams. Cine will have to beat out Harrison Smith and Cam Bynum for a starting role too. At least that’s made up with value in the second round in first-round talent and potential starter Booth and a people mover in Ed Ingram (second round, No. 59 overall). The questionable part is nabbing linebacker Brian Asamoah with the lone third-round pick (No. 66) for the team, somebody who is speedy but also undersized and presently blocked for a starting role on D.

Overall grade: B

New England Patriots

Best pick: Pierre Strong Jr., South Dakota State (4th round, 127th overall)
Worst pick: Cole Strange, OG, Chattanooga (1st round, 29th overall)

After such a memorable draft last year, Bill Belichick follows it up with one that has to drive Pats fans positively nuts. Strange was a gigantic reach to say the least — one that had rival teams like the Rams note they had him valued in the 100s. And he only fills a need because the team traded away Shaq Mason for a lowly fifth-round pick. Strong will be a fun addition into the backfield and good value in the fourth but that’s canceled out somewhat by drafting a backup QB (WKU’s Bailey Zappe) with their second fourth-rounder (No. 137 overall) and another backup tailback in Kevin Harris in the sixth (No. 183).

Overall grade: C-

New Orleans Saints

Best pick: D’Marco Jackson, LB, Coastal Carolina (5th round, 161st overall)
Worst pick: Jordan Jackson, DT, Air Force (6th round, 194th overall)

It was no shock to see the Saints nab the silky smooth Chris Olave (11th overall) to boost the passing game but they certainly paid a price to move all the way up and better hope the expenditure was worth it given how many receivers earned high grades. Trevor Penning (19th overall) is a great Terron Armstead replacement and fits the mold of recent tackle picks by the franchise. Alontae Taylor in the second round (No. 49) was a little rich and the front office would have been better served sliding back to take him. Jackson was good value the fifth however and could be a nice piece for new head coach Dennis Allen on third down and special teams. Interesting to say the least in spending their last remaining pick on a DT teams had concerns about his shoulder when they addressed that in free agency. There were plenty of solid guards available then that could have provided a bigger boost to the depth chart.

Overall grade: B-

New York Giants

Best pick: Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon (1st round, 5th overall)
Worst pick: Joshua Ezeudu, OG, North Carolina (3rd round, 67th overall)

The G-Men played their early picks well, nabbing one of the best pass rushers in the draft at five and still landing a premier tackle in Evan Neal (No. 7 overall). The freakish Alabama athlete has plenty of experience as a right tackle and will help boost that line in front of Daniel Jones. New York’s next few picks were some reaches however, as Wan’Dale Robinson was taken too high in the second (No. 43) for somebody 5-foot-8 and who infringes on what Kadarius Toney does. Ezeudu was another one taken a round or two too early as the team found much better value with teammate Marcus McKethan more than 100 picks (fifth round, No. 173) later.

Overall grade: B

New York Jets

Best pick: Jermaine Johnson II, Edge, Florida State (1st round, 26th overall)
Worst pick: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State (3rd round, 101st overall)

What strange times we live in to think that the Jets — the Jets! — may have been one of the biggest draft winners. They nail down three blue-chip starters in the first round, including a straight theft in landing a pass rusher with top-10 talent like Johnson at No. 26. Breece Hall (second round, No. 36 overall) was one of the best tailbacks available and will be able to take a load off Zach Wilson, as will new best friend and the most complete WR in the draft, Garrett Wilson (10th overall). Using a third-rounder on Ruckert and a fourth-rounder (No. 111) on offensive tackle Max Mitchell were two reaches however, the former especially so after some free-agent additions and his limited pass-catching upside.

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Overall grade: A+

Philadelphia Eagles

Best pick: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia (3rd round, 83rd overall)
Worst pick: Grant Calcaterra, TE, SMU (6th round, 198th overall)

The Eagles were another big winner, both in terms of draft picks and landing premier players like wide receiver A.J. Brown in a trade to help boost an offense that needs some additional balance. Big man Jordan Davis (13th overall) will get to learn from Fletcher Cox before taking over for him and provides a huge athleticism upgrade inside. Cam Jurgens (second round, No. 51) can slot in at guard before eventually taking over for Jason Kelce in 2023. Dean was arguably the best player on the best college defense the past decade and despite some medical concerns, is a massive value in the third round and brings some much-needed athleticism to the linebacking corps. Selecting Calcaterra with their final selection might have been the only big miss as he’s blocked by Dallas Goedert and converted wideout JJ Arcega-Whiteside at a minimum and frequent concussions have forced him to retire once already.

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Overall grade: A

Pittsburgh Steelers

Best pick: George Pickens, WR, Georgia (2nd round, 52nd overall)
Worst pick: Chris Oladokun, QB, South Dakota State (7th round, 241st overall)

Everybody had the Steelers selecting a Big Ben successor and they literally just needed to go across the hall to select the lone QB in the first round in Kenny Pickett (20th overall). He’ll be capable of stepping in right away as a starter and was easily the most pro-ready of the signal-callers in this draft. Pickens has the potential to be a true No. 1 on the team and should be a big-play threat that complements Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool. DeMarvin Leal (third round, No. 84) is another quality value in the third round but after that were a bunch of questionable picks, from reaching in adding another smaller slot guy in Calvin Austin III (fourth round, No. 138) to drafting yet another backup QB in Chris Oladokun (seventh round, No. 241).

Overall grade: B

San Francisco 49ers

Best pick: Drake Jackson, Edge, USC (2nd round, 61st overall)
Worst pick: Kalia Davis, DT, UCF (6th round, 220th overall)

Hanging over the 49ers’ draft were the two players who weren’t dealt for picks in WR Deebo Samuel and QB Jimmy Garroppolo. While the additional ammo from moving those two would have been nice, it was still a solid haul for GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan despite not bringing in a guard to help the offense. Jackson has all the tools to become a nice running mate for Nick Bosa and should be a much more productive player in the pros than college. Tyrion Davis-Price (third round, No. 93) is a slight reach but should fit in well with the scheme while taking an additional load off Samuel’s plate. Spending a sixth-round pick on Davis was curious considering he tore his ACL and has been limited the past few years. And what a bummer they made a great college player like Brock Purdy Mr. Irrelevant (final pick of the draft, No. 262).

Overall grade: B+

Seattle Seahawks

Best pick: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State (2nd round, 41st overall)
Worst pick: Bo Melton, WR, Rutgers (7th round, 229th overall)

Pete Carroll and company have gone all over the board with their drafts in the past but turned in one of their best efforts in a while from that rare top-10 pick on down. They ticked off pretty much all their needs and landed a pair of bookend tackles in Charles Cross (ninth overall) and Abraham Lucas (third round, No. 72) that could signal a bit more emphasis on the passing game even without Russell Wilson. Still, Walker can become a focal point right away in the offense and is 10x the value of former first-rounder Rashaad Penny. Coby Bryant (fourth round, No. 109) and Tariq Woolen (fifth round, No. 153) are two quality options at corner in the middle rounds and both edge players can come in and contribute right away too. Dareke Young (seventh round, No. 233) is an understandable developmental receiver and makes more sense in the final round than fellow burner Melton did given the latter’s small size.

Overall grade: A-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Best pick: Rachaad White, RB, Arizona State (3rd round, 91st overall)
Worst pick: Jake Camarda, P, Georgia (4th round, 133rd overall)

The Bucs were dealing quite a bit despite some obvious roster holes and a window of contention still open following the return of Tom Brady. They did net a quality guard addition in Luke Goedeke (second round, No. 57 overall) and a pair of TEs who can contribute right away but the pick of White gives the offense a number of different directions it can go and it wouldn’t surprise if he was on the field alongside Leonard Fournette too. Cade Otton (fourth round, No. 106) is a nice way to address the TE spot and should be much better than his college numbers suggest. You would think the team would learn about spending a middle-round pick on a kicker/punter however but guess not after nabbing Camarda just outside the top 100.

Overall grade: B-

Tennessee Titans

Best pick: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty (3rd round, 86th overall)
Worst pick: Kyle Philips, WR, UCLA (5th round, 163rd overall)

The Titans get a like-for-like replacement for A.J. Brown in first-rounder Treylon Burks (No. 18 overall) but have to hope heightened expectations don’t get the better of the rookie, who is terrific on screens and racking up yards after the catch. Roger McCreary (second round, No. 35) is a physical corner who can contribute right away while Nicholas Petit-Frere is a nice selection at No. 69 (third round) who could well become the starting right tackle. Much of the Titans’ draft attention will fall on Willis, who is a far better value in the third round than the chatter about him going in the first. He won’t be pressed into duty right away but will be able to push Ryan Tannehill in 2022 before providing some big upside down the road. Philips being taken in the fifth round was a reach and will need to prove he can do more than just return punts.

Overall grade: B+

Washington Commanders

Best pick: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama (2nd round, 47th overall)
Worst pick: Chris Paul, OG, Tulsa (7th round, 230th overall)

The football team in Washington sure likes the big boys in the trenches from Alabama, eh? Mathis will likely be part of the rotation early on but he’s got a spot to be a starter eventually regardless if he’s the long-term replacement for Daron Payne. Teammate Brian Robinson Jr. (third round, No. 98 overall) is no stranger to sharing carries and could help complement Antonio Gibson for a few series running between the tackles. It wouldn’t be shocking if fifth-rounder Sam Howell (No. 144) winds up as the best value however, and he may not need long before he’s showing the coaching staff that he’s the best QB on the roster too. Using one of the team’s final picks on a developmental guard like Paul who had questions about his movement ability was a slight whiff given a bigger need at linebacker.

Overall grade: B

— Written by Bryan Fischer, an award-winning college football columnist and member of the Athlon Contributor Network. You can follow him from coast-to-coast on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat at @BryanDFischer.


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