2018 NFL Draft Report (with Team Grades)


Minnesota Vikings: A
•    Immediate Help:
Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn
•    May Play:
Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
Colby Gossett, OG, Appalachian State
Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan (Good Value)
•    Too Early:
None
•    Why Draft:
Ade Aruna, DT-DE, Tulane (available after)
•    Watch:
Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Miss (UDFA)
Holton Hill, CB, Texas (UDFA)
Tray Matthews, S, Auburn (UDFA)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A
•    Immediate Help:
Vita Vea, DT, Washington
Justin Wilson, WR, Penn
•    May Play:
Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina
Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
Godwin Igwebuike, S, Northwestern (UDFA)
•    Too Early:
Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt St.
•    Why Draft:
None
•    Watch:
Jack Cichy, LB, Wisconsin
Sergio Bailey, WR, Eastern Michigan (UDFA)
Cole Boozer, OT-G, Temple (UDFA)


New York Giants: A-
•    Immediate Help:
Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
Lorenzo Carter, OLB, Georgia
•    May Play:
B.J. Hill, DT, North Carolina State
•    Too Early:
None
•    Why Draft:
None
•    Watch:
R.J. McIntosh, DT, Miami (FL)
Evan Brown, C, SMU (UDFA)


Indianapolis Colts: B+
•    Immediate Help:
Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
Deon Cain, WR, Clemson (VALUE 6th round)
•    May Play:
Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State
Nyheim Hines, RB, North Carolina State
Zaire Franklin, ILB, Syracuse
Braden Smith, OG, Auburn
•    Too Early:
Kemoko Turay, DE-OLB, Rutgers
•    Why Draft:
Jordan Wilkins, RB, Mississippi
•    Watch:
Steve Ishmael, WR, Syracuse (UDFA)
Skai Moore, OLB-SS, South Carolina (UDFA)
Chris Cooper, S, Stony Brook (UDFA)
George Odum, S, Central Arkansas (UDFA)


Cincinnati Bengals: B+
•    Immediate Help:
Billy Price, C, Ohio State
•    May Play:
Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State (Big Value)
Mark Walton, RB, Miami (FL)
Davontae Harris, CB-S, Illinois State (Super Value)
•    Too Early:
Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest
Malik Jefferson, OLB, Texas (WAY overrated)
•    Why Draft:
Andrew Brown, DT, Virginia (not big DT, not fast DE)
•    Watch:
Logan Woodside, QB, Toledo (Super Value)
Auden Tate, WR, Florida State (Super Value)
Darius Phillips, CB-S-KR, Western Michigan


Cleveland Browns: B
•    Immediate Help:
Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
•    May Play:
Chad Thomas, DE, Miami (FL)
•    Too Early:
Austin Corbett, OG-T, Nevada
Antonio Calloway, WR, Florida
•    Why Draft:
Damien Ratley, WR, Texas A&M
Simeon Thomas, CB, UL-Lafayette
•    Watch:
Trenton Thompson, DT, Georgia (UDFA)
Erick Wren, C, Oklahoma (UDFA)
Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia (UDFA)


Los Angeles Rams: B
•    Immediate Help:
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE-OLB, Oklahoma (Value)
•    May Play:
Brian Allen, C, Michigan State
Micah Kiser, ILB, Virginia
John Kelly, Tennessee (Value)
Trevon Young, DE, Louisville (Value)
•    Too Early:
Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU
•    Why Draft:
Justin Lawler, DE, SMU
•    Watch:
Jamil Denby, OG-T, Maine (Value)
Travin Howard, S, TCU
Ricky Jeune, WR, Georgia Tech (UDFA)


Denver Broncos: B
•    Immediate Help:
Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State
Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
Josey Jewell, ILB, Iowa
•    May Play:
Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College
Troy Fumigalli, TE, Wisconsin
•    Too Early:
Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State
•    Why Draft:
David Williams, RB, Arkansas
•    Watch:
Sam Jones, OG, Arizona State


Washington Redskins: B
•    Immediate Help:
DaRon Payne, DT, Alabama
Darius Guice, RB, LSU
•    May Play:
Troy Apke, S, Penn State
Trey Quinn, WR, SMU
•    Too Early:
Geron Christian, OG-T, Louisville
•    Why Draft:
Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech (Payne & lot of DLs?)
•    Watch:
Quin Blanding, S, Virginia (UDFA)
Sean Welsh, C, Iowa (UDFA)
Simmie Cobbs, Jr., WR, Indiana (UDFA)


Detroit Lions: B
•    Immediate Help:
Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
•    May Play:
Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas (Way too Early)
Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon (Value)
•    Too Early:
Da'Shawn Hand, DE, Alabama
Tracy Walker, S, UL-Lafayette (good player too Early)
•    Why Draft:
Nick Bawden, FB, San Diego State (available after)
•    Watch:
Mike Ford, CB, Southeast Missouri State (UDFA)
Chad Meredith, OLB, SE Missouri St.  (UDFA)
JoJo Wicker, DE-T, Arizona State (UDFA)


Miami Dolphins: B-
•    Immediate Help:
Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
•    May Play:
Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State (Good value)
•    Too Early:
Jerome Baker, S-ILB?, Ohio State
Durham Smythe, TE, Notre Dame
•    Why Draft:
Cornell Armstrong, CB, Southern Miss
•    Watch:
Quenton Poling, ILB, Ohio (Super Value)
Jalen Davis, CB, Utah State (UDFA)


Chicago Bears: B-
•    Immediate Help:
Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
Ryan Nall, FB, Oregon State (UDFA)
•    May Play:
James Daniels, OG-C, Iowa
Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
•    Too Early:
Joel Iyiegbuniwe, OLB, Western Kentucky
Bilal Nichols, DT, Delaware
•    Why Draft:
Kylie Fitts, DE, Utah
Javon Wims, WR, George (available after)
•    Watch:
Cavon Walker, DE, Maryland (UDFA)
Austin MacGinnis, K, Kentucky (UDFA)
Jeremi Hall, OG, South Florida (UDFA)


Green Bay Packers: B-
•    Immediate Help:
Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
•    May Play:
Oren Burks, OLB, Vanderbilt
Cole Madison, OG, Washington State (3-point stance?)
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame (Value)
•    Too Early:
JMon Moore, WR, Missouri (better WRs available)
JK Scott, P, Alabama (very consistent, but 5th round?)
•    Why Draft:
Hunter Bradley, LS, Mississippi State (at least athletic)
•    Watch:
Jacob Alsadek, OG-T, Arizona (UDFA)


Dallas Cowboys: C+
•    Immediate Help:
Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford
•    May Play:
Connor Williams, OG-T, Texas
Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State
Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State (Value)
•    Too Early:
Leighton Vander Esch, OLB, Boise State
Dorance Armstrong, DE, Kansas State
•    Why Draft:
Chris Covington, OLB, Indiana
•    Watch:
David Wells, TE, San Diego State (UDFA)
Kam Kelly, CB-S, San Diego State (UDFA)
Joel Lanning, ILB, Iowa State (UDFA)


Baltimore Ravens: C+
•    Immediate Help:
Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma (Big Value)
•    May Play:
Jaleel Scott, WR, New Mexico State (Good Value)
DeShon Elliott, S, Texas (Very Good Value)
•    Too Early:
Mark Andrews, TE, Alabama (better TEs available)
Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama
Kenny Young, ILB, UCLA
Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA (scouted only one team?)
•    Why Draft:
Greg Senat, OT, Wagner
•    Watch:
Zach Sieler, DE, Ferris State
Alex Thompson, OG-C, Monmouth (UDFA)
De'Lance Turner, RB, Alcorn State (UDFA)


Kansas City Chiefs: C+
•    Immediate Help:
Byron Pringle, WR, Kansas State (UDFA)
•    May Play:
Derek Nnadi, DT, Florida State
Dorian O'Daniel, OLB-SS, Clemson (bit Early)
•    Too Early:
Breeland Speaks, DE, Mississippi (Way Way too Early)
Armani Watts, S, Texas A&M (too slow)
•    Why Draft:
None
•    Watch:
Tremon Smith, CB, Central Arkansas
Chase Litton, QB, Marshall (UDFA)
Jimmy Murray, OT-G, Holy Cross (UDFA)


Arizona Cardinals: C
•    Immediate Help:
Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
•    May Play:
Mason Cole, OG-C, Michigan
Frank Ginda, ILB, San Jose State (UDFA)
•    Too Early:
Chase Edwards, RB, Fordham (injuries-3rd down back)
•    Why Draft:
Chris Campbell, CB, Penn State (might end up safety)
•    Watch:
Korey Cunningham, OT, Cincinnati
Matthew McCrane, K, Kansas State (UDFA)
Jonathan Owens, S, Missouri Western (UDFA)


Jacksonville Jaguars: C
•    Immediate Help:
Tony Adams, OG, NC State (UDFA)
•    May Play:
Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
Leon Jacobs, OLB, Wisconsin (Good Value)
•    Too Early:
D.J. Chark, WR, LSU (WAY too Early)
Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama (overrated)
•    Why Draft:
Logan Cooke, P, Mississippi State (Why this guy?)
•    Watch:
Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford (UDFA)
Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State
K.C. McDermott, OG-T, Miami (FL) (UDFA)


New England Patriots: C
•    Immediate Help:
Ralph Webb, RB, Vanderbilt (UDFA)
•    May Play:
Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia
Sony Michel, RB, Georgia (needs work picking up blitzes and fundamentals)
•    Too Early:
Duke Dawson, S. Florida (Way Too Early)
•    Why Draft:
Keion Crossen, CB, Western Carolina (tiny - stats vs. lesser competition)
Ryan Izzo, TE, Florida State (Available after)
•    Watch:
Christian Sam, LB, Arizona State
JC Jackson, CB, Maryland (UDFA)
John Atkins, DT, Georgia (UDFA)


Atlanta Falcons: C
•    Immediate Help:
Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
•    May Play:
Deadrin Senat, DT, South Florida
Matt Gono, OG-T, Wesley (UDFA)
•    Too Early:
Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
Ito Smith, RB, So. Miss (WAY too Early)
•    Why Draft:
Russell Gage, WR, LSU (400+ prospect -- taken 194)
•    Watch:
Foyesade Oluokun, SS-OLB, Yale
Mackendy Cheridor, DE, Georgia State (UDFA)
Chris Lammons, CB-S, South Carolina (UDFA)


Pittsburgh Steelers: C-
•    Immediate Help:
?
•    May Play:
Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech
Jaylen Samuels, FB, North Carolina State
James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State (bit too Early)
•    Too Early:
Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Mich. (Way Early)
Marcus Allen, S, Penn State
•    Why Draft:
Joshua Frazier, DT, Alabama (injuries, available after)
•    Watch:
Matthew Thomas, LB, Florida State (UDFA)
Jarvion Franklin, RB, Western Michigan (UDFA)
Patrick Morris, OG-C, TCU (UDFA)


Los Angeles Chargers: C-
•    Immediate Help:
?
•    May Play:
Kyzir White, S, West Virginia (Super Value)
Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern (Good Value)
•    Too Early:
Derwin James, S, Florida State (White is better now)
Uchenna Nwosu, DE-OLB, USC
•    Why Draft:
None
•    Watch:
Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech (Super Value)
D’Juan Hines, ILB, Houston (UDFA)
Shane Tripucka, P, Texas A&M (UDFA)


Seattle Seahawks: C-
•    Immediate Help:
Rashaad Penny, RB San Diego State (Taken too Early)
Will Dissly, TE, Washington (Good Value)
•    May Play:
Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State (Super Value)
•    Too Early:
Rasheem Green, DT-DE, USC
Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State (back problem? in on -  not making a lot of tackles)
•    Why Draft:
Jake Martin, DE-OLB, Temple (small DE, not OLB)
Alex McGough, QB, FIU
•    Watch:
Skyler Phillips, OG-T, Idaho State (UDFA)
Poona Ford, DT, Texas (UDFA)


Buffalo Bills: D+
•    Immediate Help:
Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
•    May Play:
Tremaine Edwards, OLB, Virginia Tech (Tad Early)
Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
Wyatt Teller, OG, Virginia Tech (Good Value)
•    Too Early:
Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State (WAY too Early)
•    Why Draft:
None
•    Watch:
Siran Neal, CB-S, Jacksonville State (good value)


San Francisco 49ers: D+
•    Immediate Help:
Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
•    May Play:
Fred Warner, OLB, BYU
•    Too Early:
Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
Tarvarius Moore, S, Southern Miss (WAY too Early)
•    Why Draft:
D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State
•    Watch:
Jullian Taylor, DE, Temple
Coleman Shelton, OL, Washington (UDFA)
Niles Scott, DT, Frostburg State (UDFA)


Houston Texans: D
•    Immediate Help:
Justin Reid, S, Stanford
•    May Play:
Martinas Rankin, OG-C, Mississippi State
•    Too Early:
Jordan Akins, TE, Central Florida
Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech
•    Why Draft:
Peter Kalambayi, DE-OLB, Stanford (not likely either)
Jermaine Kelly, CB, San Jose State (available after)
•    Watch:
Trevor Daniel, P, Tennessee
Anthony Coyle, OG-T, Fordham (UDFA)
Jester Weah, WR, Pittsburgh (UDFA)


Tennessee Titans: D
•    Immediate Help:
?
•    May Play:
Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College (back, knee)
Deontay Burnett, WR, USC (UDFA)
Nick DeLuca, LB, North Dakota State (UDFA)
•    Too Early:
Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama
•    Why Draft:
Luke Falk, QB, Washington St.
•    Watch:
Aaron Stinnie, OG-T, James Madison (UDFA)
Mike Ramsey, DT-E, Duke (UDFA)
Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa (UDFA)


New York Jets: D
•    Immediate Help:
Sam Darnold, QB, USC
•    May Play:
Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State
•    Too Early:
Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, Connecticut
•    Why Draft:
Trenton Cannon, RB, Virginia State
•    Watch:
Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane
Darius James, OL, Auburn (UDFA)


Oakland Raiders: D
•    Immediate Help:
Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA
•    May Play:
Maurice Hurst, Jr, DT, Michigan
Johnny Townsend, P, Florida (lot of punts, but in 5th)
•    Too Early:
P.J. Hall, DT, Sam Houston St. (WAY too Early)
Brandon Parker, OT, No. Caro. A&T
Arden Key, DE, LSU
•    Why Draft:
Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin (wasn't that good before the knee operation)
•    Watch:
Alex Officer, OG-C, Pittsburgh (UDFA)
Eddy Piniero, K, Florida (UDFA)


Philadelphia Eagles: D-
•    Immediate Help:
?
•    May Play:
Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State (tad Early)
Aaron Evans, OT, Central Florida (UDFA)
•    Too Early:
Avonte Maddox, CB, Pittsburgh
Josh Sweat, DE-OLB, Florid State (tweener)
•    Why Draft:
Matt Pryor, OG-T, TCU
Jordan Mailata -- for the humor? Oy Oy Oy!
•    Watch:
Joe Ostman, DE-OLB, Central Michigan (UDFA)
Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame (UDFA)
Jordan Gandy, WR, Murray State (UDFA)


New Orleans Saints: D-
•    Immediate Help:
?
•    May Play:
Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida
•    Too Early:
Marcus Davenport, DE, UT-San Antonio (Way Early)
Rick Leonard, OT, Florida State (300 spots too Early)
•    Why Draft:
Natrell Jamerson, S, Wisconsin (available after)
Kamrin Moore, CB, Boston College (injuries and inconsistency)
Boston Scott, RB, Louisiana Tech (not next Darren Sproles)
•    Watch:
Will Clapp, OG-C, LSU (Good value)
Jeromy Irwin, OT, Colorado (UDFA)
Keshun Freeman, OLB, Georgia Tech (UDFA)


Carolina Panthers: F
•    Immediate Help:
?
•    May Play:
D.J. Moore, WR. Maryland (Way Too Early)
Rashaan Gaulden, CB-S, Tennessee
Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
•    Too Early:
Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana
Marquis Haynes, OLB, Mississippi
•    Why Draft:
Jermaine Carter, ILB, Maryland
Watch:
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