NFL Draft Grades 2013: 49ers, Rams, Steelers at top of the class

Al Bello

The draft is a wrap, and we have grades for all 32 teams.

While these grades will almost all change in a year, Nick Chiamardas and yours truly try our best to assess grades to each team.

Arizona Cardinals

Trevor: A-

The Cardinals are back in business. Arizona drafted well, bolstering their offensive line by adding guards Jonathan Cooper and Earl Watford. On the defensive side of the ball I loved the pick of Tyrann Mathieu, who they plan to use at safety. I really liked the whole Arizona draft. In the later rounds they found bargains in pass rusher Alex Okafor, shifty slot receiver Ryan Swope, along with running backs Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Quality depth was added. Look for a number of these players to contribute in a positive way this season.

Nick: B+

I love what the Cardinals did in this draft. Two guards (Brandon Cooper and Earl Watford) will help fortify one of the leagues worst offensive lines. The addition of Tyrann Mathieu, as a free safety nonetheless, will reunite him with former teammate Patrick Peterson. Kevin MInter helps ease the pain of losing Daryl Washington to suspension for the first four games of the season, They also drafted well late with Alex Okafor, running backs Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor, and one of the faster receiver's in the draft Ryan Swope. Bruce Arians first draft as head coach wen't extremely well.

Atlanta Falcons

Trevor: B-

The Falcons only had two picks in the first three rounds, and they opted to draft cornerbacks with both. Their draft will depend on how these corners perform this year. I expect Desmond Trufant to do well. Robert Alford on the other hand I'm not as sure.

Nick: B-

Atlanta started off solving their need a corner for this year and beyond. Trading up in the first for Desmond Trufant and selecting one of my favorite corners, Robert Alford in the second. The Falcons attempted to fill their need at defensive end with Malliciah Goodman. They may have reached for Stanford TE Levine Toilolo but he gets to learn from the best They also added project quarterback Sean Renfree.

Baltimore Ravens

Trevor: A-

Ozzie Newsome proves each year why he's one of the best general managers in the NFL, and this year is no exception. The Ravens first two selections will make them stay the hard hitting, ball-hawking Ravens we have known for so long. Matt Elam will bring a hard hitting presence to the back end at safety who also should develop good ball skills. Arthur Brown is going to have some big shoes to fill at linebacker, but he's good enough to do a Ray Lewis impersonation out there. Throughout the rest of the draft, Baltimore made some nice selections to insure their grade of A-. I liked the drafting of Harvard FB Kyle Juszcyk, as he was the hardest hitting fullback in the draft.

Nick: A-

I'm not sure the Ravens could have drafted any better in the first four rounds. Matt Elam and Arthur Brown fit that Baltimore defense perfectly. Brandon Williams is a stud and will remind us all how bad we wished the 49ers would have drafted him. John Simon is an underrated linebacker and will be one of the teams hardest workers. The Ravens were able to draft based on value while still filling needs.

Buffalo Bills

Trevor: C

The Bills draft was very uneven. I felt they reached for E.J. Manuel, drafted WR Marquise Goodwin when there were plenty of more polished receivers on the board, and should have drafted ILB Arthur Brown but instead opted to draft ILB Kiko Alonso. I did like the picks of WR Robert Woods, K Dustin Hopkins, and TE Chris Gragg, but the Bills draft was very average.

Nick: C+

The BIlls obviously reached by selecting EJ Manuel. What they did the rest of the draft, however, made me not hate the Manuel pick as much. Adding receivers Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin along with tight end Chris Gragg give Manuel plenty of options (Don't forget about Stevie Johnson, CJ Spiller, and Fred Davis. Kiko Alonso and Duke Williams will likely see the field from day one. The BIls also snagged the draft's best kicker Dustin Hopkins in the sixth. What a steal!

Carolina Panthers

Trevor: D

The Panthers were in trouble right out of the gate, having only five picks in their arsenal. In rounds one and two the Panthers drafted defensive lineman Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short. While both are solid players, how about getting Cam Newton a receiver in the second round, or at any point in the draft? Shame on you Carolina.

Nick: C+

Having only five picks really hurt the Panthers this year. They did double up at DT with two of the best in Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short. Nailed the value but could have used more picks. I liked adding AJ Klein but was confused by the addition of Kenjon Barner.

Chicago Bears

Trevor: C

The Bears needed some offensive lineman, and they did find a brute in guard Kyle Long. I really didn't care for their selections much after round one. While they filled some needs in theory, it's debatable whether the players they picked will "fill" the need adequately. In the seventh round the Bears added Washington State WR Marquess Wilson, a legitimate tall, deep threat. Wilson would have been drafted sooner if it wasn't for character concerns, and he could complement Brandon Marshall well.

Nick: B

The Bears finally make a move to fix the offensive line. It was definetly a reach when they selected Kyle Long. But I like Long and think the reach is forgivable. I'm not so sure about the Bostic pick, it will be interesting to see if the Bears attempt to make him an ILB. I like the value with Kasheem Greene and Cornelius Washington, both will see the field a lot.

Cincinnati Bengals

Trevor: B-

The Tyler Eifert selection in round one will make Andy Dalton happy, and the Bengals passing attack even more dangerous than it already is. In the second they added RB Giovani Bernard to provide depth at the position. With their last second round choice, Cincinnati took a chance on DE Margus Hunt. You all know how raw Hunt is, but also realize his potential. This is a good gamble by the Bengals.

Nick: B-

I loved the Bengals first three picks in Tyler Eifert, Giovanni Bernard, and Margus Hunt. Giving Andy Dalton more weapons was a priority early. The addition of Hunt late in the second was a great value pick. They seemed to reach a bit too much in the mid rounds I did like their selection of center TJ Johnson in the seventh.

Cleveland Browns

Trevor: C-

The Browns had only two picks before round six and I didn't like what they did with them. Barkevious Mingo is far from a "sure thing" slam dunk choice at pick No. 6, and when you're a team like the Browns you have to draft a player you will be more certain of being productive. It will be interesting what Michael Lombardi can do with a full slate of picks next season. This year wasn't a very good draft for he and Cleveland.

Nick: D+

The Browns were another team hampered by a lack of picks. A team this bad with a young roster can't afford to take the risk they took on Barkevious Mingo. That's not to say Mingo won't be a nice player. But the Browns need game changers. I don’t think they got any in this year's draft.

Dallas Cowboys

Trevor: D-

I can't give the Cowboys an F because they gave the 49ers an affordable chance to move up in the first round. Thank you Jerry Jones. The Cowboys reached big time on a center in the first round. In round two and three they should have taken care of some needs on defense, but instead they draft a tight end and a receiver in Terrance Williams who is afraid to get hit. Really bad draft for the Cowboys, Jerry Jones doesn't have much of a clue anymore.

Nick: D

I love watching a hated rival meander through a draft. The Cowboys reached on just about every single one of their picks. Gavin Escobar is the only reach I can overlook. He’ll fit nicely. Travis Fredrick was the only offensive lineman selected. That’s a problem.

Denver Broncos

Trevor: B+

The Broncos found their running back of the future in the second round, drafting Montee Ball. Denver is a pefect landing spot for Ball, and will thrive alongside Peyton Manning in one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. Denver also added some nice pieces in DT Sylvester Williams, and speedster receiver Tavarres King.

Nick: C-

The Broncos aced their first round pick. Then seemed to plod through the rest. Much like second round pick, and reach, Monte Ball plods through a running lane. I’m not a fan of slow physical running back with as much wear on the tread as Ball. Quanterus Smith was the only other pick I liked.

Detroit Lions

Trevor: B

The first three rounds provided selections that really improved the Lions roster in areas of desperate need: pass rush, secondary, and offensive line. If these prospects pan out, they could give the NFC North a run for their money.

Nick: B-

Depending on how you feel about Ziggy Ansah will determine your grade for the Lions. I’m not sold. He’s a high-risk bust candidate and the Lions have some history with first round busts. CB Darius Slay and OG Larry Warford saved the draft for the Lions. Warford might be the best player the Lions drafted this year.

Green Bay Packers

Trevor: B+

The Pack added UCLA DL Datone Jones in the first, to add a physical presence up front, and they weren't done making good choices yet. Green Bay added running backs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin to provide a good one-two physical punch in the backfield, something the Packers have lacked for a long time. They don't get an A because not much was done to bolster their secondary.

Nick: A-

The Packers had a great draft. Datone Jones will help stabilize the Packers defensive front. The Pack also had two running backs Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin fall into their laps rather late. Adding the versatile David Backhtiari to the offensive line was a great value pick. DL Josh Boyd in the fifth may be a steal.

Houston Texans

Trevor: B-

Andre Johnson is a happy camper in Texas right now. He finally has a teammate (WR DeAndre Hopkins) who can draw defenses to the other side of the field. The selection of safety D.J. Swearinger in the second was a wise choice. He'll be able to learn from one of the best in Ed Reed. The Texans only get a B- because they didn't address their need at cornerback whatsoever and didn't pick up a tight end that can replace the aging Owen Daniels.

Nick: B+

Deandre Hopkins and Andre Johnson could become a fantastic WR duo for Houston. The scheme based off the running game will suit Hopkins well. Adding DJ Swearinger was a smart pick. He’ll learn a lot from Ed Reed and do well with him by his side. David Quessenberry was a great late round selection.

Indianapolis Colts

Trevor: C-

A disappointing draft by the Colts. I don't feel the Paul Kruger comparisons are warranted for Bjoern Werner, and think he would have been best utilized as a 4-3 defensive end. In rounds two and three, Indy added some lineman, but did not address their cornerback need when there were good players on the board at the position. Mediocre draft at best.

Nick: C+

I’m not sold on the Bjoern Werner selection. I think the Colts will consider turning Werner into a 5T end, similarly to what the 49ers are rumored to be doing with Tank Carradine. I like that they addressed the offensive line with two guys that can contribute right away in Hugh Thornton and Khaled Holmes. Seventh round pick Kerwin Williams is a project speedster.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Trevor: B+

Really good draft for the new regime down in Jacksonville. They added some thump on the line with Luke Joeckel, added two safeties that can start (Johnathan Cyprien, Josh Evans), and picked up a fast slot receiver (Ace Saunders) and a playmaker change of pace back (Denard Robinson). The Jaguars drafted very well while filling needs along the way.

Nick: B

For the first time in, maybe history, the Jaguars actually had a good draft. Sure, taking T Luke Joeckel with the No. 2 overall pick didn’t fill a need but it makes their roster better. That’s what the draft is about. Jon Cyprien in the second was a great pick and gives the Jags a physical presence in the back end of that revamped defense. Late round picks Denard Robinson and Josh Evans were great value picks. Well done, Jacksonville.

Kansas City Chiefs

Trevor: C

Rounds one and two featured sound choices that will improve the team, grabbing T Eric Fisher and sure handed, good blocking tight end Travis Kelce. After those choices the Chiefs should have been looking to grab a receiver to help Alex Smith out, and they did nothing of the sort. The receiver position doesn't have a lot of depth in Kansas City and I was very surprised that Andy Reid and company didn't do something about this via draft.

Nick: C

Andy Reid’s first draft with the Chiefs was pretty boring. After Eric Fisher in the first the Chiefs grabbed Travis Kelce and Knile Davis. I like Kelce, but Davis was a big reach. Davis has scary skills but is as injury prone as they come. They also reached in the fourth for Nico Johnson who had been slipping down draft boards.

Miami Dolphins

Trevor: B

The selections of DE Dion Jordan and CB Jamar Taylor were wise choices. These prospects are going to be playing on Sunday's for years to come. I also liked the choices of cornerback Will Allen and blocking TE Dion Sims. They found value late in the draft, nabbing Florida RB Mike Gillislee, who could see some action this year. I felt they should have added a receiver. You can never have enough good ones in what is becoming a pass first league.

Nick: B-

GM Jeff Ireland is on the hot seat in 2013. This draft might have that seat cooling a little bit. They did move up a bit too much to get Dion Jordan, perhaps the second coming of Jason Taylor. Grabbing Jamar Taylor in the second perfect. OL Dallas Thomas gives them a versatile offensive lineman that can help from day one. Mike Gillislee could be a sleeper to contribute to the Dolphins running game.

Minnesota Vikings

Trevor: B

This draft was all about the first round for the Vikings, as they went all in. The picks of DL Sharrif Floyd, CB Xavier Rhodes, and WR Cordarrelle Patterson all filled needs, and they all could become Pro Bowl players. The interesting thing about all three guys is they were still on the board when they weren't expected to still be there. Rick Spielman must have been ecstatic to land these players. Although they gave up a lot to trade up and draft Patterson, if he turns out to be the next Julio Jones, it will be well worth the price.

Nick: B+

The only reason this isn’t an A is because the Vikings failed to address their middle linebacker early enough. BUT what they did do early could go down as one of the best trade day moves of all time. Three first rounders all fell and the Vikings didn’t waste anytime snapping them up. Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes, and Cordarrelle Patterson are examples of a renewed urgency to win in the Minnesota front office.

New England Patriots

Trevor: B

The Pats drafted Tom Brady some new weapons, adding receivers Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce. Both receivers could really improve New England's passing attack, which has featured a lackluster receiving corps since the departure of Randy Moss with the exception of Wes Welker of course. They also found a quick and strong pass rusher in OLB Jamie Collins. It was a good draft by New England.

Nick: B

The Pats traded out of the first round (shocker!) and were able to select three guys we knew they were interested in. Jamie Collins was a combine freak and will fit nice opposite Chandler Jones. Aaron Dobsin might have been a bit of a reach but if he can catch Tom Brady will make him a star. I loved the Logan Ryan pick in the third. Good value and the Rutgers-New England pipeline continue along with teammate Duron Harmon.

New Orleans Saints

Trevor: B-

The Saints didn't have a whole lot of picks to work with, but they made some good moves. Kenny Vaccaro will help the back end of the Saints defense greatly. Now New Orleans has a safety who can cover and play the pass, which they haven't had since Darren Sharper retired. They found Drew Brees a slot receiver in the fifth, WR Kenny Stills. Stills will push Lance Moore for his roster spot. This should be an interesting battle.

Nick: B+

The Saints had only five picks but they made the most of them. They grabbed the to safety in the draft in round one. Unbelievably they were able to grab Terron Armstead in the third. A slight project but might be most athletic tackle in the draft. Adding big Jon Jenkins to anchor the defensive line was just icing on the cake. Rob Ryan will finding ways to use him.

New York Giants

Trevor: B+

Rounds one through four featured selections of players that can all have good NFL careers. DL Johnathan Hankins is going to be clogging the middle for years and could turn out to be the next Vince Wilfork. In rounds three and four the G-Men found tremendous value when they drafted Damontre Moore and Ryan Nassib.

Nick: B+

I like what the Giants did in adding Pugh in round one. I liked Jon Hankins in the second and D’montre Moore in the third better. Hankins will bring a new dimension to the Giants defensive front and Moore presented great value that late in the game. Value is also the reason you saw the Giants select Ryan Nassib. Could be groomed and traded later for much more than the fourth round pick that was spent on him.

New York Jets

Trevor: C+

I loved the Jets first two selections of CB Dee Milliner and DL Sheldon Richardson. but getting QB Geno Smith in the second round was completely irresponsible. Geno goes through reads slow and has bad pocket presence, and I do question if he is smart enough to be a starting NFL quarterback. The Jets should have waited until next season to get a quarterback, a class that will be much better than this one. Instead of getting Smith, the Jets should have looked to help their current starting QB out (Mark Sanchez or David Garrard), give them a receiver or tight end to throw to. That pick says a lot about the Jets ownership and management, they are dysfunctional and incoherent. Look for Smith to falter if he starts, costing Rex Ryan his job. To me this pick made or broke their draft, and I think it broke it.

Nick: A

I don’t get why people are hating on the Jets draft so much. I love what they did in the first round. Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson are difference makers and will help Rex Ryan restore the once proud Jets defense. The Jets also got great value in the second with Geno Smith. Everyone immediately started asking, "What’s this mean? What are they thinking?!" Well my impression is that they realize Mark Sanchez sucks. Geno Smith might not ever be great, but he doesn’t have to do much to be better than Sanchez. The Jets then drafted three straight offensive linemen…hey one of them HAS to work out…right?

Oakland Raiders

Trevor: B

The Raiders actually had a good draft! The first four picks will strengthen a roster that still has a lot of holes in it. I would find it funny if Tyler Wilson turns out to be this years Russel Wilson and takes the starting job away from Matt Flynn. If that somehow happens (we're talking about the Raiders, it could), that would mean Flynn was replaced by different Wilson's on different teams in back to back years. Ouch. Wilson has a lot of upside and I would love to see what he can do in a clean pocket. Oakland's offensive line has promise, and they added to it by adding Menelik Watson.

Nick: B

Al Davis may be gone, but if you watched the Raiders draft you’d never know it. DJ Hayden was a typical Raiders pick. Good news for them is I think they hit a home run with this one. Menelik Watson is an athletic freak and will need to learn at right tackle. He could eventually turn into a left tackle. I really like the Tyler Wilson selection. Wilson was one of my favorite QBs and has a rocket of an arm.

Philadelphia Eagles

Trevor: B-

The Eagles draft was all about value. Getting Matt Barkley in the fourth round with a long term need at quarterback was almost too good to pass up, as was getting cornerback Jordan Poyer in the sixth round (really surprised by that).

Nick: B

Chip Kelly’s first draft as head coach of the Eagles went pretty well. Landing Lane Johnson in the first and Zach Ertz in the second help the Eagles and Kelly restore quality options at each position. Matt Barkely provided great value and gives the Eagles four quarterbacks competing for the job. Safety Earl Wolff could be a steal.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Trevor: A

The Steel Curtain made some great moves. I loved four of the Steelers selections; OLB Jarvis Jones, RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Markus Wheaton, and S Shamarko Thomas. Bell will be a mix of Franco Harris, Jerome Bettis, and Merril Hodge all rolled into one, he is a true "factor" back. Thomas is a hard hitting safety who looks a lot like a young Troy Polamalu, this guy will learn a lot from watching Troy.

Nick: A-

The Steelers really drafted well. Grabbing Jarvis Jones was a perfect fit, as was Le’Veon Bell in the second. It may have been a bit of a reach but no other running back in this draft fits the profile of a Steeler RB better than Bell. Markus Wheaton provides a formidable replacement of Mike Wallace. Shamarko Thomas was one of my favorite players in this year’s draft and the little missile of a safety goes to team where his assets fit best.

St. Louis Rams

Trevor: A

The Rams gave the 49ers fits last year, and they made sure they will continue to be a headache for San Francisco with a great draft. The Rams traded up to get the best receiver in the draft, Tavon Austin, and on day two St. Louis picked up his sure handed teammate, Stedman Bailey. At the end of round one the selection of Alec Ogletree was a wise one. Ogletree has some character concerns, but was a top ten talent otherwise. In the fourth C Barret Jones landed in St. Louis, and is going to be a leader on that line for years to come. It was a great job by the Rams making their roster better in their pursuit of competing for an NFC West title.

Nick: A-

The trade up for Tavon Austin and the trade back for Alec Ogletree completed a fancy first round waltz up and down the draft board on day one. Both of which were great picks. Then the Rams reached big time for USC safety TJ McDonald. I was really shocked by this pick. But the Rams got back into the grove taking Austin’s teammate Stedman Bailey giving those tough NFC West defenses even more to worry about. The Rams then added the versatile, smart, leader that is Barrett Jones. Smart, solid picks for Jeff Fisher and the Rams. Watch out for them this year folks.

San Diego Chargers

Trevor: B-

Manti Te' NO! I didn't like that pick. Kevin Minter and Arthur Brown are better than Te'o and I am already annoyed at all the coverage he is going to get. The Chargers did make some good picks though. The Bolts desperately need a lineman such as D.J. Fluker to give Phillip Rivers time to operated. Getting WR Keenan Allen in the third round was a steal and he will strengthen a pretty weak receiving group in San Diego.

Nick: B+

Great job by the Chargers in sticking to their guns and taking a tackle in the first round. Their commitment was rewarded with mammoth tackle D.J. Fluker. The Chargers were able to maximize the value of their second round pick by taking Manti Te’o. I question the scheme fit but Te’o is familir with the 3-4 having played it in college. They continued to maximize value landing Keenan Allen in the third. This could be a steal.

San Francisco 49ers

Trevor: A

It was an awesome draft, the 49ers filled a variety of needs on an already stacked team. It started when they drafted FS Eric Reid, trading up to pick No. 18 and only giving Jerry Jones the 49ers pick No. 31 and a third round pick. I was ecstatic when the 49ers grabbed Tank Carradine in the second round (after trading down and getting a third for 2014). I was ecstatic again in the fourth round with bargain selections of WR Quinton Patton and RB Marcus Lattimore. Lattimore could wind up being the best running back selected in the 2013 draft. Vance McDonald will be a good No. 2 TE for the 49ers who will turn into a really good blocker and legitimate red zone threat in the passing game. Sure, the 49ers could have gotten a cornerback earlier than they did, but the draft is an A regardless of that. Every single player the 49ers drafted could do something to help this team win, and that is why this draft wasn't just a home run for the 49ers, it was a grand slam.

Nick: A

The 49ers didn’t have many needs but were armed with 13 picks. After parlaying those picks into 11 players and a third round pick for 2014 the 49ers and GM Trent Baalke absolutely killed this draft. Eric Reid will be a starter at FS from day one. Tank Carradine was an absolute steal and no one will work harder to earn a spot on this team than Tank. I’ve been a big advocate for Vance McDonald and am glad to see him in the Red and Gold. Selecting Marcus Lattimore is boarder-line unfair to the rest of the league. The 49ers have the luxury of patience with Lattimore. He won’t play until he’s 100% and then…watch out. Cory Lemonier would have been a first round pick next year had he stayed at Aurbun. Quinton Patton is a technician at WR and will really turn some heads.

Seattle Seahawks

Trevor: B-

Day two of the draft featured a couple selections by the 'Hawks I felt were head scatchers. The pick of Christine Michael didn't make a whole lot of sense to me when they already have Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. In the third they picked Jordan Hill, but felt there were better defensive lineman available when they picked him. I did like the choices of WR Chris Harper and CB Tharold Simon. Although deep at both positions, both players could become starters in the not too distant future, and provide quality depth. They also got Alabama DL Jesse Williams in the fifth, some could call it a bargain, others could say he fell that far for a reason. Only time will tell on the ability of the man who has a tattoo that says "YOLO" on his face. No, I will never let him live that down.

Nick: C+

If I were to consider the acquisition of Percy Harvin in this grade it’d probably change to a B+. But I’m not. Looking strictly at the Seahawks picks, I’m not too impressed. I do like Christine Michael and think he could eventually be a starter in this NFL. WR Chris Harper will be a big target for Russell Wilson. The Seahawks also grabbed Jesse Williams who freefell into the fifth round.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Trevor: C-

I was tempted to give the Bucs a D, but they made two solid selections. Getting CB Johnathan Banks insures that the Tampa secondary will be deep and much improved over last year. I also felt drafting DE William Gholston was a good choice. He has a lot of intangibles if they can coach him up right. I absolutely hated them grabbing QB Mike Glennon in the third. I understand that they want competition for Josh Freeman, but Glennon isn't competition, he isn't even good. He's highly inaccurate and a bad decision maker. If they were to go quarterback here they should have went Matt Barkley, but I felt they should have drafted another position entirely in the third round.

Nick: C-

I understand the Johnathan Banks pick. He’ll be the third corner, although I doubt he lines up in the slot. He’s a press-zone corner, so we’ll see how his skills translate. I’m not a fan of the Mike Glennon pick, but I get why they did it. It’s a bit of an insurance policy (although unproven) for Josh Freeman. They did grab a couple of defensive linemen that will provide depth but it was a unexciting draft for the Bucs.

Tennessee Titans

Trevor: A

From a need filling stand point, I don't know how you can do much better than the Titans did. I loved the pick of Chance Warmack. He's going to be a mauler on the offensive line who will part some holes for Chris Johnson like Moses parted the Red Sea for his people. They then found Jake Locker a big time weapon with receiver Justin Hunter. OLB Zaviar Gooden in the compensatory part of the third was a bargain, he could turn into a great pass rusher that can also cover. Getting Cal C Brian Schwenke in the fourth was another good move. This is a draft the Titans needed to get "right" desperately, and they did that.

Nick: A

Chris Johnson will be a happy camper and so will Jack Locker. The Titans get the best guard in Chance Warmack and a wide receiver that may have the highest ceiling of all the receivers in the draft in Justin Hunter. The Titans did a good job of maximizing the value of their first three picks adding corner Blidi Wreh-Wilson in the third. Adding center Brian Schwenke in the fourth was another great value pick.

Washington Redskins

Trevor: C+

The Redskins draft was just okay. The Skins picked some players that I feel could be prime bust candidates (TE Jordan Reed, S Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo). Of course, a year from now I could be wrong and Shanahan could have drafted the second coming of Aaron Hernandez and two Pro Bowl safeties.

Nick: B

The Redskins did well addressing their needs in the secondary. Three of seven picks were DBs: David Amerson, Phillip Thomas, and Bacarri Rambo (sixth round!). I like the Jordan Reed pick and think he’ll fit perfectly into the pistol offense. Chris Thompson is a small slashing running back coming off a knee injury. Could be nice compliment to Alfred Morris.

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