ROUND 1 WINNERS AND LOSERS
49ers- They got their man in Nick Bosa. Pairing him with Dee Ford gives them the edge pressure they are longing for. Once Arizona chose Kyler Murray the card was already filled out.
Bills- No way anyone expected Ed Oliver to fall to 9th. Nevertheless, the Bills were happy to scoop up their most disruptive interior rusher since Marcel Dareus.
Redskins- Not only did Washington not have to jump up and trade away valuable picks for Haskins, but they were able to stand in and pick him at 15. Then trade back into the 1st for Montez Sweat. They added their new quarterback and edge rusher in the 1st round.
Jaguars- They only added the second-best edge rusher in the draft when most mocks had him long gone. After giving up on Flowers they found a younger and more explosive player is Josh Allen.
Giants- Dexter Lawrence was a good value pick, but the huge reach for Daniel Jones at 6th was an instant loss. Then factor in that they jumped three other corners for DeAndre Baker after trading back into the first made matters worse. This offseason has Giants fans throwing darts at Dave Gettleman’s picture.
Atlanta- While the Falcons added much needed offensive line help, they added players at picks that didn’t match their value. Taking Lindstrom at 14 was a reach. Then to jump back into the 1st for McGary when he would have been available early day 2 was another reach. Now they will have to hope that the much-needed help at defensive back falls their way.
Cardinals- Yes they got their man in Kyler Murray, However, the Cards did not move Josh Rosen. That already starts off Murray’s tenure with drama involving two first-round quarterbacks on the roster. Not to mention Rosen’s value starts to take a major hit because teams’ now know that you can’t really afford to have both on the roster so the lowball offers will start to come.