NFL Draft: Grades for Every NFC Team

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Below are the schools with the most players selected during the 2020 NFL Draft:
LSU: 14
Michigan: 10
Ohio State: 10
Alabama: 9
Clemson: 7
Florida: 7
Georgia: 7
Utah: 7
Auburn: 6
Notre Dame: 6
Oregon Ducks: 4 and Jacob Breeland signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

NFC East: 

Dallas Cowboys (A-):
Cee Dee Lamb could be the best WR to come out of the 2020 NFL Draft. He will be a perfect No.2 option behind Amari Cooper. CB Trevon Diggs should provide much- needed depth in their defensive backfield. Neville Gallimore is 6’2, 305lbs and should be a great addition up the middle.

New York Giants: (B+):

OL Andrew Thomas out of Georgia could be a pro-bowl player for 7 or more years. Safety Xavier McKinney, out of Alabama, brings talent and a winning mentality. The Giants are looking to bounce back after 3-13, 5-11 and 4-12 seasons.

Washington Redskins (B):

When all is said and done, Chase Young could have a better career than Nick Bosa. Antonio Gibson is a dual threat who can play wide receiver and running back. My sleeper pick in the draft was WR Antonio Gandy-Golden out of Liberty. He is 6’4 220lbs. and has elite speed. He could be the game breaker the Redskins desperately need.

Philadelphia Eagles (C):

On February 9th, 2020 I wrote my mock draft preview article.

  • The Eagles need a plethora of wide receivers with speed. They had the slowest wide outs in the NFL last year. TCU’s WR, Jalen Reagor has tremendous speed and tremendous upside. He could stretch the field with Carson Wentz.

The Eagles pick Reagor in the 1st round and picked Jalen Hurts in the 2nd round. Philadelphia realizes that Carson Wentz has had a history of Injuries. Hurts was a solid pick for them. The Eagles also picked up speedy, wide receiver, Marquis Goodwin from the 49ers.

NFC South:

New Orleans Saints. (B+):

The Saints acquired WR Emmanuel Sanders in Free Agency. They also picked up Jameis Winston from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cesar Ruiz, out of Michigan, will start somewhere on New Orleans’s offensive line. Do not be surprised if Zack Baun has over 75 tackles in his rookie season. The Saints are an elite team in the NFC.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (B):

Tristan Wirfs, out of Iowa, is a “Man-child” on the offensive line. Antonio Winfield has the potential to be a playmaker out the defensive back position. WR, Tyler Johnson could be a good fit with Tom Brady. Would anyone be shocked if the Bucs win 10 games?

Carolina Panthers. (B):
Matt Rhule did something no team has ever done, he drafted 7 defensive players with the Carolina Panthers first 7 draft picks. Auburn’s Derrick Brown is 6’5, 325lbs. He is almost impossible to block up the middle. Penn State’s, Yetur Gross-Matos, could accumulate 10 sacks next season. Ruhle has a reputation of being an offensive minded coach. I love the fact that he has built up Carolina’s defense. A roster that was ranked 20th last season, by Pro Football Focus.

Atlanta Falcons. (C):

The Falcons targeted A.J. Terrell from Clemson, early during the college football season. Terrell struggled in the National Championship Game against LSU, but he had a solid career. Auburn’s Marlon Davidson could be the key to Atlanta’s entire draft. He is 6’3, 305lbs. If he can clog the middle and put pressure on Brady and Drew Brees up the middle, The Falcons could contend for their division.

NFC North:

Minnesota Vikings. (B+):

Justin Jefferson should be a great NO.2 option at the wide receiver position. DB Jeff Gladney had a solid career at TCU, but he is 5’10 190lbs. Size could be an issue here. OL Ezra Cleveland out of Boise State is 6’6, 311 lbs. He could be a solid offensive lineman in Minnesota for 7-10 years.

Detroit Lions. (B-):

DB Jeffrey Okudah, could be the next great cornerback in the NFL. He has great technique and led the Buckeyes in pass breakups (21) and yards per target allowed (5.0).  D’Andre Swift could be the first running back in Detroit, since Barry Sanders, to lead his team rushing more than 5 years in a row. Over the past few years Georgia has produced Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Todd Gurley.

Chicago Bears. (C+):

TE Cole Kemet should be a very productive offensive player over the middle and in the Red Zone. He is 6’6, 260lbs. He will be a nightmare matchup for linebackers or defensive backs. Jaylon Johnson out of Utah could be an all-pro defensive back. The questions for the Bears will be who starts at quarterback. Nick Foles or Mitchell Trubisky?

Green Bay Packers. (D):

The Packers have not drafted a wide receiver or running back in the first round since Aaron Rodgers became their starting quarterback in 2008. The Packers selected quarterback, Jordan Love with their 26th pick. This was a shock to everyone. Love will not play in Green Bay for at least two years. Green Bay was 1 game away from the Super Bowl and they did not address their wide receiver needs. There were 36 WR’s drafted and the Packers didn’t pick one. AJ Dillion is a solid running back out of Boston College, but Aaron Jones proved last season he can be a dual threat out of the backfield. Josiah Deguara, was drafted out of Cincinnati, he could become the Packers starting tight end.

NFC West:

San Francisco 49ers. (B+):

The 49ers are coming off a Super Bowl Appearance. They traded DeForest Buckner to the Colts and lost Emmanuel Sanders to free agency. They will not lose anything on defense after drafting defensive tackle, Javon Kinlaw. Brandon Aiyuk, out of Arizona State, could be a legitimate NO.2 option at the wide receiver postion.

Arizona Cardinals. (B-):

Isaiah Simmons could be the most versatile defensive player in the draft. He can play safety or linebacker. He has great speed and instincts. OL, Josh Jones is 6’5, 310lbs. He can be a pro-bowl offensive lineman down the road. The Cardinals may have gotten a gem in the 7th round. Eno Benjamin out of Arizona State could be a perfect fit at running back for Arizona’s offense.

Los Angeles Rams. (C):

Cam Akers, running back at of Florida State should compete for quality playing time. WR Van Jefferson could be a slot receiver to replace Brandin Cooks. Terrell Lewis could be the most productive draft pick for the Rams. The Linebacker out of Alabama could be a play maker from sideline to sideline.

Seattle Seahawks. (C):

Jordan Brooks was a four-year starting middle linebacker at Texas Tech who earned second-team All-American honors as a senior by compiling 108 tackles. Darrell Taylor could be the edge rusher the Seahawks are looking for. He didn’t put up great numbers for the Tennessee Volunteers, but he has great potential.

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