There were way better receivers like Equanimeous St. Brown, Deon Cain, Simmie Cobbs Jr., Allen Lazard, Auden Tate, Dylan Cantrell, Jake Wieneke, and Byron Pringle who had starter potential still on the board. Instead Cleveland settles for a mediocre backup.
I had a third round grade on Duke Ejiofor. I didn't think his injuries would drop him this far. I'm not sure how Ejiofor fits into a 3-4 defense which is the only reason this pick got an A grade instead of an A+ grade.
Christian Sam is a nice middle linebacker for depth behind Dont'a Hightower. This pick gets an B grade and was probably New England's best value pick outside of the Isaiah Wynn selection at 22. New England may end up getting Elandon Roberts like value here.
I love that the Jets got Parry Nickerson here for depth. I really think New York would have been better off taking a right tackle here to start right away as I had Nickerson going 30 picks later at 209. I'll give this an A grade, but not an A+ grade.
Outside linebacker depth for Chicago's 3-4 defense was needed. Kylie Fitts is in my top 350, but I have an undrafed grade on him. Mark had a third round grade on Fitts though so I'll bump this up to a C+.
Tennessee needed a backup to Marcus Mariota. Luke Falk is someone who goes in the same exact draft spot as his idol Tom Brady. Mike Vrabel played with Tom Brady and is now the head coach of the Titans so he will enter as the backup, but with such a stable offensive line and Marcus Mariota having durability issues there is a real window of opportunity for Luke Falk to emerge as the starter if Mariota gets injured again.
I just posted a Luke Falk film session up. Luke Falk is the best quarterback at making progressions not named Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, or Baker Mayfield.
Dallas got this compensation pick at 208 thanks to Morris Claiborne signing with New York. Obtaining Cedrick Wilson here is amazing value for Dallas. I had Wilson graded higher than the receiver they took in the third round with Michael Gallup.
I did a film session of Cedrick Wilson. He's talented enough to be a borderline starter and had a good 2018 Senior Bowl week. Dallas is getting a huge steal with Cedrick Wilson this late.
Kansas City got this compensation pick at 209 thanks to Nick Foles signing with Philadelphia. Miami now owns this pick though. Miami gets an F grade for reaching for a cornerback that wasn't even on my top 350.
Oakland got this compensation pick at 210 thanks to Latavius Murray signing with Minnesota. Oakland sent this pick to New England in the Cordarrelle Patterson trade.
There are much better receivers on the board at this point then Braxton Berrios. He's solid, but mainly a depth receiver rather than a future starter. Considering Simmie Cobbs Jr., Allen Lazard, Auden Tate, Jake Wieneke, and Byron Pringle who were all graded ahead of Berrios really makes me wonder if I should give this pick a lower grade then a C grade. Even guys like Trey Quinn and Korey Robertson provide better value here.
Oakland got this compensation pick at 212 thanks to Malcolm Smith signing with San Francisco. They traded this pick to Baltimore when moving up to 65 in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Greg Senat is a great depth pick for the Ravens here.
Baltimore got this compensation pick at 215 thanks to Lawrence Guy signing with New England. Baltimore addresses their final need by finding a starting center. I had a third round grade on Bradley Bozeman so this is an A+ pick easily.
Oakland got this compensation pick at 217 thanks to Nate Allen signing with Miami. Denver got this pick from a trade and drafted a linebacker out of Washington that I had graded higher than Azeem Victor.
Minnesota got this compensation pick at 218 thanks to Andre Smith signing with Cincinnati. Ade Aruna failed to impress me on tape and him being in my top 350 is the only thing that spared Minnesota from an F grade here.