Hotard Huddle 2020 NFL Draft Grades: Each Class in 10 Words or Less

Arizona Cardinals

2019 Record: 5-10-1

  • 1 (8) – Isaiah Simmons, Clemson OLB
  • 3 (8) – Josh Jones, Houston OT
  • 4 (8) – Leki Fotu, Utah DT
  • 4 (25) – Rashard Lawrence, LSU DT
  • 6 (23) – Evan Weaver, California ILB
  • 7 (8) – Eno Benjamin, Arizona State RB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Congrats on getting the best player in the draft. 

Final Grade: A

Atlanta Falcons

2019 Record: 7-9

  • 1 (16) – AJ Terrell, Clemson CB
  • 2 (15) – Marlon Davidson, Auburn DT
  • 3 (14) – Matt Hennessy, Temple C
  • 4 (13) – Mykal Walker, Fresno State ILB
  • 4 (28) – Jaylinn Hawkins, California S
  • 7 (14) – Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse P

10 Word or Less Analysis:
What good is coverage without a pass rush? 

Final Grade: C+

Baltimore Ravens

2019 Record: 14-2

  • 1 (28) – Patrick Queen, LSU ILB
  • 2 (23) – JK Dobbins, Ohio State RB
  • 3 (7) – Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M DT
  • 3 (28) – Devin Duvernay, Texas WR
  • 3 (34) – Malik Harrison, Ohio State ILB
  • 3 (42) – Tye Phillips, Mississippi State OT
  • 4 (37) – Ben Bredeson, Michigan OG
  • 5 (25) – Broderick Washington Jr. Texas Tech DT
  • 6 (22) – James Proche, SMU WR
  • 7 (5) – Geno Stone, Iowa S

10 Word or Less Analysis:
They addressed their biggest problem, linebacker.

Final Grade: A-

Buffalo Bills

2019 Record: 10-6

  • 2 (22) – AJ Epenesa, Iowa DE
  • 3 (22) – Zack Moss, Utah RB
  • 4 (22) – Gabriel Davis, UCF WR
  • 5 (22) – Jake Fromm, Georgia QB
  • 6 (9) – Tyler Bass, Georgia Southern PK
  • 6 (28) – Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State WR
  • 7 (25) – Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh CB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
At least they finally have some size at receiver. 

Final Grade: B-

Carolina Panthers

2019 Record: 5-11

  • 1 (7) – Derrick Brown, Auburn DT
  • 2 (6) – Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State DE
  • 2 (32) – Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois S
  • 4 (7) – Troy Pride Jr. Notre Dame CB
  • 5 (6) – Kenny Robinson, West Virgina S
  • 6 (5) – Bravvion Roy, Baylor DT
  • 7 (7) – Stantley Thomas-Oliver III, Florida International CB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
All in on the defensive rebuild.  

Final Grade: A-

Chicago Bears

2019 Record: 8-8

  • 2 (11) – Cole Kmet, Notre Dame TE
  • 2 (18) – Jaylon Johnson, Utah CB
  • 5 (10) – Trevis Gipson, Tulsa OLB
  • 5 (18) – Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern CB
  • 5 (28) – Darnell Mooney, Tulane WR
  • 7 (12) – Arlington Hambright, Colorado OT
  • 7 (13) – Lachavious Simmons, Tennessee State OG

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Not that good. Not that bad. But serviceable. 

Final Grade: B

Cincinnati Bengals

2019 Record: 2-14

  • 1 (1) – Joe Burrow, LSU QB
  • 2 (1) – Tee Higgins, Clemson WR
  • 3 (1) – Logan Wilson, Wyoming ILB
  • 4 (1) – Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State OLB
  • 5 (1) – Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame DE
  • 6 (1) – Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas OT
  • 7 (1) – Markus Bailey, Purdue ILB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Big Balls gets Big Weapons

Final Grade: A-

Cleveland Browns

2019 Record: 6-10

  • 1 (10) – Jedrick Wills Jr. Alabama OT
  • 2 (12) – Grant Delpit, LSU S
  • 3 (24) – Jordan Elliot, Missouri DT
  • 3 (33) – Jacob Phillips, LSU ILB
  • 4 (9) – Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic TE
  • 5 (15) – Nick Harris, Washington C
  • 6 (8) – Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan WR

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Pieces falling into their lap (Wills and Delpit).

Final Grade: B+

Dallas Cowboys

2019 Record: 8-8

  • 1 (17) – CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma WR
  • 2 (19) – Trevon Diggs, Alabama CB
  • 3 (18) – Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma DT
  • 4 (17) Reggie Robinson II, Tulsa CB
  • 5 (34) – Branlee Anae, Utah DE
  • 7 (17) – Ben DiNucci, James Madison QB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
The clear cut winners of day 1 and 2. 

Final Grade: A+

Denver Broncos

2019 Record: 7-9

  • 1 (15) – Jerry Jeudy, Alabama WR
  • 2 (14) – KJ Hamler, Penn State WR
  • 3 (13) – Michael Ojemudia, Iowa CB
  • 3 (19) – Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU C
  • 3 (31) – McTelvin Agim, Arkansas DT
  • 4 (12) – Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri TE
  • 5 (33) – Justin Strnad, Wake Forest OLB
  • 6 (2) – Netane Muti, Fresno State OG
  • 7 (38) – Tyrie Cleveland, Florida WR
  • 7 (40) – Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State OLB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Going all in for Drew Lock. 

Final Grade: A

Detroit Lions

2019 Record: 3-12-1

  • 1 (3) – Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State CB
  • 2 (3) – D’Andre Swift, Georgia RB
  • 3 (3) – Julian Okwara, Notre Dame OLB
  • 3 (11) – Jonah Jackson, Ohio State OG
  • 4 (15) – Logan Stenberg, Kentucky OG
  • 5 (21) – Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin WR
  • 5 (27) – Jason Huntley, New Mexico State RB
  • 6 (18) – John Penisini, Utah DT
  • 7 (21) – Jashon Cornell, Ohio State DE

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Game changers on both side of the ball. 

Final Grade: B+

Green Bay Packers

2019 Record: 13-3

  • 1 (26) – Jordan Love, Utah State QB
  • 2 (30) – AJ Dillon, Vanderbilt RB
  • 3 (30) – Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati TE
  • 5 (30) – Kamal Martin, Minnesota ILB
  • 6 (13) – Jon Runyan, Michigan OG
  • 6 (29) – Jake Hanson, Oregon C
  • 6 (30) – Simon Stepaniak, Indiana OT
  • 7 (22) – Vernon Scott, TCU S
  • 7 (28) – Jonathan Garvin, Miami DE

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Trying to win now or five years from now?

Final Grade: F

Houston Texans

2019 Record: 10-6

  • 2 (8) – Ross Blacklock, TCU DT
  • 3 (26) – Jonathan Greenard, Florida OLB
  • 4 (20) – Charlie Heck, North Carolina OT
  • 4 (35) – John Reid, Penn State CB
  • 5 (26) – Isaiah Coulter, Rhode Island WR

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Someone help Bill O’Brien. 

Final Grade: C-

Indianapolis Colts

2019 Record: 7-9

  • 2 (2) – Michael Pittman Jr. USC WR
  • 2 (9) – Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin RB
  • 3 (21) – Julian Blackmon, Utah S
  • 4 (16) – Jacob Eason, Washington QB
  • 5 (3) – Danny Pinter, Ball State OG
  • 6 (14) – Robert Windsor, Penn State DT
  • 6 (32) – Isaiah Rodgers, UMass CB
  • 6 (33) – Dezmon Patmon, Washington State WR
  • 6 (34) – Jordan Glasgow, Michigan ILB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Let the draft come to Indy. 

Final Grade: A-

Jacksonville Jaguars

2019 Record: 6-10

  • 1 (9) – CJ Henderson, Florida CB
  • 1 (20) – K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU OLB
  • 2 (10) – Laviska Shenault Jr. Colorado WR
  • 3 (9) – Davon Hamilton, Ohio State DT
  • 4 (10) – Ben Barch, St John’s OT
  • 4 (31) – Josiah Scott, Michigan State CB
  • 4 (34) – Shaquille Quarterman, Miami ILB
  • 5 (12) – Daniel Thomas, Auburn S
  • 5 (20) – Collin Johnson, Texas WR
  • 6 (10) – Jake Luton, Oregon State QB
  • 6 (27) – Tyler Davis, Georgia Tech TE
  • 7 (9) – Chris Claybrooks, Memphis CB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
The Jags want their defense back. 

Final Grade: B+

Kansas City Chiefs

2019 Record: 12-4

  • 1 (32) – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU RB
  • 2 (31) – Willie Gay Jr. Mississippi State ILB
  • 3 (22) – Lucas Niang, TCU OT
  • 4 (32) – L’Jarius Sneed, Louisiana Tech S
  • 5 (32) – Mike Danna, Michigan DE
  • 7 (23) – Thakarius Keyes, Tulane CB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Love the first pick, not so much everything else. 

Final Grade: C+

Las Vegas Raiders

2019 Record: 7-9

  • 1 (12) – Henry Ruggs III, Alabama WR
  • 1 (19) – Damon Arnette, Ohio State CB
  • 3 (16) – Lynn Bowden Jr. Kentucky WR
  • 3 (17) – Bryan Edwards, South Carolina WR
  • 3 (36) – Tanner Muse, Clemson S
  • 4 (3) – John Simpson, Clemson OG
  • 4 (33) – Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech CB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Someone visiting a graveyard tripped over Al Davis’ penis.

Final Grade: C-

Los Angeles Chargers

2019 Record: 5-11

  • 1 (6) – Justin Herbert, Oregon QB
  • 1 (23) – Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma ILB
  • 4 (6) – Joshua Kelley, UCLA RB
  • 5 (5) – Joe Reed, Virginia WR
  • 6 (7) – Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame S
  • 7 (6) – KJ Hill, Ohio State WR

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Be aggressive. Be Be aggressive. Love the trade up. 

Final Grade: A-

Los Angeles Rams

2019 Record: 9-7

  • 2 (20) – Cam Akers, Florida State RB
  • 2 (25) – Van Jefferson, Florida WR
  • 3 (20) – Terrell Lewis, Alabama OLB
  • 3 (40) – Terrell Burgess, Utah S
  • 4 (30) – Brycen Hopkins, Purdue TE
  • 6 (20) – Jordan Fuller, Ohio State S
  • 7 (20) – Clay Johnston, Baylor ILB
  • 7 (34) – Sam Sloman, Miami (OH) PK
  • 7 (36) – Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson OG

10 Word or Less Analysis:
If you can’t block, offensive weapons are worthless.

Final Grade: B

Miami Dolphins

2019 Record: 5-11

  • 1 (5) – Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama QB
  • 1 (18) – Austin Jackson, USC OT
  • 1 (30) – Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn CB
  • 2 (7) – Robert Hunt, Louisiana OG
  • 2 (24) – Raekwon Davis, Alabama DT
  • 3 (6) – Brandon Jones, Texas S
  • 4 (5) – Solomon Kindley, Georgia OG
  • 5 (9) – Jason Strowbridge, North Carolina DE
  • 5 (19) – Curtis Weaver, Boise State DE
  • 6 (6) – Blake Ferguson, LSU LS
  • 7 (32) – Malcolm Perry, Navy WR

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Don’t overthink. Take Tua and protect him. 

Final Grade: B+

Minnesota Vikings

2019 Record: 10-6

  • 1 (22) – Justin Jefferson, LSU WR
  • 1 (31) – Jeff Gladney, TCU CB
  • 2 (26) – Ezra Cleveland, Boise State OT
  • 3 (25) – Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State CB
  • 4 (11) – DJ Wonnum, South Carolina DE
  • 4 (24) – James Lynch, Baylor DT
  • 4 (26) – Troy Dye, Oregon ILB
  • 5 (24) – Harrison Hand, Temple CB
  • 5 (31) – KJ Osborn, Miami WR
  • 6 (24) – Blake Brandel, Oregon State OT
  • 6 (26) – Josh Metellus, Michigan S
  • 7 (11) – Kenny Willekes, Michigan State DE
  • 7 (30) – Nate Stanley, Iowa QB
  • 7 (35) – Brian Cole II, Mississippi State S
  • 7 (39) – Kyle Hinton, Washburn OG

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Filling holes from start to finish. 

Final Grade: A+

New England Patriots

2019 Record: 12-4

  • 2 (5) – Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne S
  • 2 (28) – Josh Uche, Michigan DE
  • 3 (23) – Andernee Jennings, Alabama OLB
  • 3 (27) – Devin Asiasi, UCLA TE
  • 3 (37) – Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech TE
  • 5 (14) – Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall PK
  • 6 (3) – Michael Onwenu, Michigan OG
  • 6 (16) – Justin Herron, Wake Forest OT
  • 6 (25) – Cassh Maluia, Wyoming ILB
  • 7 (16) – Dustin Woodard, Memphis C

10 Word or Less Analysis:
I shouldn’t question Belichick, but I live dangerously. 

Final Grade: D+

New Orleans Saints

2019 Record: 13-3

  • 1 (24) – Cesar Ruiz, Michigan C
  • 3 (10) – Zack Baun, Wisconsin OLB
  • 3 (41) – Adam Trautman, Dayton TE
  • 7 (26) – Tommy Stevens, Mississippi State QB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Quality over quantity. 3 Players from their Top 40.

Final Grade: B+

New York Giants

2019 Record: 4-12

  • 1 (4) – Andrew Thomas, Georgia OT
  • 2 (4) – Xavier McKinney, Alabama S
  • 3 (35) – Matt Peart, UConn OT
  • 4 (4) – Darnay Holmes, UCLA CB
  • 5 (4) – Shane Lemieux, Oregon OG
  • 6 (4) – Cam Brown, Penn State OLB
  • 7 (4) – Carter Coughlin, Minnesota OLB
  • 7 (24) – TJ Brunson, South Carolina ILB
  • 7 (33) – Chris Williamson, Minnesota CB
  • 7 (41) – Tae Crowder, Georgia ILB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Gettleman doesn’t go full Gettleman. But, room for improvement.

Final Grade: B

New York Jets

2019 Record: 7-9

  • 1 (11) – Mekhi Becton, Louisville OT
  • 2 (27) – Denzel Mims, Baylor WR
  • 3 (4) – Ashtyn Davis, California S
  • 3 (15) – Jabari Zuniga, Florida DE
  • 4 (14) – La’Mical Perine, Florida RB
  • 4 (19) – James Morgan, Florida International QB
  • 4 (23) – Cameron Clarke, Charlotte OT
  • 5 (13) – Bryce Hall, Virginia CB
  • 6 (12) – Braden Mann, Texas A&M P

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Helping out Sam Darnold 101. 

Final Grade: B+

Philadelphia Eagles

2019 Record: 9-7

  • 1 (21) – Jalen Reagor, TCU WR
  • 2 (21) – Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma QB
  • 3 (39) – Davion Taylor, Colorado OLB
  • 4 (21) – K’Von Wallace, Clemson S
  • 4 (39) – Jack Driscoll, Auburn OG
  • 5 (23) – John Hightower, Boise State WR
  • 6 (17) – Shaun Bradley, Temple ILB
  • 6 (21) – Quez Watkins, Southern Mississippi WR
  • 6 (31) – Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn OT
  • 7 (19) – Casey Toohill, Stanford DE

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Questionable across the board. They secured insurance for Wentz though. 

Final Grade: C-

Pittsburgh Steelers

Record: 8-8

  • 2 (17) – Chase Claypool, Notre Dame WR
  • 3 (38) – Alex Highsmith, Charlotte OLB
  • 4 (18) – Anthony McFarland Jr. Maryland RB
  • 4 (29) – Kevin Dotson, Louisiana OG
  • 6 (19) – Antoine Brooks Jr. Maryland S
  • 7 (18) – Carlos Davis, Nebraska DT

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Not much capital, not many standout picks. 

Final Grade: C

San Francisco 49ers

2019 Record: 13-3

  • 1 (14) – Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina DT
  • 1 (25) – Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State WR
  • 5 (7) – Colton McKivitz, West Virginia OT
  • 6 (11) – Charlie Woerner, Georgia TE
  • 7 (3) – Jauan Jennings, Tennessee, WR

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Lose a great lineman and receiver, draft solid replacements. 

Final Grade: A-

Seattle Seahawks

2019 Record: 11-5

  • 1 (27) – Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech OLB
  • 2 (16) – Darrell Taylor, Tennessee DE
  • 3 (5) – Damien Lewis, LSU OG
  • 4 (27) – Colby Parkinson, Stanford TE
  • 4 (38) – DeeJay Dallas, Miami RB
  • 5 (2) – Alton Robinson, Syracuse DE
  • 6 (36) – Freddie Swain, Florida WR
  • 7 (37) – Stephen Sullivan, LSU TE

10 Word or Less Analysis:
They’re not for reaching for need, but damn. 

Final Grade: C-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2019 Record: 7-9

  • 1 (13) – Tristan Wirfs, Iowa OT
  • 2 (13) – Antoine Winfield Jr. Minnesota S
  • 3 (12) – Ke’Shawn Johnson, Vanderbilt RB
  • 5 (16) – Tyler Johnson, Minnesota WR
  • 6 (15) – Khalil Davis, Nebraska DT
  • 7 (27) – Chapelle Russell, Temple OLB
  • 7 (31) – Raymond Calais, Louisiana RB

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Protect Brady, check. Address secondary, check. Add RB depth, check.

Final Grade: A+

Tennessee Titans

2019 Record: 9-7

  • 1 (29) – Isaiah Wilson, Georgia OT
  • 2 (29) – Kristian Fulton, LSU CB
  • 3 (29) – Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State RB
  • 5 (29) – Larrell Murchison, NC State DT
  • 7 (10) – Cole McDonald, Hawai’i QB
  • 7 (29) – Chris Jackson, Marshall S

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Give the train room to run and fix the secondary. 

Final Grade: B+

Washington Redskins

2019 Record: 3-13

  • 1 (2) – Chase Young, Ohio State DE
  • 3 (2) – Antonio Gibson, Memphis WR
  • 4 (2) – Saahdiq Charles, LSU OT
  • 4 (36) – Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty WR
  • 5 (11) – Keith Ismael, San Diego State C
  • 5 (17) – Khaleke Hudson, Michigan OLB
  • 7 (2) – Kamren Curl, Arkansas S
  • 7 (15) – James Smith-Williams, NC State DE

10 Word or Less Analysis:
Just like the Redskins organization, very meh. 

Final Grade: C

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