The grades may result in other things, but each team made at least one good move in the 2019 NFL Draft. Some of them are straightforward like taking a good player in the first round. Some of them are more complicated.
In an attempt to dispense at least one A + pr. Teams are the best feature of each one in this year's draft:
Gives Kyler Murray the goals he needs. Commitment to Murray would have been a really bad idea if Arizona did not give him recipients to work with 35-year-old Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk who went into his second year. The cardinals not only added three broad recipients, they added them ̵
The deepest reception yards in the draft class:
Hakeem Butler 721
Andy Isabella 705
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Sticking to a plan. Everyone said Falcons should have taken a defensive tackle early in the draft. Instead, they took two offensive linemen in Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary. Why? Because Matt Ryan was fired 42 times last season. The value of both players can be argued. The reason is less so.
Continues to sink while everyone else sinks. It seems that many teams are trying to catch up with what the frames do in the passing game. The Ravens are however set aside for athletic quarterback Lamar Jackson and run the game. And what stops the teams from putting up the box to stop the race? Quick recipients who can be deep as first choice Marquise Brown and third round choose Miles Boykin.
Find the perfect match. It is easy to point to a team's first round choice as the best draft choice, but that is the case for Buffalo. In the second year's defensive tackle Harrison Phillips, the bills have someone who can play the nose and clog things. Ed Oliver, taken at No. 9, is the ideal pairing next to him as a needy wood technique.
Insurance for Cam Newton. You can argue for the value of a quarterback with number 100 when you have a 29-year-old franchise quarterback like Cam Newton. But with him comes a shoulder injury, Panthers had a good backup and got one in Will Grier. And no, he's not there to take Newton's job.
Find UDFA roster talent. Having no picks in the first two rounds and only five picks together, the bear came to work after the draft. Exceptional signatures such as wide-received Emanuel Hall and tight end Dax Raymond should seriously push a roster place.
Getting Geno Atkins a Going Friend. Veteran defensive tackle has been Cincinnati's best player for almost his entire career. But he can sometimes be neutralized by double-keeping. Getting Renell Wren in the fourth round gives Bengals a good young defensive tackle that can play next to Atkins.
Not a 2020-round choice. It might have been easy for Browns to trade a 2020 round choice to enter round 1 of the draft this year. Instead, they waited and landed cornerback Greedy Williams in the second round. Don't forget he was associated with Cleveland in the first round before Browns traded their selections as part of Odell Beckham Jr.'s deal.
Depth along the offensive line. The Cowboys seem to be best when the offensive line is at a high level. But as some injuries popped up last season, the line fought. By taking Connor McGovern in the third round, Dallas provides insurance on the inside of their offensive line.
Waiting for Drew Lock . John Elway and the Broncos could have taken quarterback Drew Lock in the first round and it would have surprised no one. Instead, the team waited until the 42nd overall election. This is the smart game on a flawless quarterback instead of compiling him in the top 10.
Going safe. The lions could have played on a player at the defense with number 8 pick. Instead, the Iowa took tight end T.J. Hockenson. Expectations will be high for a tight end designed in the top 10, but Hockenson is the kind of safety valve Matthew Stafford has never had.
Green Bay Packers
Finally a tight end. Jimmy Graham is 32 and had only two touchdowns last season. The packs had a hard end hard and got a good one in Jace Sternberger with their fourth pick.
Hitting needs. The draft is about talent, but it is also about teams that fill in the grid holes. That's what the Texans did with their first three picks and took two offensive tackles (Tytus Howard and Max Scharping) and a cornerback (Lonnie Johnson).
Getting a 2020 second round pick. In what some considered an average draft, the cocks spat on the first round and traded their elections to Washington for two second round picks. General manager Chris Ballard has become champion to accumulate good draft capital. Indianapolis had three second round choices this year and four in 2018.
Preparation of Josh Allen at No. 7. Some of the best features are the easiest. Everyone expected Allen to be taken in the top four. He joins a pass rush group that includes Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue. It is dangerous.
Kansas City Chiefs
Adds more to the secondary. Chiefs fought last season at the defense because the secondary play was unpleasant. After signing security Tyrann Mathieu in the free bureau, they crafted the smart Virginia's Juan Thornhill late in the second round.
Los Angeles Chargers
Stacking a loaded defense. After taking defensive lineman Jerry Tillery and security Nasir Adderley, this defense disappears with talent:
Updated #Chargers defense:
RE: Melvin Ingram
LE: Joey Bosa
NT: Brandon Mebane
3T: Jerry Tillery
MLB: Denzel Perryman
WLB: Thomas Davis
SLB: Uchenna Nwosu
LCB: Casey Hayward
RCB: Trevor Williams
SCB Desmond King
FS: Nasir Adderley
SS: Derwin James
– Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 27, 2019
Los Angeles Rams
Few roster protection. Cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib are free agents after this season. If the frames can't keep both, they should be fine after landing Michigan cornerback David Long in the third round.
Low Price Risk. Miami got obscenely good value in Josh Rosen trading. His contract is already cheap. But the dolphins secured the deal by acquiring a 2020 second round from their move down from No. 48 to No. 62. If Rosen fights, the dolphins can take a quarter of a quarterback next year and still have a closure similar to the one they gave up for him.
Commit to Run. The Vikings wrongly took players with their first four elections. It included offensive linemen Garrett Bradbury and Dru Samia, close to Irv Smith Jr., and ran back Alexander Mattison. Having been a transitory crime at the beginning of last season, chief consultant Mike Zimmer is heavily armed with Minnesota to be an on-going team and this draft strengthens the philosophy.
New England Patriots
Gets any high choice for Jarrett Stidham. You know this happens. Just accept it.
New Orleans Saints
Replaces Max Unger. It was critical that the Saints replaced their retired center early in this draft. In Erik McCoy, the Saints are trading to get a beginner who will help their crimes continue to play at a high level.
New York Giants
Stealing a starting nickel backback on day 3. Most thought Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love would have been picked on day 2 of the draft. The hunters got him to no. 108, and he could print for the start job as the New York Castle Wheel.
New York Jets
With a blocking end. That's right. Taking a block close was actually a smart choice. Getting Trevon Wesco in the fourth round gives the jets a tight end that can block, as the burden comes from booming starts Chris Herndon.
Gets harder. What was Oakland's identity before the draft? They didn't really have one. Defensive End Clelin Ferrell is not a finesse speed player. He is a mill that can put the run as well as he can get to the quarterback. Running back Josh Jacobs is running hard. Johnathan Abram is the hardest hit in the draft. Defensive end Maxx Crosby is cramped and determined. Wide Receiver Hunter Renfrow is stereotypically highly strenuous pan in the column. General manager Mike Mayock drafted types of moves and that was what Raiders needed.
Make Carson Wentz a bouncy goal. Possibly no broad recipient in the draft is better at high-pitched contested catches than JJ Arcega-Whiteside. He gives the ears something Nelson Agholor and DeSean Jackson can't do and that Alshon Jeffery won't be able to do much anymore.
Get Joe Hannah's Apprentice. Veteran cornerback has only one year left on his contract, but he has an understudy in the third round pick Justin Layne. Cleveland natives saw the Hades playing for the Browns and will suck up the advice of the Hade as a sponge.
San Francisco 49ers
Receive a wider audience. Second than the 2018 second round, Dante Pettis picked, lacked 49ers in wide receivers. It could be overlooked, because head coach Kyle Shanahan can manage the success of smaller players. But now he has Pettis, Deebo Samuel and gadget weapons Jalen Hurd. Beware.
Turn No. 21 to Six Players. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider is a master dealer in the draft. He maneuvered around several times to turn pick no. 21 to safety Marquise Blair (No. 47 overall), wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (no. 64), broad recipient Gary Jennings (No. 120), security Ugo Amadi (No. 132), linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven (# 142) and ran back Travis Homer (# 204).
When you have a quarterback that's on average about $ 33 million a year. Season for the next three years, it is important to have many cheap opportunities to build the router.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Under Devin White in No. 5. Tampa Bay's defense needs a base player. Vita Vea, created in the first round in 2018, is a solid player. But Buccaneers needed a player to build the defense. That's what White, the topline backer, gives them.
Gets top five talent at No. 19. Perhaps Jeffery does not play Simmons this year. But he will be quite healthy by 2020, and Titans will have a defensive tackle that can change games.
Stole a franchise quarterback. Washington got stuck in the middle of the first round that needed quarterback. Without having to move, Dwayne Haskins fell into the team's hands and Washington won the first round.