Where 49ers, Raiders' NFL draft classes rank among all 32 teams
32. Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers asked for a skill position player in the draft, so the Packers gave him his successor, a bruising backup running back, a tight end who's really an H-back and yet again no receivers. This team was one game away from the Super Bowl, and then did that in the draft.
There are no excuses. This was terrible. The Packers will have to win ugly. -- Dalton Johnson
31. Houston Texans
Bill O'Brien had a meltdown on the draft broadcast and stormed off. He claims he was joking. Maybe he tried to send Deshaun Watson the way of DeAndre Hopkins and ditch a star for a mid-round pick and got turned down.
Or, perhaps he looked at the Texans class, thought about all the picks he'd traded away and realized his defense is going to be in a world of hurt.
Houston drafted TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock in Round 2. He's solid, but came with a lot of question marks. Linebacker Jonathan Greenard might have been a reach in Round 3. They did snag Rhode Island wide receiver Isaiah Coulter in Round 5, but overall it was an atrocious effort from O'Brien. -- Josh Schrock
30. Los Angeles Rams
Sean McVay wanted to drink after the 49ers traded for Trent Williams, and he probably needed a cocktail or two after the Rams' draft. Their first three picks were the wrong running back in the second round, a slow receiver with an injured foot and then a linebacker with an injury history that never ends.
Not great. -- DJ
29. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks needed help on the defensive side of the ball, so they used their first two picks on Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks and Tennessee edge rusher Darrell Taylor.
Brooks is a young linebacker who gives Seattle sideline-to-sideline athleticism, but his coverage issues are glaring in some instances on tape. That's bad news when you're in a division with Kyle Shanahan, Kliff Kingsbury and Sean McVay, all of whom no doubt will scheme ways to exploit the weakness.
Taylor was a reach in the second round, but he fits Seattle's style. I like the selection of Miami running back DeeJay Dallas in Round 4, so perhaps Marshawn won't have to put the tequila shots down to help out this season. -- JS
28. Chicago Bears
Cole Kmet gives the Bears 10 (!) tight ends on the roster. If that's not funny enough, they then took Jaylon Johnson over Trevon Diggs and Kristian Fulton.
Hey, at least they have their tight ends taken care of. -- DJ
Ron Rivera and Co. got off to a great start by drafting the best player in the draft -- Chase Young -- at No. 2 overall.
But with no second-round pick, Washington couldn't go back on the clock until Round 3 where they reached for Memphis running back/electric playmaker Antonio Gibson. Washington did select LSU guard Saahdiq Charles in Round 4, who should become a staple of the offensive line in the nation's capital.
The duo of Montez Sweat and Young will be formidable, but overall it was a poor effort. -- JS
26. New England Patriots
Bill Belichick's dog was the star of the draft, but taking a racist kicker in the fifth round knocks them down at least three percent on our rankings.
The Patriots also took two tight ends just 10 picks apart and didn't address their QB need, which probably was a smart choice if they didn't love any of the prospects. --DJ
25. New Orleans Saints
The Saints snapped up the best interior offensive lineman in the class in Michigan center Cesar Ruiz, who likely will move to guard.
They drafted Wisconsin linebacker Zach Baun in the third round and will have to find the right fit for him in Dennis Allen's defensive scheme. They elected not to add a wide receiver from a loaded class, which feels like the opposite of maximizing Drew Brees' remaining years. -- JS
24. Tennessee TItans
Isaiah Wilson is a mountain of a man, Kristian Fulton was a steal at No. 61 and Darrynton Evans could be a nice pick at 91 as a complementary back to Derrick Henry. After that, it's nothing.
Well until Cole McDonald takes Ryan Tannehill's job. --DJ
23. Atlanta Falcons
After the first two picks, the Falcons had my favorite class. They draft Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell at No. 16, a guy I think can be a star in the NFL.
In the second round, they selected Auburn defensive lineman Marlon Davidson, a versatile monster who will be very disruptive in the NFC South.
Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends. They picked up center Matt Hennessy in the third round with a number of higher-rated prospects on the board and then took Fresno State linebacker Mykal Walker about 100 slots too high in Round 4. Not great, Dan. -- JS
22. Pittsburgh Steelers
Acquiring Minkah Fiitzpatrick for their first-round pick and adding Chase Claypool in the second round is a solid start. It was a big nothing after that.
Trust in Mike Tomlin, but this wasn't a very deep class. -- DJ
21. Kansas City Chiefs
Just what Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs needed, an electric running back who perfectly fits their system. The selection of LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire sent shivers down the spines of every NFL defensive coordinator the minute it was turned in.
But the Chiefs didn't do much else. They drafted Mississippi State linebacker Willie Gay in the second round. He could be their middle linebacker of the future. KC neglected to address their cornerback need until the seventh round and it's Tulane's Thakarius Keyes will be starting come Week 1. -- JS
20. Philadelphia Eagles
Hear me out: Jalen Hurst actually was a good draft pick. The Eagles have talent, but Carson Wentz's health is a serious question mark. Hurts is a winner, an athlete and a viable backup. Truthfully, I can't wait for two-QB sets. Give me positionless football.
Third-round pick Davion Taylor is athletic but raw. The real question mark is Jalen Reagor. The TCU receiver fits Philly's speed need, however, taking him over Brandon Aiyuk and Justin Jefferson is a stretch. --DJ
19. New York Giants
Football guy Dave Gettleman's plan was clear -- fix the offensive line. The Giants stunned some by taking Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas at No. 4 overall. He probably has the lowest ceiling of any of the four top tackles in the class, but also has the highest floor.
The Giants also were the beneficiaries of Alabama safety Xavier McKinney's slide into the second round. He'll fit nicely next to Jabril Peppers in the secondary. UConn offensive tackle Matt Peart, who the Giants grabbed in the third round, should be a starter down the road and Oregon guard Shane Lemieux should slot into the starting role in Year 2 or Year 3.
It's a solid class. --JS
18. Detroit Lions
The Lions added a shutdown cornerback in Jeff Okudah and running back with star potential in D'Andre Swift. Julian Okwara would have been a higher pick if it wasn't for fracturing his fibula last year.
If all goes right, this draft class could be better than we have them. --DJ
17. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars very well could end up having one of the best classes of 2020, but they took some gambles.
After snagging Florida cornerback CJ Henderson at No. 9, the Jags took two boom-or-bust prospects in LSU defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson (No. 20) and Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault (No. 42). They also drafted Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton in Round 3, which should help vill the void left by Calais Campbell.
The tank likely is on in Duval, which means all that matters is Trevor Lawrence is wearing teal this time next year. --JS
16. Miami Dolphins
Tank for Tua worked. The Dolphins got their star at No. 5 without having to move up and then wisely found him protection with Austin Jackson and Robert Hunt. Raekwon Davis at No. 56 is good value, too.
Miami also made some interesting decisions. Taking cornerback Noah Igbinoghene over a receiver, safety or running back doesn't make sense. The Dolphins whiffed on not adding a receiver or running back for Tua. -- DJ
Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock entered the draft with a specific group of players in mind and they went to work.
The Raiders got faster and more dynamic on offense with the additions of Henry Ruggs, Bryan Edwards and Lynn Bowden Jr. They also added some much needed edge on defense with cornerbacks Damon Arnette and Amik Robertson.
Gruden and Mayock didn't work off a normal value chart. They reached for Arnette at 19 and stunned a lot of people by drafting Clemson special teams "war daddy" Tanner Muse at 100.
No matter, the Raiders got a lot better on both sides of the ball.
14. New York Jets
The Jets did something smart? The Jets did something smart.
They protected QB Sam Darnold by taking offensive tackle Mekhi Becton at No. 11, and receiver Denzel Mims falling to No. 59 is a blessing. Pairing Ashtyn Davis with Jamal Adams in the third round is big, too. --DJ
13. Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow. Check.
That's good, the Bengals didn't mess up the No. 1 pick. Then, they went out and got their franchise quarterback a jump-ball receiver in Clemson's Tee Higgins. The also helped their defense by adding two solid linebackers in Wyoming's Logan Wilson and Akeem Davis-Gaither of Appalachian State.
Things are looking up in Cincy. --JS
The 49ers replaced DeForest Buckner and Emmanuel Sanders with Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk, and saved a ton of money in doing so. Adding Trent Williams to replace Joe Staley obviously is huge, too.
It will be questioned why they passed on Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb until Aiyuk proves them right. San Francisco has a type and stuck to the plan. --DJ
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It was all smiles in Tompa Bay last week.
The Bucs drafted the top tackle in the class in Iowa's Tristan Wirfs, had Minnesota safety Antione Winfield slide into their laps and picked up Minnesota slot receiver Tyler Johnson in Round 5.
Did I mention Gronk accepted Tom Brady's invitation to party with the Bucs? --JS
10. Carolina Panthers
Defense, defense, defense. The offensive-minded Matt Rhule was sick of seeing the Panthers get gashed when watching film of his new team and drafted seven new players to his defense.
Taking Derrick Brown over Isaiah Simmons is questionable, but there's a lot to like here. --DJ
9. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings needed a receiver like I need 12 chicken wings after a night spent at the local watering hole.
They got lucky and LSU's Justin Jefferson fell right into their lap in Round 1. If Kirk Cousins can get him the ball, he should be a stud right out of the gate. They used their second first-round pick on TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney. It's not where I would have gone with a number of better corners still on the board.
But the Vikings rebounded by drafting Boise State offensive tackle Ezra Cleveland, Mississippi State cornerback Cameron Dantzler, Oregon linebacker Troy Dye and South Carolina defensive end D.J. Woonum.
Oh, and seventh-round pick Kenny Willekes could be one of the steals of the draft. -- JS
8. Cleveland Browns
More great moves by the Browns, now they need to produce. They protected Baker Mayfield by grabbing Jedrick Wills at No. 10, and when healthy, Grant Delpit (No. 44) can be a star.
This was a great draft class, and Donovan Peoples-Jones is way better than the No. 187 pick. Stand up, Dawg Pound. --DJ
7. Los Angeles Chargers
Franchise quarterback. Yup. Future Pro-Bowl linebacker. Check. Dynamic slot receiver in seventh round. You bet.
The Chargers knocked their draft out of the park. LA is the perfect situation for Justin Herbert to learn in and then begin to thrive. Trading back into the first round to get Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray makes the Bolts' defense one of the most complete in the NFL when healthy.
And finding Ohio State receiver K.J. Hill gives Herbert a perfect slot option with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams on the outside. Bolt up, baby. -- JS
6. Denver Broncos
Good luck, AFC West cornerbacks. Oh, and no excuses for Drew Lock.
The QB has all the tools in the world now after adding Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. They also found help at center, cornerback and defensive tackle. This division is going to be a lot of fun. --DJ
5. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals desperately needed a tackle. But Clemson do-it-all mutant Isaiah Simmons fell into their lap so they took the best player and ran.
No matter, Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones fell to the Cards in the third round and they added two big defensive tackles in Leki Fotu and Rashard Lawrence.
Seventh-round pick Eno Benjamin is exactly the type of running back who can thrive in Kliff Kingsbury's offense. Something is happening in the desert. --JS
4. Buffalo Bills
After making the playoffs last year, the Bills got even better in the draft. A.J. Epenesa fell to No. 54 after a bad combine, but this guy is a pro. He will make an impact. Gabriel Davis is the kind of deep threat QB Josh Allen needs and Zack Moss is such a Bill running back.
Add in Jake Fromm as Allen insurance and Isaiah Hodgins, and you have a deep rookie class. --DJ
3. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts are in win-now mode, so they added two dynamic offensive weapons to help make playing "Weekend at Bernie's" with Philip Rivers a success.
USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. is an absolute stud and should be a quality NFL receiver for a decade. The Colts also added Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor to give Rivers a running game to support his wilting arm.
They also drafted Rivers' successor in Washington quarterback Jacob Eason in Round 4. Top marks for your AFC South favorites. --JS
2. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens might run for 5,000 yards. No, seriously.
Getting J.K. Dobbins at No. 55 is a steal. Pairing him with Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram is unfair. Plus, Patrick Queen is the essentially speedy Ravens linebacker, and Malik Harrison only adds to that linebackers group. Somehow, the Ravens do this every year. --DJ
1. Dallas Cowboys
It was like every time Jerry Jones woke up from his nap on his yacht, another top talent had fallen in the Cowboys' lap.
Dallas needed a cornerback, but Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb fell to them at No. 17. You have to take him and Dallas did.
One day later, Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs and Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore slid down the board and the Cowboys were waiting.
The same luck happened on Day 3 as Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz, Tulsa cornerback Reggie Robinson and Utah edge rusher Bradlee Anae all were available when the Cowboys went on the clock.
Take a bow, Jerruh. --JS