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Thor's "Draft Haul" Grades

Updated On: May 9, 2019, 9:09 pm ET

By now, you’ve no doubt read 25 draft grades columns. Hopefully, you’ve also read at least one UDFA class rankings column. For my last column of the 2019 NFL Draft cycle -- I promise this time! Pinky swear! -- I wanted to do something a little out there. An overall “draft haul” grade that combined each team’s draft class and UDFA crop and measured total talent acquired against draft equity spent. Add it all up and see what the numbers say after the dust cleared.

To do this, I enlisted my math whiz colleague Hayden Winks, a Jedi of sorts in Excel. I asked him to come up with a formula that judged each team’s total draft haul, top UDFA signings included, by the draft equity it took to acquire it (based on my top-500 rankings).

Each draft slot and top-500 ranking slot on my board was assigned value by a weighted formula, so that, for instance, the differences between the Nos. 4 and 11 picks was the same as the difference between the No. 57 (bottom of R2) and No. 194 (mid-R6) picks.

The "haul grade" rankings and grades below were 90% based on the value each team got out of their draft slots. The other 10% of the equation came from my UDFA class rankings. That percentage -- one-tenth of the pie -- may seem high at first blush. But check out what SB Nation found about the contributions of UDFAs. 

My UDFA class rankings are included below for reference. As are the draft class value rankings that the model deduced. Trades are not included in the grades below. In this exercise, we’re only trying to ascertain who bought the most amount of talent with the least amount of draft equity. You can think of it like a Groupon guide to maximizing the NFL Draft process: Whose buck stretched the furthest?

And lastly: I graded each team's draft haul on a curve. Only 15 of the 32 NFL teams were assigned grades of B- or above. A "C" is truly a C -- middle of the pack.

 

1. Tennessee Titans | Draft: 2, UDFA: 14 | 2019 HAUL grade: A+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.19 Jeffery Simmons DL4 17 n/a n/a Ndamukong Suh 6'4 301
2.51 A.J. Brown WR4 30 75.8 8.6 JuJu Smith-Schuster 6'0 226
3.82 Nate Davis OG5 96 23.8 6.17 Ben Grubbs 6'3 316
4.116 Amani Hooker S2 47 84.5 9.09 Kenny Vaccaro 5'11 210
5.168 D'Andre Walker ED12 93 n/a n/a Dee Ford 6'2 251
6.188 David Long LB15 177 9.6 9.22 Mark Barron 5'11 227
PFA Alex Barnes RB16 173 93.3 9.81 Kalen Ballage 6'0 226
PFA Anthony Ratliff-Williams WR30 255 45.6 7.12 Markus Wheaton 6'0 205
PFA Hamp Cheevers CB33 291 20.9 2.96 Parry Nickerson 5'9 169
PFA Jonathan Crawford S23 303 1.6 2.46 Husain Abdulah 6'1 205
PFA Amani Bledsoe DL35 362 11.2 5.08 Bronson Kaufusi 6'4 280
PFA Cody Conway OT36 390 77.8 9.12 Aviante Collins 6'6 299
PFA Derick Roberson ED37 397 34.1 6.73 Alex McCalister 6'3 247
PFA A.T. Hall OT39 429 31.5 3.85 Sean Harlow 6'5 296
PFA Quart'e Sapp LB50 468 56.9 7.66 Gerald Hodges 6'2 227

 

The Titans drew one of the two A+ snap grades I assigned this year, and then they went out and signed a solid UDFA class as well. I absolutely loved the Jeffery Simmons pick. But that was only the beginning.

The Titans got particular value at 2.51 with AJ Brown (a late first-round talent in my eyes) and in the fourth with Amani Hooker (a second-round talent who was one of a couple top-8 safeties who fell through the cracks).

 

2. Los Angeles Chargers | Draft: 1, UDFA: 29 | 2019 HAUL grade: A+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.28 Jerry Tillery DL3 11 84.2 9.72 DeForest Buckner 6'4 295
2.60 Nasir Adderley S1 37 65.0 7.11 Jessie Bates 6'0 206
3.91 Trey Pipkins OT13 111 79.4 8.85 TJ Clemmings 6'6 309
4.130 Drue Tranquill LB7 86 88.8 9.87 Fred Warner 6'2 234
5.166 Easton Stick QB6 118 92.2 9.45 Taysom Trubisky 6'1 224
6.200 Emeke Egbule LB16 178 44.2 7.28 Christian Kirksey 6'0 245
7.242 Cortez Broughton DL22 214 49.9 8.13 Javon Hargrave 6'2 293
PFA Koda Martin OT29 326 25.7 7.86 Laurence Gibson 6'7 300
PFA Matt Sokol TE20 415 10.2 4.86 Mason Schreck 6'5 253
PFA Daniel Helm TE21 435 67.3 5.75 Jake McGee 6'4 249
PFA Jeremy Cox RB46 497 88.2 9.85 Mike Anderson 6'0 223

 

I was smitten with the Chargers draft, and naturally the model was too. The Chargers made seven picks. In six of the seven, they took a player I ranked higher than the slot they were picking in, the highest such value hit rate in this year’s draft.

Tillery and Adderley at the end of Rounds 1 and 2 were value bonanzas, and I absolutely loved each and every one of the Bolts’ Day 3 picks. The Chargers did very little in the post-draft UDFA portion of the show.

 

3. New York Jets | Draft: 3, UDFA: 18 | 2019 HAUL grade: A

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.3 Quinnen Williams DL1 1 83.1 9.85 Donald/McCoy 6'3 303
2.68 Jachai Polite ED10 71 0.9 1.77 Damontre Moore 6'3 258
3.92 Chuma Edoga OT8 64 n/a 7.79 Laremy Tunsil 6'3 308
4.121 Trevon Wesco HB1 221 31.5 5.89 Jonnu Smith 6'3 267
5.157 Blake Cashman LB3 44 90.9 9.51 Jake Ryan 6'1 237
6.196 Blessuan Austin CB28 218 25.5 6.57 Travis Carey 6'0 198
PFA Greg Dortch WR21 165 5.5 3.12 James Rogers 5'7 173
PFA Tyler Jones OG13 195 n/a 7.21 Donald Thomas 6'3 306
PFA Jalin Moore RB26 281 n/a 4.56 Damien Williams 5'10 212
PFA Kyle Phillips ED32 341 31.8 8.3 Pat O'Connor 6'4 273
PFA Wyatt Miller OG34 361 7.9 4.64 Cole Madison 6'5 302
PFA Jeff Allison LB36 365 7.6 1.57 Manti T'eo 5'11 228

 

The Jets scored huge points for drafting Quinnen Williams at 1.3 and Blake Cashman at 5.157. Because of the weighted scales, getting my top overall prospect with the third pick scored as a top-10 value selection in all of the draft.

Meanwhile, Cashman, a player with a second-round grade on my board, returned New York the fourth-most value of any pick, per the model. The Jets also scored big value with Chuma Edoga in Round 3, and got bonus points from strong UDFA additions Greg Dortch and Tyler Jones.

 

4. New Orleans Saints | Draft: 5, UDFA: 1 | 2019 HAUL grade: A

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
2.48 Erik McCoy OC2 43 62.4 8.97 Pat Elflein 6'4 303
4.105 C. Gardner-Johnson S6 73 66.1 7.86 Nate Allen 5'11 210
6.177 Saquan Hampton S17 235 69.2 9.09 Morgan Burnett 6'1 206
7.231 Alizé Mack TE9 143 60.8 8.56 Jordan Akins 6'4 249
7.244 Kaden Elliss LB20 199 74.3 8.55 Joe Walker 6'2 238
PFA Devine Ozigbo RB12 149 60.5 8.14 C.J. Anderson 5'11 222
PFA Carl Granderson ED19 156 37.6 7.69 Tayshawn Bower 6'5 254
PFA Chase Hansen LB22 204 n/a n/a Zach Cunningham 6'3 222
PFA Ethan Greenidge OG22 257 n/a n/a Jamon Brown 6'4 327
PFA Emmanuel Butler WR32 267 15.7 3.76 Josh Malone 6'3 217
PFA Lil'Jordan Humphrey WR36 301 11.3 3.49 Evan Moore 6'4 210
PFA Porter Gustin LB30 328 78.0 9.68 Carl Lawson 6'4 255
PFA Corbin Kaufusi ED39 405 n/a n/a DE Brian Mihalik 6'9 285
PFA Derrick Kelly II OT42 475 16.4 2.65 Adam Bisnowaty 6'5 307

 

The Saints put themselves in a bad spot with last year’s overpay for Marcus Davenport. But as mentioned above, that move isn’t factored into this grade. We’re judging how much rookie talent was acquired relative to draft slots used. And in that metric, the Saints killed it. Possessing only two top-175 picks and three top-230 picks, New Orleans left the draft process with seven guys I ranked inside the top-205.

That’s nifty thrift store shopping. Each pick was sound, and the Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Alizé Mack picks in particular were enormous values. Then, the Saints turned around and weaponized their lack of picks into an advantage during the UDFA process, convincing three of my top-30 UDFAs (Ozigo, Granderson aka “The Grandy Man”, and old man Chase Hansen to take their talents to the French Quarter).

 

5. Arizona Cardinals | Draft: 4, UDFA: 25 | 2019 HAUL grade: A

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.1 Kyler Murray QB2 20 n/a n/a Boom/bust Vick 5'10 207
2.33 Byron Murphy CB2 24 46.1 6.44 Brent Grimes 5'11 189
2.62 Andy Isabella WR7 60 50.6 7.03 Marquise Goodwin 5'9 188
3.65 Zach Allen DL8 55 54.2 5.17 Brett Keisel 6'4 281
4.103 Hakeem Butler WR1 15 80.7 9.48 Plaxico Burress 6'5 227
5.139 Deionte Thompson S7 75 n/a n/a Tashaun Gipson 6'1 195
6.174 KeeSean Johnson WR23 185 26.8 3.2 Cecil Shorts 6'1 201
6.179 Lamont Gaillard OC5 129 8.7 4.84 Rodney Hudson 6'3 305
7.248 Joshua Miles OG12 159 85.0 5.43 Greg Senat 6'5 315
7.249 Michael Dogbe DL18 189 59.4 9.03 Lawrence Thomas 6'3 284
7.254 Caleb Wilson TE11 209 29.3 5.7 Jacob Tamme 6'4 240
PFA William Sweet OT23 262 45.1 6.08 Conor McDermott 6'6 313
PFA Brian Peavy CB34 292 5.3 2.02 Shaq Wiggins 5'8 192
PFA Ryan Pulley CB36 316 2.6 1.52 Treston Decoud 5'11 209
PFA Drew Anderson QB17 374 70.5 8.14 HM's Josh Allen 6'4 217
PFA Tariq Cole OT37 401 24.7 5.1 Tyrell Crosby 6'6 315

 

I didn’t care for Arizona’s decision to sell low on Josh Rosen in order to facilitate what I believe was an overdraft of Kyler Murray. The Rosen trade wasn’t factored into the numbers, but the Murray pick significantly docked Arizona’s overall grade. Despite that, and despite a meager UDFA haul, the Cardinals still left the draft with top-4 talent value at the slots they picked in. That’s because Arizona absolutely annihilated every pick from 2.33 Byron Murphy through to Mr. Irrelevant Caleb Wilson. Hakeem Butler with the first pick in the fourth round was the best pick in the draft. You think I'm abandoning Hakeem Island because the NFL whiffed on him? Please. He's going to do damage in this offense.

I’ve consistently crushed the Kliff Kingsbury hiring. So allow me to give full credit where it’s due: Kliff’s intimate knowledge of this year’s draft class — he either recruited, coached, or coached against every player in the class, or was buddy’s with somebody who had — shined through on Draft weekend with a dominant showing. If Kyler Murray becomes the NFL superstar most already assume him to be, the Cardinals ship is going to turn around quickly. If he doesn’t, one heck of a draft class may get squandered due to the decision to trade Josh Rosen and Quinnen Williams (or Nick Bosa) for Kyler Murray and Andy Isabella.

 

6. Los Angeles Rams | Draft: 6, UDFA: 20 | 2019 HAUL grade: A-

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
2.61 Taylor Rapp S5 56 31.9 5.65 Mike Brown 6'0 208
3.70 Darrell Henderson RB5 77 66.9 7.74 Tevin Coleman 5'8 208
3.79 David Long CB4 36 91.2 9.22 Jaire Alexander 5'11 196
3.97 Bobby Evans OT11 90 45.2 7.36 Daryl Williams 6'4 312
4.134 Greg Gaines DL12 121 40.2 6.29 David Parry 6'1 312
5.169 David Edwards OT17 167 10.0 4.78 Roderick Johnson 6'6 308
7.243 Nick Scott S28 372 95.0 9.21 Joshua Kalu 5'11 200
7.251 Dakota Allen LB19 197 65.0 6.03 Alex Anzalone 6'0 232
PFA Brandon Hitner OC11 285 64.9 n/a Jon Toth 6'6 305
PFA Keenen Brown HB5 321 26.2 3.96 Clive Walford 6'2 250
PFA Boogie Roberts DL30 342 8.4 1.64 Ken Bishop 6'0 298
PFA Vitas Hrynkiewicz OC15 358 33.6 4.69 Brandon Vitabile 6'3 303
PFA Marquise Copeland DL33 364 18.1 5.98 Joey Ivie 6'2 281
PFA Kendall Blanton TE19 383 12.3 5.28 Rico Gathers 6'6 262
PFA Landis Durham ED36 394 16.7 4.57 Kasim Edebali 6'2 249
PFA Matt Colburn II RB44 490 22.2 6.68 Khalfani Muhammad 5'8 204

 

Like the Saints, the Rams didn’t have a ton of draft equity to play with. But they made of what they had, snapping up a value pick basically every time they submitted a card.

My favorite pick was Michigan CB David Long at 3.79. A highly-underrated player, Long looks poised to outplay his draft slot.

 

7. Buffalo Bills | Draft: 7, UDFA: 26 | 2019 HAUL grade: A-

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.9 Ed Oliver DL2 3 99.5 9.87 John Randle 6'2 287
2.38 Cody Ford OT4 23 35.6 6.33 Brandon Brooks 6'4 329
3.74 Devin Singletary RB3 69 7.8 1.74 Devonta Freeman 5'8 203
3.96 Dawson Knox TE6 123 84.4 9.26 Dustin Keller 6'4 254
5.147 Vosean Joseph LB12 140 n/a 0.21 Jerome Baker 6'1 230
6.181 Jaquan Johnson S18 237 7.7 3.47 Quandre Diggs 5'10 191
7.225 Darryl Johnson ED28 305 19.7 6.75 Aaron Lynch 6'6 253
7.228 Tommy Sweeney TE14 280 23.4 5.91 Nick Vannett 6'4 251
PFA Tyree Jackson QB9 182 94.6 9.95 Logan Thomas 6'7 249
PFA David Sills V WR31 263 57.3 7.29 Chad Hansen 6'3 211
PFA Tyrel Dodson LB32 339 29.8 6.56 Corey Nelson 6'0 237

 

I’m sorry, Buffalo. It appears I was a bit too harsh when I assigned a “B” to your class in my “Snap Grades” column written immediately after the draft concluded. I wrote: “The Bills absolutely crushed their first three picks. Buffalo is going to love Ed Oliver, or as I call him, John Randle 2.0. I thought the rest of the haul was pretty weak.”

The methodology used for these rankings rewarded teams who got tremendous value in the first two rounds in particular, and that’s where Buffalo shined as bright as any team in the NFL. Oliver was a top-10 value pick in the entire draft (my No. 3 prospect at 1.9), and the model judged Ford to be a top-50 value pick (my No. 23 prospect at 2.38).

 

8. Cleveland Browns | Draft: 8 UDFA: 24 | 2019 HAUL grade: B+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
2.46 Greedy Williams CB1 14 68.6 8.5 Dominique R-C 6'2 185
3.80 Sione Takitaki LB8 99 73.4 9.08 Todd Davis 6'1 238
4.119 Sheldrick Redwine S9 110 89.4 8.61 Jimmie Ward 6'0 196
5.155 Mack Wilson LB4 58 30.5 5.25 C.J. Mosley 6'1 240
5.170 Austin Seibert K2 295 n/a n/a Cairo Santos 5'9 213
6.198 Drew Forbes OG26 290 69.8 9.79 Kyle Kosier 6'4 308
7.221 Donnie Lewis CB44 439 n/a n/a Charles Gaines 6'0 195
PFA Wyatt Ray ED26 240 42.1 7.6 Jeremy Mincey 6'3 257
PFA Trevon Tate OC13 332 29.9 6.3 Austin Blythe 6'2 293
PFA Jamie Gillan P3 371 n/a n/a Shane Tripucka 6'2 203
PFA Brian Fineanganofo OT34 377 78.6 9.7 Jylan Ware 6'6 304
PFA David Blough QB19 392 19.6 2.78 Logan Woodside 6'0 200
PFA Darrin Hall RB41 469 60.9 9.5 Devontae Booker 6'0 217

 

The Browns made like the Saints and Rams and successfully Moneyballed the draft after trading a first-round pick. In Cleveland’s case, that sacrifice led to the acquisition of Odell Beckham, which you can feel free to mentally bake into this grade. Two picks stand out, both from the SEC. The NFL soured on Greedy Williams because of a mysterious injury concern and the prospect’s aversion to tackling. But he’s the only corner in this class that you can project to stick with NFL WR1s of all shapes and athletic profiles, so to get him at 2.46 is highway robbery.

I felt the same about the Mack Wilson pick at 5.155. The NFL effectively passed along a verdict to Mack that he should have returned to school. He’s raw, sure, but Wilson will be a good NFL backup and an ace special-teamer at the very minimum. And he’s got the tools to potentially develop into a plus starter at linebacker as well. He's not a top-150 prospect in this class? C'mon, what are we doing here?

 

9. Philadelphia Eagles | Draft: 10, UDFA: 8 | 2019 HAUL grade: B+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.22 Andre Dillard OT1 6 96.9 9.81 Terron Armstead 6'5 315
2.53 Miles Sanders RB4 70 72.9 9.5 Cadillac Williams 5'11 211
2.57 JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR12 89 33.7 6.17 Eric Decker 6'2 225
4.138 Shareef Miller ED20 166 9.7 6.19 Andre Branch 6'4 254
5.167 Clayton Thorson QB11 193 n/a n/a Ricky Stanzi 6'4 222
PFA T.J. Edwards LB18 194 4.6 2.8 B.J. Goodson 6'0 230
PFA Ryan Bates OG14 196 71.8 9.6 Nick Martin 6'4 306
PFA Iosua Opeta OG18 234 96.8 9.2 Aviante Collins 6'4 301
PFA Nate Herbig OG21 251 4.5 2.8 Deuce Lutui 6'3 335
PFA Anthony Rush DL40 432 n/a n/a Matt Elam 6'5 350
PFA Nico Evans RB39 458 30.4 5.7 Terrelle Sutton 5'9 199
PFA Casey Tucker OT45 494 13.4 4.7 Toby Weathersby 6'5 313

 

The gambit to move up the board to steal Andre Dillard from the Texans was one of the best moves in all of the draft this year. The model also called the Dillard pick the third-best best value selection in the entire draft.

The rest of Philly’s draft crop was solid, if unremarkable. But the Eagles did what they do and brought in some hidden value in the UDFA ranks, which bumped Philly from a No. 10 draft value ranking to a No. 9 total haul ranking.

 

10. Washington Redskins | Draft: 9, UDFA: 27 | 2019 HAUL grade: B+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.15 Dwayne Haskins QB1 9 12.8 3.49 Better Jameis 6'3 231
1.26 Montez Sweat ED4 13 97.1 9.9 Danielle Hunter 6'6 260
3.76 Terry McLaurin WR13 94 87.8 9.58 Nate Burleson 6'0 208
4.112 Bryce Love RB7 113 n/a n/a Dion Lewis 5'9 200
4.131 Wes Martin GX UR 52.6 7.82   6'3 311
5.153 Ross Pierschbacher OC7 207 2.1 4.93 Matt Skura 6'4 307
5.173 Cole Holcomb LB33 340 97.8 9.64 Nathan Gerry 6'1 235
6.206 Kelvin Harmon WR11 78 20.7 4.92 Laquon Treadwell 6'2 221
7.227 Jimmy Moreland CB18 136 47.7 6.18 Danny Johnson 5'10 179
7.253 Jordan Brailford ED24 227 77.9 8.48 Charles Hayes 6'3 252
PFA Chidi Okeke OT28 307 36.9 7.34 Julien Davenport 6'5 317
PFA Jojo McIntosh S27 337 5.6 4.17 Siran Neal 6'1 204
PFA Juwann Bushell-Beatty OG32 351 n/a 1.78 Bobby Hart 6'5 315
PFA Ryan Bee DL39 407 13.0 6.39 Isaac Rochell 6'6 282
PFA Kano Dillon TE22 451 58.2 8.43 Jeremy Sprinkle 6'5 256
PFA BJ Blunt LB47 457 0.5 0.58 Duke Riley 6'0 220

 

I was higher on the Redskins’ draft than the model ended up being — I assigned Washington’s draft one of the two A+’s I gave out. But while Washington drew a ton of value out of the Haskins and Sweat picks (and to a lesser extent the Harmon and Moreland picks), the model baked in penalties for early Day 3 reaches on interior linemen Wes Martin and Ross Pierschbacher.

Also, Cole Holcomb. On top of that, Washington got dinged one slot for its poor UDFA crop. But let's be real: This draft was an enormous win for the Redskins. Nobody in their right mind would have envisioned one team coming out of the draft with both Haskins and Sweat even one month ago.

 

11. Baltimore Ravens | Draft: 11, UDFA: 11 | 2019 HAUL grade: B

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.25 Marquise Brown WR3 29 n/a n/a DeSean Jackson 5'9 166
3.85 Jaylon Ferguson ED7 39 8.9 5.46 Marcus Davenport 6'4 256
3.93 Miles Boykin WR9 66 99.9 9.94 Kenny Golladay 6'4 220
4.113 Justice Hill RB8 132 88.5 9.35 Phillip Lindsay 5'10 198
4.123 Ben Powers OG8 115 n/a 4.74 Ted Karras 6'4 307
4.127 Iman Marshall CB26 203 12.9 5.26 Gary Baxter 6'1 207
5.160 Daylon Mack DL20 206 29.6 4.17 Dan Williams 6'1 336
6.197 Trace McSorley QB16 333 77.3 8.3 Connor Shaw 6'0 202
PFA Gerald Willis III DL16 180 7.9 2.6 Devon Still 6'2 302
PFA Evan Worthington S20 270 12.1 5.1 Antonio Allen 6'2 212
PFA Antoine Wesley WR33 274 10.6 3.3 Lestar Jean 6'4 206
PFA LJ Scott RB27 282 18.9 6.1 Jeremy Hill 6'0 227
PFA Patrick Mekari OG31 349 7.3 4.3 Ian Silberman 6'5 308
PFA Otaro Alaka LB39 385 56.8 7.3 John Bostic 6'3 239
PFA Jaylen Smith WR47 411 42.6 6.4 Michael Floyd 6'2 219
PFA Darian Roseboro ED41 430 1.2 2.8 Jalen Wilkerson 6'4 288
PFA Markus Jones ED44 484 n/a 6.4 Anthony Winbush 6'3 249

 

The Ravens had a bonanza of a Round 3, stealing the all-time FBS sack leader Jaylon Ferguson and SPARQ darling WR Miles Boykin. Baltimore didn’t reach with the rest of their picks (except for Trace McSorley lol), and they complimented their class with a nice crop of UDFAs.

 

12. New England Patriots | Draft:12, UDFA: 16 | 2019 HAUL grade: B

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.32 N'Keal Harry WR2 22 75.4 8.42 Dez Bryant 6'2 228
2.45 Joejuan Williams CB9 74 68.2 8.08 Ahkello Witherspoon 6'4 211
3.77 Chase Winovich ED8 41 67.8 8.63 Markus Golden 6'3 256
3.87 Damien Harris RB6 83 45.5 6.43 Frank Gore 5'10 216
3.101 Yodny Cajuste OT10 82 n/a n/a Jermon Bushrod 6'5 312
4.118 Hjalte Froholdt OG4 84 44.7 9.07 Isaac Seumalo 6'5 306
4.133 Jarrett Stidham QB10 187 37.7 5.49 Matt Barkey 6'2 218
5.159 Byron Cowart DL31 345 7.1 6.44 Willie Henry 6'3 298
5.163 Jake Bailey P2 299 n/a n/a Ryan Winslow 6'1 200
7.252 Ken Webster CB25 201 99.1 9.83 EJ Gaines 5'11 203
PFA Malik Gant S15 202 5.6 3.03 DeAndre H-C 6'0 209
PFA Jakobi Meyers WR27 215 52.0 6.37 Chris Conley 6'2 203
PFA Calvin Anderson OT25 277 83.5 8.7 Desmond Harrison 6'4 292
PFA Andrew Beck HB4 287 71.0 8.82 Rhett Ellison 6'3 255
PFA Tyree St. Louis OT30 344 13.1 2.9 Andrew Datko 6'5 314
PFA Nick Brossette RB32 387 8.6 3 HM's Knowshon 5'11 209
PFA Terez Hall LB44 441 26.5 5.92 Bryce Hager 6'1 230
PFA Ryan Davis WR55 472 20.8 3.22 Curtis Samuel 5'10 189

 

I liked the Patriots class a bit more than the model did, mostly because I thought New England smoked their first six picks. But the three picks after that were head-scratchers, beginning with the fingernail-biting Jarrett Stidham, and the Pats didn’t do much in the UDFA portion of the show, drawing penalties.

 

13. Denver Broncos | Draft: 13, UDFA: 15 | 2019 HAUL grade: B

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.20 Noah Fant TE2 25 98.4 9.89 Jimmy Graham 6'4 249
2.41 Dalton Risner OG2 33 42.0 7.69 Cody Whitehair 6'6 312
2.42 Drew Lock QB5 68 75.6 9.36 Blaine Gabbert 6'4 228
3.71 Dre'Mont Jones DL7 34 20.7 6.16 Nick Fairley 6'3 281
5.156 Justin Hollins ED14 117 74.2 9.69 Lorenzo Carter 6'5 248
6.187 Juwann Winfree WR65 UR 39.3 7.18 HM's Crabtree 6'1 210
PFA Brett Rypien QB7 139 50.2 5.78 Nick Mullens 6'2 210
PFA Alijah Holder CB35 306 47.6 5.99 Neiko Thorpe 6'1 191
PFA George Aston HB6 313 60.0 8.2 Joey Iosefa 6'0 252
PFA Brian Wallace OT32 366 n/a 8.16 Jake Rodgers 6'5 326
PFA Joe Dineen Jr. LB38 376 32.5 7.43 Tyler Matakevich 6'2 230
PFA Kelvin McKnight WR44 384 17.2 2.68 Daniel Braverman 5'8 185
PFA John Leglue OG41 450 27.4 6.12 Sam Tevi 6'6 311
PFA Malik Reed LB46 453 28.5 5.23 Lerentee McCray 6'1 237

 

Strong, workmanlike showing out of the Broncos here, with a solid value-minded draft and a good UDFA crop headlined by the criminally-underrated Brett Rypien (who I’ve postulated has a chance to have a longer career than R2 pick Drew Lock). The Dre'Mont Jones pick at 3.71 was robbery, and getting Dalton Risner at 2.41 was a stroke of good fortune.

 

14. Houston Texans | Draft: 15, UDFA: 12 | 2019 HAUL grade: B-

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.23 Tytus Howard OT7 62 28.8 6.34 Terron Armstead 6'5 322
2.54 Lonnie Johnson CB8 61 92.6 9.4 Chris McCalister 6'2 213
2.55 Max Scharping OT5 46 n/a 8.83 Ricky Wagner 6'6 327
3.86 Kahale Warring TE4 80 79.3 9.41 Dallas Goedert 6'5 252
5.161 Charles Omenihu DL9 79 50.2 6.22 Romeo Okwara 6'5 280
6.195 Xavier Crawford CB21 164 57.5 4.74 Greg Stroman 5'11 187
7.220 Cullen Gillaspia HBX UR 54.3 8.4   6'2 235
PFA Albert Huggins DL23 217 19.4 5.5 Sylvester Williams 6'3 305
PFA Karan Higdon RB19 226 53.1 8.3 Zac Stacy 5'9 206
PFA Drew Lewis LB27 244 77.5 8.9 Jonathan Casillas 6'2 229
PFA Jamal Davis II ED27 304 79.2 9.4 J.T. Jones 6'3 236
PFA Derrick Baity CB38 343 48.8 6.4 Biddy Reh-Welscon 6'2 197
PFA Jesse Aniebonam ED38 404 44.2 n/a AQ Muhammad 6'3 256
PFA Johnnie Dixon WR51 444 36.2 6.3 Devon Wylie 5'10 201
PFA Javier Edwards DL42 460 23.7 4.8 Taylor Stallworth 6'2 323

 

I liked the Texans draft more than most. It was pure horror watching the Eagles swoop in and steal Dillard. That forced Houston to reach for Tytus Howard. That was a rough sequence of events. But from there on, Houston had a tremendous draft and signed a decent crop of UDFAs. It was enough to avert disaster after a horror show of a Thursday night.

 

15. Chicago Bears | Draft: 16, UDFA: 6 | 2019 HAUL grade: B-

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
3.73 David Montgomery RB1 40 36.4 5.24 Kareem Hunt 5'10 222
4.126 Riley Ridley WR22 172 15.4 4.58 James Jones 6'1 199
6.205 Duke Shelley CBX UR 7.1 3.18   5'9 180
7.222 Kerrith Whyte Jr. RB33 402 83.5 8.6 Jordan Todman 5'10 197
7.238 Stephen Denmark CB24 186 98.7 9.36 Brian Allen 6'4 220
PFA Emanuel Hall WR15 105 99.4 9.88 Tedd Ginn 6'2 201
PFA Alex Bars OG15 198 n/a n/a Parker Ehinger 6'6 312
PFA Dax Raymond TE13 254 29.2 5.21 Orson Charles 6'5 255
PFA Mathieu Betts ED29 308 46.5 7.86 Dylan Donahue 6'3 258
PFA John Baron K4 336 n/a n/a Brandon Coutu 5'9 189
PFA Joe Lowery OG29 338 8.0 4.36 K.C. McDermott 6'6 300
PFA Marquez Tucker OG30 347 22.6 n/a Chase Roullier 6'3 300
PFA Clifton Duck CB41 417 3.6 n/a Tramaine Brock 5'9 180
PFA Sam Mustipher OC16 426 2.3 0.86 David Molk 6'2 305
PFA Jonathan Harris DL44 473 17.6 n/a R.J. McIntosh 6'5 282

 

The Bears scarcely had draft equity to play with, but they made the most of their first pick by stealing David Montgomery (or as I call him, “Kareem Hunt with a heart of gold.”). Consider setting aside a $20 spot to drop on Montgomery at long odds for Rookie of the Year. He's got a real shot. He's better than the NFL thinks he is. The rest of the draft crop was forgettable, but the Bears made up for it with a big showing during the UDFA free-for-all.

 

16. Minnesota Vikings | Draft: 14, UDFA: 30 | 2019 HAUL grade: C+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.18 Garrett Bradbury OC1 18 91.7 9.96 Max Unger 6'3 306
2.50 Irv Smith Jr. TE5 98 21.7 4.82 Trey Burton 6'2 242
3.102 Alexander Mattison RB9 137 63.4 6.88 Mike Gillislee 5'11 221
4.114 Dru Samia OG3 63 18.1 7.65 James Hurst 6'5 305
5.162 Cameron Smith LB13 155 77.5 8.35 Blake Martinez 6'2 238
6.190 Armon Watts DL13 158 n/a 3.73 Shamar Stephen 6'5 300
6.191 Marcus Epps S-UR UR 78.4 8.5   6'0 197
6.193 Olisaemeka Udoh OT15 133 60.6 8.16 David Sharpe 6'5 323
7.217 Kris Boyd CB17 134 78.8 9.15 Darqueze Dennard 5'11 201
7.239 Dillon Mitchell WR16 108 57.0 7.96 Steve Breaston 6'1 197
7.247 Olabisi Johnson WR50 433 69.1 8.19 Leonte Carroo 6'0 204
7.250 Austin Cutting LSX UR n/a n/a   6'4 243
PFA John Keenoy OC10 276 5.1 2.81 Andy Gallik 6'3 299
PFA Jake Browning QB18 386 35.1 5.74 Kellen Moore 6'2 211
PFA Khari Blasingame RB36 431 96.6 9.73 John Kelly 6'0 232

 

A strong pick in Round 1, a highly regrettable Day 2, an enormous Day 3, and an asleep-at-the-wheel UDFA class led to a perfectly league-average Draft Haul ranking. Garrett Bradbury is such a perfect fit, and he allowed the Vikings to kick Pat Elflein to guard, which made the pick a hidden 2-for-1 special from a schematic standpoint.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars | Draft: 18, UDFA: 13 | 2019 HAUL grade: C+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.7 Josh Allen ED1 2 78 9.74 Anthony Barr-plus 6'5 262
2.35 Jawaan Taylor OT3 16 n/a n/a Trent Williams 6'5 312
3.69 Josh Oliver TE10 170 44.9 8.21 Austin Hooper 6'5 249
3.98 Quincy Williams SX UR n/a n/a   5'10 225
5.140 Ryquell Armstead RB11 148 24.0 7.77 Jordan Howard 5'11 220
6.178 Gardner Minshew QB12 231 50.7 5.96 Chase Daniel 6'1 225
7.235 Dontavius Russell DL32 348 7.4 3.36 Shamar Stephen 6'3 319
PFA Joe Giles-Harris LB21 200 3.9 3.09 Antonio Morrison 6'2 234
PFA Saivion Smith CB29 238 7.7 3.26 Jacoby Glenn 6'1 199
PFA Donnell Greene OT20 242 n/a n/a Willie Beavers 6'5 335
PFA Tyre Brady WR35 294 2.6 2.79 Josh Reynolds 6'3 211
PFA Zedrick Woods S25 319 88.5 8.91 Quintin Demps 5'11 205
PFA Bunchy Stallings OG28 334 3.3 1.28 Isaac Asiata 6'3 324
PFA Brandon Watson CB47 476 69.1 6.92 De'Vante Harris 5'10 204

 

The Jaguars derived an enormous amount of value from their first two picks, getting a top-three talent at 1.7 and a mid-first round talent at the top of Round 2. Despite those wins, Jacksonville sagged to No. 17 in the rankings with a poor run to close the draft, including the baffling overdraft of Quinnen Williams’ brother on Day 2.

 

18. Miami Dolphins | Draft: 20, UDFA: 2 | 2019 HAUL grade: C+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.13 Christian Wilkins DL5 21 44.4 8.55 Kawann Short 6'3 315
3.78 Michael Deiter OG6 97 26.8 5.68 Forrest Lamp 6'5 309
5.151 Andrew Van Ginkel LB35 357 86.6 9.25 Dadi Nicholas 6'3 241
6.202 Isaiah Prince OT12 104 43.8 7.63 Shon Coleman 6'6 305
7.233 Chandler Cox HB8 447 16.6 3.83 Dimitri Flowers 6'1 236
7.234 Myles Gaskin RB23 269 31.0 5.99 Bishop Sankey 5'9 205
PFA Deion Calhoun OG9 128 71.9 9.34 PM's Shaq Mason 6'2 310
PFA Preston Williams WR20 153 6.1 2.76 Mack Hollins 6'4 211
PFA Terrill Hanks LB17 188 16.5 4 Stephone Anthony 6'2 242
PFA Montre Hartage CB37 325 18.7 3.38 Eric Murray 5'11 190
PFA Jonathan Ledbetter DL28 329 0.4 1.24 Jeremiah Ledbetter 6'4 280
PFA Ryan Anderson OC14 353 6.2 4.63 Bryan Stork 6'5 305
PFA Tre Watson LB37 368 2.3 0.48 Ben Gedeon 6'2 242
PFA Tyler Horton CB43 434 0.5 1.02 Corn Elder 5'11 185
PFA Aaron Monteiro OT41 464 30.4 6.48 Jaryd Jones-Smith 6'6 311
PFA Nik Needham CB49 488 2.5 2.91 Linden Stephens 5'11 194

 

I hated what the Dolphins did with their picks. But to their credit, they brought in a high-end UDFA class and also completed the stroke-of-genius Josh Rosen trade that isn’t included in this grade.

 

19. Carolina Panthers | Draft: 17, UDFA: 32 | 2019 HAUL grade: C

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.16 Brian Burns ED3 10 94.1 9.9 Leonard Floyd 6'5 249
2.37 Greg Little OT9 81 36.3 3.63 Greg Robinson 6'5 310
3.100 Will Grier QB4 57 57.8 7.22 Case Keenum 6'2 217
4.115 Christian Miller ED17 125 n/a 6.84 Samson Ebukam 6'3 247
5.154 Jordan Scarlett RB30 375 3.5 4.75 Chris Ivory 5'11 208
6.212 Dennis Daley OT19 183 15.5 3.95 Jordan Mills 6'5 317
7.237 Terry Godwin WR42 370 28.7 5.3 Lavelle Hawkins 5'11 184
PFA Elijah Holyfield RB20 256 2.8 2.56 Matt Asiata 5'10 217

 

The Panthers no-showed the UDFA process after signing a bunch of AAF guys, and I thought they air-balled the 2.37 pick of Greg Little as well as the fliers for Scarlett and Godwin. But the Panthers still managed to grab a top-20 grade due to enormous values on Burns and Grier.

 

20. Cincinnati Bengals | Draft: 19, UDFA: 19 | 2019 HAUL grade: C

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.11 Jonah Williams OT2 7 17.7 5.51 Jake Matthews 6'4 302
2.52 Drew Sample TE8 141 51.6 9.02 Jack Doyle 6'5 255
3.72 Germaine Pratt LB10 144 32.6 8.51 Danny Trevathan 6'2 240
4.104 Ryan Finley QB8 162 57.2 7.84 Connor Cook 6'3 213
4.125 Renell Wren DL14 161 77.2 9.74 Akiem Hicks 6'5 318
4.136 Michael Jordan OC4 106 68.8 7.97 Alex Boone 6'6 312
6.182 Trayveon Williams RB10 142 15.1 4.69 Nyheim Hines 5'8 206
6.210 Deshaun Davis LB34 356 4.3 2.65 Hayes Pullard 5'11 234
6.211 Rodney Anderson RB15 163 n/a n/a Stevan Ridley 6'0 224
7.223 Jordan Brown CB23 181 72.0 8.13 Bennett Jackson 6'0 201
PFA Stanley Morgan Jr. WR14 95 81.5 8.62 Marqise Lee 6'0 202
PFA Keaton Sutherland OG25 283 94.3 9.69 Steinbach-lite 6'5 316
PFA O'Shea Dugas OG37 396 13.2 3.16 Jamil Demby 6'4 330
PFA Jordan Ellis RB35 423 2.0 2.54 Elijah Hood 5'9 229
PFA Jacob Dolegala QB24 474 44.2 6.72 Brad Sorenson 6'7 242

 

An up-and-down draft process for the Bengals, who hit it out of the park with the Jonah Williams pick and signed this year’s best UDFA in Nebraska WR Stanley Morgan. But Cincy devolved into a hit-and-miss M.O. with its other machinations, and the UDFA crop doesn't yield much promise outside of Morgan.

 

21. Kansas City Chiefs | Draft: 22, UDFA: 3 | 2019 HAUL grade: C

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
2.56 Mecole Hardman WR37 311 59.3 8.31 Travis Benjamin 5'10 183
2.63 Juan Thornhill S4 51 99.5 9.75 Marcus Williams 6'0 205
3.84 Khalen Saunders DL11 103 46.0 8.56 Zach Kerr 6'0 324
6.201 Rashad Fenton CB40 379 15.1 4.5 Greg Maybin 5'11 193
6.214 Darwin Thompson RB14 160 70.3 8.05 Tarik Cohen 5'8 198
7.216 Nick Allegretti OC9 248 38.0 7.56 Mark Glowinski 6'4 310
PFA Mark Fields CB20 154 39.4 7.28 Ellis Hobbs 5'10 192
PFA James Williams RB18 222 32.5 5.75 James White 5'9 197
PFA Gary Johnson LB26 239 41.8 5.69 Jerome Baker 6'0 226
PFA Kyle Shurmur QB15 322 21.8 4.27 C.J. Beathard 6'4 230
PFA Parker Hesse ED31 335 36.2 6.1 Matt Judon 6'3 261
PFA Jack Fox P4 393 n/a 8.33 Cody Mandell 6'2 213
PFA Felton Davis WR48 418 n/a n/a Marquez North 6'3 211
PFA Tim Ward ED42 438 n/a n/a Demetrius Cooper 6'5 265
PFA Jamal Custis WR53 456 30.7 6.5 Jordan Matthews 6'4 214
PFA Cody Thompson WR57 486 70.5 8.46 Brian Hartline 6'1 205

 

I loved the Thornhill and Thompson picks, and the Chiefs UDFA crop graded out top-3 in all of the NFL. Kansas City sagged in the rankings because I thought the rest of their draft was quite poor, notably the reach for Hardman.

 

22. Pittsburgh Steelers | Draft: 21, UDFA: 28 | 2019 HAUL grade: C-

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.10 Devin Bush LB2 12 96.9 9.33 Shaq Thompson 5'11 234
3.66 Diontae Johnson WR26 210 13.1 4.22 Jeremy Kerley 5'10 183
3.83 Justin Layne CB6 45 87.0 8.97 Eric Rowe 6'2 192
4.122 Benny Snell Jr. RB17 219 9.7 3.51 Leroy Hoard 5'10 224
5.141 Zach Gentry TE18 373 8.4 2.54 Bryce Williams 6'8 265
6.175 Sutton Smith LB6 72 38.7 5.6 Joe Schobert 6'0 233
6.192 Isaiah Buggs DL21 211 1.8 1.93 Tyson Alualu 6'3 306
6.207 Ulysees Gilbert III LB29 315 86.4 8.25 Matt Milano 6'0 224
7.219 Derwin Gray OT18 176 12.7 3.08 DonoVan Smith 6'4 320
PFA Fred Johnson OG19 243 11.2 3.49 John Wetzel 6'7 326
PFA Chris Nelson DL38 406 10.3 1.51 Malcom Brown 6'1 298
PFA Garrett Brumfield OC17 427 66.5 8.04 Ted Larsen 6'3 289
PFA Travon McMillian RB38 446 18.2 5.8 Jonathan Franklin 5'11 210

 

Pittsburgh made a nice move up the board for Devin Bush in Round 1 and then scooped up a steal on Day 2 (Layne) and Day 3 (Smith). The rest of the class feels like a throwaway, and little was done in the post-draft portion with UDFAs.

 

23. Green Bay Packers | Draft: 23, UDFA: 22 | 2019 HAUL grade: C-

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.12 Rashan Gary ED6 31 94.9 9.95 Robert Nkemdiche 6'4 277
1.21 Darnell Savage Jr. S3 50 86.5 8.35 Antoine Bethea 5'11 198
2.44 Elgton Jenkins OC3 54 50.1 9.34 Billy Price 6'4 310
3.75 Jace Sternberger TE3 42 22.0 5.25 Greg Olsen-lite 6'4 251
5.150 Kingsley Keke DL17 184 46.4 8 Willie Henry 6'3 288
6.185 Ka'dar Hollman CB42 419 73.7 9.23 Dee Delaney 6'0 196
6.194 Dexter Williams RB13 157 70.1 8.17 Jamaal Williams 5'10 212
7.226 Ty Summers LB25 229 88.2 9.71 Nick DeLuca 6'1 241
PFA Yosuah Nijman OT14 114 95.9 9.8 Timon Parris 6'7 324
PFA Greg Roberts ED35 369 55.4 8.84 Obum Gwacham 6'5 264
PFA Manny Wilkins QB21 421 43.5 6.3 Taylor Heinicke 6'2 193
PFA Nate Brooks CB45 454 87.2 7.53 Howard Wilson 6'0 187
PFA Taylor Cornelius QB25 491 88.8 9.73 Mitch Leidner 6'6 224

 

I hated the Gary pick and disagreed with the decision to sink so much equity into Darnell Savage when good safeties were still on the board in Round 4 (this isn't hindsight analysis -- there were eight or nine safeties in this class that most reasonable minds concluded were within shouting distance of one another, so we knew a few were going to be available later than otherwise might have been and that proved to be the case).

All that said, the Packers absolutely destroyed their two Day 2 picks and then signed the second-best UDFA prospect in Nijman to salvage the overall crop. The Sternberger pick in particular was genius. He's going to light it up in this offense.

 

24. New York Giants | Draft: 25, UDFA: 7 | 2019 HAUL grade: D+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.6 Daniel Jones QB3 32 78.8 8.1 Ryan Tannehill 6'5 221
1.17 Dexter Lawrence DL6 27 n/a 9.87 Linval Joseph 6'4 342
1.30 Deandre Baker CB5 38 9.5 4.58 Tre'Davious White 5'11 193
3.95 Oshane Ximines ED15 119 33.3 7.03 Carl Lawson 6'3 253
4.108 Julian Love CB3 28 60.8 7.06 Ronde Barber 5'11 195
5.143 Ryan Connelly LB23 213 59.2 7.82 Nick Vigil 6'2 242
5.171 Darius Slayton WR39 327 92.2 8.91 Breshard Perriman 6'1 190
6.180 Corey Ballentine CB16 126 95.5 9.37 Robert Alford 5'10 196
7.232 George Asafo-Adjei OT35 389 55.5 9.04 Joseph Noteboom 6'5 306
7.245 Chris Slayton DL25 259 35.0 7.58 Jaleel Johnson 6'4 307
PFA Terronne Prescod OG16 224 0.9 0.98 Duke Robinson 6'5 334
PFA Paul Adams OT22 258 20.6 6.58 Ryan Groy 6'6 317
PFA Reggie White Jr. WR34 284 84.5 9.24 Seantavius Jones 6'2 208
PFA Eric Dungey QB14 293 57.4 7.61 Bryce Petty 6'4 228
PFA James O'Hagan OC12 296 0.4 0.1 Austin Reiter 6'2 300
PFA C.J. Conrad TE16 314 19.5 6.0 David Morgan 6'4 249
PFA Breckyn Hager ED33 355 62.5 7.1 Devante Downs 6'3 255
PFA Alex Wesley WR49 422 35.5 5.9 Robbie Anderson 6'0 190
PFA Josiah Tauaefa LB45 449 7.1 4.2 Elandon Roberts 6'1 232
PFA Mark McLaurin S31 462 8.4 2.6 Trayvon Henderson 6'1 212
PFA Jon Hilliman RB42 480 44.7 8.7 Onterio Smith 5'11 216

 

The Giants needlessly squandered a metric ton of draft equity to acquire Jones, Lawrence and Baker in Round 1. And my model hammered them for it. The Giants averted abject disaster by grabbing one of the draft’s biggest steals in Julian Love on Day 3, and by bringing in a nice UDFA haul.

 

25. Detroit Lions | Draft: 24, UDFA: 17 | 2019 HAUL grade: D+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.8 T.J. Hockenson TE1 4 85.4 9.21 Rob Gronkowski 6'5 251
2.43 Jahlani Tavai LB5 67 6.8 4.14 Vontaze Burfict 6'2 250
3.81 Will Harris S13 179 83.1 9.64 T.J. Ward 6'1 207
4.117 Austin Bryant ED21 168 n/a n/a Stephen Weatherly 6'4 271
5.146 Amani Oruwariye CB14 109 54.9 8.53 Pierre Desir 6'2 205
6.184 Travis Fulgham WR28 232 71.5 8.01 Mohamed Massoquoi 6'2 215
6.186 Ty Johnson RB28 298 61.5 8.63 Jeremy Ross 5'11 210
7.224 Isaac Nauta TE17 320 4.5 1.58 Rany McMichael 6'3 244
7.229 P.J. Johnson DL43 470 1.0 0.87 Lowell Lotulei 6'3 321
PFA Beau Benzschawel OG11 150 14.3 6.58 Rob Havenstein 6'6 309
PFA Malik Carney ED22 220 12.9 5.03 Shaquille Barrett 6'2 251
PFA Donald Parham TE15 288 49.7 6.85 Ricky Seals-Jones 6'8 240
PFA Ryan Pope OT27 300 48.0 8.2 Orlando Franklin 6'7 320
PFA Tre Lamar LB28 309 7.4 3.81 Josh Perry 6'3 253
PFA Brandon Fanaika OG40 437 17.3 4.37 Avery Genessy 6'2 318

 

TJ Hockenson was my favorite prospect in the draft and the model gave Detroit due credit for getting what I consider to be a top-five overall prospect at 1.8. The rest of the draft was forgettable. Tavai had better turn into a good starter or Detroit may not have much to show for the class outside of Hockenson -- who, to be fair, is a generational talent.

 

26. Tampa Bay Bucs | Draft: 26, UDFA: 10 | 2019 HAUL grade: D+

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.5 Devin White LB1 8 93.3 9.33 Myles Jack 6'0 237
2.39 Sean Bunting CB10 87 94.7 9.65 Eli Apple 6'0 195
3.94 Jamel Dean CB11 88 97.6 9.93 Kevin King 6'1 206
3.99 Mike Edwards S12 174 49.3 7.48 Rashad Johnson 5'10 205
4.107 Anthony Nelson ED9 59 78.6 9.49 Carl Nassib 6'7 271
5.145 Matt Gay K1 249 n/a n/a Chris Boswell 6'0 232
6.208 Scott Miller WR43 382 58.6 7.75 Braxton Berrios 5'9 174
7.215 Terry Beckner Jr. DL26 261 1.3 2.19 Tanzel Smart 6'4 296
PFA Anthony Johnson WR17 116 28.0 7.05 Michael Gallup 6'2 209
PFA Bruce Anderson RB22 260 12.5 5.88 Kenneth Dixon 5'11 210
PFA Zack Bailey OG24 278 20.9 7.17 Kyle Murphy 6'5 299
PFA Lukas Denis S21 286 16.1 3.34 Gerod Holliman 5'11 190
PFA DaMarkus Lodge WR41 363 7.8 3.63 Roger Lewis 6'2 202
PFA Isaiah Searight HB7 424 47.1 7.33 MyCole Pruitt 6'3 242
PFA Nate Trewyn OC18 448 13.5 4.8 Coleman Shelton 6'3 313
PFA Brock Ruble OT40 452 3.3 1.7 Conor McDermott 6'7 319
PFA Nick Fitzgerald QB23 463 50.0 7.59 Matt Jones 6'5 226

 

The Bucs got their guy at 1.5 in Devin White, and I thought they stole Anthony Nelson in Round 4. Tampa also signed one of this year’s top UDFAs in Buffalo WR Anthony Johnson. The rest of the effort left a lot to be desired.

 

27. Atlanta Falcons | Draft: 27, UDFA: 23 | 2019 HAUL grade: D

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.14 Chris Lindstrom OG1 26 96.6 9.83 Joel Bitonio 6'4 308
1.31 Kaleb McGary OT6 48 84.2 9.83 Cam Robinson 6'7 317
4.111 Kendall Sheffield CB19 147 n/a 9.74 Corn Elder 5'11 193
4.135 John Cominsky DL19 192 81.9 9.42 Margus Hunt 6'5 286
5.152 Qadree Ollison RB29 352 11.3 4.51 James Conner 6'1 228
5.172 Jordan Miller CB27 208 22.4 5.21 Ken Crawley 6'1 186
6.203 Marcus Green WRX UR 53.5 7.3   5'8 190
PFA Olamide Zaccheaus WR24 191 46.8 6.2 Shelton Gibson 5'8 188
PFA Devon Johnson OT26 289 10.6 2.12 King Dunlap 6'7 338
PFA Lanard Bonner OG42 466 5.6 1.35 Sam Jones 6'5 315
PFA Tony Brooks-James RB43 481 58.4 7.25 Shaun Wilson 5'9 190
PFA Jaelin Robinson OT44 487 30.8 5.49 Ike Boettger 6'6 305

 

Forgettable draft process for the Falcons. The first two picks were understandable but reaches nonetheless, and the over-drafts got more egregious from there.

 

28. Seattle Seahawks | Draft: 30, UDFA: 4 | 2019 HAUL grade: D

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.29 L.J. Collier ED13 101 9.3 3.25 Robert Geathers 6'2 283
2.47 Marquise Blair S11 130 47.5 8.29 Maddieu Williams 6'1 195
2.64 D.K. Metcalf WR5 35 99.0 9.66 David Boston 6'3 228
3.88 Cody Barton LB24 216 67.6 9.3 Christian Sam 6'2 237
4.120 Gary Jennings WR19 138 82.6 9.04 Amara Darboh 6'1 214
4.124 Phil Haynes OG7 112 79.0 9.24 Laken Tomlinson 6'4 322
4.132 Ugochukwu Amadi S16 223 16.9 4.66 Omar Bolden 5'9 199
5.142 Ben Burr-Kirven LB9 100 84.6 8.95 Ben Heeney 6'0 230
6.204 Travis Homer RB21 266 79.4 8.37 Ameer Abdullah 5'10 201
6.209 DeMarcus Christmas DL27 302 7.9 3.32 Angelo Blackson 6'3 294
7.236 John Ursua WR56 479 45.1 6.47 John Brown 5'9 178
PFA Derrek Thomas CB22 171 83.6 8.6 Stanley Jean-Baptise 6'3 189
PFA Martez Ivey OG17 233 2.5 0.6 Roderick Johnson 6'5 315
PFA B.J. Autry OG20 245 n/a n/a Max Jean-Gilies 6'3 337
PFA Davante Davis CB31 247.0 68.9 8.4 Brian Allen 6'2 202
PFA Winston Dimel HB3 279 24.8 4.7 Andy Janovich 6'0 233
PFA Nyqwan Murray WR46 408 2.8 1.0 Davone Bess 5'10 191
PFA Taryn Christion QB22 445 79.8 8.0 Jeff Driskel 6'2 218
PFA Jazz Ferguson WR54 465 66.5 7.3 Raw Funchess 6'5 227
PFA Jay-Tee Tiuli DL45 489 23.5 5.4 Kendrick Norton 6'3 318

 

L.J. Collier was one of the biggest reaches of the draft. Marquise Blair was also a puzzling reach at 2.47 considering the other quality safeties that would remain on the board for two more rounds. D.K. Metcalf and Ben Burr-Kirven helped to keep Seattle out of the 30s in these rankings.

 

29. Indianapolis Colts | Draft: 29, UDFA: 21 | 2019 HAUL grade: D-

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
2.34 Rock Ya-Sin CB7 49 58.5 6.18 Marlin Jackson 6'0 192
2.49 Ben Banogu ED16 122 97.1 9.71 Shilique Calhouhn 6'3 250
2.59 Parris Campbell WR10 76 99.3 9.77 Big Curtis Samuel 6'0 205
3.89 Bobby Okereke LB11 146 64.8 8.40 Jatavis Brown 6'1 239
4.109 Khari Willis S14 190 27.6 6.4 Jeremy Reaves 5'11 213
5.144 Marvell Tell III S10 124 99.4 9.26 Joshua Kalu 6'2 198
5.164 EJ Speed LBX UR 55.5 9.2   6'4 224
6.199 Gerri Green ED30 318 46.6 8.08 Devon Kennard 6'4 252
7.240 Jackson Barton OT21 253 31.9 8.32 Emmett Cleary 6'7 310
7.246 Javon Patterson OC8 228 20.3 7.22 Joe Looney 6'3 307
PFA Jamal Peters CB30 241 5.5 1.73 Keith McGill 6'2 218
PFA Penny Hart WR29 246 0.2 1.23 Richie James 5'8 180
PFA Ashton Dulin WR38 324 79.9 n/a Miles Austin 6'1 215
PFA Jordan Thompson DL29 330 n/a n/a Jordan Carrell 6'3 292
PFA Damian Prince OG35 381 2.9 1.46 Jon Toth 6'5 306

 

I thought the Colts reached throughout the draft. Indy didn’t do much when it closed, either. But I will say: I love the idea of moving Banogu to off-ball linebacker. I ranked him as an off-ball LB in my first draft because I thought his game might sneakily suit better for those duties, but ended up chickening out and listing him as an EDGE. I think Banogu's game will play up when he's given the latitude to run sideline-to-sideline with abandon and weaponize his athleticism in coverage.  

 

30. San Francisco 49ers | Draft: 28 UDFA: 31 | 2019 HAUL grade: D-

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.2 Nick Bosa ED2 5 74.8 9.43 Joey Bosa 6'4 266
2.36 Deebo Samuel WR6 52 76.3 7.92 Christian Kirk 5'11 214
3.68 Jalen Hurd WR8 65 75.9 8.21 Terrelle Pryor 6'5 226
4.110 Mitch Wishnowsky P1 252 n/a 10 Richy Leone 6'2 218
5.148 Dre Greenlaw LB42 414 16.4 5.0 Kevin Pierre-Louis 5'11 237
6.176 Kaden Smith TE12 212 11.1 3.86 Durham Smythe 6'5 255
6.183 Justin Skule OT24 273 28.7 7.18 Greg Senat 6'6 315
6.198 Tim Harris CB32 265 92.0 8.91 Dontae Johnson 6'2 200
PFA Kevin Givens DL37 400 32.3 7.52 Sheldon Day 6'1 285
PFA Azeez Al-Shaair LB48 459 n/a n/a Elijah Lee 6'0 234
PFA Jamell Garcia-Williams ED43 478 n/a n/a Darius English 6'7 255
PFA Ross Reynolds OG43 482 93.0 9.47 Patrick Morris 6'4 295

 

I loved the Jalen Hurd pick and was fine with Bosa at 1.2, even though I would have preferred Josh Allen, I didn’t really understand what San Francisco was doing outside of those two picks, though.

 

31. Dallas Cowboys | Draft: 31, UDFA: 9 | 2019 HAUL grade: F

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
2.58 Trysten Hill DL10 92 81.7 8.99 Brandon Dunn 6'3 308
3.90 Connor McGovern OC6 151 n/a 9.8 Roger Saffold 6'5 308
4.128 Tony Pollard RB25 272 72.2 7.24 Theo Riddick 6'0 210
5.158 Michael Jackson CB15 120 90.7 8.8 Siran Neal 6'1 210
5.165 Joe Jackson ED18 131 2.3 2.51 Za'Darius Smith 6'4 275
6.213 Donovan Wilson S29 428 n/a 7.0 Corey Moore 6'0 199
7.218 Mike Weber RB24 271 30.7 7.1 Tashard Choice 5'10 211
7.24 Jalen Jelks ED25 230 9.0 4.85 Erik Walden 6'5 256
PFA Mitch Hyatt OG10 145 21.1 6.24 Ty Sambrailo 6'5 303
PFA Daniel Wise DL15 169 22.2 4.51 Tom Johnson 6'3 281
PFA Ricky Walker DL24 236 n/a 4.99 Darius Kilgo 6'2 304
PFA Brandon Knight OG33 360 n/a n/a Colby Gossett 6'4 314
PFA Derrick Puni OG36 395 56.3 n/a Nico Siragusa 6'5 326.0
PFA Jon'Vea Johnson WR52 455 80.1 8.77 J.J. Nelson 5'11 188
PFA Nate Hall LB49 467 35.4 6.74 Skai Moore 6'2 225
PFA Chris Westry CB46 471 79.7 9.57 Tarvarus McFadden 6'4 199

 

Dallas got credit for nice value picks on the Miami defenders in Round 5 and for signing a nice crop of UDFAs. But the rest of the draft was rough, featuring a procession of objective over-drafts.

 

32. Oakland Raiders | Draft: 32, UDFA: 5 | 2019 HAUL grade: F

Pick Name Pos Rk SPQ RAS Comp Ht Wt
1.4 Clelin Ferrell ED5 19 n/a n/a Derrick Morgan 6'4 264
1.24 Joshua Jacobs RB2 53 18.9 5.76 Off-brand Kamara 5'10 220
1.27 Johnathan Abram S8 85 36.3 7.01 Keanu Neal 5'11 205
2.40 Trayvon Mullen CB12 102 48.3 7.48 Kevin Johnson 6'1 199
4.106 Maxx Crosby ED11 91 88.7 9.64 Jeremiah Attaochu 6'5 255
4.129 Isaiah Johnson CB13 107 94.9 9.74 Rasul Douglas 6'2 208
4.137 Foster Moreau TE7 127 84.7 9.48 Joel Dreesen 6'4 253
5.149 Hunter Renfrow WR18 135 10.3 2.94 Jeremy Kerley 5'10 184
7.230 Quinton Bell ED45 493 n/a 9.88 Jeff Holland 6'3 238
PFA Tyler Roemer OT16 152 52.5 8.07 Tom Compton 6'3 312
PFA TeVon Coney LB14 175 5.4 2.56 Craig Robertson 6'0 234
PFA Keelan Doss WR25 205 50.7 7.73 Cedrick Wilson 6'2 211
PFA Alec Ingold HB2 250 30.4 4.15 Derek Watt 6'1 242
PFA Andre James OG23 268 23.5 4.02 Markus Zusevics 6'4 299
PFA Lester Cotton OG27 310 12.6 3.99 Damien Mama 6'4 336
PFA Keisean Nixon CB48 483 7.2 4.05 Marcus Sherels 5'10 196
PFA Lukayus McNeil OT43 485 75.4 8.7 Matt Gono 6'5 310

 

I can’t describe my feelings about what the Raiders any better than I did in my grades column. And since my cold analytical model came to the same conclusion as my lyin eyes, let's just re-run that assessment raw and unedited...

I actually loved what the Raiders did on Day 3, but I refuse to bump them up to a D- for the small-potatoes stuff. Thursday night, Mike Mayock’s first day in charge of the draft, was one of the most breathtaking squanderings of draft capital that we’ve even seen on Day 1 of the draft. Mayock took a mid-first rounder at 1.4, a second-round passing-down back with 18th-percentile athleticism at 1.24*, and an athletically-limited one-trick-pony enforcer SS with 36th-percentile athleticism at 1.27 who I predict will be outperformed by more than one safety who went on Day 3.

*(laughably, this news was leaked months in advance, probably because Mayock had loose lips about his Jacobs affinity with his NFL.com friends, who helped stoke Jacobs' out-of-control buzz by mocking Jacobs in the top-five after the national title game — and yet no team bothered to hop Oakland for Jacobs, all the indication you need that Mayock and Jon Gruden were on an island with regards to Jacobs' value range).

These weren’t even Las Vegas-esque high-upside gambles. Where's the upside here? Can you envision Ferrell becoming one of the class’ top-three players 20 years down the line? Can you envision Jacobs and Abram becoming top-25 players in this class? How? At their respective positions with their respective games in the modern NFL, each would have to become superstars to qualify.

Jacobs would have to become an every-down stud (something he's never been) and Abram would have to become at least "objectively good" in coverage (something he's never been), and both will have to get there without upper-tier athleticism. Those are two new cars whose value dropped by half as they were driven off the lot.

TEAM HAUL DRAFT UDFA BEST VALUE WORST VALUE
Titans 1 2 14 Amani Hooker Nate Davis
Chargers 2 1 29 Jerry Tillery Trey Pipkins
Jets 3 3 18 Blake Cashman Trevon Wesco
Saints 4 5 1 Alizé Mack Saquan Hampton
Cardinals 5 4 25 Hakeem Butler Kyler Murray
Rams 6 6 20 David Long Nick Scott
Bills 7 7 26 Ed Oliver Darryl Johnson
Browns 8 8 24 Greedy Williams Donnie Lewis
Eagles 9 10 8 Andre Dillard J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
Redskins 10 9 27 Kelvin Harmon Wes Martin
Ravens 11 11 11 Jaylon Ferguson Trace McSorley
Patriots 12 12 16 Chase Winovich Byron Cowart
Broncos 13 13 15 Dre'Mont Jones Juwann Winfree
Texans 14 15 12 Charles Omenihu Tytus Howard
Bears 15 16 6 David Montgomery Duke Shelley
Vikings 16 14 30 Dillon Mitchell Marcus Epps
Jaguars 17 18 13 Josh Allen Quincy Williams
Dolphins 18 20 2 Isiah Prince Andrew Van Ginkel
Panthers 19 17 32 Will Grier Jordan Scarlett
Bengals 20 19 19 Jonah Williams Drew Sample
Chiefs 21 22 3 Darwin Thompson Mecole Hardman
Steelers 22 21 28 Sutton Smith Diontae Johnson
Packers 23 23 22 Jace Sternberger Rashan Gary
Giants 24 25 7 Julian Love Daniel Jones
Lions 25 24 17 T.J. Hockenson Will Harris
Bucs 26 26 10 Anthony Nelson Sean Bunting
Falcons 27 27 23 Jordan Miller Marcus Green
Seahawks 28 30 4 D.K. Metcalf L.J. Collier
Colts 29 29 21 Marvell Tell III EJ Speed
49ers 30 28 31 Jalen Hurd Dre Greenlaw
Cowboys 31 31 9 Michael Jackson Tony Pollard
Raiders 32 32 5 Isaiah Johnson Clelin Ferrell

 

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