Grading NFL Teams' Draft Decisions

Posted on May 14, 2013

By Ken Zalis

Here's a final look at the NFL Draft -- which teams did well, which teams left some questions on the board and which draft picks are my favorites.

Best Picks: Rounds 2-4 
1. Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State -- Ravens
2. D.J. Swearinger, SS, South Carolina -- Texans
3. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee -- Titans
4. T.J. McDonald, FS, Southern California -- Rams
5. Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech -- 49ers
6. Keenan Allen, WR, California -- Chargers
7. Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss -- Patriots
8. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State -- Steelers
9. Jon Bostic, LB, Florida -- Bears
10. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor -- Cowboys

Best Value: Rounds 5-7 
1. Bacarri Rambo, SS, Georgia -- Redskins
2. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama -- Seahawks
3. Quinton Dial, DE, Alabama -- 49ers
4. Vince Williams, LB, Florida State -- Steelers
5. Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State -- Bengals
6. Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech -- Bears
7. Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M -- Cardinals
8. Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky -- Broncos
9. Josh Boyd, DE, Mississippi State -- Packers
10. David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State -- Texans

First-round Reaches 
1. E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State -- Bills
2. D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston -- Raiders
3. Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin -- Cowboys
4. Eric Reid, S, Louisiana State
5. Kyle Long, OG, Oregon -- Bears
Bonus Reach: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia -- Rams

How Did These Guys Not Get Drafted? (Best Undrafted Free Agents)
1. Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech -- Bills
2. Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma -- Cardinals
3. Matt Scott, QB, Arizona -- Jaguars
4. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee -- Chiefs
5. Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford -- Saints
6. Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida -- Redskins
7. Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech -- Giants
8. Braxston Cave, OC, Notre Dame -- Browns
9. Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State -- Jaguars
10. Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech -- Saints

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Issue 185: May 2013

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