CAREFULLY CURATED NFCW DRAFT GRADES

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After methodically pouring over all the available NFL draft grades for the NFCW, I have complied the most favorable analysis for each team. Enjoy!

Arizona Cardinals

Grade: A

Key Picks: All picks were perfect, especially the 1st round trade for Hollywood Brown

Analysis: The Cardinals tripled down on edge rushers. Smart. And they picked good ones, too, with either awesome or feels-about-right value. McBride and Zach Ertz will be a fun combination at tight end and at least one of Marquis Hayes or Lecitus Smith will start sooner than later.

Seattle Seahawks

Grade: C-

Key Picks: Charles Cross (OL, Miss St.), Coby Bryant (CB, Cincinnati)

Analysis: Taking running back Ken Walker in the second round makes no sense. Walker is a good player, but they had so many other needs. When will this team get away from the importance of running backs?

San Francisco 49ers

Grade: D+

Key Picks: Drake Jackson (Edge, USC), Tyrion Davis-Price (RB, LSU), Danny Gray (WR, SMU)

Analysis: No pick in the first round gave the 49ers time to overthink their three Day 2 picks, the last two of which felt like reaches. Jackson’s success could depend on keeping his weight up. Still haven’t been able to find a trade partner for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

Los Angeles Rams

Grade: D

Key Picks: Logan Bruss (OL, Wisconsin), Decobie Durant (CB, South Carolina State)

Analysis: No one values draft picks less than the Rams, who didn’t make their first until No. 104. At least coach Sean McVay produced a viral moment laughing when the Patriots picked.

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