Entering the NFL draft, few people knew what to expect. Not even the first pick was set in stone, as the Kansas City Chiefs audibled at the last second to take Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher. Trades were rampant, with the Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings all moving up to acquire players of need.
Just one quarterback was taken, and no running backs were grabbed. It was the first time since 2001 that only one QB went in the first round and the first time since 1963 that no running backs went in the first round. The picks were high on offensive and defensive linemen, which is the fundamentally sound way teams win football games.
Grades for the first-round picks factor in how much the position was a need and whether the team overdrafted its player.