NFL Draft Picks 2014: Updated List of Grades and Selection Order for Each Team

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NFL Draft Picks 2014: Updated List of Grades and Selection Order for Each Team
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So much for trying to predict where each player would land in the 2014 NFL draft, as the draft picks were seemingly unpredictable over the first two days of action.

Sure, you had your no-brainers. Jadeveon Clowney rightly went No. 1 overall, and he was followed by Greg Robinson at No. 2. But after that, it was really anybody's guess as to what pick would be next.

Expect more of the same on Day 3, the final day of the draft. Just in case you missed any portion of the first two days, the following charts will cover each pick from the the first three rounds. A grade will also accompany the pick, but note that the grade is not simply a player grade. It has a whole lot to do with fit as well.

Here are your Round 1 selections:

2014 NFL Draft 1st-Round Pick Grades
Selection Player Grade
No. 1 Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney, DE A
No. 2 St. Louis Rams Greg Robinson, OT A
No. 3 Jacksonville Jaguars Blake Bortles, QB C+
No. 4 Buffalo Bills Sammy Watkins, WR B
No. 5 Oakland Raiders Khalil Mack, OLB A
No. 6 Atlanta Falcons Jake Matthews, OT A
No. 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans, WR A
No. 8 Cleveland Browns Justin Gilbert, CB B+
No. 9 Minnesota Vikings Anthony Barr, OLB B-
No. 10 Detroit Lions Eric Ebron, TE C+
No. 11 Tennessee Titans Taylor Lewan, OT B
No. 12 New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr., WR A-
No. 13 St. Louis Rams Aaron Donald, DT A
No. 14 Chicago Bears Kyle Fuller, CB B+
No. 15 Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Shazier, OLB C
No. 16 Dallas Cowboys Zack Martin, OT A
No. 17 Baltimore Ravens C.J. Mosley, ILB B+
No. 18 New York Jets Calvin Pryor, S B+
No. 19 Miami Dolphins Ja'Wuan James, OT C
No. 20 New Orleans Saints Brandin Cooks, WR A-
No. 21 Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S A-
No. 22 Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel, QB A-
No. 23 Kansas City Chiefs Dee Ford, DE C
No. 24 Cincinnati Bengals Darqueze Dennard, CB A-
No. 25 San Diego Chargers Jason Verrett, CB B+
No. 26 Philadelphia Eagles Marcus Smith, DE C
No. 27 Arizona Cardinals Deone Bucannon, S B-
No. 28 Carolina Panthers Kelvin Benjamin, WR B
No. 29 New England Patriots Dominique Easley, DT C+
No. 30 San Francisco 49ers Jimmie Ward, S B-
No. 31 Denver Broncos Bradley Roby, CB B+
No. 32 Minnesota Vikings Teddy Bridgewater, QB A+

Picks via NFL.com, Grades by Kenny DeJohn

Round 2 resumed the following day, and here's how it shaped up:

2014 NFL Draft 2nd-Round Pick Grades
Selection Grade Team
No. 33 Houston Texans Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG A+
No. 34 Dallas Cowboys Demarcus Lawrence, DE A-
No. 35 Cleveland Browns Joel Bitonio, OT B
No. 36 Oakland Raiders Derek Carr, QB A
No. 37 Atlanta Falcons Ra'Shede Hageman, DT A+
No. 38 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE B-
No. 39 Jacksonville Jaguars Marqise Lee, WR A
No. 40 Detroit Lions Kyle Van Noy, OLB B+
No. 41 St. Louis Rams Lamarcus Joyner, CB B-
No. 42 Philadelphia Eagles Jordan Matthews, WR A-
No. 43 New York Giants Weston Richburg, C A+
No. 44 Buffalo Bills Cyrus Kouandjio, OT A
No. 45 Seattle Seahawks Paul Richardson, WR C+
No. 46 Pittsburgh Steelers Stephon Tuitt, DT/DE A
No. 47 Washington Redskins Trent Murphy, OLB B+
No. 48 Baltimore Ravens Timmy Jernigan, DT A
No. 49 New York Jets Jace Amaro, TE A+
No. 50 San Diego Chargers Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB A-
No. 51 Chicago Bears Ego Ferguson, DT C
No. 52 Arizona Cardinals Troy Niklas, TE A
No. 53 Green Bay Packers Davante Adams, WR B+
No. 54 Tennessee Titans Bishop Sankey, RB A
No. 55 Cincinnati Bengals Jeremy Hill, RB B
No. 56 Denver Broncos Cody Latimer, WR A
No. 57 San Francisco 49ers Carlos Hyde, RB A+
No. 58 New Orleans Saints Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB B
No. 59 Indianapolis Colts Jack Mewhort, OT B+
No. 60 Carolina Panthers Kony Ealy, OLB/DE A+
No. 61 Jacksonville Jaguars Allen Robinson, WR A
No. 62 New England Patriots Jimmy Garoppolo, QB B+
No. 63 Miami Dolphins Jarvis Landry, WR A-
No. 64 Seattle Seahawks Justin Britt, OT C+

Picks via NFL.com, Grades by Kenny DeJohn

To conclude Day 2, Round 3 went down like this:

2014 NFL Draft 3rd-Round Pick Grades
Team Player Grade
No. 65 Houston Texans C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE B
No. 66 Washington Redskins Morgan Moses, OT A+
No. 67 Miami Dolphins Billy Turner, OT B+
No. 68 Atlanta Falcons Dezmen Southward, S B
No. 69 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Charles Sims, RB B+
No. 70 San Francisco 49ers Marcus Martin, C A+
No. 71 Cleveland Browns Christian Kirksey, OLB B
No. 72 Minnesota Vikings Scott Crichton, DE B+
No. 73 Buffalo Bills Preston Brown, ILB B
No. 74 New York Giants Jay Bromley, DT B
No. 75 St. Louis Rams Tre Mason, RB A
No. 76 Detroit Lions Travis Swanson, C A
No. 77 San Francisco 49ers Chris Borland, ILB A-
No. 78 Washington Redskins Spencer Long, OG B-
No. 79 Baltimore Ravens Terrence Brooks, S B+
No. 80 New York Jets Dexter McDougle, CB C
No. 81 Oakland Raiders Gabe Jackson, OG A
No. 82 Chicago Bears Will Sutton, DT B-
No. 83 Houston Texans Louis Nix, DT A+
No. 84 Arizona Cardinals Kareem Martin, DE A
No. 85 Green Bay Packers Khyri Thornton, DT C+
No. 86 Philadelphia Eagles Josh Huff, WR A
No. 87 Kansas City Chiefs Phillip Gaines, CB B-
No. 88 Cincinnati Bengals Will Clarke, DE B+
No. 89 San Diego Chargers Chris Watt, OG A
No. 90 Indianapolis Colts Donte Moncrief, WR B+
No. 91 Arizona Cardinals John Brown, WR C+
No. 92 Carolina Panthers Trai Turner, OG A
No. 93 Jacksonville Jaguars Brandon Linder, OG B
No. 94 Cleveland Browns Terrance West, RB B+
No. 95 Denver Broncos Michael Schofield, OT B
No. 96 Minnesota Vikings Jerick McKinnon, RB B+
No. 97 Pittsburgh Steelers Dri Archer, RB/WR B
No. 98 Green Bay Packers Richard Rodgers, TE B-
No. 99 Baltimore Ravens Crockett Gillmore, TE A-
No. 100 San Francisco 49ers Brandon Thomas, OG/OT A

Picks via NFL.com, Grades by Kenny DeJohn

Now that we've covered all the action from the first two days, let's get into the good stuff.

 

Updated Selection Order

Draft Order - Round 4
Pick Team Selection Grade
101 Philadelphia Eagles Jaylen Watkins, CB B
102 Washington Redskins Bashaud Breeland, CB B-
103 Atlanta Falcons Devonta Freeman, RB B+
104 New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Jalen Saunders, WR A-
105 New England Patriots Bryan Stork, C A
106 San Francisco 49ers Bruce Ellington, WR A
107 Oakland Raiders Justin Ellis, DT B
108 Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota Vikings) Cassius Marsh, DE B+
109 Buffalo Bills Ross Cockrell, CB C
110 St. Louis Rams Maurice Alexander, S B
111 Cincinnati Bengals Russell Bodine, C B+
112 Tennessee Titans DaQuan Jones, DT B
113 New York Giants Andre Williams, RB A-
114 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore Ravens) Aaron Colvin, CB B+
115 New York Jets Shaq Evans, WR A-
116 Oakland Raiders Keith McGill, CB B-
117 Chicago Bears Ka'Deem Carey, RB A
118 Pittsburgh Steelers Martavis Bryant, WR A
119 Dallas Cowboys Anthony Hitchens, OLB B+
120 Arizona Cardinals Logan Thomas, QB B+
121 Green Bay Packers Carl Bradford, OLB C+
122 Tennessee Titans Marqueston Huff, CB C
123 Seattle Seahawks Kevin Norwood, WR B+
124 Kansas City Chiefs De'Anthony Thomas, RB A-
125 Miami Dolphins Walt Aikens, CB B
126 New Orleans Saints Khairi Fortt, OLB B
127 Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis Colts) Pierre Desir, CB A-
128 Carolina Panthers Tre Boston, S B
129 San Francisco 49ers Dontae Johnson, CB B
130 New England Patriots James White, RB A-
131 Chicago Bears Brock Vereen, S B-
132 Seattle Seahawks Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB B+
133 Detroit Lions (compensatory pick) Nevin Lawson, CB B+
134 Baltimore Ravens (compensatory pick) Brent Urban, DT/DE A-
135 Houston Texans (compensatory pick) Tom Savage, QB A+
136 Detroit Lions (compensatory pick) Larry Webster, TE/DE B
137 New York Jets (compensatory pick) Dakota Dozier, OT B
138 Baltimore Ravens (compensatory pick) Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB C+
139 Atlanta Falcons (compensatory pick) Prince Shembo, OLB B+
140 New England Patriots (compensatory pick) Cameron Fleming, OT A-

NFL.com

Draft Order - Round 5
Pick Team Selection Grade
141 Philadelphia Eagles Taylor Hart, DE B
142 Washington Redskins Ryan Grant, WR B-
143 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kadeem Edwards, OG B+
144 Jacksonville Jaguars Telvin Smith, OLB A-
145 Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland Browns) David Yankey, OG A-
146 Dallas Cowboys (from Oakland Raiders) Devin Street, WR B-
147 Atlanta Falcons Ricardo Allen, CB C+
148 Carolina Panthers Bene Benwikere, CB B
149 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kevin Pamphile, OT B+
150 San Francisco 49ers (from Detroit Lions) Aaron Lynch, DE A
151 Tennessee Titans Avery Williamson, ILB C
152 New York Giants Nat Berhe, S B
153 Buffalo Bills Cyril Richardson, OG B+
154 New York Jets Jeremiah George, ILB A-
155 Miami Dolphins Arthur Lynch, TE B+
156 Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears) Lamin Barrow, OLB C
157 Pittsburgh Steelers Shaquille Richardson, CB B
158 Detroit Lions (from Dallas Cowboys) Caraun Reid, DT A-
159 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore Ravens)
160 Arizona Cardinals
161 Green Bay Packers
162 Philadelphia Eagles
163 Kansas City Chiefs
164 Cincinnati Bengals
165 San Diego Chargers
166 Indianapolis Colts
167 New Orleans Saints
168 Carolina Panthers
169 New Orleans Saints (from New England Patriots through Philadelphia Eagles)
170 San Francisco 49ers
171 Denver Broncos
172 Seattle Seahawks
173 Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection)
174 New York Giants (compensatory selection)
175 Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection)
176 Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection)

NFL.com

Draft Order - Round 6
Pick Team
177 Houston Texans
178 Washington Redskins
179 Jacksonville Jaguars
180 Cleveland Browns
181 Houston Texans (from Oakland Raiders)
182 Atlanta Falcons
183 Chicago Bears (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
184 Minnesota Vikings
185 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Buffalo Bills)
186 Tennessee Titans
187 New York Giants
188 St. Louis Rams
189 Detroit Lions
190 Miami Dolphins
191 Chicago Bears
192 Pittsburgh Steelers
193 Kansas City Chiefs (from Dallas Cowboys)
194 Baltimore Ravens
195 New York Jets
196 Arizona Cardinals
197 Green Bay Packers
198 New England Patriots (from Philadelphia Eagles)
199 Cincinnati Bengals
200 Kansas City Chiefs
201 San Diego Chargers
202 New Orleans Saints
203 Indianapolis Colts
204 Carolina Panthers
205 Jacksonville Jaguars (from San Francisco 49ers)
206 New England Patriots
207 Denver Broncos
208 Seattle Seahawks
209 New York Jets (compensatory selection)
210 New York Jets (compensatory selection)
211 Houston Texans (compensatory selection)
212 Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory selection)
213 New York Jets (compensatory selection)
214 St. Louis Rams (compensatory selection)
215 Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection)

NFL.com

Draft Order - Round 7
Pick Team
216 Houston Texans
217 Washington Redskins
218 Cleveland Browns
219 Oakland Raiders
220 Atlanta Falcons
221 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
222 Jacksonville Jaguars
223 Minnesota Vikings
224 Buffalo Bills
225 Carolina Panthers (from New York Giants)
226 St. Louis Rams
227 Detroit Lions
228 Tennessee Titans
229 Dallas Cowboys (from Chicago Bears)
230 Pittsburgh Steelers
231 Dallas Cowboys
232 Indianapolis Colts (from Baltimore Ravens)
233 New York Jets
234 Miami Dolphins
235 Oakland Raiders (from Arizona Cardinals)
236 Green Bay Packers
237 Philadelphia Eagles
238 Dallas Cowboys (from Kansas City Chiefs)
239 Cincinnati Bengals
240 San Diego Chargers
241 St. Louis Rams (from Indianapolis Colts)
242 San Francisco 49ers (from New Orleans Saints)
243 San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers)
244 New England Patriots
245 San Francisco 49ers
246 Denver Broncos
247 Oakland Raiders (from Seattle Seahawks)
248 Dallas Cowboys (compensatory pick)
249 St. Louis Rams (compensatory pick)
250 St. Louis Rams (compensatory pick)
251 Dallas Cowboys (compensatory pick)
252 Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory pick)
253 Atlanta Falcons (compensatory pick)
254 Dallas Cowboys (compensatory pick)
255 Atlanta Falcons (compensatory pick)
256 Houston Texans (compensatory pick)

NFL.com

 

What to Expect on Day 3

Michael Sam Watch

There has been a ton of speculation regarding defensive end Michael Sam over the past few days, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said on air prior to Round 4 that Sam might go off the board sometime in Round 6 or 7:

He added later on that there are a couple of teams to watch:

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed several scouts earlier this month regarding Sam, and Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel broke down those scouts' opinions on where he'd be drafted:

Three said fifth round. Three said sixth round. Three said seventh round. Five said they would sign him as a free agent. Seven said they wouldn't sign him as a free agent.

Three scouts from clubs using the 4-3 defense said emphatically that Sam didn't fit their scheme. Conversely, two scouts from teams using the 3-4 defense said emphatically that Sam didn't fit their scheme.

The criticisms got worse, though, as one AFC executive told McGinn that Sam really isn't as good as people are led to believe: "It's a tough fit when you're short and slow and a try-hard overachiever. That's the issue."

That said, there should be room on an NFL roster for the reigning SEC defensive player of the year out of Missouri. I expect him to be drafted sometime in Round 6 or 7, keeping with Rapoport's report.

 


Where Will the Next Tier of QBs Land?

Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo all went relatively early compared to a few other big-name quarterbacks. NFL on ESPN's Twitter account keys us in on which signal-callers are still left:

One of the winningest quarterbacks in the draft, A.J. McCarron, has still yet to find a home in the NFL (as of the end of Day 2). Why? Well, Rotoworld's Evan Silva tweeted about what he heard ESPN's Adam Schefter say about McCarron:

Rubbing teams the wrong why is definitely a bona fide way to ensure you won't get drafted early. So what if McCarron "knows how to win"? Winning really isn't a measurable stat for quarterbacks. In looking at McCarron's actual skills, he only has slightly above-average arm strength and his footwork in the pocket isn't great. He's slow and succeeded in an Alabama offense that was created so he would succeed.

I think he finds a home somewhere in Round 6.

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