The final day if the 2014 NFL draft is in the books. It could potentially be the most impacting day of all, as some teams were able to find big time talents late in the draft.
Some teams might have found players who will start from Day 1 with their new franchises. Here's a look at every pick for every team, and grades for each franchise's performance on the draft's final day.
Arizona Cardinals, B+
|4||120||Logan Thomas||QB||Virginia Tech|
|6||196||Walt Powell||WR||Murray State|
Logan Thomas has great size at 6'6" 248 pounds, and a strong arm. He is a developmental talent, but with Carson Palmer there, the Cardinals could afford to draft a project at the position.
He could blossom into the team's quarterback of the future.
San Francisco 49ers, A-
|4||106||Bruce Ellington||WR||South Carolina|
|4||129||Dontae Johnson||CB||North Carolina State|
|5||150||Aaron Lynch||OLB||South Florida|
|5||170||Keith Reaser||CB||Florida Atlantic|
|7||243||Kaleb Ramsey||DL||Boston College|
The Niners seemingly stayed on the clock on Saturday. They added depth to their secondary by taking three corner backs. You'd have to think at least one of the guys will pan out.
Johnson is a great athlete who can matchup with tight ends split wide, and bigger receivers.
St. Louis Rams, B-
|4||110||Mo Alexander||S||Utah State|
|6||214 *||Garrett Gilbert||QB||SMU|
|7||226||Mitchell Van Dyk||OL||Portland State|
|7||241||C.B. Bryant||S||Ohio State|
|7||249 *||Michael Sam||OLB||Missouri|
|7||250 *||Demetrius Rhaney||C||Tennessee St.|
The Rams had a plethora of picks on the final day of the draft, but they probably didn't find any hidden gems.
Gilbert is an interesting choice. He has a solid arm and a gunslinger's mentality. However, he may not be ready to contribute for a year or two.
Seattle Seahawks, B+
|4||132||Kevin Pierre-Louis||LB||Boston College|
|5||172||Jimmy Staten||DE||Middle Tennessee|
|6||208||Eric Pinkins||DB||San Diego State|
The Norwood selection stands out from the lot. He seems to fit the mold of a Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate-type of receiver.
He'll get an opportunity to take Tate's place amongst Russell Wilson's tool chest of offensive weapons.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, C-
|5||143||Kadeem Edwards||G||Tennessee State|
There weren't many opportunities for the Bucs to improve their squad on Day 3. With three picks, Tampa addressed the offense exclusively. Herron is an explosive player who could become a weapon in the slot or in the return game.
Atlanta Falcons, A-
|4||103||Devonta Freeman||RB||Florida State|
|4||139 *||Prince Shembo||OLB||Notre Dame|
|7||253 *||Yawin Smallwood||ILB||Connecticut|
|7||255 *||Tyler Starr||OLB||South Dakota|
The Falcons addressed their defense and the pass rush in a major way on Day 3. Shembo, Spruill and Starr are all interesting prospects.
Shembo had some off-the-field issues, but if he can keep himself focused on football, he could be an explosive pass-rushing specialist.
Carolina Panthers, D
|4||128||Tre Boston||S||North Carolina|
|5||148||Bene Benwikere||CB||San Jose State|
The Panthers tabbed just one wide receiver in the draft, despite it being the team's weakest position by far. On Day 3, Carolina completely ignored the wideouts, and Cam Newton and Co. will suffer in 2014 because of it.
It's unclear just what the Panthers' brass were thinking.
New Orleans Saints, B-
|6||202||Tavon Rooks||OL||Kansas State|
Watch for him to become one of the more surprising players in the draft, as long as he stays healthy.
Chicago Bears, A-
|6||183||David Fales||QB||San Jose State|
|6||191||Patrick O'Donnell||P||Miami (FL)|
|7||246||Charles Leno||OL||Boise State|
Carey was second in the nation in rushing with 1,887 yards in 2013. Though he won't blow people away with his speed, it's hard to argue with his production.
The Bears did well to tab the versatile safety Vereen in the fourth round. He could easily beat out Chris Conte and M.D. Jennings for the starting safety spot.
Detroit Lions, B-
|4||133 *||Nevin Lawson||CB||Utah State|
|4||136 *||Larry Webster||DE||Bloomsburg|
|6||189||TJ Jones||WR||Notre Dame|
|7||229||Nate Freese||K||Boston College|
The secondary was a unit in need of improvement, and the Lions finally addressed it by selecting Lawson.
He reminds me of a poor man's Antoine Winfield. If Detroit can get half the quality Winfield has provided in his career, it'll be happy.
Green Bay Packers, A
|4||121||Carl Bradford||OLB||Arizona State|
|5||161||Corey Linsley||C||Ohio State|
|5||176 *||Jared Abbrederis||WR||Wisconsin|
|7||236||Jeff Janis||WR||Saginaw Valley|
Bradford is a great fit for the Packers' system as an outside rusher, but Abbrederis is the pick that stands out most for Green Bay on Day 3. Abbrederis could be a major steal if he stays healthy.
He has great hands and route-running ability. However, he has had some concussions in his career, and that's always a sticky situation. If his body holds up, he'll be a contributor in Green Bay.
Minnesota Vikings, A-
|6||182||Antone Exum||CB||Virginia Tech|
|7||223||Brandon Watts||LB||Georgia Tech|
|7||225||Jabari Price||CB||North Carolina|
Getting Yankey in the fifth round really stands out.
At one point, he was considered a first-round talent. He's the type of inside blocking presence that helps to guide normal running backs to 1,000-yard seasons. For guys like Peterson, Yankey could help to push him to another 2,000-yard campaign.
Dallas Cowboys. B-
|7||238||Will Smith||LB||Texas Tech|
|7||248 *||Ahmad Dixon||S||Baylor|
|7||251 *||Ken Bishop||DT||Northern Illinois|
|7||254 *||Terrance Mitchell||CB||Oregon|
With one of the worst defenses in NFL history last season, it was good to see Dallas address that side of the ball on Day 3.
All but one of the team's seven picks were defensive players. Hitchens is a smaller, outside linebacker, but he has a nose for the ball and could be a valuable special teams player.
Philadelphia Eagles, B-
Defense was the priority on Day 3 for the Eagles as well. Reynolds is an intriguing prospect at safety. The Stanford product isn't a great athlete, but he's a physical player with solid hands.
New York Giants, A-
|4||113||Andre Williams||RB||Boston College|
|5||152||Nat Berhe||DB||San Diego State|
|5||174 *||Devon Kennard||LB||USC|
|6||187||Bennett Jackson||CB||Notre Dame|
When a team finds a player who could step right in, start and potentially garner some consideration for Offensive Rookie of the Year, it's a good sign.
Williams led the nation in rushing in 2013 for Boston College. He'd be a perfect complement or replacement for David Wilson in the G-Men's backfield.
Look for Williams to have a big rookie season.
Seastrunk and Alfred Morris would be perhaps the most diminutive backfield rotations in the NFL. Morris is a power back and Seastrunk is the shifty, speedy guy.
Adding him to Washington's offense brings about a Baylor reunion with former teammate Robert Griffin III and gives RG3 another weapon.
Denver Broncos, C-
|6||207||Matthew Paradis||OL||Boise State|
Barrow is a bit interesting, but this wasn't a strong day overall for Denver. The former LSU Tiger is quick and explosive, but he's only 6'1" 237 pounds.
He might be destined for a role on special teams due to his smallish frame for the position.
San Diego Chargers, B-
|5||165||Ryan Carrethers||DT||Arkansas State|
|6||201||Marion Grice||RB||Arizona State|
As seventh-round picks go, the Reese selection is pretty strong. He's only 5'10", 163 pounds, but he's a dynamic athlete.
It's going to be hard to see him lining up as a traditional wide receiver, but his speed and quick twitch seems perfect for the return game.
Kansas City Chiefs, A-
|6||200||Laurent Duvernay-Tardif||OT||McGill (Canada)|
With Thomas and Murray, the Chiefs grabbed two of the biggest names available on Day 3. Both filled needs and made sense considering the roster situation.
Dexter McCluster signed with the Tennessee Titans in March, and Alex Smith could be headed toward free agency. Thomas' dynamic playmaking will be a welcomed addition to the offense, and Murray's skills are perfect for head coach Andy Reid's system.
Oakland Raiders, C
|4||107||Justin Ellis||DT||Louisiana Tech|
|7||235||Shelby Harris||DL||Illinois State|
|7||247||Jonathan Dowling||S||Western Kentucky|
Ellis is a massive tackle who can plug the holds, take on double teams and allow the linebackers behind him to fire through lanes.
At 6'1", 334 pounds, he'll be a load to handle in the trenches.
Indianapolis Colts, C+
|2||59||Jack Mewhort||T||Ohio State|
|3||90||Donte Moncrief||WR||Ole Miss|
|5||166||Jonathan Newsome||DE||Ball State|
|6||203||Andrew Jackson||LB||Western Kentucky|
|7||232||Ulrick John||T||Georgia State|
Moncrief reminds me a bit of the New Orleans Saints' Robert Meachem. Both are physically strong receivers, with questionable hands.
If Moncrief can be more consistent, he could turn into a quality weapon for Andrew Luck.
Jacksonville Jaguars, A-
|5||144||Telvin Smith||ILB||Florida State|
You have to love what the Jags did with the Colvin and Johnson selections. Colvin is arguably a first-round talent that Jacksonville was able to secure in the fourth. There was a myriad of secondary players being taken in the first four picks.
It's possible a player with Colvin's skill simply fell through the cracks.
Johnson was very productive in 2013, and he's joining college teammate Blake Bortles with the Jags. He should get an opportunity to shine as a second back in 2014.
Tennessee Titans, C-
|4||112||DaQuan Jones||DT||Penn State|
The Titans needed to take a quarterback before the sixth round. Mettenberger's history of injuries and lack of mobility make this too risky of a pick.
A player like Tajh Boyd from Clemson—who was still on the board—would have been a better selection.
Houston Texans, A+
|4||135 *||Tom Savage||QB||Pittsburgh|
|6||211 *||Jay Prosch||FB||Auburn|
|7||256 *||Lonnie Ballentine||DB||Memphis|
Overall, the Texans won the draft. Savage was a great pick, as long as the Texans can provide him more protection than he got at Pittsburgh. Blue is a potential workhorse back with good size (6'1", 223 pounds) and power.
If Arian Foster's injury issues persist, you could see Blue play a big role in 2014.
Cincinnati Bengals, B+
|4||111||Russell Bodine||C||North Carolina|
|6||212 *||Marquis Flowers||LB||Arizona|
|7||252 *||Lavelle Westbrooks||CB||Georgia Southern|
It's crazy how McCarron slipped to the fifth round, but the Bengals were happy to take him. Though he may have been upset by the snubs, McCarron said all the right things after being drafted.
Per Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today, McCarron said:
First, let me say that it's a blessing to be in the NFL. It doesn't matter if you're taken No. 1 overall or No. 199, like (New England quarterback Tom) Brady. It doesn't matter when you get picked, just about where you go and making the most of it when you get there. You've still got to perform no matter where you get picked, and I'm just excited and blessed about this opportunity.
We'll see if he gets a legitimate shot to push Andy Dalton for his job.
Cleveland Browns, A
Desir seems like one of those small school prospects that will turn into a real player in the NFL. At 6'1", 198 pounds, he has the frame to match up with today's big receivers. Though he wasn't playing against Division I talent, he did have 10 interceptions in 2013.
He's already married with two daughters, so he's acquired things in life to make him focus on football and responsibility.
This could be one of the best picks in the draft.
Baltimore Ravens, B+
|4||134 *||Brent Urban||DT||Virginia|
|4||138 *||Lorenzo Taliaferro||RB||Coastal Carolina|
|5||175 *||John Urschel||G||Penn State|
|6||194||Keith Wenning||QB||Ball State|
|7||218||Michael Campanaro||WR||Wake Forest|
Baltimore made two smart picks to bolster the running game.
Establishing the ground attack is something the team needs to get back to. Taliaferro isn't going to take Ray Rice's job, but at 6'0", 229 pounds with 4.58 speed, the Coastal Carolina product could give the Ravens some productive touches as he spells Rice.
Pittsburgh Steelers, B
|5||173 *||Wesley Johnson||T||Vanderbilt|
|6||215 *||Daniel McCullers||DT||Tennessee|
Bryant continues the recent run of talented Clemson wide receivers. At 6'4", 221 pounds with 4.48, 40-yard-dash speed, Bryant has the physical tools to make an impact.
Zumwalt was born to be a Steelers' linebacker. He hits like a ton of bricks and is a good leader of his unit. He's not the fastest, but his instincts help to make up for a lack of speed.
Buffalo Bills, C+
|7||221||Randall Johnson||LB||Florida Atlantic|
|7||237||Seantrel Henderson||T||Miami (FL)|
Richardson could be the best thing that ever happened to C.J. Spiller. Richardson's ability to clear the inside running lanes for the running game could be huge.
He still has some work to do from a conditioning standpoint, but Gil Brandt of NFL.com likes Richardson. Brandt wrote this brief scouting report for the big man out of Baylor.
He has worked hard to lose that weight and that hard work paid off at Baylor's pro day, when he looked very good; he looked like the Richardson we remembered from a year ago when he was one of the most highly regarded offensive line prospects in the nation. He had gotten too heavy in 2013 and did not move well enough to be considered a top line prospect.
Miami Dolphins, C+
|6||190||Matt Hazel||WR||Coastal Carolina|
Tripp is a versatile linebacker with good speed and instincts. He projects as a player who could surprise if given the chance but may only wind up contributing on special teams.
New York Jets, A-
|4||137 *||Dakota Dozier||T||Furman|
|5||154||Jeremiah George||LB||Iowa State|
|6||195||Brandon Dixon||CB||Northwest Missouri State|
|6||209 *||Quincy Enunwa||WR||Nebraska|
|6||210 *||IK Enemkpali||DL||Louisiana Tech|
|6||213 *||Tajh Boyd||QB||Clemson|
The Jets should have their answer at quarterback one way or another. With Michael Vick and Geno Smith already on board, the team took Boyd in the sixth round.
It was a low-risk selection, and it could pan out well for the team. It was smart to use three Day 3 picks on receivers. Receiver was one of the biggest positions of need for the Jets. Adding depth there made sense.
New England Patriots, A
|4||105||Bryan Stork||C||Florida State|
|4||140 *||Cameron Fleming||OT||Stanford|
|6||198||Zach Moore||DE||Concordia-St. Paul|
|6||206||Jemea Thomas||CB||Georgia Tech|
Aside from Tom Brady, the biggest strength of the Patriots team is its offensive line. That strength figured to get even stronger on Day 3 as the team took three players on the O-Line.
Stork is a potential starter in the next year or two.
He anchored one of the better lines in college football last season. He could earn some playing time sooner than most fourth-round picks.
* - Denotes picks acquired from trades
Draft results, player heights, weight, speed and information per NFL.com
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