Re-Drafting the 2013 NFL Draft
NFL draft grades are always handed out immediately following the completion of a draft. And these are important because they give us some context when looking back at the class years later.
But a draft class can't truly be evaluated until at least three years down the road.
Once three years have passed, most players have already established themselves in the league, and even the developmental prospects have been given a fair chance to refine their skills and work their way into a starting lineup. Opinions of players with rise and fall in the coming years, but after three full seasons, we have a strong grasp on who the top players are and which prospects have turned into busts.
So since we're now three years removed from the 2013 NFL draft, it's time to look back.
Rather than regrade the 2013 draft class, we'll look at it from the perspective a redraft.
All the players have been thrown back into the draft pool and the first round has been reselected based on what we know now.
The 2013 draft order has been left intact based on the order the teams selected. For this reason, some teams have multiple picks, while others have been excluded from this process.
The selection of players was primarily done based on a simple ranking of the prospects, but team needs were taken into consideration in some obvious situations. For example, the Vikings won't be given a running back because they clearly wouldn't have drafted one in the first round with Adrian Peterson already in place. In other, less obvious situations, the best available player will trump team needs.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Terron Armstead
Actual Pick: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Revised Pick: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
The Kansas City Chiefs knew they needed to address the offensive line; they just didn't make the right selection.
In their defense, neither of the first two offensive linemen selected in 2013—Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel—would be in consideration for this pick in a redraft.
Terron Armstead was a third-round selection of the Saints out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and was strictly a developmental prospect.
New Orleans essentially reshirted Armstead as a rookie, giving him snaps in just six games and only inserting him into a starting role twice. But in 2014, he earned a starting job, and by the end of 2015, he had established himself as one of the elite linemen in the game.
In Kansas City, Armsead would be a substantial upgrade over Fisher, who remains the starter at left tackle despite consistent struggles through his three years with the Chiefs.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: DeAndre Hopkins
Actual Pick: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Revised Pick: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
In 2013, the Jaguars were in the beginning stages of a rebuilding process under new head coach Gus Bradley and general manager David Caldwell. At the time, it made sense to address the offensive line, and the selection of Joeckel was mostly praised in the immediate aftermath of the draft.
As the Jaguars are currently constructed, wide receiver is one of the strongest units on the roster thanks to the addition of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns in 2014. But even with that knowledge, it would be tough to pass up DeAndre Hopkins in a redraft.
Coming out of Clemson there were concerns about Hopkins' lack of speed, but he more than makes up for it with his technique. When the ball is in the air, there are few receivers more dangerous than Hopkins due to his great hands and ability to position himself to make the catch.
3. Miami Dolphins: Jamie Collins
Actual Pick: Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Oregon
Revised Pick: Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss
Through three seasons, Dion Jordan has started just one game for the Dolphins, and he missed the entire 2015 season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Unless his career takes a dramatic turn in a positive direction, Jordan will go down as one of the legendary busts in franchise history.
To make matters worse, the division-rival New England Patriots landed Jamie Collins in the second round, a similar athlete to Jordan who has developed into a superstar and one of the leaders of New England's defense.
Collins was a raw athlete coming out of Southern Miss, but he's blossomed in New England and now ranks among the most dangerous, versatile linebackers in the league.
Over the past two seasons, Collins has three interceptions, 9.5 sacks and nine forced fumbles.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Lane Johnson
Actual Pick: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Revised Pick: Johnson
The Eagles are the only team in the redraft matched with their original first-round pick.
The selection of Johnson was logical at the time due to his impressive athleticism, making him an ideal fit for Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense.
Even with Kelly gone, Johnson figures to remain a part of the Eagles' long-term plans. Earlier this offseason, the Eagles agreed to a six-year contract extension with Johnson.
He started his career at right tackle but will be a candidate to eventually replace 34-year-old left tackle Jason Peters.
5. Detroit Lions: Sheldon Richardson
Actual Pick: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
Revised Pick: Sheldon Richardson, DL, Missouri
The Lions presumably passed on Richardson in 2013, at least in part, due to the fact that they already had Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairly at defensive tackle.
But with both Suh and Fairly gone, it sure would be nice to have Richardson in place to anchor the defensive line.
In hindsight, Richardson could have easily shifted to defensive end and played the same role as Ansah early in his career. In fact, he's even played some linebacker for the Jets and racked up 16.5 sacks in his three seasons.
You won't find too many Lions fans complaining about the selection of Ansah, however. He's started 44 games in three years and was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2015.
6. Cleveland Browns: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
Actual Pick: Barkevious Mingo, LB, LSU
Revised Pick: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
The Browns' selection of Mingo looked like a disaster at the time, and it has fully lived up to those expectations.
A rebuilding organization shouldn't take a developmental prospect in the top 10, which is exactly the trap the Browns fell into in 2013. In three seasons, Mingo has started just 16 games. After making some positive strides in 2014, he failed to record a single sack this past season.
To be fair to Cleveland, it didn't have a shot at Ansah, who come off the board one pick before Mingo. But it has to be frustrating for the organization watching Ansah develop into a star, racking up 30 sacks in his three years in Detroit.
In fact, Ansah recorded more sacks during his rookie year (eight) than Mingo has in his entire NFL career (seven).
7. Arizona Cardinals: Tyrann Mathieu
Actual Pick: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
Revised Pick: Tyrann Mathieu, DB, LSU
It's hard to blame the Cardinals for missing on this pick due to the injuries that have slowed Cooper's growth. He missed his entire rookie year with a broken leg and missed time again in 2015 with a knee injury.
The Cardinals have since traded Cooper to the Patriots in a deal that brought them pass-rusher Chandler Jones.
Tyrann Mathieu, whom the Cardinals eventually drafted on Day 2, may have been a legitimate option with this selection in 2013 if not for multiple failed drug tests that resulted in his dismissal from LSU. Mathieu sat out the entire 2012 college football season and eventually slipped to the third round of the draft.
However, Mathieu was a Heisman finalist the previous season, so his success hasn't come as a surprise. Since getting his life in order, he's been among the most dominant defensive backs in the league, primarily playing safety for the Cardinals.
8. Los Angeles Rams: Kyle Long
Actual Pick: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Revised Pick: Kyle Long, OL, Oregon
The Rams, drafting from St. Louis back in 2013, had the opportunity to pair up the Long brothers but opted for speedster Tavon Austin instead.
Austin hasn't been a bust for the Rams, but he certainly hasn't lived up to his top-10 selection.
Taking a role player like Austin and failing to upgrade the offensive line has haunted the Rams since, as they continue to struggle to put together a quality unit.
Kyle Long was a late-riser in the draft process and was viewed as a project due to his limited recent experience in football—he was a minor league baseball player previously. But he immediately made a splash in Chicago, where he has been selected to three Pro Bowls and started 47 of a possible 48 games in his career.
9. New York Jets: Kawann Short
Actual Pick: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Revised Pick: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
It's not fair to call Milliner a bust due to his myriad injuries—he's played just eight games the past two years—but the Jets would certainly like a do-over on this selection all the same.
Short, a second-round pick of the Panthers, developed slowly but emerged as one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the game in 2015.
With 11 sacks last year, Short has outplayed Star Lotulelei, his fellow defensive tackle and first-round pick of the Panthers in 2013.
Short also would have filled an immediate need of the Jets back in 2013, playing a role similar to the one Sheldon Richardson (the Jets' selection at No. 13) has played in New York in recent years.
10. Tennessee Titans: Travis Frederick
Actual Pick: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
Revised Pick: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
One of the most shocking first-round picks in 2013 was the Cowboys' selection of Frederick with the 31st pick. The the pick was almost universally criticized as one of the biggest reaches of the entire draft.
Three years later, Dallas gets the last laugh.
Frederick has developed into arguably the best center in the game and anchors one of the best offensive lines in football.
The Titans tried to bolster their offensive line with Chance Warmack, who has been an adequate starter but would only be viewed as a fringe first-round prospect in a redraft.
Tennessee would certainly feel better about its ability to protect Marcus Mariota with Frederick at center.
11. San Diego Chargers: Justin Pugh
Actual Pick: D.J. Fluker, OL, Alabama
Revised Pick: Justin Pugh, OL, Syracuse
The Chargers have desperately tried to turn Fluker into a serviceable starter, testing him out at left tackle, right tackle and right guard over the past three seasons. But they just can't seem to find the right spot for him.
Meanwhile, Pugh has been equally versatile and significantly more productive for the Giants.
He stepped into an immediate starting role at right tackle in New York, finding instant success at the position. Due to injuries, the Giants shuffled him around to various spots in 2015, and he held his own at guard and even left tackle.
Three years later, the Chargers are still looking for answers on the offensive line.
12. Oakland Raiders: Desmond Trufant
Actual Pick: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
Revised Pick: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Even at the time, the selection of D.J. Hayden was a questionable decision by the Raiders.
Hayden had just two years of experience at the FBS level and was coming off a severe chest injury that nearly cost him his life. Despite his talent, it was a bizarre risk to take early in the first round.
Through three seasons, Hayden has started just 23 games and is coming off a season in which he ranked 105th out of 111 qualifying cornerbacks by Pro Football Focus.
Meanwhile, Trufant, the first-round selection of the Falcons, ranks 13th on that same list and was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2015.
To combat the mistake of selecting Hayden, the Raiders were forced to dish out a massive contract to free-agent Sean Smith this past offseason and may also be in the market for another cornerback in the 2016 draft. Selecting Trufant could have solved these issues a long time ago.
13. New York Jets: Le'Veon Bell
Actual Pick: Sheldon Richardson, DL, Missouri
Revised Pick: Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
The Jets made one of the best selections of the first round with Richardson, but in a redraft, he would be long gone by the 13th pick.
Le'Veon Bell would have been an equally exciting addition for the Jets, solving their issues at running back.
New York has been searching for a dominant running back since Thomas Jones left in 2009. And while they've had some serviceable options, such as Chris Ivory, the running game has never featured a threat like Bell.
Bell has missed time in his career due to injuries and suspensions, but when he's on the field, he's arguably the most dominant running back in the game. Despite the concerns, he would easily be worth a first-round selection in a redraft.
14. Carolina Panthers: Brandon Williams
Actual Pick: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Revised Pick: Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern
Star Lotulelei has been a serviceable starter for the Panthers and will still make an appearance in the first round of this redraft. But Brandon Williams has surpassed him is emerging as one of the best young defensive linemen in the game.
Coming out of Missouri Southern, Baltimore eased Williams into the NFL and didn't insert him into a starting role until his second season. Over the past two years, however, Williams has showed steady improvement and will be a candidate to elevate his game to an elite level in 2016.
At 6'1", 335 pounds, Williams is an especially stout run defender and would be a dominant force on Carolina's defensive line.
15. New Orleans Saints: Darius Slay
Actual Pick: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
Revised Pick: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
The Saints could have done worse than Vaccaro, who has been a reliable starter in their secondary for the past three seasons. But Darius Slay has developed into a difference-maker in Detroit and appears to be on the cusp of establishing himself as one of the elite cornerbacks in the league.
The Lions brought Slay along slowly, using him in a reserve role as a rookie, but he won a starting job in 2014 and has been steadily improving throughout his two seasons as a starter.
During the 2015 season, only Tyrann Mathieu earned a higher grade among cornerbacks from Pro Football Focus.
New Orleans is in full rebuilding mode on defense, and the outlook for a turnaround would be much better with a young star such as Slay at cornerback.
16. Buffalo Bills: Keenan Allen
Actual Pick: EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State
Revised Pick: Keenan Allen, WR, California
What on earth were the Bills thinking?
Unlike most of the redraft selections, this isn't a case of hindsight being 20/20. This is a case of everyone except the Bills knowing that EJ Manuel was a massive gamble in the first round.
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller immediately called it one of the worst picks of the draft.
The 2013 draft was among the all-time worst quarterback classes. By Week 1 of 2015, not a single quarterback from the class held a starting job. But the Bills were desperate and rolled the dice.
In hindsight, Buffalo would have been much better off upgrading the offense with another skill position player.
In the second round, the Bills drafted Robert Woods, who has had mixed results in his career. In Round 3, San Diego took Keenan Allen, who made an immediate impact and has established himself as one of the few impact receivers from this class.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Eifert
Actual Pick: Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
Revised Pick: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
Historically, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has done an excellent job filling holes before they open up, but Heath Miller's retirement snuck up on him.
Pittsburgh signed Ladarius Green this offseason, but ideally, Colbert would have addressed the need in a previous draft with a prospect such as Tyler Eifert.
Instead, the Steelers are stuck facing Eifert twice each season with the Bengals. Meanwhile, their first-round pick, Jarvis Jones, continues to struggle.
Jones finally cracked the starting lineup in 2015, but in three years, he's managed just five sacks.
18. San Francisco 49ers: David Bakhtiari
Actual Pick: Eric Reid, S, LSU
Revised Pick: David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
Eric Reid found immediate success as a rookie, earning a Pro Bowl selection as a member of one of the league's most dominant defenses. But as the playmakers around him have departed, he's struggled to maintain that level of performance.
In the fourth round, the Packers landed one of the steals of the draft in David Bakhtiari.
Bakhtiari was immediately given the starting job at left tackle, and he's held the position ever since, starting 46 of a possible 48 games during his time in Green Bay.
Offensive line wasn't necessarily a glaring need for the 49ers at the time, but in hindsight, they could have used a reliable lineman like Bakhtiari on the roster as insurance behind the since-retired Anthony Davis.
19. New York Giants: Alec Ogletree
Actual Pick: Justin Pugh, OL, Syracuse
Revised Pick: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
The Giants should be perfectly satisfied with their original selection of Pugh, but he wouldn't still be on the board in a redraft.
Instead, the Giants would settle for upgrading the defense with Alec Ogletree, who was a first-round selection of the Rams.
The Giants have been searching for a playmaker at linebacker for years, and Ogletree would have filled that void. Few linebackers in the league can match Ogletree's range and coverage ability, which would make him an ideal middle or weak-side linebacker in New York.
20. Chicago Bears: Star Lotulelei
Actual Pick: Kyle Long, OL, Oregon
Revised Pick: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
The Bears would love for Kyle Long to be available again, but there's no chance he would escape the top 10 of a redraft.
In the months leading up to the draft, Star Lotulelei was viewed as a potential No. 1 overall draft pick. However, questions about his health were raised when he was ruled medically ineligible to participate in the combine due to a heart condition.
The Panthers ultimately took a risk on him in with the 14th selection, and while he hasn't lived up to his original lofty expectations, Lotulelei has been as quality starter for Carolina.
Lotulelei excels against the run and would be a welcome addition in Chicago on a defensive unit that has struggled mightily in recent years.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Jordan Reed
Actual Pick: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
Revised Pick: Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
The Bengals miss out on their Pro Bowl tight end in this redraft but are able to replace Eifert with one of the best up-and-coming tight ends in the game.
Through his first two seasons in Washington, Jordan Reed was underutilized and forced to share time with Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul. But when both Paul and Paulsen went down with season-ending injuries in training camp, the door was opened for Reed's breakout season in 2015.
After hauling in 87 receptions for just shy of 1,000 yards, Reed now ranks among the most dangerous weapons at his position in the league.
The Bengals would certainly rather have Eifert, but if they lost out on their tight end, Reed would be a nice consolation prize.
22. Atlanta Falcons: Travis Kelce
Actual Pick: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Revised Pick: Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
The Falcons landed one of the best values of the first round with Desmond Trufant at No. 22, but they would be forced to address a different area of the roster in a redraft.
While they would miss Trufant, Travis Kelce would fill one of the most glaring holes on the Falcons roster.
In 2013, the Falcons knew the retirement of Tony Gonzalez was coming but failed to address the position. And they're still looking for the answer two years after Gonzalez called it quits.
Kelce would have been an ideal replacement. In Kansas City, Kelce has accounted for nearly 2,000 receiving yards over the past two seasons combined and was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2015.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Tavon Austin
Actual Pick: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Revised Pick: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
In 2013, the Vikings were looking for a replacement for Percy Harvin, who had been recently traded to the Seahawks. They selected Cordarrelle Patterson later in the first round for that reason, but after a promising start, he hasn't panned out.
Tavon Austin has been a disappointment within the context of his top-10 draft position, but he remains a strong offensive weapon for the Rams.
In 2015, Austin accounted for over 900 yards of total offense on 104 touches.
The versatility that Austin brings to the table would be a welcome addition in Minnesota.
24. Indianapolis Colts: Eric Fisher
Actual Pick: Bjoern Werner, LB, Florida State
Revised Pick: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Colts fans won't soon forget Bjoern Werner, one of the biggest busts in franchise history.
Werner simply lacked the athleticism to make an impact as a pass-rusher in the NFL, generating just 6.5 sacks during his time in Indy.
After three dreadful seasons, the Colts finally cut ties with Werner in March, and he remains on the free-agent market.
In hindsight, the Colts should have addressed the offensive line with this selection to build up their protection around Andrew Luck.
Eric Fisher's career has gotten off to a slow start since the Chiefs made him the No. 1 pick, but he made some strides in 2015 and appears to be capable of developing into a league-average left tackle. That certainly isn't the outlook the Chiefs hoped for with the top pick in the draft, but the Colts would gladly add a player like Fisher to their line with this selection.
25. Minnesota Vikings: Kenny Vaccaro
Actual Pick: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Revised Pick: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
Xavier Rhodes is having a decent career in Minnesota and would likely still be a viable option for the Vikings to consider with this pick in a redraft.
But the possibility of adding Kenny Vaccaro to pair with Harrison Smith at safety is too good to pass up.
The Vikings have been searching for a strong safety to start next to Smith but still haven't found the right fit. Meanwhile in New Orleans, Vaccaro has developed into a reliable starter and is one of the few building blocks the Saints have on defense.
26. Green Bay Packers: Eric Reid
Actual Pick: Datone Jones, DL, UCLA
Revised Pick: Eric Reid, S, LSU
Datone Jones has been a productive reserve for the Packers, but obviously GM Ted Thompson had higher hopes for his first-round pick. Through three years, Jones has started just three games in Green Bay.
The Packers eventually addressed their need for a free safety in 2014 with Ha Ha Clinton Dix, but in 2013, Eric Reid would have been an ideal replacement for Charles Woodson, who had departed the previous offseason.
After a stellar rookie year, Reid's production has dipped along with the talent around him in San Francisco. But he remains a quality starter and would have been a great fit in Green Bay's secondary.
27. Houston Texans: Logan Ryan
Actual Pick: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Revised Pick: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Houston made arguably the best pick of the first round in terms of value with its selection of DeAndre Hopkins. Through his first three seasons, Hopkins has steadily improved and now ranks among the elite receivers in the game.
But in this redraft scenario, Hopkins is long gone and the Texans are forced to settle for a quality starting cornerback in Logan Ryan.
The Patriots brought Ryan along slowly, only inserting him into a starting role for seven games through his first two seasons.
In 2015, however, Ryan made significant strides, starting 14 games with four interceptions and a career-high 58 tackles.
28. Denver Broncos: Ryan Schraeder
Actual Pick: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
Revised Pick: Ryan Schraeder, OT, Valdosta State
Sylvester Williams has been a reliable starter for the Broncos, starting 15 games for Denver in 2015. However, he's never lived up to his first-round status, consistently being overshadowed by others on the Broncos defense.
Ryan Schraeder was barely a fringe prospect in 2013, ranking as the 39th-best offensive tackle in the draft, according to ESPN's Scouts Inc. He went undrafted out of Valdosta State in 2013 before signing with the Falcons.
Schraeder not only earned a roster spot in Atlanta, but he started four games for the Falcons in 2013. By 2015, he had become entrenched as the starter at right tackle and had a stellar season, ranking as Pro Football Focus' fifth-best tackle.
The Broncos have addressed their offensive line issues in free agency this offseason, but had Schraeder already been on the roster, they could have saved a considerable amount of money.
29. Minnesota Vikings: Johnathan Hankins
Actual Pick: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Revised Pick: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
The Vikings tried to add some life to their offense by adding the explosive Patterson. And while Patterson has been a special teams asset, he's struggled to make an impact on offense. In 2015, Patterson had just two receptions despite playing in all 16 games.
Johnathan Hankins, a second-round pick of the Giants, has struggled to stay on the field, and he's coming off a season-ending pectoral injury that limited him to just nine games in 2015. But during his first full season as a starter in 2014, Hankins was a force to be reckoned with on the Giants defensive line.
Pro Football Focus ranked Hankins the 69th overall player in the NFL following the 2014 season after he replaced Linval Joseph on the Giants defensive line.
30. Los Angeles Rams: Chance Warmack
Actual Pick: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
Revised Pick: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
Alec Ogletree was an instant success for the Rams, immediately stepping into a starting role. Injuries shortened his 2015 season, but he's started all 36 games in which he's appeared for the Rams through his three seasons.
With Ogletree already off the board in this redraft, the Rams settle for an upgrade to the offensive line.
Chance Warmack has failed to live up to lofty expectations after the Titans selected him 10th overall, but he's been a reliable asset, starting 46 games through three seasons.
Warmack is especially effective in the run game, which would have made him an ideal fit for Los Angeles as it builds around Todd Gurley.
31. Dallas Cowboys: Xavier Rhodes
Actual Pick: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
Revised Pick: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
The Cowboys received as much heat for their selection of Frederick as any team in the 2013 draft, but he's turned into one of the most dominant interior linemen in the game.
With Frederick long since off the board in the redraft, Dallas settled for an upgrade to their secondary in the form of Xavier Rhodes.
The Vikings are still in the process of developing Rhodes, but he's shown flashes of brilliance. At 6'1", Rhodes has impressive length and often lines up against opposing No. 1 receivers for the Vikings.
Rhodes has started all 32 games for Minnesota over the past two season and, if he continues his steady development, may end up ranking much higher on this list in a few years.
32. Baltimore Ravens: Eddie Lacy
Actual Pick: Matt Elam, S, Florida
Revised Pick: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
Matt Elam started 15 games for the Ravens as a rookie, but by the end of his sophomore season, he was already relegated back to the bench.
2015 brought more disappointment, as Elam missed the entire year with a biceps tear, and his future with the Ravens is now in question.
Determining where to place Eddie Lacy in a redraft was a difficult task. At the end of the 2014 season, a top-10 selection would have been a possibility, but he's struggled with weight issues and lost his starting job for a period of time during the 2015 season.
Given his early-career success and potential to revert back to that form with improved training, it's likely a team would still take a chance on Lacy in the late first round in a redraft.
The Ravens had a 26-year-old Ray Rice in 2013 and never could have predicted it would be his last season in the league. But in hindsight, adding Lacy would have been an ideal selection for Baltimore.