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NFL Draft Analysis

NFC Draft Haul rankings

by Thor Nystrom
Updated On: May 20, 2022, 9:34 am ET

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My Draft Haul rankings combine each organization’s returns from the NFL Draft and UDFA process to determine who brought in the most talent, and who got the best return on investment (i.e., how much talent was acquired in relation to how much pick equity was spent).

To determine point values, I used Michael Lopez’s “blended draft chart.” This chart values slots based on overall average pick performance and star likelihood at that slot. ROI was determined by a formula involving overall talent acquired and equity spent.

Below, I give condensed thoughts on each team’s draft class and UDFA crop. For my full thoughts, check out my NFL Draft grades, AFC UDFA rankings, and NFC UDFA rankings

I’ve also noted each team’s 2023 NFL Draft holdings as of today, and ranked each teams’ projected 2023 draft equity. I used Tankathon for the order. For R1 draft equity, instead of giving the team projected for the first pick (Falcons) the entire trade-chart 1.1 point total, I averaged the slots between 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, and 25-32, and gave each team in those ranges the average total.

Rankings below are out of all 32 NFL teams. Projected comp picks denoted with a star. Scroll right in the tables for comps, RAS scores, height, and weight.


Arizona Cardinals | Draft Equity rank: 29 | Talent acquired: 29 | ROI: 19 

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
2.55Trey McBrideTE155Dallas Goedert8.26035245
3.87Cameron ThomasED1581Carl Nassib8.696041267
3.100Myjai SandersED1891Ben Banogu8.726052247
6.201Keaontay IngramRB28295Chris Ivory8.695116220
6.215Lecitus SmithiOL21244Nate Davis6.526033313
7.244Christian MatthewCB88X 8.466022195
7.256Jesse LuketaED24132Ola Adeniyi5.656027257
7.257Marquis HayesiOL17188Larry Warford6.46047318
UDFARonnie RiversRB32310Jaret Patterson5.975074198
UDFADarrell Baker Jr.CB40335Derrek Thomas9.16007190
UDFAT.J. PledgerRB39383Lavon Coleman4.115082192
UDFALaRon StokesDL36433Ed Stinson5.256036278
UDFAJarrett GuarantanoQB22459K.J. Costello4.16027219
UDFAChanga HodgeWR74490Demetrius Byrd4.526004196
UDFAJontre KirklinWR89X 6.085115184
UDFAJaVonta PaytonWR92X 3.356003175
UDFAStephon Robinson Jr.WR105X 2.615091181
UDFACole BentleyiOL66X 6.976033310
UDFAKeonte SchadDL51X 7.36022284
UDFAManny JonesEDGE61X 8.146025280
UDFAWill MilesEDGE67X 7.356050279
UDFAKekaula KanihoS67X 2.295102186
UDFAAlonzo AddaeS99X 2.445103184

 

 

NFL Draft: Arizona got solid value in the slots they picked in. The McBride pick was a bit of a surprise with Zach Ertz on the roster, but Kliff Kingsbury should be able to leverage McBride’s versatility to get him on the field early. EDGE was a huge need and the Cardinals attacked it with a pair of strong selections at the end of Round 3.

UDFA: Baker has a shot to crack the roster and was worth the investment on measurables alone. The rest of this crop is uninspiring. The pair of running backs were the other big investment, but both are extreme long-shots to crack the roster. Ronnie Rivers will enter camp as RB5, and Pledger is likely entering as RB7.

2023 draft equity rank: 17

RdOvrTeam
121Arizona
253Arizona
385Arizona
3*103Arizona
4124Arizona
5157Arizona
5*175Arizona
6197Arizona
6*214Arizona
7237Arizona

Projected 2023 picks


Atlanta Falcons | Draft Equity rank: 9 | Talent acquired: 6 | ROI: 6

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.8Drake LondonWR19Mike Evans 6037219
2.38Arnold EbiketieED629Shaq Barrett8.916026247
2.58Troy AndersenLB877Baron Browning106034243
3.74Desmond RidderQB338Marcus Mariota9.616033213
3.82Deangelo MaloneED1682Tyus Bowser9.056032239
5.151Tyler AllgeierRB14197Alex Collins7.45106221
6.190Justin ShafferiOL23272John Simpson7.536040319
6.213John FitzPatrickTE10186Jack Doyle 6071262
UDFADare RosenthalOT15154Bruce Campbell7.676066290
UDFANate LandmanLB22241Josey Jewell6.416024238
UDFAStanley Berryhill IIIWR46318Whop Philyor5.855096182
UDFADerrick TangeloDL29361Neville Gallimore7.496017296
UDFATyler VrabelOT30367Sam Tevi7.66056315
UDFABrad HawkinsS30404Jaquiski Tartt7.656004207
UDFATyshaun JamesWR61412Kristian Wilkerson9.556022214
UDFAJared BernhardtWR69453Chris Hogan7.326011189
UDFAMatt HankinsCB55488Harlan Miller1.256001181
UDFALeroy WatsonTE58X 4.366045270
UDFARyan JohnsoniOL59X 5.066057314
UDFATyler WittiOL64X 4.296021304
UDFAJa'Chai BakerOT44X  6056321
UDFATimmy HorneDL44X  6042323
UDFAKobie WhitesideDL48X 3.566004317
UDFABryce RodgersDL61X 2.336023309
UDFATucker FiskDL84X 5.716034287
UDFAKuony DengLB43XAkeem Ayers4.936053244
UDFAWill AdamsS53X 6.646007186
UDFATre WebbS55X 7.956007200

 

 

NFL Draft: Atlanta kicked off the record-setting receiver run we saw in R1 in the 1.8 slot with Drake London, who I agreed was the best prospect at that position in the class. Sorely needed infusion to the league’s worst receiving corps. Liked the value on Ebiketie and Ridder at positions of need. Also appreciated that Atlanta refused to reach throughout.

UDFA: The two names to watch here are Dare Rosenthal and Nate Landman. Rosenthal would have been drafted if not for questions about his maturity from earlier in his career at LSU. He played LT along a very strong UK offensive line, finishing No. 21 in PFF grade last year and No. 20 in run-blocking amongst this OT class. Landman is a fearless gap-plugger who triggers downhill quickly and arrives with a thud. He could turn into an early-down tone-setter against the run if his body doesn’t betray him.

2023 draft equity rank: 4

RdOvrTeam
11Atlanta
233Atlanta
365Atlanta
4104Atlanta
4120Atlanta
5137Atlanta
7217Atlanta

Projected 2023 picks


Carolina Panthers | Draft Equity rank: 17 | Talent acquired: 12 | ROI: 3

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.6Ikem EkwonuOT25Trent Williams8.516040328
3.94Matt CorralQB221Jake Plummer 6015215
4.120Brandon SmithLB12139Germaine Pratt9.976034244
6.189Amare BarnoED19101Eli Harold9.176045247
6.199Cade MaysiOL18202Matt Slauson7.566046311
7.242Kalon BarnesCB22166Brandin Echols6.395114183
UDFACharleston RamboWR31216Gary Jennings5.826005177
UDFAMarquan McCallDL23312Benito Jones1.036025354
UDFAIsaiah Graham-MobleyLB33401Dylan Moses6.216010229
UDFAAndrew ParchmentWR64424DaMarkus Lodge4.286020191
UDFARa'Shaun HenryWR70461Tiquan Underwood9.46015185
UDFADavis CheekQB27XMatt Flynn5.636020216
UDFAAnthony RussoQB31XElijah Sindelar3.96030239
UDFAJohn LovettRB61XReuben Droughns4.575114215
UDFATalolo Limu-JonesWR97X 6.016040225
UDFADerek WrightWR112X 8.796006193
UDFAJosh BabiczTE33XAntony Auclair8.146057255
UDFAJovani HaskinsTE60X 6.266044252
UDFAArron MosbyEDGE52X  6030250
UDFACarson TaylorEDGE69X 7.046034241
UDFAKhalan TolsonLB50X 6.65110231
UDFADeJaun CooperLB79X 7.656026229
UDFADrew HartlaubS44XNick Scott9.15111170

 

 

NFL Draft: Who could have guessed that Ikem Ekwonu, a top-5 overall prospect in the class and a local product, would fall to No. 6? I loved the dart throw on Matt Corral in R3 for a team that desperately needed a talent infusion in the QB room. While I don’t think Corral is a viable option to start immediately, I like his odds of turning into a quality starter down the line. I really liked the Day 3 plan. Why not roll the dice on Brandon Smith, Amare Barno, and Kalon Barnes' physical packages (or Mays' pedigree)?

UDFA: Carolina targeted the wide receiver position during the UDFA free-for-all. Rambo surprisingly went undrafted after popping off for a 79-1172-7 last season. Rambo is an adept route-runner blessed with good length and play speed. Parchment has good size and has shown refined skills on the field, but he's a below-average athlete who may not have NFL juice. Opposite story for Henry, a raw prospect with dynamic athleticism. At nearly 6’2, Henry ran a 4.46 with 90th-percentile or better showings in the vertical jump, broad jump, and 3-cone. Henry averaged nearly 20 yards per catch on his 48 grabs at Virginia.

2023 draft equity rank: 10

RdOvrTeam
17Carolina
239Carolina
4110Carolina
5143Carolina
7223Carolina

Projected 2023 picks


Chicago Bears | Draft Equity rank: 20 | Talent acquired: 22 | ROI: 23

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
2.39Kyler GordonCB645Byron Jones9.695114198
2.48Jaquan BriskerS557Vonn Bell9.146013206
3.71Velus Jones Jr.WR26185Pharoh Cooper7.165116204
5.168Braxton JonesOT12121Matt Peart8.446054307
5.174Dominique RobinsonED1786Benson Mayowa9.746051252
6.186Zachary ThomasiOL26306Graham Glasgow96047305
6.203Trestan EbnerRB31305Tony Pollard4.835106209
6.207Doug KrameriOL36375Tyler Orlosky8.466020299
7.226Ja'Tyre CarterOT25248Dakota Dozier 6033312
7.254Elijah HicksS31408Quinten Rollins 5107198
7.255Trenton GillP5X  6043220
UDFAJack SanbornLB19222Monty Rice7.356014239
UDFAJean DelanceOT27300Charles Leno6.776042303
UDFAChase AllenTE21353Cameron Brate7.336061247
UDFAAllie Green IVCB54476Jamal Peters2.556024203
UDFAMike GreeneDL38449Cedric Woodard5.456023281
UDFADrew PlittQB40XBrogan Roback 6022206
UDFADe'Montre TuggleRB53XReggie Corbin6.885084206
UDFAMaurice BurkleyRB62XMaurice Morris9.565110212
UDFADemario McCallRB77X 5.865093179
UDFAHenry LitwinWR84XRay-Ray McCloud7.185110189
UDFAKevin ShaaWR87X  5096166
UDFALuke LittleWR100X  6033220
UDFACyrus HolderWR123X 8.376026198
UDFABraden GallowayTE37XNick Eubanks7.176041239
UDFAJake TongesTE40XJacob Hollister7.576043240
UDFABrandon ChapmanTE53X 6.966047243
UDFAJohnny HuntleyTE62X 1.286023235
UDFATristen TaylorOT69X 9.526050315
UDFAKainoa FuiavaDL49X  6027316
UDFARalph HolleyDL59X 6.836006297
UDFAMicah Dew-TreadwayDL68X 2.646040308
UDFAJosh BlackED80X  6025284
UDFAChristian AlbrightLB52X 7.836022226
UDFACJ AveryLB61X 7.285117230
UDFAEzekiel BarnettLB69X  6017228
UDFAJamal BrooksLB95X 5.356002234
UDFADishon McNaryCB58XDeshon Elliott 6003190
UDFAConey DurrCB102X 2.295092194
UDFADerick BushCB104X 5.535112194
UDFARoy BakerCB106X 7.136015200
UDFATre BuggCB110X 5.15111189
UDFAJaylon JonesS48X 9.185106190
UDFABydarrius KnightenS61X 2.895116198
UDFAJon AlexanderS87X 3.886020217

 

NFL Draft: No argument with the first two picks, solid secondary options in the slots they picked. I thought Velus Jones was an enormous reach in Round 3. With such a shoddy offensive line in front of Justin Fields, I was surprised the Bears didn’t pick a prospect at that position until Round 5. That said, Braxton Jones was a strong developmental stab at that point.

UDFA: The Bears should have been in the catbird seat during UDFA discussions – there aren’t many other rosters in the NFL where UDFA could have felt better about potentially cracking the opening-day roster. So how does Chicago leave the UDFA process with only one prospect I had a draftable grade on?

2023 draft equity rank: 8

RdOvrTeam
18Chicago
240Chicago
372Chicago
4111Chicago
5144Chicago
7224Chicago

Projected 2023 picks


Dallas Cowboys | Draft Equity rank: 16 | Talent acquired: 15 | ROI: 12

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.24Tyler SmithOT531DonoVan Smith8.776047327
2.56Sam WilliamsED1265Pernell McPhee9.726035258
3.88Jalen TolbertWR1058Gabriel Davis8.626015193
4.129Jake FergusonTE7140Dalton Schultz6.756046245
5.155Matt WaletzkoOT17164Larnel Coleman9.966067305
5.167DaRon BlandCB47414Amani Oruwariye8.176002197
5.176Damone ClarkLB17213Ja'Whaun Bentley9.876030239
5.178John RidgewayDL9155Harrison Phillips4.736052320
6.193Devin HarperLB34410Quentin Poling9.516002234
UDFAAlec LindstromiOL16167J.C. Tretter8.356033299
UDFADontario DrummondWR29200Ron Dugans5.76007217
UDFAIsaac Taylor-StuartCB30210Eli Apple9.616014201
UDFAAaron HansfordLB20230Drue Tranquill7.616025239
UDFAMarkquese BellS17233Kamu Grugier-Hill8.956020212
UDFAJuanyeh ThomasS19253Darrick Forrest8.486006213
UDFATy FryfogleWR39263Travis Fulgham7.26011209
UDFAJaquarii RobersonWR44307Cedrick Wilson9.026007182
UDFAMika TafuaED35325Malcolm Koonce9.036027249
UDFAJames EmpeyiOL39387Greg Mancz2.586034297
UDFAPeyton HendershotTE25452Brevin Jordan8.46036246
UDFALa'Kendrick Van ZandtS38467Andrew Wingard8.095114210
UDFAQuandre MoselyCB53474Derrick Baity 6016185
UDFABig Kat BryantED47493Aaron Lynch2.866040254
UDFATerry WilsonQB36XVad Lee 6022204
UDFAAaron ShampklinRB50XMatt Breida8.285093194
UDFAMalik DavisRB59XKyle Hicks5.955097202
UDFADennis HoustonWR79XJhajuan Seales7.586011198
UDFAAmon SimonOT56X 2.886046303
UDFAStorey JacksonLB73X 6.296017224
UDFAJonathan GaribayK7X  6010215

 

NFL Draft: If you're going to assume risk in a transaction, you can't extend yourself to do so. More so than anything, that was my issue with this class. I love Smith's ability, but he's a penalty machine who has a lot to work on. I had one of the highest grades on Williams in the industry... and Dallas reached over it on a Greg Hardy-like upside gamble. Clark's career will be delayed -- and it might even be in jeopardy -- due to a spine injury. 

UDFA: I had a R5 grade on C Alec Lindstrom, R6 grades on WR Dontario Drummond and CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart, and R7 grades on LB Aaron Hansford, S Markquese Bell, and S Juanyeh Thomas. Lindstrom is a smart, athletic, undersized interior lineman with NFL bloodlines. Drummond is a 215-pound slot receiver that only runs a 4.65, but he’s a sure-handed, tackle-breaking machine who gets after it blocking. Taylor-Stuart was a top-40 overall recruit who has an ideal blend of length and speed (4.42), but he needs to find a position (corner or free safety?), refine his technique, and improve his instincts. If the light ever turns on, he'll be a player.

2023 draft equity rank: 22

RdOvrTeam
126Dallas
258Dallas
390Dallas
4129Dallas
4*136Dallas
5162Dallas
6202Dallas
6*210Dallas
6*212Dallas
7242Dallas

Projected 2023 picks


Detroit Lions | Draft Equity rank: 5 | Talent acquired: 5 | ROI: 13

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.2Aidan HutchinsonEDGE12Joey Bosa9.886065268
1.12Jameson WilliamsWR312Jerry Jeudy 6014180
2.46Josh PaschalED1162John Franklin-Myers9.76025270
3.97Kerby JosephS785Steven Parker 6007203
5.177James MitchellTE14264Charles Clay 6040248
6.188Malcolm RodriguezLB14180Ben Burr-Kirven9.275110236
6.217James Houston IVED42421Arthur Moats7.926002244
7.237Chase LucasCB21161Shaun Wade8.895114188
UDFAObinna EzeOT14143Jaryd Jones-Smith5.366064328
UDFAJosh JohnsonWR35240Damonte Coxie3.725104179
UDFACorey SuttonWR48323Geronimo Allison 6015208
UDFAKalil PimpletonWR49327Dri Archer6.555075172
UDFAGreg BellRB37371Brian Calhoun4.45104201
UDFAJermaine WallerCB45399Johnthan Banks3.836003180
UDFADerrick Deese Jr.TE26486Pharaoh Brown3.736032244
UDFANolan GivanTE63X  6030260
UDFAKevin JarvisiOL50XBeau Benzschawel6.666051317
UDFAZein ObeidOT53X 8.536042309
UDFADemetrius TaylorEDGE53X 6.56001289
UDFACedric BoswellCB73X 3.025103185
UDFANajee ReamsS82X 4.716005195

 

NFL Draft: The Lions capitalized on Jacksonville’s mistake in the top slot to keep local hero Aidan Hutchinson in the state of Michigan. Then, Detroit made a dramatic trade with a division rival to move up 20 slots to grab Jameson Williams right as receivers started flying off the board... at a price the Jimmy Johnson and Rich Hill charts suggested was a bargain. There weren’t any more fireworks in the class, but Detroit found good value in its slots and didn’t reach.

UDFA: Eze lacks height, but he has freakish length, with a wingspan of 7’2. He gets his hands on you first and they arrive like defibrillators. But Eze will need to improve his lower-body strength for his presumed move to OG in the NFL, and he’s going to need to cut down on the penalties. Outside of that, Detroit made a concerted effort to attack UDFA receivers, bringing in three that I ranked inside the top-377. Expect at least one of them to hang on the active roster, and perhaps even two.

2023 draft equity rank: 3

RdOvrTeam
13Detroit
128Detroit
235Detroit
367Detroit
4106Detroit
5139Detroit
6179Detroit
6198Detroit

Projected 2023 picks


Green Bay Packers | Draft Equity rank: 8 | Talent acquired: 10 | ROI: 20 

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.22Quay WalkerLB664Anthony Walker Jr.9.636036242
1.28Devonte WyattDL227Tommie Harris9.596027304
2.34Christian WatsonWR632Javon Walker9.966041208
3.92Sean RhyaniOL1083Jack Anderson8.176046323
4.132Romeo DoubsWR24173Quintez Cephus 6016204
4.140Zach TomiOL13114David Quessenberry9.596042307
5.179Kingsley EnagbareED1370Brian Orakpo6.216040271
7.228Tariq CarpenterS27374Brandon King8.926027230
7.234Jonathan FordDL24326Eddie Goldman3.596051338
7.249Rasheed WalkerOT13127Bobby Massie 6055324
7.258Samori ToureWR43297Kenny Bell6.146007191
UDFATyler GoodsonRB13190Chase Edmonds9.555093202
UDFAEllis BrooksLB26278Akeem Davis-Gaither5.546013226
UDFACaleb JonesOT36427Trey Adams1.96087370
UDFAB.J. BaylorRB45428Mike Gillislee6.075100202
UDFAGeorge MooreOT37434K.C. McDermott5.376056312
UDFAKeke ChismWR65436Jamal Custis5.526041209
UDFARaleigh TexadaCB51445Shaun Prater8.225102191
UDFARyder AndersonED43448Jashon Cornell7.66062276
UDFATre SterlingS41497Josh Bullocks4.555115205
UDFAMax BortenschlagerQB37XZach Smith0.576031207
UDFADanny Davis IIIWR78XCam Phillips2.446003188
UDFAAnthony TurnerWR124X  6031218
UDFASean DykesTE35XCethan Carter4.976001234
UDFACarson TerrellTE54X 4.426047248
UDFACole SchneideriOL55X  6031309
UDFAWill UlmeriOL83X 7.126041310
UDFAJahmir JohnsonOT43X  6043290
UDFAAkial ByersDL47X 0.326026308
UDFAHauati PututauDL80X  6031306
UDFAChauncey ManacEDGE55X 3.646027246
UDFACaliph BriceLB89X 7.26014233
UDFAZafir KellyCB103X 3.925112178
UDFAXavior WilliamsS68X 7.975114195
UDFAKendall KarczS92X  6000185
UDFAAlex SpillumS95X 5.886017188

 

NFL Draft: I hated the Quay Walker pick. The rest of the class was legitimately slick work from Brian Gutekunst. Swooping in to grab Watson was inspired, via a shocking trade with the archrival Vikings. As was stealing Tom, Enagbare, and Rasheed Walker on Day 3.

UDFA: Tyler “Spin Shady” Goodson is a sweet-footed air back with joystick agility. Goodson is a fabulous receiver. He lacks play strength and goes down on first contact – which was a bad fit behind Iowa’s offensive line last year. Goodson’s down 2021 season is the reason he didn’t get drafted – but his pre-2021 work, athletic profile, and on-field skills all screamed middle-round pick. While Goodson was the only Packers UDFA I had a draftable grade on, the Packers managed to snatch up eight additional prospects on my 500 board.

2023 draft equity: 25

RdOvrTeam
129Green Bay
261Green Bay
393Green Bay
4132Green Bay
5165Green Bay
5*169Green Bay
7219Green Bay
7245Green Bay

Projected 2023 picks


Los Angeles Rams | Draft Equity rank: 31 | Talent acquired: 32 | ROI: 29 

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
3.104Logan BrussiOL15150Austin Corbett8.766050308
4.142Decobie DurantCB29209Buster Skrine5.145095183
5.164Kyren WilliamsRB18246Demetric Felton3.495092199
6.211Quentin LakeS22309Jordan Poyer 6014199
6.212Derion KendrickCB25183Darius Phillips1.556001205
7.235Daniel HardyEDGE71X 9.336017235
7.253Russ YeastS36455Bryce Torneden5.475100192
7.261AJ ArcuriOT41483Jay Humphrey6.976070308
UDFACameron DickerK2267Ryan Succop 6007220
UDFADion NovilDL31373JorDan Phillips3.436012300
UDFAJack SnyderiOL37381Chandon Herring9.56050306
UDFABrayden ThomasED40394Wyatt Huber6.726030258
UDFAJake HummelLB35425Matt Milano9.476017225
UDFALance McCutcheonWR88X  6030202
UDFAJamal PettigrewTE39XCoby Fleener9.386064244
UDFARoger CarterTE41XCharlie Taumoepeau8.116020256
UDFAElijah GarciaDL86X 8.876053290
UDFABenton WhitleyEDGE50X

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

 6025257
UDFAKeir ThomasEDGE72X 2.596012255
UDFAAndrzej Hughes-MurrayLB67X  6020244
UDFATJ CarterCB62XDarnay Holmes3.625092189
UDFADuron LoweCB71X 4.325096186
UDFACaesar WilliamsCB86X  6001190
UDFAJairon McVeaS66X 5.585090182
UDFADaniel IsomS96X  5100191

 

NFL Draft: The Rams made a show in the lead-up to the NFL Combine that they would not be sending their GM and head coach. During the team’s Super Bowl celebration, GM Les Snead wore a shirt reading “[Expletive] them picks.” The Rams have shown there is more than one way to skin a cat. But their lack of scouting effort stuck out like a sore thumb on Draft Weekend. This is a non-athletic class with almost zero upside – I see a lot of summer cuts.

UDFA: The Rams signed the best UDFA kicker – Dicker the Kicker – and didn’t do much of note outside of that. But Dicker will be given a fair shot to compete with Matt Gay, who bounced around a bit before, among other things, eliminating his former team the Buccaneers from the 2021 playoffs with a game-winning kick.

2023 draft equity rank: 31

RdOvrTeam
260LA Rams
392LA Rams
5164LA Rams
5*172LA Rams
5*173LA Rams
6193LA Rams
6204LA Rams
6205LA Rams
6*213LA Rams
7244LA Rams
7*250LA Rams

Projected 2023 picks


Minnesota Vikings | Draft Equity rank: 13 | Talent acquired: 16 | ROI: 22 

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.32Lewis CineS224Adrian Amos9.926022202
2.42Andrew BoothCB536Marlon Humphrey 6002194
2.59Ed IngramiOL12103Jonah Jackson7.426035312
3.66Brian AsamoahLB990David Long8.96000226
4.118Akayleb EvansCB16120Ahkello Witherspoon9.556020201
5.165Esezi OtomewoED27187LaVar Edwards6.656053284
5.169Ty ChandlerRB24281Xavier Jones6.385112203
6.184Vederian LoweOT18174Isaiah Prince5.716045310
6.191Jalen NailorWR28194Andre Roberts8.085112192
7.227Nick MuseTE29XBen Koyack8.86044258
UDFABryant KobackRB36359Ty Johnson9.725106209
UDFAGabe BrkicK3362Zane Gonzalez 6020197
UDFALuiji VilainED39388Jonathon Greenard8.836035255
UDFAThomas HenniganWR99X 2.696011210
UDFAJosh SokoliOL89X 7.556020309
UDFATyarise StevensonDL63X 1.246020352
UDFAZach McCloudLB44XSamuel Ebukam6.446017246
UDFAMike BrownS83X 7.576005218

 

NFL Draft: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first two picks were strong. Both targeted a leaking secondary crying out for help. Cine joins Harrison Smith in what will become the hardest-hitting safety duo in the NFL. After that, it was hit-and-miss. I’m confused by the Ingram pick. It felt like the Vikings reached for a prospect with a serious off-field concern in his past by at least a round, a prospect who doesn’t have the ceiling to justify the reach. The Asamoah pick was similarly odd. If you wanted to take an undersized linebacker, by all means. But why Asamoah over Nakobe Dean? Minnesota could have traded down half a round and still picked the latter.

UDFA: Koback is a big-play runner with plenty of athleticism. He ran for more than 4,000 yards over four years in school while displaying soft hands as a receiver (54 catches the past two years). Koback isn’t likely to beat out either Kene Nwangwu or Ty Chandler for a roster spot, but is worth stashing on the practice squad. Brkic will have a real chance to unseat Greg Joseph this summer. Vilain drew rave reviews out of rookie camp. The Vikings have a ton of bodies to compete for backup OLB spots in the new 3-4 defense, but Vilain has a path to work his way up the depth chart to the Week 1 active roster as the Vikes transition to a new scheme.

2023 draft equity rank: 16

RdOvrTeam
112Minnesota
244Minnesota
376Minnesota
5148Minnesota
6188Minnesota
6*211Minnesota
6*215Minnesota

Projected 2023 picks

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New Orleans Saints | Draft Equity rank: 11 | Talent acquired: 13 | ROI: 18

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.11Chris OlaveWR211Terry McLaurin8.686004185
1.19Trevor PenningOT422Kyle Turley9.956071333
2.49Alontae TaylorS9111Shaquill Griffin9.066001199
5.161D'Marco JacksonLB15193Duke Riley8.266006234
6.194Jordan JacksonDL21293Doug Worthington9.146044294
UDFAAbram SmithRB10156Marlon Mack6.615115213
UDFASmoke MondayS14171Barry Church6.466016207
UDFADai'Jean DixonWR25181Andre Holmes5.96030205
UDFAVincent GrayCB26201Keenan Lewis7.26020195
UDFADaMarcus FieldsCB38277Josh Lay6.195115192
UDFAJack KoernerS23316Greg Blue9.196003209
UDFANephi SewellLB29348Shaun Bradley7.045114224
UDFALucas KrullTE22363Briley Moore-McKinney9.076061253
UDFAIsaiah PryorLB40472Garret Wallow7.636013220
UDFAEric WilsoniOL47479Eric Heitmann8.686035306
UDFADee AndersonWR73480Jaleel Scott8.156052218
UDFALewis KiddiOL48485John Molchon8.056060311
UDFAPreston HaireQB42X  5111200
UDFARashid ShaheedWR120X  5105185
UDFADerek SchweigeriOL68X  6034314
UDFASage DoxtaterOT50X  6063350
UDFANyles PinckneyDL50X  6011286
UDFAElijah JamesDL88X 1.856042297
UDFAJacoby JonesEDGE57X 3.426023267
UDFAJoel DublankoLB56X 6.846025243
UDFABryce NotreeLB88X 5.636024233
UDFACJ HolmesS86X 1.525105184
UDFAJohn Parker RomoK9X  5110174
UDFADaniel WhelanP6X  6060215

 

NFL Draft: I really liked what the Saints did in Round 1. I was surprised Olave didn’t get more love during the pre-draft process, but the Saints saw what I saw. Penning in New Orleans is one of the coolest fits in the draft – he’s Kyle Turley 2.0 but in a bigger package. I have to ding the grade, though, because I didn’t think the Saints did much with their final three selections in comparison to what they could have.

UDFA: The Saints signed four players I had draftable grades on, and 12 total prospects on my 500 board. That group had an average size-adjusted RAS athletic composite slightly above the 75th-percentile. Smith is a profit-taking runner that's rarely finished behind the line. He exhibits good patience and tempo, along with crisp cuts into the hole in Baylor’s wide-zone system. In this RB class, Smith finished top-10 last year in both overall PFF grade and yards after contact per attempt. Monday is long and athletic, and a proven playmaker in the SEC (three-straight years with a pick-6). Monday will be able to contribute on special teams immediately. But he’s a risk-taker who can leave himself susceptible to getting burned in coverage.

2023 draft equity rank: 29

RdOvrTeam
245New Orleans
377New Orleans
4116New Orleans
5149New Orleans
7229New Orleans
7*256New Orleans

Projected 2023 picks


New York Giants | Draft Equity rank: 1 | Talent acquired: 3 | ROI: 28 

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.5Kayvon ThibodeauxEDGE23Jadeveon Clowney9.636040256
1.7Evan NealOT14Jordan Mailata 6074345
2.43Wan'Dale RobinsonWR1280Elijah Moore7.365080178
3.67Joshua EzeuduiOL34364Royce Newman8.336042313
3.81Cordale FlottCB20152Rashard Robinson7.466004178
4.112Daniel BellingerTE8149Kahale Warring9.666047250
4.114Dane BeltonS12136Amani Hooker9.426006205
5.146Micah McFaddenLB18220Tony Fields II9.476011234
5.147D.J. DavidsonDL19275Tedarrell Slaton4.16035328
5.173Marcus McKethaniOL30329Matt Feiler7.16064341
6.182Darrian BeaversLB13148K.J. Wright9.66036243
UDFAYusuf CorkerS16191Shawn Davis6.456000199
UDFAAustin AllenTE15283Gavin Escobar8.086075252
UDFAChristopher HintonDL22298Montravius Adams5.566035304
UDFAJashaun CorbinRB30303Deon Jackson5.385111203
UDFATyrone TruesdellDL27347Frederick Jones 6017347
UDFAJosh RivasiOL38385Braden Smith5.486055330
UDFAZyon GilbertCB46407Blessuan Austin8.686002182
UDFAJeremiah HallTE24418Alex Armah2.516015239
UDFADaylen BaldwinWR71471Branden Smith4.316017218
UDFAJahcour PearsonWR85XSammie Parker6.915073178
UDFAMatt AlleniOL53XT.J. Johnson0.266023303
UDFANavaughn DonaldsoniOL70X 0.746053350
UDFABen AdleriOL75X 3.416037337
UDFABarry WesleyOT52X 5.346063312
UDFAAntonio ValentinoDL53X 4.736024298
UDFAJabari EllisDL56X 7.556017278
UDFADennis JohnsonDL73X 7.236020309
UDFAJaylin BannermanEDGE83X 2.956041236
UDFATomon FoxLB54X  6023253
UDFADarren EvansCB69X 6.556022179
UDFATobias OliverCB92X 7.136004204
UDFATrenton ThompsonS52X 4.646010196
UDFABrandon EasterlingS62X 8.685106199
UDFAGage KreskiS72X 7.966007209

 

NFL Draft: What an incredible turn of events in the first round to walk away with both Thibodeaux and Neal. Both are former five-stars who more than lived up to the billing in college. To boot, they happened to plug the Giants’ two-biggest needs coming in. I wasn’t as big of a fan of the rest of the class. But it’s hard to argue too much with bringing in two guys that I believe will be NFL stars, both of whom address critical needs.

UDFA: I love the fearlessness Corker plays with. He flies downhill like a bat out of hell looking to de-cleat runners. The biggest question will be if he has the agility to trust in coverage at the next level. Gilbert has the height, long speed, and athleticism for any task, but will need to work on his technique to hang. Allen nearly measured in at 6’8. Not only is he massive and long, but Allen is a very strong athlete for his size. He doesn’t run great routes – struggling to separate – but he knows how to use body to pin defenders to his back, and he spears balls outside his frame and holds on through contact.

2023 draft equity rank: 12

RdOvrTeam
19NY Giants
241NY Giants
373NY Giants
4112NY Giants
5145NY Giants
5*170NY Giants
7225NY Giants
7236NY Giants
7*255NY Giants

Projected 2023 picks


Philadelphia Eagles | Draft Equity rank: 18 | Talent acquired: 14 | ROI: 8

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.13Jordan DavisDL118Haloti Ngata106063341
2.51Cam JurgensiOL663Richie Incognito9.946027304
3.83Nakobe DeanLB228Jessie Tuggle 5113231
6.181Kyron JohnsonLB28322Shaquem Griffin8.416003231
6.198Grant CalcaterraTE13254Kylen Granson8.166037243
UDFACarson StrongQB593Jared Goff 6033230
UDFAJosh JobeCB15118Cordrea Tankersley 5114189
UDFAMario GoodrichCB23170Levi Wallace5.036002191
UDFANoah EllissDL17224Danny Shelton 6042351
UDFAKennedy BrooksRB22270Bilal Powell5.995105209
UDFAWilliam DunkleiOL24279Kraig Urbik4.826047347
UDFABritain CoveyWR50333Braxton Berrios5.925080169
UDFAReed BlankenshipS29398Daniel Sorensen86006203
UDFAJosh SillsiOL42437Adam Grant7.916055322
UDFAJarrid WilliamsOT40468Max Scharping7.626055323
UDFAJosh BlackwellCB60XXavier Crawford8.255106183
UDFAJordan HappleS69X  5116202
UDFAJaylan FosterS73X 0.475096185

 

NFL Draft: Multiple teams in front of Philadelphia at least gave passing thoughts to taking Jordan Davis, and Baltimore almost assuredly would have taken him had the Eagles not pounced first. Nakobe Dean was one of the draft’s biggest steals. The Eagles only had a pair of R6 picks on Day 3, taking a pair of tweeners with interesting athletic profiles, both of whom have displayed on-field skill on tape.

UDFA: The Eagles invested heavily in UDFA talent, giving Nevada QB Carson Strong a UDFA-record $320k in guarantees, between $217k-$240k to three other prospects (RB Kennedy Brooks, DT Noah Elliss and CB ​​Mario Goodrich), and four-more six-figure guarantees (OG Josh Sills, OG William Dunkle, CB Josh Jobe, and CB Josh Blackwell). Strong was a Day 2 talent if not for questions about the health of his knee – but he’s got a big-league arm and pocket game. Brooks only posted a 4.59 forty, but he runs with exemplary patience, tempo and vision. Goodrich is another guy that outplays his measurables. Jobe played through a turf toe injury last year and didn’t acquit himself well, but has shine if he can return to his 2020 form.

2023 draft equity rank: 9

RdOvrTeam
113Philadelphia
119Philadelphia
251Philadelphia
383Philadelphia
4122Philadelphia
5155Philadelphia
7235Philadelphia

Projected 2023 picks


Seattle Seahawks | Draft Equity rank: 7 | Talent acquired: 11 | ROI: 26

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.9Charles CrossOT316Andre Dillard7.586046311
2.40Boye MafeED734Kwity Paye9.926036257
2.41Kenneth Walker IIIRB241DeAngelo Williams9.265092209
3.72Abraham LucasOT876Jake Fisher9.736063316
4.109Coby BryantCB1297Jalen Mills5.596013193
5.153Tariq WoolenCB972Ifeatu Melifonwu9.76041205
5.158Tyreke SmithED21117Shareer Miller7.156033255
7.229Bo MeltonWR17131John Brown9.255110190
7.233Dareke YoungWR58384Cody Latimer9.936020224
UDFAKaleb ElebyQB12260David Fales1.696006206
UDFABubba BoldenS21289Chris Conte8.126021209
UDFAScott NelsonS24320Troy Apke9.696020203
UDFAMyKael WrightCB43372K’Waun Williams2.975104181
UDFAJoey BlountS35440Sean Davis9.626010201
UDFAAvery RobertsLB39458Michael Clay3.35113221
UDFALevi LewisQB23465B.J. Daniels3.245084187
UDFAJoshua OnujioguED46489Peppi Zellner 6030250
UDFAJace JordanRB78X  5100200
UDFAJohn MitchellWR82XBoo Williams8.226037235
UDFADemetris RobertsonWR83XStacy Coley4.935116183
UDFAJaylon ReddWR98X  5090170
UDFARodney CoatesWR101X 5.626015193
UDFAJake HerslowWR109X  5114181
UDFACade BrewerTE44X 2.76023237
UDFAKeenan ForbesiOL58X 6.276023333
UDFAShamarious GilmoreiOL86X 8.26026301
UDFALiam RyanOT45X  6047305
UDFAMatthew GotelDL83X 3.466016341
UDFAVi JonesLB62X 8.866026225
UDFAElijah JonesCB83X 6.746007188
UDFATyrese DedmonS89X 4.576002195
UDFADeontai WilliamsS90X 6.515111203
UDFARace PorterP8X  6030190

 

NFL Draft: I wasn’t the biggest Cross fan in the industry, and Seattle took him top-10. Regardless, I loved this class. The value Seattle squeezed out of its picks on Friday and Saturday is going to infuse a roster that needed a talent upgrade with exactly that. I was a little confused that the Seahawks didn’t take a QB, but I can’t argue with the players they brought to town.

UDFA: If Seattle doesn’t add another quarterback, Kaleb Eleby is going to have a shot to crack the Week 1 roster behind Drew Lock and Geno Smith. Eleby is short and non-athletic, but he’s got a live arm and uses it to attack the intermediate and deep sectors. He posted a 45/11 TD/INT in college. Eleby is going to have to overcome a tendency to stare-down his primary target if he’s going to hang in the NFL – his margins are too thin to overcome that bugaboo otherwise.

2023 draft equity rank: 1

RdOvrTeam
14Seattle
122Seattle
236Seattle
254Seattle
368Seattle
4107Seattle
5140Seattle
5147Seattle
6180Seattle

Projected 2023 picks


San Francisco 49ers | Draft Equity rank: 28 | Talent acquired: 28 | ROI: 17

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
2.61Drake JacksonED1473Shillique Calhoun8.66025273
3.93Tyrion Davis-PriceRB15212Devontae Booker6.76006219
3.105Danny GrayWR22159Kenny Stills6.815117197
4.134Spencer BurfordOT16158Antonio Garcia6.76041301
5.172Samuel WomackCB49431Josiah Scott7.625090189
6.187Nick ZakeljOT26280Colby Gossett9.836061316
6.220Kalia DavisDL10163Trysten Hill 6010302
6.221Tariq Castro-FieldsCB18133Ka’Dar Hollman9.736005197
7.262Brock PurdyQB16302Jake Browning4.486005212
UDFADohnovan WestiOL14124Isaac Seumalo7.016033309
UDFALeon O'Neal Jr.S18245Kenny Vaccaro6.076005204
UDFACalvin Turner Jr.WR51336Tavon Austin7.065113197
UDFATay MartinWR52341Isaiah Ford6.456014184
UDFATaysir MackWR54354Tre Nixon7.696017200
UDFAJason PoeiOL33356Kyle Hinton9.476005300
UDFAJeremiah GemmelLB30368Cole Holcomb 6006225
UDFAJordan MasonRB48469Alfred Morris7.135111223
UDFAMarcelino McCrary-BallS39477Rudy Ford9.045116212
UDFACyrus Habibi-LikioRB69XKenny Hilliard1.95117219
UDFAGarrett WalstonTE56X 1.366042241
UDFASam SchlueterOT46X  6060309
UDFAKevin AtkinsDL57X  6022314
UDFASegun OlubiLB58X 8.146001225
UDFATayler HawkinsS45X 6.086000203
UDFAQwuantrezz KnightS50X 3.725106195

 

NFL Draft: The 49ers did little of note in their slots. I was confused by the strategy, and by the picks themselves.

UDFA: West moves well but lacks bulk and play strength. He’s a perfect-fit for a zone-blocking team, and he found a match in signing with the 49ers. The 49ers have Alex Mack as a one-year plan at center. After that, it wouldn’t surprise me if West impressed enough to put himself in serious contention for the 2023 starting lineup. Expect at least one of the 49ers’ three UDFA receiver signings to make the Week 1 roster. Turner was moved all over the place by Hawaii – backfield, slot, out wide, and as a Wildcat QB – and also has extensive special-teams experience.

2023 draft equity: 28

RdOvrTeam
256San Francisco
388San Francisco
3*101San Francisco
3*102San Francisco
4127San Francisco
5160San Francisco
5*176San Francisco
7238San Francisco
7240San Francisco
7*249San Francisco

Projected 2023 picks


Tampa Bay Bucs | Draft Equity rank: 22 | Talent acquired: 24 | ROI: 27

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
2.33Logan HallED944Margus Hunt9.46061285
2.57Luke GoedekeiOL769Mark Glowinski 6050313
3.91Rachaad WhiteRB7135David Johnson9.886006215
4.106Cade OttonTE287Austin Hooper 6050245
4.133Jake CamardaP3332Steve Weatherford 6010193
5.157Zyon McCollumCB13102Kevin King106021199
6.218Ko KieftTE51X 3.666043259
7.248Andre AnthonyEDGE54X 5.956031245
UDFAJerreth SternsWR37257Lance Moore5.535073183
UDFADeven ThompkinsWR45313Brandon Banks7.175067167
UDFAAqeel GlassQB19360Landry Jones1.116036231
UDFANolan TurnerS28377Andrew Sendejo7.736007202
UDFAKyler McMichaelCB48416Brandon Facyson5.086001201
UDFAKaylon GeigerWR72478Eddie Royal4.225100180
UDFAKameron BrownWR113X 2.576023218
UDFABen BeiseTE55X 8.826027247
UDFACurtis BlackwelliOL65X 8.066052302
UDFAKeegan CryderiOL72X  6044306
UDFADevontay Love-TayloriOL91X 0.466033301
UDFADylan CookOT54X 6.756064308
UDFAKeyshon CampDL71X 8.176027283
UDFABronson MassieEDGE85X 0.696022259
UDFAOlakunle FatukasiLB48X 7.536012234
UDFAJJ RussellLB59X 6.436003227
UDFAJordan YoungLB85X 3.576014231
UDFADon GardnerCB84X 8.16004189
UDFAParker WhiteK6X  6040203

 

NFL Draft: I liked the values the Bucs got on Otton and McCollum on Day 3. And I understand why the Bucs paid a small premium for White, one of the two elite receiving backs in this class (the other one, James Cook, went off the board late-R2). Didn’t like the strategy in the other slots.

UDFA: The Bucs have Russell Gage starting in the slot, backed up by Tyler Johnson, Jaelon Darden and Scotty Miller – yet three of Tampa Bay's six consequential UDFA signings are slot receivers. That said, I’m a fan of Jerreth Sterns, who led the NCAA in receiving last season before shockingly getting spurned by the NFL Combine. Sterns is small and lacks athleticism, but he’s an awesome route-runner with ball skills.

2023 draft equity rank: 27

RdOvrTeam
131Tampa Bay
263Tampa Bay
395Tampa Bay
5167Tampa Bay
5*171Tampa Bay
6207Tampa Bay
7221Tampa Bay
7247Tampa Bay
7*254Tampa Bay

Projected 2023 picks


Washington Commanders | Draft Equity: 14 | Talent acquired: 20 | ROI: 30

PickNamePosRankCompRASHTWT
1.16Jahan DotsonWR525Tyler Lockett6.345105181
2.47Phidarian MathisDL674DaQuan Jones 6042310
3.98Brian Robinson Jr.RB9146Chris Carson6.626015224
4.113Percy ButlerS15184Chris Culliver7.356002194
5.144Sam HowellQB699C.J. Beathard 6005224
5.149Cole TurnerTE9168Colby Parkinson7.386064250
7.230Chris PauliOL20238Larry Borom9.456037328
7.240Christian HolmesCB66X 9.095117201
UDFACole KelleyQB10229Paxton Lynch2.46075249
UDFACurtis HodgesTE16292C.J. Fiedorowicz7.396077258
UDFAJequez EzzardWR56366Reggie Bell6.915090204
UDFATyrese RobinsoniOL35369Shane Lemieux3.056031319
UDFAJacub PanasiukED45484Kenny Willekes3.56033253
UDFADejoun LeeRB90X 7.295060173
UDFAJonathan JohnsonWR91X 6.776025196
UDFAKyric McGowanWR114X 3.835105200
UDFAArmani RogersTE28XTyree Jackson 6053230
UDFADeionte KnightEDGE76X 6.526031280
UDFATre WalkerLB51X 1.86002235
UDFADrew WhiteLB53X 5.96002228
UDFAFerrod GardnerLB60X  6002216
UDFANijuel HillCB79X 3.815087180
UDFADe'Vante CrossCB89X  6003216
UDFAJosh DraydenCB100X 1.495095184
UDFADevin TaylorCB107X 1.475115191

 

NFL Draft: I didn’t understand why the Commanders traded out of 1.11, bypassing the chance to take Chris Olave or Jameson Williams, to take Dotson at 1.16. You picked up two extra picks... and did what with them? The only pick of the entire bunch that I saw as a value was Howell… and I was one of the industry’s lowest on him.

UDFA: Kelley is coming off a pair of incredible seasons in the FCS. He’s jumbo-sized short-yardage battering-ram near the goal line. And while he doesn’t have a big arm, Kelley is accurate short and intermediate. Kelley wouldn’t seem to have a great shot of cracking this roster – he enters camp behind Carson Wentz, Taylor Heinicke, and Sam Howell – but may latch on elsewhere if he shows something in the preseason. If not, Washington is assuredly earmarking one of its practice squad slots for his development.

2023 draft equity rank: 15

RdOvrTeam
110Washington
242Washington
3*98Washington
4113Washington
5146Washington
6186Washington
7226Washington
7*252Washington

Projected 2023 picks


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Thor Nystrom

Thor Nystrom is NBC Sports Edge’s lead CFB writer. The 2018 FSWA College Sports Writer of the Year, Nystrom’s writing has also been honored by Rolling Stone magazine and The Best American Essays series. Say hi to him on Twitter @thorku!