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 NFL draft/udfa grades

Tenn    A++  are the drafts of 2015/16  the beginnings of a Super Bowl team?  wouldn't bet against it loaded up with big, mean physical players
Bears A+   from Floyd, Whitehair,  Bullard to Braverman a great draft
Jaguars   A+ solid from top to bottom Jack/Ramsey and return of Fowler might  put them in playoff hunt

Browns A+  solid 1st steps into making the Browns a playoff team  great job
Buffalo A    Cardale Jones might be special rest very good  players including udfa signings

Redskins A another team on the rise great draft from top to bottom
Giants A- maybe 5 starters?  they nailed it Adams /Goodson great later rd value
Packers B+ BUT Spriggs might make this an A+ draft

Rams  B+  Goff best player in draft  and even after trading away so many picks solid later rd guys and great udfa signings
Lions B+  what happened after the 5th rd pick Dahl? 
Decker a Reiff clone but A'Shawn Robinson a steal in 2nd
Texans ...B+ had a plan and executed it perfectly
Bucs B+ Hargreaves will be an all pro and Spence and Ryan Smith are solid
Raiders B+ Joseph looks like a future all pro solid mid rd selections and udfa Cowser is a player...playoffs?
Vikings B  Teadwell is an huge upgrade  Alexander is a boom or bust type...draft rides on him being a player
Denver   B  BUT Lynch and Booker might make this the 2nd best draft class..both could be special

Seahawks B the sparq capital of the world is Ifedi a football player or just an athlete playing football?
Saints B-  Rankins will help rest nothing special udfa Pettway and Young might help
49ers  B- solid mid/late rd picks Buckner/Garnett solid and filled needs
Ravens  B-  boom or bust with Stanley but no GM does a better job drafting mid rd/udfa players then Newsome
Dolphins  C- Tunsil is a very scary pick Howard a boom or bust with not much afterwards
Chargers C- Bosa and some average prospects  and still have an old qb needed to be more aggressive
Panthers C- Butler can play and a bunch of cb's  they should of paid Norman
Falcons C- Neal is a player
Bengals C- so Dennard is a bust?  looks like a team treading water
Eagles D  are they trying to improve the team or dismantle it?    Bradford/Wentz should be fun or painful to watch
Chiefs D- did they have a plan?  lot of players with character concerns 
Cowboys D- aging QB and they draft a lber who can't play in 2016  they need a new GM
Jets D-  signing Foles might help
Steelers D- reached on Burns and Davis nothing else excites
Cardinals D- 2 boom or bust types in 1st 2 rds...I guess bust

Patriots   F+ bad draft/bad udfa signings
Colts F+   a couple decent developmental picks wasted the #1 on a center  they are wasting Luck


The Real Board

last updated 3/17/2016

The draft is the proverbial needle in a haystack. 2/3 of the 1st rd picks will either become busts or be overpaid, below average starters and after the 4th rd teams will lucky to find 6 players who can become above average starters

teams will draft 255 players but only 40/50 have a chance to play at all pro or near all pro level. My real board is for those players

I base my picks on personality/intelligence, body type and production. Extroverts over introverts, High character players vs trouble makers, business majors over sociology majors, cocky vs shy. Sparq/quick times vs below avg athletes, top conferences vs small school kids(small school kids had better be offensive or defensive player of the year types), age(no one over 24 except olinemen allowed) and finally production

 personality/mental make-up  is the real driver of  future success ..use 20 1st d picks, 12 2nd, 12 3rd/4th and 6 5th/udfa for my 50+

1.Goff QB California

2. Paxton Lynch QB Memphis

3. Jalen Ramsey  CB/S Florida ST

4.Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida

5. Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State

6. Bosa DE Ohio St

7. Shaq Lawson DE Clemson

8. DeForest Buckner DE Oregon

9. Ashawn Robinson DT Alabama

10. Myles Jack  OLB UCLA

11.Jack Conklin  OT Michigan St

12. Derrick Henry RB Alabama

13.  Jason Spriggs OT Indiana

14 Leonard Floyd OLB  Georgia

15. Vernon Butler  DT  Louisiana tech

16..Josh Doctson WR TCU

17. Corey Coleman WR Baylor

18 Karl Joseph S West Virginia

19. Cardale Jones QB Ohio St
20 William Jackson III CB Houston
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21. Jarran Reid  DT Alabama
Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech
23. Taylor Decker OT Ohio St
24. Hunter Henry  TE Arkansas
25. Maurice Canady CB Virginia
Austin Johnson  DT Penn St
27. Shon Coleman OT Auburn
28. Leonte Caroo WR Rutgers
29 Kelvin Taylor RB Florida
30. Kentrell Brothers ILB Mizzou
31.Carl Nassib DE Penn St
32. Jonathan Williams RB Arkansas
Darian Thompson S
Spencer Drango G Baylor
Chris Jones DT/DE  Mississippi
Brandon Allen QB Arkansas
37. Matt loannidis DT/DE  Temple
Rashard Higgins  WR  Colorado ST
Keanu Neal S Florida
Antonio Morrison  ILB/OLB  Florida
41  Jordan Howard RB Indiana
CJ Prosise RB Notre Dame
43. Ryan Smith CB North Carolina Central
Jerell Adams TE South Carolina
45.Evan Boehm C Mizzou
46. Joe Thuney G North Carolina
47. Brandon Shell OT South Carolina
48. Joe Haeg OT North Dakota St
49.Marquez North  WR Tennessee
Maliek Collins DT Nebraska

51. Joe Dahl  G/OT Washington

52 Chris Moore  WR Cincinnati
Jatavis Brown OLB Akron
54.Stephen Weatherly Vanderbilt
Matt Skura  C Duke
56.Justin Zimmer DT Ferris St
Demarcus Robinson WR Florida
58. Goodson OLB Clemson
59.Jamison Lalk C
60.Tyrone Holmes DE/LB Montana

61. Daniel Braverman wr,
62.Quentin Gause OLB Rutgers

63. Ternarrick Hemingway TE South Carolina St _______________________________________

Current Power Rankings 5/1/2016

5. Patriots
6. .Bengals
8, Redskins
9.. Raiders
10. Texans
11. Chiefs
12. Broncos
13. Bears
14. Giants
. Jaguars
17. Chargers the Over the Hill Gang
18. Steelers
20. Bills
21.Falcons  Neal is a comer also Tevin Smith/Jalen Smith
24. Titans improving but still 1 year away
. Dolphins
26. Saints
27 Cowboys
..Browns much improved HC/offense
30 Rams
31. Bucs

last  updated 3/28//2016

based on the avg number of players drafted every year at each position in top 100 and total drafted in rds 1-7 at each position

TOP 245

Jaylon Smith would be #5 if healthy

1.Goff QB California

2. Paxton Lynch QB Memphis

3. Jalen Ramsey  CB/S Florida ST

4.Vernon Hargreaves CB Florida

5. Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State

6. Bosa DE Ohio St

7. Laremy Tunsil OT Mississippi

8. Shaq Lawson DE Clemson

9. DeForest Buckner DE Oregon

10. Jason Spriggs OT Indiana

11. Ashawn Robinson DT Alabama

12. Myles Jack  OLB UCLA

13 Sheldon Rankins DT  Louisville

14. Jack Conklin  OT Michigan St

15. Derrick Henry RB Alabama

16. Ronnie Staley OT Notre Dame

17. Leonard Floyd OLB  Georgia

18. Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio St

19..Josh Doctson WR TCU

20. Corey Coleman WR Baylor

21 Karl Joseph S West Virginia

22.Cardale Jones QB Ohio St
23 .Darron Lee OLB  Ohio st

24. Connor Cook QB Michigan St
25. Shon Coleman OT Auburn

26.. William Jackson III CB Houston

27. Noah Spence LB/DE Eastern Kentucky

28.  Cody Whitehair G/C Kansas St

29 Vernon Butler  DT  Louisiana tech

30.Eli Apple  CB Ohio St

31  Andrew Billings DT  Baylor 

32. Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State

33. Laquon Treadwell WR Mississippi
34.Jarran Reid  DT Alabama

35. Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama

36. Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech
37.  Taylor Decker OT Ohio St

38. Kendall Fuller CB/FS  Virginia Tech

39. Jonathan Bullard DE/DT  Florida

40.Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson

41. Hunter Henry  TE Arkansas 

42. Kevin Dodd DE Clemson 

43.Michael Thomas WR Ohio St

44. Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame

45. Austin Johnson  DT Penn St
46. Sua Cravens  S/OLB USC
47  Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan st

48. Shawn Oakman DE Baylor (character issues likely undrafted)

49. Will Fuller WR Notre Dame 

50. Eric Murray   CB Minnesota

51. Bronson Kaufusi DE BYU
52.  Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma

53 Leonte Caroo WR Rutgers

54. Kelvin Taylor RB Florida

55.Kyler Fracknell OLB  Utah St.

56 DeVontae Booker  RB Utah
57. Kenny Clark  DT  UCLA

58  Nick Martin C Notre Dame

59.Kentrell Brothers ILB Mizzou
60 Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia

61. Jonathan Williams RB Arkansas

62.Maurice Canady CB Virginia

63.  Robert Nkemdiche DT Mississippi

64.  Carl Nassib DE Penn St

65. Spencer Drango G Baylor 

66. Darian Thompson S  Boise St

67.  Chris Jones DT/DE  Mississippi

68. Brandon Allen QB Arkansas

69.Adolphus Washington DT  Ohio st 

71 Xavien Howard CB Baylor*

72. Rashard Higgins  WR  Colorado ST

73. Keanu Neal S Florida

74.  Evan Boehm  C Mizzou

75.Sheldon Day  DT Notre Dame

76 Brandon Shell OT South Carolina

77  Antonio Morrison  ILB/OLB  Florida

78. Joshua Garnett  G Stanford

79. Jalen Mills CB/FS LSU

80.  Matt loannidis DT/DE  Temple

81  Jordan Howard RB Indiana

82 CJ Prosise RB Notre Dame

83. .Keyarris Garrett Tulsa  WR

84.  Kevin Byard SS Middle Tennessee St

85.  Josh Perry  OLB Ohio St

86. James Bradberry  CB Samson
87.De‚ÄôVante Harris CB  Texas A&M 

88. Connor McGovern  G Mizzou

89 Kalan Reed CB Southern Miss

90.Joe Schobert  OLB  Wisconsin

91. DJ White  CB Georgia Tech

92. Von Bell S Ohio St 

93 Dak Prescott  QB Mississippi St

94 Ryan Smith CB North Carolina Central

95 Jerell Adams TE South Carolina 

96  Christian Westerman G Arizona

97 Ryan Kelly C Alabama
98. Kyle Murphy  OT Stanford

99.. Braxton Miller WR Ohio St

101 Paul Perkins   RB UCLA

102 Sebastian Tretola G Arkansas

103   Miles Killebrew  S Southern Utah

104. Joe Haeg OT North Dakota State

105. Germain Ifedi RT/G   Texas A&M

106  Scooby Wright III   ILB Arizona

107 Quinton Jefferson DT  Maryland

108. Joe Thuney G North Carolina

109.  Dominick Jackson  OT Alabama

110.  Le'Raven Clark OT Texas Tech

111. Mike Thomas   WR Southern Mississippi

112. Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh

113 Javon Hargrove  DT North Carolina St

114  James Cowser DE Southern Utah

115.Kevin Peterson CB Oklahoma state

116 John Theus OT Georgia

117. Vadal Alexander G LSU

118 Cyrus Jones CB Alabama

119 Pharoh Cooper WR  South Carolina

120 Will Redmond CB Miss St
121.Kenny Lawler   WR California

122 Tyler Higbee  TE Western Kentucky

123Yannick Ngakoue  OLB  Maryland

124 Josh Forrest ILB Kentucky

125 Aaron Green  RB TCU
126.Chris Moore WR Cinncinati

127 DeAndre Houston-Carson  William&Mary

128  Josh Ferguson RB Illinois

129 KJ Dillon   S West Virginia

130  Anthony Zettel DE Penn St

131 TJ Green S Clemson

132 Nick Vannett  TE Ohio st

133 Jatavis Brown OLB Akron

134 Aziz Shittu  DE Stanford

135. Maliek Collins DT Nebraska

136 Sean Davis FS    Maryland

137 Nick Kwiatoski ILB/OLB West Virginia

138 Dominique Alexander ILB/OLB  Oklahoma

139 Eric Striker OLB Oklahoma

140  Brandon Doughty QB Western Kentucky

141 Charles Tapper DE Oklahoma

142. Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas

143 Jeremy Cash S Duke

144 Christian Hackenberg  QB Penn St

145  Willie Beavers OT Western Michigan

146 Justin Simmons FS, Boston College

147 Jake Coker QB Alabama

148 Matt Skura  C Duke

149 Artie Burns CB Miami
150. Dadi Nicholas DE/OLB Virginia Tech

150 Daniel Lasco RB California

151 Marquez North  WR Tennessee

152 Joe Dahl  G/OT Washington

151 Kamalei Correa  OLB  Boise St

153.  Alex Lewis T/G Nebraska
154 Cre'von Le Blanc  CB Florida Atlantic

155 Austin Hooper  TE Stanford

156 Avery Young OT Auburn

157 Devon Cajuste TE/WR Stanford

158 Mike Jordan CB  Missouri Western

159 Alex Collins RB Arkansas

160 Matt Judon  DE  Grand Valley St

161. Justin Zimmer DT Ferris St 

162. Daniel Braverman WR Western Michigan

163 Kevin Hogan QB Stanford

164  Dean Lowry  DE Northwestern

165. Willie Henry   DT Michigan

166 Tyler Johnston OT Oregon

167 Beniquez Brown ILB Mississippi St

168 Ricardo Louis  WR Auburn

169 Travis Feeney  OLB Washington

170 Javron Kearse S Clemson

171 Landon Turner G  North Carolina

172 Demarcus Robinson  WR  Florida

173 Deondre Hall  CB Northern Iowa

174 Graham Glasgow G/C  Michigan

175 Alex McAlister DE Florida

176 Paul McRoberts WR  Southeast Missouri

177 Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia

178 Joey Hunt C TCU

179 Morgan Burns CB Kansas St

180 Isaac Seumalo  G Oregon st

181 Bryce Williams TE East Carolina

182 Aaron Burbridge WR Michigan St    

183 Tyler Matatkevich ILB Temple

184 Zach Sanchez  CB Oklahoma

185 Jeff Driscoll QB Louisiana Tech 

186 Tyvis Powell S Ohio St

187 David Morgan II  TE Texas-San Antonio

188 Roger Lewis WR Bowling Green

189 KeiVarae Russell  CB Notre Dame

190 Curt Maggitt  OLB Tennessee

191 Kenyan Drake RB Alabama

192 Jacoby Brissett  QB North Carolina St

193. Ronald Blair DE Appalachian St

194 DJ Reader DT Clemson 

195. Nick Virgil ILB Utah st

196 Cole Toner OT Harvard

197 Cayleb Jones WR Arizona

198 Tajae Sharpe  WR U Mass

199 Nile-Lawrence Stample   DT Florida St

200 Kolby Listenbee  WR TCU

201  Briean Boddy-Calhoun CB Minnesota

202 Nate Sudfield QB  Indiana

203 Ternarrick Hemingway  TE South Carolina St

204 Jay Lee WR  Baylor 

205 Rees Odhiambo  G Boise St

206 Ian Seau OLB BYU

207 Cody Kessler QB USC

208 Geronimo Allison WR Illinois

209 Tyler Ervin  RB San Diego St

210 Jack Allen C Michigan St

211 Fahn Cooper  Ot/G Mississippi

212 Charone Peake  WR Clemson
213 Deandre Elliott  CB Colorado S

214 LeShaun Sims CB  Southern Utah

215Jordan Lucas S/CB Penn St

216  Alonzo Russell WR Toledo

217 Cory Johnson  DT Kentucky

218 Daniel Paxton  WR UCLA

219 Montese Overton OLB

220 Victor Ochi OLB Stony brook

221 Clayton Fejedelem  S Illinois

222 Harlan Miller  CB Southeastern Louisiana

223 Chris Brown WR Notre Dame

224 Caleb Benenoch OT UCLA

225 KJ Maye WR  Minnesota

226 Brandon Chubb ILB Wake Forest

227 Terrence Smith OLB Florida St 

228 Tre Madden RB USC

229 Henry Krieger-Coble Hback/te Iowa

230 James Burgess  OLB Louisville

231 DeVondre Campbell OLB Minnesota

232 Nelson Spruce WR Colorado
233. Jack Allen C Michigan St

234Reshard Robinson CB LSU

235 Jason Fanaika DE Utah

236 Romeo Okwara  DE   Notre Dame

237 Nick Richter  OT/G/C Richmond

238 Halapoulivaati Vaitai OT TCU

239 Okezie Alozie  OLB Buffalo

240 Michael Caputo S Wisconsin

241 Terrance Smith OLB Florida St

242 Jamison Lalk C/G Iowa St

243 DJ Pettway DE Alabama

244 Keith Marshall RB Georgia

245 Tyrone Holmes DE/LB  Montana

246 Greg Milhouse  DT Campbell college

247 TT Barber OLB  Midddle Tennesee St

248 Jamaal Jones WR  Montana

249  Anthony Fabiano G  Harvard

250  Quentin Gause  OLB Rutgers

251 Trevon Stewart  FS Houston
252 DeMarcus Ayers WR Houston

253. Vernon Adams QB Oregon