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2018 NFL Draft: Round 1 Reachers + Headscratchers

Pittsburgh Steelers | Terrel Edmunds (S- Virginia Tech)

Certainly the biggest head scratcher of the first round, Edmunds a Safety out of Virginia Tech, who had a fourth round grade on him was surprisingly picked 28th overall. This was unexpected because guys like Ronnie Harrison (Alabama), Justin Reid (Stanford) and Jessie Bates III (Wake Forest) were all still on the board. This pick left draft experts wondering what the Steelers thinking.

Oakland Raiders | Kolton Miller (OT- UCLA)

Another pick that left us all shaking our heads. Miller tested as an athletic freak at the combine- but his game tape leaves not much to be desired. Jon Gruden and his staff are hoping to get the best out of this project player.

Atlanta Falcons | Calvin Ridley (WR- Alabama)

Selected by the Falcons with the 26th overall pick, this didn’t make sense seeing as the receiver position seemed to be the least of  Atlanta’s needs. Almost every mock draft had Atlanta taking an offensive lineman and this pick left most draft experts stunned. Don’t get me wrong, Calvin Ridley was a solid pick at this point in the NFL draft but this does not fill a need. Atlanta passed up on the mauler from UTEP, Will Hernandez, and Texas OT Connor Williams.

Seattle Seahawks | Rashaad Penny (RB- San Diego State)

Penny was selected with the 27th overall pick and even the 12th man don’t understand the pick. The Seattle Seahawks lost Richard Sherman to NFC West division rival San Francisco, and still have questions surrounding the availability of S Cam Chancellor. However, Seattle decided against drafting Iowa DB Josh Jackson (who shares similar traits to Sherman), Mike Hughes (DB-UCF), Justin Reid (S-Stanford) and Ronnie Harrison (S-Alabama). This decision might cause the team to go from the Legion of Boom, to the Legion of Doom.

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