2021 Draft Team-By-Team Grades

2021 Draft Team-By-Team Grades

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2021 Draft Team-By-Team Grades

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While we understand that draft grades aren’t set in stone immediately following the draft, it’s still completely fair to judge a team’s performance and ability to acquire the most talent possible. The 2021 draft was filled with smokescreens, trades, and uncertainty due to the lack of a pre draft process.

TWSN’s top draft analysts: Shaun Chornobroff, Daniel Alameda, and Cade Conzemius break down the 2021 NFL Draft class for you.

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AFC East:

New York Jets: A+

Zach Wilson, QB, BYU A

Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT/OG, USC A+

Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss A

Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina A

Jamien Sherwood, S, Auburn B

Michael Carter II, S, Duke B+

Jason Pinnock, CB, Pittsburgh  B

Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State A+

Brandin Echols, CB, Kentucky B+

Jonathan Marshall, DT, Arkansas A-

Analysis: Jets General Manager Joe Douglas hit a home run and then went onto the mound in the ninth inning and got a save. This was a masterful performance from him. Sure, the first pick was easy, but he traded up to get the best lineman on the board and got great value with Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore in the second round. The Jets continued their momentum into the third day of the draft where they got complete steals with North Carolina running back Michael Carter and Florida State safety/linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen in the sixth round. (Shaun Chornobroff)

Miami Dolphins: A

Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama B+

Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami A+

Jevon Holland, S, Oregon A

Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame A

Hunter Long, TE, Boston College B

Larnel Coleman, OT, UMass C+

Gerrid Doaks, RB, Cincinnati C+

Analysis: Miami absolutely nailed all four of their first two-round draft selections. They added the most explosive weapon in the draft, the best EDGE rusher, a Top 5 safety in the class, and a future starting tackle. Brian Flores and Chris Grier have a knack for drafting versatile players, and this class is no different. If their top selections play up to their potential, this Miami draft class could be seen as one of the most valuable drafts in recent memory. (Daniel Alameda)

Buffalo Bills: B

Greg Rousseau, EDGE, Miami B+

Boogie Basham, EDGE, Wake Forest A+

Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa B+

Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (OH) B-

Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston B

Damar Hamlin, S, Pitt A+

Rachad Wildgoose, CB, Wisconsin C+

Jack Anderson, G, Texas Tech B

Analysis: The Bills immediately addressed their biggest need that was holding them back from a Super Bowl appearance last year, “Pass Rush”. Both Rousseau and Basham will immediately produce as situational pass rushers with the potential to be a dominant duo in the near future. Then I loved the depth they added to their O-Line, especially with the 6’8 tackle in Brown. Pitt safety Damar Hamlin is going to be a productive safety for the Bills in the future, especially since he will learn behind a top veteran duo in Poyer and Hyde. (Daniel Alameda)

New England Patriots: B

Mac Jones, QB, Alabama A

Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama B+

Ronnie Perkins, DE, Oklahoma B+

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Oklahoma B

Cameron McGrone, LB, Michigan B+

Joshua Bledsoe, S, Missouri B

William Sherman, OT, Colorado C

Tre Nixon, WR, UCF C

Analysis: The Patriots already addressed major needs at the wide receiver and tight end positions in free agency, so the draft was a complete luxury as it’s supposed to be. Mac Jones was Belichick’s guy from the beginning of the draft cycle as he’s intelligent, decisive, and able to consistently move safeties with his eyes and progressions.

The Patriots love to develop a deep rotation on the defensive line, and this year’s draft was no different with Barmore and Perkins, guys who will start as situational players. McGrone is a great depth piece at linebacker joining two former Michigan guys in Uche and Winovich. I would’ve liked to see them take a receiving back to learn behind James White, but Stevenson will continue the trend of their power rushing scheme. (Daniel Alameda)

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