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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AFC North

Cleveland Browns A+

Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern A

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame A+

Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn C+

James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati A+

Tommy Togiai, DT, Ohio State B

Tony Fields II, LB, West Virginia A

Richard LeCounte, S, Georgia A

Demetric Felton, WR, UCLA A+

Analysis: This team now has the most talented roster in the NFL, and this draft did nothing but reassure that. They bolstered their already elite secondary with a Top-20 talent in Newsome, and added a fast-moving safety in LeCounte, a prospect who had a dominant career at Georgia.

They also added legit talent to the front 7 with my #1 linebacker prospect in JOK, and then Fields who will thrive right away in special teams. I wasn’t thrilled with the Swartz pick, despite being the fastest player in the draft, and they got great value with a receiving back like Felton in the 6th round. Overall, this team added talent all across the board, and got about four to five guys that will immediately contribute to this roster.  (Daniel Alameda)

Baltimore Ravens: B+

Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota B+

Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State B-

Ben Cleveland, G, Georgia B

Brandon Stephens, CB, SMU C+

Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State A

Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State A-

Daelin Hayes, DE, Notre Dame B+

Ben Mason, FB, Michigan A

Analysis: Ravens GM Eric DeCosta and John Harbaugh dominate the draft year after year, and 2021 was no different. The top of their draft, they added their future WR1 in Bateman who should have Lamar Jackson fired up along with stealing Tylan Wallace, a Top-100 player for me, on Day-3. Jayson Oweh and Daelin Hayes are two athletic freaks that can develop into the next great Ravens pass rushers, and Ben Mason fits the bill as a Ravens fullback. Overall, Baltimore could’ve reached on Oweh and didn’t address the tackle spot, but they added legit talent, and the fact that they killed Day-3 boosts this grade up. (Daniel Alameda)

Pittsburgh Steelers: B

Najee Harris, RB, Alabama B+

Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State B-

Kendrick Green, G, Illinois A-

Dan Moore, OT, Texas A&M B

Buddy Johnson, LB, Texas A&M B+

Isaiahh Loudermilk, DE, Wisconsin B-

Quincy Roche, OLB, Miami B+

Tre Norwood, S, Oklahoma A-

Analysis: Mike Tomlin and the Steelers stuck to their “Nasty” style of play by adding guys who LIVE in the trenches. Heading into the draft, the offensive line was a GLARING need, so it’s not ideal to wait until the third round to address that need, but Harris and Freirmuth will immediately improve this offense.  Both the Green and Roche picks were great as Green is their future center while Roche will be a solid depth pass rusher.  If you’re a Steelers fan, you’ll obviously be upset that they didn’t address either tackle spot, but you leave the draft with three guys who will immediately contribute to this offense.  (Daniel Alameda)

Cincinnati Bengals: C+

Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU A-

Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson C

Joseph Ossai, DE, Texas A+

Cameron Sample, DE, Tulane B+

Tyler Shelvin,DT, LSU B

D’Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina B+

Evan McPherson, K, Florida D+

Trey Hill, C, Georgia B

Chris Evans, RB, Michigan C+

Analysis: I would have liked to see the Bengals go with Penei Sewell at five, but Chase isn’t a bad pick at all. But taking Jackson Carman over both Sam Cosmi and Dillon Radunz is blasphemous. Not to mention they took a kicker in the fifth round, which goes against my rule of taking kickers in the top 200 picks. The only thing saving the Bengals from being a C- or even falling to a D+ on my grading scale is the value they got on their defensive line. However, I do expect Joseph Ossai to be a complete steal at 69th overall. (Shaun Chornobroff)

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