2021 Draft Team-By-Team Grades

2021 Draft Team-By-Team Grades


2021 Draft Team-By-Team Grades


NFC West:

San Francisco 49ers: B

Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State B+

Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame B-

Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State A-

Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan B+

Jaylon Moore, OG, Western Michigan B

Talanoa Huganga, S, USC B

Elijah Mitchell, RB, Louisiana A+

Analysis: The smoke screens of potentially drafting Mac Jones worked perfectly to the 49ers favor, as they got their own franchise QB (after losing to one in the 2019 Super Bowl) in Trey Lance. The biggest concern with picking Lance is if he is ready to lead a Super Bowl caliber roster, that far in the playoffs in the next two seasons. After this, the 49ers did a terrific job of doubling down on their dangerous rushing game with two decisive runners who will contribute immediately. While Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch paid a hefty price for the #3 overall pick, they added talent to keep this team in contention.  (Daniel Alameda)

Arizona Cardinals: B

Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue C

Marco Wilson, CB, Florida A

Victor Dimukeje, DE, Duke

Tay Gowan, CB, UCF A

James Wiggins, S, Cincinnati A+

Michal Menet, C, Penn State

Analysis: The Cardinals were definitely one of the harder teams to grade because I’m extremely low on their first two selections, but LOVE their Day 3 picks. While Moore will add an explosive element to this offense, his injuries and lack of true downfield receiving skills makes me wonder if he will be a bust. Marco Wilson and Tay Gowan are two tall, physical, long armed corners that fit exactly what Vance Joseph wants while filling the biggest need on the team. James Wiggins will be a major steal as he’s an electric playmaker who put out good enough film to grade out as a Top-100 player in this class. (Daniel Alameda)

Seattle Seahawks: B

D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan B

Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma B+

Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida B

Analysis: Seattle only had three picks with Florida offensive tackle Stone Forsythe, being selected 208th overall in the sixth round being the other selection. I like the Brown pick, he brings much needed competition to the position and it’s been reported that Eskridge and the Seahawks brass had a great connection. I think both players flashed their talent at the Senior Bowl and will make contributions to this team.  (Shaun Chornobroff)

Los Angeles Rams: D

Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville D

Ernest Jones, LB, South Carolina C+

Bobby Brown, DT, Texas A&M B

Robert Rochell, CB, Central Arkansas B+

Jacob Harris WR UCF C+

Earnest Brown IV, DL, Northwestern B

Jake Funk, RB, Maryland B

Ben Skowronek, WR, Notre Dame A-

Chris Garrett, OLG, Concordia-St. Paul B

Analysis: Les Snead usually drafts really well for the Rams, but there’s just nothing I love about this draft. Atwell, while electrifying in college, is extremely undersized and not especially skilled as a receiver. The Rams said he is DeSean Jackson, I say more Tavon Austin. The Rams followed that up with the Ernest Jones selection, a linebacker who struggles in coverage in a league that passes more and more. I think Central Arkansas corner Robert Rochell at 130 is my favorite pick this team made, but the Rams are one of my big losers of this draft. (Shaun Chornobroff)


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