Winners and Losers in the NFL Draft

Here is a look at some of the best picks and a few not too good picks for each team.

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The 2020 NFL Draft started April 23 and ended April 25.

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With the First Pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Joe Burrow. Here are all the team’s draft pick highlights and low lights. The top three picks in the draft all played at Ohio State, Joe Burrow transferred to LSU from Ohio State.

  1. Cincinnati- Best pick- Joe Burrow QB, LSU, Cincinnati needed a quarterback to replace Andy Dalton as he has had a few bad seasons, and there was no surprise that Joe Burrow was picked, after he won the Heisman trophy, and the National Championship.  Worst pick- Khalid Kareem, the Bengals already have good depth in the Defensive End position. 
  2. Washington- Best pick- Chase Young DE, Ohio State, Washington drafted the best player in the draft. Even though Chase Young went number two he is the most talented player that was on the board. Worst pick- Antonio Gibson WR/RB, Memphis, this would be a good player to draft if it were a different team. The Redskins have a lot of talent in the running back position and even more talent in their wide receiver core. 
  3. Detroit- Best Pick- D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia. He will be a good second back that will get a good amount of touches each game. He is a great addition to the team. Worst Pick- Jason Huntley, RB, New Mexico State. There was no need for Detroit to draft another back. He is the sixth back that they have and the other backs they have won’t get too many touches in-game since they drafted Swift. Detroit is now too deep in the running back department. 
  4. NY Giants- Best Pick- Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia. This pick is going to add to an offensive line that needs some help to protect Daniel Jones who should have a good season. Worst Pick- Tae Crowder, LB, Georgia. There is no need for the giants to draft this Crowder, as they had already drafted three other linebackers in front of him. 
  5. Miami- Best pick- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama. Though Tua has had some injuries, he is a really good quarterback and will fit well on this team.  There was some speculation that the Dolphins wanted to tank the season after a rough start to go and get him. They played some good football and eventually saw him fall to them. Worst pick, Blake Ferguson, Center, LSU. He is listed as a center, but he really is a long snapper. That is an interesting move by the Dolphins because that is a very specific special teams player they picked. 
  6. LA. Chargers- Best pick, Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon, this is the best pick because they need to fill the spot of Philip Rivers. Herbert had a great season at Oregon, taking them to a Rose Bowl victory. He should have a really good rookie season. Worst Pick- Alohi Gilman, S, Notre Dame. This is the worst pick because they are quite deep at safety, and it seems like it is a wasted draft pick. 
  7. Carolina- Best pick, Jeremy Chinn, S, Ole Miss. Carolina struck gold on this pick. This is a very versatile player and he will play well with the Panthers defense. Worst Pick- Kenny Robinson, S, West Virginia. The Panthers picked Chinn earlier in the draft and they picked a good player in Robinson, but didn’t need to pick him. 
  8. Arizona- Best Pick, Isaiah Simmons LB/S, Clemson. The Cardinals probably picked the best athlete in this year’s draft. He can play anywhere on defense. He creates favorable matchups when in coverage, and can hit well. He is a defensive coordinator’s dream player.  Worst Pick- None, there isn’t a worst pick for the Cardinals because whatever they picked they couldn’t go wrong, they have brought in a lot of talent to help Kyler Murray out and should have a good season. 
  9. Jacksonville- Best pick, CJ Henderson, CB, Florida, This is an amazing pick by the Jaguars because they need someone to replace Jalen Ramsey, as he went to the Rams. Worst pick,  Laviska Shenault Jr, WR, Colorado, he is a good player, but he is on the list of a lot of wide receivers in Jacksonville. He will have a tough time getting on the field and producing. 
  10. Cleveland – Best pick- Grant Delpit, S, LSU. This is a good pickup for the Browns. He should get immediate playing time, if not the starting job. He will help this Browns defense not get completely torched. Worst Pick- None, this is another team that had a tough season last year, and they couldn’t go wrong with a pick. 
  11. NY Jets – Best Pick- Denzel Mimms, WR, Baylor, this is a very good pick, as the Jets don’t have any big name wide receivers, and he has the potential to become one. Worst Pick, Lamical Perine, RB, Florida, there was no need to pick him at the draft because of how deep they are at running back, and now he is irrelevant with the signing of Frank Gore. 
  12. Las Vegas- Best Pick, Henry Ruggs 3, WR Alabama, Henry Ruggs is a big play waiting to happen. He looks like he will be a Raiders receiver for many years to come. Worst Pick, Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina, I know that the Raiders need some help in the receiver department, but they didn’t need to pick three in the draft.
  13. Tampa Bay- Best Pick, Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa, The Buccaneers picked the best offensive lineman in the draft, and he will be a great guy to protect Brady in the pocket. Worst Pick-  Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota, while he is a good player, there isn’t a lot of room on the field for him. It doesn’t look like he will get a lot of looks because Brady has Mike Evans, Gronk, and Chris Godwin. 
  14. San Francisco- Best pick, Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State, He was a great player at Arizona State, and will add to a good receiver core at San Francisco. Worst Pick, Charlie Woerner, TE, Georgia, the 49ers have George Kittle and two other Tight Ends, so there was no need for a pick. 
  15. Denver- Best Pick- Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama, He is a great weapon for Drew Lock and the Broncos, he is fast and he is physical, he is a quarterback’s dream receiver. Worst Pick- None, there is no bad pick for the Broncos, because they added a lot of talent to the roster.
  16. Atlanta- Best Pick- A.J Terrell, CB, Clemson, He is most likely going to start and he fills a hole in the team that got exposed last year in a rather bad season for the Falcons. Worst Pick- Sterling Hofrichter, P, Syracuse, an interesting move to pick a punter even if it is in the last round, they could have grabbed another corner in case A.J Terrell gets hurt or isn’t ready to play. 
  17. Dallas- Best Pick, CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma, How ‘bout them boys, they get a new coach in Mike Mcarthy and now they drafted Cee Dee Lamb, this kid can fly, the Cowboys have a really scary offense now with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Ezekiel Elliot, CeeDee Lamb, and Dak Prescott. Worst Pick, Ben DiNucci, QB, James Madison, The Cowboys had no business picking a quarterback, they have Dak who still isn’t paid but should pay him this year, and then they go and they pick up Andy Dalton, making this pick a waste. 
  18. Pittsburgh- Best Pick, Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame, This was a great pick to give another weapon other than JuJu Smith-Schuster out wide. They have a lot of wide receiver talent, but only one star receiver. Worst Pick- Alex Highsmith, Edge, Charlotte, He can be developed into a good player, but he will need game experience, and it doesn’t look like he will get a lot this year.
  19. Chicago- Best Pick – Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah, This is probably one of the best corners in the draft. He will be able to start immediately this year and bring some secondary help to that Bears defense. Worst Pick- Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane, He is a good player, but he will most likely be limited to the slot because of his height, he is fast, but he has a history of drops, which is concerning at this level of play. 
  20. LA. Rams- Clay Johnston, LB, Baylor, Though he was picked in the seventh round, he has the talent to start, he will need a little development, but the Rams have a diamond in the rough here. Worst Pick, Sam Sloman, K, Miami (Ohio), Why are they wasting a draft pick on a kicker, let him go to be an undrafted free agent then go sign him. They could have gone and gotten another skill position. 
  21. Philadelphia- Best Pick, Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU, This is a great pick for the fact that they couldn’t get CeeDee Lamb. He will be a great addition and should become a primary target for Carson Wentz or Jalen Hurts it seems. Worst Pick – Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma, What a waste of a pick especially when you have a good quarterback already, though Wentz has some injury issues, the Eagles could have waited to pick a backup for him. 
  22. Buffalo- A.J Epenesa, DE, Iowa, This is the best pick for this organization because he will be able to produce consistently and he should be able to start quite quickly. Worst Pick- Tyler Bass, K, Georgia Southern, Another team taking a kicker, again wait until he is an undrafted free agent and sign him, it doesn’t waste a pick that you could have grabbed another defensive guy. 
  23. Minnesota- Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU, This is a great pick to replace Steffon Diggs, he should line up by Adam Thielen and draw some double coverage because of the two of them next to each other. Worst Pick- K.J Osborn, WR, Miami, He is a good player, but not a great fit for the team, he will most likely play a lot of special teams, and mix in on offense a little bit. 
  24. New Orleans- Best Pick, Cesar Ruiz, C/G, Michigan, This is the best pick simply because of his versatility, he is a good ball player, and has shown he can play both center and guard constantly. Worst Pick, Tommy Stevens, QB, Mississippi State, This pick was a waste, you have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Drew Brees, and then a very valid backup in Taysom Hill. 
  25. New England- Best Pick, Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA, He should get immediate playing time, he is a good reliable tight end, and they are looking for another tight end after Seferian-Jenkins got released. Worst Pick, Justin Rohrwasser, K, Marshall, Again a kicker, same thought different person, let him go to free agency and pick him up. 
  26. Green Bay- Best Pick, Jordan Love, QB, Utah State, He is the most controversial pick, but the best for the Packers, they now have a good QB to develop under Aaron Rogers, and if he is needed in game he should be ready this year. Worst Pick- Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati, He is listed as a TE, he is a very versatile player, but he doesn’t seem like a third round guy for the Packers. 
  27. Houston- Jonathan Greenard, Edge, Florida, He can cause a big disruption in the passing game, because their starters will wear down, and need a break, he will get a good year of development under J.J Watt, then could look to take over that spot. Worst Pick, Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island, He is what looks to be DeAndre Hopkins replacement, but he will take a few years to really blossom and be that guy. 
  28. Seattle- Best Pick, DeeJay Dallas, RB, Miami, He is a really good back, and will give another good back for Russell Wilson to look for in the passing game. Worst Pick, Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech, This is no shot at the kid because he is a good player, definitely first or second round talent, but he doesn’t fit in well with the Seahawks defense because they already have a pretty strong linebacker core. 
  29. Baltimore- Best Pick, James Proche, WR, SMU, What an amazing pick who fell so far. He will be a good running mate with Marquise Brown, Willie Snead, and Miles Boykin. He has big play ability and should turn into a favorite target for Lamar Jackson. Worst Pick, None, the Ravens had another great draft. 
  30. Tennessee- Best Pick, Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU, Fulton is a really good corner who will likely get a lot of playing time this rookie year, especially with the departure of Logan Ryan. Worst Pick- Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia, He is going to need a bit of work to get him to look like a first round pick, that being said he will fit in Tennessee, but will need a lot of attention. 
  31. Indianapolis- Best Pick, Michael Pittman, WR, USC, An all around good player Pittman will make a good target in Indianapolis for Phillip Rivers and hopefully take some eyes off of T.Y Hilton. Worst Pick, Jacob Eason, QB, Washington, He is a good player, but is going to the wrong team, he should be a backup for a year or so then go to start, but he won’t have that chance with the Colts because of Phillip Rivers and Jacoby Brissett in front of him. 
  32. Kansas City- Best Pick, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU, This is a great back to have, he is a powerful guy, but is also fast, he is a lot like Derrick Henry in the way he runs. He will be a great second back when Damien Williams is tired. Worst Pick- None, there was nothing but good additions for the Super Bowl Champs. 

 

 

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