NFL Draft: AFC South Team Grades

NFL Draft: AFC South Team Grades
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its now the turn of the AFC South, as we look at the team grades in the NFL Draft.

In what was a huge weekend for the Jacksonville Jaguars, how did the other 3 teams’ picks compare?

here is the AFC South team grades.

AFC SOUTH TEAM GRADES

Houston Texans – D

Mills drops the texans team grades
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  • #67 – Davis Mills – QB – Stanford
  • #89 – Nico Collins – WR – Michigan
  • #147 – Brevin Jordan – TE – Miami
  • #170 – Garret Wallow – LB – TCU
  • #195 – Roy Lopez – DT – Arizona

What’s that smell in the air? Panic & desperation. Mills’ value in the 3rd round isn’t the sticking point. It’s the fact there are so many other holes on that roster that need filled. Even if Deshaun Watson isn’t the QB going forward, then Tyrod Taylor has shown he can be a bridge quarterback. Then to trade up to pick Nico Collins with so many other roster needs; It left much more to be desired. In all, this draft felt like it just plastered over the cracks. 

Indianapolis Colts – B –

  • #21 – Kwity Paye – Edge – Michigan
  • #54 – Dayo Odeyingbo – DE – Vanderbilt
  • #127 – Kylen Granson – TE – SMU
  • #165 – Shawn Davis – S – Florida
  • #218 – Sam Ehlinger – QB – Texas
  • #229 – Mike Strachan – WR – Charleston
  • #248 – Will Fries – G – Penn State

A strange draft for the Colts who looked to address a need early. They may rue the decision not to pick up a tackle with plenty available during day 2 that they could have opted for. The pick of Sam Ehlinger was a confusing one after using a day 3 pick on Jacob Easton last year.

Jacksonville Jaguars – A 

  • #1 – Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
  • #25 – Travis Etienne – RB – Clemson
  • #33 – Tyson Campbell – CB – Georgia
  • #45 – Walker Little – OT – Stanford
  • #65 – Andre Cisco – S – Syracuse
  • #106 – Jay Tufele – DT – USC
  • #121 – Jordan Smith – Edge – UAB
  • #145 – Luke Farrell – TE – Ohio State
  • #209 – Jalen Camp – WR – Georgia Tech

The new regime is up and running in Jacksonville. After picking a culture changing QB in Trevor Lawrence, they backed it up with their other picks, especially on day 2. Cisco is a great value pick up and Tufele will have an impact. It is questionable to pick up a running back on day 1 in their situation. But, it’s easy to understand their reasoning for doing so. 

Tennessee Titans – B

Farley joins the AFC South
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  • #22 – Caleb Farley – CB – Virginia Tech
  • #53 – Dillon Radunz – OT – NDSU
  • #92 – Monty Rice – LB – Georgia
  • #100 – Elijah Molden – CB – Washington
  • #109 – Dez Fitzpatrick – WR – Louisville
  • #135 – Rashad Weaver – DE – Pittsburgh
  • #205 – Racey McMath – WR – LSU
  • #215 – Brady Breeze – S – Oregon

If Farley is healthy, then the cornerback room, with the addition of Molden, is looking a lot better. McMath and Weaver will prove good value as late round picks, but, the Titans could have done more to add to their receiving core.

How would you grade the AFC South draft classes? Let us know over on Twitter @NinetynineYards

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