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Baltimore Ravens: B-

The Ravens didn't hit a home run this year.  They traded out of the first round when they had a shot at Stephen Hill or Jonathan Martin.  They took Courtney Upshaw in the second who is a sound technician but not a great athlete.  Keleche Osemele is not a great technician, but he is a physical prescence who fits with the image the Ravens want.  We really like 3rd round running back Bernard Pierce out of Temple and late round corner Asa Jackson has some upside.

Buffalo Bills: B+

The Bills got nice value throughout the draft including late round sleepers LB Tank Carder and OT Zebrie Sanders. CB Stephon Gilmore should be a starter and 2nd round G/T Cordy Glenn was a nice addition at a position of need after dropping out of the first round.  The Bills got great athletes in WR/KR T.J. Graham and Florida State LB Nigel Bradham who could become starters if they are coached up.

Cincinnati Bengals: B+

The Bengals were a borderline A, but we have some lingering concerns about first round corner Dre Kirkpatrick.  In addition to not being an elite corner, there were significant rumblings of him being a major off-field concern.  He was arrested for possession of marijuana after the season (though the charges were dropped) and we're not sure he will make it.  G Kevin Zeitler is one of our favorites and adding dependable receivers in Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones gives Andy Dalton and Co. more weapons.  DT Devon Still has the potential to be great and DT Brandon Thompson is a nice interior penetrator.  They will make the Bengals interior formidable.

Cleveland Browns: B-

Browns fans went from "Oh yeah!" to "Oh no!" in a matter of minutes.  Trent Richardson should be their bell cow for the next five years.  With their second pick in the first round they had a chance to add a good receiver, a top guard or a premier pass rusher and they took Opie Cunningham?  Brandon Weeden is a second round quarterback who doesn't even really seem a good fit for a West Coast offense.  He's about to be 29 too.  Tackle Mitchell Schwartz is a gamer, but drafting him ahead of Jonathan Martin is highly questionable.  Late round picks LB James Michael-Johnson and DT Billy Winn were good values, but the pick of Weeden makes them too little, too late.

Denver Broncos: C+

There were no difference makers in this draft, but the Broncos drafted a number of players who should be contributors.  We like second round DT Derrick Wolfe more than most and C Phillip Blake has all of the tools to be a starting center.  Third round RB Ronnie Hillman might have been their best pick and he may be starting games down the stretch.

Houston Texans: B

Which Whitney Mercilus will they get?  If they get the 2011 version the draft will be an A.  If not, it might be a D.  We had a first round grade on G Brandon Brooks who they got in the third, but we don't like the Devier Posey pick as their other third rounder.  DT Jared Crick and C Ben Jones should both become contributors and they were nice late round value picks.

Indianapolis Colts: A+

Andrew Luck is a franchise quarterback, and they got two good tight ends in receiving threat Coby Fleener and all-around threat Dwayne Allen.  They traded up to get our 8th rated player WR T.Y. Hilton in the third round.  He was the best player taken after the first round.  Late round running back Vick Ballard is a solid player and if Alabama nose tackle Josh Chapman stays healthy he could develop into a starter.  It was a franchise building draft for the Colts, though they probably won't win more than 4-5 games in 2012.

Jacksonville Jaguars: C+

Everyone in Jacksonville is angry about third round punter Bryan Angerer, but we are okay with the pick assuming he turns out to be a top five punter.  How many teams would trade their first round pick the year Shane Lechler came out to have a shot at him?  Most of them.  Trading up to get Justin Blackmon was a smart play, especially from a team that hasn't had a great receiver in a decade.  DE Alan Branch has the potential to become a good pass rusher.  There's not much to get excited about after the third, but the draft wasn't terrible.

Kansas City Chiefs: D

The only good value pick they had was second round G/T Jeff Allen.  Dontari Poe was a first round pick, but he's not the explosive type you look for in the top 15.  We don't like any other picks where they were drafted besides RB Cyrus Gray.  We felt the Chiefs were on the verge with Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry returning from injury, but this draft didn't help.

Miami Dolphins: C

People seem to be confused by the concept of a franchise quarterback.  Just because a guy was drafted high doesn't mean he's a franchise tosser. Ryan Tannehill hasn't shown much on the field to indicate he's anywhere near a franchise quarterback, but circus owner Stephen Ross wanted the Fins to draft Tannehill to "generate fan interest".  We'll see how that works.  The Dolphins did a commendable job after that, but there is no salvaging a draft when you doink an early first round pick.  2nd round T Jonathan Martin was a decent value pick and 3rd round TE Martin Egnew is this year's best pass catching tight end though he has no interest in blocking. RB Lamar Miller will replace Reggie Bush in 2013 and was a solid 4th rounder and we think 6th round WR B.J. Cunningham has a chance to start not so much because he's great, but because the Dolphins don't have much at receiver.

New England Patriots: B

The Partiots were onto something when they traded up for Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower.  Then they took safety Travon Wilson with the 48th pick and it all went downhill.  DE Jake Bequette was a decent value in the third round but none of their other picks will likely make an impact.

New York Jets: B

The Jets took Quinton Coples with the 16th pick.  We didn't have him rated as a first rounder.  We loved the trade up in the second round to get the explosive WR Stephen Hill.  Their third round pick was one of our favorite sleepers in LB Demario Davis, a small schooler who is a great athlete.  RB Terence Ganaway and S Antonio Allen were good value picks late in the draft.

Oakland Raiders: C-

The Raiders didn't have a first or second round pick, so expectations were low.  G Tony Bergstrom could eventually earn a spot at guard or tackle and WR Juron Criner is a good route runner with sure hands who should earn some playing time.  Other than that they drafted projects in LB Miles Burris, DT Christo Bilukidi and DE Jack Crawford hoping one will develop.

Pittsburgh Steelers: B-

We usually like the Steelers' draft, but this year not so much.  G David Decastro was a good pick in the first but second round OT Mike Adams tested positive at the Combine for marijuana and had been thought of as an underachiever before that.  LB Sean Spence is undersized and didn't show much athleticism at the Combine.  Never under estimate Miami linebackers but we don't see much upside.  NT Alameda Ta-amu was their best value pick and the speedy Chris Rainey could be useful as a third down back/kick returner.

San Diego Chargers: A-

We liked every one of their picks at least a little.  Melvin Ingram has top ten ability if the Chargers can figure out how to use him.  DT Kendall Reyes and S Brandon Taylor were both players we had more highly rated than where they were drafted.  Late round center David Molk could be a starter as soon as this season and TE Ladarius Green has the potential to be a weapon in the passing game.

Tennessee Titans: B

Kendall Wright is an explosive receiver and we're betting the Titans ruined the day of the Bengals and Browns front offices when they took him.  We don't like second round pick LB Zach Brown who is a Tarzan/Jane prospect.  DT Mike Martin is a good interior player and 6th round S Markelle Martin was one of our top rated safeties.

MAY 3, 2012