2020 NFL Draft Grades

2020 NFL Draft Grades

May 3, 2020 0 By tailgatesports

By: Domenic Buccini, Draft Analyst

After rewatching film for every single pick and giving it some time to digest; I’ve finally graded each pick along with giving an overall grade for the whole team. The way my grading works is looking at where I rank the player overall at their position and in general. From there I look if they were drafted too early or too late. I also look at team fit and the team’s needs as well. I then put these all together to give me the overall grade. I do not factor in needs that were not filled.

Cincinnati Bengals

Overall Grade: A-

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PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Joe Burrow(1)QBLSUA
Tee Higgins(33)WRClemsonA
Logan Wilson(65)LBWyomingA-
Akeem Davis-Gaither(107)LBAppalachian StateA-
Khalid Kareem(147)EdgeNotre DameB
Hakeem Adeniji(180)OGKansasD
Markus Bailey(215)LBPurdueB-

Washington Redskins

Overall Grade: B-

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PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Chase Young(2)EdgeOhio StateA+
Antonio Gibson(66)WR/RBMemphisC+
Saahdiq Charles(108)OTLSUA-
Antonio Gandy-Golden(142)WRLibertyB+
Keith Ismael(156)CSan Diego StateC+
Khaleke Hudson(162)LBMichiganC
Kamren Curl(216)SArkansasD
James Smith-Williams(229)EdgeNC StateB-

Detroit Lions

Overall Grade: B+

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PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Jeffrey Okudah(3)CBOhio StateA-
D’Andre Swift(35)RBGeorgiaA+
Julian Okwara(67)EdgeNotre DameB
Jonah Jackson(75)OGOhio StateC-
Logan Stenberg(121)OGKentuckyC+
Quintez Cephus(166)WRWisconsinB
Jason Huntley(172)RBNew Mexico StateB
John Penisini(197)DLUtahB+
Jashon Cornell(235)DLOhio StateC+

New York Giants

Overall Grade: A-

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PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Andrew Thomas(4)OTGeorgiaA
Xavier McKinney(36)SAlabamaA+
Matt Peart(99)OTUconnB- 
Darnay Holmes(110)CBUCLAB+
Shane Lemieux(150)OGOregonA+
Cam Brown(183)LBPenn StateB
Carter Coughlin(218)LBMinnesotaB+
TJ Brunson(238)LBSouth CarolinaB+
Chris Williamson(247)CBMinnesotaB
Tae Crowder(255)LBGeorgiaB

Miami Dolphins

Overall Grade: C+

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PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Tua Tagovailoa(5)QBAlabamaC+
Austin Jackson(18)OTUSCB
Noah Igbinoghne(30)CBAuburnD+
Robert Hunt(39)OGLouisianaB+
Raekwon Davis(56)DLAlabamaD
Brandon Jones(70)STexasA
Soloman Kindley(111)OGGeorgiaB+
Jason Strowbridge(154)EdgeNorth CarolinaB+
Curtis Weaver(164)EdgeBoise StateA-
Blake Ferguson(185)C/LSLSUC+
Malcolm Perry(246)RB/WRNavyB-

Los Angeles Chargers

Overall Grade: A-

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PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Justin Herbert(6)QBOregonA+
Kenneth Murray(23)LBOklahomaA-
Joshua Kelley(112)RBUCLAB+
Joe Reed(151)WRVirginiaB-
Alohi Gilman(186)SNotre DameB+
KJ Hill(220)WROhio StateA

Carolina Panthers

Overall Grade: A

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PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Derrick Brown(7)DLAuburnA+
Yetur Gross-Matos(38)EdgePenn StateA+
Jeremy Chinn(64)SSouthern IllinoisA+
Tony Pride Jr(113)CBNotre DameA-
Kenny Robinson Jr(152)SXFLB+
Bravvion Roy(184)DLBaylorB-
Stantley Thomas-Oliver III(221)CBFIUB+

Arizona Cardinals

Overall Grade: A-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Isaiah Simmons(8)LB/SClemsonA+
Josh Jones(72)OTHoustonA
Leki Fotu(114)DLUtahC+
Rashard Lawrence(131)DLLSUB+
Evan Weaver(202)LBCaliforniaB+
Eno Benjamin(222)RBArizona StateB+

Jacksonville Jaguars

Overall Grade: B-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
CJ Henderson(9)CBFloridaA-
K’Lavon Chaisson(20)EdgeLSUB
Laviska Shenault Jr(42)WRColoradoB+
Davon Hamilton(73)DLOhio StateC+
Ben Bartch(116)OGSt John’s(MN)B
Josiah Scott(137)CBMichigan StateB+
Shaquille Quarterman(140)LBMiamiB
Daniel Thomas(157)SAuburnB
Collin Johnson(165)WRTexasC+
Jake Luton(189)QBOregon StateC
Tyler Davis(206)TEGeorgia TechB
Chris Claybrooks(223)CBMemphisB

Cleveland Browns

Overall Grade: A

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Jedrick Wills Jr(10)OTAlabamaA
Grant Delpit(44)SLSUA+
Jordan Elliott(88)DLMissouriA+
Jacob Phillips(97)LBLSUB
Harrison Bryant(115)TEFAUA-
Nick Harris(160)C/OGWashingtonB+
Donovan Peoples-Jones(187)WRMichiganB+

New York Jets

Overall Grade: B

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Mekhi Becton(11)OTLouisvilleB+
Denzel Mims(59)WRBaylorA
Ashtyn Davis(68)SCaliforniaA-
Jabari Zuniga(79)EdgeFloridaD
La’Mical Perine(120)RBFloridaB
James Morgan(125)QBFIUC
Cameron Clark(129)OTCharlotteC-
Bryce Hall(158)CBVirginiaA+
Braden Mann(191)PTexas A&MB+

Las Vegas Raiders

Overall Grade: B+

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Henry Ruggs III(12)WRAlabamaA
Damon Arnette(19)CBOhio StateC-
Lynn Bowden Jr(80)WR/RBKentuckyB
Bryan Edwards(81)WRSouth CarolinaA-
Tanner Muse(100)S/LBClemsonB
John Simpson(109)OGClemsonB+
Amik Robertson(139)CBLouisiana TechC+

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Overall Grade: B

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Tristan Wirfs(13)OTIowaA
Antoine Winfield Jr(45)SMinnesotaB+
Ke’Shawn Vaughn(76)RBVanderbiltC-
Tyler Johnson(161)WRMinnesotaA+
Khalil Davis(194)DLNebraskaB
Chapelle Russell(241)LBTempleB
Raymond Calais(245)RBLouisianaC+

San Francisco 49ers

Overall Grade: B+

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Javon Kinlaw(14)DLSouth CarolinaA
Brandon Aiyuk(25)WRArizona StateB+
Colton McKivitz(153)OTWest VirginiaC
Charlie Woerner(190)TEGeorgiaC+
Jauan Jennings(217)WRTennesseeB+

Denver Broncos

Overall Grade: B+

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Jerry Juedy(15)WRAlabamaA
KJ Hamler(46)WRPenn StateB
Michael Ojemudia(77)CBIowaC-
Lloyd Cushenberry III(83)CLSUA
McTelvin Agim(95)DLArkansasC
Albert Okwuegbunam(118)TEMissouriA+
Justin Strnad(178)LBWake ForestB
Netane Muti(181)OGFresno StateA+
Tyrie Cleveland(252)WRFloridaB
Derrek Tuszka(254)EdgeNorth Dakota StateB-

Atlanta Falcons

Overall Grade: C-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
AJ Terrell(16)CBClemsonD
Marlon Davidson(47)DLAuburnC-
Matt Hennessey(78)CTempleB+
Mykal Walker(119)LBFresno StateC-
Jaylinn Hawkins(134)SCaliforniaC+
Sterling Hofrichter(228)PSyracuseB

Dallas Cowboys

Overall Grade: A-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Ceedee Lamb(17)WROklahomaA+
Trevon Diggs(51)CBAlabamaB
Neville Gallimore(82)DLOklahomaA-
Reggie Robinson II(123)CBTulsaB+
Tyler Biadasz(146)CWisconsinA
Bradlee Anae(179)EdgeUtahA+
Ben Dinucci(231)QBJMUD+

Philadelphia Eagles

Overall Grade: C+

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Jalen Reagor(21)WRTCUC-
Jalen Hurts(53)QBOklahomaC-
Davion Taylor(103)LBColoradoC
K’Von Wallace(127)SClemsonB
Jack Driscoll(145)OT/OGAuburnC+
John Hightower(168)WRBoise StateB
Shaun Bradley(196)LBTempleB
Quez Watkins(200)WRSouthern MissC+
Prince Tega Wanogho(210)OTAuburnB+
Casey Toohill(233)EdgeStanfordB

Minnesota Vikings

Overall Grade: A

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Justin Jefferson(22)WRLSUA+
Jeff Gladney(31)CBTCUA-
Ezra Cleveland(58)OTBoise StateA+
Cameron Dantzler(89)CBMississippi StateA
DJ Wonnum(117)EdgeSouth CarolinaB+
James Lynch(130)DLBaylorA-
Troy Dye(132)LBOregonA
Harrison Hand(169)CBTempleB+
KJ Osborn(176)WRMiamiB-
Blake Brandel(203)OGOregon StateB
Josh Metellus(205)SMichiganB+
Kenny Willekes(225)EdgeMichigan StateA-
Nate Stanley(244)QBIowaB+
Brian Cole II(249)SMississippi StateB
Kyle Hinton(253)OGWashburnB

New Orleans Saints

Overall Grade: A-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Cesa Ruiz(24)C/OGMichiganA
Zack Baun(74)LBWisconsinA+
Adam Trautman(105)TEDaytonA-
Tommy Stevens(240)QBMississippi StateC

Green Bay Packers

Overall Grade: C-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Jordan Love(26)QBUtah StateD-
AJ Dillon(62)RBBCC+
Josiah Deguara(94)TECincinnatiC-
Kamal Martin(175)LBMinnesotaD+
Jon Runyon Jr(192)OGMichiganB
Jake Hanson(208)COregonB
Simon Stepaniak(209)OGIndianaC-
Vernon Scott(236)STCUB
Jonathan Garvin(242)EdgeMiamiC+

Seattle Seahawks

Overall Grade: C+

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Jordyn Brooks(27)LBTexas TechC
Darrell Taylor(48)EdgeTennesseeC+
Damien Lewis(69)OGLSUC
Colby Parkinson(133)TEStanfordB+
DeeJay Dallas(144)RBMiamiB+
Alton Robinson(148)EdgeSyracuseB
Freddie Swain(214)WRFloridaC+
Stephen Sullivan(251)TELSUB+

Baltimore Ravens

Overall Grade: A

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Patrick Queen(28)LBLSUA
JK Dobbins(55)RBOhio StateA
Justin Madubuike(71)DLTexas A&MA
Devin Duvernay(92)WRTexasB
Malik Harrison(98)LBOhio StateB+
Tyre Phillips(106)OGMississippi StateC+
Ben Bredeson(143)OGMichiganB+
Broderick Washington Jr(170)DLTexas TechB-
James Proche(201)WRSMUA
Geno Stone(219)SIowaA

Tennessee Titans

Overall Grade: B

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Isaiah Wilson(29)OTGeorgiaD+
Kristian Fulton(61)CBLSUA
Darrynton Evans(93)RBAppalachian StateA-
Larrell Murchison(174)DLNC StateB-
Cole McDonald(224)QBHawaiiB+
Chris Jackson(243)SMarshallB

Kansas City Chiefs

Overall Grade: B

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Clyde Edwards-Helaire(32)RBLSUC+
Willie Gay Jr(63)LBMississippi StateC
Lucas Niang(96)OTTCUA-
L’Jarius Sneed(138)CB/SLouisiana TechB+
Michael Danna(177)EdgeMichiganB
Thakarius Keyes(237)CBTulaneA-

New England Patriots

Overall Grade: B-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Kyle Dugger(37)SLenoir-RyhneB
Josh Uche(60)LB/EdgeMichiganA-
Anfernee Jennings(87)LBAlabamaC
Devin Asiasi(91)TEUCLAB
Dalton Keene(101)TEVirginia TechC+
Justin Rohrwasser(159)KMarshallB+
Michael Onwenu(182)OGMichiganB+
Justin Herron(195)OGWake ForestC+
Cassh Maluia(204)LBWyomingB
Dustin Woodard(230)CMemphisB-

Houston Texans

Overall Grade: B

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Ross Blacklock(40)DLTCUB+
Jonathan Greenard(90)EdgeFloridaB
Charlie Heck(126)OTNorth CarolinaC
John Reid(141)CBPenn StateB+
Isaiah Coulter(171)WRRhode IslandB-

Chicago Bears

Overall Grade: A-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Cole Kmet(43)TENotre DameB+
Jaylon Johnson(50)CBUtahA
Trevis Gipson(155)EdgeTulsaB
Kindle Vildor(163)CBGeorgia SouthernA
Darnell Mooney(173)WRTulaneB+
Arlington Hambright(226)OGColoradoB+
Lachavious Simmons(227)OGTennessee StateC+

Los Angeles Rams

Overall Grade: B+

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Cam Akers(52)RBFlorida StateA
Van Jefferson Jr(57)WRFloridaB-
Terrell Lewis(84)EdgeAlabamaA
Terrell Burgess(104)SUtahC+
Brycen Hopkins(136)TEPurdueA
Jordan Fuller(199)SOhio StateB+
Clay Johnston(234)LBBaylorB+
Sam Sloman(248)KMiami(OH)C-
Tremayne Anchrum(250)OGClemsonB

Pittsburgh Steelers

Overall Grade: B

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Chase Claypool(49)WRNotre DameC+
Alex Highsmith(102)EdgeCharlotteA
Anthony McFarland Jr(124)RBMarylandC
Kevin Dotson(135)OGLouisianaB
Antoine Brooks Jr(198)SMarylandB+
Carlos Davis(232)DLNebraskaB+

Buffalo Bills

Overall Grade: A-

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
AJ Epenesa(54)EdgeIowaA
Zack Moss(86)RBUtahA
Gabriel Davis(128)WRUCFB+
Jake Fromm(167)QBGeorgiaA
Tyler Bass(188)KGeorgia SouthernB+
Isaiah Hodgins(207)WROregon StateB-
Dane Jackson(239)CBPittsburghB+

Indianapolis Colts

Overall Grade: B

PlayerPositionSchoolGrade
Michael Pittman Jr(34)WRUSCA
Jonathan Taylor(41)RBWisconsin A
Julian Blackman(85)SUtahC-
Jacob Eason(122)QBWashingtonA+
Danny Pinter(149)OGBall StateC+
Robert Windor(193)DLPenn StateB-
Isaiah Rodgers(211)CBUmassB
Dezmon Patmon(212)WRWashington StateB
Jordan Glasgow(213)LBMichiganB-