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NFL DRAFT JOHN McCLAIN GRADES THE DRAFT AFC


NFL DRAFT JOHN McCLAIN GRADES THE DRAFT AFC
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Houston Texans

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 15 Brian Cushing LB Southern Cal

2 46 Connor Barwin DE Cincinnati

3 77 Antoine Caldwell C Alabama

4 112 Glover Quin DB New Mexico

4 122 Anthony Hill TE N.C. St.

5 152 James Casey TE Rice

6 188 Brice McCain DB Utah

7 223 Troy Nolan DB Arizona St.

Grade

B Analysis: They improved the defense and special teams, and they shocked everybody by taking two tight ends but failed to get the running back they needed.

Indianapolis Colts

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 27 Donald Brown RB Connecticut

2 56 Fili Moala DT Southern Cal

3 92 Jerraud Powers DB Auburn

4 127 Austin Collie WR BYU

4 136 Terrance Taylor DT Michigan

6 201 Curtis Painter QB Purdue

7 222 Pat McAfee P W. Virginia

7 236 Jaimie Thomas G Maryland

Grade

B- Analysis: Brown gives them more talent and speed at running back. Moala will anchor the defense and help against the run.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 8 Eugene Monroe OT Virginia

2 39 Eben Britton OT Arizona

3 72 Terrance Knighton DT Temple

3 73 Derek Cox DB W&M

4 107 Mike Thomas WR Arizona

5 144 Jarett Dillard WR Rice

6 180 Zach Miller TE Neb.-Omaha

7 250 Rashad Jennings RB Liberty

7 253 Tiquan Underwood WR Rutgers

Grade

B Analysis: They solved a problem in the offensive line with Monroe and Britton. A sleeper pick is Dillard, who was a touchdown machine at Rice.

Tennessee Titans

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 30 Kenny Britt WR Rutgers

2 62 Sen'Derrick Marks DT Auburn

3 89 Jared Cook TE S. Carolina

3 94 Ryan Mouton DB Hawaii

4 130 Gerald McRath LB Southern Miss

4 135 Troy Kropog OT Tulane

5 173 Javon Ringer RB Michigan St.

6 203 Jason McCourty DB Rutgers

6 206 Dominique Edison WR SFA

7 239 Ryan Durand G Syracuse

7 242 Nick Schommer DB N. Dakota St.

Grade

B Analysis: Britt was the first receiver they've drafted in the first round since Kevin Dyson 11 years ago. Cook is an athletic tight end.North

Baltimore Ravens

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 23 Michael Oher OT Mississippi

2 57 Paul Kruger DE Utah

3 88 Lardarius Webb DB Nicholls St.

5 137 Jason Phillips LB TCU

5 149 Davon Drew TE E. Carolina

6 185 Cedric Peerman RB Virginia

Grade

C+ Analysis: Oher will give them an anchor in the offensive line. Kruger will play strong-side OLB and rush in passing situations.

Cincinnati Bengals

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 6 Andre Smith OT Alabama

2 38 Rey Maualuga LB Southern Cal

3 70 Michael Johnson DE Georgia Tech

3 98 Chase Coffman TE Missouri

4 106 Jonathan Luigs C Arkansas

5 142 Kevin Huber P Cincinnati

6 179 Morgan Trent DB Michigan

6 209 Bernard Scott RB Abilene Chr.

7 215 Fui Vakapuna RB BYU

7 249 Clinton McDonald DT Memphis

7 252 Freddie Brown WR Utah

Grade

B Analysis: They wanted Smith and got him. They were shocked to get Maualuga. Johnson is an underachiever. Keep an eye out for Coffman.

Cleveland Browns

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 21 Alex Mack C California

2 36 Brian Robiskie WR Ohio St.

2 50 Mohamed Massaquoi WR Georgia

2 52 David Veikune DE Hawaii

4 104 Kaluka Maiava LB Southern Cal

6 177 Don Carey DB Norfolk St.

6 191 Coye Francies DB San Jose St.

6 195 James Davis RB Clemson

Grade

B+ Analysis: Eric Mangini traded down so many times it kept your head spinning. Mack will anchor the middle. Robiskie will be the best of his rookie receivers.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 32 Evander Hood DT Missouri

3 79 Kraig Urbik G Wisconsin

3 84 Mike Wallace WR Mississippi

3 96 Keenan Lewis DB Oregon St.

5 168 Joe Burnett DB UCF

5 169 Frank Summers RB UNLV

6 205 Ra'Shon Harris DE Oregon

7 226 A.Q. Shipley C Penn St.

7 241 Davis Johnson TE Arkansas St.

Grade

C Analysis: Hood will help anchor a defensive line that needs an infusion of youth. Wallace gives them a replacement for Nate Washington.East

Buffalo Bills

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 11 Aaron Maybin DE Penn St.

1 28 Eric Wood C Louisville

2 42 Jairus Byrd DB Oregon

2 51 Andy Levitre G Oregon St.

4 121 Shawn Nelson TE Southern Miss

5 147 Nic Harris LB Oklahoma

6 183 Cary Harris DB Southern Cal

7 220 Ellis Lankster DB W. Virginia

Grade

B+ Analysis: It's strength in numbers for Dick Jauron. Maybin, Wood, Byrd, Nelson and Levitre could start as rookies. Wood and Levitre will help the offensive line.

Miami Dolphins

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 25 Vontae Davis DB Illinois

2 44 Pat White QB W. Virginia

2 61 Sean Smith DB Utah

3 87 Patrick Turner WR Southern Cal

4 108 Brian Hartline WR Ohio St.

5 161 John Nalbone TE Monmouth

5 165 Chris Clemons DB Clemson

6 181 Andrew Gardner OT Georgia Tech

7 214 J.D. Folsom LB Weber St.

Grade

B+ Analysis: They solved a problem at defensive back with Davis and Smith. The two could start as rookies.

New England Patriots

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

2 34 Patrick Chung DB Oregon

2 40 Ron Brace DT Boston Col.

2 41 Darius Butler DB Connecticut

2 58 Sebastian Vollmer OT Houston

3 83 Brandon Tate WR N. Carolina

3 97 Tyrone McKenzie LB S. Florida

4 123 Rich Ohrnberger G Penn St.

5 170 George Bussey OT Louisville

6 198 Jake Ingram LS Hawaii

6 207 Myron Pryor DT Kentucky

7 232 Julian Edelman WR Kent St.

7 234 Darryl Richard DT Georgia Tech

Grade

A Analysis: They loaded up in the second round and came up with potential starters in Chung, Brace and Butler. Vollmer is a developing tackle.

New York Jets

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 5 Mark Sanchez QB Southern Cal

3 65 Shonn Greene RB Iowa

6 193 Matt Slauson G Nebraska

Grade

B Analysis: They got the quarterback they wanted in Sanchez. They traded up in the second round to get Greene, who could start as a rookie.West

Denver Broncos

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 12 Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia

1 18 Robert Ayers DE Tennessee

2 37 Alphonso Smith DB Wake Forest

2 48 Darcel McBath DB Texas Tech

2 64 Richard Quinn TE N. Carolina

4 114 David Bruton DB Notre Dame

4 132 Seth Olsen G Iowa

5 141 Kenny McKinley WR S. Carolina

6 174 Tom Brandstater QB Fresno St.

7 225 Blake Schlueter C TCU

Grade

B- Analysis: They signed three backs in free agency and still selected Moreno. Trading a 2010 No. 1 pick to get Smith could backfire next year.

Kansas City Chiefs

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 3 Tyson Jackson DE LSU

3 67 Alex Magee DE Purdue

4 102 Donald Washington DB Ohio St.

5 139 Colin Brown OT Missouri

6 175 Quinton Lawrence WR McNeese St.

7 212 Javarris Williams RB Tennessee St.

7 237 Jake O'Connell TE Miami (Ohio)

7 256 Ryan Succop K S. Carolina

Grade

D+ Analysis: Taking Jackson over OLB Aaron Curry could turn out to be a big mistake. Magee should start. Washington will contribute off the bench.

Oakland Raiders

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 7 Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland

2 47 Michael Mitchell DB Ohio

3 71 Matt Shaughnessy DE Wisconsin

4 124 Louis Murphy WR Florida

4 126 Slade Norris LB Oregon St.

6 199 Stryker Sulak DE Missouri

6 202 Brandon Myers TE Iowa

Grade

F Analysis: Taking Heyward-Bey with the seventh pick was the biggest reach of the first round. Mitchell and Shaughnessy were reaches.

San Diego Chargers

Rd. No. Player Pos. School

1 16 Larry English LB N. Illinois

3 78 Louis Vasquez G Texas Tech

4 113 Vaughn Martin DT W. Ontario

4 133 Tyrone Green C Auburn

4 134 Gartrell Johnson RB Colorado St.

5 148 Brandon Hughes DB Oregon St.

6 189 Kevin Ellison DB Southern Cal

7 224 Demetrius Byrd WR LSU

Grade

C Analysis: They didn't need English, but he'll help the pass rush. Vasquez could start or contribute as a rookie.



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Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 29, 2009

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