Title pretty much explains itself. Which teams have won after the draft, lost, and haven't really done anything?


1) Cleveland Browns (Phil Taylor, Jabaal Sheard, Greg Little, 2012 1st rounder)

The more I look at the Browns, the more that I like what they have done. The team has picked up two high-upside defensive linemen, and a receiver with even more upside. Add in a 2012 1st round pick and it is hard not to like this draft. The team isn't close to competing in 2011, but they have three starters, picks left this year to add, and some major 2012 competition potential.

2) Detroit Lions (Nick Fairley, Titus Young, Mikel Leshoure)

There are a ton of F-U's for the abuse Lions fans brought when I mocked receivers, rushers, and DLmen in the first few rounds this year. They are winners because they got three day one starters, and three potential 1st round quality players. Matt Stafford will love his offense for the two games he plays before his crappy OL kills him again.

3) Green Bay Packers (Derek Sherrod, Randall Cobb, Alex Green)

Some don't like this draft, but I Love it. Sherrod was a steal and could possibly be a future LT on the team. Cobb was rumored to be the 3rd receiver taken, and while I don't love him he is a weapon for the team. Alex Green was a slight reach, but he is an impact rusher that has huge size, very few miles on his tires, and some really fun to watch moves. Kendall Hunter and Jordan Todman don't have the upside or total moves that Green has.

4) Houston Texans (JJ Watt, Brooks Reed, Brandon Harris)

How do you not love this draft? All three guys could have gone in the top-25, and all three guys are perfect fits. Watt is the perfect DE/DT across from Mario and Akoye (I think he is the NT). Brooks Reed is the Clay Mathews type that the team passed on a few years ago, and Harris is the 3rd best corner in the draft. I want some offensive fire power, but a great draft so far.

5) Pittsburgh Steelers (Cameron Heyward, Marcus Gilbert, Curtis Brown)

Three biggest issues for the team going into the draft? Corner, OT, and DE/DT. Well they addressed them, and with good value on each pick. I don't overly love any guy they drafted, but they got value and need addressed very well.


6) Chiefs (Jon Baldwin, Rodney Hudson, Justin Houston, Allen Bailey)
7) Bucs (Adrian Clayborn, DaQuan Bowers, Mason Foster)
8) Indianapolis (Anthony Castonzo, Ben Ijalana, Drake Nevis)
9) Baltimore (Jimmy Smith, Torrey Smith, Jah Reid)


1) San Diego Chargers (Corey Liuget, Marcus Gilchrist, Jonas Mouton, Vincent Brown, Shareece Wright)

Reach City. Corey Liuget is a 3-4 reach at DE, and was the 4th best DE/DT available when picked. Gilchrist was a major reach and was taken at safety. Jonas Mouton was maybe the 15th best OLB in a very weak OLB class. Vincent Brown went a round or two too early, and Shareece Wright went maybe a round or two too early.

2) Atlanta Falcons (Julio Jones and Akeem Dent)

I don't hate this draft THAT much, but I don't know if they are winners. They traded their 1st, 2nd, 4th this year and 1st and 4th next year for Julio which was too much to give for one player. I really like Julio Jones, but he isn't worth five picks. In retrospect the team could have traded back and gotten Torrey Smith or someone else that is a good receiver. Then, when the team needs a defensive end, a tight end, and an OT they take a SLB. They might fix some stuff when free agency resumes, but I just personally don't love the draft. What if Julio isn't ready day one? What if the team gets destroyed by the Packers in the playoffs again? What if Julio really doesn't become that receiver that he could. A lot of questions for one pick.

3) Arizona Cardinal (Patrick Peterson, Ryan Williams, Rob Housler)

A lot of people really love this draft, but I just don't. The team addressed their 7th biggest need by taking Patrick Peterson with the 5th pick. They then slightly reach on Ryan Williams who addressed a big need, but he is a guy that will likely be paired with Wells/Hightower which makes him a 10-15 carry a game guy. Finally, Rob Housler was maybe the 4th tight end in the draft, and was drafted way too early. The team is hanging their draft on the ability to get Kevin Kolb, and if they don't get him then this would be an awful draft.

4) Miami Dolphins (Mike Pouncey, Daniel Thomas)

I got really excited when the team traded back into the draft because I thought they had pulled the trigger on Ryan Mallet. Ryan Mallett in the third with Mike Pouncey would make this one of the best drafts in my opinion. Instead it is one of the worst. The team traded up for Thomas who is a little bit of a gimmicky guy. The team over drafted a guard. If they come out with Ricky Stanzi I might like the draft, but I just don't see how this teams without getting Kevin Kolb when free agency starts.

5) Oakland Raiders (Stefen Wisniewski, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Joseph Barksdale)

I was hoping and begging that the team would take an impact guy like Ryan Mallett or DaQuan Bowers, but the team opted for a family guy. Wisniewski doesn't overly improve the team, DVD was reached on a bit (although is an ok player), and Barksdale cost the team a future 2nd rounder. The team got some linemen, but I don't know if there is more than one starter from the picks.

6) Philadelphia Eagles (Danny Watkins, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Curtis Marsh)

Danny Watkins is a non-experienced 26 year old guard that shouldn't have been taken that early. Jarrett is maybe the 8th best safety in the class, and Curtis Marsh is another potential guy. I just don't get why Carimi, Brandon Harris, and someone else.


1) New England Patriots (Nate Solder, Ras-I Dowling, Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley, Ryan Mallett, 2012 1st and 2nd)

From a future standpoint the team might have won, but this is another situation where the fans wanted a rush linebacker and a defensive end. Solder is an all potential guy that needs a lot of coaching. Dowling was a very slight reach (I do like him) that might not start next year (and the team didn't pull the obvious trades). Vereen is a good pick, but Ridley is not, and Ryan Mallett is an iffy pick. The media says "Mallett will love sitting and learning" but no quarterback wants to sit behind someone they can't beat out.

2) New York Giants (Prince Amukamara, Marvin Austin, Jerrel Jernigan)

I don't know what to think of this draft. The team took the BPA three times in a row, and they are all positions of slight need, but I don't love it. Will these picks help Eli win more games? Probably not. Will the run game be any better?

3) San Fran (Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Chris Culliver)

Will these guys help? Yes. But I don't know that this was the right draft for the team. Aldon Smith helps the pass rush, but he is a slight reach. Colin Kaepernick has good potential, but he isn't accurate, isn't skilled, and isn't a clean thrower. Chris Culliver was a major reach and might not be a starter.

4) Seattle Seahawks (James Carpenter, John Moffitt)

James Carpenter and John Moffitt both might be guards. Even if Carpenter is a tackle, he was a major reach at it. Mofffitt's value as a 3rd round pick also wasn't great). The team has added some tools to help the passing and running game. But maybe the quarterbacks and runningbacks just suck?

5) Saint Louis Rams (Robert Quinn, Lance Kendricks, Austin Pettis)

I apparently am not high on the NFC West this draft, but the 49ers, Cards, and Seahawks all need 1st round quality passers and didn't get one). For the Rams, I like the Quinn pick, but don't love him. Kendricks is a good idea, but he was a reach and isn't a receiver. I also know that the team's offensive coordinator doesn't really like receiving tight ends so I'm not sold that  Kendricks will be 'a great receiver.' Austin Pettis might become a star, but he wasn't even close to the best receiver to take. I like the idea of their draft, but I don't love their draft.