Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

NFL Draft: Who Made The Best Picks?

NFL Draft: Who Made The Best Picks?

Seattle entered the draft with four Day 2 picks and acquired two more Thursday after a pair of trade downs out of the first round.

Find NJ Advance Media's recap of the first round here and here. The NFL Draft, of course. Before getting into details over that issue, here are pick-by-pick grades for the Browns from the 2017 NFL Draft. If you were to tell anyone you knew who Mitchell Trubisky was past year let alone he would become the #2 overall pick you would nearly certainly be lying. New this year, Round 6 will be youth football-themed, and youth football players from Pop Warner, NFL FLAG, and local teams will represent various NFL clubs in their individual markets during pick selections.

By the way, that was the first time that three different teams traded up to get a QB in the first round on draft day.

With the 12th pick, the Texans selected DeShaun Watson out of Clemson. Third-round pick Tarell Basham may also wind up starting early for the Indianapolis defensive line, meaning the Colts may well have found three starters in their first three selections.

No one expected Western Michigan product Corey Davis to go No. 5 overall after he missed the post-draft process following ankle surgery, but Davis plays more like a true No. 1 receiver than anyone in this class.

There have been cases recently where a college pitcher has come up the same year he was drafted, but that's very rare.

In a draft that is loaded with defensive talent, seven of the top-10 players drafted were offensive players. He has the potential to be a beast in short-yardage situations and should provide very good value for a Washington team that had a strong draft. The entire event will take place outdoors for the first time in the draft's 82-year history, with the draft picks being announced in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the famous "Rocky" steps.

New Orleans added what might be the best cornerback in the draft with the 11th pick.

As much as you might hate Drew Pearson, one of the Cowboys' all-time great receivers, you've got to give him credit for this. "Knowing the position was still a priority, I'm not surprised to see them trade up into the fourth round to grab one".

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