Nfl Draft Grades

April 22, 2002|By Ken Murray

Team.........................Skinny

Grade: A

Cleveland Hit high with RB William Green and mid-rounders.

Dallas Makeover isn't restricted to Jerry Jones' appearance.

San Diego Top three picks are potential starters.

Grade: B+

Chicago Prioritized OL, then addressed defensive needs.

Oakland Scored coup in first round, dropped off after that.

Grade: B

Houston QB David Carr and WR Jabar Gaffney are a tandem.

Carolina RB DeShaun Foster could be a steal in 2nd round.

Indianapolis Upgraded speed in complete overhaul of defense.

Grade: B-

Buffalo Drew Bledsoe and Mike Williams represent a start.

Grade: C+

Arizona Need to hit with several of its defensive linemen.

N. England Nice move to steal TE Daniel Graham from Seattle.

N.Y. Giants TE Jeremy Shockey vital addition to passing game.

Pittsburgh "Slash" player Antwaan Randle El fell to right team.

Grade: C

Ravens Filled several holes, but didn't get a right tackle.

Green Bay WR Javon Walker was an excellent need pick.

Jacksonville Emphasis was on big men on both sides of ball.

Kansas City Shored up its run defense with first two picks.

Minnesota Took projects after getting OT Bryant McKinnie.

New Orleans WR Donte Stallworth makes Saints explosive.

Philadelphia CB Lito Sheppard steps in at nickel back.

San Fran. Could've traded up for CB of their choice.

Tampa Bay Jon Gruden needs more weapons than this.

Tennessee Went for quantity with defensive numbers.

Washington Got a QB, but no offensive lineman until 6th round.

Grade: C-

Atlanta Improved the running game, not receiving corps.

Cincinnati OT Levi Jones should help, but missed CB.

Denver 2nd-round RB Clinton Portis may have bigger impact.

Detroit Suspect choices after Joey Harrington pick in 1st.

Miami Ricky Williams' trade makes this draft palatable.

N. Y. Jets Pass rush was a priority with DE Bryan Thomas.

St. Louis QB-turned-WR Eric Crouch still part of air game.

Grade: D+

Seattle GM/coach Mike Holmgren has lost his fastball.

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