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Team-by-team NFL Draft grades: AFC

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the crowd during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the crowd during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. AP Images for Panini

AFC East

MIAMI | B+

The Dolphins lacked a No.1 wide receiver as well as a DeVante. If second-rounder Jordan Phillips decides to play like he wants Big Boy Named Suh money down the line, good draft.

TOTAL PICKS : 7

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

14

DeVante Parker

WR

Louisville

2

52

Jordan Phillips

NT

Oklahoma

4

114

Jamil Douglas

OG

Arizona State

5

145

Bobby McCain

CB

Memphis

5

149

Jay Ajayi

RB

Boise State

5

150

Cedric Thompson

FS

Minnesota

5

156

Tony Lippett

WR

Michigan State

BUFFALO | C-

Cornerback didn’t seem to be a need. Maybe new coach Rex Ryan doesn’t like what’s there. Going corner in the first round delayed addressing the offensive line until the third.

TOTAL PICKS : 6

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

2

50

Ronald Darby

CB

FSU

3

81

John Miller

OG

Louisville

5

155

Karlos Williams

RB

FSU

6

188

Tony Steward

OLB

Clemson

6

194

Nick O’Leary

TE

FSU

7

234

Dezmin Lewis

WR

Central Arkansas

NEW ENGLAND | B

They did what they do — drafted a bunch of guys who can do a bunch of jobs, appear to have reached on a couple. Hey, mon, usually works enough.

TOTAL PICKS : 11

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

32

Malcom Brown

DT

Texas

2

64

Jordan Richards

SS

Stanford

3

97

Geneo Grissom

DE

Oklahoma

4

101

Trey Flowers

DE

Arkansas

4

111

Tre’ Jackson

OG

FSU

4

131

Shaq Mason

C

Georgia Tech

5

166

Joe Cardona

LS

Navy

6

178

Matthew Wells

LB

Mississippi State

6

202

A.J. Derby

TE

Arkansas

7

247

Darryl Roberts

CB

Marshall

7

253

Xzavier Dickson

DE

Alabama

N.Y. JETS | B+

Rebuilding that 2009-10 Jets defense? Big, strong defenders up front, Darrelle Revis in the back. Devin Smith could be an explosive piece for the quarterback they draft next year.

TOTAL PICKS : 6

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

5

Leonard Williams

DE

USC

2

37

Devin Smith

WR

Ohio State

3

82

Lorenzo Mauldin

OLB

Louisville

4

103

Bryce Petty

QB

Baylor

5

152

Jarvis Harrison

OG

Texas A&M

7

223

Deon Simon

NT

Northwestern State

AFC South

HOUSTON | A-

Took the top-rated cornerback and an outside linebacker for life in the Andrew Luck Division, then a possession receiver to replace Andre Johnson. Smart shopping.

TOTAL PICKS: 7

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

16

Kevin Johnson

CB

Wake Forest

2

43

Benardrick McKinney

ILB

Mississippi State

3

70

Jaelen Strong

WR

Arizona State

5

175

Keith Mumphrey

WR

Michigan State

6

211

Reshard Cliett

OLB

South Florida

6

216

Christian Covington

DT

Rice

7

235

Kenny Hilliard

RB

LSU

INDIANAPOLIS | C

The Colts’ continuing desire to bring the 305 to the 317 delayed trying to draft what they actually need to move from Playoff Fodder to Serious Contender.

TOTAL PICKS: 8

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

29

Phillip Dorsett

WR

UM

3

65

D’Joun Smith

CB

FAU

3

93

Henry Anderson

DE

Stanford

4

109

Clayton Geathers

SS

UCF

5

151

David Parry

NT

Stanford

6

205

Josh Robinson

RB

Mississippi State

6

207

Amarlo Herrera

ILB

Georgia

7

255

Denzell Goode

OG

Mars Hill

JACKSONVILLE | B+

Edge rusher (Andrew Luck Division), running back (help the young quarterback), guard (protect the young QB) … by-the-book picks of quality.

TOTAL PICKS: 8

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

3

Dante Fowler Jr.

OLB

UF

2

36

T.J. Yeldon

RB

Alabama

3

67

A.J. Cann

OG

South Carolina

4

104

James Sample

SS

Louisville

5

139

Rashad Greene

WR

FSU

6

180

Michael Bennett

DT

Ohio State

7

220

Neal Sterling

WR

Monmouth

7

229

Ben Koyack

TE

Notre Dame

TENNESSEE | C+

Is Marcus Mariota a franchise quarterback or just the second-best quarterback in a quarterback-skinny draft? Looks like the latter. Drafted to fill other holes, though.

TOTAL PICKS: 9

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

2

Marcus Mariota

QB

Oregon

2

40

Dorial Green-Beckham

WR

Missouri

3

66

Jeremiah Poutasi

OG

Utah

4

100

Angelo Blackson

DT

Auburn

4

108

Jalston Fowler

FB

Alabama

5

138

David Cobb

RB

Minnesota

6

177

Deiontrez Mount

OLB

Louisville

6

208

Andy Gallick

C

Boston College

7

245

Tre McBride

WR

William & Mary

AFC West

DENVER | C-

Strong feelings for Shane Ray and DeMarcus Ware’s coming middle age prompted a first-round move up that seemed a little desperate. Some nice athletes with serious bust possibilities.

TOTAL PICKS: 9

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

23

Shane Ray

DE

Missouri

2

59

Ty Sambrailo

OT

Colorado State

3

92

Jeff Heuerman

TE

Ohio State

4

133

Max Garcia

C

UF

5

164

Lorenzo Doss

CB

Tulane

6

203

Darius Kilgo

NT

Maryland

7

250

Trevor Siemian

QB

Northwestern

7

251

Taurean Nixon

DB

Tulane

7

252

Josh Furman

DB

Oklahoma State

KANSAS CITY | C-

Needed a guard, tackle and center. The Chiefs chose Mitch Morse, who can play all three (but not simultaneously). Wide receiver Chris Conley could be a steal if he stays interested.

TOTAL PICKS: 9

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

18

Marcus Peters

CB

Washington

2

49

Mitch Morse

OG

Missouri

3

76

Chris Conley

WR

Georgia

3

98

Steven Nelson

CB

Oregon State

4

118

Ramik Wilson

ILB

Georgia

5

172

D.J. Alexander

OLB

Oregon State

5

173

James O’Shaughnessy

TE

Illinois State

6

217

Rakeem Nunez-Roches

DT

Southern Miss

7

233

Da’Ron Brown

WR

Northern Illinois

OAKLAND | C

A Florida-fat draft — five from state schools plus Miami Northwestern’s Amari Cooper. Put aside regional bias, this draft is Cooper, UM tight end Clive Walford and too much uncertainty.

TOTAL PICKS: 10

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

4

Amari Cooper

WR

Alabama

2

35

Mario Edwards Jr.

DT

FSU

3

68

Clive Walford

TE

UM

4

128

Jon Feliciano

OG

UM

5

140

Ben Heeney

ILB

Kansas

5

161

Neiron Ball

OLB

UF

6

179

Max Valles

OLB

Virginia

7

218

Anthony Morris

OL

Tennessee State

7

221

Andre Debose

WR

UF

7

242

Dexter McDonald

CB

Kansas

SAN DIEGO | C-

The Chargers must really believe in Melvin Gordon as a transformative player. Rookie running back, aging quarterback and not shoring up the line? That’ll hurt. Possibly Gordon.

TOTAL PICKS: 5

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

15

Melvin Gordon

RB

Wisconsin

2

48

Denzel Perryman

ILB

UM

3

83

Craig Mager

CB

Texas State

5

153

Kyle Emanuel

OLB

North Dakota State

6

192

Darius Philon

DT

Arkansas

AFC North

BALTIMORE | B+

When the Browns passed over Breshad Perriman, the Ravens probably cackled like a Disney villain. The rest looks like draft ace Ozzie Newsome might’ve outsmarted himself. Or everybody else.

TOTAL PICKS: 9

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

26

Breshad Perriman

WR

UCF

2

55

Maxx Williams

TE

Minnesota

3

90

Carl Davis

DT

Iowa

4

122

Za’Darius Smith

DE

Kentucky

4

125

Javorius Allen

RB

USC

4

136

Tray Walker

CB

Texas Southern

5

171

Nick Boyle

TE

Delaware

5

176

Robert Myers

OG

Tennessee St.

6

204

Darren Walker

WR

Georgia Tech

CINCINNATI | B-

They couldn’t fall in love with a first round offensive tackle that didn’t have a shredded ACL? Watch linebacker Paul Dawson, a guy that looks good only on film.

TOTAL PICKS: 9

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

21

Cedric Ogbuehi

OT

Texas A&M

2

53

Jake Fisher

OT

Oregon

3

85

Tyler Kroft

TE

Rutgers

3

99

Paul Dawson

ILB

TCU

4

120

Josh Shaw

CB

USC

4

135

Marcus Hardison

DE

Arizona St.

5

157

C.J. Uzomah

TE

Auburn

6

197

Derron Smith

FS

Fresno St.

7

238

Mario Alford

WR

West Virginia

CLEVELAND | B

Last against the run, so they got a nose guard. A strong start to two first round picks, 12 overall that includes getting Duke Johnson in the mid-third round.

TOTAL PICKS: 12

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

12

Danny Shelton

NT

Washington

1

19

Cameron Erving

C

FSU

2

51

Nate Orchard

DE

Utah

3

77

Duke Johnson

RB

UM

3

32

Xavier Cooper

DT

Washington St.

4

115

Ibraheim Campbell

SS

Northwestern

4

123

Vince Mayle

WR

Washington St.

6

189

Charles Gaines

CB

Louisville

6

195

Malcolm Johnson

TE

Mississippi St.

6

198

Randall Telfer

TE

USC

7

219

Hayes Pullard

ILB

USC

7

241

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

CB

Oregon

PITTSBURGH | B

First round pick Bud Dupree, a defensive end at Kentucky, will play outside linebacker, the start of restoring the secondary and linebackers to Steeler levels.

TOTAL PICKS: 8

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

22

Bud Dupree

OLB

Kentucky

2

56

Senquez Golson

CB

Mississippi

3

87

Sammie Coates

WR

Auburn

4

121

Doran Grant

CB

Ohio St.

5

160

Jesse James

TE

PSU

6

199

Leterrius Walton

DT

Central Michigan

6

212

Anthony Chickillo

DE

UM

7

239

Gerod Holliman

FS

Louisville

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