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Team-by-team NFL Draft grades: NFC

Stage for the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University is seen, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago.
Stage for the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University is seen, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. AP

NFC East

DALLAS | B

Coaches did the long corners like Byron Jones. The Randy Gregory pick screams Jerry Jones oilman boom-or-bust. Eight picks, a running back smorgasbord and none taken.

TOTAL PICKS: 8

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

27

Byron Jones

CB

UConn

2

60

Randy Gregory

OLB

Nebraska

3

91

Chaz Green

OT

Florida

4

127

Damien Wilson

ILB

Minnesota

5

163

Ryan Russell

DE

Purdue

7

236

Mark Nzeocha

OLB

Wyoming

7

243

Laurence Gibson

OT

Virginia Tech

7

246

Geoff Swain

TE

Texas

GIANTS | B

A 6-6, 330-pound offensive tackle out of Coral Gables and a Nick Saban-coached safety in the first two rounds makes a draft room kid-in-Nutella happy. They forgot linebackers, though.

TOTAL PICKS: 6

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

9

Ereck Flowers

OG

UM

2

33

Landon Collins

SS

Alabama

3

74

Owamagbe Odigohozuwa

DE

UCLA

5

144

Mykkele Thompson

S

Texas

6

186

Geremy Davis

WR

UConn

7

226

Bobby Hart

OG

FSU

PHILADELPHIA | B+

Chip Kelly’s offense and the roster dictated Nelson Agholor in the first round. They went a little corner crazy after moving up to get 6-1, 205 cornerback/maybe safety Eric Rowe.

TOTAL PICKS: 6

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

20

Nelson Agholor

WR

USC

2

47

Eric Rowe

CB

Utah

3

84

Jordan Hicks

OLB

Texas

6

191

JaCorey Shepherd

CB

Kansas

6

196

Randall Evans

CB

Kansas St.

7

237

Brian Mihalik

DE

Boston College

WASHINGTON | C-

They couldn’t draft a new quarterback, owner or nickname, but could get tackle Brandon Scherff at No. 5 overall. Waiting until Round 6 to do deal with that porous secondary?

TOTAL PICKS: 10

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

5

Brandon Scherff

OG

Iowa

2

38

Preston Smith

DE

Mississippi St.

3

95

Matt Jones

RB

UF

4

105

Jamison Crowder

WR

Duke

4

112

Arie Kouandjio

OG

Alabama

5

141

Martrell Spaight

OLB

Arkansas

6

181

Kyshoen Jarrett

SS

Virginia Tech

6

182

Tevin Mitchel

CB

Arkansas

6

187

Evan Spencer

WR

Ohio St.

7

222

Austin Reiter

C

USF

NFC South

ATLANTA | B

They spent the first two picks on new coach Dan Quinn’s defense and got an LSU cornerback, usually a solid commodity. Should’ve gone offensive line in the third instead of the Tevin Coleman value pick.

TOTAL PICKS: 7

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

8

Vic Beasley

OLB

Clemson

2

42

Jalen Collins

CB

LSU

3

73

Tevin Colaman

RB

Indiana

4

107

Justin Hardy

WR

East Carolina

5

137

Gardy Jarrett

NT

Clemson

7

225

Jake Rodgers

OT

E. Washington

7

249

Akeem King

DB

San Jose State

CAROLINA | C-

“Cam, we know we need to get you some linemen, receivers and a running back, so we’re making a first-round reach on outside linebacker Shaq Thompson.” This is Carolina.

TOTAL PICKS: 5

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

25

Shaq Thompson

OLB

Washington

2

41

Devin Funchess

WR

Michigan

4

102

Daryl Williams

OG

Oklahoma

5

169

David Mayo

LB

Texas State

5

174

Cameron Artis-Payne

RB

Auburn

NEW ORLEANS | C+

With two first-round picks, the Saints addressed an aging offensive line with Andrus Peat and gambled on linebacker Stephone Anthony’s raw talent as part of a defense-heavy draft.

TOTAL PICKS: 9

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

13

Andrus Peat

OT

Stanford

1

31

Stephone Anthony

ILB

Clemson

2

44

Hau’oli Kikaha

OLB

Washington

3

75

Garrett Grayson

QB

Colorado State

3

78

P.J. WIlliams

CB

FSU

5

148

Davis Tull

OLB

Tenn.-Chattanooga

5

154

Tyeler Davison

DT

Fresno State

5

167

Damian Swann

CB

Georgia

7

230

Marcus Murphy

RB

Missouri

TAMPA BAY | B+

Obeyed The Manning Rule (Archie vs. Peyton): When you draft a franchise quarterback, draft guys who can catch, run or can keep him from getting the potential beat out of him. A D-II lineman, though?

TOTAL PICKS: 7

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

1

Jameis Winston

QB

FSU

2

34

Donovan Smith

OT

Penn State

2

61

Ali Marpet

C

Hobart & William Smith

4

124

Kwon Alexander

OLB

LSU

5

162

Kenny Bell

WR

Nebraska

6

184

Kaelin Clay

WR

Utah

7

231

Joey Iosefa

FB

Hawaii

NFC West

ARIZONA | C+

I understand Round 1 – keep quarterback Carson Palmer ambulatory. But losing 10-year starter Darnell Dockett says get a D-tackle before Round 4 and not from Delaware State.

TOTAL PICKS: 7

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

24

D.J. Humphries

OT

UF

2

58

Markus Golden

DE

Missouri

3

86

David Johnson

RB

Northen Iowa

4

116

Rodney Gutner

DT

Delaware St.

5

158

Shaquille Riddick

DE

West Virginia

5

159

J.J. Nelson

WR

UAB

7

256

Gerald Christian

TE

Louisville

ST. LOUIS | C

Todd Gurley’s a great pick -- for a team with other needs. How about drafting a receiver that’ll worry opposing secondaries instead of amuse them? At least the Rams restocked offensive linemen.

TOTAL PICKS: 9

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

10

Todd Gurley

RB

Georgia

2

57

Rob Havenstein

OT

Wisconsin

3

72

Jamon Brown

OT

Louisville

3

89

Sean Mannion

QB

Oregon St.

4

119

Andrew Donnal

OT

Iowa

6

201

Bud Sasser

WR

Missouri

6

215

Cody Wichmann

OG

Fresno St.

7

224

Bryce Hager

ILB

Baylor

7

227

Martin Ifedi

DE

Memphis

SAN FRANCISCO | D

The 49ers draft says they need therapy, so in denial are they that inside linebacker Patrick Willis is retired and their cornerbacks reek. What roster do they think they have?

TOTAL PICKS: 10

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

17

Arik Armstead

DT

Oregon

2

46

Jaquiski Tartt

SS

Samford

3

79

Eli Harold

OLB

Virginia

4

117

Blake Bell

TE

Oklahoma

4

126

Mike Davis

RB

South Carolina

4

132

DeAndre Smelter

WR

Georgia Tech

5

165

Bradley Pinion

P

Clemson

6

190

Ian Silberman

OG

Boston College

7

244

Trenton Brown

OG

UF

7

254

Rory Anderson

TE

South Carolina

SEATTLE | C-

No first round pick and risked the second rounder on Frank Clark, who already has a two-entry rap sheet. Also, only two offensive linemen when four would’ve been better.

TOTAL PICKS: 8

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

2

63

Frank Clark

DE

Michigan

3

69

Tyler Lockett

WR

Kansas St.

4

130

Terry Poole

OG

San Diego St.

4

134

Mark Glowinski

OG

West Virginia

5

170

Tye Smith

CB

Towson

6

209

Obum Gwacham

DE

Oregon St.

6

214

Kristjan Sokoli

DT

Buffalo

7

248

Ryan Murphy

DB

Oregon St.

NFC North

CHICAGO | C+

Kevin White will revive quarterback Jay Cutler or confirm that Cutler’s deader than Saturday night network television. A 4-3 roster needs 3-4 linebackers they didn’t get.

TOTAL PICKS: 6

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

7

Kevin White

WR

West Virginia

2

39

Eddie Goldman

DT

FSU

3

71

Hroniss Grasu

C

Oregon

4

106

Jermey Langford

RB

Michigan State

5

142

Adrian Amos

FS

Penn State

6

183

Tayo Fabuluje

OT

TCU

DETROIT | C-

They traded back in the first round and still addressed a prime need. After that, well, we’ll just say it’s not Matt Millen-bad.

TOTAL PICKS: 7

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

28

Laken Tomlinson

OG

Duke

2

54

Ameer Abdullah

RB

Nebraska

3

80

Alex Carter

CB

Stanford

4

113

Gabe Wright

DT

Auburn

5

168

Michael Burton

FB

Rutgers

6

200

Quandre Diggs

CB

Texas

7

240

Corey Robinson

OT

South Carolina

GREEN BAY | D+

A coverage safety, an athletic corner, and then it looks like somebody delivered a case of Wisconsin Club to the war room. Were they drafting to their current roster?

TOTAL PICKS: 8

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

30

Damarious Randall

FS

Arizona State

2

62

Quinten Rollins

CB

Miami (Ohio)

3

94

Ty Montgomery

WR

Stanford

4

129

Jake Ryan

OLB

Michigan

5

147

Brett Hundley

QB

UCLA

6

206

Aaron Ripkowski

FB

Oklahoma

6

210

Christian Ringo

DE

La.-Lafayette

6

213

Kennard Backman

TE

UAB

MINNESOTA | A

This draft continues crafting Mike Zimmer’s defense, a necessity when you see Aaron Rodgers twice a year. The offensive line got a little buffing, too.

TOTAL PICKS: 10

Rd.

No.

Player

Pos.

College

1

11

Trae Waynes

CB

Michigan State

2

45

Eric Kendricks

ILB

UCLA

3

88

Danielle Hunter

DE

LSU

4

11

T.J. Clemmings

OT

Pittsburgh

5

143

MyCole Pruitt

TE

Southern Illinois

5

146

Stefon Diggs

WR

Maryland

6

185

Tyrus Thompson

OT

Oklahoma

6

193

B.J. Dubose

DE

Louisville

7

228

Austin Shepherd

OT

Alabama

7

232

Edmond Robinson

OLB

Newberry

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