The NFL off-season is in full effect as we speak. It’s almost time for free agents to find themselves a new home where they can prove to the world that they still have a lot left to give to the game of football.

It’s time for NFL scouts everywhere to start diving into HOURS UPON HOURS of film trying to find out which college football players are studs and which ones are duds. That process in itself is extremely tough and I know for a fact that I’m not the first guy to share this news with you. You want an example of how hard it is to find a diamond amongst all those lumps of coals that show up to the NFL Combine? Just ask any NFL scout out there and they will give you a laundry list of guys they thought were SURE THINGS in the NFL Draft, only to have those guys out-of-the-league and looking for new work just three years later.

Being an NFL scout and a general manager is a difficult job. It’s your task to watch a player, determine how you think that player is going to turn out and then risk your job by selecting that player for your team. The funny thing about this whole thing is. The average NFL fan has no idea how difficult it is to scout and draft players which is why they scoff and laugh at every single miss that occurs. It’s something that probably shouldn’t happen considering how difficult the process is, but that’s never going to go away.

Anyway. Since the 2018 NFL Draft is right around the corner, it’s time to take a look back at the teams who drafted the best last season. Now, this is a list of teams that got the MOST HELP FROM THEIR ROOKIES LAST SEASON! When you draft a guy, you ideally want to plug him in right away and start reaping the rewards from the draft pick. Some players are stashed for development purposes, but that’s not what this list is about. This list right here ranks the teams last year that got the most out of the rookies they drafted. This will give you guys a good feel for how good your scouting department is as we head into the 2018 NFL Draft is just a few weeks.

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#32

New England Patriots

THE PICKS

ROUND 3 – Derek Rivers, EDGE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – Antonio Garcia, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 4 – Deatrich Wise, EDGE   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 6 – Conor McDermott, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 0


 

#31

Washington Redskins

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Jonathan Allen, DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 2 – Ryan Anderson, EDGE   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – Fabian Moreau, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 4 – Samaje Perine, RB   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 4 – Montae Nicholson, S   (GRADE: C-)

ROUND 5 – Jeremy Sprinkle, TE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Chase Roullier, C   (GRADE: D)

ROUND 6 – Robert Davis, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Josh Harvey-Clemons, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Joshua Holsey, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 3.5


 

#30

Denver Broncos

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Garett Bolles, OT   (GRADE: C-)

ROUND 2 – DeMarcus Walker, DE   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 3 – Carlos Henderson, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – Brendan Langley, CB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 5 – Jake Butt, TE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Isaiah McKenzie, WR   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 6 – De’Angelo Henderson, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Chad Kelly, QB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 3.5


 

#29

Minnesota Vikings

THE PICKS:

ROUND 2 – Dalvin Cook, RB   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 3 – Pat Elflein, C   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 4 – Jaleel Johnson, DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 4 – Ben Gedeon, LB   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 5 – Rodney Adams, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Danny Isidora, OG   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Bucky Hodges, TE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Stacy Coley, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Ifeadi Odenigbo, EDGE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Elijah Lee, EDGE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Jack Tocho, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 4.5


 

#28

Oakland Raiders

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Gareon Conley, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 2 – Obi Melifonwu, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – Eddie Vanderdoes, DT   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 4 – David Sharpe, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Marquel Lee, LB   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 7 – Shalom Luani, S   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 7 – Jylen Ware, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Elijah Hood, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Treyvon Hester, DT   (GRADE: C)

 

SCORE: 4.5


 

#27

Green Bay Packers

THE PICKS:

ROUND 2 – Kevin King, CB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 2 – Josh Jones, S   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – Montravious Adams, DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 4 – Vince Biegel, LB   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 4 – Jamaal Williams, RB   (GRADE: C-)

ROUND 5 – DeAngelo Yancey, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Aaron Jones, RB   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 6 – Kofi Amichia, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Devante Mays, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Malachi Dupree, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 6.5


 

#26

Philadelphia Eagles

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Derek Barnett, EDGE   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 2 – Sidney Jones, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – Rasul Douglas, CB   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 4 – Mack Hollins, WR   (GRADE: D)

ROUND 4 – Donnel Pumphrey, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Shelton Gibson, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Nathan Gerry, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Elijah Qualls, DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 6.5


 

#25

Jacksonville Jaguars

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Leonard Fournette, RB   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 2 – Cam Robinson. OT   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – Dawuane Smoot, DE   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 4 – Dede Westbrook, WR   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 5 – Blair Brown, LB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Jalen Myrick, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Marquez Williams, FB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 7


 

#25

Carolina Panthers

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Christian McCaffery, RB   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 2 – Curtis Samuel. WR   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 2 – Taylor Moton, OG   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – Daeshon Hall, DE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Corn Elder, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Alexander Armah, FB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Harrison Butker, K  

 

SCORE: 7


 

#23

Atlanta Falcons

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Takk McKinley, OLB   (GRADE: B-)

ROUND 3 – Duke Riley, LB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 4 – Sean Harlow, C   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Damontae Kazee, CB   (GRADE: C-)

ROUND 5 – Brian Hill, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Eric Saubert, TE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 7


#22

Arizona Cardinals

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Haason Reddick, LB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 2 – Budda Baker, S   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 3 – Chad Williams, WR   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 4 – Dorian Johnson, G   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Will Holden, OT   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 5 – T.J. Logan, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Ruby Ford, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 7.5


 

#21

Los Angeles Chargers

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Mike Williams, WR   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 2 – Forrest Lamp, OG   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – Dan Feeney, OG   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 4 – Rayshawn Jenkins, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Desmond King, CB   (GRADE: A-)

ROUND 6 – Sam Tevi, OT   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 7 – Isaac Rochell, DE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 8


 

#20

Baltimore Ravens

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Marlon Humphrey, CB (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 2- Tyus Bowser, OLB   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 3 – Chris Wormley, DE   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – Tim Williams, OLB   (GRADE: D)

ROUND 4 – Nico Siragusa, OG   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Jermaine Eluemunor, OT   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 6 – Chuck Clark, S   (GRADE: F)

 

SCORE: 8.5


 

#19

Tennessee Titans

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Corey Davis, WR   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 1 – Adoree’ Jackson, CB   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 3 – Taywan Taylor, WR   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 3 – Jonnu Smith, TE   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 5 – Jayon Brown, LB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 6 – Corey Levin, OG   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Josh Carraway, EDGE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Brad Seaton, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Khalfani Muhammad, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 9


 

#18

Miami Dolphins

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Charles Harris, EDGE   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 2 – Raekwon McMillan, LB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – Cordrea Tankersley, CB   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 5 – Isaac Asiata, OG   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Davon Godchaux, DT   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 6 – Vincent Taylor, DT   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 7 – Isaiah Ford, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 9


 

#17

Kansas City Chiefs

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Patrick Mahomes, QB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 2 – Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – Kareem Hunt, RB   (GRADE: A)

ROUND 4 – Jehu Chesson, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Ukeme Eligwe, EDGE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Leon McQuay, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 9


 

#16

Detroit Lions

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Jarrad Davis, LB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 2 – Teez Tabor, CB   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 3 – Kenny Golladay, WR   (GRADE: C)

ROUND 4 – Jalen Reeves-Maybin, LB   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 4 – Michael Roberts, TE   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 5 – Jamal Agnew, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Jeremiah Ledbetter, DE   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 6 – Brad Kaaya, QB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Pat O’Connor, DE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 9.5


 

#15

New York Jets

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Jamal Adams, S   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 2 – Marcus Maye, S   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – ArDarius Stewart, WR   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 4 – Chad Hansen, WR   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 5 – Jordan Leggett, TE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Dylan Donahue, DE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Elijah McGuire, RB   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 6 – Jeremy Clark, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Derrick Jones, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 10


 

#14

New York Giants

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Evan Engram, TE   (GRADE: D)

ROUND 2 – Dalvin Tomlinson, DT   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 3 – Davis Webb, QB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 4 – Wayne Gallman, RB   (GRADE: C-)

ROUND 5 – Avery Moss, DE   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 6 – Adam Bisnowaty, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 10.5


 

#13

Seattle Seahawks

THE PICKS:

ROUND 2 – Malik McDowell, DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 2 – Ethan Pocic, C   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – Shaquill Griffin, CB   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 3 – Delano Hill, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – Nazair Jones, DT   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 3 – Amarah Darboh, WR   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 4 – Tedric Thompson, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Mike Tyson, S   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Justin Senior, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – David Moore, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Chris Carson, RB   (GRADE: D)

 

SCORE: 11


 

#12

Pittsburgh Steelers

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – T.J. Watt, EDGE   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 2 – JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 3 – Cameron Sutton, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 3 – James Conner, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 4 – Joshua Dobbs, QB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Brian Allen, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Colin Holba, LS   (GRADE: Don’t grade long snappers)

ROUND 7 – Keion Adams, EDGE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 12


 

#11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – O.J. Howard, TE   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 2 – Justin Evans, S   (GRADE: C)

ROUND 3 – Chris Godwin, WR   (GRADE: B-)

ROUND 3 – Kendell Beckwith, LB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 5 – Jeremy McNichols, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Steve Tu’ikolovatu, DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 12


 

#10

Houston Texans

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Deshaun Watson, QB   (GRADE: B-)

ROUND 2 – Zach Cunningham, LB   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 3 – D’Onta Foreman, RB   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 4 – Julien Davenport, OT   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 4 – Carlos Watkins, DT   (GRADE: C-)

ROUND 5 – Treston Decoud, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Kyle Fuller, OC   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 14.5


 

#9

Chicago Bears

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Mitchell Trubisky, QB   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 2 – Adam Shaheen, TE   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 4 – Eddie Jackson, S   (GRADE: B-)

ROUND 4 – Tarik Cohen, RB   (GRADE: B-)

ROUND 5 – Jordan Morgan, OG   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 15.5


 

#8

Indianapolis Colts

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Malik Hooker, S   (GRADE: B-)

ROUND 2 – Quincy Wilson, CB   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 3 – Tarell Basham, DE   (GRADE: D)

ROUND 4 – Zach Banner, OG   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 4 – Marlon Mack, RB   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 4 – Grover Stewart, DT   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 5 – Nate Hairston, CB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 5 – Anthony Walker Jr., LB   (GRADE: D-)

 

SCORE: 16.5


 

#7

Buffalo Bills

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Tre’Davious White, CB   (GRADE: A+)

ROUND 2 – Zay Jones, WR   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 2 – Dion Dawkins, OG   (GRADE: B-)

ROUND 5 – Matt Milano, LB   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 5 – Nathan Peterman, QB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 6 – Tanner Vallejo, OLB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 18


 

#6

Cleveland Browns

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Myles Garrett, DE   (GRADE: A-)

ROUND 1 – Jabrill Peppers, S   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 1 – David Njoku, TE   (GRADE: C)

ROUND 2 – DeShone Kizer, QB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – Larry Ogunjobi, DT   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 4 – Howard Wilson, CB    (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – Roderick Johnson, OT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Caleb Brantley, DT   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 7 – Zane Gonzalez, K

ROUND 7 – Matthew Dayes, RB   (GRADE: F)

 

SCORE: 18.5


 

#5

Los Angeles Rams

THE PICKS:

ROUND 2 – Gerald Everett. TE   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 3 – Cooper Kupp, WR   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 3 – John Johnson, S   (GRADE: A-)

ROUND 4 – Josh Reynolds, WR   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 4 – Samson Ebukam. LB   (GRADE: C)

ROUND 6 – Tanzel Smart, DT   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 6 – Sam Rogers, FB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Ejuan Price, EDGE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 18.5


 

#4

Cincinnati Bengals

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – John Ross, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 2 – Joe Mixon, RB   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 3 – Jordan Willis, DE   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 4 – Carl Lawson, DE   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 4 – Josh Malone. WR   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 4 – Ryan Glasgow, DT   (GRADE: C)

ROUND 5 – Jake Elliott, K

ROUND 5 – J.J. Dielman, OC   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Jordan Evans, LB   (GRADE: F)

ROUND 6 – Brandon Wilson, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Mason Schreck, TE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 20


 

#3

Dallas Cowboys

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Taco Charlton, DE   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 2 – Chidobe Awuzie, CB   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 3 – Jourdan Lewis, CB   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 4 – Ryan Switzer, WR   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Xavier Woods, S   (GRADE: B)

ROUND 6 – Marquez White, CB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Joey Ivie, DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Noah Brown, WR   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 7 – Jordan Carrell, DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 20


 

#2

San Francisco 49ers

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Solomon Thomas, DE   (GRADE: D-)

ROUND 1 – Reuben Foster, LB   (GRADE: A)

ROUND 3 – Ahkello Witherspoon, CB    (GRADE: B)

ROUND 3 – C.J. Beathard, QB   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 4 – Joe Williams, RB   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 5 – George Kittle, TE   (GRADE: C-)

ROUND 5 – Trent Taylor, WR   (GRADE: C+)

ROUND 6 – D.J. Jones. DT   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 6 – Pita Taumoepenu, DE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

ROUND 7 – Adrian Colbert, CB   (GRADE: B-)

 

SCORE: 28


 

#1 

New Orleans Saints

THE PICKS:

ROUND 1 – Marshon Lattimore, CB   (GRADE: A+)

ROUND 1 – Ryan Ramczyk, OT   (GRADE: B+)

ROUND 2 – Marcus Williams, S   (GRADE: A-)

ROUND 3 – Alvin Kamara, RB   (GRADE: A+)

ROUND 3 – Alex Anzalone, LB   (GRADE: D+)

ROUND 3 – Trey Hendrickson, EDGE   (GRADE: C)

ROUND 6 – Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE   (GRADE: INCOMPLETE)

 

SCORE: 38.5