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NFL Draft 2014 AFC Teams - Steelers, Texans & Raiders Earn Top Grades

NFL Draft 2014 – Grades
AFC Teams

Steelers, Texans & Raiders Earn Top Grades

Photo – LB Ryan Shazier – Ohio St. (Steelers #1 pick)

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BALTIMORE – C+
Continue to rebuild defense thru the draft.
1 (17) C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama.
2 (48) Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida St.
3 (79) Terrence Brooks, S, Florida St.
3 (99) Crockett Gillmore, TE, Colorado St.
4 (134) Brent Urban, DE, Virginia
4 (138) Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Coastal Carolina
5 (175) John Urschel, OL, Penn St.
6 (194) Keith Wenning, QB, Ball St.
7 (218) Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest

BUFFALO – C+
Paid a huge price to land Sammy Watkins
1 (4) Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
2 (44) Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
3 (73) Preston Brown, LB, Louisville
4 (109) Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke
5 (153) Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor
7 (221) Randell Johnson, LB, FAU
7 (237) Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami

CINCINNATI – C+
Bengals need Dennard to plug in to this struggling secondary
1 (24) Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St.
2 (55) Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
3 (88) Will Clark, DE, West Virginia
4 (111) Russell Bodine, OL, North Carolina
5 (164) A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
6 (212) Marquis Flowers, LB, Arizona
7 (239) James Wright, WR, LSU
7 (252) Lavelle Westbrooks, CB, Georgia Southern

CLEVELAND – A
Johnny Football but where’s the wide receivers???
1 (8) Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma St.
1 (22) Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
2 (35) Joel Bitonio, OG, Nevada
3 (71) Christian Kirksey, LB, Iowa
3 (94) Terrance West, RB, Towson
4 (127) Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood

DENVER - B
Added developed players at need positions
1 (31) Bradley Roby, CB. Ohio Ste.
2 (56) Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
3 (95) Michael Schofield, OL, Michigan
5 (156) Lamin Barrow, LB, LSU
6 (207) Matt Paradis, OC, Boise St.
7 (242) Corey Nelson, LB, Oklahoma

HOUSTON – A
Excellent value top to bottom
1 (1) Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2 (33) Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA
3 (65) C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
3 (83) Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
4 (135) Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh
6 (177) Jeoffrey Pagan, DE, Alabama
6 (181) Alfred Blue, RB, LSU
6 (211) Jay Prosch, FB, Auburn
7 (216) Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt
7 (256) Lonnie Ballentine, S, Memphis

INDIANAPOLIS - C
Hoping top pick Trent Richardson shows up this year
2 (59) Jack Mewhort, OL Ohio St.
3 (90) Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
5 (166) Jonathan Newsome, LB, Ball St.
6 (203) Andrew Jackson, LB, Western Kentucky
7 (232) Ulrick John, OT, Georgia St.

JACKSONVILLE - A-
Jags best draft class in over a decade.
1 (3) Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
2 (39) Marqise Lee, WR, Southern Cal
2 (61) Allen Robinson, WR, Penn St.
3 (93) Brandon Linder, OG, Miami
4 (114) Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma
5 (144) Telvin Smith, LB, Florida St.
5 (159) Chris Smith DE, Arkansas
6 (205) Luke Bowanko, OC, Virginia
7 (222) Storm Johnson, RB, UCF

KANSAS CITY - D
Chiefs neglected wide receiver and offensive line
1 (23) Dee Ford, LB, Auburn
3 (87) Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
4 (124) De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
5 (163) Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
6 (193) Zach Fulton, OG, Tennessee
6 (200) Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OT, McGill

MIAMI - B
Maybe the Dolphins’ best draft class in a decade
1 (19) Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee
2 (63) Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
3 (67) Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota St.
4 (125) Walt Aikens, DB, Liberty
5 (155) Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia
5 (171) Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana
6 (190) Matt Hazel, WR, Coastal Carolina
7 (234) Terrence Fede, DE, Marist

NEW ENGLAND - D
Patriots reached through the middle rounds
1 (29) Dominique Easley, DL, Florida
2 (62) Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
4 (105) Bryan Stork, OC, Florida St.
4 (130) James White, RB, Wisconsin
4 (140) Cameron Fleming, OT, Stanford
6 (179) Jon Halapio, OG, Florida
6 (198) Zach Moore, DL, Concordia, St. Paul
6 (206) Jemea Thomas, DB, Georgia Tech
7 (244) Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan

NEW YORK JETS - B
Jets addressed needs well and added overall speed.
1 (18) Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
2 (49) Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
3 (80) Dexter McDougle, CB, Maryland
4 (104) Jalen Saunders, WR, Oklahoma
4 (115) Shaquelle Evans, WR, UCLA
4 (137) Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman
5 (154) Jeremiah George, LB, Iowa St.
6 (195) Brandon Dixon, CB, Northwest Missouri St.
6 (209) Quincy Enunwa, WR, Nebraska
6 (210) IK Enemkpali, LB, Louisiana Tech
6 (213) Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
7 (233) Trevor Reilly, LB, Utah

OAKLAND – A-
Raiders got great value thru the entire draft process
1 (5) Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
2 (36) Derek Carr, QB. Fresno St.
3 (81) Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi St.
4 (107) Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech
4 (116) Keith McGill, CB, Utah
7 (219) T.J. Carrie, CB, Ohio
7 (235) Shelby Harris, DE, Illinois
7 (247) Jonathan Dowling, S, Western Kentucky

PITTSBURGH - A
Steelers had the best draft class
1 (15) Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio St.
2 (46) Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
3 (97) Dri Archer, WR, Kent St.
4 (118) Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
5 (157) Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
5 (173) Wesley Johnson, OL, Vanderbilt
6 (192) Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA
6 (215) Daniel McCullers, DL, Tennessee
7 (230) Rob Blanchflower, TE, UMass

SAN DIEGO - C
Chargers class is just average
1 (25) Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
2 (50) Jeremiah Attaochu, LB, Georgia Tech
3 (89) Chris Watt, OG, Notre Dame
5 (165) Ryan Carrethers, NT, Arkansas St.
6 (201) Marlon Grice, RB, Arizona St.
7 (240) Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor

TENNESSEE - B
Titans hope top two picks improve lackluster offense
1 (11) Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
2 (54) Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
4 (112) DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn St.
4 (122) Marqueston Huff, DB, Wyoming
5 (151) Avery Williamson, LB, Kentucky
6 (178) Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU

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