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NFL Draft 2014 NFC Teams - 49ers & Rams Earn Top Grades

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NFL Draft 2014 – Grades
NFC Teams

49ers & Rams Earn Top Grades

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Draft Insiders’ 2014 Draft Review Report - in-depth Coverage of all 32 Teams - Order Today Online or call 1-800-776-1949

ARIZONA: B+
Cards continue to draft well and deep
1 (27) Deone Bucannon, S, Washington St.
2 (52) Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
3 (84) Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
3 (91) John Brown, WR, Pittsburg St.
4 (120) Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
5 (160) Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama
6 (196) Walter Powell, WR, Murray St.

ATLANTA: B
Four backers for new defensive scheme
1 (6) Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
2 (37) Ra’Shede Hageman, DL, Minnesota
3 (68) Dezmen Southward, DB, Wisconsin
4 (103) Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida St.
4 (139) Prince Shembo, LB, Notre Dame
5 (147) Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue
5 (168) Marquis Sprull, LB, Syracuse
7 (253) Yawin Smallwood, LB, UConn
7 (255) Tyler Starr, LB, South Dakota

CAROLINA: D
Looks like a risky draft class
1 (28) Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida St.
2 (60) Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
3 (92) Trai Turner, OG, LSU
4 (128) Tre Boston, S, North Carolina
5 (148) Bene’ Benwikere, CB, San Jose St.
6 (204) Tyler Gaffney, RB, Stanford

CHICAGO: C
Bears looking to improve their D
1 (14) Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
2 (51) Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
3 (82) Will Sutton, DT, Arizona St.
4 (117) Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
4 (131) Brock Vereen, DB, Minnesota
6 (183) David Fales, QB, San Jose St.
6 (191) Patrick O’Donnell, P, Miami
7 (246) Charles Leno, OT, Boise St.

DALLAS: C
Focus on D after top pick, might not be enough
1 (16) Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame
2 (34) Demarcus Lawrence, LB, Boise St.
4 (119) Antony Hitchens, LB, Iowa
5 (146) Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh
7 (231) Ben Gardner, DE, Stanford
7 (238) Will Smith, LB, Texas Tech
7 (248) Ahmad Dixon, S, Baylor
7 (251) Ken Bishop, DT, Northern Illinois
7 (254) Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon

DETROIT: C+
Where’s the secondary help???
1 (10) Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
2 (40) Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU
3 (76) Travis Swanson, OC, Arkansas
4 (133) Nevon Lawson, CB, Utah St
4 (136) Larry Webster, DE, Bloomsburg
5 (158) Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton
6 (189) T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame
7 (229) Nate Freese, PK, Boston College

GREEN BAY: B
Safety and receivers were fine additions
1 (21) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
2 (53) Davante Adams, WR, Fresno St.
3 (85) Khyri Thornton, DT, Southern Mississippi
3 (98) Richard Rodgers, TE, California
4 (121) Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona St.
5 (161) Corey Linsley, OC, Ohio St.
5 (176) Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
6 (197) Demetri Goodson, CB, Baylor
7 (236) Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley St.

MINNESOTA: B
Hoping for scores with top two selections
1 (9) Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
1 (32) Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
3 (72) Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon St.
3 (96) Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern
5 (145) David Yankey, OG, Stanford
6 (182) Antone Exum, DB, Virginia Tech
6 (184) Kendall James, CB, Maine
7 (220) Shamar Stephen, DT, UConn
7 (223) Brandon Watts, LB, Georgia Tech
7 (225) Jabari Price, CB, North Carolina

NEW ORLEANS: C+
Cooks is a home run hitter in this offense
1 (20) Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.
2 (58) Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
4 (126) Khairi Fortt, LB, California
5 (167) Vinnie Sunseri, S, Alabama
5 (169) Ronald Powell, LB, Florida
6 (202) Tavon Rooks, OT, Kansas St.

NEW YORK GIANTS: B+
Beckham can be a difference maker here
1 (12) Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
2 (43) Weston Richburg, OC, Colorado St.
3 (74) Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse
4 (113) Andre Williams, RB, Boston College
5 (152) Nat Berhe, S, San Diego St.
5 (174) Devon Kennard, LB, Southern Cal
6 (187) Bennett Jackson, CB, Notre Dame

PHILADELPHIA: C
Focus on receivers and defense
1 (26) Marcus Smith, LB, Louisville
2 (42) Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
3 (86) Josh Huff, WR, Oregon
4 (101) Jaylen Watkins, DB, Florida
5 (141) Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon
5 (162) Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford
7 (224) Beau Allen, DT, Wisconsin

ST. LOUIS: A
Excellent value thru middle rounds
1 (2) Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
1 (13) Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
2 (41) Lamarcus Joyner, DB, Florida St.
3 (75) Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
4 (110) Maurice Alexander, S, Utah St.
6 (188) E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri
6 (214) Garrett Gilbert, QB, SMU
7 (226) Michell Van Dyk, OT, Portland State
7 (241) Christian Bryant, S, Ohio St.
7 (249) Michael Sam, DE, Missouri
7 (250) Demetrius Rhaney, OC, Tennessee St.

SAN FRANCISCO: A
Deep class with big upside in time
1 (30) Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
2 (57) Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio St.
3 (70) Marcus Martin, OC, Southern Cal
3 (77) Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin
3 (100) Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson
4 (106) Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
4 (129) Dontae Johnson, DB, N.C. St.
5 (150) Aaron Lynch, LB, South Florida
5 (170) Keith Reaser, CB, FAU
6 (180) Kenneth Acker, CB, SMU
7 (243) Kaleb Ramsey, DL, Boston College
7 (245) Trey Millard, FB, Oklahoma

SEATTLE: C-
Seahawks’ class is just average
2 (45) Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
2 (64) Justin Britt, OT, Missouri
4 (108) Cassius Marsh, DE, UCLA
4 (123) Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama
4 (132) Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, Boston College
5 (172) Jimmy Staten, DT, Middle Tennessee
6 (199) Garrett Scott, OL, Marshall
6 (208) Eric Pinkins, S, San Diego St.
7 (227) Kiero Small, FB, Arkansas

TAMPA BAY: B-
Passing game got a great boost with top picks
1 (7) Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
2 (38) Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
3 (69) Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia
5 (143) Kadeem Edwards, OG, Tennessee St.
5 (149) Kevin Pamphile, OT, Purdue
6 (185) Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming

WASHINGTON - C
Skins land interesting linemen and defenders
2 (47) Trent Murphy, LB, Stanford
3 (66) Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
3 (78) Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska
4 (102) Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson
5 (142) Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane
6 (186) Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
7 (217) Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana
7 (228) Zach Hocker, PK, Arkansas

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