NFL Draft Winners and Losers

The NFL Draft is finally over. Over the course of three days, 255 players were selected through 7 rounds and teams have started to fill out their rosters. Today I am going to go over three of the biggest winners and losers of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Winners:

  1. Denver Broncos– Boy did John Elway and the Broncos knock this draft out of the park. To start their night off, the #1 receiver on most people’s boards, Jerry Jeudy out of Alabama, fell to them all the way to pick 15. In the second round, they picked up KJ Hamler, another electric receiver out of Penn State. In doing that, they have immensely helped second-year quarterback Drew Lock. The Broncos were looking to match the explosiveness of their division rivals the Chiefs and so far they are on the right path.
  2. New York Jets– The Jets had two priorities during the draft: fill needs and draft athleticism. They did both very well. Their first 3 picks were great and they even got a few steals in the later rounds. OL Mekhi Becton and WR Denzel Mims are two athletic freaks who need some polish but are playmakers and absolute beasts. Safety Ashtyn Davis was ranked very high on boards but fell and the Jets could not be more pleased. GM Joe Douglas and the rest of gang green made some great picks to help their young stud, Sam Darnold.
  3. Dallas Cowboys– HOW BOUT THEM, COWBOYS!! The Cowboys have made some very, very good picks in the past 10 years and this year was no different. CeeDee Lamb, WR out of Oklahoma, was considered the best skill position player by many experts and he fell to them all the way at 17. Right after that steal, they were able to pick up CB Trevon Diggs who is a little raw but has the potential to become an all-pro player.

Losers:

  1. Green Bay Packers– The Green Bay Packers really blew this whole draft. Aaron Rodgers who is not getting any younger needs some serious help at the receiver and tight end. The Packers for some odd reason decided to take a quarterback at pick 26 in Jordan Love out of Utah State. By the time the draft was over, the Packers had passed on 35 receivers. The Packers made a lot of people scratch their heads this time around.
  2. Carolina Panthers offense– The Panthers have revamped their whole organization. They got rid of Cam Newton and brought in Teddy Bridgewater to play quarterback. In doing that one would expect them to help Bridgewater with offensive talent in the draft but now they neglected that strategy and decided to use every one of their 7 picks on defense. Their strategy just made zero sense.
  3. Philadelphia Eagles– The Eagles have always been a little odd. This draft just confirmed that. Their draft was not necessarily bad but they made some terrible picks. They started off strong by grabbing WR Jalen Reagor out of TCU in the first round. But in the second round, they reached very, very hard for QB Jalen Hurts out of Oklahoma. Hurts is not close to ready for the NFL and they have Carson Wentz already. To add to the weirdness, they took Davion Taylor in the third round as a pass rusher. He was ranked as a 5th round player. Doug Pederson needs to give answers as to why he made the picks he did.

 

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