NFL Draft: Post-Draft Grades

These prospects will either be labeled S (steal), R (reach), or N (normal).

Only major players or selections will be picked.

  • Luke Falk was selected by the Titans in the sixth round. Falk had 14486 yards and 119 TDs passing in college but was projected to be a fourth round selection. Grade S talent occurs if he plays great over Mariota.
  • Mike White was selected in the fifth round by the Dallas Cowboys after having passed for 4177 yards and 26 TDs in 2017. This makes him a liable grade N player.
  • Despite being listed a first round projection, Derrius Guice fell to the Redskins in the second round, making him the seventh RB drafted. Grade S talent appears for Guice entering his rookie year.
  • Rashaad Penny ran for 2248 yards and 23 TDs in 2017, yet was listed a second round talent. The Seahawks had plenty of hopes for him though, snagging him in the first round. A bit of a grade R in this case, but if he plays well, he could be a grade S potentially.
  • Bo Scarbrough was listed to be a third round talent with just 1512 yards and 20 TDs rushing in 34 games. He fell to the seventh round where he was taken by the Cowboys. If he performs to his original projection, he’ll be a major grade S.
  • Jaylen Samuels was the only FB drafted, being a fifth round pick for the Steelers, yet he was just a third round projection. If he starts, he’s got grade S waiting for him.
  • DJ Moore was projected to be a second round pick, but the Panthers couldn’t wait on him and picked him in the first round. If he is rushed, he’ll likely become a grade R.
  • Deon Cain was a second round projection taken in the sixth round by the Colts. Major grade S talent can occur if he plays in the NFL like he did in college.
  • Trey Quinn was a fourth round projection after having 114 catches for 1236 yards and 13 TDs, yet was the last pick in the draft, joining the Redskins. If he plays like he did last season, he’ll have no trouble being the biggest grade S in the draft.
  • DaeSean Hamilton was a fifth round projection entering the draft, but the Broncos saw more in him than any other team, selecting him in the fourth round. If he plays decently, he’s a likely grade N talent, but if he doesn’t pan out, he’s a grade R pick.
  • Orlando Brown Jr went into the draft a first round talent taken by the Ravens in the third. If he plays well, he’s going to be quite the grade S player.