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McLean With It

Rice QB Eric McLean, taken by the Giants, becomes the 10th #1 overall pick, and is the first from a non-P5 school.

Rocket Men!

Toledo players were the final two picks of the draft, giving them Mr. Irrelevant (SS Isiah Poole) and allowing them to become the school with the most total players taken in the 2023 draft.

Trades. Trades Everywhere

10 of the top 12 picks in the draft were traded, the most notable of which involved the Colts moving up to #3 from #18 where they eventually took Georgia CB/FS Dominique Dawkins.

3rd Round Kicker? I Barely Know Her!

South Dakota State K Harrison Hacker (#69 to the Cardinals) and Cincinnati K TJ Bendbrook (#77 to the Houston Texans) both went in the 3rd round, extending the NFLHC trend of highly selected kickers.
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PFF and Adam Schefter Present: First Round Evaluation (2014)

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1. Christian Skaggs, QB, Florida State to :panthers: Carolina Panthers

  • Schefter's Grade: A+
  • PFF Grade: 97.5
  • Positive: Lock for Hall of Fame
  • Negative: Has struggled in the post-season but not everything may be on him.
  • Player's Fate: At Panthers, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

2. Jason Johnson, QB, UCLA to :packers: Green Bay Packers

  • Schefter's Grade: A-
  • PFF Grade: 88.6
  • Positive: Two Super Bowls
  • Negative: Traded down from #1 to take Johnson, looked shaky for years but has cemented his status in recent years
  • Player's Fate: At Packers, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

3. Allan Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech to :saints: New Orleans Saints

  • Schefter's Grade: C
  • PFF Grade: 85.6
  • Positive: Player evaluation was good
  • Negative: Did not leave a mark with Saints before being shipped off, mismanagement of the pick
  • Player's Fate: At Eagles, unquestioned starter and team leader and best dual-threat Quarterback in NFLHC

 

4. Walt Peck, WR, Penn State to :rams: St. Louis Rams

  • Schefter's Grade: A
  • PFF Grade: 90.0
  • Positive: Top wide receiver in the early years of NFLHC and likely Hall of Fame candidate
  • Negative: Has fallen off significantly, though still active, position may have been overvalued
  • Player's Fate: At Rams, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

5. Larry Reeves, SS, Tennessee to :jaguars: Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Schefter's Grade: B-
  • PFF Grade: 75.6
  • Positive: Still active, still with team
  • Negative: Extremely overdrafted with who was left on the board
  • Player's Fate: At Jaguars, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

6. Chester Henson, RB, USC to :vikings: Minnesota Vikings

  • Schefter's Grade: B
  • PFF Grade: 91.1
  • Positive: Lock for Hall of Fame, likely the reason for the first Super Bowl
  • Negative: May have overvalued position in the initial draft, lacked depth at key positions because of pick
  • Player's Fate: At Steelers, transition toward retirement workload

 

7. Marcellus Peterson, OT, Alabama to :dolphins: Miami Dolphins

  • Schefter's Grade: A
  • PFF Grade: 95.5
  • Positive: Lock for Hall of Fame
  • Negative: -
  • Player's Fate: At Dolphins, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

8. David Wilburn, CB, Stanford to :falcons: Atlanta Falcons

  • Schefter's Grade: A+
  • PFF Grade: 97.2
  • Positive: Lock for Hall of Fame
  • Negative: -
  • Player's Fate: At Falcons, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

9. Andre Brooks, ILB, Wisconsin to :patriots: New England Patriots

  • Schefter's Grade: A-
  • PFF Grade: 88.5
  • Positive: Lock for Hall of Fame
  • Negative: Patriots shipped him off at the right time but got most of his value, has struggled in recent seasons but mostly due to aging
  • Player's Fate: At Buccaneers, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

10. Jim Otto, OT, Colorado to :steelers: Pittsburgh Steelers (became Indianapolis Colts prior to season)

  • Schefter's Grade: F
  • PFF Grade: 19.5
  • Positive: Appears to be a decent offensive line coach
  • Negative: Let me tell you the story of Jim Otto the fat
  • Player's Fate: Retired, bust.

 

11. Darrell Murphy, QB, Wisconsin to :rams: St. Louis Rams

  • Schefter's Grade: A
  • PFF Grade: 80.9
  • Positive: Career starter for the Rams and has been a rock through turmoil
  • Negative: Good but not great
  • Player's Fate: At Rams, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

12. David Wilson, G, Oklahoma to :raiders: Oakland Raiders

  • Schefter's Grade: A
  • PFF Grade: 93.1
  • Positive: Lock for Hall of Fame
  • Negative: -
  • Player's Fate: At Raiders, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

13. James Bush, RB, Notre Dame to :jaguars: Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Schefter's Grade: D
  • PFF Grade: 61.9
  • Positive: Showed flashes but never truly developed
  • Negative: Bust but not complete garbage. Will not be remembered.
  • Player's Fate: Retired, bust.

 

14. Kareem Taylor, QB, Notre Dame to :jaguars: Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Schefter's Grade: C-
  • PFF Grade: 66.3
  • Positive: Journeyman quarterback, decent backup
  • Negative: Seemed to be an okay starter in early years but had no longevity.
  • Player's Fate: At Titans, backup to Thomas Wheeler

 

15. Don Williams, RB, Washington to :browns: Cleveland Browns

  • Schefter's Grade: C-
  • PFF Grade: 68.2
  • Positive: Decent in early years, the RB version of Kareem Taylor
  • Negative: Flamed out early, partially due to injuries
  • Player's Fate: Retired.

 

16. Alvis Brumm, DE, Penn State to :jets: New York Jets

  • Schefter's Grade: A+
  • PFF Grade: 98.6
  • Positive: Lock for Hall of Fame
  • Negative: Never truly dictated the game himself with monster games.
  • Player's Fate: At Jets, unquestioned starter and team leader.

 

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Yay more PFF

 

 

 

SKAAAAAGGGGSSSSSSSS

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Brumm with the highest grade. Last pick of the round, but GOAT nonetheless

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31 minutes ago, Pro Football Focus said:

6. Chester Henson, RB, USC to :vikings: Minnesota Vikings

  • Player's Fate: At Steelers, transition toward retirement workload

 

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There's probably an alternative universe out there where the Jags picked Marcellus Peterson, Alvis Brumm, and Dan Nomellini instead of Larry Reeves, James Bush, and Kareem Taylor.

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I'd have liked to have seen Abraham's grade, I always forget that he was a second rounder. It was unfortunate that my predecessors traded out of the first for such a low return.

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2 hours ago, Pro Football Focus said:

 

2. Jason Johnson, QB, UCLA to :packers: Green Bay Packers

  • Schefter's Grade: A-
  • PFF Grade: 88.6
  • Positive: Two Super Bowls
  • Negative: Traded down from #1 to take Johnson, looked shaky for years but has cemented his status in recent years
  • Player's Fate: At Packers, unquestioned starter and team leader

 

JJ for Heisman forever

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22 hours ago, Pro Football Focus said:

Negative: Patriots shipped him off at the right time

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