Honest grading of the NFL Draft 1st Round picks

Wow what a night of seeing young men become millionaires, I know I was on the edge of my seat the whole night wondering who would be selected next.

Now that the dust has settled, let’s hand out some grades for the 1st round, where the big names will either make an impact for years to come on their team, or will flop and really hurt the future of their team, putting them right back in position to make another high draft pick.

Just as a heads up, you probably will not like your team’s grade, because we are honest and aren’t sugar coating it like other sites who are too afraid to call out a team over a horrendous pick.

On SI.com’s draft grade for example, 28 of the 32 teams got a C or higher, with the other four being three C-minuses and one D+. That’s insanely unrealistic, and there is no way 28 of 32 players end up earning a passing grade over their careers.

So we’re going to give you an honest, well-thought-out assessment of each pick and what it means in the immediate future.

Without further ado, let’s get to grading!

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

2. Washington: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

4. New York Giants: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

7. Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

8. Arizona Cardinals: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

9. Jacksonville Jaguars: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

10. Cleveland Browns: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

11. New York Jets: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

12. Las Vegas Raiders: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

14. San Francisco 49ers: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

15. Denver Broncos: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

16. Atlanta Falcons: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

17. Dallas Cowboys: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

18. Miami Dolphins (via Pittsburgh Steelers): Austin Jackson, OT, USC

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

19. Las Vegas Raiders: Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

20. Jacksonville Jaguars: K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

21. Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

22. Minnesota Vikings: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

23. Los Angeles Chargers: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

24. New Orleans Saints: Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

25. San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

26. Green Bay Packers: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

LOL HOLY SHIT WHAT A BAD PICK

Grade: F

27. Seattle Seahawks: Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

28. Baltimore Ravens: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

29. Tennessee Titans: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

30. Miami Dolphins: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

31. Minnesota Vikings: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

He has not yet played one game in the NFL. He’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if he will turn into a quality NFL player.

Grade: C

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