HONEST Assessment of the 2021 NFL Draft First Round Picks

NFL Draft grades are a bunch of mularkey folks.

Most sites will give out A’s and B’s like they’re afraid to lose access to the teams they cover. Seriously, places like ESPN, SI, or The Athletic will give over 90 percent of the teams a passing grade which is BS. Hell, one site gave an A to a team who didn’t even make a pick last night!

But not us. No, we aren’t afraid to tell it like it is, and be brutally honest in our assessment of each team’s pick(s) last night.

So without further ado, here are the hotly anticipated HST First Round Draft Grades.

No. 1: Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 2: New York Jets: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 3: San Francisco 49ers: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 4: Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 5: Cincinnati Bengals: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 6: Miami Dolphins: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 7: Detroit Lions: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 8: Carolina Panthers: Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 9: Denver Broncos: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 10: ***TRADE*** Philadelphia Eagles: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 11: ***TRADE*** Chicago Bears: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 12: Dallas Cowboys: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 13: Los Angeles Chargers: Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 14 ***TRADE*** New York Jets: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, USC
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 15: New England Patriots: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 16: Arizona Cardinals: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 17: Las Vegas Raiders: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 18: Miami Dolphins: Jaelen Phillips, DE, Miami
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 19: Washington Football Team: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 20: New York Giants: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 21: Indianapolis Colts: Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 22: Tennessee Titans: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 23: Minnesota Vikings: Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 24: Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 25: Jacksonville Jaguars: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 26: Cleveland Browns: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 27: Baltimore Ravens: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 28: New Orleans Saints: Payton Turner, DE, Houston
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 29: Green Bay Packers: Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 30: Buffalo Bills: Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 31: Baltimore Ravens: Jayson Oweh, LB, Penn State
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

No. 32: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Joe Tryon, LB, Washington
Has not played one game in the NFL. He is an intriguing prospect, but time will tell if he turns into an impact player. Grade: C

Leave your HOT TAKES here:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s