4 Winners, 5 Losers From Round One

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The winners and losers from the 1st Round of the 2019 NFL Draft

Chiefs fans everywhere were forced to watch as the rest of the League partook in Round One of the NFL Draft. That doesn’t mean I can’t have an opinion of how they did, though …

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“Winners”

New York Jets: At third overall it’s hard to miss on a good player, but if a team was going to whiff hard at that spot it would have been the Jets. They fooled me though, and in intelligent fashion selected Quinnen Williams. I guess I’ll have to find a different way to mock them later …

Jacksonville Jaguars: Don’t get me wrong, they make this list out of sheer luck. Thanks to Oakland’s complete lack of evaluative abilities and the Giants’ absolute desperation to grab a quarterback exactly like the one they currently have, Jacksonville had Josh Allen fall directly into their lap. I credit them with … um, not overthinking, I guess?

Sure … I guess.

Miami Dolphins: Another team that was gifted a high-quality player (Christian Wilkins) thanks to the Green Bays (Rashan Gary at 12?!) and Bengals (Jonah Williams at 11?!) of the world. Well, it’s not that surprising that Cincinnati bungled things again, but I expected better decision-making from the Packers.

Washington Redskins: You’ll find their division counterparts below, and that’s because Washington did two things right: first, draft the better quarterback. Second, stay put to do so. New York didn’t trade up for Daniel Jones, but they absolutely miscalculated his value. Dwayne Haskins at 15 to a quarterback-needy team isn’t a bad choice, and I could see numerous other teams panicking and trading up to get him. Washington didn’t, so they get a Winner grade from me.

“Losers”

Kyler Murray: After being drafted first overall, Murray is now destined to become the next in a long line of quarterbacks to be failed by Kliff Kingsbury. The former Texas Tech head coach couldn’t find his way to a winning season with signal callers such as Mahomes and Mayfield, and now the young quarterback will have to wait patiently until Kingsbury is either fired, or has the decency to trade him to a more talented organization.

RIP Murray’s career.

Oakland Raiders: You knew they would make this list. Hell, I knew they would make this list before they even drafted … and they did not disappoint. Taking Clelin Ferrell 4th overall isn’t “bold” or “cunning,” it’s outright asinine when Josh Allen and Ed Oliver were still on the board. Doubling down on dumb, they grabbed a running back at 24 and bypassed the plethora of available corner talent for Johnathan Abram at 27. At least they spared their entire scouting staff from having to witness this utter failure first-hand.

Pittsburgh Steelers: With the grossest decision of the night (looking at you, Dan), the Steelers traded their 20th and 52nd picks, along with a 2020 third rounder, to move up ten spots and take the non-tackling, completely unimpressive Devin Bush. With so many other choices that could and would have improved their team, they sold out on a meh-at-best player.

Atlanta Falcons: Yeesh … look, it’s one thing to prioritize protecting your second-tier quarterback. It’s a whole ‘nother can of gross when you take a college G at pick 14 and then trade back into the first for another offensive lineman. I can’t currently find what they gave up to get back into the first at pick 31, but their choice of player likely would’ve been there for the pick they traded.

New York Giants: Gettlemen … I could probably stop there, but let’s talk about Daniel Jones at 6th overall. You want to? No? Me neither. Always remember this disaster-piece of an organization children, as they will continuously show you exactly how not to conduct a draft.

Live look at the Giants war room.

Okay guys, what did you all take away from last night?

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Tarkus

I don’t get saying Kingsbury sucks because he didn’t win with Mahomes. He lost because his defense sucked ass. But he’ll have virtually nothing to do with building and running the defense in Arizona.

Anthony Stratton

/jokes

4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

Trading pick 29….KC Chiefs-Frank Clark. WINNER!

DefinitelyNotDavesDad
DefinitelyNotDavesDad

This shit is garbage

Daniel Harms

Gets an upvote

Anthony Stratton

AG has an opening for a Fact Checker. You are obviously qualified

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

#shitdavesdadsays

BoJest
BoJest

Someone explain this so me. Arizona took Murphy and says it will take a lot to get Rosen. Miami has been mentioned often as a landing spot for Rosen. So I looked up his QB rating and it’s….last. Like worse then Bortles. Why would Miami trade away much of anything for him while Lock is still on the board? Is Rosen better then Lock? And why would you give up much for the last rated QB anyway?

Team Player
Team Player

Arizona’s offensive line was aptly called offensive. Hard to have a good QBR from your back

But Rosen sucks IMHO. Looks the part bit doesn’t play it.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

“Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane.”

They think a good, thorough coaching staff can instill leadership qualities in the guy. I don’t see it … He’s like a shorter Joey Harrington but not so likeable.

MIA can have him, imo

Tyrone
Tyrone

They also had a mid season offensive coordinator change and a head coach who was so bad he got fired after only 1 (?) season.

BDChiefsFan
BDChiefsFan

the draft was funny.

1) Oakland taking this Ferrell guy. with Allen, Oliver still there. fail.
2) Giants taking Jones, who would have been there in the 2nd round. Fail.
3) Steelers moving up to take a LB. Not sure how good he is. kind of a fail.
4) Falcons taking 2 OL, none of them good enough to be in the first round. in fact, they traded into first to take their 2nd guy. fail.
5) There is a theory out there that states Giants didnt take Haskins b/c he is black. who knows how true it is.

Anthony Stratton

Texans drafting a random OT no one has heard about out of desperation because someone traded up and took their guy right in front of them was my own personal favorite.

Felt strangely familiar.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

How about SEA basically drafting our second round pick from ’18, with our pick in round one 2019?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Big Chief
Big Chief

Re: Falcon’s picks. I have no opinion on the picks themselves other than if you pick a guard that early, he had better be a sure fire pro bowler. My only quibble with your comment is that I used to think Ryan was overrated, and not the top tier QB some people think. But the more I’ve read on QB evaluations and analytics, the better Ryan looks. So now I think he’s underrated.

zulu trader
zulu trader

Wtf is wrong with Daniel Jones?

Anthony Stratton

He’s a Giant.

zulu trader
zulu trader

4/22/19: After the Senior Bowl, three general managers told me they thought Jones would rise and end up being the first quarterback selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. That didn’t materialize, however, as Kyler Murray is the consensus to be the first player drafted. Still, teams felt Jones’ skill set and the hype of him being groomed by Duke head coach David Cutcliffe, the coaching mentor to the Mannings, would lead to his rising up draft boards in the leadup to the 2019 NFL Draft. Jones is expected to go in the first round and probably will be a top-20 choice

Read more: http://walterfootball.com/draft2019QB.php#ixzz5mDq1Rsxv

Sudden
Sudden

As long as he beats Brady in two super bowls he will be fine by me

Team Player
Team Player

I actually agree with the Jones-Eli and Haskins-Smith comparisons. So those picks made sense to those organizations even if the rest of us never thought of them as elite. They are smooth transitions in franchises that aren’t looking for elite QB play. As inconceivable as that may be to you me and Fezzini

Daniel Harms

Gotta watch his tape. Dude isn’t very good against ACC bottom feeders, and had less than 60% completion percentage. He’s just an average QB

zulu trader
zulu trader

Daniel Jones*, QB, Duke
Height: 6-5. Weight: 221. Arm: 33.25. Hand: 9.75.
40 Time: 4.81.

Team Player
Team Player

You forgot to list Las Vegas football fans. They’re the real losers from last night

Leaf
Leaf

Vegas sports hasn’t had a good week.

BleedingRedAndGold

To me, the funniest thing about OakVegas’ draft is that Gruden and Mayock have no one else to blame if things go sideways on them, since they sent their scouts home a week before the draft. Makes me wonder if those scouts are breathing a collective sigh of relief that they are off that meathook.

Anthony Stratton

TBH I’m a bit concerned.

In years past we were all amazed about how Mike Mayock was right about so many picks and how the draft often went the way he suggested.

Last night was the first time I watched a 1st round unfold completely unexpected as long as I can remember. What if…gasp…Mayock is right and nobody else knows it?

Because lets face it, if he was on TV saying Ferrell was a top 5 pick for the last 2 months that would be our reality. Same goes for Johnson and Abram. If he’d been talking about how “someone’s going to get a steal in the late 1st round” we would have all agreed.

tsv0728
tsv0728

I think the more likely scenario is that Mike was relatively accurate about how the draft would go because he had access to scouts and front office personnel across the league. Once he lost that access, he also lost his prescience.

Anthony Stratton

But you’d think someone still in the media covering the draft would have access to those people. Everyone I’ve heard has been waaaaaaaaaaay off.

I’m def hoping you’re the right one here tho.

Tony Sommer

They’re not going to tell him the same things now.

Team Player
Team Player

Even so, they clearly lost opportunities to move down and get the same guys

Daniel Harms

The fact that you are attacking me is very sad. Experts EVERYWHERE know that Bush is a difference maker. Can’t help a blind person that doesn’t want to use his white cane. *shrugs*