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 …Embed from Getty Images
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?
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.
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.
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.
Okay guys, what did you all take away from last night?