NFL Draft Grades: All 32 teams under the microscope

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With the 2017 NFL Draft officially complete, theScore's NFL editors hand out their initial grades for how teams fared during all seven rounds.


Chicago Bears

1 QB Mitchell Trubisky
2 TE Adam Shaheen
4 S Eddie Jackson
4 RB Tarik Cohen
5 OL Jordan Morgan

The Bears traded up to take a quarterback with 13 career starts in the first round, then selected three players who didn't play at the FBS level in college and a safety coming off a broken leg. Sure, Mitchell Trubisky could end up being a franchise quarterback and the small-school guys could raise their game against much tougher competition, but the rewards aren't worth the risk. General manager Ryan Pace took a ton of chances with this draft class, and it won't be a shock if it's his last with the Bears.

Grade: D

Detroit Lions

1 LB Jarrad Davis
2 CB Teez Tabor
3 WR Kenny Golladay
4 LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin
4 TE Michael Roberts
5 CB Jamal Agnew
6 DT Jeremiah Ledbetter
6 QB Brad Kaaya
7 DL Pat O'Connor

The Detroit Lions showed massive improvement on defense in 2016, and added further cornerstones in the Florida duo of Jarrad Davis and Teez Tabor in the opening two rounds. Kenny Golladay gives Matthew Stafford a massive target out wide, and Jalen Reeves-Maybin could team with Davis to form the Lions' future at linebacker. Grabbing quarterback Brad Kaaya in the sixth round represents good value, but with Stafford only 29 years old, it's a puzzling pick.

Grade: B

Green Bay Packers

2 CB Kevin King
2 S Josh Jones
3 DT Montravius Adams
4 LB Vince Biegel
4 RB Jamaal Williams
5 WR DeAngelo Yancey
5 RB Aaron Jones
6 OL Kofi Amichia
7 RB Devante Mays
7 WR Malachi Dupre

It's no secret that the Packers' secondary was absolutely destroyed by injuries last season, so depth at that position was clearly on the front office's mind with the selection of Kevin King and Josh Jones. After using their first four picks on defenders, the Packers gave Aaron Rodgers some more weapons with the running back trio of Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, and Devante Mays. DeAngelo Yancey may have gone in the fifth round, but don't be shocked to see Malachi Dupre become Rodgers' preferred target heading into the season.

Grade: B+

Minnesota Vikings

2 RB Dalvin Cook
3 C Pat Elflein
4 DT Jaleel Johnson
4 LB Ben Gedeon
5 WR Rodney Adams
5 G Danny Isidora
6 TE Bucky Hodges
7 WR Stacy Coley
7 DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
7 LB Elijah Lee
7 CB Jack Tocho

The Vikings ended up without a first-round selection, yet still piled up a whopping 11 picks in the draft, and took Florida State star Dalvin Cook to replace Adrian Peterson in the backfield. Cook was expected to be a first-round choice, so grabbing him in the second is a huge value play. Adding Pat Elflein and Danny Isidora should help arguably the league's worst offensive line. Jaleel Johnson could be a defensive line steal with Mike Zimmer's coaching, and Rodney Adams adds another deep threat to the passing game.

Grade: B

NFL Draft Grades: All 32 teams under the microscope
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