NFL Nation: Breaking down all 32 teams’ draft classes

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Apr 28, 2017 staff

The 2017 NFL draft is happening through Saturday, and classes are taking shape. NFL Nation reporters are parsing through all 253 picks and giving their analysis — for better or worse — on each pick.

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Arizona Cardinals: Linebacker Haason Reddick was the Cardinals’ first-round pick and their future at inside linebacker. Analysis for every pick
Atlanta Falcons: Edge rusher Takkarist McKinley will be a high-energy addition to an Atlanta front seven led by NFL sacks leader Vic Beasley Jr. Analysis for every pick
Baltimore Ravens: Top pick Marlon Humphrey has the physical traits of being a lockdown corner. He is a 6-foot-2 defender with long arms, great speed and a tenacious attitude. Analysis for every pick
Buffalo Bills: Buffalo traded down and still got cornerback Tre’Davious White in the first round. It was an ideal marriage of value and need for the Bills. Analysis for every pick
Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey fills three needs with one selection. He’ll be a great change-of-pace back, a legitimate receiving threat out of the backfield and can return punts. Analysis for every pick
Chicago Bears: Bears GM Ryan Pace is all-in on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and for the organization’s sake, he’d better be spot on with the evaluation. Analysis for every pick
Cincinnati Bengals: Speed at receiver was one of Cincinnati’s bigger needs — top pick John Ross ran a record 4.22 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. Analysis for every pick
Cleveland Browns: The Browns improved their defense in Round 1 with Myles Garrett and Jabrill Peppers. Analysis for every pick
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have made no secret about their desire to improve their pass rush. They hope Taco Charlton fits the bill. Analysis for every pick
Denver Broncos: The Broncos addressed a huge need by taking Utah tackle Garett Bolles and will look for speedy playmakers. Analysis for every pick
Detroit Lions: First-round pick Jarrad Davis has the closing speed to be an effective run-stopper and the athleticism to cover opposing running backs and tight ends. Analysis for every pick
Green Bay Packers: Kevin King, the No. 33 pick overall, is the tallest of the top-tier cornerback prospects on the board and might play as a hybrid cornerback/free safety. Analysis for every pick
Houston Texans: The Texans clearly think Deshaun Watson is their quarterback of the future because they gave up two first-round picks to get him. Analysis for every pick
Indianapolis Colts: Top pick Malik Hooker is the ninth new defensive player the Colts have signed or drafted this offseason. They finished 30th in the NFL in defense last season. Analysis for every pick
Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette is a physical pounder, which will address a weakness: According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Jaguars’ 1.4 yards after contact per rush average ranked 28th in the NFL last season. Analysis for every pick
Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs were determined to trade up to land a QB they believe will be the future of the franchise. Patrick Mahomes II is that pick. Analysis for every pick
Los Angeles Chargers: Clemson’s Mike Williams, the Chargers’ pick at No. 7 overall, is no stranger to top competition or the national spotlight. Analysis for every pick
Los Angeles Rams: The Rams selected Gerald Everett, a tight end out of South Alabama, with their top pick. A nice complement to their other pass-catching tight end, Tyler Higbee. Analysis for every pick
Miami Dolphins: Not many pegged defensive end Charles Harris as a target for the Miami Dolphins, and that was by design. Analysis for every pick
Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings picked Dalvin Cook at No. 41. With him and Latavius Murray, the Vikings have dramatically upgraded their running back options in the post-Adrian Peterson era. Analysis for every pick
New England Patriots: The Patriots have selected Youngstown defensive end Derek Rivers with their initial draft choice, No. 83 overall. Rivers’ 2.53-second 20-yard split was among the best at the position and an indication of his burst. Analysis for every pick
New Orleans Saints: The Saints raided the Big Ten in Round 1, picking Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore and Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk. Analysis for every pick
New York Giants: Among tight ends, Evan Engram is a gazelle, having run the 40-yard dash at the combine faster than most wide receivers. Analysis for every pick
New York Jets: Top pick Jamal Adams will not only bring a much-needed boost to the Jets’ abysmal secondary, but he will also be counted on to be a leader in the locker room. Analysis for every pick
Oakland Raiders: The Raiders say they’ve done their due diligence on Gareon Conley and are “confident” in their decision to draft the corner despite rape accusations. Analysis for every pick
Philadelphia Eagles: Defensive end Derek Barnett broke former Eagles great Reggie White’s Tennessee sack record. That’s some eye-popping output. Analysis for every pick
Pittsburgh Steelers: Pass-rush help was a need and top pick T.J. Watt will be highly motivated. He is a unique athlete and has the Watt pedigree as a younger brother of Houston Texans star J.J. Analysis for every pick
San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers got two of their top three on the board with Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster. Analysis for every pick

Seattle Seahawks: Malik McDowell gives the Seahawks a talented defensive tackle who should be able to contribute as an interior pass-rusher immediately and eventually move into a starting role. Analysis for every pick
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard is not only a dynamic receiving weapon but a strong blocker; that’s critical for the Bucs’ run-first offense, which fell from fifth in the league in 2015 to 24th in 2016. Analysis for every pick
Tennessee Titans: The Titans got Marcus Mariota a big target in Corey Davis and added cornerback Adoree’ Jackson in the first round. Analysis for every pick
Washington Redskins: Jonathan Allen’s ability to push the pocket will be welcomed. He also can rush from various spots along the front. That versatility must be used. Analysis for every pick
NFL Nation: Breaking down all 32 teams’ draft classes


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