“The Queen has Spoken” Blog

2018 NFL Draft 1st Round Grades

Cody Queen, ESPN Coastal Senior NFL Writer

  1. Browns – Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

Grade – C+

I’m a fan of Baker Mayfield, but I do not think any of these QBs were worth a top 5 pick.

  1. Giants – Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

Grade – C

Saquon is an extremely talented running back, and will make that offense very dangerous. I just feel like this draft has more than enough running backs and you didn’t need to draft a RB that high.

  1. Jets – Sam Darnold, QB, USC

Grade – B

Sam Darnold is a professional and this was a safe pick when it comes to that. Rosen is already yapping and Josh Allen has twitter drama.

  1. Browns – Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State

Grade – C

The Browns completely ruined this draft.

  1. Broncos – Bradley Chubb, DE, NCST

Grade – A+

Denver got a steal in this pick. Chubb is a terror and the rest of the NFL just gasped when they saw Elway get this man. The Chubb and Miller duo will have a lot of offenses afraid.

  1. Colts – Quenton Nelson, G, ND

Grade – A

This is the best OL prospect in the draft. If they want Luck to last a whole season then they need this man child to protect him like old people protecting their clicker when they’re napping.

  1. Bills – Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

Grade – D

I am not a Josh Allen fan and refuse to jump on this band wagon. He is a 3rd string QB in the NFL and the Bills, once again, cannot get it right.

  1. Bears – Roquan Smith, LB, UGA

Grade – A+

Finally, the Bears are going to get Urlacher 2.0. He is an upgraded version of Urlacher and is the best defensive player in the draft in my eyes.

  1. 49ers – Mike McGlinchey, OT, ND

Grade – C

The 49ers needed to upgrade the OL but they took an offensive lineman who is less talented than fellow prospect guard Will Hernandez. They need a left guard desperately and missed their shot.

  1. Cardinals – Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

Grade – B

The Cardinals moved up to get Rosen. I would not have advised that since I am not big on this year’s crop of QBs. He should not start in front of Sam Bradford. He should be learning and hopefully be the future of the Cardinals…. Hopefully.

  1. Dolphins – Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama

Grade – B

  1. Buccaneers – Tevita Tuli’aki’ono Tuipulotu Mosese Va’hae Fehoko Faletau Vea, DT, Washington

Grade – A

  1. Redskins – Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

Grade – B+

  1. Saints – Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA

Grade – C

  1. Raiders – Kolton Miller, OT, UCLA

Grade – C-

  1. Bills – Tremaine Edumunds, LB, VT

Grade – B+

  1. Chargers – Derwin James, S, FSU

Grade – A

  1. Packers – Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville

Grade – A+

  1. Cowboys – Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State

Grade – B

  1. Lions – Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas

Grade – B

  1. Bengals – Billy Price, C, Ohio State

Grade – B+

  1. Titans – Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

Grade – A

  1. Patriots – Isaiah Wynn, OT, Georgia

Grade – C-

  1. Panthers – D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland

Grade – B+

  1. Ravens – Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina

Grade – C

  1. Falcons – Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

Grade – A-

  1. Seahawks – Rashaad Penny, RB, SDST

Grade – F

  1. Steelers – Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia

Grade – B

  1. Jaguars – Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

Grade – A

  1. Vikings – Mikes Hughes, CB, UCF

Grade – B

  1. Patriots – Sony Michel, RB, Georgia

Grade – A

  1. Ravens – Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

Grade – A