AFC South NFL 2016 All pick and grades

 AFC South NFL 2016 All pick and grades

Jacksonville Jaguars Overall grade: A


1 (5). Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State

2 (36). Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA

3 (69). Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland

4 (103). Sheldon Day, DT, Notre Dame

6 (181). Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana

6 (201). Brandon Allen, QB, Arkansas

7 (226). Jonathan Woodard, DE, Central Arkansas

Best pick: Jack - Look, there is a risk in taking Jack, but he was one of the four best players on defense in this year's draft.

Questionable pick: Ngakoue - He's the pas rusher they needed, but the third round was early to take him.

Analysis: Jacksonville’s hot offseason continued through the draft. The Jags managed to snag defensive back Jalen Ramsey, whom many considered to be the draft’s best defensive player, at No. 5, and still land linebacker Myles Jack in the second round. Jack might be a long-term medical risk with concerns about his knee, but right now it’s fun to imagine this revamped defense that also includes 2015 first-round defensive end Dante Fowler, who missed his entire rookie year.


Houston Texans Overall grade: B+

1 (21). Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame

2 (50). Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame

3 (85). Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State

4 (119). Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State

5 (159). K.J. Dillon, S, West Virginia

5 (166). D.J. Reader, DT, Clemson

Best pick: Miller - Miller is a player who has sky-high potential if he can continue the development at wide receiver that he flashed at Ohio State.

Questionable pick: Fuller - The Texans obviously loved Fuller's speed, but his drop issues are real.

Analysis: Houston is clearly trying to do everything it can to help new starting quarterback Brock Osweiler. Notre Dame WR Will Fuller should stretch the field working opposite DeAndre Hopkins. But two of the best picks might end up being interior OL Nick Martin, who has an NFL pedigree as the brother of Cowboys OL Zack Martin, and WR Braxton Miller, who doesn’t appear close to reaching his potential yet at that new position.


Indianapolis Colts Overall grade: B


1 (18). Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

2 (57). T.J. Green, S, Clemson

3 (82). Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech

4 (116). Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas

4 (125). Antonio Morrison, LB, Florida

5 (155). Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State

7 (239). Trevor Bates, OLB, Maine

7 (247). Austin Blythe, C, Iowa

Best pick: Kelly - Priority No. 1 in Indianapolis is protecting Andrew Luck and Kelly is ably suited for that duty.

Questionable pick: Green - He should jump into the starting lineup straight away, but it's hard to love the pick when Ohio State's Vonn Bell was available.

Analysis: GM Ryan Grigson had to hit on this draft after a disastrous 2015 season, and he deserves some credit for acknowledging and addressing  the offensive line and Andrew Luck's protection. First-round pick center Ryan Kelly of Alabama looks like a Day 1 starter, so that’s a good first step, as was picking up two more offensive tackles.

Tennessee Titans Overall grade: B

1 (8). Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

2 (33). Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

2 (43). Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State

2 (45). Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

3 (64). Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State

5 (140). Tajae Sharpe, WR, Massachusetts

5 (157). LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah

6 (193). Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas

7 (222). Aaron Wallace, LB, UCLA

7 (253). Kalan Reed, CB, Southern Miss

Best pick: Sharpe - It may be a surprise to see a fifth-round pick as a best pick, but Sharpe was a smart pickup. In an offensive scheme with Dorial Green-Beckham and Kendall Wright, Sharpe can be a dependable safety valve for Marcus Mariota.

Questionable pick: Conklin - This pick is only questionable because Laremy Tunsil is so good. If Conklin happens to struggle and Tunsil is as good as expected, there will be a lot of questions for the Titans.

Analysis: The Titans made the most of the draft haul they got from the Rams in exchange for moving back from the No. 1 spot. Picking Michigan State OT Jack Conkin at No. 8 after another trade was a safe move, and the Titans may have gotten a steal in the second round with Clemson DE Kevin Dodd. The most confusing pick may have been the second-round pick of the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in Alabama RB Derrick Henry. Henry playing with QB Marcus Mariota might sound appealing, but what does it mean for DeMarco Murray?

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