Draft Review

Draft Board Team Values 2022 Part 2

Let’s highlight another 4 teams and see how their Draft Picks and other Rookies stack up as values compared to my final prospect rankings.

BALTIMORE RAVENS           11 Picks,   4 RFA

Pick 14      KYLE HAMILTON    S  PP#9

Pick 25     TYLER LINDERBAUM    OC    PP#23

Pick 45     DAVID OJABO    ER/OB      PP#46

Pick 76      TRAVIS JONES      DT      PP#24

Pick 110      DANIEL FAALELE     OT      PP#76

Pick 119      JALYN ARMOUR-DAVIS      CB    PP#132

Pick 128      CHARLIE KOLAR     TE     PP#82

Pick 130      JORDAN STOUT     P      PP#158

Pick 139      ISAIH LIKELY      TE      PP#124

Pick 141     DAMARION WILLIAMS    CB    PP#241

Pick 196      TYLER BADIE     RB     PP#NR

RFA      ANTHONY BROWN       QB     PP#NR

RFA     DIEGO FAGOT       LB     PP#250+

RFA     JEREMIAH  MOON    LB/ER      PP#250+

RFA      MAKAI POLK        WR       PP#250+

The RAVENS had double digit Picks and used them well overall.  Having as many Picks as they did allowed them the luxury of taking OJABO in Round 2 and red-shirting him for 2022 with his torn achilles. He’s an eventual starter. They seem to have the best cohesion in their scouting department in the League. Some of that may be due t the longevity of the coaching staff. The scouts know what their coaches want in their players.

 

CINCINNATI BENGALS      6 Picks,   5 RFA

Pick 31      DAXTON HILL    DB    PP#33

Pick 60     CAM TAYLOR-BRITT     CB    PP#107

Pick 95       ZACHARY CARTER    DL     PP#125

Pick 136     CORDELL VOLSON     OL      PP#131

Pick 166     TYCEN ANDERSON    S      PP#129

Pick 252     JEFFREY GUNTER     DE/ER     PP#230

VFA      CAL ADOMITIS      LS     PP#250+

VFA     JAIVON HELEIGH     WR    PP#250+

VFA     SHEMARI JONES      RB     PP#250+

VFA     KWAMIE LASSITER     WR      PP#NR

VFA    CARSON WELLS     OB/ER      PP#248

Some useful pick-ups like LS ADOMITIS, and all 3 of the DB they drafted. Only CARTER might have been a reach but not by much. Might have worked a bit harder to find a TE to replace UZOMAH though.

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS         7 Picks,    5 RFA

Pick 20     KENNY PICKETT     QB      PP#26

Pick 52      GEORGE PICKENS    WR     PP#58

Pick 84      DeMARVIN LEAL      DL      PP#64

Pick 138      CALVIN AUSTIN     WR/RS    PP#75

Pick 208      CONNOR HEYWARD    FB/H-B     PP#185

Pick 225      MARK ROBINSON     IB       PP#NR

Pick 241      CHRIS OLADOKUN    QB     PP#NR

RFA      MATEO DURANT   RB     PP#250+

RFA      DONOAN JETER     DT    PP#NR

RFA     TYREE JOHNSON    ER/DE      PP#143

RFA     CHRIS STEELE      CB       PP#250+

RFA     JAYLEN WARREN     RB     PP#250+

Their first 4 Picks all make sense, but starting with HEYWARD at Pick  208 it looked like the brass went home and let an intern make the Picks. They may get more from their RFA than their last 3 Picks. But overall this should help their depth chart, especially if PICKETT pans out. But I expect him to back up TRUBISKY this season.

 

BUFFALO BILLS        Picks 8,  RFA   4

Pick 23    KAIIR ELAM     CB        PP#20

Pick 63    JAMES COOK   RB     PP#72

Pick 89     TERREL BERNARD    OB      PP#111

Pick 148    KHALIL SHAKIR     WR    PP#79

Pick 180    MATT ARAIZA     P/PK    PP#140

Pick 185     CHRIS BENFORD     CB       PP#NR

Pick 209     LUKE TENUTA     OT      PP#250+

Pick 231     BAYLON SPECTOR     LB     PP#NR

RFA     ALEC ANDERSON     OT     UCLA     PP#NR

RFA     RAHEEM BLACKSHEAR    RB/RS     PP#250+

RFA     JA’MARCUS  INGRAM      CB         PP#NR

RFA      JALEN WYDERMYER       TE         PP#236

It’s easy to see how their Rookies all fit the BILLS overall roster scheme. They got immediate help, perhaps, from their first 5 Picks, followed by a group of guys, some of whom are likely to emerge with a year or two of development on their Practice Squad. This is how they have built themselves into almost everyone’s favorite to rule the AFC despite a powerful Western division. Especially, the JOSH ALLEN Pick of course.

I did get a couple of requests for other teams so we will carry on this theme for as long as the requests come in.

Cheers

Pigskin