Will go more into depth later, but there are some teams’ drafts that I like (Seattle, Baltimore–is it any wonder my top two choices for Seahawks’ GM were John Schneider and Eric DeCosta?) and some that I didn’t (Denver, Minnesota).
Bottom line: Every team has an incomplete grade this morning.
Here’s your morning spin around the NFL.
Albert Breer of the Boston Globe writes that the New England Patriots’ draft class is a sign that the club was looking for certainty from their picks.
The Buffalo Bills waited until the third day of the draft to address their two biggest needs.
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum returned to his trading ways on the draft’s final day.
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland focused the team’s draft on the defensive side of the football.
After addressing the defense early, the Baltimore Ravens added offensive help in the mid-to-late rounds.
Of the eight players the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, the biggest haul was re-acquiring veteran cornerback Bryant McFadden from the Arizona Cardinals.
“Tough” was how Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert described the members of the team’s 2010 draft class.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer grades the Cincinnati Bengals draft class.
Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian orchestrated a “hype-free” draft.
The Tennessee Titans granted running back LenDale White’s wish to be traded this off-season.
Middle linebacker Kirk Morrison is excited to join the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle writes that the Houston Texans may have significantly improved themselves in the draft.
By selecting team captains with five of their eight picks, the Kansas City Chiefs show that character is important to them on draft day.
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels and quarterback Tim Tebow immediately clicked at the Combine.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune recaps the San Diego Chargers draft.
By acquiring quarterback Jason Campbell, the Oakland Raiders may be close to parting ways with quarterback JaMarcus Russell.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat recaps the San Francisco 49ers’ draft.
After two days of staying put, the Seattle Seahawks were trade barons on Saturday.
The Arizona Cardinals were active on the draft’s final day, writes Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo feels great about the players his team added over three-day draft.
Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News looks at the four players the Dallas Cowboys added on Saturday.
New York Giants fourth-round linebacker Phillip Dillard may be the team’s starting middle linebacker.
Despite a new general manager and a new draft format, the Philadelphia Eagles held true to their core values, writes Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
After years of neglect, the Washington Redskins added more offensive linemen on Saturday.
Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News thinks the Detroit Lions have improved…to a team capable of going 6-10.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress and vice-president of player personnel Rick Spielman discussed the team’s draft on Saturday night.
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson beefed up the offensive and defensive lines during the draft.
Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo shopped for sales, not needs, writes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
Charles Chandler of the Charlotte Observer recaps the Carolina Panthers draft class, which included a pair of quarterbacks to challenge Matt Moore.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff discussed the team’s draft on Saturday night.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Domenik took one risk in a stellar draft haul, writes Gary Shelton of the St. Petersburg Times.
The New Orleans Saints didn’t do much to address defensive needs, writes Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune.
Today’s NFL birthdays: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (27), Bears guard Lance Louis (25) and punter Richmond McGee (27), Giants offensive tackle Jacob Bender (25), Titans safety Donnie Nickey (30), free agent center Matt Lehr (31), fullback William Rentmeester (24), and quarterback Andre Woodson (26).