Houston Texans: B+
You have to remember that the Texans spent a lot of their draft capital in acquiring Deshaun Watson last season. As such, they didn’t have a pick until round three of this year’s draft.
Amazingly, the Texans still managed to come away with two really intriguing prospects. Justin Reid profiles as an immediate starter at safety. Sixth round selection Duke Ejiofor may not ever become an every down defensive end, but he can really rush the passer. It was a light haul for the Texans but they came away with pretty good value.
Indianapolis Colts: C-
It’s a good thing the Colts nailed their first pick in the form of Quenton Nelson. He’s an immediate starter at guard and has legitimate Pro Bowl potential. Unfortunately for Colts fans, nothing the team did after that was remotely impressive.
Deon Cain in the sixth round is a nice pick, but there isn’t much value between he and Nelson. The Colts had a lot of picks, but they failed to come away with the talent they should have. This year’s draft was a huge missed opportunity for the Indianapolis front office.
Jacksonville Jaguars: C
In truth, this was the very epitome of an average draft. The Jaguars didn’t make any huge mistakes, but they didn’t find tremendous value anywhere either.
Taven Bryan will be a serviceable defensive tackle but he isn’t going to be real difference maker. D.J. Chark could turn out to be a star or be out of the league in two years. Ronnie Harrison is more of a reserve safety than a starter. It’s hard to figure out just what the Jaguars were trying to do with this group of selections.
Tennessee Titans: D
When you only make one decent selection out of your first four picks your grade isn’t going to be very good. Outside of taking Harold Landry in the second round, the Titans really failed to nail any picks.
Luke Falk is best served to hold a clipboard and it’s hard to see Rashaan Evans really becoming a difference maker on the outside. He’s serviceable, but the Titans should have done better in the first round.