2020 NFL Draft tracker: Instant grades and reaction

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: A general view as the Arizona Cardinals make their #1 overall draft pick during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 25: A general view as the Arizona Cardinals make their #1 overall draft pick during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – SEPTEMBER 02: Chase Claypool #83 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs with the ball against the Louisville Cardinals on September 02, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Chase Claypool. 49. 55. Scouting Report. Notre Dame. Pick Analysis. WR. player

Analysis: Few teams identify talent at receiver better than the Steelers. Claypool comes to Pittsburgh as a four-year player for the Golden Domers. In 2019, he amassed 1,037 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.

Grade: B-

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Jaylon Johnson. 50. player. 57. CB. Utah

Analysis: Johnson dealt with shoulder injuries throughout his career at Utah, but his talent is undeniable. A first-round talent in some eyes, this is a quality pick for Ryan Pace and the Bears.

Grade: B

Pick Analysis. CB. Trevon Diggs. 51. player. Scouting Report. 123. Alabama

Analysis: Diggs was considered by some to be a fit for the Cowboys in the first round. Landing a top corner here is a steal for Jerry Jones and Co. If all goes well, Diggs eventually replaces Byron Jones in the secondary.

Grade: A

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. player. 51. RB. Florida State. Cam Akers. 52

Analysis: Akers is a terrific back, but the Rams have so many needs. Los Angeles could have added a corner to pair with Jalen Ramsey or a linebacker to replace Cory Littleton. Instead, they went with Akers, who notched 1,144 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

Grade: C-

Oklahoma. Jalen Hurts. 53. player. 54. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. QB

Analysis: Wow. Hurts was coached by Lincoln Riley and Nick Saban in college. He starred for both Alabama and Oklahoma, earning a national championship. Now he goes to Philadelphia to play under head coach Doug Pederson, known as an offensive guru. He’s going to back up Carson Wentz, but with Wentz’s injury history, this could become quite a storyline.

Grade: B

Scouting Report. A.J. Epenesa. 54. 16. Pick Analysis. EDGE. Iowa. player

Analysis: Epenesa falling to the Bills at No. 54 is a phenomenal value for general manager Brandon Beane. He essentially replaces Shaq Lawson, who left in free agency for the Dolphins. At Iowa, Epenesa totaled 22 sacks over the past two seasons.

Grade: A

Pick Analysis. RB. Ohio State. 55. 26. Scouting Report. J.K. Dobbins. player

Analysis: Baltimore may never throw the football again. The Ravens use the first of their two second-round picks on Dobbins, who racked up 2,003 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns with the Buckeyes last year. He’ll join a crowded backfield with Mark Ingram and Lamar Jackson.

Grade: B+

Pick Analysis. Raekwon Davis. player. 56. 59. Scouting Report. DT. Alabama

Analysis: This is an upside pick. Davis was highly-touted coming to the Crimson Tide but never truly got in a groove. In four years with Alabama, Davis totaled 19.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks.

Grade: C-

Florida. 57. player. Van Jefferson. 51. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR

Analysis: Jefferson will help replace Brandin Cooks, who was traded to the Houston Texans a few weeks ago. The Florida product totaled 1,160 receiving yards in two years with the Gators after transferring from Ole Miss.

Grade: C

60. Pick Analysis. OT. 58. player. Scouting Report. Boise State. Ezra Cleveland

Analysis: Cleveland was thought by some to be a top-20 talent in this draft. He’s a steal here for the Vikings, who have been trying to upgrade their line for years on end.

Grade: A

Baylor. 59. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. WR. Denzel Mims. 30

Analysis: Mims starred for three seasons at Baylor under Matt Rhule, and now heads to the Big Apple to become a top weapon for Sam Darnold. After falling down the board, he ends up in a good spot to earn targets.

Grade: A+

Michigan. Josh Uche. 47. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. LB. 60. player

Analysis: Last year, it was Chase Winovich on the second day from Michigan. This year, it’s Josh Uche. Over the past two years with the Wolverines, Uche amassed 14.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss. He should be a rotational pass-rusher to start for New England.

Grade: B-

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 61. player. 35. CB. LSU. Kristian Fulton

Analysis: Fulton has a failed drug test in his background, but on the field, he’s a stud. The Titans are offsetting the loss of Logan Ryan in free agency with the LSU star, who has clear first-round talent. Great pick for Tennessee.

Grade: A+

RB. player. Scouting Report. Boston College. A.J. Dillon. 62. 49. Pick Analysis

Analysis: Dillon had three 1,000-yard seasons with Boston College, but there are concerns here. Dillon is 247 pounds and will be behind Aaron Jones. So far, Green Bay has taken a quarterback ho won’t play for years, and a back who is playing second fiddle.

Grade: D

player. 124. 63. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. ILB. Mississippi State. Willie Gay Jr.

Analysis: The off-field concerns are legitimate, but so is the talent. Gay dropped to the bottom of the second round after totaling 11 tackles for loss and six sacks across 28 games and three seasons with Mississippi State.

Grade: C