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AFC Draft Analysis

by DJ Boyer on May. 7, 2015

AFC Draft Team By Team

AFC East

 

Buffalo Bills

2(50)      Ronald Darby                       CB                         Florida State

3(81)      John Miller                           OG                         Louisville

5(155)   Karlos Williams                      RB                           Florida State

6(188)   Tony Steward                         LB                           Clemson

6(194)   Nick O’Leary                          TE                           Florida State

7(234)   Dezmin Lewis                       WR                         Central Arkansas

 

Day One Analysis: No first round after the trade to land wide receiver Sammy Watkins a season ago.

Day Two Analysis: Ronald Darby is a terrific value at #50 but I did not think this would be the area the Bills would look with their first pick of this draft. I did think an interior lineman would be an area of concern but John Miller is a player that is going to need a lot of time before he is ready to contribute. Miller has immense upper body strength but he has a long way to go before he is contributing for Buffalo.

Day Three Analysis: A little skeptical with the overall work of the Bills. Karlos Williams provides nice value in the third round but Nick O’ Leary and Tony Steward seem lackluster. My favorite pick during the second day may have been their final selection in Dezmin Lewis. He is raw and may not ultimately pan out but there is a lot of upside here as many who watched him at The Senior Bowl came away impressed.

 

Miami Dolphins

1(14)      DeVante Parker                      WR                         Louisville

2(52)      Jordan Phillips                       DT                           Oklahoma

4(114)   Jamil Douglas                         OG                         Arizona State

5(145)   Bobby McCain                        CB                           Memphis

5(149)   Jay Ajayi                                  RB                           Boise State

5(150)   Cedric Thompson                 S                              Minnesota

5(156)   Tony Lippett                         CB/WR                 Michigan State

Day One Analysis: We documented that the Dolphins were trying to move up four spots from #14 to #10 overall in order to select Todd Gurley. The Rams ended up turning down the offer where they would have obtained Miami’s 2nd and 5th round selections in this draft, to take Gurley themselves. Parker had been thought of as Miami’s second choice but one that still fits as the Dolphins look to add explosive pieces to the offense. With Jarvis Landry and new additions Greg Jennings and Kenny Stills, it is a talented receiving corps but one that is now ¾ new, so developing chemistry quickly will be important. Look for Miami to think about adding a tight end during day two as they try to replace Charles Clay who wound up with division rival Buffalo.

Day Two Analysis: Interesting that with only one pick on day two the Dolphins go for a defensive tackle, the position where they spent most of their money signing Ndamukong Duh this offseason. Expect Miami to look at linebackers and perhaps a replacement for the departed Charles Clay at tight end during day three.

Day Three Analysis: A solid effort for Miami as getting Jay Ajayi in the 5th round looks like it will give a nice return even if his career may be cut a little short due to his knee situation. Jamil Douglas is one of the best and safest picks in the entire 4th round and I am interested in how this team plans to use Tony Lippett. After posting over 1,000 yards at Michigan State he played both ways moving back to corner as well near the end of the year. Miami announced him as a cornerback when they selected him so let's see if that is the plan.

 

 

New England Patriots

1(32)      Malcom Brown                           DT                           Texas

2(64)      Jordan Richards                        S                              Stanford

3(97)      Geno Grissom                             DE                           Oklahoma

4(101)   Trey Flowers                                      DE                           Arkansas

4(111)   Tre Jackson                                         OG                         Florida State

4(131)   Shaq Mason                                       C                             Georgia Tech

5(166)   Joe Cardona                                       LS                            Navy

6(178)   Matthew Wells                                LB                           Mississippi State

7(202)   A.J. Derby                                           TE                           Arkansas

7(247)   Darryl Roberts                                   CB                           Marshall

7(253)   Xzavier Dickson                              LB                           Alabama

 

Day One Analysis: How do the Patriots do this year in and year out? New England scores the replacement for Vince Wilfork and we saw this coming from a mile away when Brown got past teams like Detroit and Green Bay. What value at #32! Amazing that the Patriots pick last in the first round and wind up as one of the big winners. This is why they are the defending Super Bowl Champions and perennial contenders.

Day Two Analysis: Versatility seems to be the key here as Jordan Richards and Geneo Grissom are both players that have experience at multiple positions. New England strikes another deal at #96 overall as they pick up a pair of picks for later in the draft in typical New England fashion. Day two wasn't as bold as day one but the Patriots are still having an exceptional draft.

Day Three Analysis: The Patriots get a trio of well-known southern football players in trey Flowers, Tre Jackson and Shaq Mason in the 4th round. Mason should make the transition from guard to center for life in the NFL. Starting with a long snapper in the 5th round the Patriots started filling in specific needs with the real surprise being that not one wide receiver was drafted. Xzavier Dickson was my choice for Mr. Irrelevant and I was only off by a few picks. Solid draft as that pick of Malcom Brown set the tone for the whole draft.

 

New York Jets

1(6)        Leonard Williams                            DT                           USC

2(37)      Devin Smith                                       WR                         Ohio State

3(82)      Lorenzo Mauldin                             LB                           Louisville

4(103)   Bryce Petty                                         QB                          Baylor

5(152)   Jarvis Harrison                                  OG                         Texas A&M

7(223)   Deon Simon                                       DT                           Northwestern State

 

Day One Analysis: Not the team we envisioned for Leonard Williams but he was #1 on our board overall for the entire season. The shoulder is fine and I think talk about teams being worried about it were false. This is a definite position of strength for the Jets, not the area they needed, but at #6 how can you not take the most talented player on the board. The Todd Bowles era is off to a grand start.

Day Two Analysis: The Jets come in and get a pair of players in areas where they need a great deal of help. Devin Smith gives the Jets a player that is capable of stretching the field. The Jets were hoping that player would be Stephen Hill but that was not in the cards. In Lorenzo Mauldin the Jets get a relentless pass rusher. This was a solid day for the Jets.

Day Three Analysis: The Jets get very high marks for Bryce Petty in the 4th round. Petty gets to come in without the pressure of being a very high selection while he learns the intricacies of being under center as we all know he can sling it around the field. Jarvis Harrison is a nice risk who if you get him to commit and work on his inconsistent footwork, could be a real steak and a future starter.

 

AFC North

 

Baltimore Ravens

1(26)      Breshad Perriman                 WR                         Central Florida

2(55)      Maxx Williams                        TE                           Minnesota

3(90)      Carl Davis                                 DT                           Iowa

4(122)   Za’Darius Smith                       DE                           Kentucky

4(125)   Buck Allen                                    RB                           USC

4(136)   Tray Walker                              CB                           Texas Southern

5(171)   Nick Boyle                               TE                           Delaware

5(176)   Robert Myers                         OG                         Tennessee State

6(204)   Darren Waller                       WR                         Georgia Tech

Day One Analysis: Not a surprise here but a bit of a departure as the Ravens normally take the best player available regardless of position. I had the feeling with Randy Gregory dropping, Baltimore or Dallas would have been first round landing spots. Wide receiver is a huge need after Torrey Smith left for San Francisco and Steve Smith continues to defy father time. Perriman is not as polished as many of the other top notch receivers but sheer speed cannot be coached and it is something Perriman has plenty of.

Day Two Analysis: Big fan of what the Ravens have been able to do on day two. Ozzie Newsome has always been a proponent of drafting the best player available and here it shows as the Ravens still have not looked towards the secondary but they have two players that should help them right away. Baltimore made the aggressive move to move up three spots in the second round to get ahead of division rival Pittsburgh to grab tight end Maxx Williams. With Dennis Pitta and his injuries his status is up in the air. Carl Davis can play multiple positions along the line even at his large size. Great day for the Ravens.

Day Three Analysis: In Za’Darius Smith and Buck Allen to start round 4 the Ravens have a pair of future starters. Nick Boyle is one of the better blocking tight ends in this draft and the Ravens get another Delaware product for fellow alum, quarterback Joe Flacco. Robert Myers or “Quadzilla” as he has become known is a nice project for the interior line. Not much of a Darren Waller fan but he has wide receiver/tight end size. Overall the Ravens shad one of the better drafts that nobody seemed to talk about.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

1(21)      Cedric Ogbuehi                                 OT                          Texas A&M

2(53)      Jake Fisher                                         OT                          Oregon

3(85)      Tyler Kroft                                          TE                           Rutgers

3(99)      Paul Dawson                                      LB                           TCU

4(120)   Josh Shaw                                           CB                           USC

5(157)   C.J. Uzomah                                       TE                           Auburn

6(197)   Derron Smith                                     S                              Fresno State

7(238)   Mario Alford                                      WR                         West Virginia

Day One Analysis: We had Ogbuehi coming back into the first round after he, along with Todd Gurley, had very favorable reports following their ACL tears. Thought this may be a little high as Ogbuehi struggled with the transition to left tackle at Texas A&M but he will be the eventual Andrew Whitworth replacement. I thought the Bengals could also look at a receiver after seeing them struggle last season after A.J. Green went down. We had them selecting Andrus Peat in the mock but he was off the board earlier, so we had the right position.

Day Two Analysis: Absolutely terrific draft for Cincinnati. By taking a bit of risk with first round pick Cedric Ogbuehi they back up the selection by taking Jake Fisher, another mobile tackle out of Oregon. To follow that up with underrated tight end Tyler Kroft and to close the night with a playmaker like Paul Dawson has to leave Bengal faithful very happy.

Day Three Analysis: Cincinnati wasn’t hearing anything from the small school players in this draft. Josh Shaw is fantastic value in the 4th round and a player that went a little lower than anticipated even with the issues he had early in the season. The addition of Smith and 6th round safety Derron Smith shows that Cincinnati was targeting physical players. Drafting C.J. Uzomah along with Tyler Kroft is in line with Cincinnati’s philosophy and the importance they place on tight end play. Not a big fan of the Mario Alford pick late, that is a player you bring in as an undrafted free agent but overall a solid and productive draft class.

 

Cleveland Browns

1(12)      Danny Shelton                                  DT                           Washington

1(19)     Cameron Erving                             C/OT                         Florida State

2(51)      Nate Orchard                                     LB                           Utah

3(77)      Duke Johnson                                   RB                           Miami

3(96)      Xavier Cooper                                   DT                       Washington State

4(115)   Ibraheim Campbell                         S                              Northwestern

4(123)   Vince Mayle                                      WR                         Washington State

6(189)   Charles Gaines                                 CB                           Louisville

6(195)   Malcolm Johnson                            TE                           Mississippi State

6(198)   Randall Telfer                                   TE                           USC

7(219)   Hayes Pullard                                    LB                           USC

7(241)   Ifo Ekpre-Olomu                              CB                           Oregon

Day One Analysis: We nailed the Danny Shelton pick and watching him bear hug Roger Goodell was one of the highlights of the night. This was a pick they needed to make playing in the AFC North as they try to regain some toughness in the middle of the defense. I was surprised they stayed away from a receiver like Breshad Perriman with their second selection but Erving brings great value. By adding picks along both lines the Browns are looking to get back to the basics and avoid the glitz and glamour they have been trying to add during some of the past drafts. Both players have some questions and are not perfect, but they are areas of need and overall this was a solid effort.

Day Two Analysis: I am not a huge Nate Orchard supported but this fills a need and grabbing Duke Johnson at #77 is terrific value. Xavier Cooper is a player with tremendous upside that will need a season or two to grow and develop his all around game. Allowing Cooper to play alongside or behind Danny Shelton should allow him the time to develop. We should see Cleveland look at a quarterback during the early stages of day three. Kudos to the Browns for just having an uneventful solid draft for a change.

Day Three Analysis: The Browns stay with the philosophy of not making any big splashes and just getting quality players at skills positions. You have to like the flier the Browns used on Ifo Ekpre-Olomu in the 7th round before he was able to sign as an undrafted free agent with any team. Now even if it doesn’t pan out the risk was minimal. The Browns draft started losing its luster by day three but it was still very smart and showed fans they are not in panic mode as an organization. The Browns even stayed away from drafting a quarterback, something we thought they would do in rounds 5-7.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

1(22)      Bud Dupree                                        DE/LB                    Kentucky

2(56)      Senquez Golson                               CB                           Mississippi

3(87)      Sammie Coates                                WR                         Auburn

4(121)   Doran Grant                                       CB                           Ohio State

5(160)   Jesse James                                       TE                           Penn State

6(199)   Leterrious Walton                           DT                           Central Michigan

6(212)   Anthony Chickillo                            DE                           Miami

7(239)   Gerod Hollimon                               S                              Louisville

Day One Analysis: In our final mock we had the Steelers winning the Shane Ray sweepstakes and he went just one selection later at #23. We were also on record saying the Steelers could be looking to move up, going after 1 of 2 players like Kevin Johnson or Bud Dupree. In the end Dupree fell right in the laps of the Steelers so it’s hard to say this was a bad draft. Many faithful could say they continue to ignore the secondary in the first round but this was a player they were enamored with all along. I expect the next three areas to be corner, safety and a tight end if Pittsburgh starts looking in particular areas.

Day Two Analysis: A little surprised a safety has not been selected and one has to wonder if the Sammie Coates selection is meant to send a message to Antonio Brown. Senquez Golson is a playmaker who looks like he can nail down the nickel corner slot right away.

Day Three Analysis: Doran Grant to start the final day shows that the drafting of Senquez GOlson was not in vain as he is slated to play inside while Grant can play outside the numbers. Jesse James and Gerod Hollimon were steals in the areas they were drafted and both have huge upside. Leterrious Walton may be my favorite pick as he was a late riser and he can play nearly anywhere along the Pittsburgh line.

 

AFC South

 

Houston Texans

1(16)      Kevin Johnson                         CB                           Wake Forest

2(43)      Benardrick McKinney             LB                           Mississippi State

3(70)      Jaelen Strong                          WR                         Arizona State

5(175)   Keith Mumphrey                       WR                         Michigan State

6(211)   Reshard Cliett                            LB                           South Florida

6(216)   Christian Covington                  DT                           Rice

7(235)   Kenny Hilliard                            RB                           LSU

Day One Analysis: Our mock had Cameron Erving in the end as we thought  they'd be looking for a Chris Myers replacement at center but Kevin Johnson serves another need. Teams are beefing up to keep Andrew Luck from running away with this division. In the five division games last year where Luck played the entire game his numbers were 124-190 65.3% 1,573 yards with 14 TD and 3 Interceptions…..that’s pretty darn good.

Day Two Analysis: The move for Bernardrick McKinney nets the Texans a talented player that is a tackling machine. His play should be reminiscent of what DeMeco Ryans brought to the table in his early days. Jaelen Strong is tremendous value. The Texans now not only have a replacement for Andre Johnson but they have a player of similar build and stature.

Day Three Analysis: Not too much to write home about here in Houston aside from keeping Christian Covington in Houston with a terrific 6th round pick. If not for a knee injury his final season Covington was likely a 3rd rounder at worst. Not many strong picks here but the Texans get three overall that were off the charts in  Kevin Johnson, Jaelen Strong and Christian Covington.

 

Indianapolis Colts

1(29)      Phillip Dorsett                         WR                         Miami (Fla.)

3(65)     DJoun Smith                             CB                           Florida Atlantic

3(93)      Henry Anderson                     DE                           Stanford

4(109)   Clayton Geathers                    S                              Central Florida

5(151)   Terry Poole                                OG                         San Diego State

6(205)   Josh Robinson                         RB                           Mississippi State

6(207)   Amarlo Herrera                        LB                           Georgia

7(255)   Denzell Goode                           OT                          Mars Hill

Day One Analysis: Not a fan here, as to me Indianapolis needed to get tougher in the secondary and in the middle of the defense. This is a defense that gave up over 40 points on four occasions last season and it happened once against Pittsburgh and twice against New England. I felt the Colts needed to solidify that defense and they failed to do so with plenty of able-bodied picks there to do so.

Day Two Analysis: That is more like it Indianapolis! DJoun Smith is short in stature but not on aggression and ball skills. Add that to Henry Anderson who is a perfect end for the Colts scheme and the defense is starting to get some much needed relief. I still feel the Colts missed out on a potential star on the defensive side of the ball but these picks are a step in the right direction.

Day Three Analysis: Indianapolis offered a glimmer of hope during the second day of the draft but it was sandwiched between a pair of days that left you scratching your head. Terry Poole and Josh Robinson both seem like reaches. Indianapolis gained a little bit of credibility back after the Amarlo Herrera selection then they take Denzell Goode with the second-to-last selection, a player that had no chance of being drafted by Arizona as Mr. Irrelevant.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

1(3)        Dante Fowler Jr.                     DE                           Florida

2(36)      T.J. Yeldon                                RB                          Alabama

3(67)      A.J. Cann                                  OG                         South Carolina

4(104)   James Sample                                   S                              Louisville

5(139)   Rashad Greene                                 WR                         Florida State

6(180)   Michael Bennett                              DT                           Ohio State

7(220)   Neal Sterling                                     TE                           Monmoth

7(229)   Ben Koyack                                         TE                           Notre Dame

 

Day One Analysis: I was anticipating a trade here as I thought the Amari Cooper talk could signal a team moving up to block Oakland. Leonard Williams was the better player but Fowler was at the position where the Jaguars needed more help. Looking for that one breakout star, I am not convinced that player is Fowler but the Jaguars went for a need and they can’t be faulted. I still would have tried to move down for Todd Gurley, as a running back threat is what is lacking on this team.

Day Two Analysis: One has to wonder if the Jaguars are saving on team costs by only scouting the SEC. Three picks all SEC players but all solid selections. This was a little early for Yeldon in my opinion but he definitely is at a position of need. How can you argue the selection of A.J. Cann, taking the top guard on the board in the third round.

Day Three Analysis: I liked the early stages of the third day with James Sample coming away as one of the 4th round steals in my opinion. We correctly anticipated Sample being drafted before Gaines or Holliman from the Louisville secondary. Rashad Greene and Michael Bennett as the next pair of picks were absolute knockouts. I didn’t really like either tight end chosen in the 7th round and I felt the Jaguars would have been better suited with one or even a pair of offensive linemen taken here.

 

Tennessee Titans

1(2)        Marcus Mariota                                QB                          Oregon

2(40)      Dorial Green-Beckham                 WR                         Oklahoma

3(66)      Jeremiah Poutasi                             OT                          Utah

4(100)   Angelo Blackson                              DT                           Auburn

4(108)   Jalston Fowler                                  FB                           Alabama

5(138)   David Cobb                                         RB                           Minnesota

6(177)   Deiontrez Mount                             LB                           Louisville

6(208)   Andy Gallik                                        C                             Boston College

7(245)   Tre McBride                                       WR                         William & Mary

Day One Analysis: This went exactly how we thought it would. If the Titans were looking for a deal I felt they had to draft Mariota and then solicit offers afterwards. Not 100% certain we won’t still see a deal but it would need to happen by the end of the third day or you are safe in assuming that Mariota is the man viewed as the franchise quarterback in Tennessee.

Day Two Analysis: Dorial Green-Beckham is certainly a departure from the ultra clean-cut image of top pick Marcus Mariota. Green-Beckham may be the top wide receiver in this draft in terms of pure talent alone and this draft is now very hard to grade as it will be looked at closely with the two top picks being so heavily scrutinized with varying opinions on how they will perform. Jeremiah Poutasi is even a bit of a gamble in round 3 but much safer than the first two picks made by Tennessee.

Day Three Analysis: An uneven up and down day for the Titans. You have to applaud taking Jalston Fowler at a point when I think he was coming on to the radar for a few teams as we predicted him to be an early third day selection. The Titans earn a higher grade for two outstanding players both picked after 200 that were supposed to be gone much sooner. Tre McBride at 245 was projected by some to go in the top 100. Wonderful value for the Titans as all their days offered upside and promising picks.

 

AFC West

 

Denver Broncos

1(23)      Shane Ray                                           DE/LB                    Missouri

2(59)      Ty Sambrailo                                      OT                          Colorado State

3(92)      Jeff Heuerman                                   TE                           Ohio State

4(133)   Max Garcia                                         C                             Florida

5(164)   Lorenzo Doss                                     CB                           Tulane

6(203)   Darius Kilgo                                        DT                           Maryland

7(250)   Trevor Siemian                                 QB                          Northwestern

7(251)   Taurean Nixon                                  CB                           Tulane

7(252)   Josh Furman                                      CB                           Oklahoma State

Day One Analysis: I immediately made light of the fact that Ray ends up in the state of Colorado where marijuana is legal (lol). The Broncos didn’t have to give up too much to move up five spots as Manny Ramierez goes to Detroit and looked like a player that wasn’t in the Broncos long term plans. The Broncos now have some depth if something happens to Von Miller or DeMarcus Ware this season. Miller may not be under contract after 2015 so this may turn out to be a huge comfort pick for the organization, but it’s clear the Broncos want to win now.

Day Two Analysis: Very surprised Denver has not looked harder at the interior offensive line unless they plan to move Ty Sambrailo inside because there are questions about his upper body strength. Jeff Heuerman is an underrated player and he must be ecstatic as we have seen Payton Manning make a number of average tight ends look like All Pro players.

Day Three Analysis: Max Garcia is a younger version of Manny Ramierez so that was a nice pick to start the day. Lorenzo Doss was one of my favorite 5th round selections because he seems like a player that fits in perfectly with Denver and its scheme. All the quarterbacks left on the board and the Broncos take Trevor Siemian? I hope this was for a position change.

 

Kansas City Chiefs

1(18)      Marcus Peters                                   CB                           Washington

2(49)      Mitch Morse                                      OG                         Missouri

3(76)      Chris Conley                                      WR                         Georgia

3(98)      Steven Nelson                                  CB                           Oregon State

4(118)   Ramik Wilson                                    LB                           Georgia

5(172)   D.J. Alexander                                  OLB                        Oregon State

5(173)   James O’Shaughnessy                   TE                           Illinois State

6(217)   Rakeem Nunez-Roches                 DT                           Southern Miss

7(233)   Da’Ron Brown                                   WR                         Northern Illinois

Day One Analysis: We nailed this pick when so many were predicting a wide receiver. Andy Reid could have went with a lineman as the protection for Alex Smith was spotty a season ago. No team did as much homework on Peters than the Chiefs, and Reid even traveled to his hometown personally. I had said this would show how much pull Reid has with the Chiefs as this seemed to be the pick he lobbied for, and it’s a pretty good one based on pure talent alone.

Day Two Analysis: Andy Reid and company went right after the three positions they seemed to have targeted all along right at the top of their draft with a cornerback in round 1, an interior offensive linemen in round 2 and a wide receiver in round 3 and then adding another corner with their third round compensatory selection.

Day Three Analysis: This is the prototypical “so-so” day. No real picks to get overly excited about but no real throwaways. Rakeem Nunez-Roches at the end of the 6th round seems to be the pick holding the most promise and with the most upside.

 

Oakland Raiders

1(4)        Amari Cooper                                    WR                         Alabama

2(35)      Mario Edwards Jr.                            DE                           Florida State

3(68)      Clive Walford                                    TE                           Miami

4(128)   Jon Feliciano                                     OG                         Miami

4(135)   Marcus Hardison                             DT                           Arizona State

5(140)   Ben Heeney                                       LB                           Kansas

5(161)   Neiron Bell                                         LB                           Florida

6(179)   Max Valles                                         DE/LB                    Virginia

7(218)   Anthony Morris                                OT                          Tennessee State

7(221)   Neal Debose                                      WR                         Florida

7(242)   Dexter McDonald                            CB                           Kansas

Day One Analysis: I would have went with Leonard Williams with him still available at #4 but it was no secret the Raiders needed wideouts and they will draft more, as they need more than Cooper alone. Derek Carr has to be one happy man as the Raiders are showing that they feel comfortable with him under center and are serious about getting him some real weapons.

Day Two Analysis: A little unsure as to how the Raiders plan to use Mario Edwards Jr. or where they want to line him up. In Edwards the Raiders have a developing pass rusher that is already a run-stuffing specialist. Clive Walford gives Derek Carr another offensive weapon but the Raiders need to be weary of his attitude and demeanor as it turned a number of teams off in the pre-draft process.

Day Three Analysis: The Raiders draft got a little weirder as the draft progressed. The Raiders never totally regressed to the overvalued speed selections they were so famous for in the 2000-2010 decade but it seemed to stray towards various degrees of player reaches. Neal DuBose seemed to be the most bizarre as this is a player that should have never heard his name called during the draft process despite his tremendous athletic gifts.

 

San Diego Chargers

1(15)      Melvin Gordon                                 RB                           Wisconsin

2(48)      Denzel Perryman                             LB                           Miami

3(83)      Craig Mager                                      CB                           Texas State

5(153)   Kyle Emanuel                                    DE                           North Dakota State

6(192)   Darius Philon                                     DT                           Arkansas

Day One Analysis: Not one but two first round running backs chosen, and both in the top 15! This was a pick that was long anticipated as San Diego is a team that should be dangerous in 2015. Keeping Philip Rivers long-term is still a tricky situation as he does not want to move to Los Angeles and San Diego looks like a team on the move. I look for the Chargers to add some depth along both lines in the coming rounds as well as possibly drafting a quarterback themselves.

Day Two Analysis: I tweeted at the time of the Denzel Perryman selection that the Chargers landed a magnificent player but his selection seemed to not be a match for the current personnel the Chargers have. It seems to suggest that Manti Te'o will be moved to the outside if he continues to be a starter in the Chargers defense. Craig Mager is a stunning pick as I feel Mager is a late-blooming talented player that will need some time on a practice squad before he is ready for the rigors of the NFL. I felt Mager was an undrafted free agent or a 7th rounder at best.

Day Three Analysis: Just seems like the AFC West underachieved overall as no team really wanted to get a leg up on the other. The Chargers may win the third day just by default as they grab a couple of nice players although no offensive line selections was puzzling with the amount of talented players still on the board