NFL Draft Grades | Which AFC Team Won the Draft?

by Cody Carpentier · NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone, the PlayerProfiler team was live in Kansas City, broadcasting all three days on YouTube. We also had boots on the ground at Union Station, as well as numerous stations set up at the house. I was grateful for the opportunity to host the entire NFL Draft from Pick 1 through 259, alongside some of my good friends, Matty Kiwoom, Alex Dunlap, Anand Nanduri, Matt Kelley, and Jack Cavanagh. To put a cap on the 2023 NFL Draft process, I will be attacking NFL Draft grades from an Analytical and Personal Draft Grade perspective. Giving you a composite score from draft capital value, and a personal grade on the draft overall featuring movement, and the team’s perceived plan of attack.

Positional Values are weighted by Position with QB, OT, and EDGE as focus points in Round 1. CB, DL, WR, and TE as focal points in Rounds 2-3, and LB, C, and S as targets on Day 3. Kicker and Punter are positions that negatively affect your grade, and RB is a position that is open-ended due to the lowest career length, and upside in later rounds. If there is a talent inside the top 16, it matters, but outside of that, your hit rate isn’t drastically different from 50 to Undrafted.

Player Values are created via a delta composite in comparing real draft capital to my Top 200 Big Board featured on finished in No. 34 place in The Huddle Report in 2023, ahead of The Draft Network, ESPN’s Matt Miller and Jordan Reid.

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Positional Value Composite Score: 77.26 (6th)
Player Value Composite Score: 35.2 (2nd)
Total Selections Made: 6

22. Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

86. Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson – Best Selection

124. Tavius Robinson, EDGE, Ole Miss

157. Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford

199. Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, OT, Oregon

229. Andrew Vorhees, G, USC

Grade: A (113.3%)

Trenton Simpson Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Cincinnati Bengals

Positional Value Composite Score: 71.62 (12th)
Player Value Composite Score: -4.8 (26th)
Total Selections Made: 8

28. Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson – Best Selection

60. DJ Turner II, CB, Michigan

95. Jordan Battle, S, Alabama

131. Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue

163. Chase Brown, RB, Illinois

206. Andrei Iosivas, WR, Princeton

217. Brad Robbins, P, Michigan

246. DJ Ivey, CB, Miami (FL)

Grade: C- (68%)

Cleveland Browns

Positional Value Composite Score: 89.98 (3rd)
Player Value Composite Score: 12.4 (14th)
Total Selections Made: 7

74. Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

98. Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor

111. Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State – Best Selection

126. Isaiah McGuire, EDGE, Missouri

140. Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA

142. Cameron Mitchell, CB, Northwestern

190. Luke Wypler, C, Ohio State

Grade: A- (103.4%)

Cedric Tillman Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Pittsburgh Steelers

Positional Value Composite Score: 74.98 (8th)
Player Value Composite Score: 36.3 (1st)
Total Selections Made: 6

14. Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia – Best Selection

32. Joey Porter, CB, Penn State

49. Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

93. Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

132. Nick Herbig, LB, Wisconsin

241. Cory Trice Jr., CB, Purdue

251. Spencer Anderson, G, Maryland

Grade: A (112.2%)

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

Positional Value Composite Score: 51.80 (29th)
Player Value Composite Score: 7.3 (17th)
Total Selections Made: 6

25. Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

59. O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida – Best Selection

91. Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane

150. Justin Shorter, WR, Florida

230. Nick Broeker, G, Ole Miss

252. Alex Austin, CB, Oregon State

Grade: D (60.0%)

Miami Dolphins

Positional Value Composite Score: 69.44 (16th)
Player Value Composite Score: 6.5 (18th)
Total Selections Made: 4

51. Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina – Best Selection

84. Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

197. Elijah Higgins, TE, Stanford

238. Ryan Hayes, OT, Michigan

Grade: C- (76.5%)

New England Patriots

Positional Value Composite Score: 57.11 (25th)
Player Value Composite Score: 18.7 (9th)
Total Selections Made: 12

17. Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon

46. Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech

76. Marte Mapu, LB, Sacramento State – Best Selection

107. Jake Andrews, C, Troy

112. Chad Ryland, K, Maryland

117. Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan

144. Atonio Mafi, G, UCLA

187. Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU

192. Bryce Baringer, P, Michigan State

210. Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty

214. Ameer Speed, CB, Michigan State

245. Isaiah Bolden, CB, Jackson State

Grade: C (77.5%)

Keion White Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

New York Jets

Positional Value Composite Score: 59.68 (22nd)
Player Value Composite Score: 16.4 (12th)
Total Selections Made: 7

15. Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State

43. Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin – Best Selection

143. Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh

184. Zaire Barnes, LB, Western Michigan

204. Jarrick Bernard-Converse, CB, LSU

120. Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh

220. Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion

Grade: C (77.1%)

AFC South

Houston Texans

Positional Value Composite Score: 73.19 (11th)
Player Value Composite Score: 22.5 (8th)
Total Selections Made: 9

2. C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State

3. Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama

62. Juice Scruggs, C, Penn State

69. Tank Dell, WR, Houston

109. Dylan Horton, EDGE, TCU

167. Henry To’oto’o, LB, Alabama

201. Jarrett Patterson, C, Notre Dame

205. Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State – Best Selection

248. Brandon Hill, S, Pittsburgh

Grade: B+ (97.0%)

Indianapolis Colts

Positional Value Composite Score: 74.64 (10th)
Player Value Composite Score: 33.8 (3rd)
Total Selections Made: 12

4. Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

44. Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State

79. Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

106. Blake Freeland, OT, BYU

110. Adetomiwa Adebawore, DT, Northwestern

138. Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina – Best Selection

158. Daniel Scott, S, California

162. Will Mallory, TE, Miami (FL)

176. Evan Hull, RB, Northwestern

211. Titus Leo, EDGE, Wagner

221. Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M

236. Jake Witt, OT, Northern Michigan

Grade: A (110.1%)

Adetomiwa Adebawore Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Jacksonville Jaguars

Positional Value Composite Score: 59.65 (23rd)
Player Value Composite Score: 1.0 (24th)
Total Selections Made: 13

27. Anton Harrison, OT, Oklahoma – Best Selection

61. Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

88. Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

121. Ventrell Miller, LB, Florida

130. Tyler Lacy, DE, Oklahoma State

136. Yasir Abdullah, LB, Louisville

160. Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M

185. Parker Washington, WR, Penn State

202. Christian Braswell, CB, Rutgers

208. Erick Hallett II, S, Pittsburgh

226. Cooper Hodges, OT, Appalachian State

227. Raymond Vohasek, DT, North Carolina

240. Derek Parish, EDGE, Houston

Grade: D (62.5%)

Tennessee Titans

Positional Value Composite Score: 74.68 (9th)
Player Value Composite Score: 11.0 (13th)
Total Selections Made: 6

11. Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern – Best Selection

33. Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

81. Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane

147. Josh Whyle, TE, Cincinnati

186. Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland

228. Colton Dowell, WR, Tennessee-Martin

Grade: B (90.9%)

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

Positional Value Composite Score: 110.32 (1st)
Player Value Composite Score: 6.0 (19th)
Total Selections Made: 7

31. Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State

55. Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

92. Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma – Best Selection

119. Chamarri Conner, CB, Virginia Tech

166. BJ Thompson, EDGE, Stephen F. Austin

194. Keondre Coburn, DT, Texas

250. Nic Jones, CB, Ball State

Grade: A++ (116.3%)

Las Vegas Raiders

Positional Value Composite Score: 51.83 (28th)
Player Value Composite Score: 17.6 (10th)
Total Selections Made: 9

7. Tyree Wilson, EDGE, Texas Tech

35. Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

70. Byron Young, DT, Alabama

100. Tre Tucker, WR, Cincinnati – Best Selection

104. Jakorian Bennett, CB, Maryland

135. Aidan O’Connell, QB, Purdue

170. Christopher Smith II, S, Georgia

203. Amari Burney, LB, Florida

231. Nesta Jade Silvera, DT, Arizona State

Grade: C (70.7%)

Los Angeles Chargers

Positional Value Composite Score: 80.98 (5th)
Player Value Composite Score: 6.0 (20th)
Total Selections Made: 7

21. Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU

54. Tuli Tuipulotu, EDGE, USC

85. Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State – Best Selection

125. Derius Davis, WR, TCU

156. Jordan McFadden, OT, Clemson

200. Scott Matlock, DT, Boise State

239. Max Duggan, QB, TCU

Grade: B- (88.0%)

Denver Broncos

Positional Value Composite Score: 76.86 (7th)
Player Value Composite Score: 27.0 (5th)
Total Selections Made: 5

63. Marvin Mims Jr., WR, Oklahoma

67. Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

83. Riley Moss, CB, Iowa

183. JL Skinner, S, Boise State – Best Selection

257. Alex Forsyth, C, Oregon

Grade: A- (104.6%)