NFL Draft Grades | Which NFC Teams Flunked the Draft?

by Cody Carpentier · Fantasy Football

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. You can also find Part 1 of the NFL Draft Grades, featuring the AFC Grades on PlayerProfiler in the NFL Draft section.

Positional Values are weighted by Position with QB, OT, and EDGE as focus points in round one. CB, DL, WR, and TE as focal points in rounds two/three, 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 34th place in The Huddle Report in 2023, ahead of The Draft Network, ESPN’s Matt Miller and Jordan Reid.

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings

Positional Value Composite Score: 71.13 (14th)
Player Value Composite Score: -28.0 (31st)
Total Selections Made: 6

23. Jordan Addison, WR, USC – Best Selection

102. Mekhi Blackmon, CB, USC

134. Jay Ward, CB, LSU

141. Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU

164. Jaren Hall, QB, BYU

222. DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB

Grade: F (43.1%)

Chicago Bears

Positional Value Composite Score: 55.40 (26th)
Player Value Composite Score: 16.7 (11th)
Total Selections Made: 10

10. Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee – Best Selection

53. Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida

56. Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami (FL)

64. Zacch Pickens, DT, South Carolina

115. Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas

133. Tyler Scott, WR, Cincinnati

148. Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon

165. Terell Smith, CB, Minnesota

218. Travis Bell, DT, Kennesaw State

258. Kendall Williamson, S, Stanford

Grade: C (72.1%)

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Detroit Lions

Positional Value Composite Score: 46.53 (31st)
Player Value Composite Score: -6.2 (28th)
Total Selections Made: 8

12. Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama

18. Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa

34. Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

45. Brian Branch, S, Alabama

68. Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee – Best Selection

96. Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky

152. Colby Sorsdal, OT, William & Mary

219. Antoine Green, WR, North Carolina

Grade: F (40.3%)

Green Bay Packers

Positional Value Composite Score: 54.05 (27th)
Player Value Composite Score: 12.4 (15th)
Total Selections Made: 13

13. Lukas Van Ness, EDGE, Iowa

42. Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

50. Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

78. Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State – Best Selection

116. Colby Wooden, DE, Auburn

149. Sean Clifford, QB, Penn State

159. Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia

179. Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green

207. Anders Carlson, K, Auburn

232. Carrington Valentine, CB, Kentucky

235. Lew Nichols III, RB, Central Michigan

242. Anthony Johnson Jr., S, Iowa State

256. Grant DuBose, WR, Charlotte

Grade: C- (66.4%)

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

Positional Value Composite Score: 66.63 (20th)
Player Value Composite Score: 1.0 (23rd)
Total Selections Made: 8

26. Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan

58. Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

90. DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

129. Viliami Fehoho Jr., EDGE, San Jose State

169. Asim Richards, OT, North Carolina – Best Selection

178. Eric Scott Jr., CB, Southern Miss

212. Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State

244. Jalen Brooks, WR, South Carolina

Grade: C- (67.6%)

New York Giants

Positional Value Composite Score: 67.13 (18th)
Player Value Composite Score: 23.8 (7th)
Total Selections Made: 7

24. Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland

57. John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

73. Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

172. Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma – Best Selection

209. Tre Hawkins, CB, Old Dominion

243. Jordon Riley, DT, Oregon

254. Gervarrius Owens, S, Houston

Grade: B (90.9%)

Philadelphia Eagles

Positional Value Composite Score: 62.92 (21st)
Player Value Composite Score: 25.3 (6th)
Total Selections Made: 7

9. Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia

30. Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia – Best Selection

65. Tyler Steen, OT, Alabama

66. Sydney Brown, S, Illinois

105. Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia

188. Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford

249. Moro Ojomo, DT, Texas

Grade: B- (88.3%)

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Washington Commanders

Positional Value Composite Score: 66.64 (19th)
Player Value Composite Score: -41.3 (32nd)
Total Selections Made: 7

16. Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State

47. Jartavius Martin, CB, Illinois – Best Selection

97. Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

118. Braedon Daniels, G, Utah

137. KJ Henry, EDGE, Clemson

193. Chris Rodriguez Jr., RB, Kentucky

233. Andre Jones Jr., EDGE, Louisiana

Grade: F- (25.4%)

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Positional Value Composite Score: 41.87 (32nd)
Player Value Composite Score: 1.3 (22nd)
Total Selections Made: 6

8. Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

38. Matthew Bergeron, G, Syracuse

75. Zach Harrison, EDGE, Ohio State

113. Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah

224. DeMarcco Hellams, S, Alabama – Best Selection

225. Jovaughn Gwyn, G, South Carolina

Grade: F (43.1%)

Carolina Panthers

Positional Value Composite Score: 91.04 (2nd)
Player Value Composite Score: 4.6 (21st)
Total Selections Made: 5

1. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

39. Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

80. DJ Johnson, EDGE, Oregon

114. Chandler Zavala, G, NC State – Best Selection

145. Jammie Robinson, S, Florida State

Grade: B+ (95.6%)

New Orleans Saints

Positional Value Composite Score: 71.42 (13th)
Player Value Composite Score: -5.0 (27th)
Total Selections Made: 8

29. Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

40. Isaiah Foskey, EDGE, Notre Dame

71. Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

103. Nick Saldiveri, OT, Old Dominion – Best Selection

127. Jake Haener, QB, Fresno State

146. Jordan Howden, S, Minnesota

195. A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest

Grade: C- (66.4%)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Positional Value Composite Score: 70.02 (15th)
Player Value Composite Score: 11.0 (16th)
Total Selections Made: 8

19. Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh

48. Cody Mauch, OT, North Dakota State – Best Selection

82. YaYa Diaby, EDGE, Louisville

153. SirVocea Dennis, LB, Pittsburgh

171. Payne Durham, TE, Purdue

181. Josh Hayes, S, Kansas State

191. Trey Palmer, WR, Nebraska

196. Jose Ramirez, EDGE, Eastern Michigan

Grade: C+ (81.0%)

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

Positional Value Composite Score: 68.23 (17th)
Player Value Composite Score: -7.6 (29th)
Total Selections Made: 9

6. Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

41. BJ Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

72. Garrett Williams, CB, Syracuse

94. Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford

122. Jon Gaines II, G, UCLA

139. Clayton Tune, QB, Houston

168. Owen Pappoe, LB, Auburn – Best Selection

180. Kei’Trel Clark, CB, Louisville

213. Dante Stills, DT, West Virginia

Grade: D (60.7%)

Los Angeles Rams

Positional Value Composite Score: 81.14 (4th)
Player Value Composite Score: 32.7 (4th)
Total Selections Made: 14

36. Steve Avila, G, TCU

77. Byron Young, EDGE, Tennessee

89. Kobie Turner, DT, Wake Forest

128. Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia

161. Nick Hampton, EDGE, Appalachian State

174. Warren McClendon Jr., OT, Georgia

175. Davis Allen, TE, Clemson

177. Puka Nacua, WR, BYU

182. Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU – Best Selection

189. Ochaun Mathis, EDGE, Nebraska

215. Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss

223. Ethan Evans, P, Wingate

234. Jason Taylor II, S, Oklahoma State

259. Desjuan Johnson, DT, Toledo

Grade: A (113.8%)

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Seattle Seahawks

Positional Value Composite Score: 48.22 (30th)
Player Value Composite Score: -0.1 (25th)
Total Selections Made: 10

5. Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois

20. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

37. Derrick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

52 Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

108. Anthony Bradford, G, LSU

123. Cameron Young, DT, Mississippi State

151. Mike Morris, EDGE, Michigan

154. Olu Oluwatimi, C, Michigan – Best Selection

198. Jerrick Reed II, S, New Mexico

237. Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia

Grade: F (48.1%)

San Francisco 49ers

Positional Value Composite Score: 58.20 (24th)
Player Value Composite Score: -18.7 (30th)
Total Selections Made: 9

87. Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State

99. Jake Moody, K, Michigan

101. Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama

155. Darrell Luter Jr., CB, South Alabama

173. Robert Beal Jr., EDGE, Georgia

216. Dee Winters, LB, TCU – Best Selection

247. Brayden Willis, TE, Oklahoma

253. Ronnie Bell, WR, Michigan

255. Jalen Graham, LB, Purdue

Grade: F- (39.5%)