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Colin Cowherd Hands Out His 2023 NFL Draft Grades

Watch Colin Cowherd hand out his 2023 NFL Draft grades to these notable teams.

Carolina Panthers (B)

“Didn’t have a ton of picks, got the best quarterback in the Draft, Jonathan Mingo in the second round, an excellent receiver. They got an EDGE [DJ Johnson] and needed an edge, it was a good solid draft. If you got the best QB in the Draft you’re not getting anything lower than a “B.”

Houston Texans (B+)

“Will Anderson with DeMeco Ryans will be very good. They got the second-best quarterback [CJ Stroud] and addressed needs.  They went and got some EDGE rushers and linebackers—good draft.”

Indianapolis Colts (B+)

“A lot of it depends on Anthony Richardson but I think their fifth-round picks were excellent. Will Mallory and Evan Hall in the fifth round will play as rookies. Good solid draft, could be an ‘A’ if Richardson can play.”

Atlanta Falcons (C)

“They got one of my favorite player [Bijon Robinson] but they did not address speed at receiver. They doubled-down on what they already are—a power run team— they get a running back and offensive lineman but they didn’t address speed at receiver.”

Dallas Cowboys (C-)

“The tight end they got, Luke Schoonmaker from Michigan, is more of a blocking tight end. He feels like a third or fourth-round tight end, I didn’t love that pick. Mazi Smith is a good DT and they need that, but it was a pretty uninspiring draft.”

New England Patriots (D)

“Guards and kickers? Slowest offense in the league and they didn’t add a receiver until the sixth round. You’re a slow team, add speed. The AFC is a track meet all over and they remain slow.”

New York Jets (C)

“It felt like they drafted for Aaron Rodgers and got a couple of interior linemen. They reached for EDGE Will McDonald. Could have added another receiver.”

Pittsburgh Steelers (A)

“First four picks will all play. They arguably had the best one. They got a left tackle and a tight end for Kenny Pickett, I thought it was an A+ draft. Highly productive college players with a chance to start. Great draft by the Steelers.”

Seattle Seahawks (A)

“They got the best corner [Devon Witherspoon] and best receiver [Jaxon Smith-Njigba]. You start looking at that offense and now you have two good backs, Metcalf, Lockett, AND the Ohio State kid? They basically reduced the importance of Geno and gave him more help.”

Philadelphia Eagles (A)

“They went and took big swings. If Jalen Carter is the best player in the draft, which I think he is, look at that front now? It’s frightening.”

Detroit Lions (C-)

“They got some good players but “C-“ because the running back they took early [Jahmyr Gibbs} they could have gotten later. Hendon Hooker? REALLY?”

Las Vegas Raiders (D)

“I like Michael Mayer, their best pick was a second-round tight end.”

Kansas City Chiefs (B+)

“They needed an EDGE rusher [Felix Anudike-Uzomah] and another weapon for Mahomes [Rashee Rice]. I trust Brett Veach, he doesn’t have bad drafts.”

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