NFL Draft Boom/Bust Picks

AFC Teams – Jordanafc

a.pngJacksonville Jaguars

BUST –  DE, Taven Bryant. With a stout defensive front, I am worried the ex gator will be lost in the pack. (Round 1: Pick 29)

BOOM  WRDJ Chark. Blazing speed, good vertical threat, will be a nice pop in this offense, probably a better pro then college player. (Round 2: Pick 29)

b.jpgTennessee Titans

BUST –  CB, Dane Cruikshank. A big body guy that was a later pick, more likely than not won’t pan out. (Round 5: Pick 15)

BOOM Harold Landry. Give this guy some time to get settled and he will prove to you why he had 16.5 sacks in 2016 back at Boston College. (Round 2: Pick 9)

cCincinnati Bengals

BUST RB, Mark Walton. I feel like this team is always overwhelmed with under achieving running backs. With Joe Mixon as the #1 it is hard for me to imagine Walton getting valuable reps. (Round 4: Pick 112)

BOOM S, Jessie Bates III. This guy has great ball skills and will help revamp a bleak secondary. (Round 2: Pick 54)

dLos Angeles Chargers

BUST LB, Ucheena Nwosu. This guy could be a good NFL player, but I am skeptical if he has the consistency to be an every down guy. (Round 2: Pick 16)

BOOM S, Derwin James. He very well could be the next Jalen Ramsey of the Gus Bradley led defense. (Round 1: Pick 17)

fHouston Texans

BUST TE, Jordan Atkins. Good blocking ability but probably won’t be any threat as a pass catcher. (Round 3: Pick 34)

BOOM S, Justin Reid. Great value pick,  should be a good pair with Tyrann Mathieu. (Round 3: Pick 4)

eCleveland Browns

BUST CB, Denzel Ward. This would be such a Browns thing to do. I feel like they can’t get both of their first round picks right. (Round 1: Pick 4)

BOOM QB, Baker Mayfield. He could be the answer to the endless list of Browns quarterbacks.  (Round 1: Pick 1 )

g.pngMiami Dolphins

BUST TE, Durham Smythe. Seems like a wasted pick after taking a TE in the second round. (Round 4: Pick 23)

BOOM RB, Kallen Ballage. Sneaky pick, lot’s of talent. (Round 4: Pick 31)

h.pngBuffalo Bills

BUST QB, Josh Allen. Big arm, accuracy problems, and bust potential. (Round 1: Pick 7)

BOOM LB, Tremaine Edmonds.  Defensive ROY potential. (Round 1: Pick 16)

INew York Jets

BUST QB, Sam Darnold. It pains me to say this but I don’t think he’s the guy. (Round 1: Pick 3)

BOOM FB, Dimitri Flowers. They don’t really have a true FB, just a converted defensemen Laurence Thomas. Flowers could be a little hidden gem. (Undrafted)

kKansas City Chiefs

BUST DE, Breeland Sparks. I do not think he will be productive and live up to a second round selection. (Round 2: Pick 14)

BOOM S, Armani Watts. Scrappy and fast, good run defender. (Round 4: Pick 24)

l.pngBaltimore Ravens

BUST  LB, Kenny Young. Concerning combine testing, multiple red flags. (Round 4: Pick 22)

BOOM QB, Lamar Jackson. My favorite player in this draft, could be the biggest BOOM on the field since Vick. (Round 1: Pick 32)

k.pngIndianapolis Colts

BUST DE, Kemoko Turay. They took a slew of defenders in this draft and I feel like he won’t be that pass rushing force they need. (Round 2: Pick 20)

BOOM OG, Quenton Nelson. A bulldozer who will be on this o line for some time. (Round 1 : Pick 6)

r.pngOakland Raiders

BUSTOT, Brandon parker. I do not trust O line coach Tom Cable to develop him. (Round 3: Pick 1)

BOOM DE, Arden Key. Extremely talented with lots of potential. (Round 3: Pick 23)

dbDenver Broncos

BUST – WR, Courtland Sutton. I do not think he will have a very good career as a Bronco, his route running and foot quickness may not be good enough. Look for the other WR they drafted (DaeSean Hamilton) to have a bigger role. (Round 2: Pick 8)

BOOM – RB, Royce Freeman. He is a workhorse, after the release of CJ Anderson, look for Freeman to have an immediate impact. (Round 3: Pick 7)

ps.jpgPittsburgh Steelers

BUST – WRJames Washington. He is Martavis Bryant’s replacement, but he isn’t.    (Round 2: Pick 28)

BOOM – QB, Mason Rudolph. I originally had these picks reversed, but after 3 months of thinking it over, I knew I couldn’t list Mason Rudolph as a bust. Once Big Ben is gone, it’s takeover mode. (Round 3: Pick 12)

neNew England Patriots

BUST – T, Isaiah Wynn. Everybody is saying how great of a pick this was, but I am not on the same boat. I don’t think he will pan out, he could be injury prone. (Round 1: Pick 23)

BOOM – RB, Sony Michel. This guy has the potential to be a star, I am talking about top 3 RB in the league. (Round 1: Pick 31) **Honorable mention**- Braxton Berrios. He reminds me too much of Julian Edelman.  (Round 6: Pick 36)

 

NFC Teams – Dylannfc-logo

downloadTampa Bay Buccaneers

BUST Defensive Tackle Vita Vea. The Buccaneers really didn’t need Vea because they already improved there defensive line by trading for Jason Pierre Paul and signing Vinny Curry. Vea was pretty inconsistent in college and will not thrive on the Buccaneers defense. (Round 1: Pick 12)

BOOM Running Back Ronald Jones II. Tampa Bay lacks a solid running back and drafting Jones filled that void. He has great speed, vision and agility and he’ll fit in well with the Buccaneers offense. (Round 2: Pick 6)

los-angeles-ramsLos Angeles Rams

BUST – Defensive End Trevon Young. Young is a big guy that has great length but he needs to improve his power against the point of attack. ( Round 6: Pick 31)

BOOM – Linebacker Micah Kiser. Kiser had an outstanding college career finishing with 19 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and 33.5 tackles for loss. He will be a big help to the Rams against the Run. (Round 5: Pick 10)

 detroit-lions-logoDetroit Lions

BUST Defensive End Da’shawn Hand. Hand didn’t have a very productive college career and never finished a season with more than three sacks which is a concern for the Lions. (Round 4: Pick 14)

BOOM  Running back Kerryon Johnson. The Lions have not had a solid ground game in awhile and drafting Johnson really helps out there run game. He is a power running back that will play well under LeGarrette Blount. (Round 2: Pick 11)

cardinals_logo.pngArizona Cardinals

BUSTN/A. The Cardinals filled in most of the positions they needed to improve and I think all will play well.

BOOM Wide Reciever Christian Kirk. Kirk will be replacing the role that John Brown had with the Cardinals. He is a durable receiver and will be a great impact player at receiver and kick/punt returner. (Round 2: Pick 15)

saints.pngNew Orleans Saints

BUST Running Back Boston Scott. The Saints already have two amazing running backs in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara so Scott likely will not get much playing time on offense. (Round 6: Pick 27)

BOOM  Defensive End Marcus Davenport. New Orleans already have a good defensive line but lack an explosive edge rusher. Davenport is a great edge rusher and will help out the Saints defensive line with his talents. (Round 1: Pick 14)

Dallas_Cowboys.jpgDallas Cowboys

BUST Running Back Bo Scarbrough. Unless Ezekiel Elliot gets injured again, Scarbough will not get much playing time and will basically be the replacement if something happens to Zeke again. (Round 7: Pick 18)

BOOM – Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Vander Esch was one of the best available linebackers in this years draft and with Sean Lee being 32 and pretty injury prone, He will be a solid replacement for Lee in the future. (Round 1: Pick 19)

green_bay_packers_logoGreen Bay Packers

BUSTLong Snapper Hunter Bradley. Bradley may be good at his position, but who drafts a long snapper? (Round 7: Pick 21)

BOOMCorner back Josh Jackson. The Packers drafted Jaire Alexander in the first round then Jackson in the second round to improve there secondary which allowed 21 touchdown passes last season. Jackson led the nation racking up eight interceptions last season and will help out the Packers weak defense this season. (Round 2: Pick 13)

Logo New York GiantsNew York Giants

BUSTDefensive Tackle RJ McIntosh. The Giants already have two good defensive tackles in Dalvin Tomlinson and Damon Harison along with B.J Hill who they drafted in the third round. McIntosh likely wont get much playing time this season due to the already tough Giants defensive line. (Round 5: Pick 2)

BOOM – Running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley was arguably the best overall player in this years draft and was definitely the best running back available. The Giants lack a good running back and Barkley will fill that void, he has a big future ahead of him. (Round 1: Pick 2)

minnesota-vikings-19700Minnesota Vikings

BUSTTight End Tyler Conklin. Conklin has solid blocking abilities, but isn’t much of a threat as a pass catcher. (Round 5: Pick 19)

BOOMDefensive Back Mike Hughes. Hughes is the perfect fit for a Vikings defensive back. He is a very physical and aggressive player who will do his job well when playing zone coverage. (Round 1: Pick 30)

falconsAtlanta Falcons 

BUSTRunning Back Ito Smith. Smith was projected to go in the seventh round so Atlanta picking him up in the fourth was surprising. He isn’t going to much playing time as he’ll be playing behind Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. (Round 4: Pick 26)

BOOM – Wide Reciever Calvin Ridley. Ridley was one of the best receivers available and he’ll play great alongside Julio Jones.

eagPhiladelphia Eagles

BUSTOffensive Tackle Jordan Mailata. Philly traded up this round and drafted Mailata who is a former Australian Rugby player and has never played a single down of football. (Round 7: Pick 15)

BOOMTight End Dallas Goedert. The Eagles lost Trey Burton and Brent Celek this offseason which left Zach Ertz as there only TE. Goedert was the best Tight End in this year’s draft and will be a great backup for Ertz. (Round 2: Pick 17)

a.jpgWashington Redskins

BUSTLinebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton. Hamilton is undersized and struggles at initiating contact against ball carriers. ( Round 6: Pick 24)

BOOMRunning Back Derrius Guice. Guice is a very powerful and physical runner that is drawing comparisons to Marshawn Lynch. If he fixes the problems he is having off the field, Guice has a big future ahead of him. (Round 2: Pick 27)

b.pngChicago Bears

BUSTLinebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe. He has great speed and power, but is not great at transitioning in coverage. (Round 4: Pick 15)

BOOM Linebacker Roquan Smith. Smith is a very unique linebacker that has great strength, intelligence and athletic ability along and is an every down presence. (Round 1: Pick 8)

cp.jpgCarolina Panthers

BUSTTight End Ian Thomas. Thomas lacks speed after the catch and is not a great route runner. (Round 4: Pick 1)

BOOMWide Receiver D.J Moore. Moore is small but is a very physical receiver. He draws comparisons to Steve Smith and he’s expected to have a big impact on the Panthers offense. (Round 1: Pick 24)

d.pngSeattle Seahawks

BUSTRunning Back Rashad Penny. Penny won’t be a complete bust, but there were many better running backs still available for Seattle to pick. (Round 1: Pick 27)

BOOMDefensive End Rasheem Green. Green is a great defensive end with a variety of abilities and will be a solid replacement for Michael Bennett. (Round 3: Pick 15)

f.jpgSan Francisco 49ers

BUSTWide Reciever Dante Pettis. Pettis is more of a special teams player then he is a receiver and I don’t think he’ll have much of an impact on offense. (Round 2: Pick 12)

BOOMLinebacker Fred Warner. Warner is a powerful player that adds depth to the linebacker position. (Round 3: Pick 6)

 

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