Here are our team Power Rankings for the 2018 NFL Draft class. These rankings are based on the value of the prospects selected by each team, as of now. Our opinion of these rookies, who have not played a snap yet in the NFL, will likely change in the future. Although, it is interesting to grade/rank the classes teams were able to acquire based on our first impressions. This will be just that. Below are the teams that made our top-15 2018 NFL Draft class rankings:
– Teams 1-5
– Teams 11-15
NOTE: To see if your team made our top-15, click through the links above.
6. Chicago Bears
Draft picks: Georgia LB Roquan Smith (No. 8 overall), Iowa C James Daniels (No. 39 overall), Memphis WR Anthony Miller (No. 51 overall), Western Kentucky LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe (No. 115 overall), Delaware DE Bilal Nichols (No. 145 overall), Utah LB Kylie Fitts (No. 181 overall), Georgia WR Javon Wims (No. 224 overall).
Analysis: Great value throughout. Look for Anthony Miller to play right away, and be productive as a go-to option for Mitch Trubisky.
7. Denver Broncos
Draft picks: N.C. State edge rusher Bradley Chubb (No. 5 overall), SMU WR Courtland Sutton (No. 40 overall), Oregon RB Royce Freeman (No. 71 overall), Boston College DB Isaac Yiadom (No. 99 overall), Iowa LB Josey Jewell (No. 106 overall), Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton (No. 113 overall), Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli (No. 156 overall), Arizona State OG Sam Jones (No. 183 overall), Washington LB Keishawn Bierria (No. 217 overall), Arkansas RB David Williams (No. 226 overall).
Analysis: The Broncos have to be thrilled Bradley Chubb fell to them at No.5. Adding talented players like Sutton, Freeman, Hamilton, and Jewell really was a good look for Denver.
8. Dallas Cowboys
Draft picks: Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch (No. 19 overall), Texas OG Connor Williams (No. 50 overall), Colorado State WR Michael Gallup (No. 81 overall), Kansas DE Dorance Armstrong (No. 116 overall), Stanford TE Dalton Schultz (No. 137 overall), Western Kentucky QB Mike White (No. 171 overall), Indiana LB Chris Covington (No. 193 overall), Boise State WR Cedrick Wilson (No. 208 overall), Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough (No. 236 overall).
Analysis: Wasn’t a huge fan of the Vander-Esch selection, but it did fill a big need. Look for Williams and Gallup to contribute big-time right away. Don’t be surprised if Gallup emerges as the Cowboys WR1.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars
Draft picks: Florida DT Taven Bryan (No. 29 overall), LSU WR D.J. Chark (No. 61 overall), Alabama S Ronnie Harrison (No. 93 overall), N.C. State OT Will Richardson (No. 129 overall), Nebraska QB Tanner Lee (No. 203 overall), Wisconsin LB Leon Jacobs (No. 230 overall), Mississippi State P Logan Cooke (No. 247 overall).
Analysis: The Jags did very well selecting from the bottom of the draft. I love the addition of D.J. Chark, and selecting Ronnie Harrison late in Round 3 was a tremendous pick.
10. New England Patriots
Draft picks: Georgia OT Isaiah Wynn (No. 23 overall), Georgia RB Sony Michel (No. 31 overall), Florida CB Duke Dawson (No. 56 overall), Purdue LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (No. 143 overall), Arizona State LB Christian Sam (No. 178 overall), Miami WR Braxton Berrios (No. 210 overall), LSU QB Danny Etling (No. 219 overall), Western Carolina DB Keion Crossen (No. 243 overall), Florida State TE Ryan Izzo (No. 250 overall).
Analysis: The combination of Wynn and Michel in Round 1 was shocking, but they will be great additions. The Pats added some nice pieces throughout, and even stockpiled more picks by moving down throughout the draft.
NOTE: To see if your team made our top-15, click through the links below.
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