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NFC North Grades for the 2016 NFL Draft; #Vikings and #Bears really impressed me

Vikings and the Bears had an awesome draft in 2016. The 2016 NFL Draft was good for a couple teams in the NFC North
Vikings and the Bears had an awesome draft in 2016. The 2016 NFL Draft was good for a couple teams in the NFC North

NFL Draft Diamonds is grading the 2016 NFL Draft.  We are going to give our explanations below the draft class.  Let’s see how the teams did below…

Minnesota Vikings

» Round 1: (No. 23 overall) Laquon Treadwell, WR.
» Round 2: (54) Mackensie Alexander, CB.
» Round 4: (121) Willie Beavers, OT.
» Round 5: (160) Kentrell Brothers, OLB.
» Round 6: (180) Moritz Boehringer, WR; (188) David Morgan, TE.
» Round 7: (227) Stephen Weatherly, OLB; (244) Jayron Kearse, S.

  • The Minnesota Vikings had a great draft. I loved the first two picks. Both Laquon Treadwell and Mackensie Alexander will be future studs in the NFL.  I love both of these picks. The Vikings then were able to land Jayron Kearse late, as well as a couple solid outside linebackers.  I like this draft overall and give the Vikings an A-.

Green Bay Packers

» Round 1: (No. 27 overall) Kenny Clark, DT.
» Round 2: (48) Jason Spriggs, T.
» Round 3: (88) Kyler Fackrell, LB.
» Round 4: (131) Blake Martinez, LB; (137) Dean Lowry, DE.
» Round 5: (163) Trevor Davis, WR.
» Round 6: (200) Kyle Murphy, T.

  • Packers draft was hard for me to love. I am not a very big fan of their draft in 2016, but that does not mean anything. They have fooled me in the past and I would not be surprised to see both Kyler Fackrell and Kenny Clark turn into studs. I also could see Spriggs turn into an all star. I give the Packers a B- for their 2016 NFL Draft Class.

Detroit Lions

» Round 1: (No. 16 overall) Taylor Decker, OT.
» Round 2: (46) A’Shawn Robinson, DT.
» Round 3: (95) Graham Glasgow, C.
» Round 4: (111) Miles Killebrew, SS.
» Round 5: (151) Joe Dahl, OG; (169) Antwione Williams, LB.
» Round 6: (191) Jake Rudock, QB; (202) Anthony Zettel, DT; (210) Jimmy Landes, LS.
» Round 7: (236) Dwayne Washington, RB.

  • The Lions had a couple good picks. I like the pick of Taylor Decker in the first round and they stole A’Shawn Robinson in round 2.  Miles Killebrew is my sleeper pick because I love this kid.  Killebrew could end up as a starter for the Lions. He is a solid safety who is not afraid to lay out a wide out. I give the Lions a B+ for their 2016 NFL Draft.

Chicago Bears

» Round 1: (No. 9 overall) Leonard Floyd, OLB.
» Round 2: (56) Cody Whitehair, OG.
» Round 3: (72) Jonathan Bullard, DT.
» Round 4: (113) Nick Kwiatkoski, ILB; (124) Deon Bush, S; (127) Deiondre’ Hall, CB.
» Round 5: (150) Jordan Howard, RB.
» Round 6: (185) DeAndre Houston-Carson, FS.
» Round 7: (230) Daniel Braverman, WR.

  • The Bears had three straight solid picks.  Leonard Floyd is a beast, Cody Whitehair is good and Bullard is an animal too.  The Bears had an amazing draft and I give them an A overall.  The Bears were able to land solid players later in the draft.


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