|Grading the Draft: Detroit Lions
The Lions had high hopes last season after going 9-7 in 2011 and started the season 4-4 before losing their final eight games and ending up with another top-five pick. Only six teams allowed more points than the Lions and as a result, three of their first four picks were used on defensive players. Detroit was set up well to succeed in this draft with three picks in the top 65 and according to Chris Tripodi, they didn’t disappoint...
|Grading the Draft: Green Bay Packers
The Packers entered the draft with few holes on their roster and left the event with eleven new players to fill the void. Green Bay flooded several positions with their picks hoping to come away with early production, depth and future starters...
|Grading the Draft: Chicago Bears
The Bears went into this draft needing to better protect Jay Cutler, who has struggled at times over the past few years behind a bad offensive line. Without a third-round pick from the Brandon Marshall trade, Chicago had to address their need on the offensive line early in the first two rounds. They were able to do that but as Chris Tripodi writes below, their draft may not have a big impact on Cutler’s 2013 protection or this season as a whole...
|Grading the Draft: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles found themselves in a place they've not been in a long while; selecting in the top five of the draft. They also had a new coach in the war room whose input would be vital in selecting players. Unfortunately the team also had a lot of holes to fill entering the draft...