What NFL Team Had the Best Draft?

It’s hard to predict how NFL teams will do in the future, but we can take a look at how they did in the past. Who had the best draft this year?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an incredible NFL draft. They acquired several key players who will help take the team to the next level. With their first-round pick, they drafted a quarterback who has the potential to be a franchise player. They also drafted a running back who can provide a spark on offense. On defense, they drafted a cornerback who can help solidify the secondary. Overall, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an excellent draft and are poised to make a run at the playoffs.

Traded up to get QB Tom Brady

In an effort to close the gap on the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a stunning move up the draft board to select Stanford quarterback Joshua Dobbs with the 199th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Bucs acquired Dobbs in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, giving up a sixth-round pick in next year’s draft to move up. Brady, who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, has been one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history.

Got a potential star in WR Justin Jefferson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a very good NFL Draft. They got a potential star in wide receiver Justin Jefferson and also added several other very good players. They should be a much better team in 2020 than they were in 2019.

Filled needs with CBs Antoine Winfield Jr. and Sean Murphy-Bunting

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ secondary was an absolute mess in 2019. The team allowed the second-most passing yards per game and the third-most passing touchdowns. They also gave up the second-most catches of 40 or more yards. In order to try and fix that, they needed to add some talent in the draft, and they did just that by selecting cornerbacks Antoine Winfield Jr. from Minnesota and Sean Murphy-Bunting from Central Michigan.

The Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens had an amazing draft this year. They filled needs at every position and added depth to their already strong roster. With their first pick, they took Lamar Jackson, the best quarterback in the draft. They also picked up two talented wide receivers and a very good running back. Their defense got even better with their first two picks. They took a very good pass rusher and a very good cornerback. They also added a talented safety.

Traded up to get LB Patrick Queen

The Ravens had the 26th pick in the first round but traded up to the 28th spot with the New Orleans Saints to take linebacker Patrick Queen out of LSU. It was a move they had to make as the Minnesota Vikings were on the clock at No. 25 and they were very interested in taking Queen themselves.

Got a potential star in WR J.K. Dobbins

The Ravens selected Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins in the second round with the 55th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

Dobbins is a talented runner who should be able to step in and be a productive player for the Ravens right away. He has good vision and patience, and he’s a capable receiver out of the backfield. He should be a good fit for Baltimore’s offense.

The Ravens also added Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown in the first round with the 25th overall pick. Brown is a speedster who should be able to provide a deep threat for Baltimore’s offense. He’s not the biggest receiver, but he has good hands and is a dangerous open-field runner.

Baltimore didn’t have a ton of draft capital to work with, but they made the most of what they had. They got two potential stars in Dobbins and Brown, and they added some depth on both sides of the ball with their other picks. This was a solid draft for the Ravens.

Filled needs with CBs Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters

The Baltimore Ravens are pretty excited about their most recent draft. They managed to fill two of their biggest needs with cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters. Both players have the potential to be starters in the NFL, and they should help the Ravens’ defense immensely. The team is also happy with its other picks, including safety Chuck Clark and linebacker Tyus Bowser.

The New England Patriots

The New England Patriots had a very good draft. They filled needs at almost every position. They got a lot of good value picks. They also got some players that can contribute right away.

Traded up to get QBs Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer

The Patriots moved up in the 2019 NFL Draft to select two quarterbacks, Jarrett Stidham in the fourth round and Brian Hoyer in the seventh.

This move was somewhat of a surprise because the Patriots had not drafted a quarterback since 2016, when they took Jacoby Brissett in the third round. Jimmy Garoppolo, who was draftd by New England in 2014, was traded to San Francisco in 2017.

The Patriots have been very successful with late-round picks at quarterback, as Tom Brady was a sixth-round selection in 2000. But with Brady entering his age-42 season, it makes sense that New England would want to start developing his successor.

Stidham, 23, played three seasons at Auburn and completed 64 percent of his passes for 7,217 yards with 48 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He is considered a good athlete with a strong arm and good pocket presence. He will likely serve as Brady’s backup in 2019.

Hoyer, 32, has played for eight NFL teams over his 11-year career. He has started 37 games and has completed 59 percent of his passes for 8,608 yards with 46 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. Hoyer will compete with Stidham for the backup job.

Got a potential star in LB Anfernee Jennings

The New England Patriots selected Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jennings with the 87th pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

Jennings is a good value at this point in the draft. He was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2019 and a second-team all-conference selection in 2018. Jennings had 9.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss last season.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Jennings has the size and strength to be an every-down player in the NFL. He has good speed (4.8 in the 40-yard dash) and is a good tackler. Jennings should be able to contribute right away on special teams and could develop into a starter down the road.

Filled needs with WRs N’Keal Harry and Damiere Byrd

The New England Patriots had themselves a solid 2019 NFL Draft. They addressed needs at wide receiver, tight end, and offensive line while also adding some intriguing prospects at running back and defensive line.

First-round pick N’Keal Harry should be able to step in and be a contributor right away. The same can be said for third-rounder Chase Winovich, who will provide much-needed depth at defensive end.

The Patriots also added some speed in the form of wide receivers Damiere Byrd and Jakob Johnson. Byrd ran a 4.28 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, while Johnson ran a 4.39.

Running back Damien Harris could be a steal in the third round. Harris is a tough runner who can also catch the ball out of the backfield. He should be able to provide some much-needed help in the running game.

The Patriots made some solid picks in this year’s draft and they should be able to compete for another Super Bowl title in 2019.

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