NFL Draft 2020 - Overall review

The NFL Draft is done. Detroit have had, by most accounts, one of the most successful drafts in recent memory. In previous posts I went into detail day-by-day, but I thought I would briefly roundup the major takes from all 3 posts.


Detroit's draft class of 2020 (and my gradings for each) are:-


Pick 3 - Jeff Okudah (CB, Ohio State) A

Pick 35 - D'Andre Swift (RB, Georgia) A-

Pick 67 - Julian Okwara (Edge/LB, Notre Dame) A

Pick 75 - Jonah Jackson (G, Ohio State) B+

Pick 121 - Logan Stenberg (G, Kentucky) B+

Pick 166 - Qunitez Cephus (WR, Wisconsin) B+

Pick 172 - Jason Huntley (RB, New Mexico State) B-

Pick 197 - John Penisini (DT, Utah) A-

Pick 235 - Jashon Cornell (DT, Ohio State) C+


Big picture on the draft - you're looking to get a couple of Day 1 starters from your top picks, a few rotational players from the middle of the draft and some challengers with the late picks, and largely that has been achieved. The top 6 picks are tremendous value and will all either start day 1 or be in the rotation. Huntley is a burner but will need to show a lot to make the roster with Ty Johnson a very similar player and Jamal Agnew as one of the best returners in the game. John Penisini should find his way into the rotation as a run stuffer. Cornell will struggle to find his way into the roster but could threaten a spot as a pass rusher.


Overall Grade: A-


The highly graded Day 1/2 picks swing the balance here.


How do you think we did? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @roarofthelions1


Next up on the blog is:


A quick recap of the post-draft rookie UDFA signings and subsequent releases


Projecting the 55 man roster and the starting lineups on offense and defense.

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