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NFL Draft Grades: Instant analysis for all 32 teams



With the 2024 draft complete, theScore’s NFL editors hand out their initial grades for each team’s incoming rookies.


Grade: B

Upgrading in the trenches may not be as sexy as loading up on playmakers, but it was extremely necessary for this Cowboys roster. Guyton is an outstanding athlete who should have an extremely high ceiling as the long-term replacement for Tyron Smith at left tackle. Add in Beebe, a college guard who fits as a center between Zack Martin and Tyler Smith, and that’s two Day 1 starters up front. Don’t sleep on Kneeland, either. The Western Michigan product is a powerful pass-rusher who could be a nice fit alongside Micah Parsons.

Grade: B+

The Giants, unlike some incredibly desperate teams, resisted the urge to reach for a quarterback at No. 6. The payoff: A true No. 1 receiver who we ranked as the No. 3 player in this class. Nabers provides rare explosiveness that can elevate New York’s offense no matter who’s playing quarterback. The rest of this haul isn’t nearly as exciting, but keep an eye on Nubin. Widely considered the top safety in this draft, the Minnesota product could be an impact playmaker for a Giants defense that has quietly put itself in position for a significant leap.

Grade: A-

The Eagles crushing the draft is becoming something of a yearly ritual. Howie Roseman entered this week needing to make some major upgrades in the defensive backfield, and he did exactly that with a pair of players who should’ve been long gone by the time Philly was on the clock. Mitchell is a supremely gifted athlete who many considered the best corner in the class, while DeJean is an instinctive playmaker with the versatility to operate at either corner or safety. Hunt is raw, but he’s got unique athletic traits that allow for plenty of pass-rush upside. While Shipley may not profile as an every-down player at the next level, he doesn’t need to be – Saquon Barkley will lead the way. The Clemson star’s playmaking ability could be valuable both as a situational pass-catcher and on special teams with the new kickoff rules.

Grade: A-

Daniels wasn’t our No. 2 quarterback in this class, but it’s tough to argue with the Commanders taking a swing on his big-play upside in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. Newton, our top-ranked interior lineman, was a steal early in the second round. Sainristil’s athleticism, physicality, and playmaking traits are bound to make him a fan favorite in the secondary. Washington should’ve probably been more aggressive in upgrading the offensive line, but getting Coleman at the top of the third round made for some sneaky good value to that end. Overall, this was a strong start for Washington’s rebuilding process.

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