Arizona What I liked: The Team's biggest statistical need was at quarterback. But it's obvious they intend to address that position, for better or worse, in free agency. With that said, that defense was nothing great either, at 30th in scoring defense last year. Top pick Patrick Peterson gives the team a potential shut-down corner, and that's always a positive move. What I didn't like: The Cardinals had one of the NFL's worst offensive lines last year, ranked 28th in protecting the passer. And no. 32 3rd down conversions, if anything Jake Skelton or who ever they'r going to have at QB, isn't going to do any-better.
Atlanta What I did like: Jacquiz Rodgers is a excellent add to the team. Not to mention trading down 21 spot to get Julio Jones which will make Matt Ryan a even more feared QB next season (no doubt about that). What I didn't like: How can you possibly say anything bad about the Falcon's draft? I certainly don't have anything negative to say anything about it.
Baltimore What I liked: Just a good, solid draft for a team with only really a few weak spots that I can see. Baltimore is institutionally defined by its defense, and as far as I'm concerned, top-pick CB Jimmy Smith can only make that unit even better, but it ranked No. 5 in Defensive Passer Rating last year and has never been quite as stout as it was when Pro Bowler Chris McAlister was on the team The offensive line was probably the team's weakest spot in 2010. What I didn't like: The Ravens tried so hard to give Joe Flacco receiving help last year by getting veterans Anquan Boldin and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The effort blew up in their face when both had disastrous outings against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. Yet, they doubled down on the position again in this draft, with two wideouts among their first four draft picks. I would rather of seen a lineman taken. If it all pans out, which it looks like it will, the Ravens have taken a good team and made it a better one so this team could be very dangerous.
Buffalo What I liked: If anything, a very solid, aggressive draft aimed at fixing big problems on defense. Buffalo had the worst D-line last year and ranked 28th in scoring defense. Their first four picks all went to the defense. Beefy offensive tackle Chris Hairston (fourth round) has the size and potential to develop into a legit NFL starter. What I didn't like: If there's a nit to be picked, it's the Bills took Alabama's Marcell Dareus at DT ahead of Auburn's Nick Fairley. Dareus is much bigger, so size was the goal here. However, Fairley was the more explosive and productive college player. Of course, you never know, Dareus could end up as the better NFL player when it's all said and done. Nothing to do, but re-build for the Buffalo team that ranked dead last across the board last year in the NFL's Quality Stats. Grade: B+
Carolina What I liked: No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton. It was obvious Carolina's biggest problem last year was one of the most inept passing attacks we've seen in years, as they finished dead-last in almost all of the NFL's offensive Quality Stats. Enter Newton. He's fresh off arguably the most productive season in the history of college football: No. 2 nationally in passing efficiency, with 1,473 yards on the ground, a mind-blowing 50 touchdowns (30 passing, 20 rushing), Heisman Trophy, national title ... you get the idea. The upside is tantalizing. What I didn't like: The Panthers had only one pick in the first two rounds, and that went to a high-risk player -- one who tells us that the team has already given up on their top pick of last year, Jimmy Clausen. If Newton doesn't work out, than that's basically 2 wasted players they expected to be so called "franchise players". very Hard to judge. It all depends on Cam Newton if he works out, it's an A+ draft. But right now it's a high-risk, high-reward venture. Grade: C