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By Marc Lawrence — Which teams had successful NFL drafts, and who could be struggling next season? SI.com handed out grades for every team’s draft. The 2020 draft was like no other, with the commissioner and team evaluators checking in from their homes to make the 255 picks from Joe Burrow to Tae Crowder (Mr. Irrelevant). All in all SI awarded 11 teams an ‘A’ grade, with Dallas topping the list with an ‘A+’. They went on to say, “With Randall Cobb joining Houston, the Cowboys needed a new slot receiver. What they smartly realized is if they found one in Cee Dee Lamb, who fell to them at No. 17, could also play the “Z” position, going in motion and aligning outside, that would allow them to slide pricey star Amari Cooper into the slot, where he’s guaranteed to avoid the press-jam coverage that sometimes gives him trouble. Even better is that Lamb can also play significant snaps inside. CB Trevon Diggs of Alabama was a 2nd round steal at No. 51 and replaces Byron Jones who left for Miami. Then DT Neville Gallimore of Okalahoima fell their way before C Tyler Biadasz, a three-year starter at Wisconsin, was plucked in Round 4 to replace suddenly retired center Travis Frederick. Safe to say the picks fell their way. For a grade and analysis on each and every team click here.
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I tweeted this yesterday – WORST DRAFT OF ALL: Undeniably the Green Bay Packers. Forget the argument that Jordan Love is a reboot of Aaron Rodgers 2005, who backed up Brett Favre for his first three years. Love led FBS QBs with 17 INTs last season. Worse, in a draft overloaded with WRs, Green Bay selected none!
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From the 2020 Playbook Football Preview Guide Magazine: After being the first team in FBS history to record back-to-back double-digit winning years following a double-digit loss season, the law of averages knocked on the door and blew it off in 2019 when Fresno State slipped to 4-8. With it, enter Kalen DeBoer who was the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator in 2017-2018 before taking over Indiana’s offense in a one-year stint last season where the Hoosiers posted a winning conference record for the first time since 1993. DeBoer’s two years as the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator was one for the ages that concluded with a MWC Championship and Las Vegas Bowl win to cap a 22-6 run during the 2017-18 seasons, after coming off a 1-11 campaign by the 2016 team. He can coach.
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