The 2019 NFL Draft is officially in the books, so it’s time to find out which teams got passing grades and which will be hiding the report card from their parents.
The 2019 NFL Draft lived up to the hype as one of the most entertaining sporting events of the year and as is tradition, we’ll now be taking a look at which teams fared the best without having seen any of the drafted players in a regular season game. Enjoy!
Best pick: Ed Oliver (DT, Houston)
Questionable pick: Devin Singletary (RB, Florida Atlantic)
Sleeper pick: Vosean Joseph (LB, Florida)
Call him undersized if you want, but Ed Oliver is one of the most uniquely talented prospects in this entire draft class and the Bills came away with a steal in getting him with the ninth overall pick. Turn on the Houston tape and it’s readily apparent that Oliver is the best player on the field in every game he plays. GM Brandon Beane has done an excellent job surrounding Josh Allen with talent on the offensive side of the ball in free agency and continues to build a young, fast defense with the addition of Oliver. Not only that, but they were able to get a first-round talent in Cody Ford to add protection for Allen with their second-round selection.
Much of the focus of the Bills’ offense was adding weapons on the outside at receiver, but the team’s depth at running back is still suspect. Florida Atlantic’s Devin Singletary was remarkably productive at Florida Atlantic, but his draft spot may have been a little too rich. With over 600 college carries under his belt, there’s some concern for how much tread Singletary has left on the tires moving forward.
In the sleeper category, Florida linebacker Vosean Joseph offers intriguing athletic upside but inconsistency on tape. If the Bills coaching staff are able to turn Joseph into a consistent player, he could be a fifth-round steal for the Buffalo defense.