Episode 16: Ryan Leaf, Browns-Ravens delivers & Josh Allen is ELITE

The #2 pick from the 1998 NFL Draft, Ryan Leaf, joins the show to talk about the Jets ongoing quarterback drama, what impresses him most about Josh Allen, why a 6-0 USC team would deserve a College Football Playoff bid…and college kids eating sushi off nude models! Plus, a monologue all over the Browns and Ravens delivering the NFL’s game of the year on Monday night, and my final word on the biggest threat to Kansas City’s repeat attempt in the AFC: the Buffalo Bills. Don’t miss this one!

Ranking every NFL team’s draft 32-1

Now that the craziness of the NFL Draft is over, we can finally take a second to look back at each team’s selections. Here are my team’s draft performances ranked from worst to best…

32.   Los Angeles Rams — For a team with 11 picks (10 on day three) they didn’t get a whole lot. Even though the Rams don’t have much to improve on they still could’ve done better. Their best pick was Oklahoma OLB Obo Okoronkwo in the fifth round who, if he trims down a little, can be an effective edge rusher.

31.     New Orleans Saints — They gave up too much in trading up for Marcus Davenport. He has great size and speed but playing at a small school like UTSA always raises some concern in the first round. If the Saints stayed put, they could’ve given Drew Brees the tight end he needs in either Goedert or Gesicki late in the first and taken a good defensive end in the third.

30.     Seattle Seahawks – Had the Seahawks addressed the offensive line in the first round and taken a running back in the second or third, they’d be higher on this list. Shaquem Griffin, their first pick in the fifth round, is more than just a feel-good story. Look for him to contribute immediately on special teams and to rotate into pass-rush packages. Fifth round selection Jamarco Jones (OL Ohio State) and UDFA Skyler Phillips (OL Idaho State) can also prove to be great values.


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29.     Oakland Raiders – The Raiders are continuing to show the world they aren’t a franchise that values character too much. A third-round pick for Martavis Bryant was too much to give, especially after adding Jordy Nelson this offseason. Then they added a first-round talent with off-field issues, DE Arden Key, in the third. He and another guy with first-round potential, fifth-round selection, Mo Hurst may be their best doing, but Kolton Miller at 15 was way too high.

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