2020 NFL Draft grades for all 32 teams: Cowboys go off, Raiders botch

2020 NFL Draft grades for all 32 teams: Cowboys go off, Raiders botch

Teams keep secret their NFL draft boards, but The Post shares its report card.

So, which teams handled the unique scouting and technological challenges caused by coronavirus stay-at-home restrictions better than the rest? Here are first-look grades for all 32 teams, with a curve instituted for the first-, second- and third-round picks and an emphasis on quality over quantity.

1) Dallas Cowboys

Grade: A+

Key Picks: CeeDee Lamb (WR, Oklahoma), Trevon Diggs (CB, Alabama), Neville Gallimore (DT, Oklahoma), CB Reggie Robinson (CB, Tulsa), Tyler Biadasz (C, Wisconsin)

Analysis: Cowboys apparently trust their Southwest area scout. Lamb was the steal of the first round and the Diggs-Robinson combination softens the blow of losing free agent Byron Jones.

2) Baltimore Ravens

Grade: A

Key Picks: Patrick Queen (LB, LSU), J.K. Dobbins (RB, Ohio State), Justin Madubuike (DT, Texas A&M), WR Devin Duvernay (WR, Texas), Malik Harrison (LB, Ohio State)

Analysis: Run the ball, stop the run. Just keep solidifying a timeless winning identity. Queen is the prototypical Raven, but sleeper Duvernay had 106 catches last season.

3) Cincinnati Bengals

Grade: A

Key Picks: Joe Burrow (QB, LSU), Tee Higgins (WR, Clemson), Logan Wilson (ILB, Wyoming), Akeem Davis-Gaither (OLB, Appalachian State)

Analysis: Each of those players was the first pick in a round. It’s difficult to screw up a draft that way. Native son Burrow brings badly needed franchise-changing swagger.

4) Denver Broncos

Grade: A

Key Picks: Jerry Jeudy (WR, Alabama), K.J. Hamler (WR, Penn State), Michael Ojemudia (CB, Iowa), Lloyd Cushenberry (C, LSU)

Analysis: Best collection of offensive skill talent in the NFL? Adding this class to Melvin Gordon, Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant and Phillip Lindsay makes a strong case. Drew Lock is a lucky quarterback.

5) Minnesota Vikings

Grade: A

Key Picks: Justin Jefferson (WR, LSU), Jeff Gladney (CB, TCU), Ezra Cleveland (OT, Boise State), Cameron Dantzler (CB, Mississippi State)

Analysis: Seven-round draft record of 17 total picks after two trades. No way Jefferson should’ve slipped to No. 22. Gladney was a first-rounder and Cleveland had first-round potential.

6) Arizona Cardinals

Grade: A-

Key Picks: Isaiah Simmons (LB, Clemson), Josh Jones (OT, Houston), Leki Fotu (DT, Utah)

Analysis: Top-five talent (Simmons) fell to them at No. 8 and Jones — who some mocked as a first-rounder— was a third-round steal. No wonder coach Kliff Kingsbury always looked so relaxed at home.

7) Cleveland Browns

Grade: A-

Key Picks: Jedrick Wills (OT, Alabama), Grant Delpit (S, LSU), Jordan Elliott (DT, Missouri)

Analysis: Wills and top free agent Jack Conklin as offensive line bookends will improve Baker Mayfield. Second-rounder Delpit was a top-10 talent and is a steal if he cuts down missed tackles.

8) Indianapolis Colts

Grade: A-

Key Picks: Michael Pittman (WR, USC), RB Jonathan Taylor (RB, Wisconsin), Julian Blackmon (S, Utah), Jacob Eason (QB, Washington)

Analysis: Traded their first-rounder for DeForest Buckner then added the catch-everything Pittman and workhorse Taylor. Will big-armed Eason stay focused enough to be the quarterback of the future?

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9) Jacksonville Jaguars

Grade: A-

Key Picks: C.J. Henderson (CB, Florida), K’Lavon Chaisson (OLB, LSU), Laviska Shenault (WR, Colorado), Ben Bartch (OT, St. John’s-Minn.)

Analysis: Tear-down-and-rebuild of an elite defense starts with the two first-rounders. Shenault is a creative play-caller’s dream and Bartch is a high-ceiling developmental project.

10) Tennessee Titans

Grade: A-

Key Picks: Isaiah Wilson (OT, Georgia), Kristian Fulton (CB, LSU) Darrynton Evans (RB, Appalachian State)

Analysis: They married need and value every time. Evans and Derrick Henry are the NFL’s new thunder-and-lightning tandem. Wilson and Fulton replace free agents Jack Conklin and Logan Ryan.

11) Carolina Panthers

Grade: B+

Key Picks: Derrick Brown (DT, Auburn), Yetur Gross-Matos (DE, Penn State), Jeremy Chinn (S, Southern Illinois), Troy Pride (CB, Notre Dame)

Analysis: After picking Brown over the versatile Isaiah Simmons, the Panthers doubled back with Simmons Light (Chinn). And Gross-Matos was the draft’s second-best defensive end.

12) Detroit Lions

Grade: B+

Key Picks: CB Jeff Okudah (CB, Ohio State), RB D’Andre Swift (RB, Georgia), Julian Okwara (OLB, Notre Dame)

Analysis: Okudah profiles as a future All-Pro and Swift was the No. 1 running back on several boards. Teaming Okwara with older brother Romeo is smart for growth.

13) Miami Dolphins

Grade: B+

Key Picks: Tua Tagovailoa (QB, Alabama), Austin Jackson (OT, USC), Noah Igbinoghene (CB, Auburn), Raekwon Davis (DL, Alabama)

Analysis: Hoping for higher marks with three first-rounders, but their first five picks all are somewhat boom-or-bust. Trading for veteran running back Matt Brieda was smart.

14) New York Jets

Grade: B+

Key Picks: Mekhi Becton (OT, Louisville), Denzel Mims (WR, Baylor), Ashtyn Davis (CB/S, California), QB James Morgan (QB, FIU)

Analysis: Becton over surer thing Tristan Wirfs in an unexpected choice of tackles was a swing for the fences. Trading down and still landing Mims was shrewd. GM Joe Douglas had a sneaky strong Day 3.

Jets’ NFL Draft tracker: Live round-by-round picks and analysis

15) Los Angeles Chargers

Grade: B

Key Picks: Justin Herbert (QB, Oregon), Kenneth Murray (ILB, Oklahoma), Joshua Kelley (RB, UCLA)

Analysis: Herbert is the new face of a franchise trying to build a fan base. The Chargers gave up their second- and third-rounders to move up for Murray at No. 23. Worth it.

16) New York Giants

Grade: B

Key Picks: Andrew Thomas (OT, Georgia), S Xavier McKinney (S, Alabama), Matt Peart (OT, Connecticut), Darnay Holmes (CB, UCLA)

Analysis: Started out on fire with their No. 1 offensive tackle — a recurring theme — and a major second-round steal in immediate starter McKinney, but the Giants endured a 63-pick wait then didn’t address holes at pass rusher or center soon enough.

Giants’ NFL Draft tracker: Live round-by-round picks and analysis

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