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NFL DRAFT GRADES: Experts grade the best and worst teams coming out of the 2018 NFL Draft

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The 2018 NFL Draft is now over, with 256 young athletes welcomed to the league.

As always, some teams drafted better than others, with every pick sparking a new round of expert analysis and critiquing.

Below, we’ve put together a consensus draft grade for every team in the NFL, based on the grading and analysis of five experts: NFL.com’s Chad Reuter, CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., Sports Illustrated’s Andy Benoit, and Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports.

Take a look below and see how the experts think your team fared as they gear up for the 2018 season.

Arizona Cardinals
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Consensus grade: B+

High grade/Low grade: A (NFL) / C+ (ESPN)

Players drafted: QB Josh Rosen (1); WR Christian Kirk (2); C Mason Cole (3); RB Chase Edmonds (4); CB Chris Campbell (6); OT Korey Cunningham (7)

One thing to know:  Josh Rosen made headlines after the draft with some sharp words after dropping to the 10th pick, saying “There were nine mistakes in front of me.” If he lives up to his word, the Cardinals might have gotten a steal on their quarterback of the future.

Atlanta Falcons
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Consensus grade: B

High grade/Low grade: B+ (NFL) / C+ (SI)

Players drafted: WR Calvin Ridley (1); CB Isaiah Oliver (2); DT Deadrin Senat (3); RB Ito Smith (4); WR Russell Gage (6); LB Foye Oluokun (6)

One thing to know: In Calvin Ridley, Matt Ryan will have yet another formidable receiver to throw too — someone capable of both easing the load on Julio Jones and taking advantage of weak coverage when defenses choose to key in on the Falcons’ star player.

Baltimore Ravens
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Consensus grade: B+

High grade/Low grade: A (CBS) / C (Yahoo)

Players drafted: TE Hayden Hurst (1); QB Lamar Jackson (1); OT Orlando Brown (3); TE Mark Andrews (3); CB Anthony Averett (4); ILB Kenny Young (4); WR Jaleel Scott (4); WR Jordan Lasley (5); S Deshon Elliott (6); OT Greg Senat (6); C Bradley Bozeman (6); DE Zach Sieler (7)

One thing to know: The Ravens chose to trade back into the first round and take Lamar Jackson with the final pick on Thursday night — a move that could pay off exponentially for the team should Jackson develop into their starter.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

See Also:

The biggest NFL Draft busts of the last 15 yearsHere’s every pick from the first round of the 2018 NFL draft, and how they compared to expert predictionsBill Belichick’s draft philosophy is quite simple and it shows that most teams probably overthink the process

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