Walt you can't give the Browns a Millen grade for taking a guy that will play for them immediately with no off field issues when they are years away from contending. Apparently a lot of teams are concerned about that knee. So far we're at 5 (Where I think he stops) but still. Microfracture has not done well in the NFL regardless of talent (Clowney)
THIS IS FOR ROUND 2, I COPIED ROUND ONE AND GRADED EVERY PICK A LETTER GRADE.
There are many shockers on day one of the 2016 NFL Draft featuring: Chargers picking Joey Bosa over projected Laremy Tunsil, DeForest Buckner or Jalen Ramsey. The Cowboys taking Ezekiel Elliott when they have Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden, Laremy Ronnie Stanley AND Jack Conklin being taken before Laremy Tunsil (He slid all the way to 13). The Bears trading up to grab Leonard Floyd, the Giants taking Eli Apple so early making that 3 Ohio State Buckeyes in the top 10, the Packers making a reach on projected 2-3 round pick Kenny Clark, the Cardinals taking a chance on Robert Nkemdiche and finally the 49ers trading back into the first for Joshua Garnett.
Does a good job of staying low and gaining leverage
Quick, strong hands
Balanced and shows great flexibility
Runs the arc
Textbook pass-rush technique
Deadly spin move
Nice speed rush
Anticipates snap count well
Has a repertoire of moves
Reads development of play and reacts
Comfortable in space
Closes quickly from backside
Nice change of direction
Average size and bulk
Needs to get stronger
Gets washed against the run
Inconsistent when setting the edge
Sometimes weak at point of attack
Not very powerful
Legitimate durability concerns
Might have character concerns (suspended for two games in 2007 for violation of team rules)
Summary: Hardy is projects as a right defensive end in a 4-3 scheme with the potential to play outside linebacker in the 3-4, but I think he is most comfortable with his hand in the ground. Hardy projects as one of the best pass rushers in the country for the 2010 NFL Draft, but he needs to stay healthy next season.
Player Comparison: Adewale Ogunleye. Ogunleye is a great pass rusher off the edge, but is inconsistent against the run.