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Kansas City Chiefs: Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton: B- Grade
This is a tough one to grade. I like Mike Catapano and feel like he should have gone in the fifth round. However, I don't like his fit in the Kansas City defense. Andy Reid has quite frequently selected players who don't fit his stop unit, so this is not surprising at all.
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeremy Harris, CB, New Mexico State: B Grade
A second cornerback for the Jaguars, who really need help at the position. Jeremy Harris fits the range and makes sense as a tall corner, which is something that Gus Bradley really likes.
Detroit Lions: Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State: B Grade
Al Davis would have liked Brice Butler. He was a workout warrior who drew heavy interest as a late-round prospect. Darrius Heyward-Bey is gone, so might as well replace him with Butler.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Demetrius McCray, CB, Appalachian State: B+ Grade
And a third cornerback? Well, I guess the Jaguars are really hoping that one of these guys pans out. I like Demetrius McCray more than Jeremy Harris. Both are in the 6-foot-1, 6-foot-2 range.
Detroit Lions: Michael Williams, TE, Alabama: A- Grade
This is a solid pick. I thought Michael Williams would go earlier than this. Detroit got a good look at him at the Senior Bowl. The team needed some tight end depth.
Philadelphia Eagles: Joe Kruger, DE/DT, Utah: B Grade
This pick makes a ton of sense. Joe Kruger fits the draft range in the seventh round and fills a need for defensive line depth. Chip Kelly is familiar with Kruger, having coached against him in the Pac-12.
Minnesota Vikings: Michael Mauti, ILB, Penn State: A Grade
Maybe I'm biased as a Penn State alumnus, but I love Michael Mauti. He's an instinctive linebacker with tremendous leadership ability; he kept the team together in the wake of the sex scandal. He would have been a second-day pick had he not torn his ACL. It wouldn't surprise me if Mauti eventually emerged as the starter.
Minnesota Vikings: Travis Bond, G, North Carolina: B Grade
Another guard? Well, Minnesota needed two of them. Travis Bond makes sense in the seventh round.
New York Jets: Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest: B Grade
A fullback in the seventh round? Why not? The Jets needed one. Logical pick.
Green Bay Packers: Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley State: B Grade
Wide receiver is another position I thought the Packers would address earlier. Charles Johnson is a seventh-round prospect, so he makes sense at this spot. He might be able to make the team.
Cleveland Browns: Armonty Bryant, DE/OLB, East Central Oklahoma: B Grade
Armonty Bryant possesses good talent, but he also has character issues. He was arrested during football practice once for selling drugs. He might be worth the risk in the seventh round.
Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State: A+ Grade
Save for Zach Ertz and Lane Johnson, Jordan Poyer could easily be the best player that the Eagles drafted. He should have been a second-round pick, but fell because of speed concerns. Going against him in the Pac-12, Chip Kelly knows how skilled Poyer is.
Arizona Cardinals: D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers: B Grade
The Colts took two tight ends in the draft last year with Bruce Arians as the offensive coordinator, so this is no surprise. Arizona doesn't have much beyond Rob Housler at the position.
Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Seymour, G, Vanderbilt: C Grade
I didn't have Ryan Seymour as a draftable prospect, but it's the seventh round, so who cares? I'm surprised the Seahawks waited this long to address their offensive line.
San Diego Chargers: Brad Sorensen, QB, Southern Utah: C Grade
San Diego had to find a backup for Philip Rivers, but Brad Sorensen over Tyler Bray, Zac Dysert, Matt Scott and Sean Renfree? Not so sure about that.
Buffalo Bills: Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas: A- Grade
I thought the Bills would have addressed the tight end position earlier, but Chris Gragg is pretty good value in the seventh round. I had him in the fifth.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Nick Williams, DE/DT, Samford: A- Grade
I thought Nick Williams would go a round or two earlier, so it's no surprise that Pittsburgh landed another value selection. There are some disappointing defensive ends on Pittsburgh's roster, so it wouldn't surprise me if Williams eventually was considered to be a starter.
Miami Dolphins: Kevin Dorsey, WR, Maryland: C Grade
This is a much more questionable receiver pick. It's the seventh round, but I don't think many would have considered Kevin Dorsey in the old 12-round format.
New York Giants: Eric Herman, G, Ohio: B Grade
If Justin Pugh plays right tackle, Eric Herman could eventually compete for a guard spot. This is a solid pick.
New England Patriots: Michael Buchanan, DE/OLB, Illinois: B Grade
Michael Buchanan fits both the 4-3 and 3-4, so it's no surprise Bill Belichick selected him. He fits the range and gives the Patriots another pass-rusher, so this was a solid move.
Cleveland Browns: Garrett Gilkey, OT, Chadron State: B- Grade
Tackle depth wasn't a priority for the Browns, but it doesn't hurt. Garrett Gilkey was considered a Round 6-7 prospect.
Washington Redskins: Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers: A Grade
Another running back? You don't say! Jawan Jamison was given a third-round grade from the draft advisory committee. He fell because he's a small back with a slow 40, but he plays faster than his 4.6. This is not a need, but I love the value here in the middle of Round 7.
Minnesota Vikings: Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State: A Grade
Kevin Williams will likely be gone next year, so another defensive tackle makes sense. Everett Dawkins was considered a mid-round prospect, so he's a bit of a steal here.
Indianapolis Colts: Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State: B Grade
Donald Brown won't be around much longer, so the Colts needed a running back to pair with Vick Ballard. Kerwynn Williams was pegged to go in this range.
Seattle Seahawks: Ty Powell, OLB, Harding: A Grade
Ty Powell probably should have been taken in the fourth round, so I love the value the Seahawks obtained with the Harding product. Powell will provide Seattle with much-needed depth at linebacker.
Green Bay Packers: Sam Barrington, LB, South Florida: B Grade
Considered a seventh-round prospect, Sam Barrington should be able to contribute on special teams and provide solid depth.
Oakland Raiders: David Bass, DE, Missouri Western: B Grade
The Raiders needed to take a defensive end much earlier than this, but Davis Bass is a solid choice at this juncture.
Denver Broncos: Zac Dysert, QB, Miami of Ohio: B+ Grade
This is great value for Zac Dysert, who was seen as a Round 3-5 prospect. I'm concerned about the reports that say Dysert doesn't love football, but if those turn out to be bogus, he'll compete with Brock Osweiler to be Peyton Manning's successor.
New England Patriots: Steve Beauharnais, LB, Rutgers: A- Grade
Steve Beauharnais was expected to go earlier than this, so I like the value. He's a versatile linebacker, which is something Bill Belichick loves.
Chicago Bears: Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State: A- Grade
Why not? Marquess Wilson was once considered a second-round prospect, but he quit on his team because he didn't get along with head coach Mike Leach. It has to be considered that Leach is a bad guy, so Chicago is right to take a shot on Wilson.
San Francisco 49ers: B.J. Daniels, QB, South Florida: C Grade
B.J. Daniels over Matt Scott, Tyler Bray and Sean Renfree? I feel like the 49ers are trolling us.
Baltimore Ravens: Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon: A Grade
Ravens steal, yadda, yadda, yadda. I had Aaron Mellette in the fourth round, so this is tremendous value for him.
Philadelphia Eagles: David King, DE, Oklahoma: C+ Grade
I didn't have David King as a draftable prospect, but we're now in the compensatory picks of the seventh round, so that doesn't matter. King is a good fit in the 3-4 as a five-technique, much like Joe Kruger.
Cincinnati Bengals: Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State: A Grade
Reid Fragel was considered a mid-round prospect; I've had him in the fourth or fifth. This is great value for the Bengals, as Fragel could eventually be Andrew Whitworth's successor at left tackle.
Seattle Seahawks: Jared Smith, DT, New Hampshire: C+ Grade
Jared Smith was chosen in the right range, though he'll be buried on the depth chart. He may not make the team.
Seattle Seahawks: Michael Bowie, OT, Northeast Oklahoma State: C+ Grade
Another needed offensive line pick, though Michael Bowie is unlikely to challenge at the poor right tackle spot anytime soon.
Atlanta Falcons: Kemal Ishmael, DB, Central Florida: C+ Grade
Why not add another defensive back? Teams can never use enough of them. Kemal Ishmael will provide some help on special teams.
Atlanta Falcons: Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame: B Grade
Speaking of defensive backs, Zeke Motta provides more value than Atlanta's other compensatory seventh-rounder. The Falcons didn't have much depth at safety.
Detroit Lions: Brandon Perburn, ILB, Florida A&M: B Grade
The Lions needed linebacker help, so this makes sense in terms of both need and draft range.
San Francisco 49ers: Carter Bykowski, OT, Iowa State: B- Grade
I didn't have Carter Bykowski being drafted, but he still makes sense for needed tackle depth.
Baltimore Ravens: Marc Anthony, CB, California: A Grade
Ravens steal, yadda, yadda, yadda. Marc Anthony was a fourth- or a fifth-round projection, and Baltimore needed some cornerback depth.
Tennessee Titans: Daimion Stafford, S, Nebraska: B Grade
I expected the Titans to draft a safety earlier, but better late than never. Daimion Stafford fits the range, so this is a solid choice.
Atlanta Falcons: Sean Renfree, QB, Duke: A- Grade
Sean Renfree is a very smart quarterback who could be developed and flipped into a mid-round pick or better. Why not take a chance on him?
Miami Dolphins: Don Jones, S, Arkansas: B+ Grade
Don Jones received so much attention in pre-draft visits that I thought he'd go earlier than No. 250. The Dolphins will take him for needed safety depth.
Cincinnati Bengals: T.J. Johnson, C, South Carolina: A- Grade
The Bengals needed someone to challenge Kyle Cook at center. Despite being a seventh-rounder, T.J. Johnson could do it.
San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Cooper, CB, Rutgers: B Grade
It's about time the 49ers added a cornerback. They needed depth help.
New York Giants: Michael Cox, RB, UMass: B- Grade
Andre Brown will be hitting free agency next year, so the Giants will need someone to step up behind David Wilson if he's not retained.
Indianapolis Colts: Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina: B- Grade
Hamilton Cunningham is yet another tight end on Indianapolis' roster. I'm not sure how he fits in, but this is the last pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, so it's not worth questioning the pick.
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