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Mel Kiper Names Team That Had The "Worst" NFL Draft

Mel Kiper debates Jabrill Peppers in the NFL Draft.


ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper has published his draft grades for all 32 teams. He did not give anyone an "F," which is a good thing.

Some teams did not get great grades, though. Which team had the worst draft of them all?

Kiper has the Seattle Seahawks at the bottom of his draft grades list. He gave Seattle a "C+" for their efforts at this year's draft.

The ESPN NFL Draft analyst believes Seattle could've done more with their first-round pick. He also didn't like the loss of a second-round pick.


No need to bury the lede here: I've done this nearly 40 years, and 35 years with ESPN. The drafting of Shaquem Griffin (pick 141) was one of the most memorable moments I can remember, and we got to experience it with him and his family. That was pretty special. But what you came for: He was also a steal! I thought Griffin could come off the board in Round 3. He accurately pointed out that Seattle can be creative on defense and find a good role for him. I agree.

Now to the question marks. I like Rashaad Penny (27), but even after adding value by trading down, I saw him as a reach. I had Sony Michel rated higher, and I would have looked for running back help later. The Sheldon Richardson trade left the Seahawks without a second-rounder -- overall: ouch. They have Duane Brown to show for a third, and now also added a player I really like in Rasheem Green (79). Cliff Avril is coming off an injury-plagued season and will be 32 years old. Green can really help and is a young guy with upside. Will Dissly (140) is depth at tight end, and he's the best blocking tight end in this draft. Michael Dickson (149) is a potential Pro Bowl punter, and Jamarco Jones (168) has experience and upside on the offensive line, though I could practically hear the Seattle fans in Dallas wondering why the Seahawks waited so long to address the O-line. They have a point.

Not a bad draft overall, I just wonder if they could do more with the first-round pick, and the loss of that second-rounder hurt.

It's OK, Seattle. Draft grades have proven to be very wrong in the past.

You can view Kiper's full grades here.