Roundtable: Best-value draft pick


Louisiana State cornerback Greedy Williams walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

As the NFL Draft has come and gone, the next course of action is to breakdown each team’s selections. Giants fans, and plenty of others, questioned taking Daniel Jones sixth overall while defensive studs Josh Allen and Ed Oliver fell into the laps of the Jaguars and Bills. While hindsight may be 20/20, the Daily Campus sports section is here to determine which team got the best bang for their buck in the 2019 draft.

Neil Simmons, Campus Correspondent

The obvious choice has to be the Browns snagging Greedy Williams in the second round. He was arguably the top cornerback in the draft and projected to go top 20 in some mock drafts, instead Cleveland got him at 46. How he dropped that far I have no idea, but Browns fans must have been going crazy, because they added another piece to their already strong ,young core. Williams and Denzel Ward could form the top CB duo in the AFC North. If the Browns just keep making moves this offseason, maybe they’ll break .500 for a change

Danny Barletta, Campus Correspondent

The Washington Redskins picked up the steal of the first round with Dwayne Haskins at 15. Many, including myself, thought he was the most pro-ready quarterback in the draft. Yet somehow, two quarterbacks were taken before him, and Washington didn’t even have to trade up to get their possible franchise QB. Obviously, the Arizona Cardinals really loved the reigning Heisman winner Kyler Murray, so they drafted him first overall. The real head scratcher is why the Giants took Daniel Jones with pick number six, because Jones was really a second or third-round talent. If they liked Jones more than Haskins (which I’m not sure why they would, Haskins is superior in every category), then they should have drafted one of the top defensive players that was still available. But they didn’t, so Haskins fell all the way to 15 and he has a big chip on his shoulder now. Watch out NFC East because this kid might bring the Redskins back to relevance.

Jorge Eckardt, Staff Writer

I could go for an obvious pick here like the aforementioned Greedy or Haskins, or maybe one of the primo-defenders who dropped a couple of picks in the first like Allen or Oliver, but I’m going to dig deep. This is maybe [it is] completely biased, but the biggest steal was Jets third-round pick Jachai Polite. The man was a first-team all-SEC selection last year and was probably going to be a first round pick until his disastrous combine. Sure, he might have put up bad numbers at the combine and even worse ones at his pro day, but how much stock should really be put in that? What I care more about is what he does on the field, which is recording 11 sacks and six forced fumbles in 13 games. He was the only player in the nation to have six or more forced fumbles and was No. 7 in sacks, right behind first-round picks Clelin Ferrell Montez Sweat. The guy is an absolute beast, and as long as Greg Williams can get his head straight, he will be a huge factor for Gang Green for years to come.

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