The Draft's Winners and Losers

The Chiefs came out on top, but who botched their picks?
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 8:10 AM CDT
Jake Long, a tackle from Michigan, speaks at a news conference after being selected first overall by the Miami Dolphins during the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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(Newser) – The Chiefs made all 13 of their 2008 draft picks count by tapping defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and picking up sleepers, writes Mel Kiper Jr for ESPN. The Cowboys would have made out equally well but didn't draft a wide receiver, and the Redskins got big guns despite trading out of the first round. But not everyone drafted smart.

Most teams fall into Kiper's B+ to C+ range, but the AFC South was full of lower achievers. Houston did well to grab Duane Brown but picked some questionable players too high, and Tennessee picked running back Chris Johnson when they needed a wide receiver. The Jaguars fared the worst, trading away three picks to take Derrick Harvey too high. (Read more NFL stories.)