The 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft produced some great players. Most players turned out to be pretty solid, but there were a select few that really stood out in their rookie season. With picks 22-32, 6 of the picks were along the offensive or defensive lines. Picks 22-32 produced some very effective players this season and has other players that will be great in years to come. This is a 3 part series, so lets get into picks 22-32.
With the 22nd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Andre Dillard, an offensive tackle from Washington State. Dillard did not play too much in his rookie season, but that was part of the plan. When he did play he was pretty solid, so he gets a B+. With the 23rd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select Tytus Howard, an offensive tackle from Alabama State. Howard only played 8 games in his rookie year and did not have a huge effect. Howard could be good to protect Deshaun Watson in the future, so he gets a C. With the 24th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Josh Jacobs, a running back from Alabama. Jacobs had a great rookie season, but got injured at the end of the season to cut his season short. Jacobs should be a consistent 1,000 yard rusher for the Raiders in the future, so he gets a B+. With the 25th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Marquise Brown, a wide receiver from Oklahoma. Brown was Lamar Jackson's best target this season and had a huge impact right away. Brown's speed fits perfectly into the Ravens' offense, so he gets a B+.
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With the 26th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Montez Sweat, a defensive end from Mississippi State. Sweat was alright this year, but he was not great. Sweat has some potential and he can reach that potential, so he gets a C+. With the 27th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Jonathan Abram, a safety from Mississippi State. Nobody expected the Raiders to take Abram in this position, but he wound up going to Oakland. Abram was alright, so he gets a C. With the 28th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers select Jerry Tillery, a defensive tackle from Notre Dame. Tillery had a very quiet rookie year. He did not make much of an effect at all, so he gets a C-. With the 29th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select L.J. Collier, a defensive end from TCU. Collier got some good playing time in his rookie year, but did not do much. Collier has potential, so he gets a C+.
With the 30th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Deandre Baker, a cornerback from Georgia. Baker had a lot of playing time in his rookie year and he was alright. Baker was a good tackler, so he gets a C+. With the 31st pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select Kaleb McGary, an offensive tackle from Washington. McGary had a good rookie year protecting Matt Ryan. He had a great, reliable rookie year, so he gets a B+. With the 32nd pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select N'Keal Harry, a wide receiver from Arizona State. New England desperately needed weapons by the end of the season and Harry was a solid target for Brady down the stretch. Harry was good when he played so he gets a B.