Grading the SB Nation bloggers NFL mock draft

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The draft's top player, Jadeveon Clowney, gets the highest grade from readers. The worst grade shouldn't be a surprise considering the lightning rod nature of the player chosen.

The first round of the 2014 SB Nation blogger mock draft is complete and the grades are in. Out of 32 picks, just one received an overall "A" grade. That belongs to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who took South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 3 overall choice.

Even the Clowney choice received 19 "F" grades, which shouldn't come as a surprise. Tabulating grades like this, they always skew toward the "C+" range. Some fans will give their team's choice an "A" just because it's their team. Other voters will give choose an "F" solely because it's their rival team's choice. Other low grades come because of wonderful anonymous Internet trolling. Those voters are just the best.

Anyway, seven other choices garnered an overall "B+ grade, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choice of wide receiver Sammy Watkins getting the highest rating.

On the opposite end of things, no choice graded out worse than the St. Louis Rams selection at No. 2. That was the selection of lightning rod quarterback Johnny Manziel. That pick received a "D+" with just a 1.29 average. The second-worst grade was for another quarterback. The Minnesota Vikings selection of Derek Carr average just a 1.69, another "D+" grade.

The votes, of course, were tabulated by reader voting. No pick was voted on more than No. 4, the Cleveland Browns selection of offensive tackle Greg Robinson. Averaging out as a 2.52 for a "C+," 15,779 voters made their feelings known. That sheer number of voters, many from Dawgs by Nature, further proves that the NFL Draft truly is the Super Bowl for Browns fans.

Below are the full results of the 2014 SB Nation bloggers NFL mock draft. Make sure to follow along with the rest of the mock draft right here as we work through the second round.

1. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (pick) 2.28 C+
2. St. Louis Rams: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (pick) 1.29 D+
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (pick) 3.76 A-
4. Cleveland Browns: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (pick) 2.52 C+
5. Oakland Raiders: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida (pick) 2.43 C+
6. Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo (pick) 3.33 B+
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson (pick) 3.59 B+
8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State (pick) 1.63 D+
9. Buffalo Bills: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (pick) 2.96 B
10. Detroit Lions: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (pick) 2.68 B-
11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA (pick) 3.27 B
12. New York Giants: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan (pick) 3.13 B
13. St. Louis Rams: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (pick) 3.39 B+
14. Chicago Bears: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville (pick) 2.51 C+
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh (pick) 2 C
16. Dallas Cowboys: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame (pick) 2.58 C+
17. Baltimore Ravens: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (pick) 2.31 C+
18. New York Jets: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina (pick) 3.51 B+
19. Miami Dolphins: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama (pick) 3.21 B
20. Arizona Cardinals: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (pick) 2.99 B
21. Green Bay Packers: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State (pick) 2.32 C+
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (pick) 2.61 C+
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU (pick) 3.16 B
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State (pick) 3.44 B+
25. San Diego Chargers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State (pick) 2.37 C+
26. Cleveland Browns: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State (pick) 2.73 B-
27. New Orleans Saints: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (pick) 2.58 C+
28. Carolina Panthers: Marqise Lee, WR, USC (pick) 3.21 B
29. New England Patriots: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (pick) 2.5 C+
30. San Francisco 49ers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU (pick) 3.35 B+
31. Denver Broncos: Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA (pick) 3.35 B+
32. Seattle Seahawks: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota (pick) 3.07 B

Here are the picks sorted by grade. Sorry, Turf Show Times.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina 3.76 A-
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson 3.59 B+
18. New York Jets: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina 3.51 B+
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State 3.44 B+
13. St. Louis Rams: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama 3.39 B+
31. Denver Broncos: Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA 3.35 B+
30. San Francisco 49ers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU 3.35 B+
6. Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo 3.33 B+
11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA 3.27 B
28. Carolina Panthers: Marqise Lee, WR, USC 3.21 B
19. Miami Dolphins: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama 3.21 B
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Odell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU 3.16 B
12. New York Giants: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan 3.13 B
32. Seattle Seahawks: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota 3.07 B
20. Arizona Cardinals: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri 2.99 B
9. Buffalo Bills: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M 2.96 B
26. Cleveland Browns: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State 2.73 B-
10. Detroit Lions: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M 2.68 B-
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech 2.61 C+
27. New Orleans Saints: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State 2.58 C+
16. Dallas Cowboys: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame 2.58 C+
4. Cleveland Browns: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn 2.52 C+
14. Chicago Bears: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville 2.51 C+
29. New England Patriots: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn 2.5 C+
5. Oakland Raiders: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida 2.43 C+
25. San Diego Chargers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State 2.37 C+
21. Green Bay Packers: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State 2.32 C+
17. Baltimore Ravens: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State 2.31 C+
1. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville 2.28 C+
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh 2 C
8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State 1.63 D+
2. St. Louis Rams: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M 1.29 D+

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