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I’ll be honest, I didn’t notice him being picked on like this
 

PICK NO. 16: CB A.J. TERRELL, ATLANTA FALCONS

2020 overall grade: 43.4

When the opposing quarterback passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns, chances are that the cornerback play was not stellar. That proved to be the case for A.J. Terrell and the Falcons. Terrell finished with a sub-45.0 PFF grade and gave up a catch on all six of his targets, surrendering 100 receiving yards, a touchdown and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. He suffered equally at the hands of Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, two imposing receivers. At least for his sake, the assignments don’t get much tougher than that.

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Week 1 and the fanbase goes 100% against a guy.    yall are sad 

So Kazee's high PFF grade is wrong but Terrell's low grade is correct?

Folks use PFF to push their own narratives but are silent on PFF when it doesnt suit them. Nobody is using PFF to argue for Kazee lol

Here is the full article.  Some big surprises.  Simmons & Brown both were terrible.  Winnfield Jr was a beast.  So was CJ Henderson 

 

Grading all 32 first-round picks after Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season

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Week 1 of the 2020 season has come and gone, with a bevy of rookies seeing their first NFL action. Others are either injured or are waiting behind established starters. Regardless, here is how each of the 32 first-round picks has graded through Week 1.

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Pick No. 1: QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

2020 overall grade: 61.6

It was far from a perfect outing from Joe Burrow, who threw one of the worst interceptions of the week, flicking the ball casually to a defensive lineman. However, it’s tough to ignore the poise he showed when the chips were down late in the game in executing the two-minute drill on his way to what should have been to be his first fourth-quarter comeback.

Pick No. 2: EDGE Chase Young, Washington Football Team

2020 overall grade: 86.5

Chase Young was billed by PFF as the best edge-rushing talent to enter the league since we started grading college football (2014), which features NFL stars such as the Bosa brothers and Myles Garrett. His debut didn’t disappoint, with Young posting four total pressures and two sacks. What is perhaps most impressive is that the damage wasn’t coming against a makeshift right side of the Eagles' offensive line, but against one of the best left tackles of his generation in Jason Peters. While Peters is 38 years old and was practicing at guard for most of the offseason, the fact that he had that much trouble with Young is a great sign for the rookie.

Pick No. 3: CB Jeffrey Okudah, Detroit Lions

2020 overall grade: n/A

Did not play due to a hamstring injury.

Pick No. 4: OT Andrew Thomas, New York Giants

2020 overall grade: 60.8

First-rounder Andrew Thomas played every snap at left tackle in Week 1. And though he surrendered some pressure, he wasn’t the primary source of the team's protection problems. Thomas allowed four total pressures within a unit that was overmatched by Pittsburgh’s defensive front and blitz packages. His work in the run game was better, but the Giants as a whole were dominated in that regard, so it would be difficult to tell without focusing on him individually.

Pick No. 5: QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins

2020 overall grade: N/A

Tua Tagovailoa is healthy, but he has yet to win the starting job from Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Pick No. 6: QB Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

2020 overall grade: N/A

Justin Herbert has yet to win the starting job from Tyrod Taylor.

Pick No. 7: DI Derrick Brown, Carolina Panthers

2020 overall grade: 32.7

The one thing we were all sure about with Derrick Brown was that he would be a high-level force against the run in the NFL — the debate was whether he could generate pressure. However, he struggled in the former facet, earning a 28.5 grade against the run. The biggest impact he made was batting down two passes at the line, but this was not an opening to look back on with any fondness for the seventh overall pick in the draft. Brown recorded one hurry from 21 snaps rushing the passer and had a missed tackle to go along with his struggles in the run game.

Pick No. 8: LB Isaiah Simmons, Arizona Cardinals

2020 overall grade: 27.1

Isaiah Simmons wasn’t an every-down starter for the Cardinals in Week 1, which might have been a good thing. On the snaps he did play, he may as well have worn a giant bullseye such due to the regularity and accuracy with which Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers' passing attack looked to exploit him.

Simmons was out of position on Raheem Mostert’s catch-and-run touchdown, but he was also beaten by Jerrick McKinnon and George Kittle for catches. Simmons’ main selling point as a prospect was being a matchup weapon on defense — a player who could neutralize these types of threats — but his debut suggests he is far from ready to hold up to that yet.

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Pick No. 9: CB C.J. Henderson, Jacksonville Jaguars

2020 overall grade: 84.2

One of the stars of Week 1, C.J. Henderson had himself a day against Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts. It could easily be argued he was the difference between the two sides in one of the biggest upsets of the week. The Colts went after Henderson, making his performance all the more remarkable — 10 targets went his way. Only five of those passes were caught by Colts receivers (for 58 yards), while Henderson himself caught one and broke up another three. Overall, Rivers had a 28.3 passer rating when throwing the ball at Henderson, which is worse than if he had just thrown it into the ground on every play instead.

Pick No. 10: OT Jedrick Wills, Cleveland Browns

2020 overall grade: 63.2

Jedrick Wills started his rookie season as the Browns' left tackle, tasked with upgrading a problem spot from a season ago. Unfortunately for him, the Baltimore Ravens are one of the tougher teams in the league when it comes to defending their pressure packages. Wills surrendered three total pressures — a sack, a hit and a hurry — across 40 pass-blocking snaps and was flagged for holding. Wills didn’t fare much better as a run blocker, but with the game out of hand early, the Browns didn’t run much to get him in his groove in that regard.

Pick No. 11: OT Mekhi Becton, New York Jets

2020 overall grade: 77.2

On paper, Mekhi Becton looked to have his work cut out for him in his debut —against Jerry Hughes, in particular. Hughes has been Buffalo's best pass-rusher in recent years, but despite a game that ensured Becton was pass blocking most of the time against a defense that was coming after the quarterback, he held up very well.

Becton surrendered two total pressures, albeit one a sack, and was flagged for holding. That is a pretty impressive output over 41 pass-blocking snaps against a good pass-rusher. We also got a glimpse of the power he can bring in the run game, with him burying Bills interior defender Harrison Phillips to the ground on one play.

Pick No. 12: WR Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders

2020 overall grade: 63.8

If the Raiders drafted Henry Ruggs III to coax downfield aggression out of Derek Carr, it looked like it worked. Ruggs had three catches for 55 yards, including a 45-yard deep shot over the middle. And Carr had four deep passes in the game, with one more just under 20 air yards. Ruggs was also moved around the formation to cause mismatches, with a little more than half of his 42 snaps spent in the slot, two in the backfield and the remainder split out wide. Ruggs injured his ankle on a tackle, which certainly didn't help his production later in the game, but he returned and didn’t look too hampered.

Pick No. 13: OT Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2020 overall grade: 61.5

Tristan Wirfs earned a 61.5 overall PFF grade, which isn’t phenomenal until factoring in his competition. Wirfs blocked Cameron Jordan — one of the best and most underrated defensive linemen in the game — for most of his afternoon. He surrendered two total pressures and was flagged once for a false start. There were a couple of other plays where he lost, but the ball came out before pressure could arrive. Overall, this was a solid outing against elite competition.

Pick No. 14: DI Javon Kinlaw, San Francisco 49ers

2020 overall grade: 81.4

Javon Kinlaw was drafted to replace the DeForest Buckner‘s production after he was traded away to Indianapolis. Given the standard Buckner had set in the Bay Area, that seemed optimistic, but Kinlaw's debut did not disappoint. Kinlaw had one of the highest PFF grades on the team, notching a pair of pressures to go along with some excellent run defense against Arizona’s wide offensive line splits. Following Buckner is a hard act, but Kinlaw may well be up to the task.

Pick No. 15: WR Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos

2020 overall grade: 57.1

With Courtland Sutton out, Jerry Jeudy had a mixed performance in a role that was likely larger than what he was expecting before the season. We immediately saw his quickness, route running and ability to stop on a dime work just as well on Monday Night Football as they did in college, but he also had a concentration drop on a crossing pattern that would have been a significant gain, as well as another drop and a fumble, to his name. Overall, he caught four of eight targets for 56 yards.

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Pick No. 16: CB A.J. Terrell, Atlanta Falcons

2020 overall grade: 43.4

When the opposing quarterback passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns, chances are that the cornerback play was not stellar. That proved to be the case for A.J. Terrell and the Falcons. Terrell finished with a sub-45.0 PFF grade and gave up a catch on all six of his targets, surrendering 100 receiving yards, a touchdown and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. He suffered equally at the hands of Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, two imposing receivers. At least for his sake, the assignments don’t get much tougher than that.

Pick No. 17: WR CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

2020 overall grade: 55.1

Firmly entrenched as the third receiver in a Cowboys' offense that features a lot of 11 personnel (one back, one tight end, three wideouts), Lamb played 59 of a possible 72 snaps on offense against the Rams, catching five of the seven passes thrown his way for 59 yards. He wasn’t able to break tackles in his NFL debut the same way he did in the Big 12, with the Rams keeping him relatively well bottled up after the catch. Lamb was also deployed as a punt returner, bringing back one kick for 20 yards and fair-catching another. Overall, it was a solid debut, but it lacked the spectacular plays of his college days.

Pick No. 18: OT Austin Jackson, Miami Dolphins

2020 overall grade: 53.7

On the surface, Austin Jackson’s NFL debut was excellent statistically. The Dolphins passed the ball a lot, and Jackson allowed no pressures and wasn't called for a penalty on his 38 pass-blocking snaps. However, he earned just a 53.7 PFF grade because his negative plays are hidden from the stat sheet. He was beaten badly for a knockdown of Ryan Fitzpatrick that was negated by penalty, and he had five more losses in pass protection only to see the ball come out before they had a chance to become pressures. Jackson was always likely to be a work in progress as a rookie, and that’s what we saw in his debut.

Pick No. 19: CB Damon Arnette, Las Vegas Raiders

2020 overall grade: 52.6

Damon Arnette’s coverage statistics make for some ugly reading, and while his PFF grade wasn’t good (52.6), it wasn’t quite as bad as those numbers suggest. Arnette was targeted five times, allowing four catches for 110 yards, a touchdown and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. Most of the damage was done on one ugly play against Robby Anderson where he was wrecked by a double move and left grasping at air just trying to make the tackle to prevent the big play. Outside of that, he did have a pass breakup and a couple of defensive stops, but this was a “welcome to the NFL” moment of realizing that you are only ever one mistake away from allowing a big touchdown as a cornerback.

Pick No. 20: EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson, Jacksonville Jaguars

2020 overall grade: 60.0

Though C.J. Henderson put forth one of the best rookie performances of the week, things were more reserved for fellow first-round pick K’Lavon Chaisson. On 32 pass-rushing snaps, Chaisson didn’t register any pressure, but he did have one clean win as a rusher only to find the ball in the air before he could get home. He also picked off an ugly forced throw from Philip Rivers, which was ultimately negated and wiped from the stat sheet.

Pick No. 21: WR Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles

2020 overall grade: 54.3

One deep shot showed how much of a weapon Jalen Reagor can be, but with Carson Wentz struggling as badly as he did, there was little more opportunity for Reagor to impress as a receiver. He also saw opportunities as a punt returner, and while he did make a man miss on one return, he also muffed a punt — only to be bailed out by a teammate recovering the football and sparing his blushes. While the stat sheet might not punish him harshly for that, his PFF grade suffered badly for a play that could have easily resulted in a turnover.

Pick No. 22: WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings

2020 overall grade: 53.4

Minnesota’s Week 1 defeat to Green Bay was strange, with Kirk Cousins barely given any passing attempts in the first half. Then, he spent most of the second half airing it out trying to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers on the other side. Adam Thielen was clearly the team’s No. 1 wideout, but Justin Jefferson out-snapped Olabisi Johnson and Tajae Sharpe to rank second on the team. Those snaps translated to only three targets, two of which he caught for 26 yards, with the third being dropped. Jefferson’s debut wasn’t great, but it’s encouraging that he has the opportunity to be the team’s No. 2 receiver.

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Pick No. 23: LB Kenneth Murray, Los Angeles Chargers

2020 overall grade: 41.5

Seeing 62 snaps as a starter in the Chargers' defense yielded only a 41.5 overall PFF grade for Kenneth Murray. He was beaten badly once in coverage and in the run game, but the rest of his grade came via a series of paper cuts. He struggled to beat the blocks of offensive linemen at the second level, with Xavier Su’a-Filo and Bobby Hart each getting to him multiple times and moving him from his run fit. This wasn’t the game Murray will have wanted to put on tape for his NFL debut.

Pick No. 24: OG Cesar Ruiz, New Orleans Saints

2020 overall grade: N/A

Did not play due to an ankle injury.

Pick No. 25: WR Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers

2020 overall grade: N/A

Did not play due to a hamstring injury.

Pick No. 26: QB Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers

2020 overall grade: N/A

Did not play as the third quarterback on the depth chart.

Pick No. 27: LB Jordyn Brooks, Seattle Seahawks

2020 overall grade: 69.5

Jordyn Brooks saw just seven snaps of action on defense for the Seahawks, making a tackle on one of them and limiting the two catches in his coverage to just eight yards of total gain. He also saw time on special teams, featuring on both kick coverage and kick return teams and grading well on those plays. Brooks’ role may well be a slow burn as a rookie, but his debut was as encouraging as limited snaps can be.

Pick No. 28: LB Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens

2020 overall grade: 45.9

One of the few players not to have a dominant performance against the Browns, Patrick Queen debuted with a 45.9 overall PFF grade across 54 snaps. Queen’s stats look good enough, with three defensive stops, a forced fumble and a sack, but he also had a lot of negative grades that are harder to parse from the stats.

He had eight negatively graded plays in the run game, where he was controlled at the point of attack by a variety of Cleveland blockers. That dragged down his grade in addition to a couple of first downs he allowed in coverage. This was certainly an active debut from Queen — one that ran the entire spectrum from elite play to below average.

Pick No. 29: OT Isaiah Wilson, Tennessee Titans

2020 overall grade: N/A

Did not play.

Pick No. 30: CB Noah Igbinoghene, Miami Dolphins

2020 overall grade: 54.8

Noah Igbinoghene was targeted twice and allowed a catch on each occasion. He seemed to be giving a little too much respect to N’Keal Harry, with the wideout finding space off the line to make the grabs, but his single biggest negative grade came by losing contain on a jet-motion play. He played 37 snaps on defense and also featured on three different special teams units, where his grade was solid.

Pick No. 31: CB Jeff Gladney, Minnesota Vikings

2020 overall grade: 70.4

Beaten out for the starting job in training camp by third-round rookie Cameron Dantzler, Jeff Gladney saw just nine snaps on defense against Green Bay. In that limited playing time, he was flagged for holding on Marquez Valdes-Scantling for his only significant play on defense. Gladney featured primarily on the kickoff coverage team.

Pick No. 32: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs

2020 overall grade: 74.9

Kansas City’s first-round rookie ended Week 1 leading all rookie backs in carries (25), yards (138), yards after contact (106) and rushing first downs (6). He barely featured in the passing game, but it was encouraging just how formidable he was as a rushing threat when that was far from a given. He broke seven tackles on 25 carries and looked like a superstar in the making for a Chiefs offense not short on them already.

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4. S ANTOINE WINFIELD JR., TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Tampa Bay got great value in Winfield at Pick No. 5 of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he verified that with his near-flawless Week 1. He showed off his playmaking ability with a nice pass breakup in the end zone in the fourth quarter and generated pressure on one of his two blitzes. Overall, Winfield produced a 77.3 PFF grade, seventh among all safeties in Week 1. He was one of the top playmakers in college football at Minnesota a year ago; it looks like he might be the same way in the NFL for the Buccaneers.
 

7. CB JAYLON JOHNSON, CHICAGO BEARS

We viewed Johnson as a first-round selection in this past draft — he was 24th on our big board entering the draft — and thought Chicago hit the jackpot with him sitting there at Pick 50. And against Detroit in Week 1, he played like he should have been taken in Round 1.

Johnson lined up at outside cornerback for 43 coverage snaps in Week 1; he allowed only two catches from six targets, and his two late pass breakups were pivotal in the Bears' opening-game victory. His coverage grade on the outside ranked eighth in the NFL in Week 1, one spot behind teammate Kyle Fuller. With his sharp instincts, physicality and playmaking ability, Johnson looks like a real difference-maker in the Bears' secondary.

 

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14 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

4. S ANTOINE WINFIELD JR., TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Tampa Bay got great value in Winfield at Pick No. 5 of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he verified that with his near-flawless Week 1. He showed off his playmaking ability with a nice pass breakup in the end zone in the fourth quarter and generated pressure on one of his two blitzes. Overall, Winfield produced a 77.3 PFF grade, seventh among all safeties in Week 1. He was one of the top playmakers in college football at Minnesota a year ago; it looks like he might be the same way in the NFL for the Buccaneers.
 

7. CB JAYLON JOHNSON, CHICAGO BEARS

We viewed Johnson as a first-round selection in this past draft — he was 24th on our big board entering the draft — and thought Chicago hit the jackpot with him sitting there at Pick 50. And against Detroit in Week 1, he played like he should have been taken in Round 1.

Johnson lined up at outside cornerback for 43 coverage snaps in Week 1; he allowed only two catches from six targets, and his two late pass breakups were pivotal in the Bears' opening-game victory. His coverage grade on the outside ranked eighth in the NFL in Week 1, one spot behind teammate Kyle Fuller. With his sharp instincts, physicality and playmaking ability, Johnson looks like a real difference-maker in the Bears' secondary.

 

I think Johnson will have a better career than Terrell 

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7 minutes ago, FentayeJones said:

So Kazee's high PFF grade is wrong but Terrell's grade low grade is correct?

 

1 minute ago, falconsd56 said:

There is a reason for that.......PFF is trash.

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2 minutes ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

Week 1 and the fanbase goes 100% against a guy. 
 

yall are sad 

We have clownbase going after rookie after game 1. It’s hilarious to see post with other draft picks. I wonder if people think before posting.. 

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10 minutes ago, FentayeJones said:

So Kazee's high PFF grade is wrong but Terrell's grade low grade is correct?

I mean, giving up 100 yards and a perfect passer rating on 7 targets is tough to manipulate.  
 

Lije I said: I didn’t notice AJ getting picked on.  But he was.  Doesn’t mean too much.  Still just week 1.  Rookies will have a tough go of it this year.  We need Sheffield back IMO

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24 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

I’ll be honest, I didn’t notice him being picked on like this
 

PICK NO. 16: CB A.J. TERRELL, ATLANTA FALCONS

2020 overall grade: 43.4

When the opposing quarterback passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns, chances are that the cornerback play was not stellar. That proved to be the case for A.J. Terrell and the Falcons. Terrell finished with a sub-45.0 PFF grade and gave up a catch on all six of his targets, surrendering 100 receiving yards, a touchdown and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. He suffered equally at the hands of Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, two imposing receivers. At least for his sake, the assignments don’t get much tougher than that.

Playing such soft coverage lends to this. Gave up a couple easy pitches and catches because he was ten yards off the ball. The sluggo to Metcalf was garbage time, so doesn't even bother me. Lockett beat him on some tough routes away from his leverage. I think they were just too conservative in this game and put them in poor spots. 

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6 minutes ago, vel said:

Playing such soft coverage lends to this. Gave up a couple easy pitches and catches because he was ten yards off the ball. The sluggo to Metcalf was garbage time, so doesn't even bother me. Lockett beat him on some tough routes away from his leverage. I think they were just too conservative in this game and put them in poor spots. 

Great post.  
 

Lockett is one of the toughest matchups in football

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8 minutes ago, vel said:

Playing such soft coverage lends to this. Gave up a couple easy pitches and catches because he was ten yards off the ball. The sluggo to Metcalf was garbage time, so doesn't even bother me. Lockett beat him on some tough routes away from his leverage. I think they were just too conservative in this game and put them in poor spots. 

When are they gonna figure it out? I thought the second half momentum was so important coming into this year? The continuity? Etc.?

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Just now, vel said:

Hope you don't put any money on it

I won't. Honestly, I'm just tired. I've seen this movie way too many times in my 50 years. Sick of the excuses, the coach speak, etc. 

I am truly leaning towards blowing every thing up, and I mean everything! I would bring in an entirely new regime, and all players would be available for trade. 

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