The Winners and Losers of Round 1 of the NFL Draft
If you've played fantasy football for any length of time, you've heard the phrase "You can't win your season in the first round, but you can certainly lose it there." The same holds true for the NFL Draft: a team's first pick or two doesn't make its draft class, but it certainly sets a tone. When a team makes a pick that has high talent, fills a need, and thrills the fans, that's an impactful triple threat that can be sustained throughout draft weekend.
Some teams' front offices just seem to find a sense of nirvana in the war room, and picks and trades fly, landing every time; others seem to make bad selection that causes them to stutter and stop, inciting panic moves with little apparent logic. Starting off on the right foot can make all the difference.
So, which teams did the best on Day 1 on Thursday? With 32 picks in the books after that night, we want to know: who came out on top as the winners of the night, and who floundered their way through the top of the draft?