By PFC Draft Writer Joe Ward (@JoeyWard189)
As the draft dwindles down to the end I wanted to weigh in on who I thought were the biggest winners. But to do that I had to think which NFL team was the happiest with their draft. It could be the Vikings who were able to land not one not two but three first round picks! Every one of which I thought they landed, Xavier Rhodes was listed as the second best corner in the draft and they got him with the 25th pick. With their 29th pick (which they got from New England) they landed stud WR Cordarrelle Patterson, addressing two of their biggest need with top notch guys. Finally with their first pick in the first round, which I thought was one of the best picks of the draft was Sharrif Floyd who fell right in their lap at the 23rd pick. Another team that could contend with biggest winners is the New England Patriots. They made a great trade in the first round trading their spot at 29 for a second-rounder (52), third-rounder (83), fourth-rounder (102), and a seventh-rounder (229). With those picks they gave Tom Brady a big weapon with receiver Aaron Dobson out of Marshall, who a lot are comparing to Randy Moss (see link below). They also grabbed another faster weapon for Tom with the pick they got at 102 drafting receiver Josh Boyce out of TCU. The patriots also addressed their needs on the defense getting a big athletic pass rusher in Jamie Collins with their first pick. They also addressed one of their biggest needs which were at corner, drafting Logan Ryan from Rutgers. Ryan was one of the top corners in the draft and should do really well in the Patriots system. Both teams had fantastic draft days, but one person is really smiling as the NFL draft comes to a close. That person is Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Not only did he get a five-year, $110 million contract extension, but he watched as his team was basically awarded with running back Eddie Lacy at the 61st pick overall! If that wasn’t good enough, as Lacy will be playing with a chip on his shoulder this season, they drafted another offensive weapon in running back Johnathan Franklin and then got two offensive linemen, Tackle David Bakhtiari and Guard J.C. Tretter both of whom were considered top offensive lineman in the draft. Although many teams stood out for having great drafts these where just three of the teams that stood out to me. But overall Aaron Rodgers must have the biggest smile as draft day come to a close; it should be a fun season watching not only these three teams and their draft choice but all thirty two NFL teams. It will be interesting to see which teams draft day hopefuls stand out and which team will be keeping their eye on the real prize, next years predicted number one pick Jadeveon Clowney out of The University of South Carolina.