Grading Out

Jake Long, Glenn Dorsey
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There were plenty of smiles in Miami, Kansas City and Buffalo.
Kansas City, Washington, Dallas and Cleveland earn high marks from Mel Kiper for their draft performance. Our professor is down on the work done in Houston and Jacksonville, though. Grades Insider
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