By Wayne B. Jones for

I dislike picking winners and losers after a National Football League Draft;  because I have always believed that you cannot fairly evaluate a draft class until you are at least two or three years out. What I like to look for is whether or not a team filled holes or needs with their selections.

The best way to build a Super Bowl champion is thru the draft. Each team has its own way of selecting prospects. But in general, most teams in rounds 1-3 draft based on the best available player on their board. This strategy makes sense when you factor in the amount of time, money and labor costs that are spent scouting and evaluating prospects. The later rounds 4-7 are primarily need based selections.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens drafted for both talent and need. Their poor 2015 season was the result of injuries and a difficult schedule. If they can remain healthy, this infusion of talent will help bolster their roster and get them back into the playoff picture.

Tavon Young   CB  5’9” 183    Temple    (Quick feet, excellent foot speed)

Ronnie Stanley   OT  6’5”  312    Notre Dame    (Efficient second and third level blocker)

Bronson Kaufusi   DE 6’6” 285   BYU    (Has exceptional quickness and agility)

Chris Moore   WR  6’1”  206    Cincinnati    (Tracks the deep ball well, good straight-line speed)

Kenneth Dixon   RB  5’10”  215    Louisiana Tech    (Good balance, short area burst)

Tennessee Titans

The Titans selected prospects based on need and scheme fit. The dismissal of former Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt; for not building an offensive line and adding skill players to protect Marcus Mariota, has been corrected. Look for a new smash offense from the Titans this season.

Jack Conklin  OL  6’5”  308   Michigan State   (Good athlete with natural knee bend)

Derrick Henry  RB  6’2”  247   Alabama  (Tackle to tackle runner with good football speed)

Kevin Byard  S  5’11”   216   Middle Tennessee State  (Attacks the ball in the air, high football IQ)

Tajae Sharpe  WR  6’2”  194   Massachusetts   (Good hands, excellent route runner)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Defense wins championships and the Jaguars picks reflect their need to strengthen a weak secondary and ineffective pass rush. Gus Bradley’s pass defense was ranked 29th in the league last season. The Jaguars Cover-3 scheme needs at least one lock down corner to be effective. Look for Jalen Ramsey to anchor this group.

Jalen Ramsey  CB  6’1”  209   Florida State   (Good size with very long arms, excellent movement skills)

Yannick Ngakoue  DE  6’2”   252    Maryland   (Fundamentally sound, excellent technique, high motor)

Myles Jack  OLB  6’1”  245   UCLA   (Excellent athlete, explosive on contact, wrap and squeeze tackler)

Houston Texans

The signing of Brock Osweiler has secured the quarterback position for the Texans. The days of quarterback by committee are over. The focus of this team should be to improve the leagues 28th rank rushing attack. Their championship caliber defense needs a little help from the offense.

Tyler Ervin  RB  5’9”  192   San Jose State   (Quick twitch, explosive first step. Elusive, stop and go skills)

Nick Martin  OG  6’4”  299   Notre Dame  (Excellent size and strength. Versatile, can play any interior position)

Kimlon “K.J.” Dillon  S  6’0”  210   West Virginia   (Good ball skills, can play both man and zone coverage)

Washington Redskins

The Redskins were an average team in the NFL’s weakest division. They made the playoffs without beating a team with a winning record. Their offense was explosive but inconsistent. Their 28th rank total defense was poor against the run and pass.

Kendall Fuller  DB  5’11”  187   Virginia Tech   (Good ball skills and footwork. Can play both man and zone coverage)

Steven Daniels  ILB  5’11”  243   Boston College   (Sheds blocks well; aggressive tackler, high motor)

Josh Doctson  WR  6’2”  202   Texas Christian   (Excellent route runner, good hands and body control, tracks the ball well)