2017 NFL Draft: Teams that added most talent (1-8)

Which teams did the best job of adding talent in the 2017 NFL Draft?

We set out to answer that question using NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt's Hot 150 prospect rankings as the unit of measurement.

Points were assigned to each draftee based on where he ranked in Brandt's Hot 150. The No. 1-rated prospect received 150 points, the No. 2 prospect received 149 points, etc.

Here's how the teams stacked up, using Brandt's rankings as the guide.


1. Cleveland Browns

Score: 665 points (9 players)
The skinny: It's no surprise to see the Browns atop this list given that they picked three players in Round 1, but they found value in later rounds, as well, helping them to this landslide victory. They added nine players from the Hot 150 -- no other team had more than six.
The players (points):

No. 1: Myles Garrett (150)
No. 21: Jabrill Peppers (130)
No. 29: David Njoku (122)
No. 33: DeShone Kizer (118)
No. 92: Roderick Johnson (59)
No. 132: Howard Wilson (19)
No. 139: Larry Ogunjobi (12)
No. 146: Zane Gonzalez (5)


2. New Orleans Saints

Score: 522 points (5 players)
The skinny: The Saints finish a distant second, but they did very well for themselves, joining the Browns and Steelers as the only teams to add five prospects from Brandt's top 100.
The players (points):
No. 4: Marshon Lattimore (147)
No. 19 Ryan Ramczyk (132)
No. 38: Marcus Williams (113)
No. 79: Alvin Kamara (72)
No. 93: Alex Anzalone (58)


3. New York Jets

Score: 453 points (5 players)
The skinny:
The players (points): The Jets' investment in its secondary and pass-catching corps paid off handsomely.
No. 5: Jamal Adams (146)
No. 44: Marcus Maye (107)
No. 71: ArDarius Stewart (80)
No. 74: Jordan Leggett (77)
No. 108: Chad Hansen (43)


4. Washington Redskins

Score: 443 points (5 players)
The skinny: The Redskins found great value in Allen, taking him 17th overall (he was Brandt's No. 7-ranked prospect), and doubled-down on Alabama defenders with the selection of Anderson in Round 2.
The players (points):
No. 7: Jonathan Allen (144)
No. 49: Ryan Anderson (102)
No. 65: Samaje Perine (86)
No. 87: Jeremy Sprinkle (64)
No. 104: Fabian Moreau (47)


5. Baltimore Ravens

Score: 438 points (5 players)
The skinny: While it might not have the star power of some other top classes, the Ravens join the Browns, Saints and Chargers as the only teams to land at least three players from Brandt's top 50. Like the Redskins, they also opted to double-down on Crimson Tide defenders (Humphrey and Williams).
The players (points):
No. 43: Marlon Humphrey (108)
No. 47: Tim Williams (104)
No. 48: Chris Wormley (103)
No. 68: Tyus Bowser (83)
No. 111: Nico Siragusa (40)


6 (tie). Jacksonville Jaguars

Score: 420 points (5 players)
The skinny: Jacksonville addressed most of its top needs and landed a great value in Robinson (who went 34th overall), who can help clear holes for top pick Fournette.
The players (points):
No. 2: Leonard Fournette (149)
No. 15: Cam Robinson (136)
No. 75: Dawuane Smoot (76)
No. 98: Dede Westbrook (53)
No. 145: Jalen Myrick (6)


6 (tie). Los Angeles Chargers

Score: 420 points (4 players)
The skinny: The Chargers are one of four teams to land at least three players from Brandt's top 50, with King in Round 5 serving as a potential steal.
The players (points):
No. 23: Mike Williams (128)
No. 41: Forrest Lamp (110)
No. 50: Dan Feeney (101)
No. 70: Desmond King (81)


8. Seattle Seahawks

Score: 419 points (6 players)
The skinny: Seattle cracks the top 8 despite not picking in Round 1, and they are the highest-ranked team of those who made the playoffs last season. They made six picks in Rounds 2-3, and all but one of those selections cracked Brandt's Hot 150.
The players (points):
No. 45: Malik McDowell (106)
No. 54: Ethan Pocic (97)
No. 59: Tedric Thompson (92)
No. 94: Shaquill Griffin (57)
No. 110: Nazair Jones (41)
No. 125: Amara Darboh (26)

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