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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - I'm kind of glad, and I'm kind of sad, that the NFL Draft is over.

Now, it means all we can do is wait and wait for the real thing to start. And, boy, will I miss all of the buildup to the draft. OK, that second part is a lie.

In the meantime, let's take a look at how each team fared in last weekend's meat market.

Here are the grades. Let's start with the AFC:

Baltimore Ravens: They used their first four picks on defense. Love that. Grade: A.

Buffalo Bills: They traded down, and I love teams that trade down, and still got QB E.J. Manuel from Florida State, who is a stud. Plus, the team they traded with, St. Louis, grabbed Tavon Austin right before the New York Jets were going to take him. Grade: A (and that's just for how well they did in the first round).

Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Eifert is the real deal and they took a chance on menacing defensive end Margus Hunt. Grade: B+.

Cleveland Browns: They got a good player in Barkevious Mingo, but that's about it. Grade: C.

Denver Broncos: Their draft was strange. Sylvester Williams, OK, fine, but after him? Grade: C-.

Houston Texans: They didn't budge in the first round and got Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins at No. 27. Bravo. After him, it was all gravy. Grade: A-.

Indianapolis Colts: They had a great draft in 2012, getting Andrew Luck. This is 2013. Grade: C.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Joeckel, John Cyprien and Denard Robinson late. Groovy. Grade: A.

Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Fisher will solidify their O-line for 10 years. Grade: B+.

Miami Dolphins: They traded up and got Dion Jordan. Go get your guy and they did. Grade: B.

New England Patriots: They traded out of the first round and got, well, not much. Grade: D.

New York Jets: Love Geno Smith in the second round. Grade: B.

Oakland Raiders: They traded down in the first round and later snared Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden at No. 12. Hayden's a health risk, but he's worth the risk. Grade: A-.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Jarvis and Landry Jones. Both will help. Grade: B+.

San Diego Chargers: Just superb stuff. D.J. Fluker, Manti Te'o and Keenan Allen. Grade: A+.

Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack is a monster. Welcome to the Pro Bowl, Chance. Grade: B.

In the NFC:

Arizona Cardinals: If Tyrann Mathieu works out, this draft gets a lot better. Grade: B.

Atlanta Falcons: They traded up to get Desmond Trufant. They better hope it was the right move. Grade: C+.

Carolina Panthers: Star Lotulelei will need to be a star. Grade: B-.

Chicago Bears: Earth to Bears, Earth to Bears? Grade: D.

Dallas Cowboys: Earth to Cowboys, Earth to Cowboys?. Grade: D.

Detroit Lions: Love a draft when you get a guy called Ziggy, who can play as well. Grade: B.

Green Bay Packers: The Packers should have worn masks at Radio City because they stole the draft. Grade: A+.

Minnesota Vikings: In most cases, the best players are in Round 1 and Minnesota wheeled and dealed to get three of the first 29 taken. That's how you do it. Grade: A.

New York Giants: Two good ones out of Syracuse - Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib. Grade: B.

New Orleans Saints: Kenny Vaccaro in the first round saves them. Grade: B-.

Philadelphia Eagles: Lane Johnson and Zach Ertz with a Matt Barkley chaser? Grade: A.

St. Louis Rams: Love what the Rams did, too. Alec Ogletree and offensive lineman Barrett Jones. Grade: A.

San Francisco 49ers: The rich got richer, Eric Reid, Tank Carradine and Marcus Lattimore. Grade: A+.

Seattle Seahawks: They traded away their first pick for Percy Harvin. Hard to argue that. Grade: B.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: They traded away their first pick for Darrelle Revis. Quarterback Mike Glennon is intriguing. Grade: B.

Washington Redskins: They traded away their first pick last year to get RGIII. Smart move. Grade: A.

Southeastern Conference: Roughly one out of four players selected came from the SEC. Wow! Alabama, Florida and LSU had nine each. Grade: A+

Florida State: The Seminoles had a whopping 11 players picked. Think they're telling their potential recruits about that? Grade: A+.

It will take a few years to truly grade this draft as we see how many players thrive, survive or take a dive.

Hopefully, your team had it figured out.

As for what's next, my 2014 mock draft will be out next week.

Just kidding, it won't be out until the week after that. Then comes the 2021 mock.

Drew Markol has been a sports writer and columnist for several Philadelphia- area newspapers for over 25 years.

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