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Seven best value picks from 2017 NFL draft

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NFL draft first-round rewind (1:27)

Catch up on a stunning opening round of the NFL draft, marked by a flurry of trades and surprise picks. (1:27)

We've seen some terrific early returns from the 2017 NFL draft class. Many of the top draft picks -- Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams, Marshon Lattimore, Christian McCaffrey -- had big rookie seasons. The list below excludes the top selections and instead gives seven players who presented the greatest value relative to their draft slot and how we graded them before the draft.

Here are the best value picks of the 2017 NFL draft.


Ryan Ramczyk, OT, New Orleans Saints

Pre-draft ranking: No. 30 | Drafted: No. 32 (first round)

The Saints had the offensive and defensive rookies of the year -- and solidified their right tackle position. What a draft. Ramczyk was a juco transfer with only one year of starting experience at Wisconsin, but we thought he was above average in most areas. Offseason hip surgery probably pushed his stock down a bit, but he started every game last season at right tackle for one of the NFL's best offenses.