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luee
03-21-2008, 06:22 PM
Were the Giants best with all 8 picks making the roster and 5 starters at sometime during the season? The Vikes with Peterson, 49ers with Willis?

Cashmoney
03-21-2008, 06:26 PM
IDK, but this thread gets an A+ Luee.

TimD
03-21-2008, 06:28 PM
haha welcome to the forums

RaiderNation
03-21-2008, 06:38 PM
Its been a year. lol all i can say

Jakey
03-21-2008, 06:39 PM
Its still too early to tell for the Steelers...Lawrence Timmons didnt get much playing time so he is still an unknown...Lamarr Woodley had 4 sacks in about 6 snaps, and also 2 sacks in the playoff game he started (i.e. he is a man beast, who will eat you!)...Matt Spaeth caught a few TD's, and should be a solid No2 behind heath miller for years...Sepulveda was good as a rookie punter...Ryan McBean didnt get any playing time, but he could contribut next season...William *** played great as our no3/4 CB, he should hold down the nickel spot for some time...Dallas Baker will battle it out in camp, he could be the big target Ben is looking for. Overall a solid draft for the Steelers.


In my eyes the fact that we drafted Woodley makes it an A+++ :)

d34ng3l021
03-21-2008, 06:43 PM
Its only been a year, but lemme tell you: Jamaal Anderson is a fatass.

Crvena Ptica
03-21-2008, 07:01 PM
Well, i dont like our draft at all. We drafted undersized LB in the 3 rd round and did cut him shortly after. Branch was injured, Breaston was average and Patrick saw limited playing time. Levi Brown played ok while he was healthy.

nobodyinparticular
03-21-2008, 07:32 PM
Russell's grade is obviously incomplete. Miller did well for a rookie in a bad offense (44 rec, 444 yds, 3 TDs) and he seemed to get better as the season went on. Moses obviously is an F. Henderson is an incomplete. Higgins is incomplete. Bush is an incomplete. Bowie is incomplete. Jay Richardson--so far a B, but we'll see where he goes from here. Frampton--F. O'Neal--A. Jonathan Holland--INC.

Grade--INC. Oren O'Neal and Richardson seem like good value picks and the kind of players that good teams need as roster fillers (not all starters can be All-Pro). O'Neal was a large reason for the success of the Raiders' running game last year. He was very good as a lead blocker. He needs a little help as a receiver though. Richardson provided a little pressure on the QB, but he was much more valuable against the run. He continued to get better as the season went on. And Zach Miller is a guy who can be a pretty good TE in the league I feel. For the guys that we can grade--B-/C+. Moses as a 3rd round pick not making it out of preseason hurts a lot.

Factoring in the trade for McCown and Williams for a 4th--C+/C.



In all honesty, it is ridiculously early to grade this. Even the guys who performed could turn into a Michael Clayton and fall off the face of the earth after a good rookie campaign.

vidae
03-21-2008, 07:36 PM
All I can say is that Dwayne Bowe is a stud!

scottyboy
03-21-2008, 07:39 PM
i'll go out on a limb and give the G-men an A+ right now. I mean, the contributions from everyone in that draft was outstanding. Each pick played a big role with the exception of our 6th round OT Adam Koets

SaintsFanForLife
03-21-2008, 07:39 PM
I give the saints an F-

ATLDirtyBirds
03-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Its only been a year, but lemme tell you: Jamaal Anderson is a fatass.



Who gets zero penetration.

yourfavestoner
03-21-2008, 07:59 PM
Who gets zero penetration.

John Holmes is a better and more productive penetrator than Jamaal Anderson.

bearsfan_51
03-21-2008, 08:00 PM
Who gets zero penetration.
That's what she said?

JT Jag
03-21-2008, 08:16 PM
That's what she said?No points. It was way too easy.

scottyboy
03-21-2008, 08:18 PM
No points. It was way too easy.

easy like your mom.

i'm sorry, I had to

RAZERSAINTS
03-21-2008, 08:32 PM
I would say D becouse of P.Thomas but that is the only good thing out of or draft.

keylime_5
03-21-2008, 08:43 PM
Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Eric Wright, Brandon McDonald. Best class....so far.

BaLLiN
03-21-2008, 09:15 PM
These were consensus grades before the season, the ratings now are my opinion

Giants Draft 2007
Rating before season: B
Rating now: A+

Aaron Ross CB/KR Texas- Pick # 20
Grade before season: B
Grade now: B+/A-

Ross was thought to only be a first rounder because he was a KR, but he proved to be worth even more than our pick on CB play alone. He wasn't a starter at first, after a few games he was given a chance and proved he could more than handle a starting job. He tackled well, blitzed and pressured well, covered well, he was more than we hoped for.

Steve Smith WR USC- Pick # 51
Grade before season: B/B-
Grade now: B/B+

Smith was injured for the entire season pretty much, but when he finally got in in the playoffs, he showed moments of greatness. He wasn't really flashy, but he got the job done. He originally had a case of the dropsies but later had some exciting catches. Going from College competition to Playoff competition is hard and he preformed admirably.

Jay Alford DT Penn State- Pick # 81
Grade before season: C+
Grade now: B-/B

Alford was originally thought to be a reach. He actually wanted to come to the giants (being a New Jersey native). While filling a DT need, he also could long snap. He didnt see much time early in the season, but later when he did he did a good job pushing the pocket and causing the QB to move out of the pocket as well. He didn't have a huge part in our SB run, but he did have a great play, getting past two Pats OL to sack Brady.

Zak DeOssie LB Brown- Pick # 116
Grade Before season: C/C+
Grade after season C+/B-

DeOssie was also tied to the giants, his father played for us. He wanted to come to us, he could longsnap, and he provided depth at two LB spots. He didnt play on the Defense, but he was a great contributor in Special teams. He originally had the long snapping duties but lost them to Alford, but when he was long snapping, he was the first guy to get downfield.

Kevin Boss TE Western Kentucky- Pick # 153
Grade before season- C-/C
Grade now: B

Boss had a case of the dropsies in the beginning of the season, but stepped it up when Shockey got injured. He wasn't amazing but got the job done, and ran his routes correctly allowing Manning to have some stability (shockey ran bad routes). He became reliable target for Eli. He also changed the momentum in the superbowl when turning a small catch over the middle into a long play. He is more of a recieving TE, but has the frame, athleticism, and enough speed to become a good all around TE.

Adam Koets OT/OG Oregon State - Pick # 189
Grade before season: D+/C-
Grade now: C-

Koets really was a depth pick, and we knew that he'd be a project. He is still on the team and that alone is a feat in itself.

Michael Johnson S Arizona- Pick # 224
Grade before season: C/C+
Grade now: B/B-

Johnson slipped from a midround pick into our laps. He contributed on Special teams, and when he had to start due to injury he performed well. He was a reliable tackler (saved a TD off a screen against CHI that wouldve won it for them) and was great at blitzing. He however blew alot of coverages. He could possibly start for us at SS in a year, and maybe even at FS this year.

Ahmad Bradshaw RB Marshall- Pick # 250

Bradshaw was only drafted this low because of his supposed character issues which came from withholding info to help his friend, and a DUI. If it weren't for that, he wouldve been a mid round pick. In preseason you had to know that he was something special from watching. He didn't get alot of chances, and originally wasn't even our KR, but once he did, he blew everyone away. He almost always makes the first guy miss. One thing is for sure, next year he'll be getting his chance.

UDRFA- Craig Dahl S North Dakota State

He started a game or two for us and contributed in Special teams, he would still be on the team if it wasn't for him having an injury that made him miss the rest of the season.

Geoffrey Pope CB Georgia

He was picked up and was forced to play against dallas because of injury. He was actually matched up against TO, and helped us pick up the W

If this draft isnt an A+ than i really don't know what is. We hit on every single pick and even got two decent players in FA. They all didnt get a great opportunity in the begining of the season, but as the season went on they all shined. They were all a force in our playoff run, and made alot of the stand out or defining plays of our season.

Caddy
03-21-2008, 09:51 PM
I think the Buccaneers had a pretty solid draft. Gaines Adams, Tanard Jackson and Arron Sears look like they will be able to hold down their positions as starters for quite some time. Sabby Piscitelli and Quincy Black didn't get much time due to injury or being buried behind Derrick Brooks/Cato June but hopefully they too will come in and contribute. The rest of the picks were crappy.

BaLLiN
03-21-2008, 09:54 PM
I think the Buccaneers had a pretty solid draft. Gaines Adams, Tanard Jackson and Arron Sears look like they will be able to hold down their positions as starters for quite some time. Sabby Piscitelli and Quincy Black didn't get much time due to injury or being buried behind Derrick Brooks/Cato June but hopefully they too will come in and contribute. The rest of the picks were crappy.

Piscitelli isnt a LB anymore?

Vikes99ej
03-21-2008, 10:20 PM
Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Eric Wright, Brandon McDonald. Best class....so far.

Of 2007 or in Brown's history?

RagingColt
03-21-2008, 10:51 PM
Here's our 2007 draft class.

1 32 Anthony Gonzalez WR Ohio State
2 42 Tony Ugoh T Arkansas
3 95 Dante Hughes CB California
3 98 Quinn Pitcock DT Ohio State
4 131 Brannon Condren DB Troy State
4 136 Clint Session LB Pittsburgh
5 169 Roy Hall WR Ohio State
5 173 Michael Coe CB Alabama State
7 242 Keyunta Dawson DT Texas Tech


With Gonzo we got a starter at WR and in the second round got our franchise LT to protect Peyton for the rest of his career. Pitcock started to come on strong in the second half of the season and figures to be in the DT rotation for the next several years. Sessions played well when he got into the lineup due to injuries esp during the funky regular season San Diego game. Dawson showed to be a great steal in the 7th round as a pass rush specialist on the inside. Most of the other guys didn't get to play or were hurt. Hall showed a lot of promise and figures to be in the mix this year.

So in all, we got two players who essentially played in most of the games, Gonzo and Ugoh. Pitcock and Dawson filled into the DT rotation with undrafted free agent gem Ed Johnson.

Anytime you can draft two starters and some other players to play key roles by filling in, that's a good draft. I'd give the Colts a B+ for the 2007 draft based on what we saw in '07.

PalmerToCJ
03-21-2008, 11:18 PM
I'll just grade my own Bengals, don't like grades exactly so I'll just do good/bad/incomplete.

1. Leon Hall - Took his lumps early but came on strong late in the year. Can't wait to see what he does. Very good pick, sures up our secondary for years to come and he latches onto the INT's.

2. Kenny Irons - Liked what I saw in camp, wish we could've seen him play and could've used him greatly. Incomplete due to injury.

4. Marvin White - Played late in the season and did a very adequate job. Good, promising pick.

5. Jeff Rowe - Won't ever play hopefully, don't like the idea of trying to groom a 5th round QB into a solid backup. We got Ryan Fitzpatrick in trade which is all we need.

6. Matt Toeina - I liked the pick, got released while we kept dinosaurs. Disliked the end result of him being let go... Wasted pick.

7. Chinedum Ndukwe - AMAZING PICK! Could be our TJ of the secondary, was a ball hawk... Smart player/hard tackler/good guy, will start opening game. Flat out made plays when he was in. Best pick of the draft.

Love the Hall/Ndukwe picks.
Like the White pick, definetely could end up loving it.
Disliked Toeiana/Rowe.

Caddy
03-21-2008, 11:40 PM
Piscitelli isnt a LB anymore?Notice how I listed the names in the following order: Sabby then Quincy. I then referred to two different situations: lack of playing time due to injury and lack of playing time due to being buried on the depth chart.

yo123
03-22-2008, 12:29 AM
Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Eric Wright, Brandon McDonald. Best class....so far.



Actually so far its the Giants. And for all you know Brady Quinn is the next Ryan Leaf.

Raiderz4Life
03-22-2008, 12:30 AM
THE RAIDERS HAD BY FAR THE BEST CLASS........


i wish :(

gdamac
03-22-2008, 12:58 AM
The Rams did pretty well with Carriker, Clifton Ryan, and Brian Leonard. Those guys should be good for years to come.

My Raiders whole draft hangs on Russell, but he will do well.

nobodyinparticular
03-22-2008, 01:11 AM
The Rams did pretty well with Carriker, Clifton Ryan, and Brian Leonard. Those guys should be good for years to come.

My Raiders whole draft hangs on Russell, but he will do well.

Yes it does. Unless Miller somehow becomes a Hall of Famer, the pick that will define the draft will be Russell. If he does well, everyone will see it as a good draft. If he busts, the whole draft will be looked at as bad.

Raiderz4Life
03-22-2008, 01:24 AM
Every time we talk about Russell i get a sickishly nervous feeling.

zoinks
03-22-2008, 02:10 AM
The Titans' draft is almost impossible to grade; most of their draft picks never saw the field.

1.) S Michael Griffin - looks like a star in the making....a true playmaker. Funs like a corner, but hits like a safety. He was an immediate standout on ST, and when he finally broke into the lineup halfway through the season, he ended up with three INT's and at least one forced fumble, along with some very solid plays in coverage. I haven't been this impressed with a young safety since Bob Sanders.

2.) RB Chris Henry - hard to say. He demonstrated remarkable upside at times, but other times he showed a serious lack of vision and questionable instincts. If nothing else, he was very effective as a receiver out of the backfield, and was surprisingly good in pass protection. I have no idea whether he'll be a big part of the running game, but at the very least, he could be the biggest and most physical 3rd down back in the league.

3.) WR Paul Willliams - was inactive for every game. He supposedly stepped things up in practice toward the end of the season, but he didn't play special teams...and the Titans were fighting for a playoff berth, they weren't taking any chances.

4a.) OL Leroy Harris - was inactive for every game. The coaches supposedly love the kid, and fully expect he'll be ready to start this year. Probably could have seen the field last year, but the OL stayed relatively healthy most of the season, and they never needed Harris.

4b.) WR Chris Davis - small and not particularly fast, but with terrific quickness and lateral movement. Davis showed promise and the ability to move well in traffic, but coughed the ball up several times, and was as green as he could possibly be. He could develop into another Derrick Mason, or he could wash out in a year or two.

5.) DT Antonio Johnson - tore his achilles' early in camp. Not many guys come back from an achilles, especially not in a single year; sad to say, he'll be lucky just to make the roster.

6a.) WR Joel Filani - cut
6b.) DE Jacob Ford - torn ACL in camp....tough injury for a guy whose primary strengths are his burst and speed off the edge.
6c.) CB Ryan Smith - cut

7.) OT Mike Otto - signed to PS. Supposedly a very good pass blocker, but with the Titans depth along the OL and the depth in the draft, he'll have to fight for a roster spot.

All in all, I guess I'd give the Titans a C+. It would be a D, but Griffin's performance raises it a letter and a half.

gdamac
03-22-2008, 02:15 AM
edit, bad info

gdamac
03-22-2008, 02:21 AM
Yes it does. Unless Miller somehow becomes a Hall of Famer, the pick that will define the draft will be Russell. If he does well, everyone will see it as a good draft. If he busts, the whole draft will be looked at as bad.

I liked what I saw in his start, I like that he showed up to the voluntary workouts two weeks early, that does not sound like some one who is taking things for granted. He said at the end of the season he looked forward to it and to putting in the extra work needed. People can talk smack, he's gonna be a player in this league for years to come.

Cashmoney
03-22-2008, 02:22 AM
The Titans will be lucky if there are 3 players from this class still on the team in 3 years.

BufFan71
03-22-2008, 08:30 AM
Lynch- looked really good
Poz- injured early, but looked good
Edwards- new starting QB
Wright- 3rd string HB
Schouman- IR
Wendling-Special teams monster
Cj Ah You-Cut

BamaFalcon59
03-22-2008, 10:55 AM
Its only been a year, but lemme tell you: Jamaal Anderson is a fatass.

Who gets zero penetration.

Pretty much.

The only player who I would say looks like a long time contributer for the Falcons is Laurent Robinson, who was third in rookie receiving yards as a fourth, fifth if you count Crumpler, receiver. And he was raw, being out of Illinois State. He just needs to work on his concentration and not fumbling.

But we got a ton of players who got playing time and will have roles with the team, so that is good.

GermanSaint
03-22-2008, 11:08 AM
I would say D becouse of P.Thomas but that is the only good thing out of or draft.

he WASNT drafted ;)

Dunta_23
03-22-2008, 11:26 AM
Not saying the Texans had a great draft by any means....but were fairly solid

1) Amobi Okoye- Started from game 1, produced, and then seemed to hit a bit of a wall....very promising prospect

2) Traded for Schaub- who was good when he played, got hurt tho

3) Jacoby Jones- Promising preseason, didnt see field much during the year....also hurt shoulder

4) Fred Bennett- Started the year as a backup but was a starter at the end of the year due to Dunta's Injury and Petey Faggins sucking

5) Brandon Harrison- Got hurt in TC and was on IR

5) Brandon Frye- PS, but is said to have a future

6) Kasey Studdard- Got some PT towards the end of the year, Kubiak likes him

7) Zac Diles- played a bit towards the end of the year, has a great shot at starting this year

FA: Darius Walker stepped in a did a good job at the end of the year....Could be solid

CT Bronco Fan
03-22-2008, 11:26 AM
<channels njx9>

I give the Broncos draft in 2007 a F- times infinity.

GermanSaint
03-22-2008, 11:30 AM
Round 1 : WR Robert Meachem : didnt even dressed for gameday , while i still like the pick , you looking forward to see some sort of impact from your first round guy
Round 2 : traded down to pick G Andy Alleman and CB Usama Young
alleman right now is a undersized OL who fits best as a center , were loudmouthing before the season , was getting pushed around by 3rd stringers in pre-season.

Young , was a workout warrior who went two rounds to early , payton seems to start a trend with small school guys, while it was successfull with jahri evans and colston the year before , in 07 it was all about wanting to be extra-cute and we missed some real good players. i doubt that young will ever get start for us , without a starter getting hurt.

4th round : we threw out two picks for antonio pittman , who is the third RB for the rams right now , after having a real weak camp with us. the pick makes no sense in two ways :
first he would never been starter or even backup , while deuce and reggie both were healthy and stecker was the third RB. second we got pierre thomas as an UDFA who completely outplayed him in camp , i would have a better feeling if we had spent the original 4th round pick on this guy and letting antonio pittman free fall ( for some reason )

5th rounder CB David Jones got cut after pre-season , despite looking more polished than usama young

6th round OT jermon bushrod is a capable backup , pushing for RT spot next year.

all and all pretty bad : D- ( only because meachem has great potential )

PackerLegend
03-22-2008, 12:12 PM
Packers 2007

2007 1 16 Justin Harrell DT - C+
2007 2 63 Brandon Jackson RB - C-
2007 3 78 James Jones WR - B+
2007 3 89 Aaron Rouse S - B
2007 4 119 Allen Barbre T/G - C-
2007 5 157 David Clowney WR - F
2007 6 191 Korey Hall FB - A
2007 6 192 Desmond Bishop LB - C-
2007 6 193 Mason Crosby K - A-
2007 7 228 DeShawn Wynn RB - C+
2007 7 243 Clark Harris TE - F

Looks about right I think, 9 of 11 players still here. A couple players were already solid contributers this year and will have bigger roles next year. Some were hard to give a grade because we havent really seen alot of them yet.

iloxygenil
03-22-2008, 01:45 PM
Way too early to grade this, teams like Atlanta who didn't let rookies get much PT other than Anderson who needs more time to develop, but Houston and Robinson show promise, Blalock played well, then Nicholas when he wasn't injured played very well. Datish showed promise before injury in camp and could really make an impact. It's going to be a great class for the Falcons, but it'll take a little while.

BamaFalcon59
03-22-2008, 01:52 PM
Way too early to grade this, teams like Atlanta who didn't let rookies get much PT other than Anderson who needs more time to develop, but Houston and Robinson show promise, Blalock played well, then Nicholas when he wasn't injured played very well. Datish showed promise before injury in camp and could really make an impact. It's going to be a great class for the Falcons, but it'll take a little while.

Most of our top rookies got tons of experience this year. Laurent Robinson, Jamaal Anderson, Chris Houston, and Justin Blalock all saw the majority of the offensive or defensive snaps, whichever side of the ball they play. Stephen Nicholas saw significant action, as did Martrez Milner before injury. Daren Stone was the primary backup at strong safety, which is good for a sixth round pick, and David Irons was our dime or quarter most of the time. Jason Snelling saw short yardage situations. Trey Lewis started after Grady Jackson was released and did so and did so well until his ACL tear injury. Then undrafted players like the Louisville offensive tackle we brought in, Foster I think, saw playing time and even started a game or two.

Our rookies saw more action than the average, by a good bit I would say.

nobodyinparticular
03-22-2008, 01:58 PM
I liked what I saw in his start, I like that he showed up to the voluntary workouts two weeks early, that does not sound like some one who is taking things for granted. He said at the end of the season he looked forward to it and to putting in the extra work needed. People can talk smack, he's gonna be a player in this league for years to come.

His first couple games were fine, but I really like these two things. What makes a great QB is their dedication and determination. You can say "I want to be great" all you want, but it's those players showing up weeks early, working out/working with coaches 2-3 hours early and then staying hours later to do position drills, working out again and watching film.

When I was coaching track, everyone said they wanted to be fast. Everyone set a goal of how much they wanted to drop their time in each event. But the ones who showed they actually wanted to do it were the ones who ran extra sprints, did plyos, did ab workouts 1-2 hours after each practice. The ones who actually reached their goal were the ones who actually put in the extra effort in every practice to see that goal realized.

Russell said that he wanted to be great, him showing up early and putting in all that time with Knapp right now is what speaks volumes to me.

nfrillman
03-22-2008, 02:11 PM
I posted this a little while back in the Rams forum

2007 (A little early to grade, but I'll give it a shot)
1 13 13 Adam Carriker DE ............People who watched the Rams were impressed by his play, I'm very excited about him, A
2 20 52 Brian Leonard RB .............Could develop into an excellent weapon and dual threat, B
3 21 84 Jonathan Wade DB ..........I am really high on him, when you question who is faster between Tye Hill and Wade you know Wade must be electrifyingly fast. Still a little raw, but he could develop into a very good CB, B
5 2 139 Dustin Fry C ...................It's probably too early to judge him because he hasn't had a chance to play, but that is because he didn't outperform Romberg and McCullum, so I'll hold that against him a little, C-
5 17 154 Clifton Ryan DT .............Many, including me, are very high on Ryan. When he was in he seemed to dominate. Best case scenario is that he and Carriker can anchor the line, A
6 16 190 Ken Shackleford T .........When a team has as many injuries on the O-line as the Rams did and you still don't see the field you must not be very good at all, F
7 38 248 Keith Jackson DT ...........No longer with the team, didn't get to see him very much, F
7 39 249 Derek Stanley WR ..........Dominated D-II or D-III, which ever he was in. It's too early to tell so I'm not grading him

So early in their careers I would give this draft a B or B+. It could rise if Clifton Ryan continues to play like he did last year.

UK Cards Fan
03-22-2008, 02:22 PM
I HATED the Cardinals' draft on draft weekend, and now I am still against it.

Russ Grimm is a great OL coach, but as for talent evaluations... Levi Brown? At 5? Better than Joe Thomas Russ Grimm thought!!! Teams that make such picks tend to have lots more high picks. It's not that Brown is a bad player, he will be a good RT for 10+ years, but in the top 5, you want a superstar, a franchise kind of guy. Not just a guy. I was well down on Brown before the draft, and he has shown me nothing since to inspire me. A good RT, yes, but that's it folks.

Alan Branch was decent value at #34, but for a team with so many holes, why give up our 4th round pick as well? To be fair, we could not have predicted Gabe Watson finally getting into shape and giving a damn, but now we are left with our 2nd and 4th round picks being likely backups. Sure, he can spell Watson and be a reasonable DE to spell Darnell Dockett and Antonio Smith, but that is a luxury we cannot afford.

Our 3rd round pick, Buster Davis, didn't make it out of Training Camp. Great scouting!

Our 5th round pick, Steve Breaston, is a decent return man (Although after seeing Antrel Rolle's INT returns this year, I'd love for him to get a shot as well) but he won't be confused with Josh Cribbs / Devin Hester. He does have a chance to be our #3 this season tho, so I'll see how that goes.

I loved our 7th round pick, Ben Patrick, who is a very good receiving TE and was excellent value. He started slow, but came on late and looks to have a load of potential. However, when your 7th round pick is your best...

TheBuffaloBills
03-22-2008, 02:24 PM
The best first day picks was by the Bills.

Marshawn Lynch- Absolute beast. He is going to be amazing for years to come.

Paul Posluszny- Lead our team in tackles before he got injured. Just is a tackling machine.

Trent Edwards- Smart and accurate QB. Going to be our starter.

Rockrule40
03-22-2008, 02:31 PM
<channels njx9>

I give the Broncos draft in 2007 a F- times infinity.

Tim Crowder wasn't bad this season, Jarvis Moss pick was awful, Ryan Harris has been talked up by people in the organization, and Marcus Thomas showed some potential.


But ya I give them an F because they traded up for two Florida players.

Addict
03-22-2008, 02:33 PM
John Holmes is a better and more productive penetrator than Jamaal Anderson.

I'd say Ron Jeremy owns both of them in the penetration departement.

ATLDirtyBirds
03-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Pretty much.

The only player who I would say looks like a long time contributer for the Falcons is Laurent Robinson, who was third in rookie receiving yards as a fourth, fifth if you count Crumpler, receiver. And he was raw, being out of Illinois State. He just needs to work on his concentration and not fumbling.

But we got a ton of players who got playing time and will have roles with the team, so that is good.


I disagree. At the very least Blalock is going to be a decent guard for us. I also really like Houston's potential.

Addict
03-22-2008, 02:42 PM
Lions... Calvin dropped a crapload of balls and didn't look like the guy out of Georgia Tech. but then again wideouts take a while to adjust. Drew Stanton managed to make IR... Ikaika Alama-Francis is too raw to really analyze yet. Gerald Alexander looks like he's good value at safety, but I think we cut everyone else.

Not so hot, but with Millen making the picks what can you expect?

Go_Eagles77
03-22-2008, 04:11 PM
Rd.2 pick 36 | QB Kevin Kolb | N/A | Was the 3rd string QB for the most part, will be the #2 this year, looked very solid during preseason. Still haven't seen enough to grade.

Rd.2 pick 57 | DE Victor Abiamir | B- | Looked very solid during playing time, but didn't do anything special, should get a chance to start this year.

Rd.3 pick 87 | LB Stewart Bradley | A | Most promising pick by far of all, is going to be our starting MLB for years to come, has probowl potential. Great value too.

Rd.3 pick 90 | RB Tony Hunt | C- | Was given the chance to be our short yardage back but I believe he averaged like 1 yard a carry, hopefully he gets it together but he hasn't looked good yet.

Rd.5 pick 159 | S CJ Gaddis | F | Cut before season.

Rd.5 pick 162 | TE Brent Celek | B+ | Great value pick, was 3rd among rookie TEs in terms of receptions, possibly a future starter.

Rd. 6 pick 201 | CB Rashad Barksdale | F | Cut before season.

Rd. 7 pick 236 | RB Nate Ilaoa | F | Cut before season.

Overall - C+, a few promising players but a bunch of misses as well. Pretty average.

Joeyjr09
03-22-2008, 05:09 PM
Even after all the negativity, Miami ended up with a solid all around draft.

1.) Ted Ginn Jr. (C+): Would have had 3 KRs for TDs if not for a couple holding penalties that were away from the play. Progressed well as the season went on and did a solid job stepping in after Chambers was dealt. Should be a game breaking KR with some help blocking for him this season and he needs to polish himself as a WR but he did show alot of promise and the progress over the season was encouraging.

2a.) John Beck (INC.): Started off ok and then the OL gave way and Beck snapped to the pressure. Looked like a typical rookie QB. Way too early to judge.

2b.) Samson Satele (A+): Started every game at center and did a very good job. Handled everything the way you would expect from a vet. He will take a larger role in protection calls this season but he has the makings of a 10-12 year staple in the middle of the Dolphins OL.

3.) Lorenzo Booker (B-): Took him awhile to get on the field every with injuries to Ronnie and Chatman. But once he got there he really lit it up. He is not a good between the tackles runner but was lights out in the open field and really broke some ankles to get extra yards and move the chains. He should be a very good passing situation RB and a guy we could split wide. Opens up different options for us on offense.

4.) Paul Soliai (D-): Got into a bunch of games but had trouble beating our prennial PS player Steve Fifita. He looked really over matched out there and will have to some something soon or risk being toss out by the new regime.

6a.) Drew Mormino (INC.): Showed a ton of promise in TC and even earned tons of reps as the starting LG. He looked like a real steal until he went down for the year with an injury before the 1st game of the season. Should be able to become a solid backup OG and C at the least but he'll have to bounce back from the injury before he gets a real grade.

6b.) Reagan Mauia (C+): Started the entire season at FB and showed some promise. Had some mental lapses at times misses some blocks and taking on the wrong guy. However he has only played the position a couple years and should turn into a solid with some coaching. He was an effective blocker once he locked on but he had trouble finding the right guy to block at times. Also showed some toughness playing with a broken hand and showed he can be a short yardage weapon in the passing game with some nice footwork and big frame. Will be pushed in camp but should be able to hold down a roster spot to see if he can tap into that massive potential.

7a.)Kelvin Smith (F): Did nothing in TC and was on the practice squad all season. Not sure how he even held on a PS job as there were numerous UDFAs that outplayed him. Should not be on the roster this season.

7b.) Abe Wright (INC.): Spent the year on IR but showed alot of promise with his pass rush skills. Was the rave of TC last season and many thought he was going to have a pretty substantial impact on the season. Should get a shot to battle Quentin Moses for one of the backup OLB spots but has to show something on STs to stick around. Too early to call what will happen here.

7c.) Brandon Fields (A): Did a solid job punting for us last season. Has a big leg and huge upside. Needs to work on getting the ball off quicker and getting more consistentcy but he showed he had what it took to punt for the Dolphins for the next decade. Solid pickup.

Overall, not too shabby. Ginn, Satele, Booker, Mauia and Fields all showed enough promise to think they could contribute to this team with Fields, Ginn and Satele all likely locked into starting jobs in the future. All in all not a bad showing. If Mormino and Wright bounce back strong and Mauia and Beck continue to develop, this could turn into a really really good draft.

The onyl real busts appear to be Soliai and Smith.

I'd give it a solid B- overall with room to improve. Although we all know is not out of the realm for some players to regress, but there is still alot to be excited about with our last draft.

LonghornsLegend
03-22-2008, 05:09 PM
1.) S Michael Griffin - looks like a star in the making....a true playmaker. Funs like a corner, but hits like a safety. He was an immediate standout on ST, and when he finally broke into the lineup halfway through the season, he ended up with three INT's and at least one forced fumble, along with some very solid plays in coverage. I haven't been this impressed with a young safety since Bob Sanders.

He really is a beast out there, great instincts and can play centerfielder deep or lock onto a wr, and when he has to will come up and jar the ball loose, he is going to blossom into one of the best safeties in the game if he continues to improve...Sad thing is Huff is everything Griffin is with a little better instincts and faster, and he should be playing the same type of role for a team that Griffin is doing, instead he's up near the LOS taking on tight ends.

But i do love Griffin, always was a standout ST beast at UT and he just has a knack for the ball.

Yung Flippa
03-22-2008, 06:15 PM
Baltimore's 2007 Draft Class:

1) Ben Grubbs - A - Solid Starter for years to come.

3) Marshal Yanda - B- - Stepped up with all the injuries to the team. Versatile as well.

3b) Yamon Figurs - B - Showed flashes of some great returning ability.

4) LeRon McClain - B - Solid Starter at Fullback.

4b) Antwan Barnes - B - Solid flashes of the potential that Ozzie sees in him. Should be able really challenge Jarret Johnson at the starting position next season, but then again the coaching staff might use him as a DE.

5) Troy Smith - A+ - Easily the best QB on the roster. Showed at the end of the season that he can lead this team.

6) Prescott Burgess - incomplete - Injured for most the season. But showed the potential he had during the preseason. He'll be a project that can eventually become a starter.

5b) Jared Gaither - B - Played only in a few games. But in those few games, he showed that he's the heir for JO.

UCFNoleFan
03-22-2008, 07:17 PM
I would say D becouse of P.Thomas but that is the only good thing out of or draft.

Pierre Thomas wasn't even drafted, so I give the Saints a F-, only because I don't think you can go lower. Completely wasted basically every pick. I would have preferred trading them for meth to get Charles Grants fat blob butt(not sure if the A word is allowed) in motion. At least if he was tweaking he would have something pushing him to move.

Chucky
03-22-2008, 07:26 PM
Bucs Draft

1) Gaines Adams- A- Started off slow, but improved every week. Looks like he will be a future stud. Just the kind of DE we needed to replace Rice.

2) Aron Sears- A- Questionable pick at first, but turned out to be the bucs best offensive lineman this year. Should be a stud in the future.

2. Sabby Piscatelli- D- Got injured, sucked when he played, hopefully can provide future depth, although doesnt have much of a future with the team considering Phillips' resurgence

3. Quincy Black-C- Solid Special teamer. Has tons of potential and can hopefully be brooks' replacement

4. Tanard Jackson- A+- an absolute stud. I expect him to be the best safety from the class

5.Greg Peterson-C- Definately a project, could be a very good UT in the future.

Will do the rest later

keylime_5
03-22-2008, 08:55 PM
Of 2007 or in Brown's history?

Of 2007. Just IMO from what I've seen though.

2 starting CBs, a pro bowl left tackle, and a franchise QB who - if he doesn't become our QB of the future will at least be traded for a first round pick or its equivalent.

MooshooGawd
03-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Bengals Draft...

1.) Leon Hall - CB

Aside from a few shaky moments, he was really solid. I believe he had 5 picks, but more importantly he took Deltha O'Neal's starting spot.

2.) Kenny Irons - RB

Bengal fans hated this pick, as it wasn't a need. He tore his ACL in the first preseason game against the Lions. Word is that his ACL is healing slower than they expected. Not good. What's worse for Kenny is that his roster spot is in serious jeopardy. Rudi Johnson is bulking up to his old form, Kenny Watson was great when called upon, Chris Perry is finally healthy, and Dede Dorsey was a bright spot towards the end of the year. It certainly doesn't help matters that they're looking to draft another RB this year.

3.) Used on Ahmad Brooks in the supplemental draft.

He was injured last year, but this kid is going to be a monster in 08.

4.) Marvin White - S

Looked really good towards the end of the year. I guess that he's the starter now that Madieu Williams is gone.

5.) Jeff Rowe - QB

Wasted pick. He looked good in preseason, but, thankfully, never saw any action. He'll have to battle Carson's little brother for a spot on this years team.

6.) Matt Toeaina - DT

They drafted this guy as a project. He had a great preseason. He even had one of the more entertaining TD returns I've ever witnessed. But for some stupid reason, the Bengals left him vulnerable on the Practice Squad. The Chicago Bears snatched him up.

7.) Dan Santucci - G

I believe the Bengals have moved him to Center.

7.) Chinedum Ndukwe - S

Total steal. Seems like the guy made at least one big play in every game that he played in. He's expected to be the starter in 08 - pushing Dexter Jackson out of the way. Great, great job by the Bengals scouting department.

Overall, not a bad draft. As much flask as the Bengals defense got last season, it did improve down the stretch. A big reason for that was because of the three guys from this draft (Hall, White, Ndukwe).

But it's important that you don't put too much in one year. Heck, the Bengals had one of the best drafts ever in 2001 now that we look back at it. But had you graded it in 2002, it would have looked like a bad one. Because Justin Smith had a great rookie year, but never had that success again. Whereas guys like Chad Johnson, Rudi Johnson, and TJ Houshmanzadeh were non-factors their rookie years in 2001.

T-RICH49
03-22-2008, 09:41 PM
All I can say is that Dwayne Bowe is a stud!

I second that statement

nobodyinparticular
03-23-2008, 12:34 AM
The best first day picks was by the Bills.

Marshawn Lync- Absolute beast. He is going to be amazing for years to come.

Paul Posluszny- Lead our team in tackles before he got injured. Just is a tackling machine.

Trent Edwards- Smart and accurate QB. Going to be our starter.

You're homering a bit on those descriptions there... Especially Lynch. He was good, yes. Absolute beast? Not so much.

jsa230
03-23-2008, 01:13 AM
Packers 2007

2007 1 16 Justin Harrell DT - C+
2007 2 63 Brandon Jackson RB - C-
2007 3 78 James Jones WR - B+
2007 3 89 Aaron Rouse S - B
2007 4 119 Allen Barbre T/G - C-
2007 5 157 David Clowney WR - F
2007 6 191 Korey Hall FB - A
2007 6 192 Desmond Bishop LB - C-
2007 6 193 Mason Crosby K - A-
2007 7 228 DeShawn Wynn RB - C+
2007 7 243 Clark Harris TE - F

Looks about right I think, 9 of 11 players still here. A couple players were already solid contributers this year and will have bigger roles next year. Some were hard to give a grade because we havent really seen alot of them yet.

For the most part i agree, but the Harrell pick looks way better since williams is gone to cleveland.

bearsfan_51
03-23-2008, 01:24 AM
For the most part i agree, but the Harrell pick looks way better since williams is gone to cleveland.
Why? That doesn't make Harrell any more or less of a good player, it just means he has less competition now. At best Harrell is an incomplete right now, as he's essentially done nothing.

bearsfan_51
03-23-2008, 01:27 AM
6.) Matt Toeaina - DT

They drafted this guy as a project. He had a great preseason. He even had one of the more entertaining TD returns I've ever witnessed. But for some stupid reason, the Bengals left him vulnerable on the Practice Squad. The Chicago Bears snatched him up.
The funny thing is that Toeaina came in and immediately played great, much better than the waste of space Darwin Walker, and the buzz is that he's not likely to make the team next year. I don't get it.

Gridiron
03-23-2008, 09:15 AM
1. Darrelle Revis - A+
Arguably the best CB in the AFC East and only had one or two rough games after starting since week one. Played well against some of the league's top receivers and completely shut down Randy Moss.

2. David Harris - A+
This is from a value standpoint as it was made clear that this guy should have been a top-15 pick. While he didn't start immediately, he always made solid contributions coming off the bench. When he finally did start, he looked like a veteran All-Pro.

3. Jacob Bender - C
Inactive most of the regular season, but played really well during the pre-season. I expect him to be in our future plans at RT or LG, but for now he's nothing more than a reserve.

4. Chansi Stuckey - Incomplete
Was placed on IR early.

skinzzfan25
03-23-2008, 09:51 AM
Redskins:

1. LaRon Landry - A+: Everything that he was in college, translated to the pros. He covers sideline to sideline, and can run up to the line and stop the run. He's the new focal point of our defense.

5. Dallas Sartz - E+: Made a few plays in preseason, got hurt, put on IR, I believe the Vikings just picked him up though.

5. H.B. Blades - B-: A great special teamer so far, he led the preseason last year in tackles. He will be the future replacement to London Fletcher, but this year he could see some action at OLB due to McIntosh's injury. He's a capable starter in the NFL. On paper, his measurables aren't that good, but this dude knows how to play football.

6: Jordan Palmer - E+: Uhh, he's related to Carson Palmer? Other than that, he got beat in camp by UDFA Sam Hollenbech from UMD

7: Tyler Ecker - E : Still on the roster, big body, didn't do much in preseason and was on the practice squad most of the season.

BaLLiN
03-23-2008, 09:59 AM
I do have to say that i thought that Atlanta Falcon's draft was the best immediately following the draft.

Chief49er
03-23-2008, 10:16 AM
A+
P Willis and Joe Staley in the 1st round, wow... awsome! A+++


F
Everyone else pretty much got hurt.


B
Overall

Hawk
03-23-2008, 10:19 AM
Redskins:

1. LaRon Landry - A+: Everything that he was in college, translated to the pros. He covers sideline to sideline, and can run up to the line and stop the run. He's the new focal point of our defense.

5. Dallas Sartz - E+: Made a few plays in preseason, got hurt, put on IR, I believe the Vikings just picked him up though.

5. H.B. Blades - B-: A great special teamer so far, he led the preseason last year in tackles. He will be the future replacement to London Fletcher, but this year he could see some action at OLB due to McIntosh's injury. He's a capable starter in the NFL. On paper, his measurables aren't that good, but this dude knows how to play football.

6: Jordan Palmer - E+: Uhh, he's related to Carson Palmer? Other than that, he got beat in camp by UDFA Sam Hollenbech from UMD

7: Tyler Ecker - E : Still on the roster, big body, didn't do much in preseason and was on the practice squad most of the season.

I have never seen "E" grades before.

BamaFalcon59
03-23-2008, 10:21 AM
I do have to say that i thought that Atlanta Falcon's draft was the best immediately following the draft.

Outside of Jamaal Anderson it was pretty good. Chris Houston struggled, but rookie cornerbacks generally do. Blalock played fine, and every draft pick except maybe Doug Datish made the team. Six drafted players started at least one game I believe. Almost all of the drafted players have a chance to start this year.

Should be a good class.

SenorGato
03-23-2008, 04:06 PM
Revis - Best CB in a class full of good CBs. This guy looks like a shutdown corner in the making.

Harris - Monster ILB. He's 1B to Willis' 1A.

Bender and Stuckey are solid, developmental guys with pretty good talent.

What I love most is that besides Stewart Bradley I wasn't really a big fan of most of this draft that would have been available to us if we never moved up to pick who we picked. Sure we missed out on guys like Woodley and Bowe, but we would have missed out on them had we stayed put anyway.

Revis and Harris are going to be stars though...

ironman4579
03-23-2008, 05:11 PM
I have never seen "E" grades before.

E for effort maybe? Regardless, Ecker sucks.

BaLLiN
03-23-2008, 08:28 PM
Outside of Jamaal Anderson it was pretty good. Chris Houston struggled, but rookie cornerbacks generally do. Blalock played fine, and every draft pick except maybe Doug Datish made the team. Six drafted players started at least one game I believe. Almost all of the drafted players have a chance to start this year.

Should be a good class.

i meant like right after, i thought it was going to be the best, still has potential though.

bearsfan_51
03-23-2008, 09:14 PM
Some of you (ie: almost all of you) are being huge homers. Not that that's suprising, but there are way too many A's. Yes some of those picks are good, but an A should usually be reserved for a pick where they just nailed it, and those are much more rare.

TheBuffaloBills
03-23-2008, 09:19 PM
You're homering a bit on those descriptions there... Especially Lynch. He was good, yes. Absolute beast? Not so much.

Yeah the little kid in me got out a little bit........ But Lynch would never go done on first contact. After all he say's he goes into Beast Mode when he has the ball.

skinzzfan25
03-23-2008, 09:21 PM
I have never seen "E" grades before.

I gave them E's because they at least showed up to camp ;)

I'll put it this way... Anybody not named Landry or Blades from the Skins 07 draft sucks.

Yung Flippa
03-23-2008, 09:22 PM
Bucs Draft
4. Tanard Jackson- A+- an absolute stud. I expect him to be the best safety from the class

Doubt that he'll be better then LaRon Landry. But he's got the #2 locked down.

P-L
03-23-2008, 09:23 PM
Obviously, this is very early:

1 (2). Calvin Johnson - WR: Was way overhyped coming out of college. He was drafted because he was the "best player available," despite the fact that Wide Receiver was one of the few positions that wasn't a need. Showed flashes of his great athleticism and ability, but was very inconsistent. He also showed very poor hands and dropped way too many balls. Still has enormous potential. Grade: C+

2 (43). Drew Stanton - QB: Drafted to be the Quarterback of the future. He was injured early in training camp and placed on Injured Reserved shortly after. Grade: INC

2 (58). Ikaika Alma-Francis - DL: A bit of a tweener without a true position. He played a very limited amount and almost all of his playing time came at Defensive End. Did not show the ability to rush the passer in limited playing time. Many Lions fans feel that he is better suited to play Defensive Tackle in the Tampa-2. Potential is still there. Grade: C-

2 (61). Gerald Alexander - FS: Although many people thought this was a reach on draft day, this turned out to be Millen's best pick by far. He was easily the best player in the Lions secondary, although that doesn't say much. Showed good ability to come up in run support. Showed he can make impact plays. Had two interceptions, two sacks, and six pass deflections. Still needs some work in coverage. Grade: B+

4 (105). A.J. Davis - CB: Another poor choice by Matt Millen. Davis was cut before the season. He wasn't a good fit for the Tampa-2 defense and was very raw. He couldn't even make the team as a special teams gunner or kick returner. I believe he is on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad, but don't quote me on that. Grade: F

4 (117) Manny Ramirez - OG: Drafted despite being a poor fit for Mike Martz's offense. Made the team and spent the entire season as a backup. Many are concerned with him not being able to find playing time on a very poor offensive line. Looks to be a better fit for the new offense. Still has enormous potential. Grade: C-

5 (158) Johnny Baldwin - LB: Came out of the draft as a small school sleeper from Alabama A&M. Very raw but showed very good physical tools for a late round pick. Played very well in the preseason and was excellent on special teams. A bit of a fan favorite who was cut. The Lions intended on placing him on their practice squad, but the Kansas City Chiefs snatched him up. Grade: D-

7 (255) Ramzee Robinson - CB: He was selected with the last pick of the draft, Mr. Irrelevant. Lions signed him to their practice squad after cutting him before the season. Still has some potential, but likely won't ever make the team unless there are a lot of injuries to the secondary. Grade: F

ShadowPanther
03-23-2008, 09:25 PM
Harris - Monster ILB. He's 1B to Willis' 1A.

I think Jon Beason would have something to say about that.

Thunder&Lightning
03-23-2008, 09:28 PM
craig davis will be a stud as long as he stays at a slot receiver. Still wish we drafted Anthony Gonzalez...:(

art vandelay
03-23-2008, 09:47 PM
John Holmes is a better and more productive penetrator than Jamaal Anderson.

Ron Jeremy: Most Valuable Penetrator 07-08

SenorGato
03-23-2008, 10:11 PM
I think Jon Beason would have something to say about that.

Two completely different defenses that require way different skills. I like Beason, but for the 3-4 in general and my team (Jets) I'd take Harris over him 10 out of 10 times.

Not that Beason isn't a kickass player or wouldn't succeed in the 3-4, but I see no point in comparing him and Harris.

proshoota25
03-23-2008, 10:30 PM
PATRIOTS DRAFT 2007

1 Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami (Fla.)
4 Kareem Brown, DT, Miami (Fla.)
5 Clint Oldenburg, OT, Colorado State
6a Justin Rogers, OLB, Southern Methodist
6b Mike Richardson, CB, Notre Dame
6c Justise Hairston, RB, Central Connecticut
6d Corey Hilliard, OT, Oklahoma State
7 Oscar Lua, ILB, Southern California
7 Mike Elgin, G, Iowa

This might be the worst draft class of all time, and this is coming from a patriots fan. Meriweather and Lua were the only picks to make the team, and i believe Lua was just cut after the end of the season. Meriweather has potential because he can move from safety to corner and showed some good flashes.

Meriweather ---- C+
Everyone Else---- F

Traded #28 to SF that ended up being #7 overall this year... A+
Traded a 4th round pick to Oakland for Randy Moss...... A+

With all of this factored in..........

2007 Patriots Draft...... C-

jayceheathman
03-23-2008, 11:53 PM
THE RAIDERS HAD BY FAR THE BEST CLASS........


i wish :(

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brat316
03-24-2008, 12:17 AM
Why not judge the 2006 draft class or 05 like draft experts always say after 3 years lets see who really had a good draft. Someone do it

themaninblack
03-24-2008, 12:51 PM
Bengals:
1. Leon Hall: B. Shaky at first as mentioned but really came into his own as the season went on. He is great in run support and his coverage abilities are pretty darn good as well. He's gonna be a nice duo with JJ for years.

2. Kenny Irons: INC. Got hurt in the preseason but looked like the real deal then(i know, its only the preseason). If he can get healthy I expect him to do real well but he's gonna be hard to keep on this team if Rudi and Chris Perry return to form. I hope we do keep him though I always liked him.

3. Ahmad Brooks(Supplemental): INC. Has all the tools and looked great in his only game played(week 1). If he can stay healthy he could be one of the best in the league. Odell and Ahmad(praying) could be a really scary duo if they both fill their potential/stay healthy/stay out of trouble.

4. Marvin White: C. Took longer than expected to get on the field for whatever reason. I really like his potential and he could be a poor man's Michael Griffin. Has a good shot at starting this year and is very ample in coverage as well as in run support. He could do very well, we shall see.

5. Jeff Rowe: D. Nothing more than a backup, adding Fitzgerald really didn't help him out.

6. Dan Santucci: C. Backup that the coaching staff apparently really likes. He's been moved to Center where he may be able to challenge Ghiaciuc for the starting job. Thats a BIG maybe though.

7. Chinedum Ndukwe: A-/B+. They really nailed it with this pick. He may not be physically ideal but he is a flat out playmaker. Im curious to see how he handles a starting role which is a very distinct possibility this year. His coverage skills really weren't tested very much but in his lone start with Marvin White he did real well. Great Pick.

Overall I'd give this draft a C right now but it could end up being one of the better ones we've had. Alot of potential here.

Jay
03-24-2008, 01:30 PM
The Patriots get a big, fat D- right now, and that is being nice.

BamaFalcon59
03-24-2008, 05:21 PM
Has anyone given up on a first or second round pick already? I know some Falcons fans think Jamaal Anderson is going to be a bust, and he played absolutely horrible last year. He has potential and I have not given up on him, but I am wondering if anyone has already lost hope for a player drafted in the top two rounds.

brat316
03-24-2008, 09:32 PM
D. Jarrett, well I think the Panthers have given up by going out and getting two WRs.

smittyjs
03-25-2008, 07:01 PM
The Titans will be lucky if there are 3 players from this class still on the team in 3 years.not terrible, if three of them become starter, which we already know griffin is, henry could be, and harris is the future at Center. And williams also has the potential to be a #2 WR in the NFL, but only time will tell.

MNRunLeft
03-27-2008, 09:58 PM
Vikings
1. Adrian Peterson, RB: A+ The Vikings desperately needed to added a playmaker to the offense in draft, and even though they already had a solid RB in Chester Taylor and WR was an obvious need for the team AD was an instant impact player and quickly solidified himself as one of the best RB's in the NFL.

2. Sydney Rice, WR: B+ Rice was arguably the Vikings best WR in 07 and the offense really struggled when he went down late in the season due to injury. He's a nice combo of size and speed, who could have been the top WR in the 08 class if he'd stayed in school.

3. Marcus McCauley, CB: B- A great fit for the Tampa 2 with his combo of size and athletic ability, but still looked raw at times and still has a lot to learn before he's a starting caliber CB. He was able to fill in nicely when Winfield want down with an injury and no one doubts his potential.

4. Brian Robison, DE: C+ Had 4.5 sacks in a limited role as a rookie. He's got great speed and athletic ability, but his size is questionable. A lot of Vikings fans think he's going to be the pure pass rusher the team needs.

5. Aundrae Alison, WR: C Showed some flashes, but was somewhat inconsistent overall in limited roles as a rookie. 104 yard kick return for a TD was the highlight of his season but also had two other returns of more than 40 yards.

6. Rufus Alexander, LB: I Tore his ACL in the first preseason game of the season, but has the potential to be a solid backup LB who can help on special teams.

7. Tyler Thigpen, QB: F The F doesn't reflect his play but rather the Vikings failed attempt to sneak him onto the practice squad. He was picked up by KC after showing some promise early, and played a small amount because of injuries to the top two KC QB's last season. He's got a long way to go but many Vikings fans were disappointed with the way the Vikings handled the situation.

7. Chandler Williams, WR: F Now a member of the Miami Dolphins, but didn't play at all in 07, probably on a practice squad.