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Brothgar
04-18-2009, 04:25 PM
Hey guys post your draft grades for your fellow SWDCers here.

Brothgar
04-18-2009, 05:25 PM
Broth's grading system

A - An A grade is rare it means you get steals, every pick fits your scheme and are BPA you fill all your needs and I can expect a good amount of your picks will start for you. A drafts show why we American football

B - B is pretty much what I expect. You didn't do any moves that surprise me at all. All your guys are at value. No steals no reaches or an even amount of each.

C - Average draft no steals one or two reaches but those reaches fit your scheme.

D - Reaches that don't fit your scheme but at least fill your needs.

F- You are the Detroit Lions drafting WR in every round.
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Baltimore Ravens - GM: APS - Grade - "-A" - Best Pick (Value): Phil Loadholt pick 50 - Worst Pick - DeAngelo Smith #104 (4th Round).

Best Move:
#3
Browns Receive:

S Dawan Landry

Cb Frank Walker

# 96 Overall

Ravens Receive:

#50 Overall

# 104 Overall


Pick by Pick Review -

#31 (1st Round)- Clay Matthews, DE/OLB, Southern Cal - Pick Grade B+ - This pick is at value Mathews is expected to go late 1st early 2nd round pick and is a very nice replacement for Terrell Suggs which in hindsight is a great move since they got Clay Matthews here basically getting Boldin cheap only a very slight downgrade at OLB and it is a younger slight downgrade.

#50 (2nd Round)- Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma - Pick Grade A - This is a steal of a pick I have Loadholt as a first round guy I like him better than Britton the trade up with the Browns was reasonable I like this pick.

#104 (4th Round)- DeAngelo Smith, CB, Cincinnati - Grade C - Although Smith has a good value here I don't think he fits the scheme that the Ravens are running Smith seems to be more of the cover 2 type Corner .

#123 (4th Round)- Vance Walker, DE/DT, Georgia Tech- Grade B - Walker is going to be a great rotational guy for the 3-4 scheme. He is taken at value at this point in the 4th.

#167 (5th Round)- Josh Mauga, ILB, Nevada - Grade B- - Might be a reach at this point but it is a reach for a player that fits well has the physical attributes that the Ravens will look for and may be a back up to start off and maybe take over when Ray Ray finally hangs up the cleats for good.

#204 (6th Round)- Richard Quinn, TE, North Carolina - Grade -A - After trading away Heap Quinn isn't going to be an equal to Heap by any means but he is a steal at this point he should have gone a whole round before.

#240 (7th Round)- David Buehler, K, USC - B - Kicker isn't a major need but there isn't any such thing as a bad 7th round pick at the very least he can be a kickoff specialist Scott has said he could go as high as the 5th round and he has physical tools to make the tackle if that return guy gets past everyone.

Overall Grade: -A: i really like what Baltimore has done here there was one guy that I don't think fits but overall they did a great job.

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Cleveland Browns - GM BT - Grade A - Best Pick - Aaron Curry OLB - Worst Pick Lawrence Sidbury Jr.

Best Move

Giants Receive:
WR Braylon Edwards

Browns Receive:
#29 Overall
#60 Overall
WR Mario Manningham

Pick by pick Review

#5: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest - Grade B - I don't think it is possible to get an A grade in the top 5 because there isn't really a steal in the top 5. Curry is the consensus top overall prospect. I question his ability to be a 3-4 OLB and might be a waste of talent to kick him into the Inside but if there was ever a guy to draft without a sure fire fit in your scheme it is Aaron Curry.

#29: Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland - Grade A - The Browns traded away Edwards to acquire this pick so they got the #60 pick and Mario Manningham for free in my eyes DHB is a steal at this point I don't believe anyone has him falling past Baltimore and some (myself included) see him as a dark horse pick in Oakland.

#36: Ron Brace, NT, Boston College - Grade B - After trading away malcontent Shaun Rogers to the Broncos this was a required pick or else suffer the wrath of the NFC North Running the ball down your throat.

#60: Lawrence Sidbury Jr., OLB, Richmond - -B - I'm not as high on Sidbury as most are he's fast but can he get to the QB? I find him to be more of a developmental pick we can only see what happens to him.

#78: Juaquin Iglesias, WR, Oklahoma - Grade B - With Donte Stallworth's off the field issues the Browns couldn't just sit there with only Braylon Edward's replacement they pretty much had to make sure they had a replacement for lets face it pretty much the entire WR corps.

#88: Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati - Grade B - Mickens wasn't the top CB available at this pick but he was the best fit for the Browns and could start very early.

#113: Ricky Jean-Francois, DE, LSU - Grade B - RJF good pick at DE will make a good rotational guy and a nice finish to the Brown's draft

Overall Grade: A - This is the second A I've given I might have to rethink my grading system but I do know that the Brown's grade won't change it would have been an +A if it weren't for the Shaun Rogers trade. The Giants got raped in hindsight in the Braylon Edwards trade and BT got just about what they are rumored to get in real life.

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Indianapolis Colts - GM Dam8610 - Grade "-B" - Best Pick WR Jeremy Maclin - Worst Pick - Myron Pryor

Best Move:

- Traded RB Mike Hart to the Philadelphia Eagles for the 159th overall pick
- Traded the 201st overall pick to the Arizona Cardinals for RB Edgerrin James

Put two moves here because I mean they basically trade Mike Hart for Edge. Win

Pick by pick grades

14) WR Jeremy Maclin - Grade +A - Maclin is considered at the moment to be a sure fire top 10 pick I havn't seen any mock but mine have Maclin fall out of the top 10. Also the Colts need another WR to replace Harrison. This is one of the best picks in the draft.

56) DT Sen'Derrick Marks - Grade B - After passing on Jerry for obvious reasons they select their most pressing need at UT. Marks was thought to be a 1st round pick prior to the offesason but now this is right where we think he is going.

136) DT Myron Pryor - Grade -C - Pryor is a HUGE reach at this point in the draft at least IMO. May not even be the best DT available.

159) RB Kory Sheets - Grade -B - Sheets isn't areally a need here since the Colts have Addai and now Edge could be a future backup and has good added value as a return man.

165) S Michael Mitchell - Grade ? - I'm going to be honest here I don't know who Michael Mitchell is therefore can't grade him.

233) QB Nate Davis - Grade B - Nate Davis has all the physical tools to be a QB in this league he needs a ton of time to learn the system due to his learning disability. It just so happens he went to a team with the Iron Man of the NFL Peyton Manning who has at least 3 years left and likely more like 5 as long as the coach doesn't get fired he should be at least a decent backup for quite a few years.

Overall Grade -B: This draft is a tale of two days in day 1 it was a phenomenal draft then day two came and was less than stellar with reaches and maybe players.

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Cincinnati Bengals - GM Woodnick - Grade - Best Pick: A.Q. Shipley - Worst Pick -

Best Trade - I wasn't really a fan of any of them in the context.

Pick by pick Grading

Rd 1, Pick 11 (11) - Chris "Beanie" Wells - Grade B - This is really where I thought Wells was going to go somewhere between 10 and 15. It is a good fit and fills a need.

Rd 2, Pick 11 (43) - James Laurinaitis - Grade B - Cinci is going back to the LB well once again to try to fix that D but the Bengals are also focusing on Character after becoming the second biggest joke team named after a feline in the NFL.

Rd 3, Pick 6 (70) - Travis Beckum - Grade +B - Beckum is going about where he will go in the draft but is much later than a guy with that kind of production SHOULD go he may start right away for Cinci and gives Palmer another target to throw to.

Rd 3, Pick 23 (87) - A.Q. Shipley - Grade -B - This was a little bit of a reach here but there was a run on C's and he would have likely been gone by the time Cinci picked again. Good player and may start sooner than later.

Rd 3, Pick 34 (98) (comp.) - Jason Watkins - +B - I like this pick more than most will he has some great pass protection which is a major need for this Cinci high flying offense he will at the very least provide some depth here if not start on the right side next to Peters.

Rd 5, Pick 6 (142) - David Veikune - Grade +C - Developemental DE a little bit of a reach here ... I think I may be biased towards Hawaii DEs after the IAF incident in Detroit.

Rd 6, Pick 36 (209) (comp.) - Johnny Knox - B - Waiting this long to address the WR position after losing both your star caliber WRs may not have been the best move.

Overall grade B- : None of the picks were really horrible I really expected to see a WR taken somewhere in the first 3 rounds. The lack of that kind of surprised me.

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Minnesota Vikings - GM LTGiants - Grade : Best pick 3(73) Troy Kropog - Worst Pick - 6(201) Chris Clemons

Best trade acquisition - Jeremy Trueblood

Pick by pick analysis


1(26) Larry English - Grade B - depending on who you talk to this grade could be an +A and could be as low as a C I think this is a proper spot for English to go and he is that second pass rusher that they have been looking for, for litterally half a decade.

3(73) Troy Kropog - Grade +B - This is a steal-ish he should have gone 10-15 picks higher but in the 3rd round that isn't much although it looks as though this need was properly addressed in trades Kropog will add some good depth at the tackle position.

5(158) Jonathan Casillas - Grade +B - Proper value and he is the prototype Cover 2 OLB undersized but fast and good in coverage.

6(201) Chris Clemons -Grade C - Not a fan of this pick he is not a Cover 2 type safty and a bad value IMO.

7(236) Jared Bronson - Grade C - This pick is a head scratcher they just traded for two young TEs why draft one?

Overall Grade +C : Not a big fan of this draft. The draft its self would be a - but the trades were well above average. They took care of the RT position and the DE position which were the two major problems they added a ton of depth at the OLine if they are thinking of putting McKinny back at C the grade will go up a little and make the Kropog pick a better one. They also didn't address the secondary very well either which is a secret need for this team. The Vikings have 26 new players on the roster this is going to drive any coach nuts trying to teach 26 new players the system. I would also hate to be the guy doing the Cap but we'll ignore him he sucks.

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Buffalo Bills - GM fischbowl - Grade B - Best pick Alex Mack, C, Cal - Worst Pick - Gerald McRath

Best move

Bills Receive: DT Jesus Dvoracek
Bears Receive: #147


Pick by pick

1) Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas - Grade +B - Orakpo was the pick that Buffalo needed to become real contenders in one of the top 3 hardest divisions in football Orakpo should finally give the Bills an adequate pass rush.

2a) Alex Mack, C, Cal - Grade +B - Considered the best C prospect since Nick Mangold and he will be the best till Mangold's sister comes out in a few years

2b) Gerald McRath, LB, Southern Miss- Grade C - I personally am not a huge Gerald McRath fan I think he is a questionable pick and a major reach in the second round. He's undersized and doesn't fight off blockers so unless you have a ton of beef up front he is useless.

3) Coye Francies, DB, San Jose State - Grade +B - Unlike McRath I am a huge fan of Coye Francies and I think he is a 2nd round pick he should start at nickle or dime and quickly develope into a starter in a few years.

4) T.J. Lang, OT, Eastern Michigan - Grade B - I like TJ Lang as a backup role at left tackle a hard worker who could be kicked into guard if he can gain some weight.

6) Brian Toal, FB/LB, Boston College - Grade B - Toal will likely be nothing more than a ST do it all guy maybe even a pro bowler on the special teams but I doubt he starts at either of those listed positions.

7) Tom Brandstater, QB, Fresno State - Grade B - A QB who either won't make the team or will be a career backup.

Final Grade: B - The Bills did alot of things right in this years draft Alex Mack will be a league leader at C and if Orakpo can live to his potential he will terrorize any QBs that he faces. They have a pass rush and improved in the secondary. I wouldn't expect McRath to challenge Poz any time soon though.

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San Fransisco 49er - GM CJSchneider - Grade - Best Pick Rashad Jennings - Worst Pick -

Best Move

2. 49ers Receive:
TE Garrett Mills

Vikings Receive:
WR Michael Spurlock
#219 Overall

Pick by pick

R1 #10. San Francisco 49ers – Michael Oher OT/Ole Miss - Grade -B - This pick is hard to grade without knowing what position Oher is going to play for the 9ers at Left tackle it is a concerning pick due to his inconsistency at the position at RT is concerning because you are paying a RT top 10 money.

R2 #55. San Francisco 49ers (f/ CIN through ATL) – D.J. Moore CB/Vanderbilt - Grade +C - DJ Moore is a slower version of Alphonso Smith many have Moore going in the 3rd round at this point so this might be a bit of a reach for him here. But regardless it is a position of need.

R3 #74. San Francisco 49ers – Cody Brown LB/UConn - Grade +B - Cody Brown is a great pickup in the 3rd round could start very quickly at the OLB position.


R4 #106. San Francisco 49ers (f/ CIN) – Rashad Jennings RB/Liberty - Grade A - I have a major bromance going on with Jennings I have him as a 3rd round value in the mid 4th round and I can tell you that he wouldn't have fallen more than one spot after the 49ers cuz I was trying to trade up with them forever.

R4 #111. San Francisco 49ers Frantz Joseph LB/FAU - Grade B - Joseph is a prototypical 3-4 ILB big mean and angry as a mid round project I could easily see Samurai Mike pulling the trigger on this guy.

R4 #130. San Francisco 49ers (f/ CIN through TEN) – Sammie Stroughter WR/Oregon State - Grade +C - Sometimes we get too caught up on combine numbers I know that I probably am with this pick but he's small ... very small and not the burner either.

R5 #146. San Francisco 49ers – Pat White QB/West Virginia - Grade B - Is he going to be a WR or a QB? Either way it is decent value in the 5th round look for White to be the NFLs next slash back and if White is the pick I wouldn't be surprised to see a wildcat formation come out for San Fran in the near future.

R5 #171. San Francisco 49ers (comp) – Greg Islander OG/West Virginia - Grade B nice pick to add more depth to your OL.

R6 #184. San Francisco 49ers – Stryker Sulak DE/Missouri - Grade +B - This guy might be an underrated prospect he has very good production undersized for a 4-3 DE but might just be the right size for an OLB could be a rotational guy in a few years.

R7 #231. San Francisco 49ers (f/ MIN) – C.J. Spillman S/Marshall - Grade B - Special teamer not much more.

R7 #244. San Francisco 49ers (comp) – Bear Pascoe TE/Fresno State - Grade B - Won't make the team.

Overall grade: -B - Some real gems in the mid round some reaches though this draft is more of a time will tell than a I know this is right style. The 9ers filled a few holes like at RT and NB maybe even found a starter in the second day at OLB.

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Dallas Cowboys - GM Ward - Grade +B- Best Pick Arian Foster- Worst Pick Dudley Guice, WR

Best Move - Draft day trade sent #69, #95, #156, and #166 to New England in exchange for #47.

Pick by pick review

#47 Jarron Gilbert, DE, San Jose State - Grade +B - Gilbert is the prototypical 3-4 DE I like the move I like the trade up. With few holes left on this team The Cowboys can move up and not really sacrifice the future.

#51 Duke Robinson, G, Oklahoma - Grade +B - I could easily see Robinson go another 10 picks higher He is big and a powerful run blocker. Up to like a month ago people had him as a late 1st round pick.

#101 Chip Vaughn, S, Wake Forest - Grade -A - Vaughn is on the verge of being a major steal here early in the 4th I see him as a mid 3rd rounder. He is one of my favorite mid round guys and as far as safties go he is close to the top.

#117 Jason Phillips, LB, Texas Christian - Grade B - I don't know if he will go this high but he is a good fit in the 3-4.

#172 Devin Moore, RB/KR, Wyoming - Grade +C - I don't think the Cowboys need a scat back or a kick returner right now so I'm kinda confused about this pick.

#177 Patrick Turner, WR, Southern California - Grade B - Turner is a tall possession type receiver. Could turn into a nice pick later down the line.

#197 Domonique Johnson, CB, Jackson State - Grade A - Johnson is a steal at this point could see him going a round earlier. Could be a dime back early and that is saying alot with that awesome squad in the secondary.

#208 Dudley Guice, WR, Northwestern State - Grade -C - I could be wrong here but I think the Cowboys have more than enough WRs at this point. Correct me if I'm wrong but at the moment they have Williams, Crayton, Austin, Patrick Turner and I think I'm missing someone. So I don't see why another WR is taken here.

#210 Davon Drew, FB/H-Back/TE/ATH, East Carolina - Grade B - Not a bad pick at this point.

#221 Arian Foster, RB, Tennessee - Grade +A - Foster is a MAJOR steal here. He should have been the cowboys pick like 2/3 rounds ago. He is the guy who will be a replacement for Tashard Choice.

Overall Grade +B: I liked alot of the picks as a microcasm within themselves value was there and the players for the most part matched the scheme. The Cowboys got the biggest steal in the 2nd day I can't believe that I didn't take Foster earlier. But they also drafted 2 RBs and 2WRs which isn't really anywhere near a position of major need. For that reason and that reason only is why I can't give them the full A.
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Tampa Bay Bucs - GM Caddie - Grade - Best Pick Josh Freeman - Worst Pick -

Best Move - 233, Jameel Cook for Ryan Cook

Pick by pick

1-19: Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss - Grade +B - Great missing piece for the Buc's D-Line should strive in that Tampa 2 scheme.

2-52: Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas St - Grade +++A - This is by far the biggest steal in the whole draft. I'm not a huge Freeman fan but in the second you must be a fool to not take him. To put it in perspective this pick is worth an extra 1st round on top of the 2nd round that they used on him. I mean the Browns traded a 1st and a 2nd to go up and grab Quinn.

4-120: Matt Shaughnessy, DE, Wisconsin - Grade B - I think that he is a very good Tampa guy.

4-131: Asher Allen, CB, Georgia - Grade B - Tampa guy at value


TO BE CONTINUED!

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diabsoule
04-18-2009, 09:21 PM
I will comment on only one pick that really stuck out to me, whether good, bad, or questionable. I will not hand out + or -, as in there will be no C- or A+. An "A" draft will have to just flat out amaze me and an "F" draft will have to be completely craptastic.

So, in the immortal words of Judge Mills Lane, "Lets get it on!"

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh Freeman was an absolute steal at #52 in the 2nd Round. He can learn behind Byron Leftwich and can be groomed to be the QB that they have been looking for all these years. Amazing value and excellent fit.
Grade: B

Houston Texans
I don't see the reason why the Texans traded for Michael Huff when they drafted Rashad Johnson. Both players are free safeties. The Texans could have been better off addressing OLB or DT. Outside of that questionable trade, it was one of the best drafts the Texans could have had.
Grade: A

St. Louis Rams
There is a lot I'd like to say about this draft. Darius Butler could be a tremendous addition to that defense playing across from Ron Bartell. Jasper Brinkley playing MLB under a Spags defensive system could be like how Antonio Pierce was utilized in New York. Bernard Scott could be a HUGE complimentary back to Stephen Jackson.
Grade: B

Green Bay Packers
Landing Victor "Macho" Harris in the 3rd Round is quite a coup for a team desperate for youth at corner. The trade made with the Washington Redskins turned out nicely as the Packers were still able to land a player in Everette Brown that matches their switch to the 3-4 while picking up NT Anthony Montgomery and RT Jon Jansen from the 'Skins.
Grade: B

Chicago Bears
FB Quinn Johnson could become an X factor on the Bears offense and could turn into a more versatile LeRon McClain, who helped the Ravens this past year. I'm just really unsure about this draft. I don't know why.
Grade: C

Washington Redskins
They were aggressive in trading up to land the player they wanted, which very commendable. Keenan Lewis & Lee Robinson are players that I like that could turn out very well for them. At least one would hope if you are a 'Skins fan.
Grade: B

Buffalo Bills
I fail to see where Gerald McRath fits into the Bills defense and also think Levi Jones is a big downgrade than Jason Peters at LT. On the flip side, Coye Francies was an excellent pick to replace the departed Jabari Greer and the Alex Mack pick was one of my favorites of the draft.
Grade: B

Cincinnati Bengals
At first I thought this was a very, very questionable draft. Then I read woodnick's synopsis, looked over his depth chart, and changed my mind. Landing Jason Peters was huge and I felt the Bengals received the better part of the deal. A.Q. Shipley and Jason Watkins could be steals and Laurinaitis with Rivers seems nasty on paper. With the addition of Shipley, Watkins, and Beanie Wells the Bengals could move from a pass-happy team to a punishing run team.
Grade: A

Pittsburgh Steelers
I'm still having a hard time with the Percy Harvin pick. The Steelers should have went the conservative route and selected the dull offensive lineman in Alex Mack instead of a flashy playmaker in Harvin. The Steelers did win the Super Bowl last year but their OL is thinner this year than it was last. Eric Wood is a nice consolation prize but I felt their first round pick was wasted.
Grade: D

Baltimore Ravens
Being able to land Anquan Boldin is absolutely huge. While they did have to give up T-Sizzle they chose his replacement in Clay Matthews. I'm not a fan of the Ravens trading away Dawan Landry esp. since Jim Leonhard departed through FA. Despite those two questionable trade, this draft is top notch, however, the trades bring the grade down their draft grade.
Grade: B

Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys went into this draft with specific areas to fill and they did so with flying colors. Chip Vaughn should turn into a great strong safety, Jarron Gilbert should at least turn into a very solid 3-4 DE, and Arian Foster could turn into a nice complimentary back. Overall, a rock solid draft.
Grade: A

Miami Dolphins
Selecting Vontae Davis at #24 is tremendous value and being able to land Conner Barwin at #44 is great value as well. A solid draft that could pay off dividends and I felt Miami conducted this draft very quietly.
Grade: B

Denver Broncos
They did an adequate job of finding pieces for a 3-4. The Jamaal Anderson trade could turn into a nice 3-4 OLB but there are concerns there since he underwhelmed during his time in ATL. I felt they should have selected Tyson Jackson with pick #12, although Malcom Jenkins fills a hole either at CB or S. Rey Rey could be a rushbacker or ILB in a 3-4. Rhett Bomar is a very intriguing developmental QB for Josh McDaniel's to develop.
Grade: B

Oakland Raiders
B.J. Raji really helps out that defensive line by leaps and bounds. If William Moore can regain his junior year form then his presence in the secondary will be what the Raiders have been missing for a while. Ramses Barden is a huge threat but will need to be groomed considerably.
Grade: B

Indianapolis Colts
The Colts were aggressive in trading up for Jeremy Maclin and I commend them for that. Maclin with Reggie Wayne and Anthony Gonzales gives that offense another explosive threat. SenDerrick Marks could turn into a force on that defensive line. I'm intrigued by the Nate Davis pick and in how he'll be groomed behind Manning.
Grade: B

Minnesota Vikings
Just an absolutely ludicrous amount of trades made here. I feel the offensive line was slightly upgraded with the additions of Trueblood and Manuwai but I don't think Todd Heap helps anything since he couldn't seem to stay on the field in Baltimore. As far as their draft is concerned, I'm not a hugely enthusiastic about the selection of Larry English. I see him as being more effective in a 3-4 than in a 4-3 going against NFL offensive tackles. I like Troy Kropog more than most and think he could turn into a nice, long-term left tackle. Chris Clemons could work out well in a Cover 2.
Grade: C

Philadelphia Eagles
Hakeem Nicks should be the WR the Eagles have needed for quite some time while Chase Coffman offers them a vertical, pass-catching TE that they've lacked as well. Donald Brown should be a great complimentary back to Westbrook as well. I really like this draft overall.
Grade: A

New England Patriots
The Pats entered the draft needing to inject some youth on defense and they did just that. Cushing and Sintim seem like perfect fits in New England's 3-4. S Patrick Chung seems like a nice replacement for Rodney Harrison and Graham Harrell is an intriguing developmental QB that can sit and learn behind Brady for a couple of years.
Grade: A

Cleveland Browns
The Brownies were really aggressive when it came to trades and were able to bring in some players that can make a difference. Trading for Dawan Landry should help ease the loss of S Sean Jones while trading away WR Braylon Edwards helped give the Browns more draft picks. They also picked up WR Mario Manningham who still has some untapped potential.
Their draft concentrating around building up their 3-4 defense and they got a steal in Aaron Curry at #5. He could be for them what Patrick Willis has ended up being for San Francisco. Ron Brace is the big body in the middle that they need to make the 3-4 work while Lawrence Sidbury can develop into 3-4 OLB. Mike Mickens is a great pick and adds talent to their secondary while WR's Heyward-Bey and Iglesias give the Browns two talented, young playmakers.
Grade: A

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle's finest would have loved to have been able to land one of the top OT's but both were gone before they were on the clock. Instead, they "settled" for the best WR in the draft to pair with recently signed T.J. Houshmanzedeh. Michael Crabtree shores up Seattle's shaky WR corps and gives Matt Hasslebeck another big weapon to throw the ball to, which usually makes the QB's job that much easier. Jairus Byrd should be successful in Seattle's secondary and will have time to be groomed while OLB Marcus Freeman has the talent to step in and be a starter on day one. Gerald Cadogan is a very underrated prospect that offers versatility on an offensive line that could definitely use some and Stephen McGee is a great developmental QB prospect. All in all, a very solid draft.
Grade: B

San Francisco 49ers
This is another very solid draft. I felt Michael Oher was just a slight reach at #10 but he was the best LT prospect left although I do question why the 9ers chose to go LT when Joe Staley is doing a decent job. Rashad Jennings should be a great complimentary back to Frank Gore while Frantz Joseph could turn into a very solid 3-4 ILB.
Grade: B

Arizona Cardinals
Lots of moves made through trades and many which improved the defense. I don't think Arizona is going to be able to replicate the production on their offense with the departure of Anquan Boldin. As far as the draft the Cardinals seemed to leaning more towards a 3-4 than 4-3 with the selection of Aaron Maybin. LeSean McCoy is a great pick up and should be the back that they could have used all along in the desert.
Grade: C

Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford is the best selection they could have made at #1. I'm not a fan of the Robert Ayers pick at #20, especially when there are concerns along the offensive line. Speaking of the OL, the Lions used only one pick to address one of their weakest points. Evander Hood and Derry Beckwith give their defense a lot of talent and those two should be very productive.
Grade: C

San Diego Chargers
The Chargers had Tyson Jackson fall into their laps which is huge. The addition of Jackson softens the blow considerably that they took when Igor Olshansky left via free agency. Andre Brown gives San Diego the type of complimentary back that they've needed ever since Michael Turner left through free agency. Michael Hamlin was a tremendous value pick and Bradley Fletcher should have gone much higher.
Grade: A

New York Giants
The addition of Braylon Edwards replaces the departed Plaxico Burress and gives Manning a big, physical receiver that he lacked last year. Jamon Meredith has the potential to be a LT but probably projects more as a RT. Courtney Greene was a reach even though he fits what the Giants are looking for in a S. Kaluka Maiava was great value.
Grade: B

Kansas City Chiefs
While the addition of Eugene Monroe gives the Chiefs a talented left side of the line, they did have a glaring hole at LB that would have been filled if the team would have selected Aaron Curry. Graham Gano was a tremendous pick and should anchor a ST unit for a while. The Chiefs did fail to address LB and CB in this draft, which were two of their biggest positions to fill. They drafted an H-Back in James Casey, which is usually reserved for a luxury pick that the Chiefs don't possess. They did add some weapons for Matt Cassell but this team will find themselves in shootouts or blowouts because of their lack of defense.
Grade: D

Tennessee Titans
Trading for Chad Ocho Cinco was huge as it gives Kerry Collins or Vince Young a big, tall, talented receiver to finally play catch with. Alphonso Smith was a nice selection in the first round and Demetrius Byrd should turn into a valuable possession receiver in a year or two. Dannell Ellerbe projects to be Keith Bulluck's replacement in a few years and should excel in the Titans defensive scheme.
Grade: B

Jacksonville Jaguars
I'm not a fan of Sanchez to JAX esp. since they gave Garrard and extension last year, however, in my saying this I know D-Unit wasn't running the team at the time.
I'm a big fan of the Ladarius Webb selection and feel that he can be groomed to be a starting CB in a few years. Darcel McBath is a playmaking S that the Jags can use. In the 7th I think the Jags got a starter in Cecil Newton. WR Brian Robiskie and DT Alex Magee both should be immediate starters. The only pick I wasn't thrilled about is Jason Williams and felt he was taken a round or two too early.
Grade: B

Matthew Jones
04-19-2009, 12:18 PM
LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Buccaneers - B

Peria Jerry was a pretty good pick - not really sold on him as a rock solid first round pick, especially in the top 20, but he fits. Josh Freeman is outstanding. That was probably the best pick of the draft, or one of them. Asher Allen and Austin Collie were good picks as well. Didn't like how you traded Trueblood, or some of the late round picks though.

Texans - C

Knowshon Moreno was decent as far as value, but that pick really should have been someone at a position of need. I think Steve Slaton showed he can be a solid starter. The rest of your picks were just okay. Michael Huff trade I am not a fan of, but I did like the Rashad Johnson pick.

Rams - C

I'll give you credit for the frst two picks, and that's about it. Fortunately for you, those are the two most important picks you had to make. Who exactly are you planning at starting at wide receiver this year? Donnie Avery and...? Keenan Burton? Kenny McKinley? The worst WR corps I can think of.

Packers - A

Standout draft. I still don't really feel like you have a nose tackle, but all of the picks were pretty good value and I really liked the first five in particular. Not much to say here other than I think you did a real good job.

Bears - C

It was a pretty good draft as far as finding fits, although I'm not really sure I love Sean Smith at #49. I think you reached with pretty much every pick, but you did address some positions of need, or attempt to. I just don't see how that draft made the Bears better this year, discounting the Cutler trade.

Redskins - B

I like the Tamba Hali trade, and I think Andre Smith will be good, but because you had so few early picks, it's really hard to tell how that draft is going to turn out. Smith's successes or failures will really define it, since I don't think any other players on there are going to be starters.

Bills - A

This draft was damn sexy. Other than Gerald McRath, who I didn't really like, and Tom Brandstater, who's atrocious, I think you did a good job all around. Even though you lost Jason Peters, I think you still did a good job of making sure your line doesn't fall off much. Brian Toal earned you brownie books in my book.

Bengals - C

It's a shame because I think you did a good job on most of your picks, but trading Ocho Cinco and trying to replace him with...who, exactly? Chris Henry? Andre Caldwell? I'm not really seeing it. Laveranues Coles is not good enough to be a #1 wide receiver and he won't be around for much longer.

Steelers - D

I liked most of your draft...except what I think was probably the worst pick in the entire draft, Percy Harvin. I don't understand what compelled you to make that. I don't see a lot of offensive line help there when you had a great opportunity to get some. You also failed to replenish the defensive line as well.

Ravens - C

I liked Phil Loadholt, and Clay Matthews is okay, but I feel like you dismantled what was an outstanding defense and replaced it with a bunch of unproven players. I'd be more comfortable with your current wide receivers than with getting Boldin but having to start a rookie at outside linebacker replacing an All-Pro talent.

Cowboys - A

Dallas came into this draft fairly complete, so lacking a first round pick wasn't a huge deal. I think you did an outstanding job in the late rounds especially, which means your solid early round picks look even better. You drafted some of my favorite prospects - Davon Drew, Lonnie Harvey, Devin Moore.

Dolphins - A

This is another damn sexy mock draft. I could actually see something like this happening for the Dolphins. There's not much to say here. I liked every single pick you made (except when I was targeting the same player :P)

Broncos - B

I was ready to give you guys a great grade after reading some of the trades because I think you did a great job in those, but I can't say the same thing about the draft. I tried to like it but aside from Maualuga, I don't think there was really a home run pick there. Rhett Bomar was probably the worst one.

Raiders - B

Bringing in B.J. Raji is huge, and I do like the other players you drafted, but I'm not really sold on Ramses Barden and Jarrett Dillard as a solid receiving corps. I feel like JaMarcus will fail if Oakland doesn't get a bunch of targets, that can utilize JaMarcus' big arm. Good players, could have gotten better WRs.

Colts - B

And the award for most obvious case of one user running a team that was assigned to three goes to...Indianapolis! I like the trade up for Maclin, and Marks/Pryor are good picks, same with Nate Davis. Michael Mitchell is someone with a ten play highlight reel and an awful season, and Sheets has way too many issues for me to touch. Overall, good job sweetie!

Vikings - C

Good job picking up Trueblood, but I can't say I'm really a big fan of most of the stuff here. Larry English is a good player, but personally I'd have sprinted to the podium and picked Josh Freeman. Kropog was an okay value. This draft wins the award for most freakish amount of trades.

Eagles - A

Probably my favorite draft. These all seem like Eagles-type players. William Beatty is extremely overrated in my opinion, but at least you got a decent tackle. Chase Coffman, McKillop, Donald Brown...I got wet reading the summary for this bad boy. No A+ because it could have used more Derrick Williams.

Saints - B

This would have probably ranked in the A range if you had more draft picks. Your grade was more one of being in a bad situation than making bad picks. I think the Saints would be a lot better with this draft. Best pick was definitely Trimane Goddard if you ask me, he's a player. Liked Marlin and Gaither too. You kilt that ****.

Browns - B

This was a very good draft. Almost an A except that a lot of the best players from last year won't be returning, instead replaced with people who grade out well as prospects but could end up not really working out on the field. It's wait and see, but I liked who you picked with the choices acquired for your star players.

Seahawks - B

This is just a rock solid draft. I liked pretty much every pick, but none of them absolutely blew me away. As far as bust potential, Michael Crabtree has a pretty good amount (based on character more than talent), but I think that draft definitely makes the Seahawks better. Great job.

49ers - A

Great job here. I liked pretty much all of the picks, and there was even a little late-round home run. I doubt your plan coming in was "Get Whitey" but you grabbed a passer with more talent than anyone on San Francisco's roster in the fifth round, which is both amazing and really sad.

Cardinals - B

Not a lot of picks, but you made the most of them. I like your trade for Terrell Suggs, even though I expect a big drop off in Kurt Warner's game without Boldin, considering a ridiculously high amount of his touchdown passes went to either Boldin or Fitzgerald. Muhsin was a nice pickup.

Lions - B

My prediction: after this draft, the Lions are infinitely better. Of course, going 1-15 would do the trick there. You got a quarterback, and you made a lot of other solid picks. I am not a Robert Ayers fan in the least and don't think he really helps your pass rush, though. I would have gone with a tackle early.

Sniper
04-19-2009, 05:31 PM
Eagles - A

Probably my favorite draft. These all seem like Eagles-type players.

Todd and I do work, yo.

William Beatty is extremely overrated in my opinion, but at least you got a decent tackle.

This was pre-Peters, and we felt like we got good value at the 37 spot.


Chase Coffman, McKillop, Donald Brown...I got wet reading the summary for this bad boy.

Don't forget the Mike Hart acquisition. Those thighs...

No A+ because it could have used more Derrick Williams.

Well, I was obviously going to take him, but you snagged him from me. Bastard.

D-Unit
04-20-2009, 01:36 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars
I'm not a fan of Sanchez to JAX esp. since they gave Garrard and extension last year, however, in my saying this I know D-Unit wasn't running the team at the time.
I'm a big fan of the Ladarius Webb selection and feel that he can be groomed to be a starting CB in a few years. Darcel McBath is a playmaking S that the Jags can use. In the 7th I think the Jags got a starter in Cecil Newton. WR Brian Robiskie and DT Alex Magee both should be immediate starters. The only pick I wasn't thrilled about is Jason Williams and felt he was taken a round or two too early.
Grade: B
Thanks for the grade diab! Jason Williams will surprise you where he's taken in the draft in real life though.

D-Unit
04-20-2009, 01:42 PM
Grade mine, post yours and I'll grade yours.

Trades
MIN gets: Vince Manuwai / 5th rounder
JAX gets: 4th rounder / 5th rounder
-Getting old man Manuwai who missed 2008 due to injury for a 4th rounder value was too good to pass up on. Charles Spencer is expected to take another step forward.

DEN gets: 4th rounder
JAX gets: 4th rounder / 5th rounder
-Moved down 7 spots, picked up a 5th and still got our guy (Darcel McBath).

Draft
Round 1: QB Mark Sanchez, USC
Round 2: WR Brian Robiskie, OSU
Round 3: DT Alex McGee, Purdue
Round 4: S Darcel McBath, Texas Tech
Round 4: LB Jason Williams, Western Illinois
Round 5: OT Xavier Fulton, Illinois
Round 5: CB Ladarius Webb, Nichols St.
Round 6: RB Javarris Williams, Tennessee State
Round 7: DT Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa
Round 7: C Cecil Newton, Tennessee State
Round 7: DE Rulon Davis, Cal

diabsoule
04-20-2009, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the grade diab! Jason Williams will surprise you where he's taken in the draft in real life though.

He definitely has a world of potential but I have a little more concern about him than some, I suppose. Based on your drafting alone you deserved an "A" but I felt obligated to include the Mark Sanchez selection since he was a part of your draft.

D-Unit
04-20-2009, 02:04 PM
He definitely has a world of potential but I have a little more concern about him than some, I suppose. Based on your drafting alone you deserved an "A" but I felt obligated to include the Mark Sanchez selection since he was a part of your draft.
It's all good. I look forward to the comments more than the grade. ...and hey, I probably would've taken Sanchez. I think that's a real possibility in real life.

Matthew Jones
04-21-2009, 04:11 PM
Grade mine, post yours and I'll grade yours.

Trades
MIN gets: Vince Manuwai / 5th rounder
JAX gets: 4th rounder / 5th rounder
-Getting old man Manuwai who missed 2008 due to injury for a 4th rounder value was too good to pass up on. Charles Spencer is expected to take another step forward.

DEN gets: 4th rounder
JAX gets: 4th rounder / 5th rounder
-Moved down 7 spots, picked up a 5th and still got our guy (Darcel McBath).

Draft
Round 1: QB Mark Sanchez, USC
Round 2: WR Brian Robiskie, OSU
Round 3: DT Alex McGee, Purdue
Round 4: S Darcel McBath, Texas Tech
Round 4: LB Jason Williams, Western Illinois
Round 5: OT Xavier Fulton, Illinois
Round 5: CB Ladarius Webb, Nichols St.
Round 6: RB Javarris Williams, Tennessee State
Round 7: DT Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa
Round 7: C Cecil Newton, Tennessee State
Round 7: DE Rulon Davis, Cal

I would probably give you an A based on what you did but a B overall, considering I didn't really like the Sanchez pick much with Garrard on roster and with a big deal. I loved the picks you made, though. Just that first one is very important.

fenikz
04-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Grade mine, post yours and I'll grade yours.

Trades
MIN gets: Vince Manuwai / 5th rounder
JAX gets: 4th rounder / 5th rounder
-Getting old man Manuwai who missed 2008 due to injury for a 4th rounder value was too good to pass up on. Charles Spencer is expected to take another step forward.

DEN gets: 4th rounder
JAX gets: 4th rounder / 5th rounder
-Moved down 7 spots, picked up a 5th and still got our guy (Darcel McBath).

Draft
Round 1: QB Mark Sanchez, USC
Round 2: WR Brian Robiskie, OSU
Round 3: DT Alex McGee, Purdue
Round 4: S Darcel McBath, Texas Tech
Round 4: LB Jason Williams, Western Illinois
Round 5: OT Xavier Fulton, Illinois
Round 5: CB Ladarius Webb, Nichols St.
Round 6: RB Javarris Williams, Tennessee State
Round 7: DT Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa
Round 7: C Cecil Newton, Tennessee State
Round 7: DE Rulon Davis, Cal

Grade B+

While your draft was great, picking Sanchez when Garrard just got a extension(can't recall if it was before of during the draft) doesn't really improve the team, could become a Brees/Rivers type scenario though and work out for the future.

link for mine
http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1608189&#post1608189

MelKiper
04-21-2009, 05:04 PM
As always, we do not know how these prospects will turn out, so no one gets less than a C- from me usually.

Cleveland Browns – A

The Browns did nearly everything right. It was obvious Braylong Edward would be traded. He was, and was replaced with Darrius Heyward-Bey late. Aaron Curry at 5 is a nice fit, and Lawrence Sidbury/Juaquin Iglesias would excellent value picks. Was trading away Shaun Rogers a good choice? I am not sure, but Brace and Thomas should be alright replacements. I also like the later round picks, and the addition of Dawan Landry to weaken intradivision opponent Baltimore. Toss in Tashard Choice at good value, and I love the draft.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – A

I am not as high on Josh Freeman as others, as I have him rated about the 50th best player in this draft. Even so, with the lack of QB depth, nabbing him at 52 was nice value. I also like the fit of Peria Jerry. The team got rid of some players they didn’t need for picks, and got some steals along the way like Asher Allen as a developmental corner, and Austin Collie as a solid possession WR. All in all, a very good draft, and good moves. I’ll give it an A.

Arizona Cardinals – A-

The Cardinals traded away Anquan Boldin for expecting, receiving Terrell Suggs in return. Did they get the right value? Is Suggs a mega-upgrade for this team? He is, but also drafting Aaron Maybin, which was AMAZING value, and I love Maybin, this team is stacked at OLB. They made some right moves and got Max Unger at 57 as well. Not many picks, but some very good ones. I think they gave up a bit too much for Mushin Muhammad and perhaps did not beef up their D-line as they needed to, but great draft.

Baltimore Ravens – A-

The Ravens traded away franchised Terrell Suggs to add Anquan Boldin, which I feel was a good move to help a stuttering offense. They got nice value with Clay Matthews and Phil Loadholt, both of whom could start as rookies. Their later round picks also included some value picks like Vance Walker, Richard Quinn, and David Buehler. I wasn’t a big fan of trading away Dawan Landry, but as long as the Anquan deal doesn’t blow up in their face, this should be a great draft.

Buffalo Bills – A-
Trading up a bit for Orakpo can really increase this pass rush in a great way, and getting Levi Jones in return seems like a nice consolation. I also like the Alex Mack pick, and feel TJ Lang was a nice value pick. I do expect him to fit better at guard however, so their OT depth is still lacking. Coye Francies and McRath were high risk/high reward picks. Overall, very solid.

Dallas Cowboys – A-
The Cowboys did not do anything to wow me, but they had a very solid draft. Trading away Choice shocked me a bit, but additions of Devin Moore and Arian Foster should work fine. Gilbert adds more D-line depth, and Duke Robinson bolsters the fronts. Chip Vaughn was a nice value pick, and Jason Phillips should fit in excellent. Overall, very nice.

Denver Broncos – A-
The Broncos had a lot of rebuilding to do, but it was started here. Jenkins and Maualuga, along with trading for Shaun Rogers could instantly help this defense. Bomar is a nice developmental QB, though taken a bit early, and Sherrod Martin was good value. I think there are still major holes at the DE positions, but moving the right way for Denver!

Detroit Lions – A-
The Lions didn’t make trades, but they made excellent picks. Stafford was exactly what was needed, and Ayers was a solid value to pick to pair with Cliff Avril. Ziggy Hood continues adding up front. Levitre was nice value, and the rest of the picks should fill in depth. I still see the lack of an immediate impact LT or MLB for the team, but they are going in the right direction.

Green Bay Packers – A-
I thought the Packers had an excellent draft. Everrette Brown should fit in well, though he went a bit high. Eben Britton was an absolute steal. I though Macho Harris, Baker and Hill were fine picks, though I don’t love the Harris fit and think the other two will need developed. Not world beating, but really great draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars – A-
I was surprised the team went with Mark Sanchez and thought that it was unneeded. That knocks their draft down a bit for me. The rest of their picks were all value based however and really made this draft shine for me. Brian Robiskie, Alex Magee, Darcel McBath, and Jason Williams were all excellent excellent picks. They grabbed some developmental prospects late, so all in all, very solid.

Miami Dolphins – A-
I liked what the Dolphins did as a whole. Vontae Davis is an interesting fit, but not a bad pick. Connor Barwin fits in well, and Jared Cook/Kraig Urbik were very good picks. Massaquoi was an awesome value pick as well. I think they reached for a few guys late, but toss the draft in with good trades and I like it.

New England Patriots – A-
No flash, but great substance. Cushing should add a new threat next to Mayo, with Sintim rushing from the outside. Patrick Chung went a bit high, but fits. Derrick Williams and Cornelius Ingram were great value picks. All in all, an excellent draft other than the wasted Kettani pick. Nothing jumped out at me as outstanding, but I loved it.

New Orleans Saints – A-
The Saints got rid of Jason David for Marlin Jackson, a big move. Delmas fits in there very well, and I think James Davis adds a new dimension to the offense. I think McKenie will fit in well, and Goddard is heavily underrated. Hard to get a great great draft with no 2nd or 3rd, but overall, very nice.

Seattle Seahawks – A-
The Seahawks went with Michael Crabtree to add a new dimension next to Houshmandzadeh and Branch. Jarius Byrd fits at FS, and that was needed. I also like Freeman, Cadogan, and McGee. Along with the RBs drafted, solid draft. Nothing that leaps out however.

Washington Redskins – A-
The Redskins traded some back-up players to move up and get Andre Smith, which was a good move. I do like the Keenan Lewis fit, and Mike Thomas was a steal. Lee Robinson also was nice value. Tough to get that A with what little they had, but I like the draft.

Atlanta Falcons – B+
I thought the draft was alright. Pettigrew does give the Falcons more weapons, and Michael Johnson has some huge upside. I do like Bruton and Miller, but they may need a rotation early. A very solid draft after trading Jamaal Anderson, but it is risky.

Cincinnati Bengals – B+
The trade down may have hurt Cincinnati. Chris Wells was an okay big that helps them with a big need. Laurinaitis was alright value, but not a huge needed position. I think Beckum was a near steal, and Shipey should work. Overall, a solid draft.

Indianapolis Colts – B+
The trade up for Jeremy Maclin was interesting, but I like the trio they now have at WR. I do think Marks was a pretty big reach, and though Pryor adds some good depth, very little other needs like Safety and LB were addresses. But, they traded Mike Hart for great value, and got Edge back. Nice draft!

New York Giants – B+
The Giants made some good moves (for Braylon Edwards, even giving up a bit much and drafting Jamon Meredith, who I love,) but also some headscratchers (Courtney Greene this early?) I do think Cameron Morrah at 100 was about right, and Darnell Stapleton was a nice addition. Okay draft, not tremendous, but not bad!

Philadelphia Eagles – B+
The Eagle’s draft looks pretty good. I would have liked to see some great, and they reached a bit for Hakeem Nicks, but their offense was reloaded, and Beatty fits well. Chase Coffman was an alright pick, and Mitch King’s fit will be interesting. I am not wowed by the draft, especially after some poor trades, but it was very solid.

Pittsburgh Steelers – B+
I don’t like the pick of Harvin at 32, and the value may not even be great. The value was good for Eric Wood, but the Steelers gave up a WHOLE lot for him. Barned and Knighton were nice value, along with Gartrell Johnson, but trading away a starting guard can’t help them. The picks look good, but the draft as a whole is only solid, not great.

San Francisco 49ers – B+
The 49ers grabbed Oher to be the future for them at RT, which wouldn’t be a bad pick. I believe they reached a bit for DJ Moore, though I like him, in the 2nd. The Cody Brown pick was okay, as was Rashad Jennings. I do think they got some okay value later with Pat White if he plays all positions, as well as Sammie Stroughter and Greg Islander. Very solid draft.

St. Louis Rams – B+
Jason Smith and Darius Butler were nice picks, and I definitely can see the fits. I am unsure of the Jaspar Brinkley fit for St. Louis’ system, but we will see. Kyle Moore was alright, but may not have the upside to ever start for St. Louis. Still a ton of holes, especially at WR still, I don’t think they did enough.

Houston Texans – B
I am not sure if RB was a round 1 concern, but they went in that direction. I think it still leaves some holes, but value was fine with all their picks. I think Rashad Johnson is a good FS, but won’t make an instant impact behind Eugene Wilson. Michael Huff will be an interesting fit though. I like the Wallace and Parrish fits. All in all, an alright draft that could produce for them.

Oakland Raiders = B
Raji will bolster that front when paired with Kelly, but this still leaves some big holes at wide receiver and defensive end. William Moore fits with the Raiders feel, but Barden and Dillard may need some time before starting. Nothing shoots out as great, but an okay draft.

San Diego Chargers – B
Tyson Jackson was a steal for the team, but I am unsure if the trade up for Andre Brown was the best choice or needed. Bradley Fletcher was an excellent choice, and Hamlin is nice, so the grade bottoms out at a B.

Tennessee Titans – B
The Titans may have gave up a good amount for Chad Ocho Cinco, but he adds to the team. I like Alphonso Smith, but his upside is a bit limited for the Titans. I think Ellebe, Levy, and Byrd were okay picks, but nothing outstanding. Nothing wowed me here as a whole.

Chicago Bears – B-
I think the Bears may have reached a tad on Sean Smith, and with the lack of WR and DE for the team, I’m not a fan of the pick. Brandon Gibson has some upside, but won’t add much this year. Since the Cutler trade is not factored in, this draft was only slightly above average for me as a whole as the rest of the players won’t instant impact.

Minnesota Vikings – C+
It isn’t that they did anything bad, but there was a huge turnover in a pretty good roster last season. The Vikings in general seemed to go quantity over quality, downgrading at RT, TE and corner in this draft. I do like the Larry English and Troy Kropog picks, but as a whole, this leaves me scratching my head. Luckily, the draft brings the grade up.

Carolina Panthers – C
Shawn Nelson fits, but is that the position to instantly upgrade? I do like Louis Murphy, but the rest of the draft is merely average, thus the C. With no moves and really no real instant upgrades for this team outside of TE, I just don’t see a big improvement.

Kansas City Chiefs – C
Another average draft here. Monroe does add to the front nicely, but Paul Kruger doesn’t profile as the pass rusher needed. Hali was traded, as was McBride, and the D-Line really doesn’t get much better for the team after this draft. The weaknesses only seem to grow, and though the value on Kruger was fine, they reached for Casey at a position not of need, and no one else other than Fiametta and Gano may contribute immediately.

New York Jets – C
Britt was a definite reach and I am unsure if Moala fits as a 3-4 DE. Greene was nice value, but they still lack a QB, and not much else was largely upgraded. I just don’t see more than an average draft.

D-Unit
04-21-2009, 07:55 PM
Grade B+

While your draft was great, picking Sanchez when Garrard just got a extension(can't recall if it was before of during the draft) doesn't really improve the team, could become a Brees/Rivers type scenario though and work out for the future.

link for mine
http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1608189&#post1608189
If I gave your draft a Movie title it would be, "Total Rehaul" and Arnold Schwarzeneger would star in it. A whole boatload of trades went down. You addressed every single need on the team and got rid of your trash. You must have had a lot of fun running that wreaking ball through. As far as your end result, you have to deserve an A+ for that roster, but I don't see an ounce of realism in it. Fun is always the main thing though.