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Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by TitansWrath, Apr 28, 2012.
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Heres my Draft Grade
Wright (A): great player to compliment britt and pull D back for CJ for many years to come, and ofcourse helps out locker. sets up our WR position for years
Zach Brown (B+): once again, hes sets up a position for years. LB corps should be rock solid with ayer, mcarthy and him.
Mike Martin (A): awesome pick. everyone seems to love him and is calling him our best pick. we needed a DT badly. he should help clog that middle
Coty Sensabaugh (B): i like the potential here. i dont see CB as our biggest need like many of the analysts do as long as ATV and McCourty stay healthy. but i love his potential and adds to depth
Taylor Thompson (C): i dont even know...hes getting compared to jimmy graham and gronk but he was a DE so im not even sure that to make if it...but they traded up for him so they must have been high on him..or high
Markelle Martin (B+): he sounds like we got great value here. sounds promising and should atleast add solid depth for this year but hopefully develops to take over griffin for next year
Scott Solomon (B): they drafted back into the 7th for him so they must like him. sounds like a motor guy which we have always loved and had success with in the past so im all for it
Overall (B): Overall i love the picks and players and i feel they went BPA more than need which i have always felt is most important. i would have given a B+ had they addressed center at some point. I kept telling myself that they must have someone in mind for the later rounds but that never happened. with the 2 trades ups I was hoping one of them was going to be for a center that they wanted to mold. but it never came. either way i think they did a wonderful draft and if thompson can play half a well as jimmy graham then this is an A draft
A lot of people disliked last years draft class and it turned out pretty well. No need to grade a draft class until a year or two down the road. Something very similar to our past two drafts ('11 & '12) is we have picked hard working players. That makes a big difference. Klug/McCarthy/Casey are all great examples of that. People say you don't draft potential .... no one knows how any of these guys are going to turn out. I guarantee you mostly everyone on this forum thought nothing of Klug when we drafted him last year. If I'm taking a player, the one thing I don't wanna question is work ethic. If he has that, the coaches can take care of the rest.
The difference is Boykin can actually "play". Sensabaugh was drafted for his workout, not how he plays on the field. Terrible pick any way you cut it.
Truthfully, I didn't know the guy existed until he was taken, but he looked pretty good at Clemson last year.
Combine that with the obvious work ethic of an unknown that turns himself into a good player and prospect in his 5th year and his athleticism and I could see this pick paying off.
The big thing about draft picks is that we never get to see how they work day to day and what kind of chance they really get. We don't know if someone is truly a bad pick, or just a bad fit, or got lost in the numbers or whatever...
Look at it this way. Look at the corners this team drafted in the middle to late rounds in the last few years.
Cortland Finnegan, Pro Bowler
Alterraun Verner, starter
Jason McCourty, starter
Tommie Campbell, special teams ace
I think the team has earned the benefit of the doubt on this one, don't you? Or would you just prefer to b3tch and moan?
We will be very fast on defense. We have not been a swarming defense in years. Our offense will put points on the board. We just need more the and outs.
I agree with Sabomnim, good post man.
I gave us a B, but really all grades are pointless so we'll have to wait and see.
Peter S gave us a B+
Adam S gave us a B-
Reynaldo Hill, Chosen One.
But more on my part as I know nothing about any of them. So kinda middle ground until I see reults