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Old 05-11-2014   #7
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Default Re: Grade the Draft - AFC South

I like the Texans draft the best. It should be the best, they picked first and had the most selections. Besides getting the premier talent in the draft, I think they made a statement about who they wanted to become. I think all of the draftees reflect a desire to become a more physical and tougher football team. That may be just as important as whether they found the next Lawrence Taylor or a franchise QB.

Next, I would take the Jags draft. They took a swing at a franchise QB, their biggest need. And they surrounded him with weapons. In the late rounds they found defenders that fit their scheme. Props to them for having one of the better drafts.

I thought the Titans did pretty well. Anytime you get a LT is a plus. And with Clowney in the division, that will be a necessity. The rest look like solid contributors. I doubt Mettenberger is the answer at QB, but he could easily become a legit backup.

The Colts were hamstrung without a 1st round pick. I don't see a lot of immediate help, but they probably found quality depth. Considering the lack of picks and their draft position, this draft was passable.
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