Re: the Early Returns Are In....
I think we've got a ways to go before we can even form a tentitive grade for our Draft. Obviously it's more about how Duane Brown turns out than any other player, especially since we didn' have a 2nd round pick again this year making the first round choice even more important. And all indications are he is athletic with potential, but still maybe not a reasonably good bet to be a starting NL LT anytime in the near furture.
And at first I would have agreed with you about Alex Brink being the most dubious pick, but now I think it's Dominque Barber. I dunno why we needed one more safety given the many we alread have on our roster, while on the other hand Kubiak does have to seriously begin contemplating the need for a backup QB for the starter when Schaub or Sage are no longer with the team ?
And so far, based upon what I've read, I gotta think that CB Mauden is looking like the best pick, given where he was taken, the relative importance of the CB position, and early assessments of his performance in the NFL.