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View Poll Results: How did I do on my draft?
5 Stars: Stellar job. High value picks. Took some risks but looks like it will pay off. 0 0%
4 Stars: Very good. Took a few too many risks but also made some very solid picks. 2 33.33%
3 Stars: Average draft. Definitely could have done better. Definitely could have done worse. 4 66.67%
2 Stars: What were you thinking on some of those picks? 0 0%
1 Star: No really, what the hell were you thinking?!? My dog could have done a better job drafting! 0 0%
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Old 09-06-2010   #1
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Default Another "rate my draft" thread

Alright so this is my team. I was the 8th pick in the draft (crappy position IMO), and it was a snake style draft. This is a 10 team league and is not a PPR league. I have included a poll so you can tell me how great or terrible you think I did, and please share your reasons in the thread. Poll is public, so I will be able to call you out if you rate is as a crappy draft and don't tell me why. So without further ado:

Round 1: WR Andre Johnson - no commentary needed.

Round 2: HB Rashard Mendenhall - basically, all of the top tier backs were gone, and I figure with Big Ben gone the Steelers will really concentrate on the run game.

Round 3: HB Jamaal Charles - probably a reach but guys like Shonn Greene, DeAngelo Williams, Cedric Benson as well as all the 1st and 2nd tier WRs were gone. Jonathan Stewart was also available, but I like the added pass catching ability of Charles.

Round 4: QB Philip Rivers - the QBs were snatched up FAST in this draft. My goal going into the draft was to go Andre at 1 and Peyton at 2, but Rodgers, Brees, and Manning all went in Round 1 and Brady went in Round 2. I feel considering how the draft went, Rivers was a steal in Round 4.

Round 5: HB Arian Foster - may have been a reach but very few RBs were left and I felt if I waited until the 6th, he'd be gone. I have very high hopes for Foster and expect he and Mendenhall to be my starters and Charles potentially as the flex.

Round 6: WR Michael Crabtree - maybe another reach, but I like his upside more than the guys that were available such as TO, Hines Ward, Dwyane Bowe, and am unsure what to expect out of Welker. I almost chose Welker but the knee injury worries me.

Round 7: HB C.J. Spiller - with Fred Jackson hurt, it looks like Spiller will be the man. Seemed like a low risk, high reward pick. Surely, either Spiller or Charles will work out for me as my flex option.

Round 8: WR Mike Wallace - I really was hoping to get Owen Daniels with this pick, but he got snatched up in the 6th. I figured with his injury, he would have lasted longer. Didn't love any of the TEs that were available, and the "experts" have been raving about Wallace. Without Santonio Holmes, he looks to be the Steelers number 1 option.

Round 9: TE Kellen Winslow - I absolutely hate the guy but he was the best receiving TE available. If he stays healthy, this will be a great pick. We'll see I guess.

Round 10: WR Derrick Mason - I feel like I made A LOT of high risk, high reward type picks in this draft, so I decided to go conservative with this pick. LT, TJ Housh, Malcolm Floyd, Johnny Knox, and Lee Evans were all available, but I liked the reliable Mason here.

Round 11: HB Cadillac Williams - if he's healthy, I feel like he provides excellent insurance as a proven commodity. I need proven with all the risks I took in this draft.

Round 12: 49ers D - wasn't happy with this pick. I had scrolled down and didn't realize I wasn't looking at my full board. Should have taken Johnny Knox here. I also could have had Jacoby Jones but didn't realize he was there. What do you guys think?

Round 13: HB Leon Washington - I may cut him. There are a few TEs available such as Heath Miller & John Carlson. Thoughts? Should I keep him? Forsett looks to be the starter.

Round 14: WR Devin Aromashodu - another guy the "experts" were raving about. These picks many times end up getting cut anyway. Figured he was worth a risk.

Round 15: K Jay Feely - everyone started drafting kickers so I figured I better get one. Arizona doesn't look like they will be scoring much so they will probably be kicking. A LOT.

Round 16: QB Kyle Orton - I need a backup QB. I could have gone Matthew Stafford or Chad Henne. Both of those guys seemed riskier though, and Orton is another proven talent.

That wraps it up. So thoughts? Any cuts I should make? Guys I should to sign?
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Can't hardly believe AJ was there at 8!
Mendenhall probably a good pick, could get a lot of points early with Dixon as the qb.
JC is a great pick! Also have him as a top 15 back
If Schaub was gone this is a good pick
Foster a good pick in the 5th. You have a strong RB group

As for the rest, you have great depth at RB with Cadillac& Spiller and I think Washington could have a big year if healthy. Your WR corp looks weak outside of AJ, though Wallace sould have a nice year after Rapesberger comes back. With the Ravens signing Boldin and Whosyourmama, I don't think Mason will get near the touches he has had the past few years. I would look to trade him for a tier 2 TE.

Nice looking team!
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Default Re: Another "rate my draft" thread

Like the team. Not crazy about your recievers after Andre. I probably would have gone with another WR in the fourth and taken Flacco or Eli later in the draft. Ur stacked at the RB position.
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Thanks for the comments. JB, Schaub actually went the pick immediately before me.

Yeah, the WRs just got snatched off the board. I felt so good with AJ that I felt the need to really strengthen my core since I will be starting two RBs plus will likely start a RB at the flex. Stingray, hindsight is 20-20. The way the draft was going, the QBs were flying off the board. As luck would have it, Flacco and Eli didn't go until the 8th so I could have waited. Seemed at the time the way the QBs were flying off that Rivers, Eli, and Flacco would have been gone by the time my pick was up at the end of the 5th.

The options I could have had were Boldin, Steve Smith (Giants version), Greg Jennings, Ochocinco, and Driver.

I really tried most of the draft to stick to my board and draft BPA regardless of position. We'll see how it works out.
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Default Re: Another "rate my draft" thread

I hear ya. I think I made a mistake in my league. I'm in a 14 team league and I took a chance drafting Kolb in the fifth thinking Eli and Flacco would go in the later in the fifth or sixth. Well, Flacco went in the seventh and I got Eli in the eight as my backup. I will probably play Eli more than Kolb because Kolb has looked like crap in the pre-season.
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I hear ya. I think I made a mistake in my league. I'm in a 14 team league and I took a chance drafting Kolb in the fifth thinking Eli and Flacco would go in the later in the fifth or sixth. Well, Flacco went in the seventh and I got Eli in the eight as my backup. I will probably play Eli more than Kolb because Kolb has looked like crap in the pre-season.
It certainly is about is inexact of a science as there is. I still have my doubts about Flacco though. Also, what Eli Manning are we going to get? I just felt "safer" having my QB position locked up and taking a bit of a risk on the second WR spot.

My biggest regret is when I drafted the 49ers D and Jacoby was available. Really wish I had gotten him, but I just totally overlooked him.
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I give it a 3 due to it being a PPR league. Unless I'm missing somewhere that you have 3 RB starting and a flex for 4, I think you lost a lot of starting WR potential for RB depth. You had Mendenhall, JC and Foster for your 3 RBs which you can use to play matchups all year. With the Spiller pick, you could have gotten a better TE or starting WRs here, which are very important in an PPR league. I think you need to work some trades to upgrade WR/TE a bit if you can.

Btw, 49ers have an easy schedule and Ginn might be returning kicks for them, so good pick on their DST even if you weren't looking for them. They have a lot of potential this year.
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I give it a 3 due to it being a PPR league. Unless I'm missing somewhere that you have 3 RB starting and a flex for 4, I think you lost a lot of starting WR potential for RB depth. You had Mendenhall, JC and Foster for your 3 RBs which you can use to play matchups all year. With the Spiller pick, you could have gotten a better TE or starting WRs here, which are very important in an PPR league. I think you need to work some trades to upgrade WR/TE a bit if you can.

Btw, 49ers have an easy schedule and Ginn might be returning kicks for them, so good pick on their DST even if you weren't looking for them. They have a lot of potential this year.
Thanks for the comments. It is NOT a PPR league though. Not sure if that makes a difference in your assessment, but I do agree. To be honest though, there weren't many good WRs left when I made the Spiller pick. Basically what I drafted after that point is what was there when I made the pick. The WRs were picked early and often.

I'm hoping my RBs perform up to expectations and I can dump one off for a quality WR. Or it'd be even better if Crabtree becomes the kind of player he is supposed to be. Sure, he has Alex Smith throwing him the ball, but Alex Smith made Vernon Davis look like a VERY good TE so maybe after they have had time to work together, Crabtree will look good as well. We'll see.
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