Is it Grade the Draft time?

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  1. TripleTap

    TripleTap Dead Wood

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    A solid C-, but I pride myself on not having a clew.
     
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  2. AngryNateFTW

    AngryNateFTW Hall of Fame

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    Grading a draft normally takes about 4-5 years.

    With that said, based on what I've read from fans, it's safe to say that it was a solid F.
     
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  3. markn

    markn Hall of Fame

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    You can only really grade the needs they addressed at this point, and from my perspective they hit the majority of the obvious holes. How good the individual picks turn out to be is a matter for future history.
     
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    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    At this point, not knowing anything about the players except for their ratings, I'd give it a C+. It does have the potential to be a B.

    But then we don't really know right now.
     
  5. WolverineFan

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    Which probably means that it will be our best draft of the last decade.
     
  6. Corrosion

    Corrosion Idealist

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    Yeah , they got the positions right …. aside from maybe that TE pick , rather have had a RB instead - they have 4 TE's on the roster already , two of those drafted last year.

    So sure , they hit the tackle spot twice and the corner spot twice , something I thought was important.

    But did they get the right players ?! That's TBD …. a second OT and a Corner , both high on the need list.

    What bothers me is that the first round choice "may not start" day one. WTF ?! There were several other OT's on the board who would have been instant starters …. not to mention players at other positions who would have been instant starters.
    If he doesn't start opening day, they picked the wrong player ….

    The next two picks , I'm content with …

    That Warring pick …. another project at a position they drafted two players last year. The dude played like 5 games in college ?! Sure , the measurables ... Hope the guy makes me eat some crow but , third round on a project.


    Rest of the picks I don't have much to complain about …. but the first & third round picks have me a little confused.
     
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  7. powda

    powda Team BLEACH!

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    Howard was a reach. Warring means a te last year is a bust?
     
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    infantrycak Admin & Mod Staff Member

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    The only player I have problems with are yeah he's big CB who's slow, can't defend deep without a perfect press and isn't known for being physical is the ...undersized learn OTJ FB who was certain to go UDFA.

    Move wise never would have taken that OT st 23 leaving the top RB, CB & WR on the board. Beloeve Jacobs was highest rated of the 3 and taken next pick. Then take bookend OTs with the 2s.
     
  9. powda

    powda Team BLEACH!

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    You would've take rb or wr in the first?
     
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    thunderkyss MVP

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    A QB like Watson can make an OLs job easier.

    A RB like Jacobs can make an OL look better.

    A QB like Watson & a RB like Jacobs could make last year's starting 5 look like the best OL of all time.
     
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  11. powda

    powda Team BLEACH!

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    Not while me and you are tackle and guard. I think cak is a bit toasty.
     
  12. infantrycak

    infantrycak Admin & Mod Staff Member

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    Jacobs.
     
  13. powda

    powda Team BLEACH!

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    Drive home safely.
     
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    infantrycak Admin & Mod Staff Member

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    Huh?

    RB Josh Jacobs 6.22
    WR Marquise Brown 6.15
    CB DeAndre Baker (1st taken) 5.94
    CB Greedy Williams 6.18

    Not seeing the question.
     
  15. powda

    powda Team BLEACH!

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    You want a rb first overall? Scotch is talking.
     
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  16. justmy2cents

    justmy2cents All Pro

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    They tried .... this was better than most of their tries .... mostly correct positional focus .... concerned about their talent evaluation and resulting prospect selection .... C- to D+. That said, (sadly), they exceeded my expectations !
     
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    infantrycak Admin & Mod Staff Member

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    Umm, no 1.23.

    You have heard of BPA & BPA @ a position of need, right?

    Jacobs wins under either. Your choice?
     
  18. Seegara

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    At least they seemed to address their needs most of the time instead of going off on a BPA tangent. After about the middle of the 2nd round, rankings mean little in most drafts. You're about as likely to find a gem in UDFA as in round 3. This draft better than Rick Smith performances, tentative grade B+. Will it be enough after miserable FA showing? That is the $64 question.

    P.S. Good that they took a FB.
     
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    House of Pain Knee-jerkless

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    If the Texans would have drafted a RB in the first round, I would have personally led the mob that would have burnt down the stadium on Kirby. With VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS you should never draft a RB in the first round.
     
  20. leebigeztx

    leebigeztx Keep it Movin!

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    I dont like the fact they're relying on a guy like Fuller to stay healthy. He's never been able to do it. In the 3rd there were some productive , fast wrs on the board and they passed.
     

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