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Someone needs to explain to me why the “experts” bother with grading the NFL draft especially seconds after it’s over. Come on just because a team doesn’t grab the guy that specific expert thinks it needed the team gets bad press and their fans are depressed as their team is singled out as having a bad draft. Let’s be honest unless you are in the war-room, work for the team or have spent time working for a team you can’t say with 100% certainty if a player will or won’t work for a team and even those people make countless mistakes.
Those of us that have a great passion for all things football can certainly do our due diligence and give our best educated guess but to say this team gets a D but this team gets a B because they took guys the “expert” liked over other guys the “expert” might not know is simply stupid. I’d much rather see the experts come out and say for each team I like this pick because XYZ and I didn’t like this pick because of ABC. No team picked all guys that are bad so a true draftnik should be able to find the value of a good picks and simply question the other picks.
Being a Cowboys fan I don’t remember anyone giving them an A for signing Miles Austin and Tony Romo years ago and that turned out pretty well. That’s because you don’t know how a player will adjust to the NFL. For all the “franchise” QBs taken in round one like Ryan Leaf, Heath Shuler, Patrick Ramsey, there are undrafted quarterbacks like Tony Romo, Jake Delhomme and Kurt Warner who come out of nowhere to lead there teams to the playoffs and sometimes the Super Bowl.
Grading the draft…really?