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Draft grade perspective

The cats of the interwebs are currently swimming in a sea of nonsense being churned out by every professional and amateur sports analyst in the country, and many out of it, so I decided it'd be nice to have some perspective.

Bleacher Report 2010:

The Seahawks got an A+ for taking Russell Okung 6th overall, calling it a brilliant pick and a steal (yes, a steal at #6 overall), but he turned out solidly mediocre.

The Chargers got an A- for trading up to get Ryan Matthews. "He'll replace LT just fine"

The Giants were given a C for their first round pick of Jason Pierre-Paul. The best line: "The Giants could have taken Derrick Morgan with this pick." Morgan's 4 year stack total: 16.5, which is how many JPP had in 2011.

The Cardinals got an A+ for taking DT Dan Williams, saying he'd "have an instant impact", but it wasn't until his 4th season that he started to make an impact against the run, and he has 1 career sack.

Mel Kiper 2009:

The Jets got an A- for drafting "franchise-maker" Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene.

Cardinals (B+) got a "bargain" in Chris "Beanie" Wells

Bills (B+): "Aaron Maybin was the pass rusher this team needed"

Footballs Future 2008:

Bills lauded for their best pick: WR James Hardy in the 2nd

Texans best pick: Steve Slaton. Worst pick: Duane Brown

Jaguars best pick: Quentin Groves

Chiefs "got arguably the best player in the draft in (Glenn) Dorsey"

Titans best pick: DE Jason Jones. Worst pick: RB Chris Johnson

The point of all this: draft grades written before any of said draftees have even played a game are silly, but we read them anyway because football.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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