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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; CBS Sportsline.com evaluated the '04 draft for the entire NFL three years later. Here's a look at the NFC South: Atlanta Falcons: Getting corner DeAngelo Hall with their first pick was a great move, but receiver Michael Jenkins, their second ...

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Old 05-11-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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Evaluating The Nfc South '04 Draft..........

CBS Sportsline.com evaluated the '04 draft for the entire NFL three years later. Here's a look at the NFC South:

Atlanta Falcons: Getting corner DeAngelo Hall with their first pick was a great move, but receiver Michael Jenkins, their second first-round pick, hasn't panned out. That takes the grade down. But they did get quarterback Matt Schaub in the third round, and he brought a nice draft bounty in a trade this year. Linebacker Demorrio Williams, who is a starter, came in the fourth round. He recently suffered a pectoral injury that could keep him out for the year.

Grade: B-minus Missing on Jenkins takes the grade down

Carolina Panthers: At one point, this looked like it might be a good draft, but it has just been OK. First-round pick Chris Gamble is a decent corner, but he's not an elite player. The only other starter out of this draft is tackle Travelle Wharton, and he's coming off a torn ACL. Second-round pick Keary Colbert and fifth-round pick Drew Carter will be in the mix for time at receiver, but so far Colbert has to be considered a bust.

Grade: C Unless Gamble takes his game to a new level, it's not a good draft.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints hit on first-round pick Will Smith, who is a Pro Bowl pass rusher. Getting that type of impact rusher with the 18th pick is a good move. Receiver Devery Henderson came in the second round and he finally had a good season in 2006. They missed on linebacker Courtney Watson with their other second-round pick, and he's no longer on the team. They did get starting fullback Mike Karney, a bruising blocker, in the fifth round.

Grade: B Getting three quality starters like Smith, Henderson and Karney is a good haul.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: First-round pick Michael Clayton looked like he would be a star in his first season, but the past two years have been disasters. If he doesn't bounce back, it will really hurt this class. The rest of it didn't offer much. Among the rest of the picks, safety Will Allen is the only starter -- and he might not be next year.

Grade: F Unless Clayton comes alive, this draft class stinks.

Turns out we have the best grade in our division, and we seems to keep it going. I also added the link so you can see all the evaluations of the NFL.

http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10175360

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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