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A: We Nailed It. Championship! 7 10.94%
B: Not Too Bad At All. We Mostly Rocked It! 36 56.25%
C: Meh. I'm Not Much Impressed. 14 21.88%
D: Were The SaintSations Running The Draft This Year? 6 9.38%
F: Terrible. Time To Think New Coach/GM 1 1.56%
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Grade Our Draft!

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Old 05-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #11
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:29 PM   #12
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Cooks is a dynamic playmaker that helps alleviate the loss of Moore/Sproles. SJP was a solid pick. You can do a lot worse than draft a corner that people continue to compare to Richard Sherman. Don't really know too much about Fortt or Rooks so I'll refrain from passing judgement. While Powell is an underachiever, I really like the upside he provides in the bottom of the 5th round. If we can develop his raw talent, he has star ability... big if though. Low risk high reward. Sunseri provides depth and should be rock solid on special teams.

Solid B.

I don't think we drafted Cooks to give us the same kind of production of those two, we need more than that. Cooks should be a top ten receiver in the league that will make defenses have to account for Graham and Cooks.
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I love all of the C grades. Means it wasn't a fans popularity draft. Hehe.
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Based on their ability to start and become quality starters - C

Based on what we drafted them to be and where they were selected... B+

Looks like we went pure upside and special teams after round 2. We did not draft based on these guys starting in 2014 or even 2015.
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Originally Posted by WillSaints81 View Post
I don't think we drafted Cooks to give us the same kind of production of those two, we need more than that. Cooks should be a top ten receiver in the league that will make defenses have to account for Graham and Cooks.
I don't think you really understood what I said.

On that note, it's very rare that a rookie WR can come into this league and put up top 10 numbers. I think your initial expectations of him is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too generous especially given that we like to spread the ball around. You might be left disappointed.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:43 PM   #17
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I loved it! It proves how much smarter they are than some of us dream to be. And this is why I NEVER make any kind of draft predictions nor question any pick. I feel I am self-aware enough to know that I have no capability of knowing anywhere near what these people that do this for a living know.

All giving a grade on a draft does is show how the people that actually know what they are doing aligns with the unaware's personal thoughts. Personally, I think you are grading yourself as opposed to them.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:43 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Based on their ability to start and become quality starters - C

Based on what we drafted them to be and where they were selected... B+

Looks like we went pure upside and special teams after round 2. We did not draft based on these guys starting in 2014 or even 2015.
I actually think Ronald Powell could see some playing time in the OLB rotation behind Galette. It'd be nice if Galette could take a breather every now and then to remain fresh.. And even though Powell can still get a ton better, he's got the talent to make some good things happen right now if you ask me.
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Payton defending the Rooks pick - Great feet with growth potential.

Kept referencing his athleticism and "room to grow"
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Payton defending the Rooks pick - Great feet with growth potential.

Kept referencing his athleticism and "room to grow"
Yup. Once again, they have spent tons of hours studying these players. We haven't.
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