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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, 04:54 PM   #1
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I think we did a fantastic job, got need positions and some worthy projects. Color me happy!
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:06 PM   #3
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B+
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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Re: Grade Our Draft!

1 - Brandin Cooks - Very explosive player and fills a need. Happy with this trade up and pick.
B+

2 - Stanley Jean-Baptiste - 6'2 cornerback with good athleticism, kinda raw. I hope he sticks to Champ Bailey like glue and learns everything he can from him, because SJB has legit upside.
A

4 - Khairi Fortt - Good speed and range, good in coverage. If not for injury and durability issues, he might have been picked a couple rounds higher than 4.
B

5 - Vinnie Sunseri - We have fantastic depth at FS, but we really don't at SS. Roman Harper was our safety when Vaccaro went down, and we let Harper go. This pick had to happen from a depth standpoint.
C

5 - Ronald Powell - Very high upside guy with injury issues. Could pay off big time in a couple years..
B

6 - Tavon Rooks - Don't know anything about him at all, but that doesn't mean it's a bad pick. I trust this staff completely, especially when it comes to drafting OL. Jermon Bushrod, Jahri Evans, Carl Nicks, and Zach Strief were all drafted in late rounds. Who knows, this kid could join that list.
C

Overall, a B from me. I'm happy with it.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:14 PM   #6
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Re: Grade Our Draft!

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.

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Don't know but if you give Cooks anything less than A+ you need to just become a soccer fan.
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B-minus, C-plus

Started off awesome, then got progressively worse.

Looks like we went pure upside and special teams after the 2nd round
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Overall a C; I'm not feeling the 5th/6th round picks except the Ronald Powell one
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