I'd give it a B so far.
An A for the first day, if you include the Thursday draft and pre-draft trade for Ginn.
A C- for today. Mays is not the coverage safety we need, and we drafted another LB without a position. Not impressed with today's efforts, except for acquiring an additional 6th rounder this year and a 4th rounder next year.
The team could have made a move and given up their second and third rounder to jump up and draft Nate Allen, who would have anchored our back end for 6-8 years. To emerge with three solid starters and some role players in the final two rounds is better than two solid picks in the first, a guy who may need to convert to LB not long into the NFL in Mays, and a 4-3 backer (at 6' 1/2", who cannot rush the passer, and who has character issues) in Bowman.
We already have a guy who can hit, in Goldson. We need someone who can cover. From all reports during the Senior Bowl week, Mays greatly struggled being able to cover anyone, looked stiff on the field, and did not react well to practice or game situations. He's a pretty guy who runs fast in a straight line and hits hard, but is not a good football player.
All of this being said, just as I criticized the selections of Cody Wallace, Chilo Rachal, Kentwan Balmer, Jason Hill and Glenn Coffee, I cheer for each of these guys to be terrific players that match the value of the pick. I sincerely hope I am wrong about Mays, and that he becomes a superb player in the NFL. At the same time, I have to be honest with my assessment.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Apr 23, 2010 at 9:15 PM ]