After its all said and done, here's my homerish grades:
Our biggest need and we want at it aggressively. Too aggressively? Maybe, thats why it gets knocked down a little, but I can't complain.
Finally did away with archaic valuation of OG's and took the best player at the position.
A need position, to replace MLewis. Mays has some questions but I think he'll be good.
Looks like a good player, not sure how we intend to use him. But I like the kid and hope he can add something. A C+ gets bumped up to a B- because of the trade back which netted us some extra picks.
A need position, an established player who comes pretty cheap. Needs to work on his fumbles but provides dynamic speed and return ability. Also, love the aggressiveness shown by the front office at addressing this need.
Dixon, Byham: B+
I love what these picks say about our philosophy. We're building a coherent team with a vision and these guys should help that.
Maybe a slot receiver at some point, and hopefully a guy who can alleviate our concerns with Ginn's PR fumbling by taking over the job from him. Definitely adds some depth at the returner position, one of our achilles heels last year.
Don't know enough about him. Seems like a camp fodder, practice squad pick, so it is what it is.
Time will tell. But I think this draft showed a lot of common sense in how we filled needs, and a coherence in how this team is being built. While we're not as aggressive as the Jets or Seahawks have been this offseason, we have haven't taken too many crazy risks, either. I like Baalke's balls and his brain.