Originally posted by fryet:
MadDog, do you have your analysis from previous drafts? I would love to look back and compare.
I post a long review from every draft class on the Webzone. Not sure if it can be found in the archives (not sure if it is stored that long).
I can say from memory that last year I thought the Iupati pick was terrific (he was near the top of my best overall available board, and was at the top of my best available board when the team picked). As for Davis, I was not as high on the pick, although I thought he could become a valuable starter down the road. His 2010 season was bumpy.
As for Taylor Mays, I was most critical of this selection, as I believe he will struggle to cover players in the NFL. A better selection would have been the Packers' Morgan Burnett, who started for them before going down with injuries.
As for the third round, I did not like the selection of Navarro Bowman. I think he is best suited as a 4-3 outside backer, not a 3-4 Ted backer. He did not play well in 2010.
As for the fourth and fifth round, the team did not have selections.
I loved Anthony Dixon in the sixth and had him graded as an early 4th rounder. Great value and a solid year. Nate Byham was another sixth rounder. I wasn't terribly excited about the pick, as he was slated to be a 3rd tight end, used for blocking situations, but he was probably the best blocking TE's in the draft, so I wasn't upset with the selection. I did think Williams was a solid 6th rounder for his return ability alone. I had graded him as a 5th round prospect. Not sure if he is going to pan out.
Was not very pleased with the 7th round pick of Philip Adams. Thought Reggie Stephens of Iowa State was a better option as another interior lineman. Probably will be wrong on Adams, as he made the squad and was much better than I thought.
Overall, I pretty much hit on last year's picks, but it still way too early to say I was accurate.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on May 4, 2011 at 11:16:39 ]