Originally posted by MadDog49er:
As stated before, I hope I am wrong about the grade as well. I hope it is the greatest draft class in NFL history. Only time will tell.
Based on what we have seen in preseason, I don't see a major improvement in the grade. None of the guys are starting, so we have no idea how they match up against the best players. Smith has looked good in practice, and pretty good in games against second stringers. But, I think fans really exaggerate his performance so far. The guy I targeted with the 7th has been more impressive this preseason, JJ Watt. We'll get a chance to see him against our team this week.
CK has been up and down. He's a rookie QB.
Culliver looks promising, but is probably a 4th or 5th CB in 2011.
Hunter looks like a really nice change of pace back. Again, he's running with backups.
The late rounders look like backup, role players. Kilgore may be better than I believed, but once again, we are talking about playing with second and third teamers.
Check back in a couple years. Usually, I am pretty good in my analysis, and prove to be correct.
Usually you are accurate. You do, however, misread players on occassion. Brooks is a prime example. You never thought he'd make much of a back up let alone a starter.
Still no one is perfect...and you usually preface your negative comments by saying you hope you're wrong.