Lots of ways to award grades, as we all know. An A can mean a top flight contributor to the team regardless of position from which drafted, or A because of contribution relative to position to the draft. I dare say many high pick draft picks contribute to a team's success, but to a much lower level than expected. Conversely, some make a high contribution from a low draft pick slot. An agreed upon measure of contribution is also necessary.
For example, rookie draft pick 1 hauls in 7 TD catches. A number 6 draft pick picks up 5 TD catches. Does draft pick 1 get a higher grade than draft pick 6?
I think it's difficult to compare draft pick grades unless the same parameters are applied. But, it's interesting nevertheless to present grades.
Of course, prior to setting foot onto a field to play a pro game, it's a different story. Do we judge on purely collegiate stats, or judge on the basis of where we think they will be after a year of play?
[ Edited by RogerCraig on Aug 30, 2012 at 5:44 AM ]