Originally posted by phatbutskinny:
Like they say, give it 3 years and then you can really grade a draft
1. Anthony Davis
1. Mike Iupati
2. Taylor Mays
3. Navorro Bowman
6. Anthony Dixon
6. Nate Byham
6. Kyle Williams
7. Phillip Adams
I'd definitely say this was a solid draft. Shored up our Oline, got another great ILB and depth at RB & WR.
I remember having Anthony Davis and Iupati as one of the about 8 players I would like. Anthony was near the top. I liked Anthony better than Iupati, wanted him but was a little worried being a smaller school guy. Earl Thomas was my top pick. Liked haden but didn't think he would make it to us. Really liked the Bowman pick and Dixon I thought could have been a 2nd rounder and was a steal in the 6. I just hated that after his rookie year we had him bulk up 10 pounds and be a power back when it didn't fit his dancing running style. I would have had him go from 224 to 215 or so and not to 233. I remember a lot liking Kyle Williams. Turned out pretty good for a 6th. I know a lot liked CJ Spiller, would have been ok with him, wasn't as high as most.
As for grading 2010 it's right up there with 2007 (Goldson, Brown, Staley, Willis, McDonald) and 2011 (Aldon, Kap, Miller, Hunter) as our best drafts in decades.
I'd probably go 2007, then 2011/2010. 2013's draft could be up there with them as well. No wonder we are doing so well those 3 drafts are up there as some of the best in the entire nfl in probably a decade plus. Would have to really look but not going to do that.