Originally posted by ClassicNiner:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by natrone06:I'm not unaware of anything. You never hit on every pick its impossible. But every team hits on players at least once in the draft....should every team get an A in your opinion? Every fan is going to give their team an A because they look at the situation subjectively. Case in point, every person in here giving the team an A, and most likely would do the same with the 2011 and 2012 and 2013 and 2014 etc etc draft class.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by Disp:
The point is those 3 players are so good that the rest of the draft doesn't matter. The players who don't make the team are completely irrelevant, and all that matters is how much better the draft makes us. In 2011 we could have just drafted Kaepernick, and right now it would be a great draft because of his value to the team. He's not an "A", he's a "AAA". Saying we had a worse draft just because some players didn't pan out is stupid when the net impact of the players who DID pan out is so dramatic.
Obviously the point of grading an entire class doesn't sink in with you. You can cherry pick every draft, find one good/great player and say, "see its a great draft and always an A." Unless this thread was made for rhetorical reasons so everybody can say we are the best every and every draft is an A, some intellectual analysis is in order.
The WHOLE draft matters from top to bottom. If we are going to evaluate it, it must be looked at in its entirety.
Its like saying the 09 draft was great because of Crabs and RJF....never-mind the 5 failures. Or the 08 draft was great because of Morgan and Grant but we need to not worry about Balmer and Chilo.
That's exactly how the draft works!!! I'm shocked on how unaware you are about draft classes. You aren't going to hit on every pick. I challenge you to find three better draft classes from 2010. Seattle and New England are the only ones close.
What I dont get is that any person who does not give the team an automatic A is hassled by everybody. Am I not allowed to have an opinion? If this was a thread made to just say A+++++ over and over again it was be pointless.
I ask you all to grade every pick, run the numbers, and post what you come up with. So far I seem to be the only person capable of doing this.
What really matters isn't the grade you give, but how that grade compares to the grades of the other 31 teams. OK, give the 9ers a B if you wish, but if no one else has higher than C using your criteria, the 9ers still win. I would say the 9ers had one of the top 3-4 drafts that year, and for that reason, without much grade inflation, that get an A or even an A+ comparatively.
That is a perfectly logical approach. The mathematics of doing this isn't hard, I dont get why people cant figure this out. If you come out with a 3.06 and its the highest grade than you did the best. Saying you got an A doesn't explain how you got to an A. Running through every pick, grading every pick, and coming up with a cumulative number is a logical way to answer this question. If this was done chances are we never see an A given out, only B+ and B would receive the highest mark because an A is borderline impossible. Could a B be the best in a land of C's.....very possible.