Marc Daniels: Draft Grades...Before The Draft


NFL Draft

There is much to love about the NFL Draft. We listen to experts tell us why someone will be drafted higher than projected. We make up pre-draft grades and then we bring on the same football experts to break down these mock trades which are not really trades at all.

Then after months of speculation and a certain national radio host doing the same topic over and over and over and over and over and comparing everyone to Tom Brady, we get to the draft itself.

But have no fear because once this baby is over we move on to the next phase of the draft: grading the draft. That's right. The same football experts who projected where players are chosen will not give teams a grade for their draft before any of these players have played a down. Most of the post-draft grades are based on how wrong the football expert was in doing their mock draft. They truly apply the model that if they thought a certain player should be picked 23rd but actually went 7th that somehow that team made a mistake and must be punished with a bad draft grade. Makes sense, right? 

So in our ongoing effort to mock the mock of the draft we present draft grades BEFORE the draft. So after teams make their pick we all go back and see if my draft grades were correct. Anyone can do a mock draft of what player a team will take, but try doing a rundown of grades before the pick. Here we go:

1. JACKSONVILLE: A+

2. NY JETS: A+

3. SAN FRANCISCO: B

4. ATLANTA: A

5. CINCINNATI: A

6. MIAMI: B+

7. DETROIT: B

8.CAROLINA: B

9. DENVER: B+

10. DALLAS: A

11. NY GIANTS: B-

12. PHILADELPHIA: B-

13. LA CHARGERS: A

14. MINNESOTA: B-

15. NEW ENGLAND: C

16. ARIZONA: A-

17. LAS VEGAS: B-

18. MIAMI: B

19. WASHINGTON: A-

20. CHICAGO: C

21. INDIANAPOLIS: B+

22. TENNESSEE: B-

23. NY JETS: B

24. PITTSBURGH: A-

25. JACKSONVILLE: B-

26. CLEVELAND: B+

27. BALTIMORE: A

28. NEW ORLEANS: A-

29. GREEN BAY: B+

30. BUFFALO: B

31. BALTIMORE: A-

32. TAMPA BAY: C

Enjoy the draft and come on back and see how we did after round one.

Final thought: A person consumes an average of five eggs per week.

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