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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Grading The Draft

Yes, the draft grades are starting to roll in. CBS Sports Pete Prisco gives the Dolphins a B+, while Rob Rang gives them a C-. John Czarnecki gives the Phins a C and NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper also gives Miami a C. And what do these grades mean? Exactly squat. Nothing. Someone's guess. That's it. You can't properly grade a draft for at least three years. You can guess, but like the draft itself, grading is a crap shoot right now. Oliver Luck was a very good college QB, but was a complete and utter bust in the NFL. Who's to say his son Andrew won't follow in his footsteps?  Not likely, but you never know. It's also not likely that some guy picked at the end of the 6th round with a compensatory pick will take his team to 5 Super Bowls, win 3 of them and be in the Hall of Fame someday, but that's what Tom Brady has done.

So, if you want to see my grade, check back with me in a few years, but I will say I feel good about what the team did in the draft for the most part. I think Tannehill, given time can develop into a solid QB. They addressed some needs, such as taking Jonathan Martin to play right tackle. Even as a rookie playing a new position there is no way Martin could be worse than Marc Colombo. One thing that disappointed me a bit was that they waited until the sixth round to address the wide receiver position, but I guess you can't get everything you want.

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