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hawaiiansteel
04-23-2010, 03:05 AM
Draft Daddy 2010 N.F.L. draft Round 1 instant grades:

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32. New Orleans Saints CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State ~ Grade B-.

FSU corners are a safe bet; Robinson works well in man-to-man and can eventually start.

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31. Indianapolis Colts - DE Jerry Hughes, Texas Christian ~ Grade B-.

Smaller end has ideal speed, fits well edge rushing in Colts scheme.

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*30. Detroit Lions - RB Jahvid Best, California ~ Grade B-.

Slippery player that makes people miss, if Best can stay healthy, can make big plays.

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29. New York Jets - CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State ~ Grade A-.

Jets love to blitz, Wilson is a man-to-man defender who can cover and return.

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*28. Miami Dolphins - DT Jared Odrick, Penn State ~ Grade B.

Ideal 5-tech lineman is tough and offers pass rush inside. Value pick.

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*27. New England Patriots - CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers ~ Grade B.

Versatile and steady performer has legit speed and can help on specials.

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26. Arizona Cardinals - DT Dan Williams, Tennessee ~ Grade B+.

Hard-hat, lunch-pail nose tackle is a steal this late in the round.

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*25. Denver Broncos - QB Tim Tebow, Florida ~ Grade B-.

He can get better at QB, but I wouldn't bet against Tim Tebow long-term.

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*24. Dallas Cowboys - WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State ~ Grade A-.

Another great match between player and team, Bryant could be big in Big D.

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23. Green Bay Packers - OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa ~ Grade A-.

Rock can help at many positions and maybe left tackle one day. Great pick.

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*22. Denver Broncos - WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech ~ Grade B+.

Thomas is explosive but very raw, love the trade down to get extra picks.

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21. Cincinnati Bengals - TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma ~ Grade B-.

Athletic prospect can run and catch but injuries have hampered his career to date.

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20. Houston Texans - CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama ~ Grade C.

Physical player addresses a dire need but his game needs to be refined.

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19. Atlanta Falcons - LB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri ~ Grade B.

Spoon can keep the huddle accountable; Good match between player and personality.

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18. Pittsburgh Steelers - OL Maurkice Pouncey, Florida ~ Grade B+.

Instant starter is more than a center; versatility to play center and guard.

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17. San Francisco 49ers - OG Mike Iupati, Idaho ~ Grade A-.

Tough run blocker will own the Niners' left guard position for years.

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16. Tennessee Titans - DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech ~ Grade B-.

Morgan has great physical gifts and the Titans will coach him up.

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15. New York Giants - DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida ~ Grade C+.

JPP is athetic but only 6 career sacks in the Big East.

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14. Seattle Seahawks - DB Earl Thomas, Texas ~ Grade: B+

Agile ball-hawk can also help out at cornerback.

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*13. Philadelphia Eagles - DE Brandon Graham, Michigan ~ Grade: A-

Natural pass rusher is a perfect fit for their system; pass rush improves.

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*12. San Diego Chargers - RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State ~ Grade B.

They went up and claimed a player they coveted, aggression is rewarded.

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*11. San Francisco 49ers - OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers ~ Grade C-.

Athletic but immature player will need to be watched closely.

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10. Jacksonville Jaguars - DT Tyson Alualu, California ~ Grade C+.

High-motor guy is a reach but works hard; safe pick.

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09. Buffalo Bills - RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson ~ Grade B+

Bills need to score more points, Spiller is a game-breaker.

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08. Oakland Raiders - LB Rolando McClain, Alabama ~ Grade B.

Al Davis took a better football player than work-out warrior. How's that for unexpected?

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07. Cleveland Browns - CB Joe Haden, Florida ~ Grade A-.

Haden makes plays against top notch competition, can help the Browns right away.

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06. Seattle Seahawks - OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State ~ Grade B+.

Okung is not perfect but he's extremely solid and safe: isn't going to bust.

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05. Kansas City Chiefs - DB Eric Berry, Tennessee ~ Grade A.

Berry is a premium prospect and the Chiefs didn't reach. Extremely smart pick.

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04.Washington Redskins - OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma ~ Grade C-.

If Trent Williams were a great left tackle, why was he playing center in the bowl game?

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03.Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma ~ Grade B+.

It's tough to run that Cover-2 defense correctly, McCoy gives them a chance.

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02. Detroit Lions - DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska ~ Grade A+.

Taking the best player available: a smart strategy. Suh is a beast.

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01. St. Louis Rams - QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma ~ Grade: B-.

Bradford has talent, but who will help him? Better players remain on the board.

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Shawn
04-23-2010, 07:38 AM
I would give round 1 an A-. Finding a instastarter who will be a pro bowler in 2-3 years is significant even if it is a center.

hawaiiansteel
04-23-2010, 12:43 PM
I would give round 1 an A-. Finding a instastarter who will be a pro bowler in 2-3 years is significant even if it is a center.


the selection of Pouncey certainly fits a need. he can play RG until he learns the line calls and then be the eventual successor to Hartwig...makes sense.

birtikidis
04-23-2010, 10:31 PM
wonder how they graded round 2 and 3

hawaiiansteel
04-24-2010, 12:12 AM
wonder how they graded round 2 and 3







last updated: 04/23/10
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Draft Daddy 2010 N.F.L. draft ~ Round 2 instant grades:

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64. New Orleans Saints - OT Charles Brown, Southern California ~ Grade: A-.

Pass blocking specialist can move; has rare feet for a tackle.

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63. Indianapolis Colts - LB Pat Angerer, Iowa ~ Grade: C.

Instinctual but undersized linebacker might have been available later.

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62. New England Patriots - LB Brandon Spikes, Florida ~ Grade: B-.

Less than ideal speed but can shed blockers and pass rush from the edge.

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61. New York Jets - OG Vlad Ducasse, UMass ~ Grade: B-.

Rugged blocker is raw technically but should eventually replace Faneca.

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60. Seattle Seahawks - WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame ~ Grade: B+.

Play-maker has slick moves to make people miss, also returns kicks.

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*59. Cleveland Browns - RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee ~ Grade: B.

Tough runner comes from a great tailback program, likely instant impact.

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*58. Houston Texans - RB Ben Tate, Auburn ~ Grade: A-.

Fast and powerful runner can be a bell cow 20+ carry-per-game guy.

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57. Baltimore Ravens - DT Terrence Cody, Alabama ~ Grade: B+.

Cody has 3-4 experience and can keep blockers away from Ray Lewis.

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56. Green Bay Packers - DT Mike Neal, Purdue ~ Grade: C.

Good but not amazing athlete might not fit the Packers' scheme.

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55. Dallas Cowboys - LB Sean Lee, Penn State ~ Grade: B-.

Tough defender is a tackling machine from "linebacker U."

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54. Cincinnati Bengals - Carlos Dunlap, Florida ~ Grade: C+.

Excellent athlete has top-10 measureables but lacks maturity.

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53. New England Patriots - DE Jermaine Cunningham, Florida ~ Grade: A-.

Underrated pass rusher knows how to get to the QB, great SEC production.

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52. Pittsburgh Steelers - LB Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech ~ Grade: B-

Tons of hurries at Tech, if healthy, can generate real pressure off the edge.

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51.* Minnesota Vikings - RB Toby Gerhart, Stanford ~ Grade: B-.

Hard charging runner can pick up the tough yards when AD needs a break.

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*50. Kansas City Chiefs - Javier Arenas, Alabama ~ Grade: B-.

Can help in punt returns and blitzing from the nickel corner position.

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49. San Francisco 49ers - S Taylor Mays, Southern California ~ Grade: B.

A big hitter who can make the Niners defense tougher at a need position.

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48. Carolina Panthers - QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame ~ Grade: B+.

Clausen has flaws but this is excellent value; Panthers can market him as a 1st rounder.

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*47. Arizona Cardinals - LB Daryl Washington, Texas Christian ~ Grade B.

Explosive tackler fits well as an inside linebacker in Cards' scheme.

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46. New York Giants - DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina ~ Grade B+.

Gap clogging nose tackle has rare talent, upside to pass rush as well.

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45. Denver Broncos - OL Zane Beadles, Utah ~ Grade D+.

Better at guard than tackle but got beat alot at Senior Bowl.

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44. Oakland Raiders - DT Lamarr Houston, Texas ~ Grade: B+.

Quick big man is active in pursuit, safe pick.

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*43. Baltimore Ravens - LB Sergio Kindle, Texas ~ Grade: C.

Pass rusher reportedly will need surgical procedure after the draft.

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*42. New England Patriots - TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona ~ Grade: C+.

Amazing athlete but a highly questionable injury history.

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41. Buffalo Bills - NT Torrell Troup, South Florida ~ Grade: B+.

High motor 2-gap tackle fills a dire need for a defense converting to 3-4.

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40. Miami Dolphins - LB Koa Misi, Utah ~ Grade: B-.

Aggressive athlete can blitz, work inside and on special teams.

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*39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois ~ Grade: B+.

Talented but hasn't produced; might have his best football in front of him.

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38. Cleveland Browns - S T.J. Ward, Oregon ~ Grade: C-.

Smart and solid player but medical issues makes this a reach.

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37. Philadelphia Eagles - S Nate Allen, South Florida ~ Grade: B.

Coverage player has skills, have Birds finally replaced Dawkins?

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36. Kansas City Chiefs - RB Dexter McCluster, Mississippi ~ Grade: B-

Playmaker scat-back can help out in many ways, lacks elite speed.

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35. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DT Brian Price, UCLA ~ Grade: C+.

Pass rushing one-gap tackle can move well for a big man.

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34. Minnesota Vikings - DB Chris Cook, Virginia ~ Grade: B-.

Tall players usually don't have Cook's agility; must avoid injuries.

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33. St. Louis Rams - OT Roger Saffold, Indiana ~ Grade B+.

Underrated protector should start early; not trading down was smart move.

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last updated: 04/22/10
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Draft Daddy 2010 N.F.L. draft ~ Round 1 instant grades:

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32. New Orleans Saints - CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State ~ Grade B-.

FSU corners are a safe bet; Robinson works best in man-to-man.

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31. Indianapolis Colts - DE Jerry Hughes, Texas Christian ~ Grade B-.

Smaller end has ideal speed, fits well edge rushing in Colts scheme.

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*30. Detroit Lions - RB Jahvid Best, California ~ Grade B-.

Slippery player that makes people miss, if Best can stay healthy, can make big plays.

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29. New York Jets - CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State ~ Grade A-.

Jets love to blitz, Wilson is a man-to-man defender who can cover and return.

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*28. Miami Dolphins - DT Jared Odrick, Penn State ~ Grade B.

Ideal 5-tech lineman is tough and offers pass rush inside. Value pick.

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*27. New England Patriots - CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers ~ Grade B.

Versatile and steady performer has legit speed and can help on specials.

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26. Arizona Cardinals - DT Dan Williams, Tennessee ~ Grade B+.

Hard-hat, lunch-pail nose tackle is a steal this late in the round.

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*25. Denver Broncos - QB Tim Tebow, Florida ~ Grade B-.

He can get better at QB, but I wouldn't bet against Tim Tebow long-term.

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*24. Dallas Cowboys - WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State ~ Grade A-.

Another great match between player and team, Bryant could be big in Big D.

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23. Green Bay Packers - OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa ~ Grade A-.

Rock can help at many positions and maybe left tackle one day. Great pick.

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*22. Denver Broncos - WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech ~ Grade B+.

Thomas is explosive but very raw, love the trade down to get extra picks.

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21. Cincinnati Bengals - TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma ~ Grade B-.

Athletic prospect can run and catch but injuries have hampered his career to date.

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20. Houston Texans - CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama ~ Grade C.

Physical player addresses a dire need but his game needs to be refined.

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19. Atlanta Falcons - LB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri ~ Grade B.

Spoon can keep the huddle accountable; Good match between player and personality.

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18. Pittsburgh Steelers - OL Maurkice Pouncey, Florida ~ Grade B+.

Instant starter is more than a center; versatility to play guard and tackle.

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17. San Francisco 49ers - OG Mike Iupati, Idaho ~ Grade A-.

Tough run blocker will own the Niners' left guard position for years.

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16. Tennessee Titans - DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech ~ Grade B-.

Morgan has great physical gifts and the Titans will coach him up.

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15. New York Giants - DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida ~ Grade C+.

JPP is athetic but only 6 career sacks in the Big East.

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14. Seattle Seahawks - DB Earl Thomas, Texas ~ Grade: B+

Agile ball-hawk loves the game, can also help out at cornerback.

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*13. Philadelphia Eagles - DE Brandon Graham, Michigan ~ Grade: A-

Natural pass rusher is a perfect fit for their system; pass rush improves.

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*12. San Diego Chargers - RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State ~ Grade B.

They went up and claimed a player they coveted, aggression is rewarded.

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*11. San Francisco 49ers - OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers ~ Grade C-.

Athletic but immature player will need to be watched closely.

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10. Jacksonville Jaguars - DT Tyson Alualu, California ~ Grade C+.

High-motor guy is a reach but works hard; safe pick.

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09. Buffalo Bills - RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson ~ Grade B+

Bills need to score more points, Spiller is a game-breaker.

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08. Oakland Raiders - LB Rolando McClain, Alabama ~ Grade B.

Al Davis took a better football player than work-out warrior. How's that for unexpected?

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07. Cleveland Browns - CB Joe Haden, Florida ~ Grade A-.

Haden makes plays against top notch competition, can help the Browns right away.

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06. Seattle Seahawks - OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State ~ Grade B+.

Okung is not perfect but he's extremely solid and safe: isn't going to bust.

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05. Kansas City Chiefs - DB Eric Berry, Tennessee ~ Grade A.

Berry is a premium prospect and the Chiefs didn't reach. Extremely smart pick.

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04.Washington Redskins - OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma ~ Grade C-.

If Trent Williams were a great left tackle, why was he playing center in the bowl game?

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03.Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma ~ Grade B+.

It's tough to run that Cover-2 defense correctly, McCoy gives them a chance.

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02. Detroit Lions - DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska ~ Grade A+.

Taking the best player available: a smart strategy. Suh is a beast.

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01. St. Louis Rams - QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma ~ Grade: B-.

Bradford has talent, but who will help him? Better players remain on the board.

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papillon
04-24-2010, 07:34 AM
Here's another second day grade chart (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/04/24/2010-nfl-draft-grades-rounds-2-and-3/), a "B" for the Steelers, everyone seems to believe they did fine. They loved Baltimore's picks an "A", Jax received the only "F", the Browns a "C-", the Bengals a "B+" and Carolina received a "D"

Pappy

flippy
04-24-2010, 08:31 AM
Here's another second day grade chart (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/04/24/2010-nfl-draft-grades-rounds-2-and-3/), a "B" for the Steelers, everyone seems to believe they did fine. They loved Baltimore's picks an "A", Jax received the only "F", the Browns a "C-", the Bengals a "B+" and Carolina received a "D"

Pappy

I think Carolina might actually do ok with the Jimmy Clausen pick. They have a good line and great runners and he has a receiver he can go to on every play who will go up and catch the ball even if triple covered.

I dont particularly like this year's QB class, but think Clausen landed in the perfect spot to have success.