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Old 04-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #16
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He makes a bunch of subjective points. Some may be right or wrong but probably somewhere in between. Then he assigns a quantification to the subjective evaluation. It's both "fair" and totally "idiotic" at the same time because there isn't one single quantifiable thing about it. I'm not knocking Mel any more than any of these other "grades".

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That's excellent!

Especially coming from arguably the premier draft analyst, his grade is sort of like saying "This is how well teams listened to me." But regardless it does come down to RGIII for us. If he's an elite QB three years from now this draft gets an A+
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:19 PM   #17
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Yeah this is kind of silly. But I swear, Ozzie Newsome has got to be one of the best in the business. Trades out of the first round to get an extra pick and still got Upshaw. Upshaw should walk right in and start opposite of Suggs.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:24 AM   #18
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I'm happy with the Redskins draft. The front office touched on just about every need that needed filling. Besides the selections of RG3 and Cousins, I like the added offensive linemen.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:54 AM   #19
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I was going to give this class a B/B +...but I'm lowering to it an F - - now that I know we drafted people CultBrennan59 had never even heard of
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:32 AM   #20
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I was leaning A-.....but with rumored Bentley shopping, I may have to re-evaluate...sad.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #21
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LOL Zing!Hog 1
I give the skins a A. One thing I respect about the Shanahans is they make football moves regardless of what others may think.

The Skins now have quality depth at all positions. I didn't want them to go chasing after a RT because I wanted them to further develop Polumbus and Smith.
I also wanted all the players that we obtained last year to grow and progress in the playbook on both sides of the ball. RGIII, Bentley or not is a "create-a-player" for this offense. His natural strengths will only be enhanced in the Shanny offense. Cousins is an excellent insurance plan. If we are able to pick up Phillip Thomas as an UDFA, I will look back at this draft with fond memories.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:23 AM   #22
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Our draft should be graded F. We could have drafted a punter in the third but we let him slip away to Jacksonville.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:46 AM   #23
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LOL Zing!Hog 1
I give the skins a A. One thing I respect about the Shanahans is they make football moves regardless of what others may think.

The Skins now have quality depth at all positions. I didn't want them to go chasing after a RT because I wanted them to further develop Polumbus and Smith.
I also wanted all the players that we obtained last year to grow and progress in the playbook on both sides of the ball. RGIII, Bentley or not is a "create-a-player" for this offense. His natural strengths will only be enhanced in the Shanny offense. Cousins is an excellent insurance plan. If we are able to pick up Phillip Thomas as an UDFA, I will look back at this draft with fond memories.
You know, you make a good point. The player I am confident he will become will directly change the face of the Offense and make the existing players much better simply because of his ability to use them. AND he will by extension make the Defense significantly better with less minutes on the field, playing with a lead....etc
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #24
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I was going to give this class a B/B +...but I'm lowering to it an F - - now that I know we drafted people CultBrennan59 had never even heard of
I actually feel good about the Skins drafting players I never heard of before the draft. To me, that says they've done their homework. If they only drafted the players I wanted them to draft, who knows what kind of people those players might be or how well they would fit with what the Skins want to do.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:04 PM   #25
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Our draft should be graded F. We could have drafted a punter in the third but we let him slip away to Jacksonville.
bah dum chhhhhhhhhhh.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #26
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I liked all of the Redskins draft selections. They got significant assistance for the offensive line and the starting and back up quarterback positions were upgraded as well. I like the middle linebacker addition to go along with the running back selection. And the defensive back draftees were sold choices as well.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:13 PM   #27
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I'll play along since we've got a long ways till the start of the new season. There are a few drafts I want to cover with some of them being puzzling. Not going to give a grade as much as I want to comment on some picks.


Seahawks:

-I find it funny the night (and day after) of the draft, you had a bunch of pundits and reporters criticize the Hawks on the drafting of Bruce Irvin.

NFL.com news: Jets cursed out Seahawks for drafting Bruce Irvin

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After they took Irvin 15th overall, the Seahawks received a call from New York Jets headquarters. The Jets "good-naturedly" cursed at the Seahawks for taking the guy they planned to draft one pick later, according Len Pasquarelli of the SportsXchange. Irvin also was believed to be on the short list of candidates to be drafted in Chicago, Green Bay and San Francisco. One general manager called Irvin the "hottest player in the draft."

Browns:

-I had no problem with their move up one spot to secure Trent Richardson, but their pick of Weedon at the 22nd spot was a bit mind boggling. Not sure why they didn't just wait and pick him up with their 2nd round pick. Lions, Steelers, Patriots, Bucs, Vikings, 49ers, Texans, Bengals, Packers, Rams, or Colts didn't need a QB and would have not drafted a QB with those picks between the 22nd in the first to the #37 in the 2nd round. Hell, nobody even remotely near those teams were in a need of a QB because they either had quality starting QBs or they drafted one this year (or prior).

Didn't get the move and thought it was puzzling.



Redskins:

-Happy we addressed our QB position and filled in some starting/depth issues at the OL. I think this was a huge problem for us last year when a few of our guys went down early on. I love the fact we have another QB they think highly of and will be grooming him to be our future backup. Hopefully he'll pan out and we can flip that pick into a future 1st or 2nd rounder.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #28
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I was leaning A-.....but with rumored Bentley shopping, I may have to re-evaluate...sad.
Exactly. This news about his fiancee buying a Bentley is deeply upsetting. Pretty soon he's going to be hanging out at coke-and-sex parties, and starting fights at clubs over some guy looking at his girl. It's clear he's too immature for the NFL, and that's why I'm grading this draft an F. We definitely should've taken Tannehill 2nd overall.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #29
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I was going to give this class a B/B +...but I'm lowering to it an F - - now that I know we drafted people CultBrennan59 had never even heard of
You've been full of snark since draft day haven't you? lol

I'd grade draft day a B. Because we drafted people. Isn't that half the battle? It's kind of like the SATs, if you can spell your name right, you're already winning.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:50 PM   #30
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Well, since I am the resident draft hermit here, can someone fill me in on why people are showing heartache over not picking Massie?
This Massie guy had worse Combine results for the 20-yard shuttle and 3-cone drill than Tom Compton, and it's not even close ....
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