Saturday, 8 May 2010

Post your draft grades

By Rob Staton
NFL.com is conducting a fans ballot to grade how all 32 teams drafted this year. The Seahawks, who earned rave reviews across the board, are sure to score highly. If you want to have your say, click here. Feel free to leave your grades for Seattle, the NFC West or anyone else in the comments section here too.

13 comments:

Nick said...

Cutting Julius Jones and Branch and replacing them with Tate and Washington/White is all that is left to be done.

Patrick said...

I wholeheartedly believe Seattle had the best draft. I loved the picks of Okung, Thurmond, Thomas, Tate, and McCoy and firmly believe the rest of the picks could be steals as well. With that said, I firmly believe Baltimore, Oakland, Denver, and Detroit had wonderful drafts. Baltimore getting "Mount Cody" was an absolute steal and Ed Dickerson will fit in nicely. Oakland surprised everyone with their actually well-done picks but really, for me getting Jason Campbell for a 2012 4th round pick, was the biggest steal of the draft. For Detroit, I think Jason Fox was a major find in the later rounds. And let's face it, Suh and Best are already studs. And although it's controversial, I like the Tim Tebow to Denver pick.

Now, on the flip side I hated Jacksonville, Buffalo, and Cleavelands drafts. For Cleaveland, they went from being a mediocre team to... A mediocre team. I like Hardesty, but it was a major reach. And even in the 3rd round Colt McCoy was a waste! We'll see what Joe Haden can do, but when you enter the season with probably the worst WR core in the league and have Jake Delhomme as your starter, you're in trouble. Buffalo's draft made me sick! If it wasn't for Ed Wang I would have called their draft the worst. You grab Spiller, but forget about a QB?! I always thought that Jason Campbell would have been great in Buffalo, and who knows, maybe they tried for him. Either way, right now Buffalo is my prediction for the #1 overall pick next year. And finally, there's the Jaguars. Poor, poor jaguars. This was a franchise altering draft. I firmly believe that #10 pick should have been Tim Tebow. Let's face it, he would have saved that franchise. His jersey is already a huge seller and in his hometown, it would have been even bigger. And it's not like they didn't need a new QB. However, to not draft Tebow and instead reach for Tyson Alulah? It's mind-blowing. Living here in Orlando, FL I know a lot of Jaguars fans. To put it lightly, not a single one of them was happy with #10 overall pick. And really, if you don't have your fan base behind you, how can you call the draft a success?

Patrick said...

I wholeheartedly believe Seattle had the best draft. I loved the picks of Okung, Thurmond, Thomas, Tate, and McCoy and firmly believe the rest of the picks could be steals as well. With that said, I firmly believe Baltimore, Oakland, Denver, and Detroit had wonderful drafts. Baltimore getting "Mount Cody" was an absolute steal and Ed Dickerson will fit in nicely. Oakland surprised everyone with their actually well-done picks but really, for me getting Jason Campbell for a 2012 4th round pick, was the biggest steal of the draft. For Detroit, I think Jason Fox was a major find in the later rounds. And let's face it, Suh and Best are already studs. And although it's controversial, I like the Tim Tebow to Denver pick.

Now, on the flip side I hated Jacksonville, Buffalo, and Cleavelands drafts. For Cleaveland, they went from being a mediocre team to... A mediocre team. I like Hardesty, but it was a major reach. And even in the 3rd round Colt McCoy was a waste! We'll see what Joe Haden can do, but when you enter the season with probably the worst WR core in the league and have Jake Delhomme as your starter, you're in trouble. Buffalo's draft made me sick! If it wasn't for Ed Wang I would have called their draft the worst. You grab Spiller, but forget about a QB?! I always thought that Jason Campbell would have been great in Buffalo, and who knows, maybe they tried for him. Either way, right now Buffalo is my prediction for the #1 overall pick next year. And finally, there's the Jaguars. Poor, poor jaguars. This was a franchise altering draft. I firmly believe that #10 pick should have been Tim Tebow. Let's face it, he would have saved that franchise. His jersey is already a huge seller and in his hometown, it would have been even bigger. And it's not like they didn't need a new QB. However, to not draft Tebow and instead reach for Tyson Alulah? It's mind-blowing. Living here in Orlando, FL I know a lot of Jaguars fans. To put it lightly, not a single one of them was happy with #10 overall pick. And really, if you don't have your fan base behind you, how can you call the draft a success?

Anonymous said...

I would have to think that the Colt McCoy pick was made on a positive "risk vs. reward" basis and as such was justified when you take into consideration Holmgren's (A noted quarterback guru to many)decision to do so.

Patrick said...

You make a very good point anonymous, I just think a complete project QB should come in rounds 4-7. In that 3rd round, Browns could've grabbed Brandon Lafell, Damien Williams, Mike Williams, etc. Maybe give Delhomme some weapons. Instead, they grab a QB that probably deserved to go in the 5th round? I can't help but think maybe Homlgren was influenced a bit by ESPN making such a big deal about McCoy. I would have rather taken a late round QB like Zac Robinson

Rob Staton said...

I think it was a reach on McCoy and if Cleveland doesn't take him when they did - I just wonder where he actually goes. Holmgren has worked with some great QB's and done a good job, but he isn't a miracle worker. He needs to be to make McCoy a starter in my opinion. Plus - how much influence does he actually have coaching wise?

There was a lot of misguided hype surrounding McCoy in the media which was totally unjustified.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this promotion is very useful. I think Seattle had a god draft, but so much of that is based off of other people's opinions. I watch a ton of football and saw a good amount of Ok St., Texas, and USC games, but I was watching the game in general, not focusing on McCoy and how well he was sustaining blocks. The vast majority of people who grade these drafts are using analysts big boards or being homers, there is no wisdom of the crowds here IMO

Sny said...

Let's also keep in mind that Holmgren is the team President, not the head coach or quarterbacks coach. It won't be the same as if, say, Green Bay had drafted McCoy in 1993..

A-R-N-F said...

Saying Holmgren won't have his fingers all over that team is like saying Carroll is just the coach of the Seahawks.

Rob Staton said...

If the Browns win less than 7-8 games this year, I think there's a chance Holmgren the president could become Holmgren the head coach. He's set himself up for that - and keeping Mangini may have been a measure where by he has the burden of being the coach during the rebuild year(s). I'm not sure many other 'presidents' were on the sidelines during mini-camps like Holmgren - wearing shorts and actively involved.

The situation in Cleveland could get messy. I don't envy their set up.

Kelly said...

Good Morning everyone. Since its sort of a slow time in Seahawks Nation, I was wondering if you guys would think about do a post and analysis on the Seahawks 5 best draft choices and 5 worst draft choices of all time.

Personally some of the best draft choices for me have been Walter Jones, Shaun Alexander, Trufant and Tatupu, but obviously that only covers about 1 decade of our teams history.

Anonymous said...

I liked the Seahawks draft. I am hoping our players will be injury free and the new people will fill positions. I give them an A.

I have to give one of our big rivals an A also. San Francisco picked two offensive linemen in the first round and got Mays a Safety in the second. I am concerned about facing their running attack next year!

Rob Staton said...

Nice idea Kelly - stay tuned.