FreshlySnipes wrote:I dunno. We also got an A in the 09 draft when we got Aaron curry. Look how that turned out. I think we did do well but the grade means nothing. In the pc js era we got bad draft grades, like last year I think we got a D but it turned out to be one of the best in the nfl
Although I don't put stock into any of the grades, whether it be free agent or draft, I do find them interesting in regards to national opinions.
Also, I don't think grading drafts and free agency is very much alike. Too many people try to grade the draft without any knowledge of what these players honestly can bring to the team that drafted them. It really takes 2-3 years MINIMUM before you can fully grade out a draft class. Even last years class started out very low and is now being regarded as one of the best, but IMO we still need to see what happens in 2 more years and see what they've continued to bring to our team before we can give it a TRUE grade.
Free agency is different because you are bringing in established veterans who have histories in the NFL to base the projections on. I still think the final grades come out on free agency later in the season and perhaps not until after the Superbowl, but much quicker than final draft grades.