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Draft Grades - add them if you find them

Discussion in '2014 Draft Archive' started by AmishMafia, May 10, 2014.

  1. AmishMafia

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    First, let me say, I know some people will tell you that it is foolish to grade a draft so soon, you have to wait 3 years. I say that if you know football, know your team, know the prospects, then you should be able to form an intelligent opinion to predict success or failure. That is to say, if there was no way to tell the success of a college player in the NFL, then no teams would bother scouting them and there would be no draft, just alphabetical assigned to teams.


    Packers with best draft:
    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-dr...raft-team-needs-johnny-manziel-browns-packers


     
  2. AmishMafia

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    Let me add to that one:

    http://nfl.si.com/2014/05/10/2014-nfl-draft-grades/

    2014 NFL draft grades: Vikings, Packers and Raiders receive highest marks

     
  4. FrankRizzo

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    Guys I was at the golf course all day today, saw the picks but didn't get to watch.

    Amish's thing above says we drafted Bradford to play INSIDE linebacker.
    Is that what they are saying?

    It said on my things today he was an OLB and had good edge skills coming around and after the QB.
     
  5. PackerFlatLander

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    Yes, a very good draft. I'll say this ... with the players Ted just picked up, this may very well be the most potentially stacked and talent-deep depth charts at RB and WR that we've seen here since at least 1996, 1997 or so.
     
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    IMO it is ridiculous to criticize Rodgers for the fact his weight fluctuated in college. With a little research it´s not tough to realize Tedford (who coached California until 2012) asked him to play at close to 270 pounds mostly as a blocker in a pro-style offense while the new coach told him he won´t play in 2013 if he would stay close to that weight. So the guy lost 30 pounds in the offseason to play a different role last season. Hardly what I would consider a problem.
     
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  7. captainWIMM

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    Brian Gutekunst said Bradford will be an OLB first.
     
  8. AmishMafia

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    CBS - Bob Rang

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/...4-nfl-draft-improvements-aplenty-in-nfc-north


     
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    In an assessment of Rodgers' that I read somewhere, they actually listed adding and dropping all that weight as a good sign that he's a team player who's willing to work hard. So yeah, it's weird to see that used to criticize him.
     
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  12. AmishMafia

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    Rotoworld


    http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/47166/174/draft-2014-nfc-draft-grades



    Green Bay Packers


    21. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, safety, Alabama.
    53. Davante Adams, wide receiver, Fresno State.
    85. Khyri Thornton, defensive tackle, Southern Miss.
    98. Richard Rodgers, tight end, California.
    121. Carl Bradford, outside linebacker, Arizona State.
    161. Corey Linsley, center, Ohio State.
    176. Jared Abbrederis, wide receiver, Wisconsin.
    197. Demetri Goodson, cornerback, Baylor.
    236. Jeff Janis, wide receiver, Saginaw Valley State.

    Overview: GM Ted Thompson's first three picks were outstanding. He shored up a glaring weakness at free safety by stopping Clinton-Dix's slide at No. 21, and Thornton adds physicality to a defensive line that needs it. Don't be surprised if Thornton quickly pushes underachieving B.J. Raji for nose-tackle snaps. A Hakeem Nicks clone who will unseat Jarrett Boykin sooner rather than later, Adams is going to be a really good addition to Green Bay's three- and four-wide offense. I also liked the Bradford and Linsley picks. Tight end was one of this draft's thinnest positions, so I would have liked for Thompson to address that weakness earlier. I don't think much of Rodgers as a long-term prospect. Abbrederis and Goodson should be core special teamers. Janis is a high-ceiling measurables freak who may head to the practice squad in year one. All in all, I thought this was a sturdy draft with plenty of potential for major year-one impact.

    Grade: B+
     
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    I read that Carl Bradford is in danger of not making the team. This is surprising. His college highlights looked like he was a very good player. Is he playing and having to learn a new position with us, or something? He has gotten hardly any snaps in these preseason games and that is alarming.
     
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    I think they are getting ready to move him to ILB. I never thought he was tall enough to play outside.
     
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    That's cool, but I was hoping he'd be able to contribute this season. This looks like practice squad stuff to me.
     

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