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The official PFT draft grades

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    The official PFT draft grades

    Posted by Mike Florio on April 29, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT
    The NFL draft always comes in like a mountain lion on HGH and goes out like a comatose lamb. Now that all the names have been called and the teams are scrambling for training-camp tackling dummies, it’s time to hand out official grades.
    And, as usual, we give every team the same grade: Incomplete.
    It’s too early to know how any of these teams have done, because no one has any idea how any of these players will perform until they step onto an NFL field and face competition significantly greater than anything they ever have faced before. Some will slam against a ceiling that no one knew existed between their abilities in college and in the NFL. Others will surpass even the wildest hopes or expectations that anyone currently could have of them.
    Some will seemingly do a deal with the devil, going from widely-overlooked 199th overall pick to one of the best to ever play his position.
    Even though there’s no way of knowing what will happen, that doesn’t stop people from pretending to know, all in the hopes of satiating the public’s unquenchable thirst for reasons to be optimistic that their favorite teams could possibly find a way this year to navigate through their schedule and make it to the playoffs. And given the multiple recent examples of teams turning a skin-of-their-teeth postseason berth into a Super Bowl win, there’s never been a better time to sell hope.
    When it comes to selling hope, however, it’s important to be realistic. And anyone who pretends to know how these players will translate to the NFL in light of decades of history proving that it’s a crapshoot simply isn’t being realistic.
     
  2. Buck Melanoma

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    This may be the smartest, most insightful post to ever come from PFT. ;)
     
  3. SuperCharger92

    SuperCharger92 Winners Win

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    I don't even care, Bengals get an A+ in my eyes.. there players are gonna pan out under Marvin Lewis and so is Vontaze Burfict. Marvin Lewis loves the players with a high ceiling that constantly get in trouble.
     
  4. CoronaDoug

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    Vontaze Burfict was an undisciplined POS at ASU.
     
  5. Buck Melanoma

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    Easy Doug - plenty of those types have succeeded in the NFL after "studying" at Miami. ;)
     
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  6. CoronaDoug

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    No this dude was even below Miami standards. :poop:
     
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  7. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Looking at most of the "draft grades" that get given out, it's hard to even tell what it is that's being graded. Is the writer grading the quality/quantity of the players the team drafted? Is the writer grading how well the team filled need areas? Is the writer grading how many starters the team got? Is the writer grading the quality of the players relative to the remaining picks on the board?

    Each of those standards would result in a completely different grade from the others, without telling us anything useful. I definitely agree with the article, it's not possible to grade this draft, at the earliest, until they play.
     
  8. Blue Bolt

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    Not to be overly picky, but "incomplete" isn't really a grade. ;)
     
  9. Bolts4lyfe

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    "To be determined" should be the correct grade incomplete sounds like nobody finished drafting in the draft
     
  10. Buck Melanoma

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    The post was insightful for PFT. The title? I'll give you that, although it seems I received an incomplete or 2 as grades back in my school daze.
     
  11. Ikeman83

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    grades for classes in U.S. school systems are A,B,C,D,F, incomplete, or pass.
     
  12. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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