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04 May 2010

2010 NFL Draft Reader Poll Results

results compiled by Aaron Schatz

Thanks to all the readers who participated in our first annual NFL Draft Reader Poll. The results are below, and I'm sure everybody will enjoy discussing what their fellow readers got right (or wrong).

Which team had the best draft for value in 2010?

24.7% Seattle

16.4% Baltimore

8.3% Detroit

6.5% New England

6.2% San Francisco

5.4% Carolina

3.6% Philadelphia

2.9% New York Jets

Which team had the worst draft for value in 2010?

37.7% Jacksonville

29.2% Denver

8.8% Buffalo

3.9% Chicago 3.5% New York Giants

2.0% Washington

1.6% Carolina

1.6% Dallas

Which first-round pick was the best value?

17.5% Dez Bryant, WR, DAL (24)

14.4% Dan Williams, DT, ARI (26)

11.6% Ndamukong Suh, DT, DET (2)

11.4% Bryan Bulaga, OT, GB (23) 7.9% Kyle Wilson, CB, NYJ (29)

7.1% Jerry Hughes, DE, IND (31)

5.1% Russell Okung, OT, SEA (6)

4.3% Earl Thomas, FS, SEA (14)

Which first-round pick was the biggest mistake?

36.3% Tim Tebow, QB, DEN (25)

27.9% Tyson Alualu, DT, JAC (10)

11.9% Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, NYG (15)

7.8% C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF (9) 3.2% Sam Bradford, QB, STL (1)

2.8% Ryan Mathews, RB, SD (12)

1.8% Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN (22)

1.4% Dez Bryant, WR, DAL (24)

Which Day 2 draft pick (Rounds 2-3) will play the biggest role in 2010?

20.9% Jimmy Clausen, QB, CAR (48)

10.5% Golden Tate, WR, SEA (60)

8.7% Ben Tate, RB, HOU (58)

7.9% Sergio Kindle, OLB, BAL (43)

7.2% Taylor Mays, FS, SF (49) 6.2% Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE (42)

3.1% Arrelious Benn, WR, TB (39)

2.9% Colt McCoy, QB, CLE (85)

2.9% Dexter McCluster, WR/RB, KC (36)

2.7% Rodger Saffold, OT, STL (33)

Which Day 3 draft pick (Rounds 4-7) will play the biggest role in 2010?

11.7% Cam Thomas, DT, SD (146)

8.8% Bruce Campbell, OT, OAK (106)

8.0% Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE (113)

6.8% Zoltan Mesko, P, NE (150)

6.6% Mardy Gilyard, WR, STL (99)

6.3% Everson Griffen, DE, MIN (100) 4.6% Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT (188)

4.6% Joe McKnight, RB, NYJ (112)

3.2% Corey Wootton, DE, CHI (109)

2.7% Mike Williams, WR, TB (101)

2.7% Myron Rolle, SS, TEN (207)

2.2% Phillip Dillard, MLB, NYG (115)

Who will be the best fantasy football rookie in 2010?

45.1% Ryan Mathews, RB, SD

13.3% C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF

10.9% Dez Bryant, WR, DAL

10.2% Jahvid Best, RB, DET 5.7% Ben Tate, RB, HOU

4.9% Golden Tate, WR, SEA

2.3% Sam Bradford, QB, STL

2.0% Dexter McCluster, WR/RB, KC

Which team's disappointing 2009 draft is most likely going to look a lot better a year from now?

29.1% Atlanta

18.7% Denver

13.4% New Orleans

12.8% Kansas City

11.6% Cleveland

10.4% Oakland

4.0% Dallas

Which network had the better draft coverage?

67.9% NFL Network

32.1% ESPN

Who was the most surprisingly informative draft analyst?

28.7% Corey Chavous

26.0% Jon Gruden

7.7% Steve Young

5.6% Ron Jaworski

3.6% Trent Dilfer

3.3% Mack Brown

The final verdict on the new draft format?

46.3% Keep it

27.4% Do the first round on Friday night, the next two rounds Saturday, and the last four rounds Sunday

26.4% Go back to the old two-day weekend format

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 04 May 2010

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I wonder if they meant 2010 draft for our top percentage. The 2009 draft had a better grade than this year. But because of the injuries to the 2009 draft, 2010 will be better sooner (I hope ;) )

They meant 2010. Overall this draft was considered by most to be disappointing or not very flashy. This is just fans voting on it these topics but most fans, even of other teams, realize that while this draft wasn't flashy it was a pure football draft and will look good later.

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