autigerfan Posted May 4, 2015 Share Posted May 4, 2015 I don't typically partake in grading the draft until draftees contracts are closer to expiring but I think you can evaluate a team's performance within the context of the overall value they took away. Here is my initial grades and analysis.1) Vic Beasley - A- Beasley should emerge as an instant impact pash rusher but I would expect 1-2 players drafted much later develop into better all around players over time as he will likely never be a force against the run even if he produces double digit sacks on a consistent basis.2) Jalen Collins - A Collins was a great value in round 2 as he possesses about as much upside as any corner in this draft. He also provides a ton flexibility in our secondary by adding to our corner depth.3) Tevin Coleman - B+ I wasn't a huge Coleman guy because I felt we needed more of a thumper to complement Freeman. What stands out about Coleman is that is was able to produce huge rushing numbers on a very mediocre Indiana football team.4) Justin Hardy - A Hardy was a player I really liked leading up to the draft. He really has few weaknesses in his game outside of less than ideal size but we have seen smaller receivers produce with much greater frequency in recent years (ie. Welker, Antonio Brown, TY Hilton, etc.)5) Grady Jarrett - A+ Jarrett was a tremendous value later in the draft and he should be able to contribute immediately to the defensive tackle rotation.7) Jake Rodgers - B- Not really an inspiring pick but this is the type of player you take late in the draft. Why draft a college player who has already maximized his ability when you can take a project who has a higher pro ceiling.7) Akeem King - C+ King will compete for one of the last roster spots and special teams duty. Overall grade A From top to bottom it is one of the better drafts I can remember. We will see how this stands in about four years. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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