Last year’s draft was easy. Day 1 was awesome. Day 2 was weak sauce.
This year Ted didn’t seem to have his best stuff. And with all disclaimers of hindsight and it’s ability to crush these things, here’s the review.
4) Allen Barbre B- (My comments were a little too acerbic. He’s got a skill set that could develop very nicely. He’s just as good of a developmental reach as James Jones was.)
5) David Clowney A (The effusiveness is deserved. He’s a great vertical threat right now. He could develop into something more.
6A) Korey Hall F (A special teams guy, and one switching positions at that? There were still much better players to be had.)
6B) Desmond Bishop F (But the team that acquires him off of waivers will get a B. He’s a great run-stuffing linebacker. But there’s no room for him here.)
6C) Mason Crosby B (Good value. Rayner was about 2 for 3 from beyound 30 yards. But in a world of Ryan Longwell, Lawrence Tynes, and other top kickers being undrafted free agents, having players just as good that filled needs makes this pick just a scoch worse.)
7A) DeShawn Wynn C- (There is upside here. But it’s a muddy situation, and I don’t think he’s mature enough to realize he has top emerge quickly.)
7B) Clark Harris C (Not the tight end I was looking for, as you probably can figure. He does have a decent back-up tight end skill set, and the long-snapping ability is a plus. But better TE’s are now UFA.)
Day 1 Grade: B-
Day 2 Grade: C- (The linebackers kill what could have been a better day of drafting.)
Final Grade: C (Ted Thompson better thank his lucky stars for Virginia Tech. This draft feels a lot worse. Stupid Randy Moss.)