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NFL team executive calls this year's draft "The worst in the last decade"

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It's absurd to rate a draft class "the worst in 10 years" without them playing football. Some players that are poorly rated will become hall of famers. Many others will become pro bowlers. People get caught up in "reaching" and "over drafting". None of that matters if the guy you picked is good. Bruce Irvin was not expected to go in the first round but he played well his rookie season. The MLB from Seattle was not rated as a first round stud but he had a great year. Russel Wilson was considered a 4th round guy, gets drafted in the third and plays like a top 5 pick. I just noticed I'm naming the entire Seattle draft from last year, poo they did good.

So I don't really care what anonymous GMs and draft gurus think. Some of these guys will bust and others will ascend.

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[quote name='KendrickPanther' timestamp='1366781890' post='2204991']
It's absurd to rate a draft class "the worst in 10 years" without them playing football. Some players that are poorly rated will become hall of famers. Many others will become pro bowlers. People get caught up in "reaching" and "over drafting". None of that matters if the guy you picked is good. Bruce Irvin was not expected to go in the first round but he played well his rookie season. The MLB from Seattle was not rated as a first round stud but he had a great year. Russel Wilson was considered a 4th round guy, gets drafted in the third and plays like a top 5 pick. I just noticed I'm naming the entire Seattle draft from last year, poo they did good.

So I don't really care what anonymous GMs and draft gurus think. Some of these guys will bust and others will ascend.
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Exactly.

I'm sure back in 1996, GMs new that it was a really good WR draft, but looking back on it now, it was probably the greatest WR draft of all time. 8 future Pro Bowl WRs were taken in that draft and I was shocked to see that Amani Toomer wasn't one of them. The guy had 5 straight 1000+ yard receiving seasons and never went to a Pro Bowl. T.O. was a 3rd rounder. Joe Horn went in the 5th. Hindsight is always 20/20. You gotta wait at least a few years to even try to judge a draft class as a whole.

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It seems that we have had a l

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It seems that we have had a lot of "this is a terrible draft" over the last few years.

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This draft is just what we need. No real superstars, but deep in our positions of need. If we play our cards right, we should be able to contain 3 immediate starters, and that would be a huge upgrade.

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From a hype machine perspective it's terrible because there are no clear elite QB's, which may actually work to our favor as teams reach on QB's and the real talent drops.

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Its bad when you look at the top 10, but when you look in the other rounds, it is actually pretty darn good.
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This draft is just lacking in the cant miss depth. Every year guys that should have been first round picks fall to the mid rounds and sometimes as far as undrafted. Just gotta be really good at what you do to project which players can and will transition the best at the next level.

In a way it makes this one of the more interesting drafts I have ever watched.

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that team must have a top 5-10 pick because aside from the lack of super elite players at the top, it's quite good...but it also depends on what you're looking for. if you need solid DTs, WR, OL, or DBs, you're in luck. if you have a pick in the top 5 or are looking for a franchise QB, you're not going to be happy. this is a great year to have mid-late picks in the first round and a horrible year to have an early pick.

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Although we are sitting at a odd spot right now I would have not liked to have been picking top 5. This draft could end up being a weird one .

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I'd have to look, but I could swear I've heard the same thing said about other recent drafts too.

Not sure how seriously I'd take it.

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There are exactly 32 first round talents every single year. Those are some really stupid comments by that "executive". You don't get to define what constitutes a round- that is already established.

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