they had a first round grade on funchess and a 2nd round grade on strong.
that's why we (and a lot of other teams) passed on strong. the teams actually doing the drafting didn't have him hyped like the draftniks did.
Hype is the great evil of the NFL draft. It makes the casual fan feel like master evaluators and knowledgeable insiders, when the reality is all they understand are superficial bullet points of a prospect.
Many, many fans don't seem to realize that the Mel Kipers and Mike Mayocks of the world do not really know what they are talking about and are only there for fun and to give fans something to talk about. Unfortunately, it's the fans that take these so-called experts' word as gospel that typically scream the loudest about reaches and mistakes.