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What is your grade for the Round 4-7 picks? No. 126 Chuba Hubbard(RB - Ok. St.), No. 158 Daviyon Nixon(DT - Iowa), No. 166 Keith Taylor(CB - Washington), No. 193 Deonte Brown(OG - Alabama), No. 204 Shi Smith(WR - South Carolina), No. 222 Thomas Fletcher(LS - Alabama), No. 232 Phil Hoskins(DT - Kentucky)

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I actually thought this was our best day of the draft. Some pretty good prospects to bolster depth and special teams on an extremely thin roster. Definitely high on the Hubbard and Brown picks. 

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As a self admitted dilettante...

 

This was at first blush a great day and a very solid overall draft.

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8 minutes ago, kungfoodude said:

I actually thought this was our best day of the draft. Some pretty good prospects to bolster depth and special teams on an extremely thin roster. Definitely high on the Hubbard and Brown picks. 

I thought it was our weakest day of the Draft because we veered away from our 'high character, exceptional athlete for the position' formula, but I didn't hate it. 

Some very flawed prospects, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if they all made the roster. 

I'm baffled that Hubbard and Nixon fell that far - one guy ran for 2k yards in the Big 12 and the other was the Big 10 DPOTY AND they're both exceptional athletes so it's not just College smoke and mirrors. Really happy with those two picks. 

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I have to say (A) because of the value in these picks. Chuba, Nixon, Brown, and Shi are some very talented guys for day 3. LS is low value til something bad happens (got the best college LS). Also, I think Keith Taylor will get more playing time than we think. If not this year, then def next year. 

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19 minutes ago, OldhamA said:

I thought it was our weakest day of the Draft because we veered away from our 'high character, exceptional athlete for the position' formula, but I didn't hate it. 

Some very flawed prospects, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if they all made the roster. 

I'm baffled that Hubbard and Nixon fell that far - one guy ran for 2k yards in the Big 12 and the other was the Big 10 DPOTY AND they're both exceptional athletes so it's not just College smoke and mirrors. Really happy with those two picks. 

Well, a lot of the exceptional athletes are either gone or have some pretty big warts by rounds 4-7. There is a lot more gamble in those rounds in general. Even "reach" picks aren't quite as much of a reach, especially in the circumstances we had this scouting cycle. 

I think we seem to ignore positional value a bit too much(overall, not just Day 3). That works if you have a high hit rate but it ends up with some spectacularly bad results if you don't. 

I definitely see a lot of Seahawks influence in some of the things we did. The results there were somewhere between unbelievable to unbelievable disaster. I suspect we will tend to be that way, as well. Let's hope we get our period of crazy early success like they had in Seattle to build a Super Bowl caliber team and sustained long term success. I can deal with having really bad draft results if we are winning 10+ games and contending for titles every year. Sign me up for that.

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2 hours ago, OldhamA said:

I thought it was our weakest day of the Draft because we veered away from our 'high character, exceptional athlete for the position' formula, but I didn't hate it. 

Some very flawed prospects, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if they all made the roster. 

I'm baffled that Hubbard and Nixon fell that far - one guy ran for 2k yards in the Big 12 and the other was the Big 10 DPOTY AND they're both exceptional athletes so it's not just College smoke and mirrors. Really happy with those two picks. 

Dude Nixon could be an absolute steal. Suddenly DT is looking pretty stacked after signing Jones and getting Nixon

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2 hours ago, Panthers8969 said:

Absolutely absurd we took a fuging long snapper over Trey smith. Over anyone, really. Ludicrous 

Except it really wasn’t. It saves us a lot of cap space as Jensen is gone and we took a (likely( 12 year starter in the 6th round before WFT had the chance because they took a LS 3 picks later. It actually suggests we did our homework and knew he wouldn’t be available after the draft. And considering it’s the 6th round and saves us a million dollars in cap, it was 100% worth the pick.

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I’ll go with a B. I’d go higher if we knew more about rhules ceiling and fitt’s draft style now that he’s the top dog. But I think a B maybe B+ is safe for the draft overall right now. 
 

And no it’s not cause they didn’t pick up fields or whoever. It’s a grain of salt analysis with so many unknowns. 
 

A lot of these guys aren’t quick fix projects. A lot of them are going to take 2+ years to develop into NFL lineup talent. 

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I gave it a 'B.'  Had the Fletcher and Hoskins picks been different, say S and C, I could have giving it an 'A'.   While I didn't mind the Hubbard pick, it was a bit of a luxury getting CMCs backup there.

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