We all know that it's pointless to judge a draft the day after, yet the "experts" do so, as Pete Prisco writes, because fans love to read them:
One of the comments left by a reader linked to Prisco's 2008 draft grades:
This should further drive home the point that anything we read about the Titans' draft picks today doesn't amount to squat. A few bits and pieces of last year's profound prognostications from Prisco. Be sure to check out the caption under Crazy Legs' photo.
best pick: Lavelle Hawkins. He knows how to get open.
[Note by DoofusOfErasmus, 04/27/09 11:54 AM EDT ]
Yeah, he was so open that he caught 7 passes for 68 yards.
most questionable pick: Chris Johnson. The Titans had more pressing needs.
Enough said. But take a look at these:
Questionable move: Trading up to get quarterback Joe Flacco. They probably could have stayed at 26 and still landed him. Plus, Brian Brohm and Chad Henne were better options.
Overall grade: C. They reached for Flacco and I didn't really like the pick of Ray Rice in the second round.
Questionable move: Taking Matt Ryan third overall. If Dorsey goes on to be a star and Ryan isn't the franchise passer they expect, look out.
Overall grade: B. I wouldn't have selected Ryan third overall, but they needed a passer. I get it. The rest of the draft was very good.
It's like picking stocks by having monkeys throw darts.