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2015 NFL Draft Grades from Mel Kiper Jr.

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Trying to grade a draft before 3 years is pretty ridiculous, but we live in a ridiculous world.  That is why we see draft grades all over the internet today.  Mel Kiper has put out his draft grades (In$ider), and he wasn't a huge fan of what the Titans did after the Marcus Mariota pick.  He gave the Titans a C+.

Like I said in the 2016 mock draft post, I would like to get mad at him, but I have some of the questions that he has.  Here is what he had to say:

I think the Titans made the right call in taking Mariota. Yes, I would have been willing to listen to offers to trade down -- you have to, really -- but when we spoke with Ken Whisenhunt it became clear Mariota wasn't just drafted to spend a year marinating in Whisenhunt's system. He is expected to start. I'm concerned about any rookie QB expected to start, but my sense is this coaching staff doesn't feel they have a chance to wait. Mariota is an absolute sponge in terms of his willingness to absorb knowledge, and I think he is extremely motivated to prove he wasn't a product of the Oregon system; he was the big reason the system was as good as it's ever been when he was running the show. After Mariota, I thought Tennessee had some reaches on value on three consecutive picks: Dorial Green-Beckham is a special athlete, but he's incomplete and plays soft, and I thought there were several better options available at No. 40; I had Jeremiah Poutasi as my 12th-ranked guard (he played tackle at Utah), so that's a reach on my board in Round 3; and the Angelo Blackson pick was again a slight reach for me. I'm a big fan of Jalston Fowler, so I liked that one in a reasonable value range. The big question is whether this team actually improved on paper outside of Mariota. They could have used another pass-rusher. As with the Bucs, this draft will be viewed through the prism of Mariota. I'll say this: I believe in his capacity to make himself great.

The only thing I really disagree with there are the thoughts on DGB. They clearly wanted him, and they weren't going to be able to get him in the 3rd round. His ceiling is crazy high. That is a good risk to take at #40.