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2015 NFL Draft Grades: Taking a broader look

There is more to draft media than Mel Kiper.

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Not to step on Jimmy's toes here, but I am going to say what many of the readers should be thinking after this draft and looking at his grades: no way this draft was a C+.

Look, I am not going to sit here and pull a Bill Tobin and say Mel Kiper doesn't matter, of course he does. Mel Kiper built the modern day draft and everyone (including me) that enjoys the process and the event should be thankful for what he has done.

Having said that, his grades aren't the end all be all, and there are some other people who thought the Tennessee Titans had a pretty good draft, myself included. Here are some other writers who have graded the Titans highly with a short quote.

MIchael Shottey, Bleacher Report: Winner (he didn't give an outright grade but called the team one of his winners)

"If these two picks (Marcus Mariota and Dorial Green-Beckham) hit, it's going to be ridiculously exciting to watch."

Brian Fischer, NFL.com: A-

"The sky is the limit for Mariota, and Tennessee landed a good player, but one of the many rumored trades for the No. 2 pick, including one with the Eagles, might have been a better move. On Day 2, the Titans smartly moved back, picking up an extra fourth-rounder in a deep draft, and still selected a potential No. 1 wideout for Mariota in Green-Beckham. DGB is a character risk, but he was worth taking a chance on in the second round. Poutasi can play guard or right tackle and is a people mover."

Evan Silva, Rotoworld: A

"I've been very critical of Titans GM Ruston Webster's recent free agency and draft classes, and I believe rightfully so. Credit where it's due: Webster knocked this one out of the park."

Walter Football: A-

"The Titans did a good job of adding talent around Mariota on Days 2 and 3. Dorial Green-Beckham was a strong acquisition in the second round; if it wasn't for his character concerns, he would've been a top-10 pick. Jeremiah Poutasi, meanwhile, should offer an upgrade at either guard or right tackle, both of which were problem areas. Later on, David Cobb was a nice value pick, as he'll challenge Bishop Sankey for the starting running back job"

So, keep those in mind when you are looking at people who didn't find the Tennessee Titans draft as good as you think. Everyone has an opinion, and no one knows exactly how these players will turn out, but man it is a good time to be a Tennessee Titans fan in my opinion.