Jon Robinson just completed his first draft as the man in charge. He pulled off a huge trade for the #1 pick weeks before the draft started. There is no doubt he gets an A for that move, but what grade do you think he deserves for the picks he made in the draft.
In case you have been under a rock for the past few days, here are the picks:
1 (8) (from Miami via Philadelphia & Cleveland) Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
2 (33) Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
2 (43) (from Philadelphia via Los Angeles) Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
2 (45) (from Los Angeles) Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
3 (64) Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State
5 (140) Tajae Sharpe, WR, Massachusetts
5 (157) (from New York Jets via Denver) LeShaun Sims, Southern Utah
6 (193) (from Atlanta) Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
7 (222) Aaron Wallace, OLB, UCLA
7 (253) Kalan Reed, CB, Southern Mississippi
The most talked about pick has obviously been the Derrick Henry pick. I don't doubt that he will be able to thrive in Mike Mularkey's system, but the pick was a curious one after the team traded for DeMarco Murray earlier this offseason. However, if you think about the fact that Robinson is really trying to build a roster that is ready to compete, it makes perfect sense.
Those are my thoughts. Grade Robinson in the poll below.