The NFL draft grades 2010 have now been filed. With the 2010 NFL draft grades, the draft has officially passed into history. There will be no more talk of mock drafts, Mel Kiper Jr. and draft trades for about nine more months now. All 32 teams have made their choices, and have to live with them for the next several years – no matter how bad they might be. Rating their performances may seem easy now, but five years from now, these rulings might all be dead wrong. That would be unfortunate for the NFC West teams and others who got high NFL draft grades 2010.
Most pundits seem to think that the NFC West teams made out like a bandit this year. The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have been getting mostly A’s this week, while the Rams benefited from getting the No.1 pick, and the Cardinals started to replace their lost stars.
The NFC West getting the best NFL draft grades 2010 is ironic, since it is usually considered the weakest division in football. But with the 49ers closing in on the Cardinals, the Seahawks rebuilding under Pete Caroll, and the Rams getting Sam Bradford, the NFC West could be set for a big future.
The AFC West also stole buzz, as the most divisive of the NFL draft grades 2010 is the one for Denver. The Broncos traded down to get a quarterback that many thought would be taken in round three. But they also made Demaryius Thomas the top wide receiver of the draft, which may or may not balance things out. The fates of Thomas and Tim Tebow could wind up making or breaking Josh McDaniels in Denver.
Meanwhile, the Raiders made the biggest trade of the week by getting Jason Campbell as their new quarterback. Of course, this officially confirmed that JaMarcus Russell was a bust as their No. 1 pick years ago. As such, any high NFL draft grades 2010 have to take Oakland’s past history into account.
Most gave Jacksonville one of the lowest NFL draft grades 2010, mainly due to drafting Tyson Alualu at No. 10. The Jaguars have an uncertain future on and off the field, and many feel these picks won’t give them the boost they need. Washington also ranked low, which could be due to having only one pick in the first two days – although it was No. 4 selection Trent Williams. Minnesota got mixed reviews as well, after trading out of round one.
The NFL draft grades 2010 seem to suggest that some teams will be much better now, and some will be much worse. But now the rookies have to actually earn it, as today’s A’s could be tomorrow’s F’s, and vice versa. That would spell disaster for the Seahawks and 49ers, but the Broncos and Jaguars wouldn’t mind as much.
Outside the Beltway- “2010 NFL Draft Grades”