Originally Posted by Kaylore
Really? Jarvis Moss, Tim Crowder, Ryan Harris and Marcus Thomas were "excellent"
That was one of the worst drafts in Broncos recent history, especially when you consider Shanny traded up twice.
And his last draft, outside of Clady, was a failure. If the front office really thought Royal was worth something they would have kept him. He isn't. That leaves Hillis. Definitely a value pick, even if he doesn't do anything ever again, still more of a return for what you get on a 7th round pick. However every other pick is completely out of football.
Those aren't "excellent"
c'mon, Ryan Harris pick wasn't bad. The guy was a stud at RT only to see him have injury woes. You can't say it was a bad draft pick because the guy was a probowl player then dropped off because of injury. Marcus Thomas was a 4th rounder that stayed on the team for 5 seasons. I admit Moss and Crowder were bad picks. F+ is going to far. D+ is better. Anyways, outside the top 10 picks, that was a bad draft class with the exception of Staley and Beason.
2008, if they had a redraft knowing what they know today, Matt Ryan would be the 1st and Clady being the second. That by itself raised the Grade to B. Not only that, all the players in that draft are still in the NFL except for Jack Williams. I say B+