Originally Posted by Mediator12
There is plenty of steak, and very little sizzle
The skill positions are weak as hell outside of WR, and that is why they are whining. No Julius Jones WR, No Andrew Luck QB, No Adrian Peterson RB, no Von Miller pass rusher, No Patrick Peterson CB. So everyone frets because there are not as many can't miss prospects.
However, Elite teams are made by drafting well in the middle and late rounds, just as much as hitting on the first 2. This is a GM's draft where real talent evaluation comes into play as well as maneuvering. That's why some poorly equipped GM's will cry foul. They are not good in this kind of draft, and will proactively whine about it being poor to protect themselves down the road.
"Well, we missed a lot in 2013, but what a poor draft to pick from it was!" This will be their mantra. I do believe there are 10 year players in this draft at CB, DT, OL, and S. This is a deep safety class, when the last 5 have been really poor overall. DT has every kind of scheme player available, NT in both fronts, 3 tech's, and even some quality 5 tech DE's. OL is a real solid class outside of Center. And the CB's are easily the best overall in awhile IMHO. There should be 5 #1 CB's in this draft, and at least 10 #2 or Slot CB's who stick, with maybe more over time.
Here is what Elway said about the DB class:
"You know, the thing is, the secondary class, it's a big class," Elway said Monday. "There are a lot of good football players at safety and at corner. There are plenty of guys that are going to be good football players, and a lot of opportunity in this league. It's a big class."
This is one of the weakest drafts in a very long time.
There is not a single true blue chip prospect. There is not a position in this draft with a player who is better than any other player at the same position when you compare to previous 6 drafts. Offensive tackle comes closest and neither of the guys in this years class are the same type of prospect that Ryan Clady and Jake Long were 6 years ago.
There is a real lack of skill players on both sides of the ball, no good RB, a few good but not great WRs, no great pass rushers, no QBs.
The only way this draft doesn't suck is the depth in the 1st round, unlike some previous years where the 1st round is very tiered, this year pretty much every team should be able to walk away with at least 1 pretty good player in the 1st round.
Outside of the first 2 rounds there is a real lack of talent, and once the 4th and 5th rounds roll around there will be players drafted who would be undrafted free agents in a couple of recent drafts.