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Post by War on Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:05 am

Starting tomorrow I'll be covering the draft, team by team via divisions. The first division: AFC East.

Patriots (Tonybscw):
Round 1 Pick 27 - SS Ladarris Amiri 78 OVR B Pot - Saying Amiri is a fast, hard-hitting safety is an understatement. Rarely do you see safeties this strong, that hit this hard, and run this fast. Needs work on man coverage, but will be a force in the both the run game and deep game. A great pickup in the late 1st to pair with Meriweather at safety. Pick Grade: A

Round 2 Pick 27 - QB Cody Hollingsworth 74 OVR B Pot - Possibly a future star QB, Hollingsworth's incredible arm strength hides accuracy issues in every aspect of the game other than the deep ball. A developmental QB that will spend seasons behind Brady, Hollingsworth has no scrambling ability. Overdrafted by possibly an entire round, as arguably better QBs were taken with the 19th and 30th picks of the 3rd round. Pick Grade: D

Round 3 Pick 27 - CB Dekendrick Stillwell 64 OVR D Pot - A fast, balanced CB, Stillwell shores up a thin defensive backfield. Little room for improvement and mediocre coverage skills will limit effectiveness over career. Pick Grade: C

Bottom Line - C: Paired one excellent pick with arguably one of the worst of the draft and a run of the mill bit player.

Dolphins (BigRed8592):
Round 2 Pick 23 - CB Spencer Carnes 74 OVR B Pot - Very fast and possessing both physicality and decent coverage skills, Carnes will make a good addition as a dime corner in a division that houses the pass-happy Patriots. With lots of room for improvement, Carnes is a steal this late in the draft. Pick Grade: B+

Round 3 Pick 23 - RG Hugh Matam 74 OVR B Pot - A mauler of a run blocker and a decent pass blocker, Matam shores up an offensive line with very little talented depth. Could possibly see starting time as a rookie. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - B: With some trade movement prior to the draft that sent their first to Pittsburgh, two good late round picks more than make up for no first rounder.

Bills (Hellcat):
Round 1 Pick 6 - CB Bryant Edwards 77 OVR A Pot - The complete package at corner, Edwards is a sure star in the making. Pick Grade: A

Round 1 Pick 8 - ROLB Leslie Luther 86 OVR A Pot - Luther is going to be a monster in the NFL, there's no question about that. The ideal 3-4 outside linebacker, Luther showcases talent in every aspect of the game, including an ability to cover in a limited amount. In Buffalo's defense, he'll shift into a pass rushing role, but should make an immediate impact in a depleted linebacker role. Pick Grade: B+

Round 1 Pick 26 - LE O'Dell Bourdreaux 72 OVR A Pot - A very fast lineman, Bourdreaux may become a dominant pass rusher given a season or two. A high ceiling with lots of room for improvement. Pick Grade: B-

Bottom Line - B: Sacrificed alot to get two top ten picks, but got a gem corner and a stud linebacker in return. Perhaps overdrafted with only other pick in the draft.

Jets (stoney126):
Round 1 Pick 1 - FS Clarence Bucannon 84 A Pot - An extremely talented safety and sure to be a star. Arguably most talented player in the draft. Pick Grade: B+

Round 2 Pick 1 - LG Keylo Andrews 84 A Pot - An all around excellent blocker, with plenty of room to become a perennial Pro Bowler. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - C+: Drafted best on board, even though both offensive line and safety were very well accounted for already. A blunder for a team with such a high pick.

Next up: NFC East.


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Part 2: NFC East

Post by War on Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:47 pm

Cowboys (Yaozer091):
Round 1 Pick 30 - CB Clinton Collins 77 OVR B Pot - Collins is a talented, athletic corner that is primed to be a core piece of Dallas' future defensive backfield. Very developed instincts for coverage, but lacks physicality at the line and height that could limit to a nickel corner in the long term. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - B-: Used only pick in the draft to shore up a thin defensive backfield, yet holes remain in many positions on the defense.

Eagles (Phenom):
Round 1 Pick 18 - RE Ja'Mario Hammond 86 OVR A Pot - A fast and athletic end, Hammond has more than enough speed and quickness to close on the quarterback. Needs to work on pass rushing abilities, but already has a knack of brushing off blockers in run defense. High ceiling and excellent tackling skills could make Hammond a highly effective, polished end with Pro Bowls in the future. Pick Grade: A

Round 2 Pick 22 - DT Jamichael Thompkins 70 OVR B Pot - Thompkins is a tackle that may have trouble staying on the field consistently. A good tackler and possessing good pass rushing ability, but very slow and ineffective in the run game. Size and athletic ability of a 3-4 nose tackle with abilities that more match a 3-technique, possible injury issues could lead to a short NFL career. Pick Grade: C-

Round 3 Pick 1 - MLB Dimitri Gilbert 64 OVR D Pot - A fast and athletic linebacker with some run stopping ability, Gilbert looks sluggish in coverage and overwhelmed in pass rushing instances. Combined with poor tackling skills for a linebacker, could be limited to a special teams role. Pick Grade: C-

Bottom Line - C+:
One great pick matched with two poor picks makes up for a average draft at best.

Redskins (bigt18121):
Round 1 Pick 16 - LE Tavaras Armstead 76 OVR A Pot - With ideal size, strength and run stopping abilities for a 3-4 end, Armstead could step in immediately on short yardage downs. Needs some work in pass rushing skills, but has a high ceiling and good tackling skills to compensate. Pick Grade: B

Round 2 Pick 16 - RT J'Neddy Dean 79 OVR B Pot - Dean has ideal size and strength for a power blocking tackle. Already exhibits good run blocking technique and decent pass blocking technique, and could start immediately with a hole on the right side. With some work on pass blocking technique, could develop into a solid starter. Pick Grade: B

Round 3 Pick 16 - CB Montell Reese 64 OVR D Pot - Good coverage skills and physical ability at the line make Reese a impact corner. However, short stature, limited speed and agility will most likely limit role to that of a nickel or dime back. Limited room for improvement. Pick Grade: C

Bottom Line - B+:
Added a couple key players that probably will start and a corner who shores up a thin defensive backfield.

Giants (RG2EZ):
Round 1 Pick 2 - HB Rakayle Hayes 85 OVR A Pot - Hayes is regarded by some as the best player in the draft. As a complete runner and able pass catcher, should be an effective every down back. Very high ceiling could amount to a top runner in the near future. Pick Grade: B+

Round 3 Pick 2 - CB Dontrell Clements 72 OVR C Pot - A matchup of ideal height and speed for a corner, Clements exhibits man coverage abilities that should amount to success in the NFL. Good catching abilities but limited ability to jam receivers at the line. Very little room for improvement. Pick Grade: C

Bottom Line - B:
Added a future star in Hayes and a good complement defensive back.

Next up: AFC North

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Part 3: AFC North

Post by War on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:08 am

Bengals (PTC):
Round 1 Pick 32 - DT Pappas Walker 82 OVR B Pot - The best player on the board, Walker has the size and strength of a 3-4 tackle combined with the speed and agility required of a 3-technique. A very good block shedder with ability to pass rush combined with good tackling technique make Walker a complete tackle and with a couple years a force to be reckoned with. Pick Grade: B-

Round 2 Pick 32 - SS Dalen Sapp 68 OVR C Pot - A speedster of a back, Sapp has the man coverage skills to keep up with tight ends and slower receivers. However, Sapp exhibits amazingly poor tackling skills for a safety and poor zone coverage skills to boot. With poor hands and significant skills needing work, could be limited to special teams in a crowded defensive backfield. Pick Grade: C-

Round 3 Pick 32 - LOLB Shawnee Cross 60 OVR D Pot - A fast, coverage linebacker with some pass rushing ability, Cross should also help in the run game. With these positives comes some major negatives. Cross has poor tackling skills for a linebacker and quite often looks lost on the field. With some direction, Cross could become a good backup or bit player, but looks to be a career special teamer. Mr. Irrelevant has a good chance of being, well, irrelevant. Pick Grade: C-

Bottom Line - C:
Two bit players and one good player blocked at tackle amount for a not so great draft.

Steelers (Mauvestorm89):
Round 1 Pick 17 - TE Dave McCuien 85 OVR B Pot - A receiving tight end that can also block, McCuien is a complete tight end that should make an immediate impact for Pittsburgh. However, what you see is what you get - McCuien looks to be almost fully developed as a rookie. Pick Grade: B

Round 1 Pick 23 - HB Algrenon McKoy 82 OVR B Pot - McKoy is a well rounded back with pass catching ability. With the ability to make players miss and run over them, will make an excellent back in the NFL. Pick Grade: B+

Round 2 Pick 17 - MLB Jocqua Joseph 64 OVR D Pot - Joseph is one of those rare players who looks like they have the complete package. The issue is he shows the rookie mistakes by the ton, not knowing where he needs to be at times. With skills like this and such a poor complement of instincts, this is a hit or miss pick, and one hell of an over draft. Pick Grade: D

Round 2 Pick 20 - LE Edgar Clay 75 OVR B Pot - Clay is fast, as is a theme with Pittsburgh's picks. A good pass rusher, Clay needs to work on run stopping ability in order to start. Pick Grade: B-

Round 3 Pick 17 - LOLB Leilon Mack 64 OVR D Pot - A hard hitting, fast, run stopping linebacker, Mack has just about every skill you need other than one key piece: tackling. Poor tackling skills bring down an ability to pass rush and cover as a near complete linebacker. With little room to improve, it's yet to be seen if tackling ability can develop. Pick Grade: C

Bottom Line - C+: Although Pittsburgh picked up some sure players, a poor second round pick and another unsure pick make a good grade tough to give out.

Ravens (I DropBombz1):
Round 1 Pick 11 - C Brandon Walker 84 OVR A Pot - With a high ceiling and excellent blocking abilities all around, Walker is a sure thing at center. Will anchor Baltimore's offensive line for years to come. Pick Grade: A

Round 2 Pick 11 - CB DeAndre' Holloway 71 OVR C Pot - Fast and good in coverage, Holloway only has one downside: he's lost on the field. If he doesn't develop more field awareness, he'll fall behind. A bit of an overdraft. Pick Grade: C-

Round 2 Pick 21 - WR Bashaud McMullen 60 OVR D Pot - If you're looking for speed, you've sure found your guy. Otherwise, McMullen is less of a receiver than most tight ends and even some running backs. Short, lacking a vertical, prone to coming off the field, hands that couldn't catch if his life depended on it means ultimately will only be a returner in the NFL. Another overdraft to top it. Pick Grade: D

Round 3 Pick 11 - MLB Kendall Arps 61 OVR D Pot - He's got speed, but name your weakness. Arps has poor tackling, poor coverage, only a limited pass rushing ability and limited run stopping ability. He can do everything, and nothing at the same time. A sure special teamer. Pick Grade: D

Bottom Line - D: Followed up a great pick with several duds.

Browns (rolph420):
Round 1 Pick 14 - WR Tavin Randolph 78 OVR B Pot - A speed demon with height to boot, Randolph can do just about everything. With ability to run after the catch and all around good catching skills, the only negative is big catch ability seems almost non-existent. Should make a Pro Bowler in the future. Pick Grade: B

Round 1 Pick 31 - DT Jarrett Spencer 82 OVR A Pot - Powerful and quick to get into the backfield, Spencer will make one hell of a nose tackle. He's got the size, strength, and bull rushing ability you want from a big guy. Needs some work in run stopping, but should develop over time with a high ceiling. A steal this late in the round. Pick Grade: A

Round 2 Pick 14 - MLB Cornel McAlister 73 OVR C Pot - Another quick linebacker, McAlister is a sure tackler who can cover receivers in open space. Not much of a run defender or pass rusher, McAlister should still be able to play a coverage role successfully barring injury concerns. Pick Grade: C

Round 3 Pick 14 - CB Dric Aker 64 OVR D Pot - With blazing speed and some coverage skills, Aker should make a good complement to an albeit crowded defensive backfield. With height, physicality, and ability to thrive in zone and man coverage, a low ceiling and lack of awareness hides talent worthy of a nickel or dime back. Pick Grade: C

Bottom Line - B-: Reinforced several positions of need and got a steal in the late first, yet drafted bit players later on.

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Part 4: NFC North

Post by War on Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:01 am

Bears (ChillyRy):
Round 2 Pick 3 - ROLB Domonique Carnes 75 OVR B Potential - This guy's got it all. With speed, tackling ability, pass rushing ability, run stopping ability, and coverage abilities, Carnes is a complete linebacker sure to be a star given a couple seasons of acclimation. Likely to make an immediate impact for Chicago as an upgrade to a group with little talent other than Brian Urlacher. Pick Grade: B+

Round 3 Pick 28 - RT Dwayne Wallace 70 OVR B Potential - A proficient pass blocker, Wallace will need to improve his blocking ability tremendously if he ever wishes to start in the NFL. Has plenty of room to improve, but little chance of making an impact in the near future.Pick Grade: B-

Bottom Line - B: Made the best of two picks by shoring up positions of need with one great player and another with potential.

Packers (Norrinradd12):
Round 1 Pick 25 - LT Eduardo Mackey 79 OVR A Pot - A good blocker in every aspect, Mackey has the ability to step into a starting role immediately with lots of room for further development. A value pick that fills a need at tackle. Pick Grade: B+

Round 2 Pick 25 - QB Terry McCorkle 72 OVR A Pot - A strong armed quarterback with accuracy issues, but loads of potential, McCorkle is a gem of a developmental quarterback. Given Aaron Rodgers' success in Green Bay, McCorkle should have all the time he needs to develop. Pick Grade: B-

Round 2 Pick 28 - CB Khairi Maxwell 76 OVR B Pot - Short of stature and lacking a vertical, Maxwell makes up for it with ballhawking ability. Great field vision for a rookie. Needs some work in coverage, but should shape out as a well rounded corner given time to develop. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - B Stayed away from any dud picks, but only got real value out of first rounder.

Vikings (ScrotyMcCoknBut):
Round 2 Pick 6 - WR Jared Griffin 72 OVR B Pot - Height, speed, flashy catching skills, and return ability hide some clear flaws with Griffin. Holds onto the ball well in traffic and makes big catches, but then drops routine passes with shocking regularity. Sometimes looks lost on the field. No vertical ability whatsoever. And to top it all, over drafted when Minnesota had two additional picks later in the round. Pick Grade: F

Round 2 Pick 9 - DT Damon Myers 77 OVR B Pot - If you value strength and speed in a tackle, Myers is your guy. If you value important traits, then look elsewhere. Myers will close on the quarterback quickly for a DT, but will have trouble getting past blockers. Seemingly useless in the run game and exhibiting the tackling technique of some corners, will need to develop to ever earn a starting spot. Pick Grade: D

Round 2 Pick 10 - LT Kalen Frederick 76 OVR B Pot - A mobile outside lineman, Frederick should make an easy transition inside for Minnesota, with all around solid blocking ability. A little weak to play tackle, moving inside is ideal. Overdrafted. Pick Grade: C-

Round 3 Pick 6 - WR Marquese Aker 59 OVR D Pot - What a way to finish a draft. Aker is fast and has great height at 6'3", yet has cement hands and no ability to beat press at the line. Combined with injury concerns and the fact Aker runs around like a chicken with his head cut off, this makes for one hell of an overdrafted pick - Aker should've gone undrafted, not early in the third. Pick Grade: F

Bottom Line - F: It's hard to screw up a draft as badly as here. Potential can be deceiving when the player has no actual talent. This is a draft class to look back at in a couple years and wonder what the GM was thinking.

Lions (immortalcry):
Round 1 Pick 3 - CB Jorell Reed 82 OVR A Pot - A tall, fast corner with catching, coverage, and physical abilities, Reed is the real deal at corner. Needs a little seasoning to really come into his own and has questionable tackling skills, but fills a huge hole on the defense and is a sure superstar in the making. Pick Grade: B+

Round 1 Pick 9 - LOLB Darrin Duncan 84 OVR A Pot - How Duncan fell to #9 is a mystery. It's tough to find a linebacker this good, with plenty of room to develop. A clear steal. Pick Grade: A+

Round 1 Pick 10 - DT William Wright 82 OVR A Pot - Wright is a rare combination of bulk, strength, speed, and pass rushing ability. With an ability to get past blockers, hit hard, and proficient tackling, should step into a starting role with Detroit with no problem. Pick Grade: B+

Bottom Line - A: Got one hell of a player who should've never made it out of the top 5 with the 9th pick. Kudos to the GM who finally decided to grab Duncan. And to top it filled a missing spot on defense with each and every pick.

Next up: AFC South


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Season 23: 12-4 (1st Division, L in Super Bowl)
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Part 5: AFC South

Post by War on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:00 am

Titans (dmaki24):
Round 1 Pick 22 - WR Lakieth Law 78 OVR B Pot - Height, physicality and all around catching ability Law a force to be reckoned with on short passes. An ability to beat corners off the line, catch passes in tight spaces, and get yardage after the catch make a valuable target in a solid Titans passing attack. A bit of an overdraft. Pick Grade: B-

Round 1 Pick 29 - LT Shalon Swain 81 OVR B Pot - A solid lineman with size, strength, and exceptional pass blocking ability, Swain joins a group of talented, but aging lineman in Tennessee. Needs a bit of work in run blocking and blocking in space, but should shape up to be a talented starter in the future. Pick Grade: B-

Round 2 Pick 29 - HB Demond Strong 84 OVR B Pot - A balanced runner with no real weaknesses, Strong is a value pick this late in the 2nd. Most likely suited to a change of pace role due to stamina issues and also has some issues catching passes, but altogether a useful complement to Chris Johnson. Pick Grade: B

Round 3 Pick 29 - QB Camren Curette 77 OVR B Pot - A clear steal with one of the last picks of the draft, Curette has a decent arm with good accuracy on short throws. Can scramble and sells play action effectively, but needs some work mid range and deep throw accuracy. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - B: No outstanding picks, but four solid picks amount to a well done draft.

Jaguars (Warmaster91)
Round 1 Pick 19 - CB Sherard Eddie 77 OVR B Pot - Height, speed, athleticism, and top of the line ballhawking ability make Eddie a corner to be reckoned with. Excellent coverage ability and vertical make up for a lack of physicality at the line. With room for improvement and incredible stamina, could be a top tier corner given a couple seasons. Pick Grade: B+

Round 2 Pick 18 - SS Roderick Collins 70 OVR B Pot - Speed and ballhawking ability combined with balanced coverage skills make Collins a flexible safety. With some work on tackling technique and coverage skills, could eventually become an impact player. In the immediate sense seems to be at best a special teams player. Pick Grade: C

Round 2 Pick 19 - HB DeAndrew Montgomery 72 OVR B Pot - A fast, elusive back with a knack for finding the hole in the defense, Montgomery can make would-be tacklers miss with regularity. However, stamina issues may limit to a change of pace and returner role. Figures to be the primary returner in Jacksonville. Pick Grade: C

Round 3 Pick 19 - QB Bobby Murray 77 OVR B Pot - A pocket quarterback with a strong arm, Murray is already a proficient passer downfield. Needs some work on short passes, but could shape up to be a good starter in the NFL. Comes with injury and stamina concerns. A steal this late in the draft. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - B-: Grabbed a corner that will dominate receivers in space and several bit players that fill holes in defense and offense.

Texans (Cracker8):
Round 1 Pick 5 - MLB Terrance Carswell 83 OVR A Pot - Carswell is a package of speed, power, coverage, and run stopping ability all in one. Has some difficulty in pass rushing. Has excellent tackling technique and should make an immediate impact for Houston in a linebacker core lacking talent opposite Brian Cushing. Pick Grade: A-

Round 2 Pick 5 - LG Jackson Bucher 74 OVR A Pot - Excellent size and strength make Bucher a mauler of an interior lineman. Pushes around defensive lineman with ease in both pass an run blocking, but has difficulty with quicker linemen. Excellent blocker in open space. With a high ceiling and plenty of room to improve, has the ability to become an elite interior lineman. Pick Grade: B-

Round 3 Pick 5 - CB Marcus Kirkwood 70 OVR C Pot - A very fast and able corner, Kirkwood could develop into a ballhawk with good coverage ability. However, small stature and lack of physicality will likely limit to a nickel or cornerback. Pick Grade: C+

Bottom Line - B: Added a key piece to the defense while shoring up the offensive line and defensive backfield.

Colts (OPHare):
Round 1 Pick 4 - LOLB Emmanuel Marshall 84 OVR A Pot - Marshall is an excellent pass rushing linebacker who would fit well into a 3-4 scheme. Lacking in only coverage abilities, could also fit into a 4-3 scheme as a pass rusher and run stopper. Pick Grade: B+

Round 2 Pick 4 - TE Jason Fobbs 84 OVR A Pot - Fobbs is a solid tight end with pass catching ability and blocking ability that will make a formidable match for any linebacker or safety matched up against him. Has some injury concerns. With a high ceiling and plenty of room to improve, could become an elite receiver. Pick Grade: B+

Round 3 Pick 25 - WR Andre Quick 70 OVR B Pot - A balanced receiver with the ability to gain ground after the catch, Quick excels in no single area but can do everything at receiver. Has an extremely limited vertical ability and lacks ability to get off the line against physical corners, but makes up with agility and decent speed. With a couple seasons' development, could make a very effective target in Indy's passing attack. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - B-: Got plenty of talent, but not where needed.

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Part 6: NFC South

Post by War on Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:47 pm

Panthers (GGiSuckAtGaming):
Round 1 Pick 24 - WR Isaac Hopkins 65 OVR D Pot - An overdraft if I've ever seen one, Hopkins is a speed freak with some catching ability. Although he should make an effective receiver, Hopkins easily would've fallen into the second and possibly third round. Absolutely no ability to beat physical corners off the snap and looks seriously lost on the field. Pick Grade: F

Bottom Line - F: Having only one pick is no excuse to overdraft a player. Trade down. Don't do something this dumb.

Saints (BenSide84):
Round 1 Pick 13 - SS Carrington Murrell 85 OVR A Pot - Murrell is an athletic safety with good tackling ability, size, and hits hard. Murrell needs to work on coverage, but should make an immediate impact in the run game. Pick Grade: B+

Round 2 Pick 31 - DT Kenarious Reeves 69 OVR C Pot - A strong, physically talented tackle, Reeves has plenty of raw talent but looks lost on the field much of the time. With little room for improvement, could develop into a capable starter, but is a risky pick. Pick Grade: C-

Round 3 Pick 13 - LOLB Andrew Wesley 65 OVR D Pot - A fast, athletic linebacker, Wesley shows ability to cover ends and slower backs in space. However, shows little ability to stop the run, weak pass rushing skills, poor tackling technique, and gets winded too easily on the field. With little room for development, could serve as a capable special teamer or backup. Pick Pick Grade: C-

Round 3 Pick 31 - LE George Grady 72 OVR C Pot - Grady is a big, strong end who shows remarkable awareness for a rookie. This is paired with several negative characteristics - poor tackling technique, little ability to pass rush or stop the run, and major injury concerns. Pick Grade: D

Bottom Line - C-: Did manage to get a key player for the defense, but squandered all other picks on bit players with little ability or potential.

Falcons (edgarh33):
Round 3 Pick 3 - CB Carrick Holden 64 OVR D Pot - A fast, tall corner, Holden is a ballhawk in the making. Has coverage skills and physical ability that make an effective corner in any system, but has so little vision of the field that he could have trouble getting consistent playing time. Pick Grade: C

Round 3 Pick 9 - SS Shawn Sullivan 65 OVR C Pot - Sullivan is fast enough to keep up with any end or back, with coverage skills that make man coverage and zone coverage both viable options. Has some hard hitting ability, but shows very poor tackling technique for a safety, looks non-existent in run defense, looks lost on the field quite often, and has some injury concerns. Pick Grade: C

Round 3 Pick 22 - HB Wayman Nixon 80 OVR B Pot - Among the best remaining players on the board, Nixon is a fast runner who can make would be tacklers miss consistently. Will be effective in passing game and should shape up as a decent returner. Needs to work on ball carrying technique and has some injury concerns, but also plenty of upside. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - C+: Used late picks to get depth and got a steal runner late in the draft.

Buccaneers (ManicMike):
Round 2 Pick 7 - ROLB Joshua Wright 69 OVR B Pot - A balanced linebacker that can do everything decently but nothing exceptionally well, Wright has potential but needs work all around to ever become an impact player. Has major injury concerns. Look for a possible special teams contribution. Pick Grade: C

Round 3 Pick 7 - CB Devin Hines 70 OVR B Pot - Hines is a fast corner that has some coverage skills and a decent physical presence on the line. With excellent catching skills and a high ceiling, should become a ballhawk to be feared in the slot. In the meantime, should make some impact as a dimeback. Pick Grade: B

Bottom Line - B-: Added a decent prospect with potential and late on made a solid pick in a developmental corner.

Next up: AFC West

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Franchise Record: 209-186
Playoffs Record: 3-6

Madden 15 (Broncos): 0-2
Season 25: 0-2

Madden 25 (Broncos): 61-28
Season XX: 2-1 (DNF)
Season 24: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)
Season 23: 12-4 (1st Division, L in Super Bowl)
Season XX: 5-1 (DNF)
Season 22: 9-7 (2nd Division)
Season 21: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)
Season 20: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)

Madden 13 (49ers) Season XX: 4-5 (DNF)

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Part 7: AFC West

Post by War on Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:44 pm

Chiefs (PhillyDieHard90):
Round 2 Pick 13 - WR Antwon Calhoun 76 OVR B Pot - A well rounded receiver with height to boot, Calhoun is a good addition to the Chiefs questionable receiving core. Although needing a bit of work on catching technique, has a knack for making tough catches and is very physical at the line. Pick Grade: B-

Round 3 Pick 26 - HB De'Adrian Brandon 73 OVR C Pot - A big, strong runner who bowls over opponents, Brandon holds onto the ball better than most backs. With some room for improvement, could make a valuable power back. Pick Grade: C+

Bottom Line - B-: Grabbed a receiver who should be a big part of the passing game and a useful power back.

Raiders (SweetMojaveRain):
Round 1 Pick 20 - LG Taviouzie Stubblefield 82 OVR A Pot - A well balanced blocker with good size for an interior lineman, Stubblefield is a quality pick as one of the best on the board. Strong and able to block in space, should be a stud lineman given a couple season's development. Pick Grade: B

Round 3 Pick 10 - RE Tyler Turner 75 OVR B Pot - Turner is a fast, pass rushing end that has potential. However, atrocious tackling technique, very poor run stopping ability, and injury concerns must be overcome to make any kind of impact in the NFL. Still, a quality late pick. Pick Grade: B-

Round 3 Pick 18 - LT Tomaz Reese 67 OVR B Pot - A big lineman who projects as an outside blocker, Reese is strong and serves as a mauler in run blocking while still showcasing proficient pass blocking abilities. With some work on run blocking technique and blocking in space, could make a solid starter. Pick Grade: B-

Round 3 Pick 20 - RT William Spencer 78 OVR B Pot - A bit small for a tackle, Spencer displays raw blocking ability. Probably better suited for an interior line spot, with extensive work on technique could be a very good starter. Steal of a pick. Pick Grade: B+

Bottom Line - B: Due to best available draft strategy, got good value out of picks.

Chargers (zoufan):
Round 1 Pick 15 - QB Kalen Mills 82 OVR A Pot - A capable starter as a rookie, Mills has a strong arm and only has any real difficulty with medium passes. Can scramble, and throws on the run well. Should make an immediate impact as the starting quarterback. Pick Grade: A

Round 2 Pick 15 - RT Marcus Riddick 78 OVR B Pot - A smallish, weak tackle, Riddick will most likely need to be moved inside to really make the most impact. A solid blocker all around, and with some work could be a top tier interior lineman. Overdrafted. Pick Grade: C+

Round 3 Pick 15 - TE Derek Schuyler 68 OVR C Pot - A decently well rounded tight end, Schuyler can catch and can block. Some difficulty getting loose when jammed at the line, but catches passes well in tight spaces. Pick Grade: C

Bottom Line - B+: Got the quarterback needed and picked up two solid reserve pieces for the offense.

Broncos (busturdust):
Round 1 Pick 7 - CB Russ Cherry 80 OVR A Pot - A fast corner with excellent coverage skills and physical ability at the line, Cherry should make an excellent shutdown corner in no time. With good catching skills to boot and a high ceiling, will develop into a dominant corner in the NFL. Pick Grade: A

Round 2 Pick 2 - DT Victor Seale 80 OVR B Pot - Seale is big, strong tackle with ability to be a dominant nose tackle in the NFL. An excellent bull rusher who will be effective in both passing and rushing downs. Pick Grade: A

Round 2 Pick 8 - WR Kenneth Sherman 76 OVR B Pot - A tall, agile receiver who has excellent hands in tight spots, Sherman could make a very good well rounded receiver in the future. Has a limited vertical for a receiver so tall, and has some injury concerns. Pick Grade: B-

Bottom Line - A-: Got quality picks every time, with a steal early in the second.

And the last division is next: NFC West

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Franchise Record: 209-186
Playoffs Record: 3-6

Madden 15 (Broncos): 0-2
Season 25: 0-2

Madden 25 (Broncos): 61-28
Season XX: 2-1 (DNF)
Season 24: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)
Season 23: 12-4 (1st Division, L in Super Bowl)
Season XX: 5-1 (DNF)
Season 22: 9-7 (2nd Division)
Season 21: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)
Season 20: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)

Madden 13 (49ers) Season XX: 4-5 (DNF)

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Part 8: NFC West

Post by War on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:17 pm

49ers (Prince):
Round 2 Pick 24 - C Wendell Kennedy 77 OVR B Pot - Kennedy is a solid interior lineman who can step into a starting spot immediately. With some work on technique, could be a top tier lineman. Pick Grade: B-

Round 2 Pick 26 - TE Eric Marshall 69 OVR C Pot - A blocking tight end, Marshall has speed but very limited catching abilities. With some room for improvement, could develop into more of a receiver, but still could be hampered by injury concerns. Pick Grade: D

Bottom Line - C: Got a starting lineman but overdrafted with only other pick.

Rams (clutch1987):
Round 1 Pick 21 - MLB Raheem Grayson 74 OVR A Pot - Grayson is nearly a complete linebacker. Being a big hitter with run stopping ability, decent coverage skills, excellent tackling technique, could be a very good linebacker with some seasoning. Pick Grade: B+

Round 2 Pick 30 - TE Blake Cameron 75 OVR B Pot - A decently balanced tight end, Cameron can catch with some ability and serves as a good blocker in open space. Needs some work blocking before being used as a true in-line blocker, but versatility is best quality. Some injury concerns exist. Pick Grade: B

Round 3 Pick 21 - WR Serderius Pelon 73 OVR B Pot - A fast, well balanced receiver with ability to run after the catch, Pelon should make a well versed receiver with a couple seasons' development. Very good ability to run after the catch and an excellent returner. Pick Grade: B

Round 3 Pick 30 - QB Brady Winter 76 OVR B Pot - A mobile quarterback with decent accuracy all around, Winter could become a very good passer with a year or two development. A good grab with one of the last picks. Pick Grade: B+

Bottom Line - B+: Grabbed some quality picks, including a developmental quarterback.

Cardinals (Chuko):
Round 1 Pick 12 - WR Deterius Edwards 84 OVR A Pot - Edwards is a fast, able receiver with some receiving ability. Capable of making significant yardage after the catch and returning, with some development could make a dominant, well-rounded target, barring injury. Pick Grade: B-

Round 1 Pick 28 - FS Zachary James 74 OVR B Pot - A fast, center fielder type safety, James is great in coverage and has ballhawking ability. The downside is that there are many, many corners out there that have better tackling technique and will have no presence in the run game. Pick Grade: C-

Round 2 Pick 12 - FS Ephraim Duncan 74 OVR B Pot - The second safety taken by Arizona, Duncan is of the similar mold in that he also is a ballhawk with some coverage skill and also has atrocious tackling technique. Even less of a run stopper, will only make an impact on special teams, if he can manage to actually tackle somebody. Pick Grade: D

Round 3 Pick 12 - LOLB Dematrae Pullium 68 OVR C Pot - An exceptionally fast linebacker, Pullium has sub-par ability in almost all areas, with no true positives or negatives. With some development, could make a well-rounded backup, but no more. Pick Grade: D

Bottom Line - C-:Acquired one valuable, but overrated player among several bit players.

Seahawks (DrtyPillowTalk1):
3rd Round Pick 24 - RG Billy McKinney 77 OVR B Pot - McKinney is a strong interior lineman with good run blocking ability. An excellent grab at this point, could take over a starting spot immediately or sometime in the future once pass blocking abilities have improved. Pick Grade: B+

Bottom Line - B: Grabbed a valuable, useful lineman with only pick, but traded away high picks in all rounds.

A bit of a summary:

Best Draft - Lions (A)
Runner Up - Broncos (A-)
Worst Draft - Panthers (F)
Second Worst - Vikings (F)

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Franchise Record: 209-186
Playoffs Record: 3-6

Madden 15 (Broncos): 0-2
Season 25: 0-2

Madden 25 (Broncos): 61-28
Season XX: 2-1 (DNF)
Season 24: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)
Season 23: 12-4 (1st Division, L in Super Bowl)
Season XX: 5-1 (DNF)
Season 22: 9-7 (2nd Division)
Season 21: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)
Season 20: 11-5 (2nd Division, L in Wildcard)

Madden 13 (49ers) Season XX: 4-5 (DNF)

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