2012 PMFL Draft Analysis & Grades (Rounds 1 & 2)

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  1. LtJustice

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    I have put together an analysis of rounds 1 & 2 of the draft, complete with grades for each team. This is just for fun, and I spent way longer on it than I should have, so please nobody take offense if you don't like your team's analysis/grade. Enjoy!

    49ers
    Picks: 1.23 – Lenoy Tucker – WR (North Texas), 2.54 – Jon Riddick – K (UL Lafayette)
    Analysis: The prototypical build for a receiver, at 6’3” tall and 200lbs, Tucker will give quarterback Alex Smith another great receiving weapon on an offense already loaded with them. In addition to great size, Tucker has shown some very good speed and a great ability to make the tough catch in traffic throughout his college career. While Riddick comes in as the top kicker out of the draft and with his outstanding power and good accuracy, taking a kicker in the second round is viewed as a reach by some. He should be able to easily replace veteran kicker Joe Nedney as the Niners go to guy on kickoffs and field goals, and his range can definitely be a difference maker.
    Grade: B-

    Bears
    Picks: N/A
    Grade: Incomplete

    Bengals
    Picks: 1.6 – Keron Block – T (Connecticut), 1.30 – Roc Hargrove – QB (Texas)
    Analysis: Block gives the Bengals the opportunity to move one of their tackles to the guard position and solidify their offensive line. Block, the top tackle in the draft, is a very smart player and should develop into an outstanding blocker in both the passing and running games. The upgraded offensive line will allow the Bengals to protect the new face of the franchise, Roc Hargrove. As the Carson Palmer era in Cincinnati ends, the Hargrove era looks to begin and the Bengals want to ensure they protect their new signal caller. While Hargrove hasn’t always shown great awareness in the pocket, his strong arm and good accuracy made him too good for the Bengals to pass up.
    Grade: A

    Bills
    Picks: 1.3 – Mario Moss – OLB (SMU), 1.8 – Michael Lincoln – WR (N. Carolina), 2.42 – Andrew Parris – QB (Rutgers), 2.51 – Sean Loften – HB (UCLA), 2.57 – Rodney Russell – G (Utah), 3.73 – Joe Rucci – DT (Minnesota), 3.75 – Lorenzo Bellamy – DE (West Virginia), 3.78 – E.J. Devlin – C (N.C. State)
    Analysis: With two top 10 picks, the Bills were able to add a stud on each side of the ball. Moss was an absolute beast in college, showing amazing speed and very high intelligence and playmaking ability. On paper Moss looks to be a once in a lifetime talent, but will his abilities transition from the small stage of SMU to the big show that is the PMFL? The Bills added some much needed speed to their receiving corps in Lincoln, who already is being talked about as one of the fastest players in the league. While his speed is his major draw Lincoln has shown some great pass catching ability, but has occasionally drawn criticism for appearing lost on the field. Parris has shown a great arm, but his accuracy seems to be streaky. He has shown great awareness on the field and is expected to win the starting job by the time the season opens. Loften gives the Bills a young power runner to compliment speedy starter Spiller.
    Grade: A+

    Broncos
    Picks: 1.24 – Jo Jo Field – CB (West Virginia), 2.49 – Chris Gordon – S (Syracuse),
    Analysis: The Broncos added some much needed youth and speed to their defensive backfield with Field and Gordon. Gordon is expected to compete for a starting position and Field should be able to contribute in nickel and dime packages, especially in zone coverage, where he excels.
    Grade: B

    Browns
    Picks: 1.11 – Emmanuel Oguchukwu – S (Kent State), 1.17 – Desmond Durst – MLB (Louisville), 2.39 – Chris Spence – DE (Oklahoma)
    Analysis: The Browns were clearly focusing on defense as they used their two top 20 picks as well as their 2nd round pick on that side of the ball. For the 2nd year in a row, the Browns used their top pick on a standout safety. With Oguchukwu, who some had rated as the best safety in the draft, to go along with last year’s top pick Dorian Hill, the Browns immediately have one of the top safety tandems in the league. The Browns weren’t expecting to see Durst on the board when their second 1st rounder came up, but couldn’t pass up adding the top MLB to come out this year. With his speed and smarts on the field, Durst is expected to make an immediate impact on defense for the Browns. Spence gives the Browns a young end rusher who will surely press veteran Aaron Maybin for playing time.
    Grade: B+

    Buccaneers
    Picks: 1.18 – Broderick Cotton – WR (Syracuse), 1.19 – Parker Boates – HB (Tennessee), 2.33 – Randall Wheeler – WR (Houston), 2.34 – Devan Ontario – TE (Texas), 2.50 – Trace Wendall – DT (Auburn)
    Analysis: The Bucs went all speed on offense with their top 4 picks. While some felt Cotton was a reach as a top 20 pick, the Buccaneers love his combination of size, speed and hands. While he is a little raw, his physical ability is unquestionable and he could develop into one of the top deep threats in the league. With Boates, possibly the fastest HB in the draft, the Buccaneers added another homerun threat to their backfield. While not always showing the best vision on the field, Boates is a threat to score any time he touches the ball. Wheeler is known for his very good speed, as well as his ability to make the tough catch in traffic. With the loss of Kellen Winslow Jr., Ontario is expected to see significant playing time and his speed at the TE position can be a difference maker.
    Grade: B

    Cardinals
    Picks: 1.13 – Sanjay Nash – TE (Notre Dame), 2.47 – Scott Wilson – DT (Hawaii), 3.55 – Barry Reyes – CB (N. Carolina)
    Analysis: The Cardinals added a can’t miss prospect in Nash, who should immediately improve the Cardinals passing game. Nash not only has outstanding speed, but is smart and has great hands as well.
    Grade: B

    Chargers
    Picks: 1.14 – Auber Papis – T (Colorado St.), 1.27 – Corey Baxter – CB (Elon College)
    Analysis: The Chargers hope to have picked a day one starter in Auber. While he is known for being a fierce pass blocker, he has shown some room for improvement in the running game. While Baxter was initially graded as a borderline 1st round talent, a late run on CBs left him on the board as the last of the top tier corners available. While not know as a great man on man defender, he is exceptional in zone coverage schemes.
    Grade: B-

    Chiefs
    Picks: 1.10 – Mohammed Alipate – CB (Auburn), 1.28 – Dwight Penn – OLB (Auburn), 2.37 – Tavares Saint – WR (Alcorn St.), 2.41 – Elton Cox – DE (Ball St.), 2.59 – David Grissom – HB (Cincinnati)
    Analysis: With only one top 10 talent at CB in this year’s draft, the Chiefs were pleasantly surprised to see him there at #10. With a great mix of speed, smarts, tackling, and man-on-man coverage ability, Alipate paired with Brandon Flowers gives the Chiefs a young CB tandem to be reckoned with. In Penn the Chiefs got themselves a probable starter with good speed and a nose for the ball. Saint gives the Chiefs some much needed depth at receiver and gives 2nd year QB Chris Robinson another deep threat to go to. Look for Grissom to challenge for playing time right away, as his blazing speed will make it hard to keep him off of the field. Cox should make an immediate impact on defense and may end up pushing his way into the starting lineup.
    Grade: A

    Colts
    Picks: 2.62 – Oliver Beliard – T (UCLA)
    Analysis: The Colts added some much needed depth and a potential starter with the 6’8 behemoth Beliard. A raw physical specimen, Beliard has shown very good ability blocking in both the running and passing games, but still seems to be learning the intricacies of the position.
    Grade: B-

    Cowboys
    Picks: 1.29 – Andre Taylor – FS (Washington), 2.61 – Bryan Carter – G (Washington St.)
    Analysis: The Cowboys expect Taylor to step right into the starting role at FS and the Washington stand out looks to be up to the task. While not the greatest open field tackler, Taylor excels in coverage. Taylor is widely considered the top rated coverage safety in the draft, in both man and zone schemes. In Carter the Cowboys get a potential starter or at the very least a solid back-up this season.
    Grade: B+

    Dolphins
    Picks: N/A
    Grade: Incomplete

    Eagles
    Picks: N/A
    Grade: Incomplete

    Falcons
    Picks: 1.4 – Roddell Lewis – OLB (N. Arizona), 2.36 – Tamarick Thomas – DE (Nevada)
    Analysis: With Lewis the Falcons have acquired the type of player that can carry a defense. With amazing speed and outstanding tackling ability, the Falcons have gotten a great playmaker. In Thomas, the Falcons have added even more blazing speed to their front seven. While not the greatest tackler in college, his speed makes that deficiency a little easier to overlook.
    Grade: A-

    Giants
    Picks: 2.43 – Bobby Looney – DE (UL Monroe), 2.48 – Mike Dutko – T (San Jose State)
    Analysis: The Giants hope to be able to plug Looney in opposite standout Justin Tuck and give opposing offenses fits trying to deal with their speed at the ends. In Dutko the Giants added some much needed youth to an aging offensive line.
    Grade: B

    Jaguars
    Picks: 1.5 – Wilson Jordan – DE (Yale), 1.32 – Zefross Rheams – HB (Cal-Northridge), 2.46 – Tim Thicke – HB (Kansa State), 2.64 – Wes Frizzle – WR (Alabama)
    Analysis: Jordan was considered by many to be the top defensive lineman in this year’s draft. An impressive specimen who has all the tools, Jordan has the size, smarts, and ability to be a starter right away. Paired with last year’s top pick Shaynon Douglas, the Jaguars defensive line immediately becomes one of the top units in the league. The Jaguars surprised a lot of observers by selecting Rheams and Thicke with back to back picks, but the hope is that one or both can offset the loss of talented back Maurice Jones-Drew.
    Grade: B+

    Jets
    Picks: N/A
    Grade: Incomplete

    Lions
    Picks: 2.60 – Robert Cash – C (Rutgers)
    Analysis: The Lions moved up to select the man they wanted in Cash. A solid prospect and a smart player, look for Cash to challenge for playing time sooner rather than later.
    Grade: C+

    Packers
    Picks: 1.9 – Dermonti Blount – S (Ball State)
    Analysis: With only one pick in the first 2 rounds, the Packers made it count when they grabbed Blount. Widely considered the top safety prospect in the draft, Blount gives the Packers some much needed speed in their defensive backfield and brings big time playmaking ability. Look for Blount to challenge for a starting position at one of the safety spots early in training camp.
    Grade: A

    Panthers
    Picks: 1.22 – Kahlil Miller – DT (Lambuth), 2.44 – Vonte Aaron – CB (TCU)
    Analysis: Suprisingly fast for his size, Miller’s rare mix of size and speed can give blockers fits as he can tie up multiple blockers on one play and blow right past everyone on the next. With amazing speed, Aaron figures to make an impact on special teams and possibly in dime situations.
    Grade: B

    Patriots
    Picks: N/A
    Grade: Incomplete

    Raiders
    Picks: N/A
    Grade: Incomplete

    Rams
    Picks: 1.31 – Freeman Kane – TE (Wisconsin)
    Analysis: With a mix of great speed and a knack for making the tough catch, look for Kane to become a favorite target for Sam Bradford.
    Grade: B

    Ravens
    Picks: 2.53 – Tyronne Brown – TE (New Mexico), 2.56 – Nate Crisp – OLB (Massachusetts)
    Analysis: With only two late 2nd round picks to work with, the Ravens made the best of what they had available. They added to their talent at tight end with the addition of Brown, who brings even more speed to the already fast unit. Crisp give the Ravens another young talented linebacker (a little raw but with great speed) that they hope to mold into their latest stand out defender.
    Grade: B-

    Redskins
    Picks: 1.16 – D.D. Carter – OLB – Georgia), 1.23 – Keylo Turner – S (Texas A&M), 2.45 – Marvcus Vance – G (New Mexico State)
    Analysis: With two 1st round picks the Redskins hope to have added two starters to their defensive unit. Carter brings great speed and playmaking ability to an already talented unit. With a uncanny ability to get away from blockers, Carter always appears to be in position to make a play. While a great tackler and a very smart defender, Carter does struggle in coverage as he was primarily a pass rusher and run stopper at the college level. Turner brings some much needed speed to the safety position and his outstanding coverage abilities figure to push him into the starting line up early in his career. Vance looks to be a steal as one of the top guards coming out and should see plenty of playing time in his rookie campaign.
    Grade: A

    Saints
    Picks: 1.7 – Jason Clark – DT (W. Michigan)
    Analysis: The Saints made good use of their only pick as they added the man beast Clark. A pure powerhouse, with pretty good speed for his size, Clark was practically unblockable in college. Possessing amazing strength, Clark’s abilities figure to transition just fine into the pro game and he will most likely become one of the top defensive tackles in the league before long.
    Grade: A

    Seahawks
    Picks: 1.2 – Curtis Gambol – DE (Tennessee), 1.12 – Earlzo Kyaunn – CB (UCLA), 1.25 – Venice Young – S (Mountain Valley St.), 2.38 – Orlando Holliday – HB (UNLV)
    Analysis: With 3 picks in the first round, the Seahawks were looking to bolster their defense. Gambol possesses amazing speed and tackling ability and at times it seemed as though nobody could block him on the college level. While he has all the physical tools, Gambol struggled at times getting into the right place at the right time. Despite his perceived shortcoming on the mental side of things, Gambol still appears to be a can’t miss prospect who will be terrorizing opposing offenses for years to come. Kyaunn brings some speed of his own, as many considered him the fastest player in the draft this year, and he definitely fits the bill of shutdown corner. Look for Young to see plenty of playing time in his rookie year as his speed and zone coverage ability will be hard to keep off the field.
    Grade: A+

    Steelers
    Picks: N/A
    Grade: Incomplete

    Texans
    Picks: 1.15 – Onaje Lewis – WR (Oklahoma State), 1.20 – DeMond Cooper – MLB (Indiana), 2.52 – Paul Donovan – OLB (Georgia Tech)
    Analysis: The Texans were thrilled to see top receiving prospect Lewis fall to them. Along with great speed, Lewis also has great hands and an exceptional head for the game. Paired with Andre Johnson, the Texans receiving corps immediately becomes one of the top units in the league. With Copper and Donovan, the Texans add some great speed to their linebacking group and both players are expected to compete for starting positions right from the start of camp.
    Grade: A-

    Titans
    Picks: 1.1 – Tyler Dougherty – QB (Memphis), 2.35 – Earl Bowman – HB (Minnesota), 2.40 – Marquise Stuckey – WR (North Carolina), 2.63 – Evan Allen – FB (Duke)
    Analysis: The Titans kicked off the draft with offense and kept it on that side of the ball with all 4 of their picks in the first two rounds. With the 1st overall pick in their possession the Titans tabbed the QB they’ve been coveting since their early exit from last season’s playoffs. With prototypical QB size, a great head for the game and a canon for an arm, Dougherty appears to be as close to a can’t miss as you can get at quarterback. While accuracy issues have at times plagued him throughout his collegiate career, there is no denying the kid is a winner. The Titans surprised many when they reached for Bowman very early in the 2nd round. A very raw talent, Bowman possesses a mix of speed and power that may very well turn him into one of the top backs in the league before long. Stuckey gives Dougherty another deep threat and has shown the uncanny ability to make the spectacular catch in his college career. Allen fills an immediate need at fullback and looks to be plugged in as the starter right form the get go.
    Grade: A+

    Vikings
    Picks: 1.26 – Leron Winters – CB (USC), 2.58 – John Hurley – G (Canisius)
    Analysis: Winters brings some much needed speed to the defensive backfield, but will his raw coverage ability keep him off of the field? Look for Hurley to be plugged right in as a starter at the right guard position to solidify the offensive line in front of All World running back Adrian Peterson.
    Grade: B+
     
  2. klaximilian

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    Holy hell, great write up Jim. This took some serious time to put together, but I love it!
     
  3. CHUNKNESS

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    What he said! Holy shit, Jim. This is great! [​IMG]
     
  4. CHUNKNESS

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    Published on the XFN page. Thx, Jim.
     
  5. thafuture3886

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    Damn Jim, this is beyond great..Good stuff
     
  6. thaexistence

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    Thanks! Helped me understand some picks ;)
     
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    for Eagles just put Eric Berry and MJD
     
  8. Bradkaz96

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    Brilliant Jim!

    But you forgot to put the combined wonderlic score for the Buccaneers draft prospects (12) ;)

    Thanks for the A+, go Titans
     
  9. Warhawk AKA dreadman

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    Nice work Jim!
     
  10. LtJustice

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    Glad you all like it and thanks for the props.
     
  11. BRUCE80

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    Very cool write up..thanks for taking the time to do it Jim.
     
  12. CHUNKNESS

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    You laugh now...
     
  13. Bradkaz96

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    Your not in my confrence so yes, yes I do... Your opponents will laugh when the ball bounces off your WRs helmets because their too dumb to turn around and look for the ball!!!**

    **The above comments are made out of spite because you took 2 players I wanted right before I was about to pick, you even traded infront of me to get one!
     
  14. BigSmooth33

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    Lions C+


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  15. CHUNKNESS

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    Ahhhh, I see. So rather than recognizing that I have similar and what I would assume is good taste in your eyes since you were gunning for the same players, you'd rather throw sticks and stones. [​IMG]
     
  16. Bradkaz96

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    Yes, that is exactly right, you took my WR so I took the HB eddie was gonna draft and he got mad at me, so see its all your fault. ;)
     
  17. CHUNKNESS

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    I'm used to it...
     
  18. redlishus

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    Nice job Jim.
     
  19. AveryB

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    Great work Jim
     
  20. redlishus

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    14-14 on FG attempts. 3 FG's 59 yards or more. 18-18 XP Attempts. Single handledly keeping me games thus far and winning some. You hit it on the head with the reason for taking him was his kicking power. I now think I got a steal in the second round...
     
  21. CHUNKNESS

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    Nice. Special teams win games! I have always been a supporter of selecting special teams players in the higher rounds because they are playmakers of their own right and keep teams in games.
     
  22. thaexistence

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    Lag is killing me on these kicks lately.
     
  23. CHUNKNESS

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    same. shit happens. win some, lose some.
     

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