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Jimmy Clausen is a franchise QB

completely agree

"Jimmy Clausen is a franchise QB."

Yeah in the CFL.

And the Pats took the strongest arm in the draft with their last pick. If a few years watching Brady can't mold him, nothing will. I liked all of it.

I like what the Steelers did somewhat. I still don't like their second round pick especiall considering they took another OLB in the fourth. The needed depth but you don't draft depth in the second round. Pouncey is going to be a stud. Getting RB Dwyer in the sixth is a steal. However, the biggest move on the last day of the draft was getting Bryant McFadden back. He improves the secondary a lot.

Cleary the Seahawks had the best draft. The Bills are, well, the Bills.

buckeyenut is a franchise bathhouse attendant

Pretty lame attempt at an article Clifton.

I give a solid A to both the Seahawks and the 49ers. They both may overtake the Cardinals this year, given the retirement of Kurt Warner.

these rankings are pretty accurate. I think the lions deserved an A and the Ravens a B+ unless the Ravens really only needed an injury plagued (4 knee surgeries on 1 knee) linebacker and two backup tight ends.

Dez Bryant fits the mold of your average mentally unstable and impared Cowboys reciever, Michael rape and coke Irvin, Terrell crybaby Owens Alvin "Freakie Harp" Harper, Roy Can't Tip or Catch Williams...

Are you 6 yrs old or something hespoballer15? Very poor attempt at humor. I give you an F-.

Great draft for the Buc's. It's a long road back, but two good drafts in a row and the Buc's GM is on a roll. We could't stop anybody running the ball last year but two 1st round grade D-line tackles should help things out. Hope is eternal this time of year, but I'm glad they drafted D-line and receivers when thats what we actually needed.

Not sure about selecting the kid out of Oregon over Mays, and not sure about moving back into the second round for a Running Back.

Loved the fact that we were able to pick up Colt so late in the 3rd.

I would say B- Overall.

Seahawks, niners, eagles and Pats all had very strong drafts with the Bucs doing pretty good too. I thunk the niners and Hawks made the west a bit more interesting. and Detroit has to be considered a spoiler in the north

I agree that Seattle had the best draft, and by a pretty large margin. Over all, I think Clifton Brown did a good job grading the draft.

I think the Bengals had a great draft - Carson Palmer should be ecstatic. Gresham will be an all-pro TE and Shipley has great hands, speed and is a threat in the return game.

These grades mean nothing. It makes for interesting reading but the truth is no one really knows how some of these players will do in the NFL. The college game is a much slower, simpler game. You have All-Pros coming out of small colleges and you have a bunch of busts coming out of big schools. I think the combines are interesting but game conditions, when you are running in pads and have taken a few shots is the true test. To read that Colt McCoy, or Bradford or Clausen are franchise QB's is laughable-I don't see it-these guys are not in the Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan class.
Brady Quinn, Matt Leinart, Ryan Leaf (yeah, Ryan Leaf) were all "franchise" Qb's coming out of college too and I think this is where Claussen, McCoy and Bradford will fall in. I saw Bradford play and he looks to me like he can't take a hit and has happy feet.
not impressed.

These grades mean nothing. It makes for interesting reading but the truth is no one really knows how some of these players will do in the NFL. The college game is a much slower, simpler game. You have All-Pros coming out of small colleges and you have a bunch of busts coming out of big schools. I think the combines are interesting but game conditions, when you are running in pads and have taken a few shots is the true test. To read that Colt McCoy, or Bradford or Clausen are franchise QB's is laughable-I don't see it-these guys are not in the Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan class.
Brady Quinn, Matt Leinart, Ryan Leaf (yeah, Ryan Leaf) were all "franchise" Qb's coming out of college too and I think this is where Claussen, McCoy and Bradford will fall in. I saw Bradford play and he looks to me like he can't take a hit and has happy feet.
not impressed.

Why would Jacksonville residents be outraged when and if Tebow leads the Los Angeles Jaguars to glory in a few years? They sure don't seem to care about the team now.

Majority of comments were good. I agree with johnnyblazers about looking good at workouts, on film, etc. So while he goes after the workout wonders, I,as a Redskin fan just want to let you know what NOT having draft picks gets you. Albert Haynesworth, Santana Moss, no GOOD back-up O-linemen last year when ALL the regulars were hurt; Donovan McNabb(5 years too late!!), Larry Johnson, etc., etc.

Just once, I would like to see the 'Skins keep ALL their picks and try to BUILD a team instaed of trying to BUY one.

Give me a break, Gerhart at backup RB to Adrian Peterson is a very good pick. Think about what happened in the NFC Championship game versus New Orleans - the RB's could not block Saint rushers. Gerhart WILL be a very good blocker for Brett Favre.

As well, Chris Cook (CB) is a very good pick and player that is tall and fits the Tampa-2 Defense quite well. I like the first 2 picks greatly. Other picks are backups and special teams players.

Alualu may turn out to be a flop, but there is no way Tebow is going to be a star.

For all the hype about Suh and McCoy, who I think are going to be good NFL players, no one seemed to be talking much about Rolando McClain. He has been the best football player in the country for at least the last two years, maybe the best linebacker since Ray Lewis. In addition, the Raiders also added Bruce Campbell and LaMarr Houston, and I am willing to bet that both will be great players before they are done. I believe in Al (3 SuperRings) and would rather bet my house on him than the "experts".