The Gipper Posted May 3, 2010 Report Share Posted May 3, 2010 As I mentioned elsewhere, a draft cannot really be properly be rated until 3-5 years later. Here are the Browns drafts from 3-5 years ago. Let's grade these drafts in terms of their efficaciousness in the 2010 Browns season. For this purpose I am ignoring what we may have gotten in a trade for those who may have been traded. I am only interested in who we picked up. (Round drafted, player, position): 2004: 1. Kellen Winslow Jr. TE 2. Sean Jones S 4. Luke McCown QB 5. Amon Gordon DL 6. Kirk Chambers OL 7. Adim. Echemandu RB Grade re 2010 help: F Not a one of these guys is still on the team. Past performance grade: D+ except for K2 and Jones none ever helped this team that I recall, and Jones was gone after 1 or two years. 2005: 1. Braylon Edwards WR 2. Brodney Pool DB 3. Charlie Frye QB 5. David McMillen DE 6. Nick Speegle LB 6. Andrew Hoffman 7. Jonathan Dunn Grade re 2010 help: F Again, not a one of these guys is even on the team to my knowledge. Past performanne grade: C-. Edwards/Frye: major disappointments. Pool: serviceable. No other contributors to speak of. 2006: 1. Kameron Wimbley DE/LB 2. D'Qwell Jackson LB 3. Travis Wilson WR 4. Leon Williams LB 4. Isaac Sowells OL 5. Jerome Harrison RB 5. Demarius Minter DB 6. Lawrence Vickers FB 6. Babatunde Owshinowo DT 7. Justin Hamilton Grade re 2010 help: C- Left on this team is an average at best MLB (Jackson), a truly unknown commodity at RB who has flashes of brilliance but not enough playing time (Harrison), and a better than average Fullback (Vickers) Grade on past performance: C- Wimbley and a couple of the others just took up roster space for a while. That's about it. 2007: 1. Joe Thomas OT 1. Brady Quinn QB 2. Eric Wright CB 5. Brandon McDonald DB 6. Mellia Purcell DL 7. Chase Pittman DL 7. Syndric Steptoe WR Grade for 2010 help: B- Thomas of course is the gem (perhaps of all Browns drafts since 1999?). Wright is a serviceable, even reliable starter. McDonald is eminently replaceable, but will likely play. Steptoe is still here. But perhaps NFL (not for long) Grade for past performance: C Quinn's "failure" could have drug this grade down even more. 2008: 4. Beau Bell LB 4. Martin Rucker TE 6. Ahtyba Rubin DT 6. Paul Hubbard WR 7. Alex Hall LB Grade for 2010 help: D Only Rubin is even still on the roster, and he may be starting for a few games. Past performance grade: D- It is pathetic that only one player from a draft two years ago is still on this team. (I know that these grades could perhaps be tempered with the qualification that "we got so and so from a draft pick we traded, or we got so and so from a player that we traded....but I was just looking at the straight talent on the team we got from these drafts). Give your own grades if you like, or if you somehow disagree. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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