It’s that time of the year again and the NFL draft has happened and P2P4U is here to give our analysis of the football selections. Many young college kids sat and waited patiently for their names to be called and find out where they would be earning a paycheck next year. It is an exciting time for football fans as they can sit back and watch which direction their team is taking by drafting either offense or defense. We put our P2P4U analysts to the task on rating how the NFL draft turned out and which picks were steals, which picks were reaches, who fumbled and who scored a TD in our draft analysis.
Andrew Luck and RGIII – These two picks should surprise no one and for months the whole world knew that Luck and Griffin were going 1 and 2 in the draft. It will be interesting to see how these two progress. We think Luck will have a better career than Griffin but we think that in year 1 both QBs could have many struggles. P2P4U Rating on these picks: A
The Cleveland Browns filled two key holes in round 1 by taking Trent Richardson with the third pick (they traded up from 4 to 3 to grab him) and taking Brandon Weeden late in the first round. What does this mean for Colt McCoy? Likely that the McCoy experiment in Cleveland is over. McCoy never looked comfortable in the offense. He was getting hit a lot, held onto the ball too much, and his lack of height did not help. To be fair the Browns didn’t have many playmakers on the offensive side, but McCoy never showed any consistency. This was a great first round for Cleveland and the Dawgpound should be rocking this year. P2P4U Grade: A+
The biggest headscratcher in the first round was the Chicago Bears drafting Shea McClellin. The Bears had two gaping issues last year, they gave up too many yards passing and their offensive line needed a lot of help… so they go and draft a linebacker. They could have traded down and still gotten Shea if they wanted him, or they might have considered trading up and grabbing a cornerback, or they could have kept their spot and picked an offensive lineman. P2P4U grade: D-
With the first pick of the second round the Rams needed a wide receiver and they took… Brian Quick. Maybe this is why St. Louis hasn’t had a winning season in the past decade. There were 4 other receivers taken later in this round, all of which is P2P4U’s estimation that they all offer much more potential. Stephen Hill was there, he has the ability to be a Calvin Johnson type of wideout with some work and he fell to the Jets (which was a nice pickup for them). Not sure we understand the Rams pick here, time will tell, Bradford needs help on the football field and we’ll see which of the four receivers from Round 2 makes the biggest impact on the gridiron.
In our next analysis we’ll look at rounds 3 and 4.