EXACTLY! i clicked in this forum with the intentions of making this point. lets look at the 2008 draft class.Quote:
Originally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1095836
2. S Tyrell Johnson
He has been an on-again-off-again starter since his rookie year. he has is promising moments, but, overall not a great player.
5. QB John David Booty
No longer with the team. never threw a pass as a viking and never really looked like a guy who could come in and be a decent player. he was released when Brett Favre was signed in August of 2009
5. DT Letroy Guion
He looks to be a starter this season if Pat Williams doesn't return. He has been pretty good in the DT rotation and I think is a very good value for the pick.
6. C John Sullivan
Starter since 2009, has had some injury issues and isn't a pro-bowler by any means, but he has been good enough and with the amount of games he's started, the pick is a decent value. I wouldn't mind seeing him replaced as a starter though.
6. WR Jaymar Johnson
has shown his value in the return game. he broke his thumb or something last year and was released/reserve so he should at least get his chance to make the team this year. any player nowadays who is still with his team three years after being drafted in the 6th round is a decent value.
Overall Draft grade: C+
they didn't make any great picks here, though they did get a couple of small contributors and only one of the 5 guys is not with the team anymore. They didn't have a first or a third due to the Jared Allen trade, which is ok in my books.