2012 NFL Draft Grades…
April 30, 2012
The 2012 NFL Draft is in the books and one long and eventful weekend. It’s time now to break down the draft and see who did a good job, and well, who didn’t do so well.
CAROLINA – Good with Luke Kuechly at No. 9. Versatile offensive lineman Amini Silatolu (40) ought to carve out a nice role, too, and it’s hard to argue with any of Carolina’s other picks. Getting WR Joe Adams (103) and CB Josh Norman (143) in the mid-rounds can’t be overlooked.
CINCINNATI – Bengals landed several potential starters including CB Dre Kirkpatrick (17) and G Kevin Zeitler (27).
INDIANAPOLIS – I would like to have seen an earlier WR pick, but getting the electric T.Y. Hilton (92) and a pair of tight ends (Coby Fleener at 34 and Dwayne Allen at 64) gives Andrew Luck some nice weapons.
MINNESOTA – Nice pickup for OT Matt Kalil at number 4… he’s ready to play yesterday! In addition, subsequent pickups of S Harrison Smith (29), CB Josh Robinson (66) and WR Jarius Wright (118) just add to that belief. Now it’s up to coach Frazier to get them ready for a tough conference battle.
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