Grading the New Orleans Saints draft: Good, bad, or indifferent?
Now that the NFL Draft has concluded and we’ve had some time to reflect, it’s time for all of the post reactions and grades. First of all, how did the New Orleans Saints stack up? Here’s just a few grades from some various sources across the football world.
Charley Casserly, NFL Network: A
Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: C
Bryan Fischer, NFL Network: C
Mike Triplett, ESPN: B
Chris Burke & Doug Farrar, SI.com: B-
Nate Davis, USA Today: 6th out of 32 teams
Will Osgood, Fansided: B-
Sean Fazende, FOX 8: B+
Here’s a recap of the Saints 2015 selections, with my personal grades. I found it best to let the draft sink in before throwing out my thoughts.
Overall: The New Orleans Saints didn’t have the sexiest picks, and they were certainly not the most popular from fans. However, after reflecting on these picks, and realizing the ultimate direction of this team, you should feel really good about what the Saints accomplished during the 2015 NFL Draft.
Ultimately, draft grades can be regarded as meaningless. Why? Look at last year. We thought the Saints had a solid draft, but look how well that turned out. You can really grade a draft class after several seasons. At least that way you know who is remaining.
The biggest question remaining from the draft is how many players are going to crack the 53-man roster, and who is going to be out of a job come September.
Final Grade: A-
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