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Who Won the Draft?

Which team improved the most through the Draft?

Posted by Emil Steiner on April 27, 2009 10:00 AM
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globalone: GK, How exactly does Aaron Curry help the fact that your QB is one sack away from retirement? As for the question at hand, it's a little r...

clandestinetomcat: The Redskin's fans won the draft since the New York Jets stopped Dan Snyder from mortgaging the franchise future for some Hollywood QB. Tha...

ozpunk: The Eagles had a fantastic draft getting a very young and talented WR in Maclin who could be the next Torry Holt and a great RB for a good v...

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Salvador2 Author Profile Page :

I firmly believe that the New England Patriots had the best of the draft, and perhaps the New York teams, Buffalo and then the Jets as the next two. New England has solidified its position as probably number one (1) in next years draft also, what with the picks they ahve in 2010.

1republican Author Profile Page :

Yes, the Pats and Giants improved but don't forget Philly. The Eagles got exactly what they needed in the draft, have more picks in 2010 and, perhaps most importantly, filled several critical positions (OT, OG, CB) by trading low end picks.

gzlib Author Profile Page :

How do you measure the Chicago Bears draft, do you count trading a Number 1 pick for Jay Cutler as part of the draft ??

JPRS Author Profile Page :

Gotta love what New England did.

There's a temptation at times to fixate on the NFL star system and great individual performances -- at it's core though football is a team sport.

Few teams measure up to the Patriots as an organization. They accumulated early picks and then found several players who fit within their system. Instead of getting two or three guys who might make a contribution right off the bat -- they found at least six who can contribute; plus they banked two second round picks for a high quality draft in 2010.

I agree with the commentator who mentioned the Eagles -- during the Reid era they've found ways to continually improve their team. The Dolphins too had some interesting picks. Early returns though I think I'd give this one too the Pats -- not much flash, just high quality prospects who fit within their system. If Brady recovers OK, they should be formidable.

gkunis Author Profile Page :

The SeaHawks were able to draft the best player available in the 2009 NFL Draft, as per all of the experts and team officials willing to speak on the subject. The SeaHawks received the one player in the draft rated with the potential to be a defensive superstar a la Lawrence Taylor. No other team drafted a player with the potential to turn around an entire defensive unit. Curry is going to out perform any other player selected in the draft and the SeaHawks will be back as the perennial NFC Western Conference Champions.

globalone Author Profile Page :

GK,

How exactly does Aaron Curry help the fact that your QB is one sack away from retirement?

As for the question at hand, it's a little ridiculous if you ask me. How does anyone know who had the best draft when we're still 4+ months away from the start of the season?

Now, if you would like to discuss last year's draft, that would certainly be more credible. (Although Forrest Gump Cerato and Lil Napolean would have you believe that the draft can't be measured for at least 2-3 years - especially given just how awful the Skins 2008 draft was!)

clandestinetomcat Author Profile Page :

The Redskin's fans won the draft since the New York Jets stopped Dan Snyder from mortgaging the franchise future for some Hollywood QB. Thanks Jets!

ozpunk Author Profile Page :

The Eagles had a fantastic draft getting a very young and talented WR in Maclin who could be the next Torry Holt and a great RB for a good value in the 2nd round with Shady McCoy who could also be the featured back of the future. They also got a big receiving TE to pair with Celek and pre-draft the aquisition of Weaver and Peters makes this the most exciting off-season in recent memory.

 
 
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