Merriman, Ware replace Smith, Ronnie Brown atop '05 re-draft
Derek Anderson jumps ahead of first-rounders Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers and Jason Campbell.
Scouts Inc.'s philosophy is that it takes three years to judge a player. Based upon that thinking, we went back to look at how the 2005 draft should have gone. Redoing the 2005 draft was no easy task, mainly because it was not a very good draft class. In fact, three years later, some players are just now starting to develop.
Looking back on '05 draft
Scouts Inc. went back and regraded each teams 2005 draft class.
• AFC East
• AFC North
• AFC South
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Don't be too quick to judge a team's draft
Scouts Inc. tests the theory that it takes three years to fully evaluate a team's draft class by looking back at the '05 draft. The lesson learned is grades handed out on draft day do not always match the grades handed out three years later.
Re-grading the 2005 draft
If the 49ers knew LB Shawne Merriman was going terrorize the NFL, would they have taken him first overall instead of QB Alex Smith? We think so.
Check out the rest of Scouts Inc.'s 2005 re-draft.