What a difference three years can make
Twists of fate are what make the draft worth watching, but they are also why it's tough to tell how well a team did on draft day until three years later.
Some draft classes that look stellar on draft day look dismal years later. Others that look like a bust lay the groundwork for future success. That's why teams often say it's best to wait three years before grading a draft class. With that in mind, Scouts Inc. went back and reviewed the 2005 draft. We graded every team's draft class and then compared it to an average grade given immediately following the 2005 draft from five major Web sites -- Yahoo! Sports, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Sporting ...
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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.