2012 NFL Draft Grades

Here’s a look at my grades on each of the 32 NFL teams’ drafts.  I have a formula for draft picking and team building.  It’s very simple and I use it to grade drafts along with other factors.

Here are the positions you need to draft:


Stay in those areas and your ability to have a successful draft increases greatly.

The other positions listed below,  you address in free agency with low key signings.  Not big named additions that achieved famed success elsewhere and will have a hard time doing things your way in you organization.  Here those positions:

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LSU’s Rueben Randle Becomes First Member to Be Drafted

Well I told all to watch out for Miami’s Lamar Miller as the likely first Gridiron Stud to be drafted into the NFL but lost sight of LSU’s Rueben Randle.  Low and behold Randle it was and he went to the defending Super Bowl champions,  how ironic for a Gridiron Stud.  Randle closed out the 2nd round at pick #64 to the New York Giants as they added another weapon to Eli Manning’s arsenal.  Randle joins Hakeem Nick and Victor Cruz to bolster an already solid wide receiving corps. was started in January 2009  and Randle was a member of the initial class entered into the recruiting database. Congrats to Rueben on achieving this milestone in his career and we are delighted at to have reached this milestone ourselves.  Check out Rueben Randle’s profile,  click here.

read more 2012 Draft WR Rankings

Last week I gave you my top QB rankings for this month’s NFL draft.  This week I dive in with the top WRs for this draft.  I will do this in more depth next year with rankings on more positions.  I will have running back rankings tomorrow.  I base my rankings largely on production and attributes.  Personal things that I know about the players does factor in along with what I perceive along the lines of work ethic as I feel it is a major factor in a wide receiver’s long term success in the NFL.  I think is that factor weighs in as much as or more so than any other position on the field.  Enough blabber, here are the rankings with brief comments:

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The Most Sensible Alignment of College Football Conferences Ever Posted

West Virginia's Geno Smith

What a sneaky title this is.  While the main premise of this article is to propose a more logical realignment of the current college football conferences,  it is also a sneaky way to slip in yet another Division I playoff format.  This way we can do something logical in this sport like crown a champion by what happens on the field.

My conference realignments serves to group college football programs into regional areas (another thing that makes sense but isn’t done).  It also serves to include all college football teams in the quest for the championship and not eliminate programs by lumping all the 2nd tier schools into one conference.

read more 2012 NFL Draft QB Ratings

Is there anything more analyzed than the NFL draft and it’s prospects?  If only oil and gas prices were analyzed as intensely  maybe I wouldn’t spend so much time with the low fuel light on.  With that said,  for all the analyzing going on,  it seems that most involved in the business suffer from this herd mentality.  The top 5 or 10 are the same for pretty much everyone.  Furthermore,  the analysts make the same mistakes every year and then pontificate on what a bust a player is when history is just repeating itself.  I guess I am the only fool that will look at things the way they really are and pay attention to history.   Below is my list in order of the top QB’s (used loosely) in this year’s NFL draft.  My list won’t look like many of the others you have viewed.  My list is born out of what history has taught me about college QB entering into the pro game.  Below the list,  I explain some of the rankings that deviate sharply from what the “experts” are saying:

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Oklahoma Sooners Getting a Beast in Fla. RB Greg Bryant

Greg Bryant slashes through Glades Central defense

American Heritage Delray head coach Doug Socha was asked what the Oklahoma Sooners will be getting when the sign 2013 RB commit Greg Bryant.  Socha’s comment was that the Sooners would be getting a man.  Socha was wrong.  Sooners will be getting a beast.

The 5’10” 195 lb. life sized Heisman Trophy statue could grace the cover of Muscle and Fitness magazine.  High school athletes aren’t supposed to look like this and I am certain that AH Delray’s opponents make wise cracks about Bryant’s age.  Something to the effect of “we just got beat by somebody’s daddy out there.”  Tough to believe that a teenager could have the physique of a 15 year IFBB pro bodybuilder.  Bryant’s frame and all that is stacked on it is a function of his work ethic as opposed to any birth certificate funny business.  Trolling around enough college mail to stack on an olympic bar during some power cleans, Bryant still finds himself in the weight room and on the field trying to out work his teammates.   That’s a quality that is hard to teach once they reach this age.  Bryant’s desire to work not only makes him better but inspires his teammates.  This is evidenced in AH Delray’s march to the Florida High School State 3-A Title last year.

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