Commentary

Draft grades: 30 team evaluations

How did your squad perform on draft night? We hand out report cards.

Originally Published: June 28, 2013
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

Every year I hand out grades just hours after the draft. As a college professor by day, the exercise amounts to the equivalent of giving a student a final grade after the first day of class. There's so much we don't know about the teams and how these players will fit with their respective teams. In other words, these grades are subjective and unfair. In truth, you can't grade a draft for at least two years.

So why do it? Because it gives us a great opportunity to get an instant reaction on the future of every team in the league. What I write today won't be the definitive word on this draft, but it's a great way to start the conversation.

Here's our take on how every team in the league did Thursday night:




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