Patriots come out on top from AFC East's '05 draft class
- Editor's note: Scouts Inc.'s philosophy is to wait three years before judging a draft class. As the 2008 draft approaches, we are looking back at the 2005 draft to determine how teams fared. Despite winning the Super Bowl the previous season, the Patriots managed to make one of the best selections of the 2005 draft in Logan Mankins. The Bills chose a speedy receiver who hasn't been able to run with the job. The Dolphins chose a running back from Auburn who has shown glimpses of greatness but can't seem to stay healthy. And the Jets felt a kicker was their most pressing need in 2005. Let's take a team-by-team look at the AFC East's 2005 draft class.
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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.