Commentary

Williams, White and Brown highlight NFC South's '05 draft class

Originally Published: April 10, 2008
By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com
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.

The NFC South's draft class was mediocre, but features a Pro Bowl tackle in Jammal Brown, an emerging wide receiver in Roddy White, a promising yet injury-prone running back in Carnell Williams and two up-and-coming linebackers in Michael Boley and Barrett Ruud. Let's take a team-by-team look at the NFC South's 2005 draft class.

Atlanta Falcons

Maybe we are pumping up the Falcons' grade because overall the 2005 NFC draft class has been less than stellar, but White showed signs last season of starting to become a No. 1 wideout. DT Jonathan Babineaux is not a great playmaker, but is good enough inside. DE Chauncey Davis is a backup role player. But the player who really carried this group to the B grade is Boley, who is proving he is one of the better young, up-and-coming 4-3 outside linebackers in the NFL.

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