Titans had best draft class of the AFC South, by far
The Titans clearly did the best out of the AFC South in this draft. They focused on solidifying their offensive line, while the rest of the division focused mainly on defense. The Colts drafted some key players who were part of their Super Bowl run, and the Jaguars took a chance on a quarterback-turned-wide receiver. However, the Texans came close to failing.
The Texans' front office apparently was not accustomed to picking so low in the first round and failed to generate much from its 16th overall selection, Travis Johnson. He still has a chance to develop into an impact player, but this is a class that didn't help this expansion club much at all.
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.