Edwards, Anderson and Miller highlight AFC North'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. This draft turned out to be fantastic for Cleveland -- especially when you consider that franchise quarterback Derek Anderson was drafted by the Ravens. Plus, Braylon Edwards is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. The Bengals drafted two players with character concerns. The Steelers drafted one of Ben Roethlisberger's favorite targets in Round 1, and the Ravens got a steal with OL Jason Brown. Let's take a team-by-team look at the AFC North'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.
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