Chargers and Merriman in a class by themselves
Maurice Clarett was a stud at Ohio State and an NFL draft dud.
Darrent Williams' tragic death is not the fault of the Broncos, but if we have to grade the draft on what each team got from the players they selected, giving this draft a good grade is tough to justify. There are some role players here, but not enough production overall. In Denver's defense, though, the Broncos did not have a first-round selection, which obviously makes matters far more difficult.
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.