Everyone who follows the NFL spent months waiting for and anticipating the 2012 draft. Now that the big event has come and gone, we’re left with…well, more waiting until training camps and the preseason start to draw closer.
The upside of that is it gives us more time to reflect on the draft.
In the months leading up to the draft, pundits publicly analyzed the needs of every team, while each NFL team privately did the same. When it came time to select players to join each team, it became clear that those two analyses did not always add up—take, for example, the head-scratching case of Seattle’s draft picks.
Of course, on the other end of the spectrum there were many teams that most will agree came out head and shoulders above the rest of the pack when it comes to getting the most out of their NFL pack.
Keep reading to find out which teams (in alphabetical order) came away from the 2012 draft as clear winners, earning an “A” for their efforts.