In the eyes of most NFL observers, three years is the minimum amount of time necessary to evaluate the quality of a draft class. The report cards given out less than 24 hours after the conclusion of this year’s proceedings should be regarded as little more than something to feed the voracious media beast.
Football author Sean Glennon puts it in his own words:
I'm always amused by the absurd practice of "experts" applying grades the day after the draft, These players have done what in the #NFL?— Sean Glennon (@SeanGlennon) April 28, 2013
What is fascinating is the divergence of opinions regarding the choices of the Houston Texans. There are those who believe they filled glaring gaps in their roster, while others contend they did little to address their real needs.
Here is a recap of who was selected and when:
|2||57||D.J. Swearinger||S||S. Carolina|
|3||89||Brennan Williams||OT||N. Carolina|
|6||176||David Quessenberry||OT||San Jose St.|
|6||195||Alan Bonner||WR||Jacksonville St.|
|6||198||Chris Jones||DT||Bowling Green|
You can experience for yourself how differently analysts can judge the same collection of players.