Everybody claims to hate draft grades that are released immediately after the draft.
Yet, every year, people read the grades released by the national and local media. Perhaps it's more of a guilty pleasure, people just like to complain and argue about them.
Personally, I like draft grades. Are they really all that useful? Probably not. The popular saying is that you can't truly grade a draft for three years. I'd rather wait four or five years.
But instant draft grades do have value, depending on how you view them. They're a picture in time, a way to look back and remember how prospects and teams were viewed at that moment. It's often more of a critique of the team-building strategy than it is a grade of the specific players drafted.
So, with that all being said, here is what analysts are saying about this year's draft for Indianapolis. It may not accurately describe what this draft will look like in five years, but it's interesting nevertheless.