Once the NFL draft ends, there's a mad rush to grade each team's picks. While a good practice in theory, it's ultimately limited. All one can grade is how well a given team met perceived needs, found value and picked players who had strong college production, all while projecting how those players may perform on the NFL stage.
Many things can change for teams and players alike between the draft and Week 1 of the season, and they certainly change again between that first snap and the final one, which can render those day-after grades useless.
It's better to look at draft classes from previous years after those players have had a chance to make an impact—or not—in the NFL.
Here, we look back at the Cincinnati Bengals' 2010 draft class and hand out grades now that each player has had three seasons to prove his respective worth in the league.