It's time to grade the Chiefs on their 2006 draft. For grading criteria, if the player made it to the Pro Bowl, he gets an A. If he has started at least 24 games (1.5 seasons) he gets a B. C's are still on the team. D's are still in the NFL. F's are no longer in the NFL. Plus and minuses are subjective.
Round 1, Pick 20: Tamba Hali, DE, Penn St.
Tamba has played in 47 games starting all of them. He has recorded 18.5 sacks, however only three last year. This can be attributed to being the only pass rushing threat on the roster, and teams running out the clock. He also has 170 tackles and an interception. Grade B+
Round 2, Pick 54: Bernard Pollard, DB, Purdue
He has played in all 48 games with 31 starts. Not really a ball hawk(only 3 int), but does a good job amassing tackles, as he has 198. All but ten of those in the last two years. Grade B.
Round 3, Pick 85: Brodie Croyle, QB, Alabama
Has only appeared in 13 games starting eight. With 1,401 yards, six TDs and eight INTs his performance leaves a lot to be desired. He will either be cut or be the third string QB this season. Not what you want for a round three pick. Grade C-
Round 5, Pick 154: Marcus Maxey, CB, Miami (FL.)
He has appeared in two games, one each for the Chiefs and Bears. He is no longer in the NFL. Grade F
Round 6, Pick 186: Tre' Stallings, G, Mississippi
He played one game in 2007. He is now out of the NFL. Grade F
Round 6, Pick 190: Jeff Webb, WR, San Diego State
He has played in 31 games, starting three. He has recorded 36 receptions with one TD. Grade C
Round 7, Pick 228: Jarrad Page, DB, UCLA
Jarrad has appeared in all 48 possible games, starting 34. He has gathered 179 tackles, a sack, ten interceptions, and two forced fumbles. I would consider this a great find, so a little "Extra Credit" is due here. Grade B+
So adding up all of the grade points, just like you would in college (grade x credits). And we'll pretend that the first round is a seven credit class, the second round is six and so forth. The Chiefs have 26 credits, with 61.9 grade points. That gives them a GPA of 2.38.
This draft basically netted 3 starters and 2 back-ups. While none of the starters are pro bowlers, the Chiefs didn't do too bad. But had they not missed on their mid round selections, they may have been a much better team last year. Cortland Finnegan was there when they took Marcus Maxey.
I am grading all of the 2006 drafts by team. Check out the grades so far!
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