2011 NFL Draft Grades: Grading the Latest Rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft

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2011 NFL Draft Grades: Grading the Latest Rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft
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The index cards have been delivered to the podium, the results have been spoiled well ahead of time for anyone tracking on Twitter and we can finally start grading Round 2 and Round 3 of the 2011 NFL draft.

I've found myself liking most picks of the recent two rounds of the 2011 NFL draft because, frankly, it's just such a deep draft class and it's hard to go wrong with many of these.  Usually a draft breaks down as such: the first round is where teams land stars, the second round is where teams land solid starters and Round 3 and beyond are crap-shoots.  

Not this year.  Not the 2011 NFL Draft.

The 2011 NFL draft is deep, particularly in the front seven and offensive line.  Several teams drafted legitimate starters well into the third round  I have a feeling this will be one of the most productive draft classes of all-time.

So the grades should, for the most part, reflect that.

For the most part.

Now, onto the picks!

2011 NFL Draft Report Card

33. New England—Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia...........................................B
34. Buffalo
Aaron Williams, CB, Texas......................................................B+
35. Cincinnati
Andy Dalton, QB, TCU.......................................................A
36. San Francisco
Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada...................................B+
37. Cleveland
Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh...........................................B-
38. Arizona—
Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech...........................................C+
39. Tennessee—
Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA................................................A
40. Dallas—
Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina...........................................B+
41. Washington—
Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson...........................................A 

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