The 2011 NFL draft is now in the books. All NFL teams will now stop and take a breather. They will review their draft boards to see what players went undrafted and prioritize which ones they want to sign to a deal as soon as the CBA is done and free agency is allowed to start back up again.
So for right now, we want to evaluate how each team did with their draft and give them a grade that is commensurate with how they addressed their team needs. We are more interested in quality over quantity unless you feel the need to give away most of your draft class for one player.
We fully recognize that it will be years until we know how effective each of these picks actually turn out to be. Some will go above expectations, some will get hurt, some will be cut and never return to the NFL. Others will be waiting patiently for their turn, while others will make more headlines off the field than they will on the field.
For those teams that drafted players with major character issues, we will have to deal with that issue as well. So, it looks like we are ready to go forward, so on to the draft grades.