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50 minutes ago, SteelKing728 said:

Wasn't the guy he replaced a Pro Bowl level player as a rookie?

That was a bad pick. 

Pro bowl alternate  as a punter. Pro bowl is a joke especially for a position like punter so it doesn't matter. Vogel was below average ranking 23 in yards per punt and I believe 26 in punts inside the 20 (I know it was outside the top 20). Frankly he was below average. 

I'm no fan of a punter but your reasoning isn't sound. 

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6 minutes ago, Spartacus said:

Pro bowl alternate  as a punter. Pro bowl is a joke especially for a position like punter so it doesn't matter. Vogel was below average ranking 23 in yards per punt and I believe 26 in punts inside the 20 (I know it was outside the top 20). Frankly he was below average. 

I'm no fan of a punter but your reasoning isn't sound. 

The punts inside the 20 can be explained by such an inept offense though. Hundley was awful.

The Pro bowl is a joke, but having the title of "pro-bowler" is still relevant.

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So i have a system setup that keeps me from cheating and using bias just because i love a player doesn't mean it was the best pick for us imo.   I grade it on a point system with value and need.  If it hits a need i give it  4  a non need i give it a 3   It can be higher or lower based on value.  If they are supposed to go sooner than we picked by a round you get a extra point if we reach for a player by a round you lose a point.  If it's 2 or more rounds you lose 2 points.   The 1st round i break up into 1/3's  top 10 player top 20 player and 21 to 32. 

If the grade avg's out to a 4.0 to 5 i give it an A- to A+   2.5 to 3.9 B- to B+    1.5 to 2.4   C- to C+   Anything under a 1.5  is an F and a failed draft.

I use Mike Mayocks rounds and grades for the most part on players because i respect him more than almost anyone for the draft.   As far as Falcons needs i have them before the draft as  DT, WR, RB, TE, LB, and OG.   So with that said on to the picks and values.

1) Calvin Ridley -   Hits a need so 4 already  Mayock had him as the 26th/27th player and we got him 26th.  So would consider this even value.  Stays 4.

2) Isahia Oliver/CB - This was not a need so it gets a 3 but Mayock and most other analysts had him as a 1st round guy at 32/33 So +1 value bringing him to a 4.

3) Deadrin Senat/DT - This is a need so thats a 4 Mayock has him as the 98th player on his board we took him at 90 both are 3rd round values.  So it stays a 4.

4) Ito Smith/RB -  Hit's a need  gets a 4  Mayock didn't have him ranked So have to go to other sites.  Went to 2 or 3 other sites and all had him late 5th early 6th. So he loses a point to a 3.

6 - Russell Gage/WR - Hit's a need as a WR and ST Ace.  So gets a 4 Mayock has him as the 99th best player so thats round 3 value he gets a point bringing him as the only 5 in the draft.

6 - Foyesade Oluokun/LB - Hit's a need at LB thats a 4 Mayock doesn't have him listed other sites say late 6th to early 7th rounder.  So it stays a 4.

So adding all of those up we get  4+4+4+3+5+4 = 24 divided by 6 picks is a 4.0   

So This draft gets an  A- grade from me  The Ito Smith pick brings it down but the Gage pick brings it back up. 

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