With the 2020 NFL Draft having come to a conclusion, the time has arrived for the experts to weigh in on the selections made and hand out grades based on little more than guesses as to how the new additions will fare. In short, it’s now time for the “experts” to assign grades to the picks so that in three years time fans can look back and laugh at the grades for which the so called experts were way off.
As he has done in the past, Rene Bugner (@RNBWCV on Twitter) has taken the grades assigned by a number of members of the NFL media and used them to compute a GPA for each team. Some of the experts whose grades he used include Andy Benoit, Doug Farrar, Dan Kadar, PFF and Mel Kiper.
The Seahawks, unsurprisingly, once again finished near the bottom of the 32 teams in terms of GPA, as has been the case in recent seasons as the media does not tend to like the way Pete Carroll and John Schneider have drafted. There is, of course, no better example of that than 2012, when the Hawks used their first round pick on Bruce Irvin and then selected two future Hall of Famers in Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson on Day 2, leading pundits to give the team an F.
In any case, here are the “grades” from the “experts” and how Seattle stacks up compared NFC West foes the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers, along with the rest of the league.
2020 NFL Draft | Team Grades— René Bugner (@RNBWCV) April 26, 2020
I combined the grades of these guys for GPA:
Mel Kiper Jr
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Now the COVID-19 situation just has to come under control enough that we actually get a 2020 season.