2017 Bengal Draft Grades

Page 2 of I thought the Bengals had as good draft as any team in the league. Taking receiver John Ross with the ninth pick is a bit of a risk, but you can't coac... 24 comments | 929 Views | Go to page 1 →

  1. #16
    Voice of Reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 08
    Location
    N. KY.
    Posts
    26,608

    I saw a quote from Elliott (Bengals pick, Memphis kicker) saying he has kicked 70 yarders in practice. His long made field goal in each of his years was 56, 54, 53 and two 50 yarders last year. He was 10-12 on 40 yarders last year. Every ranking I saw had Elliott ranked second. How do you evaluate a kicker? Here is a good article on that from SI, pointing out it is almost impossible.

    NFL draft 217: Why scouting kickers is so challenging | SI.com

    We will know if Elliott was a good pick if he makes the team and has a good year. Until then, no way to know how he will handle being an NFL kicker. The same goes for the #1 ranked kicker from ASU. Look how the kicker picked in the second round last year by the Bucs did, and he was supposed to be incredible.
    Advertisement

  2. #17
    Science Friction's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 13
    Location
    The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself."
    Posts
    6,582

    The Bengals still have Marvin. Straight A's on the draft board will still mean no playoffs. Sorry.

  3. #18

    Join Date
    Feb 05
    Location
    WHO DEY!!!
    Posts
    18,645

    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I saw a quote from Elliott (Bengals pick, Memphis kicker) saying he has kicked 70 yarders in practice. His long made field goal in each of his years was 56, 54, 53 and two 50 yarders last year. He was 10-12 on 40 yarders last year. Every ranking I saw had Elliott ranked second. How do you evaluate a kicker? Here is a good article on that from SI, pointing out it is almost impossible.

    NFL draft 217: Why scouting kickers is so challenging | SI.com

    We will know if Elliott was a good pick if he makes the team and has a good year. Until then, no way to know how he will handle being an NFL kicker. The same goes for the #1 ranked kicker from ASU. Look how the kicker picked in the second round last year by the Bucs did, and he was supposed to be incredible.
    Good point.

  4. #19
    spindoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 05
    Location
    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    Posts
    54,961

    I think many draft "graders" tend to look at who you didn't get vs who you did get. Frankly, I don't understand why they took Ross first, but after that, I thought they had a terrific draft. I'd give them an A. I think Lawson was a steal. Could this class be a bust? Sure, just like every other team's class. Could Mixon be a repeat offender? Sure, but highly unlikely. Again, I thought they were great.

  5. #20
    UKMustangFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    No time to enjoy #4, It's on the path to #5...
    Posts
    59,244

    Lot of risk in their draft (specifically with Ross and Mixon), but from a talent stand-point, I think they had a heck of a draft. Only real issue was not really addressing the OL issues, but this was a very weak draft on that front.

    I'd give them an B+. If Ross and Mixon prove healthy and can stay in line, it'll probably be an A.

  6. #21
    spindoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 05
    Location
    It's the most wonderful time of the year
    Posts
    54,961

    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Lot of risk in their draft (specifically with Ross and Mixon), but from a talent stand-point, I think they had a heck of a draft. Only real issue was not really addressing the OL issues, but this was a very weak draft on that front.

    I'd give them an B+. If Ross and Mixon prove healthy and can stay in line, it'll probably be an A.
    Agree on the OL point. But if Lawson and Willis can reach their potential, that defense is solid on the edge for several seasons.

  7. #22
    nkypete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 09
    Location
    Taylor Mill, KY
    Posts
    6,563

    I wonder if the Bengals will be watching the waiver wire for OL.

  8. #23

    Join Date
    Jan 07
    Posts
    6,692

    Are any of the Free Agents they signed capable of sticking and contributing?

  9. #24

    Join Date
    Mar 13
    Location
    Me and my horsey and a quart o' beer
    Posts
    5,202

    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    I wonder if the Bengals will be watching the waiver wire for OL.
    We can only hope...otherwise i foresee A LOT of 3 step drops by Dalton before he gets pummeled. Any thoughts on number of sacks allowed this season vs last?
    The organization is placing some pretty unrealistic expectations on the current OL they have in place. Cut a couple checks Brown-Blackburn clan otherwise it may be a very long season!

    Again, I'm looking forward to allocating more time doing other things rather than watching the Bengals this fall! In the meantime though, I'll throw a few cents in the mix...

  10. #25

    Join Date
    Feb 13
    Posts
    4,783

    Draft grades are the dumbest things going unless you grade the draft 5 years after it happened. I'd much rather read something about the 2011 draft and how that grades out for each team now. How did the Bengals do vs the Steelers, Ravens, Browns? Who were the 2011 first round busts? Who were the 2011 steals in the draft? What teams got a great grade in 2011 and now got a terrible grade? Who were the teams that graded out at D that now get As or Bs?

Top