Here's a gem of a thread that is apropos right now....I found myself doing this anyway, so thought I'd share it with the board.
I've simply taken each of our picks through the first 5 rounds and pulled out where they stood in Slimm's rankings. Makes it easy to compare and get a quick feel for 'how we did' according to Slimm.
I've listed each pick with 3 lines.
First line: Round/position in the round ( overall slot in draft ) Player - Position
Second line: Slimm's positional ranking - player - valued round
Third line: slimm's ranking on his big board ( you can compare this directly with the 'overall slot in draft number )
Granted this is from 2/28 but it's the best overall big board I could find...
1.3 ( 3) Dion Jordan - DE
6. Dion Jordan - 1st round
19. Dion Jordan / DE / Oregon
2.22 (54) Jamar Taylor - CB
4. Jamar Taylor - 2nd round
40. Jamar Taylor / CB / Boise St.
3.15 (77) Dallas Thomas - OT
16. Dallas Thomas - 4th round (guard)
173. Dallas Thomas / OG / Tennessee
3.31 (93) Will Davis - CB
12. Will Davis - 3rd round
87. Will Davis / CB / Utah St.
4.7 (104) Jelani Jenkins - LB
12. Jelani Jenkins - 5th round
208. Jelani Jenkins / LB / Florida
4.9 (106) Dion Sims - TE
6. Dion Sims* - 3rd round
72. Dion Sims* / TE / Michigan St.
5.31 (164) Mike Gillislee - RB
16. Mike Gillislee - 4th round
162. Mike Gillisliee / RB / Florida
Made me feel better about some of the guys I'd never heard of! Also, as a body of work, we ended up with:
- one top 6 player
- 1 2nd rounder
- 2 3rd rounders
- 2 4th rounders
- 1 5th
Which is maybe about average based on the ammo we started out with ( considering we gave up 1 2nd rounder to get the top 6 player ).
seeing Davis rated in 3rd round is something reassuring: it wasn't a totally absurd pick....
viceversa, not so good reading his rating for Jankins and Thomas, both about 100 pick earlier..
also, thinking about Carradine in SF is kinda of depressing: what a passrush/defensive line they are going to have!
is there a possibility that Ted Slimm Jr will rate every team's draft, like he did last year? it would be awesome
anyway, thanks for this wonderful thread
No I would not have traded up for Dion Jordan, although it certainly beats the hell out of trading up for a left tackle. That's about as positive a spin as I can put on it.
Give Ireland credit if he believes Jordon will be Demarcus Ware...at least it's based on some reasoning.
The Dallas Thomas pick was a gross need pick. Overall, I would have preferred to trade either down from 12 into the 20s and up from 2b and 3a into the 20s... Players like Rhodes, Carradine, Eric Reid, J. Taylor (happy we got him) excellent value..
The RD. 3 TRADES WERE TERRIBLE...Ireland got cute and got burned... Shouldve stayed where he was and grabbed Armstead and a WR.. Thoughts appreciated..