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#1 BmoreBird22

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

So, Bleacher Report draft expert Matt Miller graded the 2011 draft. I wasn't expecting anything higher than a C because he's not that high on Jimmy (after his B.S. cornerback ranking) and only Torrey Smith was another high impact player.

http://m.bleacherrep...fl-draft/page/4

Well, I was pleasantly surprised to see those grades. He's really come around on Jimmy and admitted in some recent articles that Jimmy played well, just had to be more consistent yearly. I was also surprised to see an A for McPhee, who I'm guessing he thinks will start for Art Jones, and a C for Jah Ried, but I'm guessing that has to do with Ried actually having started games at one point.

Your thoughts?
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#2 redrum52

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:12 PM

Not an attack on you, but don't most people claim Miller is a clueless hack? I happened to see that earlier today and was going to post it, but was too lazy. I think that draft turned out alright. Got key pieces on both sides of the ball and helpful role players. I think when we look back, the 12 and 13 drafts could be something like that as well.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:27 PM

Not an attack on you, but don't most people claim Miller is a clueless hack? I happened to see that earlier today and was going to post it, but was too lazy. I think that draft turned out alright. Got key pieces on both sides of the ball and helpful role players. I think when we look back, the 12 and 13 drafts could be something like that as well.

 

As a scout of rookies, I think Miller is one of the best in the media.


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#4 BmoreBird22

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

Not an attack on you, but don't most people claim Miller is a clueless hack? I happened to see that earlier today and was going to post it, but was too lazy. I think that draft turned out alright. Got key pieces on both sides of the ball and helpful role players. I think when we look back, the 12 and 13 drafts could be something like that as well.


I hate when Miller tries to scout the NFL as a whole, but he's one of the best talent evaluators for college players. He's not always right, but he's made some good calls that GM's missed (Allen, Jeffrey). He's also had some misses himself, like JJ Watt not being able to play the 3-4, if I remember correctly
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#5 Gordo52

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

As a scout of rookies, I think Miller is one of the best in the media.

Agreed. That's the only time of year I follow him on twitter haha
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#6 BloodRaven

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

Why are you reading bleacherreport?

 

"Expert" Matt Miller


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#7 BmoreBird22

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:58 PM

Why are you reading bleacherreport?
 
"Expert" Matt Miller

He's probably one of the best talent evaluators of the draft around. Bleacher Report as a whole may be bad, but there are a few good writers
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#8 Cville-Raven

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:14 PM

Matt Miller "NFL Expert"


Edited by Cville-Raven, 29 May 2014 - 08:00 PM.

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#9 BmoreBird22

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

Matt Miller "NFL Expert"

NFL Draft expert, not NFL expert

Edited by Moderator 3, 29 May 2014 - 04:30 PM.
Once was too many

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#10 BmoreBird22

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

Can we try to stay on track here and stop acting like everything to come from BR.com is bad? That's not the point of the thread
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#11 Cville-Raven

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:19 PM

NFL Draft expert, not NFL expert

He does top 100 ranking and such. He thinks he's an NFL expert. 


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#12 BmoreBird22

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:23 PM

He does top 100 ranking and such. He thinks he's an NFL expert.

He may think that, but he's only good when it comes to the draft, which he actually is good at
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

Can we try to stay on track here and stop acting like everything to come from BR.com is bad? That's not the point of the thread


Can we please save "BR.com" for this site?
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#14 BmoreBird22

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:50 PM

Can we please save "BR.com" for this site?

I mean, we can, but it's the shortened version of both, so it may just be easier to say BaltimoreRavens.com and BleacherReport.com to avoid confusion at any given point.


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#15 gabefergy

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:56 PM

Matt Miller is just a dude with a platform. I think he does an OK job, but he's not an expert by any stretch. In fact I don't think such a thing exists. The closest would be former scouts like Jeremiah.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:51 PM

Those grades suck IMHO.


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#17 Willbacker

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

You got 2 bonafide starters in that draft. Not too bad.


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#18 hawkprey

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:01 PM

D seems low for Tyrod considering Mallett got a B- and has done equally nothing but be a backup by default. 


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#19 Bruce_Almty

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:37 PM

Doesn't seem fair to rate TT as an 'D'. After all, was Aaron Rodgers a 'D' also when he was riding the pine those years?


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#20 jdynamite

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:02 PM

I think Jah Reid grade should be a D- not a C. I read that earlier. Also I'd give McPhee B not an A. Because his rookie year set the bar ( at A status) since then injuries and this odd positional change has lead to less production.
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