2009 NFL Draft grades - Draftniks, fans, media averaged

To me, it's a little silly to put grades on a draft class a day after the draft is completed.

So, instead of doing it myself, I picked a member of the media (USA Today), a draftnik (Pete Prisco of CBS) and fans (ESPN fan nation).

Grades were put on the high school grade point average scale thusly:

A = 4 | A - = 3.67 | B+ = 3.33 | B = 3 | B- = 2.67 | C+ = 2.33 | C = 2 | C- = 1.67 | D+ = 1.33 | D = 1 | D- = .067 | F = 0 (an A + received four points)

The clear top drafting team was Philadelphia, which landed weapons like Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy. By no surprise, Oakland finished last by a wide margin.

Arizona Cardinals
USA Today - B (3), CBS Sports - B- (2.67), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 3

Atlanta Falcons
USA Today - B (3), CBS Sports - B+ (3.33), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 3.22

Baltimore Ravens
USA Today - B- (2.67), CBS Sports - B (3), ESPN Fan Nation - B (3)
Average: 2.89

Buffalo Bills
USA Today - A- (3.67), CBS Sports - B- (2.67), ESPN Fan Nation - B (3)
Average: 3.11

Carolina Panthers
USA Today - C (2), CBS Sports - C+ (2.33), ESPN Fan Nation - B- (2.67)
Average: 2.33

Chicago Bears
USA Today - B- (2.67), CBS Sports - A (4), ESPN Fan Nation - C+ (2.33)
Average: 3

Cincinnati Bengals
USA Today - B (3), CBS Sports - B+ (3.33), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 3.22

Cleveland Browns
USA Today - B (3), CBS Sports - C (2), ESPN Fan Nation - B- (2.67)
Average: 2.56

Dallas Cowboys
USA Today - D+ (1.33), CBS Sports - D+ (1.33), ESPN Fan Nation - C (2)
Average: 1.55

Denver Broncos
USA Today - B- (2.67), CBS Sports - C- (1.67), ESPN Fan Nation - C (2)
Average: 2.11

Detroit Lions
USA Today - C+ (2.33), CBS Sports - A (4), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 3.22

Green Bay Packers
USA Today - B+ (3.33), CBS Sports - B (3), ESPN Fan Nation - A- (3.67)
Average: 3.33

Houston Texans
USA Today - C+ (2.33), CBS Sports - B (3), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 2.89

Indianapolis Colts
USA Today - C- (1.67), CBS Sports - B+ (3.33), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 2.78

Jacksonville Jaguars
USA Today - C+ (2.33), CBS Sports - B (3), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 2.89

Kansas City Chiefs
USA Today - C (2), CBS Sports - C (2), ESPN Fan Nation - B- (2.67)
Average: 2.22

Miami Dolphins
USA Today - C (2), CBS Sports - B- (2.67), ESPN Fan Nation - B (3)
Average: 2.56

Minnesota Vikings
USA Today - C+ (2.33), CBS Sports - B- (2.67), ESPN Fan Nation - B (3)
Average: 2.67

New England Patriots
USA Today - A- (3.67), CBS Sports - B+ (3.33), ESPN Fan Nation - B (3)
Average: 3.33

New Orleans Saints
USA Today - C- (1.67), CBS Sports - C (2), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 2.33

New York Giants
USA Today - A (4), CBS Sports - B- (2.67), ESPN Fan Nation - B (3)
Average: 3.22

New York Jets
USA Today - B- (2.67), CBS Sports - B+ (3.33), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 3.11

Oakland Raiders
USA Today - F (0), CBS Sports - D (1), ESPN Fan Nation - F (0)
Average: .33

Philadelphia Eagles
USA Today - A (4), CBS Sports - A+ (4), ESPN Fan Nation - A- (3.67)
Average: 3.89

Pittsburgh Steelers
USA Today - B- (2.67), CBS Sports - B (3), ESPN Fan Nation - B- (2.67)
Average: 2.78

St. Louis Rams
USA Today - C (2), CBS Sports - B- (2.67), ESPN Fan Nation - B+ (3.33)
Average: 2.67

San Diego Chargers
USA Today - C- (1.67), CBS Sports - C- (1.67), ESPN Fan Nation - C+ (2.33)
Average: 1.89

San Francisco 49ers
USA Today - C- (1.67), CBS Sports - C- (1.67), ESPN Fan Nation - A (4)
Average: 2.45

Seattle Seahawks
USA Today - B (3), CBS Sports - B- (2.67), ESPN Fan Nation - A- (3.67)
Average: 3.11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
USA Today - D+ (1.33), CBS Sports - C- (1.67), ESPN Fan Nation - C (2)
Average: 1.67

Tennessee Titans
USA Today - B (3), CBS Sports - B (3), ESPN Fan Nation - B (3)
Average: 3

Washington Redskins
USA Today - C (2), CBS Sports - C (2), ESPN Fan Nation - B (3)
Average: 2.33

FINAL TALLY:

1. Philadelphia - 3.89
2. Green Bay - 3.33
2. New England - 3.33
4. Atlanta - 3.22
4. Cincinnati - 3.22
4. New York Giants - 3.22
4. Detroit - 3.22
8. Buffalo - 3.11
8. New York Jets - 3.11
8. Seattle - 3.11
11. Arizona - 3
11. Chicago - 3
11. Tennessee - 3
14. Baltimore - 2.89
14. Houston - 2.89
14. Jacksonville - 2.89
17. Indianapolis - 2.78
17. Pittsburgh - 2.78
19. Minnesota - 2.67
19. St. Louis - 2.67
21. Cleveland - 2.56
21. Miami - 2.56
23. San Francisco - 2.45
24. Carolina - 2.33
24. New Orleans - 2.33
24. Washington - 2.33
27. Kansas City - 2.22
28. Denver - 2.11
29. San Diego - 1.89
30. Tampa Bay - 1.67
31. Dallas - 1.55
32. Oakland - .33

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