2011 NFL Draft Grades, Winners And Losers According To Prisco, Rang And More

Here are four more sets of 2011 NFL Draft grades for your collection, which sounds like the saddest thing in the world to collect. Condolences to you, collector of NFL Draft grade sets. First up, FOX Sports' Adam Caplan.

Caplan loves the draft class assembled by the Houston Texans, with the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers close behind, giving the New England Patriots his lowest grade. On Houston's haul, highlighted by front-seven enhancements J.J. Watt and Brooks Reed, Caplan noted:

Texans general manager Rick Smith finally started to address the Texans' woeful defense and he did so with the first five selections. The first two draftees should see plenty of time as rookies and the next two could start down the line.

CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco also loves Houston here, along with the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His lowest grades went to the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, though he wasn't anywhere near as harsh on Pete Carroll as others have been:

They needed to improve the offensive line and their first two picks were both used there. Both of them could push for starting jobs as rookies. The rest of the draft was just OK.    

The Sporting News' Clifton Brown (awful autoplay video alert!) loves the Lions and sharply disagrees with Caplan, giving the Pats his highest grade. He slots the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders way down there with the Seahawks.

And CBSSports.com's Rob Rang likes what the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins did, tying them with the Packers for his highest mark. At the bottom? The Chiefs again:

The Chiefs were deservedly recognized as having a spectacular draft last year. This one, however, leaves me scratching my head.    

We'll be compiling all the post-draft notes in our 2011 NFL Draft recap StoryStream, including positional breakdowns, picks by conference, picks by school and more. Keep an eye on our post-draft StoryStream for interesting tidbits, facts, figures and all sorts of reaction. To find your favorite team, be sure to explore our 305 sports blogs for a local angle.

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