Best, Worst Team Grades of Fan Voting in 2013 NFL Draft
The general reaction to the 2013 NFL Draft class can become rather homogeneous based on the fan base for some teams; at least, it seems true to me when it comes to a few groups. Perhaps this is a reflection of my limited perspective, but it seems Washington Redskins fans are blindly optimistic, Dallas Cowboys wary, New England Patriots fans holding a confident fervor in trusting Bill Belichick and New York Giants fans a bit confused and just hoping Jerry Reese knows best.
Perhaps these are over-generalizations but I’m just going to run with it. I also have access to a hardly-scientific yet intriguing metric that measures fan draft grades by team: NFL.com’s Fan Ballot that allows anyone to grade every round and the draft in its entirety. Let’s see who hates themselves the most right now!
Worst: The Cowboys received a C-minus overall grade from the fans on the back of a C- for Round 1 that saw Jerry Jones trade-down for cheap, help the San Francisco 49ers in every way possible and select a center in the first round. The team had no round graded higher than a C-plus.
Best: Minnesota Vikings‘ fans gave their team an NFL-best A-minus for that efforts draft weekend. It sure does help when big names conveniently fall past draftnik projections and right down to the Vikes, who got themselves a fan-pleaser of a draft class. Now about that whole quarterback position …
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