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April 30, 2012 10:48 AM

2012 NFL Draft Report Cards

Now with the draft over it's time for every major website to come up with their own draft grades. Since draft grades can vary wildly from one site to the next we took it upon ourselves to average grades from the major sites and come up with a comprehensive draft report card. Despite varied opinions there was a lot of consensus; one thing nearly everyone agreed upon is that we shouldn't really be grading drafts until at least a couple years down the road. But that didn't seem to stop anyone from giving out draft grades and it isn't going to stop us from averaging those draft grades.
 

The RCS Grade Averages were calculated like a standard GPA (4.0 for an A, 3.7 for an A-, 3.3 for a B+, 3.0 for a B, 2.7 for a B-, etc.).

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Everyone agreed that the Bengals killed it as they received three A+ grades and their lowest grade was an A- from Mel Kiper. At the other end of the spectrum were the Saints, who had an average GPA of 1.09, barely above a D average.  New Orleans didn't have much of a chance for a good grade coming in without a pick in the first two rounds due to a trade from last year and a punishment for their bounty scandal; both CBS and Yahoo! failed the Saints - the only two failing grades given by any source.

Of course take all these grades for what they are worth, which is not much, but for today Bengals fans can feel pretty proud of themselves at least.

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