Saturday, September 03, 2011

3FL Notes: 2011 Draft Analysis

Eleven of our twelve teams were in attendance for the online draft on Thursday night. Here is an analysis of the results (in draft order):

1. Marauders: The drive home and a slow booting computer contributed to Coach Hoss not being present for the first pick in the draft. He missed it by mere seconds. But autopick selected Adrian Peterson, so that's not all bad. The rest of team (that he actively chose) is pretty good, too. Grade: B+

2. Lightning: All of those spreadsheets led to a pretty strong team in the middle. Waiting until the seventh round to draft a QB led to Sam Bradford as the starter. Grade: B

3. Spiked Vipers: The Toyota Best Draft Award (given by Yahoo! to the team projected to score the most points this year) went to the Vipers. I won't go that far, but their position-early draft strategy gave them a stronger team than predicted. Grade: A-

4. ray ray haw: The defending champ flew under the radar again and ended up with a much better team than anyone thought at the time. If it wasn't for those two tight ends back-to-back, we might already be talking about a fourth championship for Coach Haw. Grade: A-

5. Dumbbums: Coach Coaldog was present at the draft this year and his team looks nothing like it did a year ago. Other than Roethlisberger, I mean. Grade: B+

6. Renegades: We're not sure who is running the ship over there in newlywedville, but someone has been studying up. And, also, TOM BRADY. Grade: A-

7. Yuengling Brewers: The computer selected a surprisingly good squad for the Brew Crew. Dare I say maybe even better than if the coach had logged in? Grade: B

8. Baltimorons: They've got some really good WRs and some really big questions marks. If Peyton comes back soon and at full speed no one will question anything else (except for the fact that they neglected to draft a defense). Grade: B-

9. The Comfy Chair: Coach Skrabby ended up with Vick and a bunch of guys with dashes in their names. And Brian St. Pierre. Here's to tradition! Grade: B

10. Misfits, Inc.: The Corp hired two Eagles, four genuine starting RBs, and a QB to WR hookup. Not too shabby. Grade: B+

11. Stiletto Stompers: The whole should be greater than the sum of the Stompers' parts. RBs by committee may be the only frustration, along with having to root for the Ravens' defense. Grade: B

12. Predacons: They did better than you might think from the last spot in the draft. That about sums it up. Grade: B+

The Comm-nosticator makes his first predictions soon. Stay tuned.

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