Sunday, September 01, 2013

3FL Notes: 2013 Draft Analysis

All but one of our teams was represented during the online draft on Thursday night. Here is an analysis of the results (in draft order):

1. Misfits, Inc.: The corporation obviously took Adrian Peterson with the first pick. They also welcomed back an Eagles' QB for the first time in a few years. They seem to be a little weak at TE and K, but who cares about those positions? Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

2. The Comfy Chair: Surprising no one who has ever done a live draft in the 3FL, Coach Skrabby chose Aaron Rodgers with the second pick. He was strong in the middle of the draft but ended up with some guys who are hurt. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

3. Renegades: Internet problems didn't allow the new parents to get on until after the first few rounds were over, but they still managed to draft a quality team. They'd better hope for good health this year, though. Depth is not abundant. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: B)

4. Dumbbums: Coach Coaldog learned a lesson from last year's delegation of power during the draft. This time he wrote out some specific instructions and things turned out significantly better than they did in 2012. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

5. Stiletto Stompers: The Stompers chose a good team with a lot of upside. The backfield looks strong but there seem to be a lot of New York Giants hanging around. We'll see if that is a good thing. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

6. Spiked Vipers: Staying with his long standing 3FL tradition, SpiVi selected the first Defense in the draft (in the sixth round). For some reason that always seems to work out for them, though. And the rest of the team looks pretty strong. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: B)

7. THE Haw: Balanced is probably the best word to describe THE 2013 Haw. The talent is spread across the team, and they have at least one of the best at every position. Kaepernick's performance may be the key. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: B)

8. Baltimorons: Ray Rice is a Baltimoron? Perfect. The Pats offense and Gronkowski's injury will tell the story for the first half of the 'Moron's season. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

9. Marauders: Coach Hoss' team is projected to win only two games this year according to Yahoo's draft day predictions. There is no way that's right. I see a pretty solid squad and they even have some decent backups. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: C)

10. Lightning: Those spreadsheets culminated in the Bolts winning the "Best Draft" award according to Toyota. And all this while gazing at the championship trophy across the room. Heck, just the Brees to Graham hookup might win a few games by itself. Grade: A- (Yahoo! Grade: A)

11. Yuengling Brewers: Not sure why we all think we can do better than the AutoDraft feature. This is a couple of years in a row that the Brew Crew got some extra sleep and woke up with a great team. Thanks, Yahoo! Grade: A (Yahoo! Grade: A)

12. Predacons: With the last pick in this year's draft, the Preds did an admirable job of reacting to the picks in front of them. Of course, their backup RB broke his leg in a preseason game during the draft. Let's hope that wasn't an omen for the season. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: C)

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

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