Tuesday, September 05, 2017

3FL Notes: 2017 Draft Analysis

Eleven Twelfths of our teams were represented during the online draft on Thursday night. Here is an analysis of the results (in draft order):

1. the HAW: David Johnson was the consensus number one pick this year, but the CAPS also snagged Aaron Rodgers. Their starting lineup is strong but their bench is weak. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: A)

2. Dumbbums: Coach Coaldog was present at the draft and that was a clear upgrade over his past experiences of letting the computer pick. There are a few holes but some of his sleepers might surprise. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

3. Lightning: The Bolts forgot about the draft until after their first pick (and a well-timed text). They seem to have recovered though, grabbing one of the top grades according to Yahoo! Grade: A- (Yahoo! Grade: A)

4. Renegades: Drafting across the room from PEP must have been interesting. Coach Val ended up with some frustrated chatting and a decent but uneven roster. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B+)

5. Phys. Ed. Phenoms: PEP was awarded the Toyota Best Draft for the second straight season. I can see that honor coming from the algorithm, but their untested RBs will make or break the season. And they better stay healthy. Grade: A (Yahoo! Grade: A)

6: Stiletto Stompers: The Stompers are not as bad as their report card would make you assume. Some of the picks were actually downright surprising (in a good way). Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

7: Predacons: One year after missing the playoffs for only the second time in our history, Yahoo! would have you believe the the Preds have no chance at the postseason in 2017. We'll just have to see about that. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

8: Baltimorons: Coach Drew would probably agree that this draft wasn't his best ever, but Gronk and Devonta can win games by themselves. I'll admit that there were some strange choices though. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

9: Marauders: Coach Hoss still hasn't learned to skip the iPad app for the draft. That being said, things turned out pretty well. Although who are those two TEs? Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B-)

10: Spiked Vipers: SpiVi ended up with top tier talent at each position, and they even followed a normal round-by-round strategy! Ok, at least until picking a K in the 8th. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: B+)

11: Misfits, Inc.: Our defending champion participated in the draft while waiting for a flight at the airport in Chicago. Thanks to the mobile app he has a good chance to make it back to the title game. Even with a guy named Younghoe on the roster. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

12: Yuengling Brewers: Our lone team that was grayed out during the draft, the Brew Crew let the autodraft take control and that was not a bad strategic move. This team looks solid. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: B)

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

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