Giving out 2012 NFL Draft grades just days after it came to end is not exactly an exercise that will produce a ton of accuracy. You need much more time for these players to actually see the field and develop as picks before being too judgmental about them. That's why some analysts decline to grade the draft, whereas others do it simply based on value and need.
While I am not a huge fan of giving out draft grades so soon after the selections were made, I am interested to see what the feeling is amongst Detroit Lions fans about the eight picks now set to join the team. There are no set criteria for how you have to grade them; you just pick a grade based on your feel for what the Lions did. (You can take a look at the eight picks after the jump.)
Vote in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Detroit Lions 2012 Draft Class
- Round 1 - 23rd, 23rd overall - OT Riley Reiff (Iowa)
- Round 2 - 22nd, 54th overall - WR Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)
- Round 3 - 22nd, 85th overall - CB Bill Bentley (Louisiana-Lafayette)
- Round 4 (from SF) - 30th, 125th overall - DE Ronnell Lewis (Oklahoma)
- Round 5 (from MIN) - 3rd, 138th overall - LB Tahir Whitehead (Temple)
- Round 5 (from OAK) - 13th, 148th overall - CB Chris Greenwood (Albion)
- Round 6 (from SF) - 26th, 196th overall - CB Jonte Green (New Mexico State)
- Round 7 (from MIN) - 16th, 223rd overall - LB Travis Lewis (Oklahoma)