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2016 NFL Draft grades database: How 20 experts graded the Detroit Lions' draft class

Here's a look at how 20 different analysts graded the Detroit Lions' 2016 draft class.

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Just about everyone does draft grades these days and this year is no exception. Of course, at this stage in the season, no one really knows how each team did, and the outlook will look extremely different in three years than the current common perception. But if you're like me, you have trouble delaying gratification and want answers now. So here's a look at how the Detroit Lions graded out for their 2016 NFL Draft selections according to 20 different sources.

Pride Of Detroit (Alex Reno): B
SB Nation (Dan Kadar): B
ESPN (Mel Kiper): B-
CBS Sports (Pete Prisco): B-
Pro Football Focus (Steve Palazzolo): C
Washington Post (Mark Maske): B+
USA Today (Lindsay H. Jones): C
Detroit Free Press (Dave Birkett): B
Detroit Free Press (Carlos Monarrez): B-
Detroit Free Press (Jeff Seidel): B
Detroit Free Press (Drew Sharp): C-
Rotoworld (Evan Silva): B-
New York Post (Bart Hubbuch): B-
Sports Illustrated (Doug Farrar): B
Detroit Sports Nation (Logan Lamorandier): C- (Nicholas Goss): B
Superior Telegram (Ken Olson): B- C
NFL Draft Geek: B+
UPI Sports: B-

Total average grade: B-

This doesn't really come as much of a surprise, as outside of the A'Shawn Robinson pick in the second round, the Lions didn't do anything to turn heads. They also grabbed just two "skill players" late in the draft, which is usually the kind of pick that sways the draft-grade needle in one way or another.