Pretty self-explanatory, give out your awards.
Best pick, 1-10:
Best pick, 11-20:
Best pick, 21-32:
Best trade (other than the trade for RG3):
Biggest surprise of the draft (may or may not coincide with biggest reach):
Best player not selected in the first round:
Grade for Quinton Coples (1-10, no decimals):
Who would YOU have drafted at #16 (no trade up or down):
Do you like the current draft format as opposed to the 2 day weekend format:
My picks are after the jump.
Best pick: In trying to avoid the obvious pick of Andrew Luck or RG3, I'm going to go with Morris Claiborne to Dallas. I know this might be sacrilegious to say here, but I think the guy has a Darrelle Revis type profile. I don't think he's as fast, but he's big, he's fluid, he's football smart (as opposed to the opposite of book smart), he understands routes, and he tackles. He might not have as much upside as Patrick Peterson but I think he'll be a better player for the next 4 years. He and Brandon Carr will make for a great tandem in Dallas and turn a really weak secondary into a strength. I also don't think the price they paid was too high.
Best pick, 1-10: Claiborne
Best pick, 11-20: I would go with a 2 way tie here with Fletcher Cox to Philly and our very own Quinton Coples. Cox IMO was a top 7 prospect, only behind Luck, RG3, Trent, Claiborne, Kalil, and Blackmon. He fills a huge need in Philly and he'll be surrounded by Trent Cole, Jason Babin, and Cullen Jenkins on that DL. Sacklicious. And I absolutely love Coples, I'm so glad we took him instead of Ingram, and I think with Rex, a coach he'll likely enjoy playing with, the guy will go out there and perform to his ability. And what insane ability it is! He's not quite Peppers or Mario, but he's that type of size/athleticism prospect that fits the "Planet Theory".
Best pick, 21-32: I hate the team, but Pittsburgh did phenomenal getting David DeCastro at #24. This guy is a mauler, a safe pick, and IMO the best guard since at least Shawn Andrews, if not Hutch. I think he's better than Iupati, another guy I loved, and I would not have minded picking him at #16.
Biggest reach: I thought Seattle reached big for Bruce Irvin, and I absolutely abhorred the Browns taking a 28 year old QB at #22 in the first round, but my goodness A.J. Jenkins in the first round???? Yeah, the dude can fly, but he was
Team that made the most of their multiple picks (Pats, Browns, Bengals): I hate to say it but I think the Pats did, I'm no big Chandler Jones fan but Hightower is a stud and Jones was a rising player, and the other 2 did something I hated with one of their picks.
Best trade (other than the trade for RG3): I would have to say the Vikings getting 3 free picks for swapping spots and getting the guy they wanted all along. Free picks are awesome.
Worst trade: I actually don't think any of the 1st round trades were terrible, but it seems the Pats giving up a 3rd to move up 6 spots from 27 to 21 was more than the going rate in other trades.
Biggest surprise of the draft (may or may not coincide with biggest reach): The Vikings almost escaping the first round without doing something dumb. But then they traded up and reached for Hayseed. Good ole Vikings. Also, the fact that this was only the 5th time QBs went 1-2 in the draft was pretty shocking to me.
Best player not selected in the first round: I'm going to have to say Cordy Glenn. He was a good SEC lineman who had a great workout
Grade for Quinton Coples (1-10, no decimals): 10, love it!
Who would YOU have drafted at #16 (no trade up or down): Still would've picked Coples
Do you like the current draft format as opposed to the 2 day weekend format: I'm actually split on this, I liked camping out for a weekend and having all day draft, but I get more accomplished this way and cutting the time limit on the draft picks was much needed IMO.