Former Seattle Seahawks scout and NFL Network personality, Bucky Brooks, has released his grades for the 2013 NFL Draft. Brooks, who obviously knows a thing or two about drafts (from his prior occupation), says the NFC East did well overall in the last month's draft. He gave every team in the division a "B-" or higher.
According to Brooks, the Eagles did a very good job grabbing talent at value spots. The former scout gave the team a "B+" for their haul. Here is what Brooks had to say about the Eagles draft:
Nobody knows exactly how Kelly will attack the pro game, causing many to incorrectly assume he'd overwhelmingly target players ideally suited for a spread offense (like the one he ran at Oregon). Kelly actually employed a very simple approach last week, selecting talented players with blue-chip characteristics.Lane Johnson is a prime example of that premise, based on his athleticism, footwork and length. He is a natural left tackle prospect, but Jason Peters' presence could force him to start out on the right side. Ertz is a playmaking tight end with the speed and athleticism to stretch the field down the middle. Barkley might be the future at the quarterback position, despite his status as a fourth-round pick. He is a cerebral signal-caller with the ability to make quick decisions in a fast-paced offense. Earl Wolff and Jordan Poyer are sleeper prospects capable of upgrading the Eagles' secondary.
Along with getting the best grade in the NFC East, Brooks also awarded the team with the "Best Pick" with Stanford tight end Zach Ertz. Adding on to that, Brooks names USC quarterback, Matt Barkley, as the "Biggest Steal" of the NFC East. Only five teams in the NFL were given better grades from Brooks.
The rest of the division also did well in Brooks' eyes. The Redskins (despite not having a 1st round pick) and Giants both scored a "B." The Cowboys received a "B-" and were given the "Surprise Pick" of the division with Wisconsin offensive linemen, Travis Frederick, in the 1st round.