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2009 NFL Draft Re-Graded

The 2012 NFL Draft concluded over a week ago and we got to see the instant analysis in the form of grades and who teams should have taken. We saw who were reaches and who were steals, but really no one knows any of that as much as they think they do. It's instant feedback analysis based on personal evaluations of players. Typically we like to say that you have to wait three years to grade a draft class, and that's exactly what Dane Brugler of CBS has done with the 2009 NFL Draft.

After the jump, Brugler went back and looked at all of the team's drafts from 2009 and re-graded them.

1 (8) OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia; 2 (39) OT Eben Britton, Arizona; 3 (72) DT Terrance Knighton, Temple; 3 (73) CB Derek Cox, William & Mary; 4 (107) WR Mike Thomas, Arizona; 5 (144) WR Jarett Dillard, Rice; 6 (180) TE Zach Miller, Nebraska-Omaha; 7 (250) RB Rashad Jennings, Liberty; 7 (253) WR Tiquan Underwood, Rutgers

THE GOOD: The Jaguars filled a strong need this draft with the selection of offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, who has started 42 games at left tackle and shown steady improvement the last three seasons

THE BAD: After an All-American career in college, receiver Jarett Dillard has had underwhelming production as a pro with 29 of his 35 career catches coming last season, recording his lone career touchdown

JURY STILL OUT: Eben Britton was drafted in the second round to create a book-end at right tackle opposite Monroe, but several back issues have kept him out of the starting line-up and created long-term doubt


I think a B is pretty solid, mainly because the Jaguars have three top flight starters in Monroe, Knighton, and Cox. The latter two when healthy are good starters, but Monroe has slowly turned into one of the better young left tackles in the NFL despite the negative stigma that still seems to surround him.