2012 NFL DRAFT GRADES – AFC WEST
While we can assign more accurate grades once these draft classes have been given three seasons to perform for their collective teams, we can still assess the selections that were made. First, in terms of how effectively each team addressed their most glaring deficiencies. Along with how successful they were at accumulating depth, and by how effectively the new additions are expected to perform, based upon the offensive or defensive system that they will now participate in. With that, here are the grades for the AFC West.
San Diego Chargers
Pilfering Melvin Ingram with the 18th pick, provides sufficient reason to award A.J. Smith and his staff a very high mark, after he was projected as a top 12 selection on many draft boards. Not only will the Chargers’ defense improve because of his exceptional ability, but Kendall Reyes and Brandon Taylor will also contribute to that unit immediately, through both their athleticism and leadership skills. ...