Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 1/11/12


Mel Kiper of ESPN has gone through and re-graded each teams 2011 draft, and after 16 games, he appears to like the Eagles draft just as much as he did the day they did it.

Not very much.

Saying that the Eagles could have gotten more value at the 22nd overall pick then they did in Danny Watkins, Kiper dropped the teams draft day grade of "C+" to "C."

One interesting note is that Kiper does appear to like Jaiquawn Jarrett, who the Eagles used their 2nd round pick on.

It will be interesting to see how people view the Eagles 2011 draft in a few years. After one season, it appears the Eagles got 3 players who could be starters here for a long time- Watkins, Jason Kelce and Alex Henery. Punter Chas Henry, although not drafted, should also be here for some time.

A big key in grading this year's draft will be the play of Casey Matthews next season. Matthews played well late in the season, and as bad as he looked at times early on, even the biggest Matthews detractor will admit that it's unfair to grade him only- at the time- 4 games into his career.

The Eagles also appear to have gotten a player in Brian Rolle, who while he might not be a starter in 3 years, but could still on the roster in some capacity. That's great value in the 6th round.

Overall, a grade of C from Kiper seems fair after 1 year. Although in a few years, this draft could look a lot stronger then it does now.

Here is Kiper's full analysis.

Follow Buzz on Broad Eagles Beat Writer Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks

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