Kansas City Chiefs Draft Grades


We have told you a lot about what we think of the Kansas City Chiefs 2011 draft class but now it is time to take a look at what you all think.

We posted a poll after every pick the Chiefs made last week. The Arrowhead Addicts have weighed in and have graded each individual pick, as well as assigned an overall grade.

Let’s check out the official Arrowhead Addict Reader Report Card!

After the jump.

1. Jonathan Baldwin: A

Baldwin skims by with an A but it wasn’t a runaway. 44.26% of our voters assigned the pick a top grade while 43.81% gave the pick a solid B. 490 voted A, while 485 voted B. Only 11 AA readers gave the pick an F.

Round 2: Rodney Hudson: A

The Chiefs got a center (finally) and Chiefs fans were extremely pleased with the pick. 78.41% of you gave this pick an A. One nut job gave the pick an F and only a total of 4 voters gave the pick a C or lower.

Round 3: Justin Houston: Incomplete

Errr…I accidentally forgot to put up a poll for this pick. Sorry about that. I’ve put one at the bottom of this post so we can complete the grade card.

Round 3: Allen Bailey: B

43% of you gave this pick a B.

Round 4: Jalil Brown: B

Brown was one of the more unpopular picks of the weekend. The pick still receives a B with 50.22% of the vote. 295 of you gave the pick a C.

Round 5: Ricky Stanzi: A

The selection of QB Ricky Stanzi was the most one of the most popular picks of the week. A whopping 71.34% of our readers gave the pick an A. 24.51% gave it a B.

Round 5: Gabe Miller: C

Scott Pioli followed up one of his most popular picks with his most unpopular pick. 36% of you gave this pick a C and 23% gave it a D! 17% gave the pick a flat out F.

Scott Pioli later clarified that the Chiefs would treating Miller as a developmental OLB prospect who could also play special teams and maybe even a little TE.

Round 6: Jerrell Powe: A

The most popular pick of the entire draft for Addict readers was the long awaited selection of a NT in Jerrell Powe. Folks in the AA draft chat were calling for Powe in the 3rd, 4th and 5th rounds so he comes as a bit of a steal in the 6th. There are some questions about his stamina and whether he can be a three down player for KC but that will all work itself out. For now the Chiefs have a big, strong NT at an incredible value. 73% of you gave the pick an A.

Round 7: Shane Bannon: A

45% of you gave this pick an A. How can you not like this pick? Bannon could be an absolute steal in the 7th and could challenge Rudy Niswanger for the title of smartest Chief. Bannon is a massive RB who could be used as a FB blowing open holes for Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones, as a ball carrier in short yardage situations and a brutally hard hitting special teams player. There may not have been a player with more upside in the 7th round. Exciting pick for KC.

The Final Verdict: B

You overwhelmingly agreed that the draft, as it stands now, was a solid B. 52.56% of Addict readers gave the entire class a B with 35.9% giving it an A. Only 8 readers out of 1,147 who voted gave the draft an F.

It will be fun to look back on these grades in 8 months or so and revisit them. We can perhaps do another evaluation after the season and see if we were right or wrong in our grade assignments.

Lastly, here is the poll for Justin Houston.

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