PFF Ranks Productivity of 2019 NFL Drafts

PFF Ranks Productivity of 2019 NFL Drafts

  • Not as brutal as I feared:

    https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-ranking-the-nfls-most-productive-2019-rookie-classes-from-1-32

    Browns ranked 16th. Believe it or not the Browns' rookie they rated highest was Redwine.

    Also the lack of a 1st round pick did not figure into this analysis. Kansas City (3rd), New Orleans (5th), Chicago (8th) and Dallas (12th) each had their first pick AFTER the Browns.

    This type of analysis at this point in time would be biased toward how well teams filled immediate needs with the draft though. For example, Philadelphia's first pick, Andre Dillard barely saw the field in 2019. Yet, he's likely expected to step into the shoes of future HoF LT Jason Peters in 2020.

  • Discussion
  • It's kind of discouraging that on a 6-10 team only one rookie (Greedy) earned a starting job. Wilson started nearly every game but that was due to Kirksey's injury. Redwine didn't get on the field until somebody got hurt late in the season, IIRC. Takitaki barely played at all and Forbes was hurt all year.

    They forgot about the Hammer, who was the most impressive rookie despite not being drafted. They gave the Ravens' credit at #14 for their undrafted rookie center but forgot about Gillan.

    The Browns used their first round pick to help acquire OBJ, so he should have factored into the equation.

    Obviously the success of this draft will be very dependent on whether OBJ makes a successful recovery from surgery and returns to being a top five receiver and whether Greedy, Wilson, Takitaki and Forbes can carve out starting positions over the next couple of years. Also whether Seifert turns out to be the answer to the placekicking problem that Zane Gonzalez was supposed to be.

    This post was edited by PROSECUTOR 11 months ago

  • PROSECUTOR said... (original post)It's kind of discouraging that on a 6-10 team only one rookie (Greedy) earned a starting job. Wilson started nearly every game but that was ...

    And the punter was an UDFA ,,,,Siebert was a draft pick!

    Between them, the Browns look to have an excellent kicking game going forward; both guys were members of PFW 2019 all rookie team. How often have the Browns seen that?

    This post was edited by mortdogsr 11 months ago