People like to make fun of Draft grades being posted immediately following the event’s conclusion, and for good enough reason, but there is no doubt that people love to read them. Here at Vikings Territory we are taking a slightly different approach to the normal quick analysis that accompanies these types of post (oh, we’ll have that too, I suppose) with the assignment of our 2016 Vikings Draft Grade.
It is easy to dismiss most draft grades as speculation, because they are. The most informed Vikings fans on the internet (you guys), however, took to our pages all weekend long to vote on each pick and trade the Vikings executed during the 2016 NFL Draft.
At the very least, your perception at fans has been measured, and there has to be some worth to that. We think there is, anyway.
Here are the results of each poll posted throughout Draft Weekend:
ROUND 1: Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss — A
Whether or not the Vikings preferred a different receiving threat is now irrelevant, and Vikings fans seem genuinely pleased with this addition of the big-bodied target to help get Teddy Bridgewater to the next level.
63% of you gave this the “A” grade we assigned. Only 6% of voters gave the Treadwell selection a “C” grade or worse.