Kiper gave A's to the Lions, Vikings, Bears and Falcons
Looking back, Mel Kiper gave the Lions a good grade after the 2004 draft.
Editor's Note: ESPN.com's Mel Kiper graded the selections of every team in the 2004 draft. This story originally ran on April 25, 2004.
Arizona Cardinals: B Larry Fitzgerald obviously is a great pick and Karlos Dansby is a nice fit for their system as a pure pass rusher. Darnell Dockett is a first-round talent if he stays focused, while Alex Stepanovich is a backup type on the offensive line and Antonio Smith could turn out to be a nice fifth-rounder.
Atlanta Falcons: A
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Looking back at '04 draft
It takes three years to evaluate a draft. With that in mind, we review the 2004 NFL draft to find the real winners and losers.
• Scouts Inc.: AFC breakdown
• Scouts Inc.: NFC breakdown
• McShay: Following trends
• Reese: Draft a balancing act
• Kiper's 2004 draft grades
• Vote: What the grade be now?