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What a difference three years can make

Twists of fate are what make the draft worth watching, but they are also why it's tough to tell how well a team did on draft day until three years later.

Updated: April 14, 2008, 11:27 AM ET
By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com

Some draft classes that look stellar on draft day look dismal years later. Others that look like a bust lay the groundwork for future success. That's why teams often say it's best to wait three years before grading a draft class. With that in mind, Scouts Inc. went back and reviewed the 2005 draft. We graded every team's draft class and then compared it to an average grade given immediately following the 2005 draft from five major Web sites -- Yahoo! Sports, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Sporting ...

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