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2012 NFL Draft Grades: Nick Foles To Eagles, Juron Criner To Raiders Get Average Marks

The Arizona Wildcats had three players picked in the 2012 NFL Draft. Nick Foles went to the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round, Juron Criner went to the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round, and Trevin Wade went in the final round to the Cleveland Browns.

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated files this report, and it does not go favorably for Foles. Foles ends up with the 88th pick overall in the third round of the draft.

I’m very unconvinced that QB Nick Foles will ever be an NFL starter, so using a third-rounder (88) on him stings.

Foles will probably have time to develop on the back of the depth chart for playing on the practice squad.

The Raiders also get props for picking up Criner.

The Raiders didn’t do too poorly given that challenge, landing a needed offensive lineman in Tony Bergstrom (95) and finding underrated WR Juron Criner at 168. It was a safer draft that New Orleans had in similar circumstances, but there are no stars here.

To talk about Foles and Criner with Arizona football fans, go to Arizona Desert Swarm. To learn more about Foles with Eagles fans, go to Bleeding Green Nation. To discuss Criner to Raiders fans, hit up Silver and Black Pride.

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