2016 free agency brought Danny Trevathan, Jerrell Freeman, Bobby Massie, Akiem Hicks, Aaron Brewer, Manny Ramirez, Ted Larsen, Omar Bolden and Josh Sitton.
Hicks, Sitton, Trevathan and Massie are looking like excellent additions, only Freeman is looking bad right now and all but Brewer, Ramirez and Bolden brought something.
That’s .667 for participation, .444 for quality adds and just a .111 bust factor — assuming that’s where Freeman ends up.
With the outstanding play of Hicks, Trevathan and Sitton, it’s fair to call this group an A- or B+.
So far this year, free agency has yielded Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez, Prince Amukamara, Marcus Cooper, Quintin Demps, B.W. Webb, Benny Cunningham, Kendall Wright, Markus Wheaton, Dion Sims, Tom Compton, Brad Sowell and John Jenkins.
Only Jenkins and Webb are gone, I think you have to call Glennon more a big disappointment than a bust, I was unimpressed with Demps and Wheaton has to be an incomplete.
That’s a .615 for participation not including Sanchez, whose contributions are hard to measure; Amukamara, Cooper, Cunningham, Wright, Sims and Compton are making a difference for a .462 add percentage, and Glennon and Demps are pointing toward busts so the bust factor is a .154.
With just half a season in the books, it’s not fair to grade this group but it has the feel of a B- or C + right now.
Normally we’d have a grade on the 2015 draft by now, but with the injuries to Kevin White and Hroniss Grasu it’s impossible.
Scream all you want but Pace bares no blame for White breaking three different bones, and Eddie Goldman is playing at a very high level, while Adrian Amos is a much-improved starter as well.
Eight of nine ’16 picks are still here, Jordan Howard and Leonard Floyd are looking special and Cody Whitehair was an All Rookie pick, too, and Jonathan Bullard, Nick Kwiatkoski and Deiondre Hall have shown real promise.
It has the makings of an outstanding class.