Thus, hurried draft grades are meaningless.
Still, draft analysts hand them out annually, and fans are curious to see them.
Below are grades the Panthers have received for their 2014 rookie class.
Keep in mind, the 2012 Seattle Seahawks rookie class received an "F" from one analyst days after the draft concluded. Quarterback Russell Wilson was a part of that class, and he reminded everyone of that grade on Twitter after winning Super Bowl XLVIII.
Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN.com
Chris Burke and Doug Farrar, SI.com
Burke and Farrar love the value picks made by Carolina. They consider defensive end
Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
Brooks applauded the Benjmain selection, saying the massive receiver has "game-changing potential as a big-bodied touchdown-maker with exceptional ball skills." He called the Ealy selection in the second round the most surprising pick in the NFC South due to Carolina's depth at defensive end. But he added that Ealy has "immense potential." Brooks said he's intrigued by the day three additions in the secondary and concluded by saying, "(Dave) Gettleman couldn't address all of the team's biggest needs during the draft, but he snatched up a handful of athletic talents with upside."
Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com
Prisco isn't a fan the Benjamin or Ealy selections and says the Panthers had other needs. "They needed to pick an offensive tackle and they didn't," he wrote.
Rob Rang, Sports Xchange
Rang considered Benjamin a "reach" in the first round, and he questions Ealy's consistency. Rang likes the rest of the Panthers' selections, specifically Turner – "an athletic interior lineman with future starting ability" – and fourth-round pick
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News
Iyer downgrades the Panthers for not selecting an offensive tackle, but he likes Benjamin as a "big target" for quarterback