2012 NBA Draft Grades: ESPN's Chad Ford Gives Wizards An A-

The 2012 NBA Draft is over, so all of the experts are grading how each team fared and figure out who were the winners and losers this year. The Washington Wizards had the No. 3 overall pick and selected Florida's Bradley Beal and their second round pick was Tomas Santoransky who will likely play in Spain for the next few years.

ESPN's Chad Ford really liked the Wizards first pick, but not so much about the Santoransky pick. However, he still gave them one of the best grades in the draft with an A-:

I love the Beal pick for the Wizards. He was a perfect fit for them and has a chance at being the second-best player in the draft. The Wizards need a shooter and Beal has the chance to be special. Paired with John Wall, Trevor Ariza, Emeka Okafor and Nene, I think the Wizards could make a run at the playoffs next season.

I thought the Satoransky pick was a bit of a reach, however. I can't believe they passed on Draymond Green with that second-round pick.

Catch up on everything you need to know about the Wizards draft, scan our NBA Draft 2012 StoryStream. For more fan reaction, visit our Wizards blog, Bullets Forever. For more on the Draft, as well as for the latest news and notes from around the Association, check out SB Nation's NBA hub.

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