Top Ten Players Available
1. Knowshon Moreno
I have news for the "gurus" out there, this isn't even close.
2. Michael Crabtree
Loves the Big Game.
3. Rey Maualuga
4. Malcolm Jenkins
Plays the hardest position to find a player at.
5. Eugene Monroe
An easy pick.
6. Beanie Wells
Could start for most NFL teams tomorrow.
7. Mark Sanchez
The distance between him and the second-best QB in the draft, Josh Freeman, isn't even close.
8. Aaron Curry
Wake wasn't nearly as good this past year but it wasn't Curry's fault.
9. Hakeem Nicks
Another Butch Davis gem.
10. Larry English
If he went to Illinois as opposed to Northern Illinois, he's a top-five pick.
Ten Busts Waiting to Happen
1. Matthew Stafford
Terrible leader, terrible decision maker who doesn't understand how to run an offense. Imagine what he'll be like with money.
2. Percy Harvin
Doesn't fit a position and injury problems. A pothead as well.
3. Darrius Heyward-Bey
Sprinters rarely make good wideouts.
4. James Laurinaitis
Andy Katzenmoyer and Eric Kumerow—nuff said.
5. Vontae Davis
I smell toast.
6. Brian Cushing
Something doesn't seem right. Injuries and accusations.
7. Andre Smith
I hope I'm wrong because if he doesn't succeed it won't be because of talent.
8. Brian Orakpo
Texas has a long history of first round busts. The odds are in favor of him being one.
9. Aaron Maybin
I have seen better PSU ends fail.
10. Clay Matthews
Simply not that good.
Ten Best Players Who Won't Go in Round One
1. Larry English
2. LeSean McCoy
May go 50 picks behind Matt Stafford?
3. Patrick Chung
For those who don't watch college football, Oregon's secondary was ridiculous last year.
4. Kyle Bell
I want him on my team.
5. Ian Johnson
If everyone is enamored with Heyward Bey on speed, this guy is the one on everyone's list that they refuse to talk about.
6. Tyrell Fenroy
Watch out, fantasy owners!
7. Sammie Stroughter
Two more S's: Super Star.
8. Pat White
Super-talented, multi-faceted, and a good character guy to boot.
9. Juaquin Iglesias
I see this one slipping through too many cracks.
10. Sherrod Martin
I don't think anyone covered Troy like we did.
Ten Things We'll Be Sick of Hearing During The Draft
1. "Body of Work"
Just gets tiresome.
Really, who cares?
3. "Fills a Need"
Isn't that the idea of the draft?
For $50 million, should be.
5. "Couldn't Believe He Was On The Board"
Believe it, he was.
6. "War Room"
Yeah these guys look like they're at war. Especially the one mouthing "pass the guacamole."
7. "I Had Him At _____"
Obviously no one that mattered did.
8. "The Longest Round __ in History"
This record gets broken every year.
9. "A Reach At That Spot"
We've all seen it enough. Most guys are a reach when you are talking that kind of money.
This isn't even really a word.
Ten Teams Who Traditionally Draft Well
You rarely hear about them signing a free agent, yet they always seem to be winning.
This could just be the coaching.
To quote my above section, look at the body of work.
Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, Bryant Mckinnie, etc.
6. San Diego
Another team who rarely signs the free agent but loses a bunch of them.
Kyle Boller is the closest thing to a first-round bust. Other than him, all golden.
8. Tampa Bay
Have traditionally had high picks.
Take the draft almost too seriously.
10. New England
Wasn't always this way.
Ten Teams Who Never Seem to Get It Right
Who can waste the most No. 1s?
Doesn't look like the post-Millen era is off to a much better start.
Too much reaching.
At least in Round One.
5. New York Jets
Has been pretty horrible.
7. New Orleans
Traditionally one of the worst.
Leaves us scratching our heads.
9. Kansas City
There's a reason the Chiefs never make it to the next level.
10. Green Bay
Actually, I thought last year was one of their better drafts.
Ten Horrible Picks In Round One We Never Hear About
1. Kenneth Sims
2. John Bosa
In Miami they haven't forgotten.
3. Danny Noonan
Any Cowboy fans out there?
4. Roger Vick
Too many Jets for just 10 spaces.
5. Jarrod Bunch
6. Courtney Young
The hype machine lived on.
7. Keith McCants
Was supposed to be All-World.
8. Derrick Brown
Had all the tools—except the ones that could play football.
9. Dan Wilkenson
Never panned out. Lived off of his reputation.
10. John Avery
Why not? Miami has so many.
Top Ten Colleges with Players Drafted in the Last 10 Years
65 Drafted, 27 First Round
59 Drafted, 10 First Round
3. Ohio State
70 Drafted, 17 First Round
56 Drafted, 10 First Round
5. Florida State
59 Drafted, 13 First Round
38 Drafted, 12 First Round
56 Drafted, 13 First Round
48 Drafted, Eight First Round
55 Drafted, 10 First Round
32 Drafted, Two First Round
Ten No. 1 Overall Picks Who Won a Super Bowl with the Team That Drafted Them
1. Paul Hornung
The first one.
2. Joe Namath
The AFL counts.
3. Bubba Smith
One of the best ever at all levels of the game.
4. Terry Bradshaw
Of course he won four.
5. Ed "Too Tall" Jones
How bout them Cowboys!
6. Russell Maryland
The Outland winner that year.
7. Troy Aikman
Won a few.
8. Drew Bledsoe
Didn't start in the one he won.
9. Orlando Pace
It was a quick turnaround for the Rams.
10. Peyton Manning
Remember how bad they were his rookie year?
The Last 10 "Mr. Irrelevant"
2008-David Vobora (Idaho)
2007-Ramzee Robinson (Alabama)
2006-Kevin McMahan (Maine)
2005-Andy Stokes (William Penn)
2004-Andre Sommersell (Colorado State)
2003-Ryan Hoag (Gustavus Adolphus)
2002-Ahmad Miller (UNLV)
2001-Tevita Ofahengaue (BYU)
2000-Michael Green (Northwestern State (LA))
1999-James Finn (Pennsylvania)
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