Top Five Snubs of the NFL Draft
These following players are my top five snubs of the NFL Draft.
These were difficult picks, and I have also included three honorable mention snubs in addition to the Top Five. I hope you look through them and enjoy, and I’m encouraged to hear your opinions. This list is also assuming that it is very likely these players will all be picked up as un-drafted free agents.
Honorable Mention Snubs
Jordan Norwood - Penn State
Quan Cosby WR - Texas
Graham Harrell QB - Texas Tech
5. Maurice Evans DE - Penn State
This was an interesting pick for me, but I feel that Evans could have easily added depth to any team at defensive end. Evans could have been drafted anywhere from rounds five to seven and should surely be picked up as an un-drafted free agent.
Where he should have gone: Seventh round, pick two to the Chicago Bears.
With Evans being a tough one to gauge, I feel the Bears could of really used depth here instead of taking a risk on the injury plagued Derek Kinder.
4. P.J. Hill RB - Wisconsin
Although Hill was not expected to make much noise, I feel like he would of been a good fit to compliment a more speedy back, or to just add depth to a team looking at a running back.
As Denver found out you can never have enough running backs.
Where he should have gone: Fifth round to New Orleans.
While this seems high, Hill would have provided to be a nice physical compliment to Reggie Bush.
3. John Parker Wilson QB - Alabama
The Alabama alum appears on this list because he could become a real good back-up for a very quality team. He led the Tide to a perfect regular season before falling in the SEC Championship to eventual national champ Florida
Where he should have gone: Fourth round to Dallas Cowboys
Although McGee is good, I believe Wilson has a much better track record then McGee.
2. Drew Willy QB - Buffalo
Willy was listed as the top quarterback on Mel Kiper's QB board at the start of the seventh round, and very well should have gone to multiple teams that needed a back-up with the ability to turn into a very good player in the NFL. Willy will get a chance as an un-drafted free agent with at least four teams that should be lining up for his services.
Where he should have gone: Seventh round to Jacksonville Jaguars
Since Jacksonville had two selections in this round, Willy would have been a very suitable choice at either spot.
Other teams for Willy:
Kansas City Chiefs
Willy could have fit here, as I do not believe the Chiefs have a very solid QB situation. Although Matt Cassel had a great last year, he has nowhere near the talent he had with the Patriots.
St. Louis Rams
Needing a backup and maybe a replacement for Bulger, Willy would have been much better then Keith Null. In my opinion has a better track record, and led his team from the very bottom of the FBS to the MAC title.
1. Brian Hoyer QB - Michigan State
This was a very tough decision; however, I think Brian Hoyer tops this list because he has the best track record of the players. Hoyer could have been, and maybe even should have been, drafted very early in the draft. Possibly in the second or third round, but was hurt by his receivers dropping far to many balls.
Where he should have gone: Fifth round to Seattle Seahawks.
Hoyer would of been a much better pick than Mike Teel here, because I believe he has the ability to be one of the top 3 QBs to come out of this draft class.