NFL Draft 2011: Looking at History for the No. 8 Pick
NFL Draft 2011 Might Give the Titans a Chance to Find Value at No. 8
Looking back at the recent history of the No. 8 pick, there has been some picks that worked out well and some that have been less than stellar.
ESPN’s AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky took a look at the history of the slot where each team is picking in the first round.
Here is what Kuharsky has to say about the No. 8 pick:
2010: LB Rolando McClain (Raiders)
2009: OT Eugene Monroe (Jaguars)
2008: DE Derrick Harvey (Jaguars)
2007: DE Jamaal Anderson (Falcons)
2006: S Donte Whitner (Bills)
2005: S Antrel Rolle (Cardinals)
2004: CB DeAngelo Hall (Falcons)
“McClain went to Oakland eighth last season and was second on the Raiders in tackles his rookie year. Jacksonville had the spot the two years before that. The Jaguars think they got a long-term left tackle in Monroe, but Harvey might be done already. Jordan Gross is a topflight tackle for Carolina and receiver Plaxico Burress was a Super Bowl hero for the Giants. But receiver David Terrell busted for the Bears, receiver David Boston didn’t fare much better in Arizona and running back Tim Biakabutuka was a dud for the Panthers. Sam Adams’ long career clogging up the middle as a defensive tackle started in Seattle. The last time the Titans had this pick, they landed Hall of Fame guard Mike Munchak, who’s now the team’s coach.”
The fact that the first pick for Munchak as a head coach is the same spot that he was picked in. I don’t know that the Titans will be able to have a Hall of Famer in the pick, but it will help them going forward.
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