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SF Dolphin Fan
07-01-2007, 02:40 PM
I'm new to the NFL Draft Forum so I don't know if this has been discussed. What is the best draft your team has ever had? I'm hoping we can compile a list of the top 20 or 30 drafts of all-time. For the best, I don't think anyone can top the 1974 Pittsburgh draft. In that draft the Steelers got four future Hall of Famers in Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth and Webster. I'm not sure the order they were picked, but I believe Webster was a fifth rounder. I know the 49ers had some great drafts that belong somewhere in the top 10. Minnesota had a string of productive drafts in the early 70's and obviously Dallas could have a few high ones on our list. As for the Dolphins, they had some very good drafts in the late 1960's and early 1980's. Hard to pick their best, but I would probably go with 1983. In that draft, Miami got Dan Marino in the first, Reggie Roby in the sixth and Mark Clayton in the eighth. They also got a couple of contributors from that draft. So let's here it. What's your best draft of all-time?

Acreboy
07-01-2007, 03:28 PM
Saints-2006 easily

kmartin575
07-01-2007, 03:53 PM
Saints-2006 easily

LOL

Funny

Acreboy
07-01-2007, 03:54 PM
LOL

FunnyReally? How so?

WarOnTheShore
07-01-2007, 04:03 PM
Really? How so?

Re-read the first post in the thread.

Acreboy
07-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Re-read the first post in the thread.I have ADD, i'm not reading all of anything.

OhioState
07-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Re-read the first post in the thread.

the first post says to list your teams best draft ever and he is just saying that last year NO had their best ever

skinzzfan25
07-01-2007, 05:11 PM
1981 Redskins:

1. Mark May, T, Pittsburgh
3. Russ Grimm, G, Pittsburgh
4. Tom Flick, QB, Washington
5. Dexter Manley, DE, Oklahoma State
5. Gary Sayre, G, Cameron
6. Larry Kubin, LB, Penn State
8. Charlie Brown, WR, South Carolina State
9. Darryl Grant, G, Rice
10. Phil Kessel, QB, Northern Michigan
10. Allan Kennedy, T, Washington State
11. Jerry Hill, WR, Northern Alabama
12. Clint Didier, TE, Portland State

UDFA. Joe Jacoby

This draft pretty much formed the Hogs with Jacoby, May, and Grimm. Getting these guys IMO was the reason we went on to win the superbowl later in 82.

PACKmanN
07-01-2007, 05:25 PM
1-5 A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State
2-47 Daryn Colledge OL Boise State
2-52 Greg Jennings WR/KR Western Michigan
3-67 Abdul Hodge LB Iowa
3-75 Jason Spitz OL Louisville
4-104 Cory Rodgers WR/KR TCU
4-115 Will Blackmon CB Boston College
5-148 Ingle Martin QB Furman
5-165 Tony Moll OT Nevada
6-183 Johnny Jolly DT Texas A&M
6-185 Tyrone Culver S Fresno State
7-253 Dave Tollefson DE Northwest Missouri State

the bolded ones are starters and some steals. The Green Bay Packers 2006 draft is the best one we had in along time.

keylime_5
07-01-2007, 05:33 PM
I hope this year's turns out to be Cleveland's best ever. It would be sweet if Thomas and Wright turned into great perennial pro bowlers and Quinn became one of the 5 best QBs in the leauge like Weis thinks.

gator3guy
07-01-2007, 05:48 PM
As an Eagles fan the best one I remember is the 2002 Draft when we had a great first day.

2002 Draft Picks
Round Overall Pick Player Pos School
1 26 Lito Sheppard CB Florida
2 58 Michael Lewis S Colorado
2 59 Sheldon Brown CB South Carolina
3 91 Brian Westbrook HB Villanova
4 124 Scott Peters C Arizona St.
5 162 Freddie Milons WR Alabama
6 198 Tyreo Harrison ILB Notre Dame
7 238 Raheem Brock DE Temple

I remember hearing Brian Westbrook's name in the background of ESPN's telecast and just going absolutely nuts. I knew the kid was gonna be a stud.

Acreboy
07-01-2007, 05:57 PM
2006 Saints

Bold represents Starters/Future Starters/Steals

1-2 Reggie Bush RB USC
2-43 Roman Harper SS Alabama
4-108 Jahri Evans G Bloomsburg
5-135 Rob Ninkovich DE Purdue
6-171 Mike Hass WR Oregon State
6-174 Josh Lay CB Pitt
7-210 Zach Strief T Northwestern
7-252 Marques Colston WR Hofstra

umphrey
07-01-2007, 06:49 PM
1-5 A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State
2-47 Daryn Colledge OL Boise State
2-52 Greg Jennings WR/KR Western Michigan
3-67 Abdul Hodge LB Iowa
3-75 Jason Spitz OL Louisville
4-104 Cory Rodgers WR/KR TCU
4-115 Will Blackmon CB Boston College
5-148 Ingle Martin QB Furman
5-165 Tony Moll OT Nevada
6-183 Johnny Jolly DT Texas A&M
6-185 Tyrone Culver S Fresno State
7-253 Dave Tollefson DE Northwest Missouri State

the bolded ones are starters and some steals. The Green Bay Packers 2006 draft is the best one we had in along time.

Ehh they haven't had enough production yet, lots of potential though. Still the only name there that will really stand out in a few years is Hawk IMO, maybe Blackmon or Spitz or someone else will come out of no where but probably not.

CC.SD
07-01-2007, 09:43 PM
Ehh they haven't had enough production yet, lots of potential though. Still the only name there that will really stand out in a few years is Hawk IMO, maybe Blackmon or Spitz or someone else will come out of no where but probably not.

Greg Jennings might be pretty solid. But yeah, it's not exactly one for the ages.

Caddy
07-01-2007, 10:08 PM
1 12Warren Sapp DT Miami
1 28 Derrick Brooks OLB Florida State
2 43Melvin Johnson DB Kentucky
4 105 Jerry Wilson FS Southern U.
5 143 Clifton Abraham DB Florida State
6 179 Wardell Rouse LB Clemson
7 215 Steve Ingram T Maryland
7 227 Jeff Rodgers DE Texas A&M-Kingsville

Those 2 alone make that a pretty sweet draft.

SF Dolphin Fan
07-01-2007, 10:20 PM
1981 Redskins:

1. Mark May, T, Pittsburgh
3. Russ Grimm, G, Pittsburgh
4. Tom Flick, QB, Washington
5. Dexter Manley, DE, Oklahoma State
5. Gary Sayre, G, Cameron
6. Larry Kubin, LB, Penn State
8. Charlie Brown, WR, South Carolina State
9. Darryl Grant, G, Rice
10. Phil Kessel, QB, Northern Michigan
10. Allan Kennedy, T, Washington State
11. Jerry Hill, WR, Northern Alabama
12. Clint Didier, TE, Portland State

UDFA. Joe Jacoby

This draft pretty much formed the Hogs with Jacoby, May, and Grimm. Getting these guys IMO was the reason we went on to win the superbowl later in 82.


Wow, that's a great draft. I can't believe Jacoby was undrafted.

SF Dolphin Fan
07-01-2007, 10:21 PM
1-5 A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State
2-47 Daryn Colledge OL Boise State
2-52 Greg Jennings WR/KR Western Michigan
3-67 Abdul Hodge LB Iowa
3-75 Jason Spitz OL Louisville
4-104 Cory Rodgers WR/KR TCU
4-115 Will Blackmon CB Boston College
5-148 Ingle Martin QB Furman
5-165 Tony Moll OT Nevada
6-183 Johnny Jolly DT Texas A&M
6-185 Tyrone Culver S Fresno State
7-253 Dave Tollefson DE Northwest Missouri State

the bolded ones are starters and some steals. The Green Bay Packers 2006 draft is the best one we had in along time.

Could be a great one. Just a little too early to tell.

SF Dolphin Fan
07-01-2007, 10:23 PM
I hope this year's turns out to be Cleveland's best ever. It would be sweet if Thomas and Wright turned into great perennial pro bowlers and Quinn became one of the 5 best QBs in the leauge like Weis thinks.

Could be a nice one for the Browns. I think Joe Thomas, Pat Willis and Calvin Johnson have a good chance to be the best players from this draft class.

SF Dolphin Fan
07-01-2007, 10:25 PM
2006 Saints

Bold represents Starters/Future Starters/Steals

1-2 Reggie Bush RB USC
2-43 Roman Harper SS Alabama
4-108 Jahri Evans G Bloomsburg
5-135 Rob Ninkovich DE Purdue
6-171 Mike Hass WR Oregon State
6-174 Josh Lay CB Pitt
7-210 Zach Strief T Northwestern
7-252 Marques Colston WR Hofstra


Reggie Bush is a special player and the Saints got some good ones after him.

SF Dolphin Fan
07-01-2007, 10:26 PM
1 12Warren Sapp DT Miami
1 28 Derrick Brooks OLB Florida State
2 43Melvin Johnson DB Kentucky
4 105 Jerry Wilson FS Southern U.
5 143 Clifton Abraham DB Florida State
6 179 Wardell Rouse LB Clemson
7 215 Steve Ingram T Maryland
7 227 Jeff Rodgers DE Texas A&M-Kingsville

Those 2 alone make that a pretty sweet draft.

Now there you go. Likely two Hall of Famers in one draft. That should be somewhere in the top 10.

SF Dolphin Fan
07-01-2007, 10:34 PM
Another team I keep forgetting about is Buffalo. They had some great drafts that helped them build a team that dominated the AFC and advanced to four straight super bowls. Would love to hear for a Bills fan as far as which draft was the best.

ccB
07-01-2007, 11:00 PM
1996 Ravens, Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis. The cornerstones of our franchise.

CC.SD
07-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Now there you go. Likely two Hall of Famers in one draft. That should be somewhere in the top 10.


yeah but Jerry Wilson is a black hole of suckitude. BTW don't post 5 times in a row in one thread, it just seems desperate.

Mr. Stiller
07-02-2007, 01:25 AM
Steelers:

1969:

Joe Greene, Round 1
Jon Kolb, Round 4
LC Greenwood, Round 10

1970:

Terry Bradshaw, Round 1
Mel Blount, Round 3

1971:

Jack Ham, Round 2
Dwight "Mad Dog" White, Round 4

1972:

Franco Harris, Round 1

1974:

Lynn Swann, Round 1
Jack Lambert, Round 2
John Stallworth, Round 4
Mike Webster, Round 5

1987:

Rod Woodson, Round 1
Hardy Nickerson, Round 5
Greg Lloyd, Round 6
Merrill Hoge, Round 10

1989:

Carnell Lake, Round 3
Carlton Haselrig, Round 12

1992:

Leon Searcy, Round 1
Levon Kirkland, Round 2
Joel Steed, Round 3
Darren Perry, Round 8

1998:

Alan Faneca, Round 1
Hines Ward, Round 3
DeShea Townsend, Round 4

2002:

Kendall Simmons, Round 1
Antwaan Randel El, Round 2
Chris Hope, Round 3
Larry Foote, Round 4
Brett Keisel, Round 7

Mr. Stiller
07-02-2007, 01:31 AM
I've also come to the Conclusion that Pittsburgh has drafted some of the better players for other teams.

Johnny Unitas
Bubby Brister
Hardy Nickerson
Jeff Zgonina
Carlos Emmons
Orpheus Roye
Mike Vrabel
Kris Brown
Chris Hope

SF Dolphin Fan
07-02-2007, 01:13 PM
1996 Ravens, Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis. The cornerstones of our franchise.

That's impressive. Do you remember what the Ravens gave up to trade back into the first round to get Lewis, or how they got that extra #1? Also, any other players from that draft that made the team?

no love
07-02-2007, 05:59 PM
49ers

1979 Joe Montana and Dwight Clark - "The Catch" need I say more

1987 Harris Barton and Steve Young

And of course!!

2005 - Alex Smith and Frank Gore
and 2006 - Manny Lawson and Vernon Davis
All to be HOF's!!! j/p

kmartin575
07-02-2007, 06:13 PM
Sorry guys, I made a mistake earlier. I thought this meant the best draft of all time, not just the best draft for each individual team.

I suppose the Chiefs 1996 might be one of their best:

1- Jerome Woods
2- Reggie Tongue
3- John Browning
4- Donnie Edwards
5- Joe Horn
6- Dietrich Jells
7- Ben Lynch
7- Jeff Smith
7- Darrell Williams

Woods, Edwards, and Horn have all been pro bowlers. John Browning was a quality utility defensive lineman that could play both DE and DT. Reggie Tongue was a very solid safety in this league for many years.

fryman
07-02-2007, 08:35 PM
I would have to research a little bit for older ones, but these are two of the best Cowboys drafts that I can think of. 2003 and 2005 are the best recent ones, but they will probably never live up to these.

1989
Rd/ Sel#/ Player/ Pos./ School
1 1- Troy Aikman- QB- UCLA
2 29- Steve Wisniewski- G- Penn State
2 39- Daryl Johnston- RB- Syracuse
3 57- Mark Stepnoski- C- Pittsburgh
3 68- Rhondy Weston- DE- Florida
4 85- Tony Tolbert- DE- Texas-El Paso
5 113- Keith Jennings- TE- Clemson
5 119- Willis Crockett- LB- Georgia Tech
5 125- Jeff Roth- DT- Florida
7 168- Kevin Peterson- LB- Northwestern
8 196- Charvez Foger- RB- Nevada
9 224- Tim Jackson- DB- Nebraska
10 252- Rod Carter- LB- Miami
11 280- Randy Shannon- OLB- Miami
12 308- Scott Ankrom- WR- Texas Christian

1991
Rd/ Sel#/ Player/ Pos./ School
1 1- Russell Maryland- NT- Miami
1 12- Alvin Harper- WR- Tennessee
1 20- Kelvin Pritchett- DT- Mississippi
2 37- Dixon Edwards- OLB- Michigan State
3 62- Godfrey Myles- OLB- Florida
3 64- James Richards- G- California
3 70- Erik Williams- T- Central State, Ohio
4 97- Curvin Richards- RB- Pittsburgh
4 106- Bill Musgrave- QB- Oregon
4 108- Tony Hill- DE- Tenn.-Chattanooga
4 110- Kevin Harris- DE- Texas Southern
5 132- Darrick Brownlow- MLB- Illinois
6 153- Mike Sullivan- G- Miami
7 173- Leon Lett- DT- Emporia State
9 235- Damon Mays- WR- Missouri
10 264- Sean Love- G- Penn State
11 291- Tony Boles- RB- Michigan
12 320- Larry Brown- CB- Texas Christian

Acreboy
07-02-2007, 08:44 PM
Sorry guys, I made a mistake earlier. I thought this meant the best draft of all time, not just the best draft for each individual team.

I suppose the Chiefs 1996 might be one of their best:

1- Jerome Woods
2- Reggie Tongue
3- John Browning
4- Donnie Edwards
5- Joe Horn
6- Dietrich Jells
7- Ben Lynch
7- Jeff Smith
7- Darrell Williams

Woods, Edwards, and Horn have all been pro bowlers. John Browning was a quality utility defensive lineman that could play both DE and DT. Reggie Tongue was a very solid safety in this league for many years.Yeah but Horn wasn't a pro bowler on the chiefs.

Bizwah
07-04-2007, 10:11 PM
One of the better Cowboy drafts.

1975 1 1 2 2 Randy White DT Maryland
2 1 18 18 Tom Henderson LB Langston
3 2 18 44 Burton Lawless G Florida
4 3 18 70 Bob Breunig LB Arizona State
5 4 12 90 Pat Donavan DE Stanford
6 4 18 96 Randy Hughes DB Oklahoma
7 5 9 113 Kyle Davis C Oklahoma
8 6 18 148 Roland Woolsey DB Boise State
9 7 17 173 Michael Hegman LB Tennessee State
10 8 18 200 Mitch Hoopes P Arizona
11 9 18 226 Ed Jones DB Rutgers
12 10 18 252 Dennis Booker RB Millersville (PA)
13 11 18 278 Greg Krpalek C Oregon State
14 12 18 304 Charles Bland DB Cincinnati
15 13 18 330 Herbert Scott G Virginia Union
16 14 18 356 Scott Laidlaw RB Stanford
17 15 18 382 Willie Hamilton RB Arizona
18 16 17 407 Pete Clark TE Colorado State
19 17 18 434 Jim Testerman TE Dayton

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
07-05-2007, 12:07 AM
Everyone's 06 is awesome. Denver got:

Franchise QB
Very promising looking TE
Very promising looking WR
Excellent pass rush specialist

TigerBait45
07-05-2007, 12:21 AM
That year we traded every pick we had for Ricky Williams turned out pretty well.

Oh wait.

JETS5128
07-05-2007, 10:06 PM
For the jets it's either 2000 or 2004

2000
1 12 Shaun Ellis DE Tennessee
1 13 John Abraham DE South Carolina
1 18 Chad Pennington QB Marshall
1 27 Anthony Becht TE West Virginia
3 78 Laveranues Coles WR Florida State
5 143 Windrell Hayes WR Southern California
6 179 Tony Scott CB North Carolina State
7 218 Richard Seals DT Utah

2004
1 12 Jonathan Vilma MLB Miami
3 76 Derrick Strait SS Oklahoma
4 108 Jerricho Cotchery WR North Carolina State
4 132 Adrian Jones T Kansas
5 143 Erik Coleman SS Washington State
6 178 Marko Cavka T Sacramento State
7 213 Darrell McClover OLB Miami
7 234 Trevor Johnson DE Nebraska
7 235 Derrick Ward RB Ottawa, Kan.
7 236 Rashad Washington FS Kansas State

draftguru151
07-05-2007, 10:20 PM
It's hard to not have a good class with 4 first rounders.

kmartin575
07-05-2007, 10:47 PM
Yeah but Horn wasn't a pro bowler on the chiefs.

That doesn't change the fact that it was a good draft by us.

JK17
07-06-2007, 09:47 AM
The Chargers 04 Draft Class was the best I think we ever had...

1(4) Philip Rivers QB
2(35) Igor Olshansky DE
3(65) Nate Kaeding K
3(66) Nick Hardwick C
4(98) Shaun Phillips OLB
5(133) Dave Ball DE
5(154) Michael Turner RB
6(169) Ryan Krause TE
7(204) Ryan Binghom DT
7(209) Shane Olivea T
7(254) Carlos Joseph T

Bold represents starters(+Mike Turner, whose had a huge impact), Bold Italics represents Pro Bowlers. 3 Pro Bowlers, 6 Starters and 1 Impact Backup, is a hell of a draft. Binghom is still on the team as a backup as well.

The '01 Draft was a decent one, it got us Brees and Tomlinson, and Polk, a backup LB, but I think '04 takes it home for SD. However, I do have a hard time remembering most of the earlier drafts the Chargers had, so this is with a recent years bias.

draftguru151
07-06-2007, 09:48 AM
Not to mention Shawne Merriman from the trade.

JK17
07-06-2007, 09:51 AM
Not to mention Shawne Merriman from the trade.

True, but at the time of the 04 draft, it was just another pick, but I guess I could add the value of a an 05 first rounder to it.

keylime_5
07-06-2007, 11:02 AM
The Browns '57 draft class got us QB Milt Plum, Hall Of Fame OL Gene Hickerson........and oh yeah the best ever, Jimmy Brown.

their '64 class was good too featuring Hall of famers Paul Warfield and LeRoy Kelly.

SF Dolphin Fan
07-07-2007, 11:09 AM
I would have to research a little bit for older ones, but these are two of the best Cowboys drafts that I can think of. 2003 and 2005 are the best recent ones, but they will probably never live up to these.

1989
Rd/ Sel#/ Player/ Pos./ School
1 1- Troy Aikman- QB- UCLA
2 29- Steve Wisniewski- G- Penn State
2 39- Daryl Johnston- RB- Syracuse
3 57- Mark Stepnoski- C- Pittsburgh
3 68- Rhondy Weston- DE- Florida
4 85- Tony Tolbert- DE- Texas-El Paso
5 113- Keith Jennings- TE- Clemson
5 119- Willis Crockett- LB- Georgia Tech
5 125- Jeff Roth- DT- Florida
7 168- Kevin Peterson- LB- Northwestern
8 196- Charvez Foger- RB- Nevada
9 224- Tim Jackson- DB- Nebraska
10 252- Rod Carter- LB- Miami
11 280- Randy Shannon- OLB- Miami
12 308- Scott Ankrom- WR- Texas Christian

1991
Rd/ Sel#/ Player/ Pos./ School
1 1- Russell Maryland- NT- Miami
1 12- Alvin Harper- WR- Tennessee
1 20- Kelvin Pritchett- DT- Mississippi
2 37- Dixon Edwards- OLB- Michigan State
3 62- Godfrey Myles- OLB- Florida
3 64- James Richards- G- California
3 70- Erik Williams- T- Central State, Ohio
4 97- Curvin Richards- RB- Pittsburgh
4 106- Bill Musgrave- QB- Oregon
4 108- Tony Hill- DE- Tenn.-Chattanooga
4 110- Kevin Harris- DE- Texas Southern
5 132- Darrick Brownlow- MLB- Illinois
6 153- Mike Sullivan- G- Miami
7 173- Leon Lett- DT- Emporia State
9 235- Damon Mays- WR- Missouri
10 264- Sean Love- G- Penn State
11 291- Tony Boles- RB- Michigan
12 320- Larry Brown- CB- Texas Christian

That 1989 draft may rank 2nd behind the Steelers 1974 one. Jimmy Johnson really had some great drafts in Dallas and a couple of strong ones in Miami. So I'd say up for opinions, but

1. Pittsburgh 1974
2. Dallas 1989

SF Dolphin Fan
07-07-2007, 11:11 AM
The Chargers 04 Draft Class was the best I think we ever had...

1(4) Philip Rivers QB
2(35) Igor Olshansky DE
3(65) Nate Kaeding K
3(66) Nick Hardwick C
4(98) Shaun Phillips OLB
5(133) Dave Ball DE
5(154) Michael Turner RB
6(169) Ryan Krause TE
7(204) Ryan Binghom DT
7(209) Shane Olivea T
7(254) Carlos Joseph T

Bold represents starters(+Mike Turner, whose had a huge impact), Bold Italics represents Pro Bowlers. 3 Pro Bowlers, 6 Starters and 1 Impact Backup, is a hell of a draft. Binghom is still on the team as a backup as well.

The '01 Draft was a decent one, it got us Brees and Tomlinson, and Polk, a backup LB, but I think '04 takes it home for SD. However, I do have a hard time remembering most of the earlier drafts the Chargers had, so this is with a recent years bias.

That is a strong draft definitely top 10 maybe top 5. As to 2001, Brees is a franchise quarterback (one of maybe 4-5) and Tomlinson is the best back in football. Both could end up in the Hall of Fame if they stay healthy so that could be a top 10 draft as well. It's no wonder San Diego is currently the most talented team in the AFC.

SF Dolphin Fan
07-07-2007, 11:14 AM
For the jets it's either 2000 or 2004

2000
1 12 Shaun Ellis DE Tennessee
1 13 John Abraham DE South Carolina
1 18 Chad Pennington QB Marshall
1 27 Anthony Becht TE West Virginia
3 78 Laveranues Coles WR Florida State
5 143 Windrell Hayes WR Southern California
6 179 Tony Scott CB North Carolina State
7 218 Richard Seals DT Utah

2004
1 12 Jonathan Vilma MLB Miami
3 76 Derrick Strait SS Oklahoma
4 108 Jerricho Cotchery WR North Carolina State
4 132 Adrian Jones T Kansas
5 143 Erik Coleman SS Washington State
6 178 Marko Cavka T Sacramento State
7 213 Darrell McClover OLB Miami
7 234 Trevor Johnson DE Nebraska
7 235 Derrick Ward RB Ottawa, Kan.
7 236 Rashad Washington FS Kansas State

I wonder if four picks is the most ever in the first round? The Jets have had some strong recent drafts.

PACKmanN
07-07-2007, 12:00 PM
49ers

1979 Joe Montana and Dwight Clark - "The Catch" need I say more

1987 Harris Barton and Steve Young

And of course!!

2005 - Alex Smith and Frank Gore
and 2006 - Manny Lawson and Vernon Davis
All to be HOF's!!! j/p

if i remember right you guys didn't draft Steve Young.

KCStud
07-07-2007, 04:40 PM
KC's best draft was the 1996 one

1 Jerome Woods DB Memphis
2 Reggie Tongue DB Oregon St.
3 John Browning DE W. Virginia
4 Donnie Edwards LB UCLA
5 Joe Horn WR Itawamba C.C.


There are more but they are not good players. Woods was a pro bowler, so was Horn. I believe Tongue was too. Browning played a lot of great years for us. And Edwards is probably the most underappreciated defensive player in the NFL

Ryan_K
07-08-2007, 08:17 PM
http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/sports2000/trends/154324.html



Best drafts

1. 49ers, 1986. Walsh looked like, well, a genius, at least compared with the teams he snookered. When draft day dawned, he was looking at eight picks over 12 rounds. When the day ended, he had made six trades, and in five of them he got additional draft choices. He wound up with 13 players, including eight future Super Bowl starters, and acquired additional No. 1 and No. 2 picks for 1987.

Among the '86 draftees were Larry Roberts (No. 2), Tom Rathman (3a), Tim McKyer (3b), John Taylor (3c), Charles Haley (4a), Steve Wallace (4b), Kevin Fagan (4c) and Don Griffin (6). This was the core of a team that won titles after the 1988 and '89 seasons.

simms2clayton
07-08-2007, 08:36 PM
It is tough between the Bucs 1995 and 2005 draft. We got Sapp and Brooks in 95, but those were the only 2 productive picks, yet they are future HOFs.

I would say 2005 though because we had a better OVERALL draft. I think the goal is to find quality talent with each pick.

*I excluded bust picks in this draft. Starters in bold.

1 (5): Cadillac Williams RB/Auburn
A premier talent in the NFL imo, just hasn't had the OL to run behind since his rookie season. I expect him to rush for over 1400 yards next season.

2. (36): Barrett Ruud MLB/Nebraska
Starter now at MLB, brought along slowly with the emergence of Shelton Quarles in 2005...he has pro bowl type talent and I expect over 115 tackles this season.

3a. (71): Alex Smith TE/Stanford
The whole offense has been shaky in Tampa, but I think Smith has done his job. He truly is a weapon, I have no idea why Gruden doesn't use him that much though.

4. (107): Dan Buenning G/Wisconsin
Powerful blocker with good technique. Injured last season, but he could have a big year at center now and supplant John Wade as the starter. Will pave the way for Caddy's breakout season.

5. (141): Donte' Nicholson S/Oklahoma
The Bucs draft Tanard Jackson to replace Nicholson as a starter, but he is a quality reserve and special teamer. Any time you can find roster players in the later rounds then it is a good pick imo.

7b. (225): Paris Warren WR/Utah
Had a good season last year but will struggle to fight off David Boston as the #5 WR on the depth chart.

boknows34
07-12-2007, 02:04 PM
http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/sports2000/trends/154324.html


That was the first draft class I thought of too.

Here's how cnnsi ranks them

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0704/gallery.nfl.draftclasses/content.20.html

In terms of which year had the best draft class - 1983. Elway, Marino, Kelly, Dickerson, Bruce Matthews are all in Canton. Darrell Green will join them next year.

1989 had Barry Sanders, Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders and Derrick Thomas taken in the Top 5.

bantx
07-13-2007, 08:19 AM
The Chargers 04 Draft Class was the best I think we ever had...

1(4) Philip Rivers QB
2(35) Igor Olshansky DE
3(65) Nate Kaeding K
3(66) Nick Hardwick C
4(98) Shaun Phillips OLB
5(133) Dave Ball DE
5(154) Michael Turner RB
6(169) Ryan Krause TE
7(204) Ryan Binghom DT
7(209) Shane Olivea T
7(254) Carlos Joseph T



or


Chargers 2005

1a. Shawne Merriman - trade for eli manning and a 5th round pick which was great cause if u cant tell i dont really like eli :]

1b. Luis Castillo - another solid pick in the first round

2. Vincent Jackson - another great pick, has shown growth and has earned a start position coming into the 07 season

3. -----

4. darren sproles - picked draft basically for kick returning decent pick

5. Wesley Britt

6. Wes Sims - cut in 2006

7. Scott Mruczkowski

the first and second picks what got me great move for them getting merriman and getting rid of eli ;]

EDIT: also thanks to the cowboys for passing on merriman, even though DeMarcus was still a good pick up but not looking at the problems merriman had i wouldve rather had merriman.

nbarnett56
07-13-2007, 08:51 AM
As far as Packers historians are concerned, the team's best ever draft was forged in 1958. The Green and Gold secured two Pro Football Hall of Famers during that year's selection meeting - linebacker Ray Nitschke (Illinois) and fullback Jim Taylor (LSU) - and two other all-pros, guard Jerry Kramer (Idaho) and linebacker Dan Currie (Michigan State). Currie was Green Bay's first-round selection that year and Taylor was No. 2, while Nitschke was one of two third-round choices and Kramer was a fourth-round pick.

ginpo
07-13-2007, 08:26 PM
Chargers first 5 picks in the 75 draft netted them:

1A-Gary "Big Hands" Johnson
1B-Mike Williams
2A-Louie Kelcher
2B-Fred Dean
3-Mike Fuller
6-Billy Shields

All pretty much impact players on the Chargers during the Air Coryell era w/the big 3 DLineman going on to win SB's w/the 49ers.

The 03 draft was famous for AJ trading down and handing Troy Polamalu to the Steelers (his worst imo). He did get Drayton Florence, Matt Wilhelm & Mike Scifres but the story for that draft was the signing of UDFA's Antonio Gates and Kris Dielman.

TheMikey10
07-26-2007, 09:26 PM
I think its a little early to annoint any draft from the last 5-8 years the best over drafts that have given multiple hall of famers

neko4
07-26-2007, 10:00 PM
1-5 A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State
2-47 Daryn Colledge OL Boise State
2-52 Greg Jennings WR/KR Western Michigan
3-67 Abdul Hodge LB Iowa
3-75 Jason Spitz OL Louisville
4-104 Cory Rodgers WR/KR TCU
4-115 Will Blackmon CB Boston College
5-148 Ingle Martin QB Furman
5-165 Tony Moll OT Nevada
6-183 Johnny Jolly DT Texas A&M
6-185 Tyrone Culver S Fresno State
7-253 Dave Tollefson DE Northwest Missouri State

the bolded ones are starters and some steals. The Green Bay Packers 2006 draft is the best one we had in along time.

Definitly and only Tollefson and Rodgers are no longer Packer

TheChampIsHere
07-26-2007, 10:14 PM
yeah when the Packers finished their draft day a lot of people were hyping them for the abundance of quality players they snagged and after a strong rookie year overall from the class, its looking like a great rookie class.

JustJoe2k5
07-27-2007, 12:22 PM
Not much of a history for the Panthers, but their draft after the first day in '01 is hard to argue with.

Round Pos Player College
1 (11) LB Dan Morgan Miami (FL)
2 (44) DT Kris Jenkins Maryland
3 (74) WR Steve Smith Utah

In a few years, we may be able to look back on the '07 draft as their best ever.

Round Pos Player College
1 (25) * LB Jon Beason Miami (FL)
2a (45) WR Dwayne Jarrett Southern California
2b (59) # C Ryan Kalil Southern California
3 (83) DE Charles Johnson Georgia
4 (118) WR Ryne Robinson Miami (OH)
5a (155) TE Dante Rosario Oregon
5b (164) % LB Tim Shaw Penn State
7 (226) S C.J. Wilson Baylor

Moses
07-27-2007, 12:48 PM
Not much of a history for the Panthers, but their draft after the first day in '01 is hard to argue with.

Round Pos Player College
1 (11) LB Dan Morgan Miami (FL)
2 (44) DT Kris Jenkins Maryland
3 (74) WR Steve Smith Utah

In a few years, we may be able to look back on the '07 draft as their best ever.

Round Pos Player College
1 (25) * LB Jon Beason Miami (FL)
2a (45) WR Dwayne Jarrett Southern California
2b (59) # C Ryan Kalil Southern California
3 (83) DE Charles Johnson Georgia
4 (118) WR Ryne Robinson Miami (OH)
5a (155) TE Dante Rosario Oregon
5b (164) % LB Tim Shaw Penn State
7 (226) S C.J. Wilson Baylor

What a first day. All of those players were mentioned in the first round at some point during the process.

Addict
07-27-2007, 12:58 PM
What a first day. All of those players were mentioned in the first round at some point during the process.

they had an insane draft this year, in-sane.

Aftermath
07-27-2007, 02:14 PM
2001 for Bengals

1 4 Justin Smith DE Missouri
2 36 Chad Johnson WR Oregon St.
3 66 Sean Brewer TE San Jose St.
4 100 Rudi Johnson HB Auburn
5 135 Victor Leyva OG Arizona St.
6 168 Riall Johnson OLB Stanford
7 204 T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR Oregon St.

22,895
07-27-2007, 02:35 PM
2003 Draft Class

1 Terence Newman Kansas State DB
2 Al Johnson Wisconsin C
3 Jason Witten Tennessee TE
4 Bradie James Louisiana State LB
6 B.J. Tucker Wisconsin DB
6 Zuriel Smith Hampton WR
7 Justin Bates Colorado G

T-New on of the best at his position. Al Johnson has a lot of potential he was just blocked by our Pro Bowl Center Andre Gurode. Jason Witten one of the best at his Pisition and Bradie James who has been solid considering he was a 4th Round Pick.

no love
07-27-2007, 06:43 PM
2001 for Bengals

1 4 Justin Smith DE Missouri
2 36 Chad Johnson WR Oregon St.
3 66 Sean Brewer TE San Jose St.
4 100 Rudi Johnson HB Auburn
5 135 Victor Leyva OG Arizona St.
6 168 Riall Johnson OLB Stanford
7 204 T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR Oregon St.

That draft is just sick. Anytime you have someone like Chad who may end up in the HOF plus 3 other pro bowl caliber starters is just ridick

Redskins4Bowl26
07-29-2007, 08:09 AM
2003 Draft Class

1 Terence Newman Kansas State DB
2 Al Johnson Wisconsin C
3 Jason Witten Tennessee TE
4 Bradie James Louisiana State LB
6 B.J. Tucker Wisconsin DB
6 Zuriel Smith Hampton WR
7 Justin Bates Colorado G

T-New on of the best at his position. Al Johnson has a lot of potential he was just blocked by our Pro Bowl Center Andre Gurode. Jason Witten one of the best at his Pisition and Bradie James who has been solid considering he was a 4th Round Pick.

Come on cowboy fan... That is a good draft but Terrance Newman is no way the best at his position. Champ Bailey is an there is no question about it. I will let you off though. You were obviously trying to pump some publicity in your post.

SeanTaylorRIP
07-29-2007, 11:17 AM
Skins best is hard to tell, in 83 we got Darrell Green at the end of the first, and Charles Mann at the end of the 3rd. 1999 we got Champ Bailey in the first, mad steal Jon Jansen in the 2nd. 2000 we got LaVar and Chris Samuels. 2004 is probably our best:
1 5 Sean Taylor FS Miami
3 81 Chris Cooley TE Utah State
5 151 Mark Wilson T California
6 180 Jim Molinaro T Notre Dame

although 2005 has a chance if some of these guys pan out, I sure do miss McCune White and Broughton are both great power runners, but just not for us:
1 9 Carlos Rogers CB Auburn
1 25 Jason Campbell QB Auburn
4 120 Manuel White FB UCLA
5 154 Robert McCune LB Louisville
6 183 Jared Newberry LB Stanford
7 222 Nehemiah Broughton FB Citadel

Redskins4Bowl26
07-29-2007, 02:42 PM
I'd have to say...05 was the best in Joe Gibbs Era #2. 04 was probably the most important. The team would not of been near what it was without Sean Taylor that year. How he did not go to the Pro Bowl that year is beyond me. Mark Brunell, Clinton Portis, Line play, and Sean Taylor were the reasons we got the the Divisional Playoff rounds that year.

Chris Cooley is a great player too. What a steal!!!

raiderfan_89
07-29-2007, 05:24 PM
2007 Raiders

1.JaRu-future starter
2.Miller-starter
3.Henderson-future LT
3.Higgins-Slot WR
3.Quentin Moses-starter
4.Michael Bush-Future-RB

& Frampton who will be a special teams ace.

Redskins4Bowl26
07-29-2007, 07:13 PM
2007 Raiders

1.JaRu-future starter
2.Miller-starter
3.Henderson-future LT
3.Higgins-Slot WR
3.Quentin Moses-starter
4.Michael Bush-Future-RB

& Frampton who will be a special teams ace.

Zach Miller, Quentin Moses, Micheal Bush were good picks. Especially Micheal Bush. "JaRu" or JaMarcus Russell is a bust...I never even heard of him up intill the Notre Dame game in the Bowl and that's when all the random hype came up. Don't worry, I don't think Brady Quinn will be that sucessfull either. The only reason i'm not vocal about it is becuase a genius Offensive Coordinater in Charlie Weiss says otherwise. hah. JaMarcus Russell is one of those prospects that has a big arm, Big measurements, and can run. That is about it.

cardsalltheway
07-29-2007, 07:28 PM
Never mind, I misread it

Dam8610
07-29-2007, 07:37 PM
Best ever IMO would be the Steelers' draft that netted 4 Hall of Famers. The 1974 class I believe it was.

raiderfan_89
07-29-2007, 08:36 PM
Zach Miller, Quentin Moses, Micheal Bush were good picks. Especially Micheal Bush. "JaRu" or JaMarcus Russell is a bust...I never even heard of him up intill the Notre Dame game in the Bowl and that's when all the random hype came up. Don't worry, I don't think Brady Quinn will be that sucessfull either. The only reason i'm not vocal about it is becuase a genius Offensive Coordinater in Charlie Weiss says otherwise. hah. JaMarcus Russell is one of those prospects that has a big arm, Big measurements, and can run. That is about it.

oh and we also got Mike Williams in the sameday.
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I'm worried bout JARU, but we'll have to wait and see.

PACKmanN
07-29-2007, 09:32 PM
Zach Miller, Quentin Moses, Micheal Bush were good picks. Especially Micheal Bush. "JaRu" or JaMarcus Russell is a bust...I never even heard of him up intill the Notre Dame game in the Bowl and that's when all the random hype came up. Don't worry, I don't think Brady Quinn will be that sucessfull either. The only reason i'm not vocal about it is becuase a genius Offensive Coordinater in Charlie Weiss says otherwise. hah. JaMarcus Russell is one of those prospects that has a big arm, Big measurements, and can run. That is about it.

He has great upside and the Radiers are bringing him in slowly which should benefit him even more. I thought this guy was going to be the first qb taken when the season was in the middle and you can even ask Darko.

niel89
07-30-2007, 02:10 AM
1996 Ravens, Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis. The cornerstones of our franchise.

+ Jermaine Lewis, worth a mention.

Sniper
07-30-2007, 02:20 AM
Not much of a history for the Panthers, but their draft after the first day in '01 is hard to argue with.

Round Pos Player College
1 (11) LB Dan Morgan Miami (FL)
2 (44) DT Kris Jenkins Maryland
3 (74) WR Steve Smith Utah

In a few years, we may be able to look back on the '07 draft as their best ever.

Round Pos Player College
1 (25) * LB Jon Beason Miami (FL)
2a (45) WR Dwayne Jarrett Southern California
2b (59) # C Ryan Kalil Southern California
3 (83) DE Charles Johnson Georgia
4 (118) WR Ryne Robinson Miami (OH)
5a (155) TE Dante Rosario Oregon
5b (164) % LB Tim Shaw Penn State
7 (226) S C.J. Wilson Baylor

What an incredible first day. I love Jarrett, I thought he was the #2 wideout this year. Those first 4 picks are just...wow. If those 4 play up to their potential and they get even one guy from the last 4 to do something, it's gonna be a great draft class!