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Bills2083
04-18-2008, 04:59 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/news/story?id=3329687

Go_Eagles77
04-18-2008, 05:14 PM
Westbrook #50, that's pretty good when you're a 3rd rounder.

neko4
04-18-2008, 05:23 PM
i guess they most have only done modern era of drafting or something, because bart starr was like a 13th round pick

keylime_5
04-18-2008, 05:35 PM
what is wrong with ESPN that they have to make these stupid lists every day that are pointless and so biased towards the last 20 years. It's like every time they make a list they assume sports history started when ESPN became a cable channel in the '80s.

BaLLiN
04-18-2008, 09:43 PM
Justin Tuck, Jerry Rice (although picked mid first), Joe Montana, Tom Brady, Tiki Barber, Marques Colston, Asante Samuel, Ahmad Bradshaw?

would be my picks

skinzzfan25
04-18-2008, 09:50 PM
Wow I didn't realize Art Shell went to Maryland-Eastern Shore lol.

Yung Flippa
04-18-2008, 10:11 PM
Troy Smith will be #1 on that list, in about 2 years. :D

bigbluedefense
04-18-2008, 10:35 PM
that list sucked the second i saw that Deacon Jones wasn't in the top 3.

Bengalsrocket
04-18-2008, 10:35 PM
Justin Tuck, Jerry Rice (although picked mid first), Joe Montana, Tom Brady, Tiki Barber, Marques Colston, Asante Samuel, Ahmad Bradshaw?

would be my picks

is this sarcasm?

Leon Sandcastle
04-18-2008, 11:12 PM
ESPN cracks me up.

They have Andre Reed in the Top 10 but they have him in a Redskins jersey. That's some shameful stuff right there.

holt_bruce81
04-18-2008, 11:19 PM
that list sucked the second i saw that Deacon Jones wasn't in the top 3.

I think it's from 1967-Today, Deacon was selected in 1961.

Unbiased
04-18-2008, 11:22 PM
Guys, it clearly says it's only counting picks since 1967.

BigDawg819
04-19-2008, 09:31 AM
What no Marino? Come on its a crime to this day that he fell to the bottom of the first round. For pete's sake Ken O'Brien was picked before him.........

BaLLiN
04-19-2008, 09:50 AM
is this sarcasm?

no its homerism

XxXdragonXxX
04-19-2008, 10:30 AM
"3. WR Steve Largent (Tulsa)
Drafted by: Oilers, fourth round, No. 117 overall, 1976
Dealt to the expansion Seahawks before the start of the 1976 season, the Hall of Famer made the most of his abilities and still ranks in the top 20 all time in receptions (819) and yards (13,089) and is one of only seven players in league history with at least 100 touchdown receptions."


The Oilers grabbed him in the 4th round...a huge steal....unfortunately for them they traded him to Seattle for an 8th round draft pick before the start of the regular season. IMO the most lopsided trade of all time....although Rick Mirer to the Bears for a 1st round pick is up there.

BaLLiN
04-19-2008, 10:34 AM
"3. WR Steve Largent (Tulsa)
Drafted by: Oilers, fourth round, No. 117 overall, 1976
Dealt to the expansion Seahawks before the start of the 1976 season, the Hall of Famer made the most of his abilities and still ranks in the top 20 all time in receptions (819) and yards (13,089) and is one of only seven players in league history with at least 100 touchdown receptions."


The Oilers grabbed him in the 4th round...a huge steal....unfortunately for them they traded him to Seattle for an 8th round draft pick before the start of the regular season. IMO the most lopsided trade of all time.

wait so they traded a 4th round draft pick, as a rookie, right out of training camp, for an 8th round draft pick? Thats sounds really stupid

Thunder&Lightning
04-19-2008, 10:44 AM
some of those players i never realized were draft steals...

Don Vito
04-19-2008, 10:46 AM
Curtis Martin deserves to be on there in my opinion.

T-RICH49
04-19-2008, 10:49 AM
Where was Jared Allen.He was a 4th round pick and look at the numbers he's put up so far

AlexDown
04-19-2008, 11:00 AM
Where was Jared Allen.He was a 4th round pick and look at the numbers he's put up so far

Give me a break. How many seasons has he played in the NFL again? I only saw a few players that were still active on that list and they have proven themselves a lot more then Jared Allen just by how many years they have put up consistent numbers.

johbur
04-19-2008, 07:33 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/news/story?id=3329687

Here's the pre-1967 list:

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/hashmarks/0-6-153/Draft-steals-for-the-ages--pre-1967.html

Starr was R17, Deacon Jones R14, Johnny U R9.

BlindSite
04-19-2008, 07:42 PM
I guess Steve Smith as a third round Kick Returner now a top 5 receiver doesn't count in the top 50 but Ahman Green does?? WTF?

Matthew Jones
04-19-2008, 08:17 PM
Justin Tuck, Jerry Rice (although picked mid first), Joe Montana, Tom Brady, Tiki Barber, Marques Colston, Asante Samuel, Ahmad Bradshaw?

would be my picks

lol @ throwing Ahmad Bradshaw in with the likes of Rice/Montana/Brady/Barber.

TheBuffaloBills
04-19-2008, 10:04 PM
It annoys me that the picture of Andre Reed is him in a Redskins uniform.... We drafted him and his prime was apart of the Bills

PackerLegend
04-20-2008, 01:13 AM
Where was Jared Allen.He was a 4th round pick and look at the numbers he's put up so far

Aaron Kampman was a 5th round pick and has been around a little longer, so hes done more then Allen. He barely made the cut at 47 so Allen shouldnt be on there. If Donald Driver would have done more earlier in his career he could be on there as a 7th round pick.

GB12
04-20-2008, 01:20 AM
I guess Steve Smith as a third round Kick Returner now a top 5 receiver doesn't count in the top 50 but Ahman Green does?? WTF?
What are you "WTF"ing about? Ahman Green has 8,700 yards and 56 TDs rushing as well as 2,800 yards and 14 TDs receiving.

Mr. Stiller
04-20-2008, 02:03 AM
Homerism Alert, I think they missed some noteables...

Rocky Bleier, Round 16
Mike Wagner, Round 11
Willie Parker?

Finsfan79
04-22-2008, 09:28 AM
What no Marino? Come on its a crime to this day that he fell to the bottom of the first round. For pete's sake Ken O'Brien was picked before him.........

dont you know according to some jet's fans down here o'brien was a better QB then danny lol

Seanhawk
04-22-2008, 09:49 AM
Am the only one who thinks that a draft steal should have to pan out for the team that takes him? I don't think Largent should be considered a steal because he was drafted by Oilers, Hasselbeck shouldn't be because he was drafted by the Packers, and Ahman Green because he was drafted by the Seahawks, for example. Shouldn't they just be considered good trades?

marks01234
04-22-2008, 11:21 AM
What are you "WTF"ing about? Ahman Green has 8,700 yards and 56 TDs rushing as well as 2,800 yards and 14 TDs receiving.

Green has had a very good career but I still wouldn't consider him a "steal" for a high third round pick. He has certainly been a good value but I wouldn't consider him a steal. 3rd round picks are supposeds to be multiple year starters - which is what Green is.