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Mr. Goosemahn
07-29-2010, 04:01 PM
Which recent drafts (2002+) do you guys think are the best? Team wise I mean.

**Thought about putting it in the draft forum, but I think it fits better here.

Personally, I really like the Broncos 2006 draft, even if they didn't manage to keep all those guys.

Jay Cutler, Tony Scheffler, Brandon Marshall, and Elvis Dumervil. Mike Bell also, but as an UDFA.

Also like the 2004 Chargers draft.

Drafted Eli (but got Rivers), Igor Olshansky, Nate Kaeding, Nick Hardwick, Shaun Phillips, Michael Turner, and got Wes Welker as an UDFA.

There are probably more out there, but these are the ones I remember right now.

So, what recent drafts do you guys like?

CLong4Heisman
07-29-2010, 04:14 PM
Jets in 2007 and 2006
Darrelle Revis and David Harris in 07
D'Brickashaw, Mangold, Leon Washington, Eric Smith, Brad Smith in 06

CJSchneider
07-29-2010, 04:21 PM
2006 for the Saints

RB Reggie Bush (first round # 2)
S Roman Harper (second round #43)
OG Jahri Evans (fourth round #10
OT Zach Strief (seventh round #210)
WR Marques Colston (seventh round # 252)

Splat
07-29-2010, 04:28 PM
2004 for the Cards was killer.

1.Fitzgerald

2.Dansby

3.Dockett

Antonio Smith in the 5th round has been a decent player as well.

PoopSandwich
07-29-2010, 04:38 PM
Chargers 2004 draft was absurd...

Bengals78
07-29-2010, 04:41 PM
Our 2005 draft had the chance to be EPIC.
Pollack, Thurman, Henry & Fanene. Broken neck, drugs and a death later its just Fanene.

Our 2006 draft is turning out amazing.
1. Joseph - one of the top CB in the NFL
2. Whitworth - Great lineman wherever he plays
4. Peko - Most underrated DT and motor of the D

Last years draft class has big potential too.
1. If Andre can get healthy he is a monster.
2. Rey is already showing signs of being a big time LB
3. Michael Johnson looked good in limited PT.
5. Huber will be our P for a long time.
6. Trent looked like a good Dime CB
6. Bernard Scott looks legit. Big play kinda guy.
7. Fui is gonna be our starting FB it seems.

Mr. Goosemahn
07-29-2010, 05:14 PM
Pittsburgh sometimes struggles late in the draft, but always get great players in the first round.

Since 2002: Kendall Simmons, Troy Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller, Santonio Holmes, Lawrence Timmons, Rashard Mendenhall

As for the best draft, I think it could be the 2007 one, even though it isn't that spectacular. Still, Woodley alone makes the draft worthy.

1. LB Lawrence Timmons
2. LB LaMarr Woodley
3. TE Matt Spaeth
4. P Daniel Sepulveda
5. CB William Gai

Timmons is a good player, Woodley is a stud, Spaeth is a below-average backup, Sepulveda is a good punter that will probably stick with the team for a while, and Gai was pretty disappointing as a starter but was the league's best nickel CB during the 08-09 season. With McFadden back, it's not that crazy to think that Gai could once again be a great nickel CB.

LonghornsLegend
07-29-2010, 05:43 PM
I thought we just did one of these not that long ago? Damn this off-season needs to hurry up and be over.


None the less, I'll participate.


2005 for Dallas.


Demarcus Ware
Marcus Spears
Kevin Burnett
Marion Barber
Chris Canty
Jay Ratliff


We got alot of starts, pro bowls, and all pro's from these guys. I doubt we see a draft this good in another decade or so.

Brent
07-29-2010, 06:10 PM
2007

1 Patrick Willis Mississippi
1 Joe Staley Central Michigan
3 Jason Hill Washington State
3 Ray McDonald Florida
4 Jay Moore Nebraska
4 Dashon Goldson Washington
4 Joe Cohen Florida
5 Tarell Brown Texas
6 Thomas Clayton Kansas State

Three starters, one #3 CB, our LDE in passing situations, and our #4 WR. Italicized players no longer on team.

Brodeur
07-29-2010, 06:40 PM
2005 Vikings draft.

FuzzyGopher
07-29-2010, 06:52 PM
2005 Vikings draft.

::Sad Face::

Ravens1991
07-29-2010, 07:20 PM
2008 for the Ravens. We got Ray Rice and Joe Flacco. A top 5 rb and a top 5 young QB. And Tom Zbikowski who is a allstar special teamer and will be a great S when he gets the chance.

BlindSite
07-29-2010, 07:46 PM
06
DeAngelo Williams
Richard Marshall
Jeff King

07
Beason
Kalil
Johnson
Rosario

08
Stewart
Otah
Godfrey
Connor
Barnidge
Schwartz

08 was an insane draft starting tackle, dominant RB, good safety, starting LB and starting Guard.

Sniper
07-29-2010, 07:48 PM
will be a great S when he gets the chance.

Not if you ever want your safety to cover.

wonderbredd24
07-29-2010, 07:56 PM
Reggie Bush was a ****** pick

TitanHope
07-29-2010, 08:06 PM
The Titans have been hit-and-miss on their drafts.

Our best one could possibly be the 2008 one. Chris Johnson carries it (cwutididthere?), but Jason Jones is a beast and William Hayes could start this season. Plus solid depth with TE Craig Stevens, WR Lavelle Hawkins, and LB Stanford Keglar.

The 2009 one could be great. WR Kenny Britt, DT Sen'Derrick Marks, TE Jared Cook, LB Gerald McRath, OT Troy Kropog, RB Javon Ringer, CB Jason McCourty. Everyone of those guys are starters or primary backups, just after their rookie years. As for CB Ryan Mouton...I know no CB Ryan Mouton...

PackerLegend
07-29-2010, 08:18 PM
1. 2004 1-25 Ahmad Carroll CB Arkansas
2. 2004 3-70 Joey Thomas CB Montana State
3. 2004 3-72 Donnell Washington DT Clemson
4. 2004 3-87 B.J. Sander P Ohio State

That was an amazing draft... A 1st rounder and 3 3rd round picks. Awful, awful, awful and awful. We did get Corey Williams and Scott Wells round 6 an 7 though, they were decent so atleast thats something. That was our entire draft just 6 picks 4 of which really ****ing sucked.

Ravens1991
07-29-2010, 09:04 PM
Not if you ever want your safety to cover.

put in the Ravens game tape, not Notre Dame. He improved a ton. Swing by the Ravens board they all will agree with you.

fenikz
07-29-2010, 09:49 PM
Cardinals 2008

16. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State
50. Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
81. Early Doucet, WR, LSU
149. Tim Hightower, RB, Richmond
225. Brandon Keith, OT, Northern Iowa

also: Kenny Iwebema and Chris Harrington

thenewfeature06
07-29-2010, 09:53 PM
fenikz.. "Kenny Iwebema and Chris Harrington" have no need to be mentioned..

and you know that.

Brent
07-29-2010, 10:12 PM
Chris Harrington
lol.

No. Just no.

Thecollegedropout
07-29-2010, 10:58 PM
Jets in 2007 and 2006
Darrelle Revis and David Harris in 07
D'Brickashaw, Mangold, Leon Washington, Eric Smith, Brad Smith in 06
2009 is looking nice too with Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene.

Bengals78
07-29-2010, 11:52 PM
put in the Ravens game tape, not Notre Dame. He improved a ton. Swing by the Ravens board they all will agree with you.

This is true.
I get him as a FA all the time in Madden

fenikz
07-29-2010, 11:55 PM
fenikz.. "Kenny Iwebema and Chris Harrington" have no need to be mentioned..

and you know that.

was just listing the other 2 people in that class, Iwebema is still on the team, no clue where Harrington is

Brent
07-30-2010, 12:17 AM
no clue where Harrington is

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Harrington_%28American_football%29

Jacksonville

ThePudge
07-30-2010, 12:39 AM
Cincinnati was going to attempt to use Harrington at Tight End a year ago, but defensive coaches objected saying he had no chance... then he was gone by the end of camp.

The Bengals' recent drafts will be measured shortly, I liked the 2009 & 2010 draft's best.

Not sure about Ravens1991 calling Joe Flacco a Top 5 young Quarterback, though I'm not entirely sure what the definition of young QB would be (I suppose he's one of the more proven young ones.) He's excellent checking down and throwing screen passes to Rice but whenever he goes downfield my eyes light up as he loses a great deal of accuracy there. A great OL & running game tend to make it very easy to pass, I don't think highly of Flacco. Ray Rice, on the other hand, does some special things on the field. Still, a Pro-Bowl RB and a starting QB (for a mid 1st contract) is a hell of a bargain and that's one of the drafts that immediately came to my mind. I have a ton of respect for Ozzie Newsome on draft day, he's built his own team year in and year out. He's one of the best at recognizing value.

AntoinCD
07-30-2010, 07:06 AM
The Pats drafts the last few years have been underwhelming but last year's draft looks like it could be amazing.

Pat Chung, Darius Butler, Sebastian Vollmer, Brandon Tate, Julian Edelman all look like they can play major roles in the next few years. While players like Ron Brace, Tyrone McKenzie, Myron Pryor and Jake Ingram all look like they can contribute in some way. That's nine players from the draft with a great chance to stay on the roster and contribute and a few potential very good players in Vollmer, Edelman, Chung and Butler

Ravens1991
07-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Cincinnati was going to attempt to use Harrington at Tight End a year ago, but defensive coaches objected saying he had no chance... then he was gone by the end of camp.

The Bengals' recent drafts will be measured shortly, I liked the 2009 & 2010 draft's best.

Not sure about Ravens1991 calling Joe Flacco a Top 5 young Quarterback, though I'm not entirely sure what the definition of young QB would be (I suppose he's one of the more proven young ones.) He's excellent checking down and throwing screen passes to Rice but whenever he goes downfield my eyes light up as he loses a great deal of accuracy there. A great OL & running game tend to make it very easy to pass, I don't think highly of Flacco. Ray Rice, on the other hand, does some special things on the field. Still, a Pro-Bowl RB and a starting QB (for a mid 1st contract) is a hell of a bargain and that's one of the drafts that immediately came to my mind. I have a ton of respect for Ozzie Newsome on draft day, he's built his own team year in and year out. He's one of the best at recognizing value.

I figure in the 27 and under range would be young. He is definetly top 5 out of that group.

Damix
07-30-2010, 10:05 AM
Giants 2007 is best of recent drafts, though has lost some luster.

1 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_round/1.html) 20 (20) Aaron Ross (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/1256.html) CB (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_position/cb.html) Texas (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_school/90.html)
2 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_round/2.html) 19 (51) Steve Smith (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/19688.html) WR (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_position/wr.html) USC (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_school/370.html)
3 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_round/3.html) 17 (81) Jay Alford (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/5472.html) DT (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_position/dt.html) Penn State (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_school/52.html)
4 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_round/4.html) 17 (116) Zak DeOssie (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/7822.html) OLB (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_position/olb.html) Brown (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_school/122.html)
5 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_round/5.html) 16 (153) Kevin Boss (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/29867.html) TE (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_position/te.html) Western Oregon (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_school/273.html)
6 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_round/6.html) 15 (189) Adam Koets (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/2037.html) T (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_position/t.html) Oregon State (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_school/74.html)
7 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_round/7.html) 14 (224) Michael Johnson (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/43200.html) S (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_position/s.html) Arizona (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_school/368.html)
7 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_round/7.html)* 40 (250) Ahmad Bradshaw (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/12456.html) RB (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_position/rb.html) Marshall (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/breakdowns/by_school/150.html)

ThePudge
07-30-2010, 10:28 AM
I figure in the 27 and under range would be young. He is definetly top 5 out of that group.

You're probably right out of that range, but once again I'd say most proven thus far (which is good) but not best. You'll have to forgive me, I've never been a Flacco guy.. I regarded Chad Henne more highly coming out. I could wind up wrong here as I'm the one kind of going out on a limb. As I said though, Ray Rice is startlingly good.

Maybe not for this season, but I'd take a few young Qbs over Joe.
- Aaron Rodgers (26)
- Sam Bradford
- Matthew Stafford
- Matt Ryan
- Jay Cutler (27)

Don't think this is bias against the Ravens, though it's probably somewhat biased against Flacco as a player. His talent is obvious but there are certain gaps there that make me doubt his progression. He's a guy, though, who's put in an excellent situation to succeed and win & his growth as a player would certainly have exceeded my expectations so far.

Once again, I think that Ravens draft was great though and Ozzie Newsome is year in and year out one of the best at recognizing value & building his team through the draft.

griff122
07-30-2010, 01:15 PM
Houston's 2006 wasn't to shabby:

1) Mario Williams
2) Demeco Ryans
3) Charles Spencer (stating LT before Dayne crushed his leg)
3) Eric Winston
4) Owen Daniels

Three probowlers in the 4 rounds.