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HEISMANHERSCHEL
05-24-2007, 12:21 AM
I have wanted to post this and get opinions on it for some time. I would like to see everyone's pick for the biggest draft pick let down in the last few years. By this, I dont mean the biggest bust, because you might not have been a fan of the biggest bust when he was drafted.

For example-My biggest letdown in the last few years by far has been Skyler Green. Not that I thought he would ever be a starting wide receiver. But He was a real good returner in the toughest college confrence going to a team that really needed a return specialist. I thought he had all the makings to be our return specialist for a long time. He was only a fourth round pick, but I thought Dallas was the perfect place for him to make his mark, and I knew he would be given every chance to succeed.

I know we have had higher picks that havent panned out. Thats not what I am talking about. I want to hear who you guys thought was gonna make an impact but didnt.

So??? Lets here it!

M.O.T.H.
05-24-2007, 12:47 AM
I got a good one... how about Derek Ross?

I absolutly loved Ross... I thought he was gonna be big time and after his rookie year...wow, i though we had stud on our hands...

I was wrong.

LSUALUM99
05-24-2007, 01:37 AM
Mine was definitely Drew Henson. I thought we had gotten a steal from the Texans with him. I thought he'd be a very good QB in this league and he turned into absolutely nothing.

KCJ58
05-24-2007, 01:41 AM
I would say Jerramy Stevens

Paul
05-24-2007, 01:52 AM
I really thought Peterman and Rogers were going to solidify our line for the next few years. I was thinking, "Alrite guys from winning programs, and Parells type guys. YES! Our O-line is set". The previous years we took Gurode and A. Johnson, so I really believe our future at O-line was going to be straight SICK. Danm was I wrong.

God I hated that 2004 draft.

BX
05-24-2007, 02:03 PM
Um, David Lefleur, anybody?

robert_in_bigd
05-24-2007, 04:25 PM
Any Jerry first rounder from 1994 to 2001 except Ellis. (Inlude Galloway for TWO number 1s)

fryman
05-24-2007, 06:17 PM
Jacob Rodgers in the last few years. Peterman I never really thought would turn out, but I thought Rodgers definitely would.

thule
05-24-2007, 07:31 PM
Al Johnson sliding to the second round was a huge steal for us...to bad he couldn't play here....getting injured early on really hurt him.

Im_a_Romosexual
05-24-2007, 07:56 PM
Dwayne Goodrich

M.O.T.H.
05-24-2007, 08:05 PM
Dwayne Goodrich

LOSER!!!

haha...

Who remembers Kareem Larrimore?

leroyisgod
05-25-2007, 08:32 AM
LOSER!!!

haha...

Who remembers Kareem Larrimore?

Two big losers there!

Macarthur
05-25-2007, 10:16 AM
I really thought Peterman and Rogers were going to solidify our line for the next few years. I was thinking, "Alrite guys from winning programs, and Parells type guys. YES! Our O-line is set". The previous years we took Gurode and A. Johnson, so I really believe our future at O-line was going to be straight SICK. Danm was I wrong.

God I hated that 2004 draft.

I, too, would have to agree with Rogers and Peterman, especially given that we have had to really open the checkbook for OL.

bantx
05-25-2007, 08:51 PM
I got a good one... how about Derek Ross?

I absolutly loved Ross... I thought he was gonna be big time and after his rookie year...wow, i though we had stud on our hands...

I was wrong.

i thought the same

D-Fence
05-25-2007, 10:44 PM
Biggest draft letdown? Having Steven Jackson fall into our laps, and trading back for Julius Jones...It's not even close for me. I wanted us to trade up for him and finally get the guy we needed to replace Emmitt.

LonghornsLegend
05-28-2007, 05:54 PM
I have wanted to post this and get opinions on it for some time. I would like to see everyone's pick for the biggest draft pick let down in the last few years. By this, I dont mean the biggest bust, because you might not have been a fan of the biggest bust when he was drafted.

For example-My biggest letdown in the last few years by far has been Skyler Green. Not that I thought he would ever be a starting wide receiver. But He was a real good returner in the toughest college confrence going to a team that really needed a return specialist. I thought he had all the makings to be our return specialist for a long time. He was only a fourth round pick, but I thought Dallas was the perfect place for him to make his mark, and I knew he would be given every chance to succeed.

I know we have had higher picks that havent panned out. Thats not what I am talking about. I want to hear who you guys thought was gonna make an impact but didnt.

So??? Lets here it!



anyone who has any insight, care to share why he didnt even make the team? i was completely baffled by that, i thought the same, he would be our return man for some years, and be a gifted WR in the slot...very upset at how he ended up

therock6000
06-07-2007, 08:02 AM
Um, David Lefleur, anybody?

beat me to it...

draftguru151
06-07-2007, 09:53 AM
Biggest draft letdown? Having Steven Jackson fall into our laps, and trading back for Julius Jones...It's not even close for me. I wanted us to trade up for him and finally get the guy we needed to replace Emmitt.

Didn't you end up getting DeMarcus Ware with that trade? Seems about even.

FinChase
06-07-2007, 10:29 AM
Actually, the DeMarcus Ware pick was Dallas' own. The pick we got from Buffalo only turned out to be about 21st or 22nd, and we used that on Marcus Spears. So far, to me anyway, Julius Jones + Marcus Spears < Steven Jackson. I hope the trade with Cleveland works out better for us.

LSUALUM99
06-07-2007, 11:12 AM
To me, JJ + Marcus spears is about equal to Steven Jackson AND I think this year it will end up being superior.

You have to factor in JJ's ability to get TD's if he were used in that manner. MBIII gets the goal line carries so JJ's stats suffer from that. Would he be as good as MBIII in that role? Who knows. If he were used in the role he would have had at least 10 TD's in my mind (to MBIII's 16).

It's like in NYG that Tiki didn't get the carries at the goal line that Brandon Jabos did, but can you honestly say that Tiki (a boarderline HOF running back) wouldn't have been good in that role? It's not as if a goal line back HAS to be 230 lbs or more. Marcus Allen and Emmitt Smith, two of the best at getting in the endzone, were not bruising backs either.

LSUALUM99
06-07-2007, 11:14 AM
Didn't you end up getting DeMarcus Ware with that trade? Seems about even.


As mentioned before, it was Spears and not Ware. But if it had been Ware it wouldn't be even, it would be a STELLAR trade for the Cowboys. STL would trade Jackson for Ware AND more picks much less have JJ in the picture. No running back in the league is worth a pro-bowl pass rusher with the possible exception of LT.

HEISMANHERSCHEL
06-10-2007, 03:45 AM
As mentioned before, it was Spears and not Ware. But if it had been Ware it wouldn't be even, it would be a STELLAR trade for the Cowboys. STL would trade Jackson for Ware AND more picks much less have JJ in the picture. No running back in the league is worth a pro-bowl pass rusher with the possible exception of LT.

I couldn't agree more. Pass rusher trumps running back. Everytime.

Gribble
06-11-2007, 10:38 AM
Ebenezer Ekuban was pretty bad...

KCJ58
06-11-2007, 10:40 AM
Gerrard Warren and Eli Manning... <<-- More to come

SuperKevin
06-11-2007, 01:55 PM
Wow nobody going for Quincy Carter on this one?

Paul
06-11-2007, 02:15 PM
Wow nobody going for Quincy Carter on this one?

Who?....

In all seriousness I didn't have that high of expectation for quincy.

LSUALUM99
06-11-2007, 02:18 PM
Who?....

I all seriousness I didn't have that high of expectation for quincy.

I agree, I thought it was a terrible pick from day one. It wasn't a letdown, it was expected.

M.O.T.H.
06-11-2007, 08:19 PM
I agree, I thought it was a terrible pick from day one. It wasn't a letdown, it was expected.

I wanted Drew Brees in that draft sooooooooo bad... I had high hopes for Quincy and he was showing improvement every year. Ha, remember when we signed Tony Banks to start...ha.

LSUALUM99
06-12-2007, 08:56 AM
Quincy didn't scare anyone when he was at Georgia. LSU was never worried about him.

Champ Bailey on the other hand, we knew about him from the moment he signed.

Ward
06-13-2007, 07:58 PM
As far as setting the franchise back, it's easily two firsts for Joey Galloway. The worst pick we actually made though... probably LeFleur over Tony Gonzalez.

FinChase
06-14-2007, 12:40 PM
As far as setting the franchise back, it's easily two firsts for Joey Galloway. The worst pick we actually made though... probably LeFleur over Tony Gonzalez.

I would agree with that except for one thing: Gonzalez was picked by KC with the 13th overall pick, and we took LaFleur with the 22nd pick. One hopes that if we'd had the opportunity, we'd have had the sense to grab Gonzalez.

Ward
06-14-2007, 01:49 PM
I would agree with that except for one thing: Gonzalez was picked by KC with the 13th overall pick, and we took LaFleur with the 22nd pick. One hopes that if we'd had the opportunity, we'd have had the sense to grab Gonzalez.

I misspoke; they actually liked LaFleur better than Gonzalez according to an Aikman interview before this last draft.

FinChase
06-14-2007, 05:17 PM
I misspoke; they actually liked LaFleur better than Gonzalez according to an Aikman interview before this last draft.

Yeah, I do remember reading that also. I still would like to think they would have had sense enough to see that Gonzalez was the superior player, but we'll never know.

You know what's really interesting about this whole draft process? Go back and pull up some drafts from about 3-5 years ago. See how many of those players drafted in the first or second who are even still on NFL rosters, much less the number who become starters. The number is pretty small.