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  • #31
    Love this topic. I'm not ashamed.

    I like Laurence Maroney a ton.
    Wasn't a fan of Jonathan Joseph.
    Thought Bobby Carpenter was going to do more, or something.

    Loved, loved, loved Marshawn Lynch.
    Didn't think Revis was all that great.
    Brady Quinn was up there on my top prospects.
    Alan Branch.
    H.B. Blades, remember him. I liked him.

    The Chris Long story.
    Felix Jones, so much better than I thought he'd be.
    Kentwan Balmer. Liked him.
    Was high on James Hardy.
    Jamaal Charles.

    Aaron Maybin.
    Jury is still out on others.


    • #32
      A few more I thought of:

      Khalif Barnes - I thought he was the steal of the draft in the second round. His career has played out similar to Marcus McNeil's - monster in his rookie year, and a consistent dropoff after that. Although, Barnes' decline was much more rapid than McNeil's has been.

      Jason Allen - Loved his versatility and athleticism. Can't find consistent playing time at either CB or S.

      Will Poole - Remember him? Shot up draftnik's boards after his dominant performance against Michigan in the Rose Bowl.

      Max Jean-Giles - Dominant road grader at Georgia who hasn't done much in the pros.

      Tony Ugoh - Thought the Colts got their left tackle for the next decade. Has followed the same career path as Barnes and McNeil.
      Last edited by yourfavestoner; 09-02-2010, 02:10 PM.


      • #33
        oh boy ive got a pantload of em haha i only rate prospects that i saw, i try not to really get all behind a guy if ive seen little of him. not a lot of guys that i hated and turned out great oddly enough, but plenty that i loved and shouldnt have.

        so here we go on this oddysey of embarrassment:

        2005: Cedric Benson, though hes coming around i thought hed destroy on those bears teams, and much bigger than that (both in level of miss and size)

        Mike Williams Wr USC =(. I really thought he could be like Plax was or like Keyshawn. those are the two guys i was totally sold on that flopped bad

        2006: AJ Hawk, maybe my biggest miss ever. hes ok now, but i thought he was gunna be otherworldy good. i ripped houston on the Mario Williams pick, but not because they missed bush, i thought they were gunna regret missing Hawk. guy was just everywhere in college, i thought hed make a defense in the pros

        Lendale and Bobby Carpenter i saw a bunch of and really liked, especially lendale. i thought he was a safer pick than bush. also whiffed on huff who i was really high on.

        2007: haha oh boy. liked quinn a lot, loved jamarcus just loved his tools. loved landry too. thought reggie nelson could be a force against the pass

        From here on these guys are still growing but ill list a few that so far havent turned out like i thought. jurys still out though

        2008: didnt really like mendenhall, thats looking wrong.
        2009: wasnt very high on stafford and loved sanchez.

        im sure there are more from these years but getting kinda lazy and depressed haha
        Originally posted by Thumper/JBCX/Bixby
        Orton will never be in the same class as the Drew Brees or the Peyton Mannings or the Tom Bradys of the world. Kevin Kolb has the potential to be that kind of player.


        • #34
          I thought JaMarcus Russell was a better prospect than John Elway.

          I hated the Chris Johnson pick.

          I loved Mike Williams (WR)

          I loved Matt Leinart

          Jammal Anderson

          Originally posted by Jurrell Casey
          I love light skin and white women but my main chick is brown skin


          • #35
            Were there any Titans fans that liked the Chris Johnson pick after they missed on Chris Henry from Arizona?


            • #36
              Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
              Vince Young: I thought he'd suck
              As a passer he's not very good in my opinion. So perhaps you were right.

              "Every light must fade, every heart return to darkness!"
              -San Francisco 49ers: Five Time Super Bowl Champions-
              Originally posted by Borat
              Oh, my bad. Didn't realize SWDC was the pinnacle of class and grace.


              • #37
                Originally posted by Splat View Post
                People always blame the Raiders but I really think Jamarcus Russell would have failed no matter where he went, the guy just didn't/doesn't have the drive you need to be great.
                I realized I was worng on Russell when he was holding out. I agree with you, he would have failed anywhere, he doesn't have the mental make-up to be a great QB. I didn't hear any of those types of reports during the draft process, otherwise I would have probably been a little more cautious. The Raiders don't help, but they aren't completely to blame.
                Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir is a goddess

                Rest in Peace, themaninblack


                • #38
                  Originally posted by Shiver View Post
                  I was also wrong about Merriman/Ware. In the draft I thought it was no context, in the first two years in the league I thought it wasn't a contest. Now it is clear that Ware is definitely better.
                  Pre-draft, I thought Merriman would be better as a hand-on-the-ground 4-3 end. Part of me still thinks that's his most natural position, as his lateral movement is downright terrible after the knee injury.

                  I thought it was really stupid for Minnesota to pass on him in order to draft Troy Williamson.


                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Ness View Post
                    As a passer he's not very good in my opinion. So perhaps you were right.
                    better than Alex Smith.

                    :P j/k......or am I?

                    Originally posted by Jurrell Casey
                    I love light skin and white women but my main chick is brown skin


                    • #40
                      Titans fans lol. You all hated chris johnson and now it CJ2K all day hahaha.

                      I loved johnson coming out but thats only cause I love any small school kid that gets attention lol


                      • #41
                        Everyone in the world hated the CJ pick. We had taken Lendale White and Chris Henry in back to back years (both 2nd rounders) and everyone thought we needed a reciver. I think 95% of Titans fans wanted Devin Thomas, Malcome Kelly or Deshaun Jackson.

                        Originally posted by Jurrell Casey
                        I love light skin and white women but my main chick is brown skin


                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Shiver View Post
                          Why is it then that all of these great prospects go to the Raiders and don't develop? Gallery, Huff, Russell, McFadden thus far. It's tough to walk into such a dysfunctional situation and come out unscathed, I don't care who you are. Even though Russell did have work ethic/weight red flags, they were probably exacerbated by the Raiders.

                          That's what I always bring up. The Raiders are consistently drafting bust in the 1st round, I have a hard time believing all of those players just lacked the tools needed to be good NFL players, but people forget how important coaching and environment is to developing players. Would have been so interesting to see Peyton Manning end up on the Raiders just to see how those two polar opposites would mesh.

                          Also people act like Jamarcus Russell had no NFL talent what so ever. He had tools that 98% of QB's in the NFL don't have, and it had been a long time since people saw them. Of course he needed work to refine his craft, but again him being a bust had more to do with him being lazy, not wanting to work to get better, and being drafted by Oakland. It's not like he couldn't play in this league.

                          Granted work ethic does count as part of a guys grade in being a prospect, but I really think if you put him in the right organization, that had a coach to get the most out of him, and took your time with him, he could have been something the league hasn't seen since John Elway.

                          I remember Tim Brown saying he loved the pick, but he was a long long ways away from being ready, holding out didn't help, neither did eating the entire time he was out.

                          It's a comparison I always use, but Vernon Davis even so much admitted himself that Mike Singletary was his saving grace into becoming a great player. If he had been drafted by Oakland you can pretty much guarantee he would have been crap his entire time there, but all of a sudden you get the right coach who can maximize a players value and you get 13 TD's from a TE people were calling a bust.

                          It happens. Oakland ruins alot of these 1st rd picks they draft, and I'll always believe that alot of how a players career goes depends on where he was drafted.

                          Originally posted by Scott Wright
                          I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.


                          • #43
                            Gallery: I thought he was a lock as a franchise LT

                            OSI U: I never heard of the guy before. Thought we drafted some japanese player. I thought EA must have listened to his magic wig.

                            Bing: I thought Bing would be better than he actually was.

                            Matt Jones: I figured he would do some special things as a WR. The had freak athletic ability.

                            Sinorice Moss: Good hands, great speed, thought he would be our Wes Welker.


                            • #44
                              Darren McFadden
                              Brady Quinn
                              Glenn Dorsey
                              Chris Long

                              on the other side of the medal
                              Chris Johnson
                              DeSean Jackson
                              Felix Jones

                              Saints 2014 draft wish list:
                              - No pass rusher till the fourth round (or preferably at all)
                              - Corner or Wideout in the first
                              - No reaching
                              - No Kelvin Benjamin


                              • #45
                                David Carr, William Green, Byron Leftwich, Kevin Jones, Chris Perry, Jamarcus Russell, Chris Houston, Ko Simpson.

                                I loved Braylon Edwards and Robert Meachem as well. They're a different level of disappointment, though. Braylon was good for one year and Meachem is actually pretty dangerous now. I just thought he'd be a super star by now.

                                I cant stand Braylon these days, though. He and Roy Williams fell fast.
                                Last edited by M.O.T.H.; 09-02-2010, 02:49 PM.

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