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Old 04-20-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

I'm sure That Guy will pick this apart, but I got thinking about the 2001 draft when we took Rod Gardner with the 15th pick. Take a look at the other wideouts taken in the first round that year, and a few that followed in the later rounds:

2001 - 1st Round Wide Receivers (listed in the order they were taken)

David Terrell
Koren Robinson
Rod Gardner
Santana Moss
Freddie Mitchell
Reggie Wayne

2001 - 2nd Round Wide Receivers

Quincy Morgan
Chad Johnson
Robert Ferguson
Chris Chambers

2001 - 3rd Round Wide Receivers

Steve Smith
Marvin Minnis

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In the first round, Santana Moss and Reggie Wayne were the only wideouts who weren't busts. Think about that: Only 2 out of the so-called "top 6" of that particular draft have amounted to anything. The superstar wide receivers in the league right now, Steve Smith and Chad Johnson were picked up much later.

Just an illustration of how the draft is truly a crapshoot.
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

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I'm sure That Guy will pick this apart, but I got thinking about the 2001 draft when we took Rod Gardner with the 15th pick. Take a look at the other wideouts taken in the first round that year, and a few that followed in the later rounds:

2001 - 1st Round Wide Receivers (listed in the order they were taken)

David Terrell
Koren Robinson
Rod Gardner
Santana Moss
Freddie Mitchell
Reggie Wayne

2001 - 2nd Round Wide Receivers

Quincy Morgan
Chad Johnson
Robert Ferguson
Chris Chambers

2001 - 3rd Round Wide Receivers

Steve Smith
Marvin Minnis

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In the first round, Santana Moss and Reggie Wayne were the only wideouts who weren't busts. Think about that: Only 2 out of the so-called "top 6" of that particular draft have amounted to anything. The superstar wide receivers in the league right now, Steve Smith and Chad Johnson were picked up much later.

Just an illustration of how the draft is truly a crapshoot.
i cant believe we passed on fred-ex
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:38 PM   #3
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

Its amazing to me that we passed over Moss, Wayne, Johnson, Chambers, and Smith. Wow, WTF were we thinkin!
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:30 PM   #4
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

i think koren robinson still may have a decent career with the vikes. he was a special teamer last year and made the pro bowl. He gets back the number 1 slot this year so the jury is still out on him despite a terrible start with seattle.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:36 PM   #5
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

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I'm sure That Guy will pick this apart, but I got thinking about the 2001 draft when we took Rod Gardner with the 15th pick. Take a look at the other wideouts taken in the first round that year, and a few that followed in the later rounds:

2001 - 1st Round Wide Receivers (listed in the order they were taken)

David Terrell
Koren Robinson
Rod Gardner
Santana Moss
Freddie Mitchell
Reggie Wayne

2001 - 2nd Round Wide Receivers

Quincy Morgan
Chad Johnson
Robert Ferguson
Chris Chambers

2001 - 3rd Round Wide Receivers

Steve Smith
Marvin Minnis

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In the first round, Santana Moss and Reggie Wayne were the only wideouts who weren't busts. Think about that: Only 2 out of the so-called "top 6" of that particular draft have amounted to anything. The superstar wide receivers in the league right now, Steve Smith and Chad Johnson were picked up much later.

Just an illustration of how the draft is truly a crapshoot.
always is with wideouts.. but koren is no bust as long as he gets his side issues under control
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:40 PM   #6
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

you really never know what your gonna get when you draft a QB or WR.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:07 PM   #7
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....Wow, WTF were we thinkin!
Schottenheimer was thinking "Man that gardner is a stud!"
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:22 PM   #8
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

the draft is such a crap shoot cuz no matter how great someone looks in college, u honestly can't tell who will work out in now-a-days NFL where u don't have 2-3 years to develop a player especially in the first round.
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:28 PM   #9
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

Guys from 94-99 still in the league with at least 1 1k receiving season:

1994
1 21 Johnnie Morton

1995
1 8 Joey Galloway

1996
1 1 Keyshawn Johnson
1 7 Terry Glenn
1 18 Eddie Kennison
1 19 Marvin Harrison
1 24 Eric Moulds
2 4 Amani Toomer
2 13 Mushin Muhammed
2 28 Terrell Owens
5 3 Joe Horn

1997
1 7 Ike Hilliard
4 2 Derrick Mason

1998
1 21 Randy Moss
3 31 Hines Ward

1999
1 6 Torry Holt
1 8 David Boston
2 1 Kevin Johnson
2 22 Peerless Price
3 17 Marty Booker
4 10 Brandon Stokley
7 7 Donald Driver


WR drafts seem to be hot and cold. 2004 was a good draft:
1 3 3 Larry Fitzgerald
1 7 7 Roy Williams
1 13 13 Lee Evans
1 15 15 Michael Clayton

2003 was deep too (Andre Johnson, Bethel Johnson, Anquan Boldin, Kevin Curtis, Brandon Lloyd)

the more current you get the harder it is to judge, but WRs are VERY VERY unpredictable. the number that don't even make it to their 3rd or 4th season is crazy, not to mention those that are actually productive. There's still is a strong correlation between 1st rounders and longevity though. Its very possible for 1st rounders to flame out horribly, but it is less likely, and that's all i've been saying. Being drafted later doesn't magically protect you from being useless.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:11 PM   #10
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

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2003 was deep too (Andre Johnson, Bethel Johnson, Anquan Boldin, Kevin Curtis, Brandon Lloyd)
All those guys plus Nate Burleson, Shaun McDonald and Doug Gabriel selected after Taylor Jacobs.
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

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Schottenheimer was thinking "Man that gardner is a stud!"
Yeah. Funny thing though, at the time, I was thinking the same thing.

Steve Hutchinson was taken two picks later by the Seahawks. But I remember wanting a wide receiver something fierce.

I agree about Koren Robinson. And you have to wonder what could have been for David Terrell if he'd ever had a QB in Chicago to throw the ball to him.
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

RG did have a 1000 yard season with us... it was always a bit of a mystery to me why he didn't pan out and become a better pro than he did. There's still time I guess.

You look at the guy and you just think, damn he's got the size and ability, what the hell is going on?

He's a Westbrook Jr. without the punk attitude.
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

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All those guys plus Nate Burleson, Shaun McDonald and Doug Gabriel selected after Taylor Jacobs.
At the time, I was so psyched that Taylor Jacobs dropped to us too.
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Re: Something to Ponder -- 2001 WR draft picks

I can't believe joe horn fell to the 5th round the year he was drafted and donald driver went in the 7th!
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:38 AM   #15
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i think 1996 was one of the best wide receiver draft classes in history.
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