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Old 03-24-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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OM FIELD: A Brief History of Pick No. 243

Yes, really.

A Brief History of Pick No. 243
March 23, 2009

In its charity and wisdom, the National Football League has awarded the Washington Redskins one (1) compensatory draft pick in the upcoming 2009 NFL Draft. Meaning, in addition to their other bounty, Washington now owns the 243rd selection in the April NFL Draft as well.

The gift of Brunell just keeps on giving.

So ... why do a piece on the 243rd pick? Because a whole lot of jawing and gnashing of teeth goes on amongst serious pro football fans about the value of late-round draft picks. And more often that not, it is largely done devoid of context. You may have participated in such a conversation yourself—I know I have.

"Smith? Sucks. I can't believe they gave up Jones and next years' 7th for that (loser)."

So, fresh off compiling a serious piece about the history of the 13th pick in the NFL draft (the Redskins first round pick in April), I thought we might amuse ourselves with quick look at just what kind of success the league has had with pick number 243 ...

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Old 03-24-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Re: OM FIELD: A Brief History of Pick No. 243

Ahhh thought that it might have to do with the pick awarded to us

It drives me crazy when people fret over a traded 7th rounder

or when someone says "we can always pick that guy up in the 6th or 7th" when we're looking at a starter or legitimate ready-now backup
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:09 AM   #3
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Ahhh thought that it might have to do with the pick awarded to us

It drives me crazy when people fret over a traded 7th rounder

or when someone says "we can always pick that guy up in the 6th or 7th" when we're looking at a starter or legitimate ready-now backup
People think we're going to get a Horton every year.
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People think we're going to get a Horton every year.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:11 AM   #5
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Re: OM FIELD: A Brief History of Pick No. 243

Having slept on this, and not seeing anyone else mention it, figured I'd risk showing bad form and bump this thread to see if anyone else feels the same.

I was actually rather surprised at the "hit" rate on a pick as low as 243.

If you'd have asked me before I started the research what percentage of 28 players (the original 30 I looked at, less two still active and yet to reach my subjective 10-start milestone yet), would end up having productive, multi-year careers, I'd have probably set the over/under at around 10%.

As it is, that number is almost a third, at 32%. That 1 out of 3 players chosen in the mid-240's can not only make the NFL, but stick around and even thrive, says something. What it says, of course, would be a fascinating topic in its own right---good thing it's a long offseason.

Seriously though, anyone else surprised by this?


1988 - JEFF HERROD, LB, IND
9 YRS IND - plyd 133, 89 strt
1 YR PHI - plyd 10, strt 2
1 YR IND - plyd 10, strt 7
Career: 11 yrs, 153 gms, 125 strt, 14.5 scks, 5 INT, 1 TD, ? tckls

1995 - JASON FISK, DT, MIN
4 YRS MIN - plyd 54, strt 16
3 YRS TEN - plyd/strt 47
3 YRS SD - plyd 47, strt 30
1 YR CLE - plyd 16, strt 14
1 YR STL - plyd 16
Career: 12 yrs, 180 gms, 107 strt, 280 tckls, 19 scks, 3 INT

1982 - KEITH UECKER, OT, DEN
2 YRS DEN - plyd 21, strt 2
6 YRS GB - plyd 64, strt 47
Career: 8 yrs, 85 gms, 49 strt

1981 - AVON RILEY, LB, HOU
6 YRS HOU - plyd 88, 61 strt
1 YR PIT - plyd 3
Career: 7 yrs, 91 gms, 61 strt, 6.5 scks, 3 INT, ? tckls

1999 - KELVIN GARMON, OG, DAL
4 YRS DAL - plyd/strt 21
2 YRS SD - plyd 23, strt 21
1 YR CLE - plyd/strt 8
Career: 6 yrs, 52 gms, 50 strt

1984 - ADAM SCHREIBER, OG, SEA
1 YR SEA - plyd 6
1 YR NO - plyd 1
3 YRS PHI - plyd 27, strt 12
2 YRS NYJ - plyd 23
4 YRS MIN - plyd 63, strt 17 (16 in '93)
3 YRS NYG - plyd 47, strt 4
3 YRS ATL - plyd 35
Career: 17 yrs, 202 gms, 33 strt

1980 - GREG BRACELIN, LB, DEN
1 YR DEN - plyd 12
1 YR OAK - plyd 15
3 YRS BAL/IND - plyd 41, strt 29
Career: 5 yrs, 68 gms, 29 strt, 9.5 scks, 3 INT, ? tckls

1976 - DOUG BEAUDOIN, DB, NE
4 YRS NE - plyd 45, strt 21
1 YR MIA - plyd 10
1 YR SD - plyd 4
Career: 7 yrs, 59 gms, 21 strt, 4 INT, ? tckls

2001 - TERDELL SANDS,* DT, KC (active)
1 YR KC - DNP
1 YR GB - plyd 1
6 YRS OAK - plyd 76 gms, 13 strts
Career-to-date: 7 yrs, 77 gms, 13 strt, 129 Tckls, 4 scks, 1 INT

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Old 03-25-2009, 09:37 AM   #6
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Re: OM FIELD: A Brief History of Pick No. 243

I know I've asked you if you write for the WP or WT and you have said no, but the local papers need to atleast think about if not pay you to write for them. I'm am not one to be able to cratique someones writing, however it simply takes a moment to read your articles to see atleast they have an upbeat feel to them vs. the typical Snyder brow beating team hating (yawn) articles you normally see in the WP.

Now having said that .....Is this #243 the Mr. Insignificant? and lastly I hope its either a OL. Buges can take a pile of crap and turn it into icecream but if not OL then either DL cause we all know Haynesworth will make whoever is there look good or LB. Those seem to be the positions that have lasted through time.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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Re: OM FIELD: A Brief History of Pick No. 243

Thanks for the kind words, SB. Thing is, I don't think I'm qualified to write for the mainstream press. Before they give you one of those cool reporter hats, you have to show you can kill a bunny at ten paces with just your cynicism. I've never done better than 7.

No, #243 isn't Mr. Irrelevant, it just happened to be the compensatory pick the NFL gave the Skins for "losing" Mark Brunell. Figured I'd have a little fun with it, and once I got into it, found the results a little surprising.
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