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NFL team executive calls this year's draft "The worst in the last decade"


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#11 TheRed

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

Pft, what hogwash.

Doesn't this exec read the huddle? If he only knew the laundry list of teams wanting to trade up with us..

/Delusional bliss.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:28 AM

I can only count about 8-9 players that are true 1st rounders: Joeckel, Fisher (could've been a 2nd rounder with Lane Johnson if Matthews and Lewan had enter), Warmack, Star, Eifert, Jarvis, Rhodes, Manti and Mingo

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:38 AM

It's absurd to rate a draft class "the worst in 10 years" without them playing football. Some players that are poorly rated will become hall of famers. Many others will become pro bowlers. People get caught up in "reaching" and "over drafting". None of that matters if the guy you picked is good. Bruce Irvin was not expected to go in the first round but he played well his rookie season. The MLB from Seattle was not rated as a first round stud but he had a great year. Russel Wilson was considered a 4th round guy, gets drafted in the third and plays like a top 5 pick. I just noticed I'm naming the entire Seattle draft from last year, poo they did good.

So I don't really care what anonymous GMs and draft gurus think. Some of these guys will bust and others will ascend.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:51 AM

It's absurd to rate a draft class "the worst in 10 years" without them playing football. Some players that are poorly rated will become hall of famers. Many others will become pro bowlers. People get caught up in "reaching" and "over drafting". None of that matters if the guy you picked is good. Bruce Irvin was not expected to go in the first round but he played well his rookie season. The MLB from Seattle was not rated as a first round stud but he had a great year. Russel Wilson was considered a 4th round guy, gets drafted in the third and plays like a top 5 pick. I just noticed I'm naming the entire Seattle draft from last year, poo they did good.

So I don't really care what anonymous GMs and draft gurus think. Some of these guys will bust and others will ascend.


Exactly.

I'm sure back in 1996, GMs new that it was a really good WR draft, but looking back on it now, it was probably the greatest WR draft of all time. 8 future Pro Bowl WRs were taken in that draft and I was shocked to see that Amani Toomer wasn't one of them. The guy had 5 straight 1000+ yard receiving seasons and never went to a Pro Bowl. T.O. was a 3rd rounder. Joe Horn went in the 5th. Hindsight is always 20/20. You gotta wait at least a few years to even try to judge a draft class as a whole.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:53 AM

It seems that we have had a l

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:54 AM

It seems that we have had a lot of "this is a terrible draft" over the last few years.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:16 AM

This draft is just what we need. No real superstars, but deep in our positions of need. If we play our cards right, we should be able to contain 3 immediate starters, and that would be a huge upgrade.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:20 AM

From a hype machine perspective it's terrible because there are no clear elite QB's, which may actually work to our favor as teams reach on QB's and the real talent drops.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:26 AM

Its bad when you look at the top 10, but when you look in the other rounds, it is actually pretty darn good.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:27 AM

This draft is just lacking in the cant miss depth. Every year guys that should have been first round picks fall to the mid rounds and sometimes as far as undrafted. Just gotta be really good at what you do to project which players can and will transition the best at the next level.

In a way it makes this one of the more interesting drafts I have ever watched.


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