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Old 03-12-2013   #56
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Default Re: Rick Smith looks smarter every day

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Originally Posted by Playoffs View Post
Yeah, we should fire Smith. He's an awful 7th Round drafter. Throwaway picks.

Except for David Anderson. And Zac Diles. And Troy Nolan. And Dorin Dickerson. And Derek Newton. If we'd have had a 7th rounder in 2012 he would have blown it. Fire his azz.
I brought up a few articles recently that show the percentage of draft picks in each round that became starter, contributor, place-holder, or nothing.

A 7th rounder usually is a "nothing" or a place-holder.
His chance of being a contributor is very low; of becoming a starter is very rare.

6th and 7th rounders have a little better of a chance to amount to something, but not much better.

You need 5 or 6 of those guys to find a starter; the Texans surpassed those figures rather handsomely.

They have been doing a good job on this part.
You have to give them that credit.
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