Originally Posted by infantrycak
Feeling obtuse today? You were talking about teams averaging 3 starting udfas. My impliexld point in the question was you aren't Going to find them at the premier positions so your stat is irrelevant in a conversation about a QB.
To begin with, we're not talking about QB in this thread.
Secondly, other positions on the team have their own importance.
Let's take a look at the Patriots roster last year just for fun anyway.
Let's see where the low round draft picks, journeymen, and UDFAs were.
QB - Brady, 6th rd
#1 receiver - Welker, UDFA, journeyman
#2 receiver - Lloyd, journeyman
#3 receiver double up as backup RB -
Woodhead (40 catches, 3 TDs - just 1 fewer than AJ;
Second leading rusher on the team in attempts, yards, and TDs
76-301-4TDs; this guy has 3 more TDs than AJ did.)
You don't think he was important?
3rd leading rusher in yards after Woodhead - Bolden, rookie UDFA
Starting Center - Wendell, UDFA in 2009
Starting RG - Connolly, UDFA in 2005, cut by Jax, out of the NFL in 06 and 07
DT - Kyle love, UDFA
RCB - Arrington
LCB - Talib, journeyman
Nickel back, also saw time at RCB - Dennard, rookie 7th rd
SS - Gregrory, UDFA journeyman.
As a group, these guys played a huge part on that team.
Together, they surpassed all the contributions made by guys drafted between the first through the fifth round by the Patriots or by acquisition.