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Old 04-20-2008   #61
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wonder why Wali Lundy didn't make anyone's list...? Is he exempt because he was a 7th round guy? If so, then David Anderson is exempt also.
For my list, I didn't go past the fifth round--out of a combination of laziness on my part and a belief that anything you get from the sixth or seventh round is pure gravy. Lundy gave us a little bit of gravy, so I consider it to be an OK pick. Of course, I also think Smithiak made a mistake keeping Gado over him, but that's a discussion for another time (perhaps never).
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Anderson one of the worst picks? No way pards...just because one guy had something in him no other team saw doesn't make Anderson a bad pick....using that logic every team in the NFL drafted busts a few years back because nobody drafted Priest Holmes.
I wouldn't say Anderson was a "bust"; its just frustrating for some to see what we could have had in Colston.

I used to think that way myself. I've said, "...dang, we couldda had him..." more time than I can count.

But then I realized, that was 2006. HWWNBN was still here. Heck, he barely was able to get the ball to Andre Johnson reliably. So even had we drafted Colston, its likely he wouldn't have blossomed here - not with chuckNduck at the helm. Look how much better Gaffney seemed to produce when he left and went to a team whose QB actually went thru his progressions. ...what a concept!
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You're splitting hairs, and it's still a weak argument. David Anderson is a 7th round pick who's played in 17 games over two years, and is on the roster as we speak. Regardless of who went one pick after him, it's not a bad pick.
Not splitting hairs. It has already has been pointed out you cant call anyone who was picked in the 7th round a bust because players taken that late are all considered longshots. That is the reason I dont call Anderson a bust, but do consider him to be a bad pick.

Colston- 2,240 yards, 19 touchdowns
Anderson- 150 yards, 1 touchdown

It stands out especially because the Texans took Anderson in the 7th round with pick #251 and Colston was taken at pick #252, the very next selection after Anderson. Not that I blame Kubiak because nobody not even the Saints knew Colston would be that great in the NFL. But still Anderson is one of the more unfortunate picks I can think of.
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On Colston versus David Anderson:

The seventh round is simply a crapshoot, and teams have wildly different lists of players that they are targeting. While most NFL people will be in general agreement about who's in the top 100 or so, when you get to the 250th pick, all such consensuses are gone. Which is why the "we could have drafted ____ instead of the bum we got" exercise becomes increasingly precarious as the draft wears on (my earlier post in this thread on the subject did not consider 6th and 7th round picks).

For a small-school player like Colston, the biggest challenge is sometimes getting on the radar screens of the 32 teams. He clearly had the Saints' attention, but he did not have ours. We instead went with the guy we knew--for whatever reason, the brass was paying close attention to the Colorado State program during that period.

So I'm more likely to ascribe the decision to take Anderson over Colston as a scouting failure rather than a war-room blunder. And by "scouting failure", I don't mean that we considered the two players and erroneously gave a higher grade to Anderson; instead, I mean that we may not have beat the bushes sufficiently to find an unheralded guy out of the many hundreds (thousands) who try to make NFL rosters each year.
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