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Old 01-23-2006   #1
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Another post on the 'boards got me to thinking about how many times I was wrong about a Draft pick, just thought it might be fun, if we had a thread for it.
So go ahead, and 'fess up to your duds.

I've only started watching the draft in recent history, so my list is fairly short. Even in my era of watching the draft, I've only felt strongly about a handful of players, so here goes.

1) I didn't the Ladainian Tomlinson was going to cut it. I thought he was too small, and didn't have enough heart.

2) I thought Dree Brees was going to be THE QB the Peyton is.
3) I didn't think Vick would ever win a game
4) I thought Donavan McNabb was over rated.
5) I thought Peter Warrick(sp?? first name??) was going to be a stud
6) I thought Maurice Clarette was going to prove everybody wrong
7) I've got no regrets about Ricky Williams Game..... But I had no idea he was a psycho pot head.


Ok, my memory doesn't go back as far as my actual draft watching days, but those were the ones I could easily remember.

How 'bout you??
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1. I thought Dallas made a mistake trading down and picking Julius Jones
2. I didn't think Shawne Merriman was going to translate his insane work out figures into the NFL.
3. I thought Ryan Leaf was a better QB than Peyton Manning (who I still think is by far the most over hyped and smug player people want to see win)
4. I thought Boselli was going to be great in Houston.
5. I thought Ron Dayne was going to be a hoss runner for years.
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1. I too thought Leaf was going to be beter then Manning
2. I thought P. Burnt would be able resurrect his career in Houston
3. I though A Gourde (Colorado) was going to be a stud O linemen for many years.
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1. I thought Dallas made a mistake trading down and picking Julius Jones
2. I didn't think Shawne Merriman was going to translate his insane work out figures into the NFL.
3. I thought Ryan Leaf was a better QB than Peyton Manning (who I still think is by far the most over hyped and smug player people want to see win)
4. I thought Boselli was going to be great in Houston.
5. I thought Ron Dayne was going to be a hoss runner for years.
1) I thought Leaf was 10 times better than Manning and that Manning was horrible in the pocket.
2) I thought Champ Bailey was a Deion wannabe who would do nothing
3) Speaking of Texas I thought Mike Adams was going to be an All-pro receiver and Levell Pinkney was going to be an unstoppable TE

Thunder, tsk, tsk on LT..lol..sorry, the TCU in me.
One thing to add, that wasn't a miss but a disappointment that I was reminded of yesterday. In 1999 I was so peeved that the Cowboys passed on Al Wilson for Ekuban. Ekuban went 20 and Wilson 31. Guess they ended up in the same place. Wilson has been what I expected.
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1. I thought Jeff George was going to be a good quarterback in the NFL.
2. I thought David Klingler was going to be a good quarterback in the NFL.
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I thought Aundray Bruce was a stud.
I thought Andre Ware was going to be good, but not great. He stunk.
JJ Arrington was going to single handedly give AZ a real rushing attack
Brain Bosworth was all that and a bag of chips
I thought Eli Manning would blow
Charlie Rogers was a man among boys
Alonzo Highsmith was going to be the best FB of alltime
Oh ya - and the biggie - OJ Simpson wasn't a drug crazed murderer. Boy did I miss on that one.
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I thought Eli Manning would blow

haha, you aren't wrong on this one, yet. he pretty much cost a very good giants team a legit shot at the Super Bowl.
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I didnt think david pollack would be any good.
I thought Charles Rogers was better than AJ
I though Robert Gallery would be a top 3 LT by now
I thought tony hollings was worth our 2nd round pick.
I thought Carson Palmer would be worse than Carr.
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I thought Daute Cullpepper(sp) was a top three QB.
I thought Capers was going to be a great coach.
I perfectlly called Big Ben being a better QB than both picked befor him (had to glote).
I too thought P Buc was a great pick up.
I thought Bucky Richardson was the Answer.
I thought NE was crazt to stick with Brady while they had Bledsoe, and that it was crazy to let him go.
I thought Brett Favre still had it in him.
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I thought Stack Mack was going to be our RB for a few years (injuries killed that)
I thought when Carr got hurt Banks was going to cause a "fire Carr" thread with a great game.
I thought Jaime Sharper was going to good in Seattle (Injureis killed that)
I thought our 3-4 defense was going to be like the Steelers
I thought Casserly would sign Haggans, K. Bell, or Trotter.
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I thought Carr would be an above average QB. The book is still out on this one.

Boselli, oh Boselli.

Capers and Casserly.
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Highlights from just this year:

Thought P-Buc was going to turn it around here (might still do so, given we haven't played him in a real defense yet. Give him one more year.)

Thought Ben Roethlisberger's win streak last year was a fluke, until I watch him utterly have his way with playoff opposition this year. Kid is phenomenal.

Thought Larry Johnson's string of 100-yard games would ... um, end. Eventually?

Thought Texans would go 9-7 in 2005.

That is just a few off of the top of my head. I will return with more
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i thought carlos rogers was the best player in last years draft
I thought sean taylor was the truth
I thought will smith was going to be a houston texan
i thought troy williamson was going to be able to replace randy moss
I thought stanford routt was the dumbest first round pick in history (wait...still do)
I thought willis mcgahee was never going to recover from his injury.... at the time he was drafted i said (worst. pick.ever.)
I though aaron rodgers was 5 times the qb of alex smith.
I thought byron leftwich was the best qb in any draft i had ever seen.
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I thought P Burnt would resurrect his career in Houston...

I thought we would've been 9-7 this year...

I thought Phillip Rivers would have been starting by now..

I thought Ronnie Brown would rush for more yards Then Cadillac Williams

I thought The Texans would have let DD go for Morency..

I thought Casserly would have been fired with Capers..

I thought We would have picked Derrick Johnson in the past draft..
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I thought stanford routt was the dumbest first round pick in history (wait...still do)
Dumber than Oakland picking Sebastian Janikowski? Maybe it's just the dumbest picker in history. (Believe it or not, it gets worse than Casserly...)
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I thought Bucky Richardson was the Answer.
That is awesome. You had a lot of company back then.

I bet the over on Peek getting 10 sacks this year.

I thought the Texans would be 10 and 6 this year.
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hmm..

I thought Troy Williamson was going to replace Randy Moss too.

I thought David Pollack was going to be the best LB in the draft (not quite..though he was still good)

I thought the Texans would sweep the Jags and Titans and go 10-6 this year.

I thought the Colts would start declining this year.

I thought Big Ben would look like a rookie QB this year.

I thought Eli Manning was going to be a bad **** QB.. much better than big Ben

I thought Tiki Barber was a second rate RB and always would be.

I thought Robert Gallery would be the best LT in the league by now.

I thought LaMont Jordan was going to be a top 5 RB this year.. and that the Raiders would be in the playoffs.
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I, along with a few others it seems, thought Leaf would be better than Manning...

I thought Akili Smith would lead the Bengals to the promised land...

I thought Bennie Joppru would play at least one down in his first three seasons...

I thought we were going to have a solid OL in 2002, anchored by Boselli and Young...

I thought the Redskins would be vying for the top pick this year after their "horrible" offseason...

I thought Derrick Johnson was a lock to be a Texan when he was on the board at 13...

I thought Jonathan Sullivan would be a stud...

Too many more to list...
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i thought carlos rogers was the best player in last years draft
I thought sean taylor was the truth
I thought will smith was going to be a houston texan
i thought troy williamson was going to be able to replace randy moss
I thought stanford routt was the dumbest first round pick in history (wait...still do)
I thought willis mcgahee was never going to recover from his injury.... at the time he was drafted i said (worst. pick.ever.)
I though aaron rodgers was 5 times the qb of alex smith.
I thought byron leftwich was the best qb in any draft i had ever seen.
well you were definitely wrong about routt being the dumbest 1st round pick (he went in the second)
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I thought Tony Mandarich was going to be a beast. I still have a bias against high draft picks for Olinemen--it gives me the willies, and I have a bias against freaky hype.

Usually though, I don't have too many strong opinions about draft choices. There is too much parroting and hype and misinformation that goes on, and without seeing the guys play, it is hard to form an intelligent opinion on it (though that tends not to stop too many people.).

I don't usually get hyped about draftees before the draft, but Vince Young is the first prospect in a long time that I've really really thought could be somebody crazy good. (Where the stats were confirming what my eyes were telling me). Last time I thought that was about Steve McNair. (not comparing them other than the freakishness of their respective gifts).

Now after the draft, I often get enthused about choices once I know why they were selected--like Andre Johnson and Jerome Mathis.
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