First Round OTs

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  1. michaelm

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    Just a little info for those of you in the 'trade down and draft D'Brick' camp.
    I'm not sure what it indicates, if anything, just thought it might provide something to discuss.

    OTs taken in 1st Round since 1990 and drafting team:
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    1990
    Richmond Webb - MIA

    1991
    Charles McRae - T.B.
    Antone Davis - PHI
    Patt Harlow - N.E.
    Stan Thomas - CHI

    1992

    Bob Whitfield - ATL
    Ray Roberts - SEA
    Leon Searcy - PIT
    John Fina - BUF

    1993
    Willie Roaf - N.O.
    Lincoln Kennedy - ATL
    Brad Hopkins - HOU
    Earnest Dye - Phoenix(ARZ)

    1994
    Bernard Williams - PHI
    Aaron Taylor - GB
    Todd Steussie - MIN

    1995
    Tony Boselli - JAC
    Kory Stringer - MIN
    Billy Milner - MIA
    Blake Brockermeyer - CAR
    Trezelle Jenkins - KC

    1996
    Johnathon Ogden - BAL
    Willie Anderson - CIN
    John Michels - GB
    Jamain Stephens - PHI
    Andre Johnson - WASH

    1997
    Orlando Pace - STL
    Walter Jones - SEA
    Tarik Glenn - IND
    Ross Verba - GB

    1998
    Kyle Turley - NO
    Tra Thomas - PHI
    Victor Riley - KC

    1999
    John Tait - KC
    Luke Petitgout - NYG
    L.J. Shelton - PHO
    Aaron Gibson - DET

    2000
    Chris Samuels - WASH
    Stockar McDougal - DET
    Chris McIntosh - SEA

    2001
    Leonard Davis - PHO
    Kenyatta Walker - TB
    Jeff Backus - DET

    2002
    Mike Williams - BUF
    Bryant McKinney - MIN
    Levi Jones - CIN
    Matt Colombo - CHI

    2003
    Jordon Gross - CAR
    George Foster - DEN
    Kwame Harris - SF

    2004
    Robert Gallery - OAK
    Shawn Andrews - PHI
    Vernon Carey - MIA

    2005
    Jamaal Brown NO
    Alex Barron - STL

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    Please let me know if I've made any errors, I did this rather quickly
     
  2. MorKnolle

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    Another interesting site to add, I'm not sure how relevant it is to OTs, but here it is anways:
    http://www.ourlads.com/DraftAverages.html

    This site has the 1st round draft picks from the last six drafts, breaks it down by the number at each position, then their average, maximum, and minimum heights, weights, reported 40 times. Kind of interesting to see how this year's guys stack up against recent 1st rounders.
     
  3. Peldon

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    Interesting that only 4 teams have not drafted a tackle in round one during that time. CLE, NYJ, DAL, SD.

    I am in the trade down camp but I also wonder how many RB's or even DE's you can make the same case for. Though those positions have less longevity than offensive line positions.
     
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    You forgot us, we haven't drafted a tackle in the 1st round, the Oilers did but not us.
     
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    Quite right, I meant to say besides us.
     
  6. awtysst

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    What is also interesting is Denver has picked one. They used the 20th pick on Foster in 2003. He is their current RT.
     
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    Anyone care to shed a light on what this might mean??
     
  8. MorKnolle

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    I guess it shows that the majority of teams in the NFL take an OT in the 1st round of the draft once every career cycle (career cycle meaning about the average lifespan of a good NFL player and how long OTs will last until they need to look for a new one).
     


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    It's just as interesting to me that Matt Lepsis their starting LT was an undrafted free agent.
     
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    I was hoping that someone with a little more knowledge than myself might be able to tell us which of these guys were busts, servicable starters or franchise type picks.
    Well, for the most part we all pretty much know who turned out to be the franchise guys pretty much by definition.
     
  11. MorKnolle

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    I'm with you, I could point out some of the really good ones and some of the big busts, and most of the guys in the last 4-5 years, but my knowledge of OLinemen doesn't go back that far to properly grade all of these guys. Cadahnic would probably be able to give a better grade on the majority of them.
     
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    90-92 I am no real help on but from then on I could give you a fair look I guess.
     
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    What I was trying to point out was that if you go and grab a first rounder, you have no idea what you are gonna get. Even someone as high as Robert Gallery(number 2) is a RT. But yes, it is telling that the Bronco LT is a undrafted FA. That might give you an idea of what Kubs might do.

    It is very possible we stand and draft Young or trade down for D. We have seen the Denver Oline is typically not drafted in the first round and the denver system is about going forward, not dancing around. However, we also know that Kubes took an underachiever in Plumber, so perhaps he thinks he can do that with Carr. I think at this point Super Mario is a strong candidate for the Texans first pick.
     
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    So it seems like everything else in the draft, there is no sure thing. Hit or miss. After a quick look, seems like a lot of these guys end up being RTs.
     
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    Wow the 1997 class was something. Thanks for the info.
     
  17. michaelm

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    Speaking of classes that were something, take a look at the class of 1996.
    I am not a draft guru; far from it, but there are some pretty good players pretty consistently through the first two rounds and even in the 7th you had Jay Riemersma.
    Not too shabby.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/years/1996
     

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