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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Sullying up the 6th round Reply with quote

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Today we follow on from that and continue our look at the NFL draft during the Pro Football Focus-era with the 10 best sixth-round draft picks between 2008 and 2012.

1. John Sullivan, Minnesota Vikings: No. 187 overall, 2008

Expected to go a lot earlier, Sullivan suffered a draft day fall and proceeded to follow that up by struggling when he was promoted to starter in 2009 and 2010. But then it all changed, and from being something of a liability Sullivan turned himself into one of the best centers in the game. After finishing 2011 third in our center rankings, he jumped to No. 1 a year later.


https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/04/22/pffs-top-10-sixth-round-picks-2008-2012/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't even originally our pick. We got in in the Jared Allen trade...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was very critical of Sullivan in his first couple years. I'll take my crow now.

He has turn into one of the finer centers in the game. He worked on his hands and feet, and it has really payed off for him.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was Birk a 5th or a 6th?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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was Birk a 5th or a 6th?


5th. Google is your friend VD Razz
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GoneWithTheWind wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
was Birk a 5th or a 6th?


5th. Google is your friend VD Razz

actually you are.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoneWithTheWind wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
was Birk a 5th or a 6th?


5th. Google is your friend VD Razz


6th actually. But he was a steal regardless Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

twslhs20 wrote:
I was very critical of Sullivan in his first couple years. I'll take my crow now.

He has turn into one of the finer centers in the game. He worked on his hands and feet, and it has really payed off for him.


Same here. Good on the Vikings staff who clearly saw the potential in him from the get go and gave him time to develop.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kellerman wrote:
twslhs20 wrote:
I was very critical of Sullivan in his first couple years. I'll take my crow now.

He has turn into one of the finer centers in the game. He worked on his hands and feet, and it has really payed off for him.


Same here. Good on the Vikings staff who clearly saw the potential in him from the get go and gave him time to develop.


Not nearly enough players picked in the later rounds get that chance it seems.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

usdvikes wrote:
Kellerman wrote:
twslhs20 wrote:
I was very critical of Sullivan in his first couple years. I'll take my crow now.

He has turn into one of the finer centers in the game. He worked on his hands and feet, and it has really payed off for him.


Same here. Good on the Vikings staff who clearly saw the potential in him from the get go and gave him time to develop.


Not nearly enough players picked in the later rounds get that chance it seems.


Or QB's drafted in the First Round for that matter Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoneWithTheWind wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
was Birk a 5th or a 6th?


5th. Google is your friend VD Razz

You googled it and got it wrong. For shame.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to Sullivan! Its easy for those guys in the trenches to get overlooked, I'm glad he's getting credit where credit is due. I don't recall his name being brought up for anything negative during a game and that's exactly what you want from your center.
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wcblack34 wrote:
usdvikes wrote:
Kellerman wrote:
twslhs20 wrote:
I was very critical of Sullivan in his first couple years. I'll take my crow now.

He has turn into one of the finer centers in the game. He worked on his hands and feet, and it has really payed off for him.


Same here. Good on the Vikings staff who clearly saw the potential in him from the get go and gave him time to develop.


Not nearly enough players picked in the later rounds get that chance it seems.


Or QB's drafted in the First Round for that matter Wink


No kidding, Ponder has started 26 games total and has been sacked 62 times. He has a positive TD to INT ratio, and a -1 TD/turnover ratio. Give the man time.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how many people still here were the ones complaining about how small Sullivan was, how he had no power or leverage, and never was going to amount to anything because of those things. I remember that common refrain.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Sullivan - due to profootballfocus.com's top-ranked center on the year, the Vikings' running game wasn't just about Adrian Peterson. Center Sullivan deserves a lot of credit for building on his breakout 2011 to have an even better year where his ability to get defenders going where he wanted rightfully gets him inside the Top 30 of all NFL players.

Best Performance: Week 16 at Houston, +6.3

Key Stat: Flagged for just two penalties all year.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/05/02/pffs-top-101-of-2012-30-to-21/
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