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tom cody


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyler735 wrote:
squire12 wrote:
1974 Steelers

Pick 21: Lynn Swann
Pick 46: Jack Lambert
Pick 82: John Stallworth
Pick 125: Mike Webster

4 HOFers


Hard to top that one.


Yeah, that might be the top 1 all time for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raiders 2014 could become one of the greats:


[/b]1(5): Khalil Mack, Edge - defensive player of the year, up there with JJ Watt and Von Miller as the best defensive players in the NFL.

2(36): Derek Carr, QB[/b] - Top 10 NFL QB in only his third season, MVP candidate

3(81): Gabe Jackson, OG - Pro bowl caliber OG

4(107): Justin Ellis, DT - solid run stuffing DT

4(116): Keith McGill, CB/S - bust

7(219): TJ Carrie, CB/S - solid depth player

7(235): Shelby Harris, DE - bust

7(247): Jonathan Dowling, S - bust


Obviously pretty top heavy but getting arguably the best defensive player in the NFL (along with Miller + Watt) and the top young QB in the league is enough to make it a ridiculous class by itself, on top of also adding a pro bowl caliber OL later on.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squire12 wrote:
1974 Steelers

Pick 21: Lynn Swann
Pick 46: Jack Lambert
Pick 82: John Stallworth
Pick 125: Mike Webster

4 HOFers


Add UDFA Donnie Shell
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chwf3rd25 wrote:
Raiders 2014 could become one of the greats:


[/b]1(5): Khalil Mack, Edge - defensive player of the year, up there with JJ Watt and Von Miller as the best defensive players in the NFL.

2(36): Derek Carr, QB[/b] - Top 10 NFL QB in only his third season, MVP candidate

3(81): Gabe Jackson, OG - Pro bowl caliber OG

4(107): Justin Ellis, DT - solid run stuffing DT

4(116): Keith McGill, CB/S - bust

7(219): TJ Carrie, CB/S - solid depth player

7(235): Shelby Harris, DE - bust

7(247): Jonathan Dowling, S - bust


Obviously pretty top heavy but getting arguably the best defensive player in the NFL (along with Miller + Watt) and the top young QB in the league is enough to make it a ridiculous class by itself, on top of also adding a pro bowl caliber OL later on.


Yeah. Our top 3 alone from this draft are amazing. Macks already got a DPOY award and looks like a HOFer, Carr was an MVP candidate until he got hurt, Jackson has been a top 15 gaurd the last 2 years, Carrie is a solid slot CB, and Ellis has been a good rotational player. Cant remember a class this good in our team's history going back to before i was born.

1968 is probably our overall best. HOF QB Kenny Stabler, HOF OG Art Shell, 3 time All-Pro FB Marv Hubbard, DB George Atkinson, and RB Charlie Smith...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Chargers have a couple of ones that could be interesting.

'01 isn't much other than the fact that their first 2 picks are LT and Drew Brees. 2 HOFers in one class aint too bad.

'05 was ridiculous including Shaun Merriman, Luis Castillo (he was VERY good until he became an injury trainwreck), Vincent Jackson, Darren Sproles and then we had a guy in Mruzkowski who started some games for us at C with Hardwick hurt all the time. If Merriman and Castillo stayed healthy for longer, this might have been considered the best draft ever.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1986 49ers

2 (39) Larry Roberts, DE
3 (56) Tom Rathman, RB/FB
3 (64) Tim McKyer, DB
3 (76) John Taylor, WR
4 (96) Charles Haley, DE
4 (101) Steve Wallace, OT
4 (102) Kevin Fagan, DE
5 (131) Pat Miller, LB
6 (162) Don Griffin, DB
8 (203) Jim Popp, TE
9 (240) Tony Cherry, RB
10 (267) Elliston Stinson, WR
10 (270) Harold Hallman, LB
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

74 Steelers is typically held as the best draft class of all time.

To me the most interesting was the '81 Skins. Joe Gibbs came in and really defined his new team in one draft. Gibbs was a Coryell disciple, which meant high-octane offense, but he built a power-running team with a balanced ability to pass the ball to a variety of targets. He won Super Bowls with journeyman quarterbacks but a powerful offensive line, the "Hogs." He's the guy that figured out how to neutralize Lawrence Taylor, using multiple tight end sets.

He built the Hogs in 1981 with 1. g/t Mark May 3. c/g Russ Grimm and udfa lot Joe Jacoby, plus 12. te Clint Didier. He got a small, quick wr he liked with 8. wr Charlie Brown. He added pass rusher with 5. de Dexter Manley and glue guy 9. dt Darryl Grant.

Not a lot of star power, but he drafted what he needed to turn a losing team into a 1982 Super Bowl winner. I respect that.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The LA Rams back in the old days, introduced actual scouting as a part of pro football. The first year they tried it, they got something like 11 starters out of the draft and most other pro teams quickly joined the bandwagon. Before that, all teams drafted from the All American lists or used Street and Smith Pro Football magazine and were not very successful.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom cody wrote:
tyler735 wrote:
squire12 wrote:
1974 Steelers

Pick 21: Lynn Swann
Pick 46: Jack Lambert
Pick 82: John Stallworth
Pick 125: Mike Webster

4 HOFers


Hard to top that one.


Yeah, that might be the top 1 all time for sure.


Cowboys did almost as good in 1964. The Draft that year is probably the GOAT for the League as a whole.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000340099/article/1964-draft-left-lasting-impact-on-dallas-cowboys-nfl
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

74 Steelers is probably the best ever.

Best Bengals draft was probably 2001, Justin Smith, Chad Johnson, Rudi Johnson, and TJ Houshmandzadeh.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Round 1 Khalil Mack

Round 2 Derek Carr


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sodakcowboy78 wrote:
Kansas City - Really? Super Average Players - and JCharles a possible HOF? like Really? That was a joke response...right? Please tell me it was.

I got one for u all...maybe not household names now, but, wait for it...

Dallas Cowboys 2016 Draft

1) duh, RB Zek Elliott
2) duh, LB JSmith - he will return from injury to become a beast
3) DT MColllins - 6 sacks on that DL from the DT spot? gonna be a beast
4) DE CTapper - injured 2016, but watch for his name to be mentioned a lot
4) duh, Dak...Dak...Dak - SUPER STAR - FRANCHISE QB
6) CB ABrown - solid rookie year and 2017 and beyond STARTER
6) SS KFrazier - could possibly crack the starting line up in only his 2nd yr
6) RB DJackson - bonehead move to cut him during the season (Cleveland picked him up and could soon be starting, yup he is that good..LOL)
6) duh, TE RGathers - the NEXT BIG THING IN DALLAS - HE, will be Wittens replacement and starting next year

All of these players will be starting at their respective position 2018 and I predict the following will be in the ProBowl at some point in their careers...

Zek - already arguably the best RB in the NFL
Dak - what more is there to say?
JSmith - could very well be the best Defensive Player from this draft
MCollins - former wrestler - very good player
CTapper - he has the speed and bend to become a yearly 10+ sack stud
ABrown - super fast and knows how to cover
RGathers - former basketball player - has the size and athletic ability to dominate when he learns more from the JEDI TE MASTER - JWITTEN

I know...I know...its more about what have u done for me lately or in the past - I have giving u all a glimpse into the future -

OF THE BEST DRAFT CLASS EVER - THE MAGNIFICENT 7 -

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just about every Miami draft has been average at best.

We did get Sam Madison and Jason Taylor in 97'.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough to top the 74 Steelers

The Bears have had a couple of of epic drafts as well though:

1965:
2 HoF (Butkus, Sayers), 5 PB (Steve DeLong, Jim Nance, - Gordon), 8 starters (Schweda, Cornish, Pitts).

1983:
1 HoF (Hampton), 4 PB (Jimbo Covert, Dave Duerson, Mark Bortz), 7 guys that started for 5+ years (Gault, Richardson, Thayer).
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