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Bolts223


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: The 2011 Draft Class Praise Reply with quote

I was just looking back at this draft class and I can't believe how amazing it is.

Here is some fun facts
- 7 of the top 10 picks in that draft have made a first-team all pro
- One of the 3 that didn't was AJ Green
- JJ Watt wasn't even one of those in the top 10. (He was taken 11)
- Elite players like Justin Houston, Demarco Murray and Richard Sherman were all taken on Day 2/3
- A Super Bowl MVP Came out of round 7
- A majority of 6th round picks are still in the NFL today.
- About a third of 7th round picks are still in the NFL today.
- Doug Baldwin was an UDFA that year
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onejayhawk


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By CarAV, the top 10 to date:

1 2011 1 1 Cam Newton QB 22 CAR 2011 2016 1 3 6 84
2 2011 1 11 J.J. Watt DE 22 HOU 2011 2016 4 4 5 82
3 2011 5 154 Richard Sherman DB 23 SEA 2011 2016 3 4 6 74
4 2011 1 2 Von Miller LB 22 DEN 2011 2016 3 5 6 72
5 2011 1 5 Patrick Peterson DB 21 ARI 2011 2016 3 6 6 71
6 2011 1 6 Julio Jones WR 22 ATL 2011 2016 2 4 5 67
7 2011 2 35 Andy Dalton QB 23 CIN 2011 2016 0 3 6 64
8 2011 1 9 Tyron Smith T 20 DAL 2011 2016 2 4 6 60
9 2011 1 30 Muhammad Wilkerson DT 21 NYJ 2011 2016 0 1 5 60
10 2011 1 4 A.J. Green WR 23 CIN 2011 2016 0 6 6 58

All but Sherman in the top 35. The Second ten, not so much.

11 2011 3 71 DeMarco Murray RB 23 DAL 2011 2016 1 3 5 57
12 2011 3 70 Justin Houston LB 22 KAN 2011 2016 1 4 5 48
13 2011 4 99 K.J. Wright LB 22 SEA 2011 2016 0 1 6 48
14 2011 1 3 Marcell Dareus DT 21 BUF 2011 2016 1 2 5 47
15 2011 2 64 Randall Cobb WR 21 GNB 2011 2016 0 1 3 47
16 2011 3 77 Jurrell Casey DT 21 TEN 2011 2016 0 2 6 47
17 2011 1 17 Nate Solder T 23 NWE 2011 2016 0 0 5 45
18 2011 2 36 Colin Kaepernick QB 23 SFO 2011 2016 0 0 4 45
19 2011 1 24 Cameron Jordan DE 22 NOR 2011 2016 0 2 6 44
20 2011 1 16 Ryan Kerrigan DE 23 WAS 2011 2016 0 2 6 43

Three 3rds and a fourth, plus a couple of seconds.

Kaepernick is still a BMOC. Shocked

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onejayhawk


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no question which team had the best draft. This will rank with the best of the decade--and the first three rounds aren't particularly good.

216 2011 1 25 James Carpenter T 22 SEA 2011 2016 0 0 5 31
217 2011 3 75 John Moffitt G 24 SEA 2011 2013 0 0 1 7
218 2011 4 107 Kris Durham WR 23 SEA 2011 2014 0 0 1 5 27
219 2011 4 99 K.J. Wright LB 22 SEA 2011 2016 0 1 6 48
220 2011 5 156 Mark LeGree DB 22 SEA 0 0 0
221 2011 5 154 Richard Sherman DB 23 SEA 2011 2016 3 4 6 74
222 2011 6 173 Byron Maxwell DB 23 SEA 2011 2016 0 0 3 19
223 2011 7 242 Malcolm Smith LB 22 SEA 2011 2016 0 0 3 27
224 2011 7 205 Lazarius Levingston DL 23 SEA 2011 2012 0 0 0

Leave Richard Sherman out and it's still top five in the league that year.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, it was a great draft class. Cam Newton, AJ Green, JJ Watt, Richard Sherman are all great players. To know they were picked all in the 1 year is something impressive.
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TheRealMcCoy


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

onejayhawk wrote:
There is no question which team had the best draft. This will rank with the best of the decade--and the first three rounds aren't particularly good.

216 2011 1 25 James Carpenter T 22 SEA 2011 2016 0 0 5 31
217 2011 3 75 John Moffitt G 24 SEA 2011 2013 0 0 1 7
218 2011 4 107 Kris Durham WR 23 SEA 2011 2014 0 0 1 5 27
219 2011 4 99 K.J. Wright LB 22 SEA 2011 2016 0 1 6 48
220 2011 5 156 Mark LeGree DB 22 SEA 0 0 0
221 2011 5 154 Richard Sherman DB 23 SEA 2011 2016 3 4 6 74
222 2011 6 173 Byron Maxwell DB 23 SEA 2011 2016 0 0 3 19
223 2011 7 242 Malcolm Smith LB 22 SEA 2011 2016 0 0 3 27
224 2011 7 205 Lazarius Levingston DL 23 SEA 2011 2012 0 0 0

Leave Richard Sherman out and it's still top five in the league that year.

J

They got Doug Baldwin as an UDFA too.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember being relieved when the Texans spent a high first rounder on a 3-4 DE. Whoops.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green-Jones definitely has the potential to go down as the best WR duo out of the same class ever. Right now it's 1988 Tim Brown/Michael Irvin and 1996 Marvin Harrison/Terrell Owens.

Defensive wise, this was one of the best classes ever. Sherman, Peterson, Watt, Von Miller, Dareus if you wanna count him, Aldon, Kerrigan, Robert Quinn, Liuget, Cameron Jordan, Wilkerson, Justin Houston, Jurrell Casey..

Easily one of the better defensive classes of all time.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like half the star players in the league today came from this draft class.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, we killed it in that draft.

1 DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
2 DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
3 MLB Mason Foster, Washington
4 TE Luke Stocker, Tennessee
5 S Ahmad Black, Florida
6 RB Allen Bradford, USC
7 CB Anthony Gaitor, Florida International
7 TE Greg Hardy, Idaho
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucsfan333 wrote:
Man, we killed it in that draft.

1 DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
2 DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
3 MLB Mason Foster, Washington
4 TE Luke Stocker, Tennessee
5 S Ahmad Black, Florida
6 RB Allen Bradford, USC
7 CB Anthony Gaitor, Florida International
7 TE Greg Hardy, Idaho


Your front office definitely took some gambles in this class.. Clayborn and Bowers were boom or bust type prospects. Especially Bowers, 1st Round talent and suppose to be picked in the Mid 1st but teams thought he might be a workout warrior which caused him to drop to the 2nd.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BayRaider wrote:
bucsfan333 wrote:
Man, we killed it in that draft.

1 DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
2 DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson
3 MLB Mason Foster, Washington
4 TE Luke Stocker, Tennessee
5 S Ahmad Black, Florida
6 RB Allen Bradford, USC
7 CB Anthony Gaitor, Florida International
7 TE Greg Hardy, Idaho


Your front office definitely took some gambles in this class.. Clayborn and Bowers were boom or bust type prospects. Especially Bowers, 1st Round talent and suppose to be picked in the Mid 1st but teams thought he might be a workout warrior which caused him to drop to the 2nd.

I believe it was Bowers' medical that dropped him to round two.

Stocker is a good blocking TE and he's still on the team; the only guy from this class that is. Mase and David were among the best LB duos in the league when Schiano was here. But this was such an awful draft.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucsfan333 wrote:
I believe it was Bowers' medical that dropped him to round two.

Indeed. Not to mention Clemson didn't have a great reputation at the time with NFL teams.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expect something like this from 2017. Not quite as top heavy with All-Pro Talent in the top 10. But Day 2 and Day 3 of the 2017 draft should go down among the best ever. 2011 had great depth but it was not as deep as the 2010 draft. Go look up that draft. 2010 was also loaded. Especially from round 2-6. 2010 and 2011 are possibly the best back to back drafts in NFL history. The last 5 years in the NFL are literally built on those 2 draft classes.

Best Drafts of the Last 10 years are:

1a. 2011
1b. 2010
3. 2007
4. 2008
5. 2014
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VanS wrote:
I expect something like this from 2017. Not quite as top heavy with All-Pro Talent in the top 10. But Day 2 and Day 3 of the 2017 draft should go down among the best ever. 2011 had great depth but it was not as deep as the 2010 draft. Go look up that draft. 2010 was also loaded. Especially from round 2-6. 2010 and 2011 are possibly the best back to back drafts in NFL history. The last 5 years in the NFL are literally built on those 2 draft classes.

Best Drafts of the Last 10 years are:

1a. 2011
1b. 2010
3. 2007
4. 2008
5. 2014


2012 deserves mention too.

Offense:
QB: Wilson, Luck, Cousins, Tannehill, RGIII
RB: Doug Martin, Lamar Miller, Alfred Morris, Ronnie Hillman, Bernard Pierce
WR: TY Hilton, Alshon Jeffrey, Marvin Harrison, Mohammed Sanu, Rishard Matthews, Josh Gordon, Jermaine Kearse
OL: Osemele, DeCastro, Beachum, Leary, Massie, Sweezy

Defense:
DL: Dontari Poe, Fletcher Cox, Derek Wolfe, Malik Jackson, Mike Daniels, Damon Harrison, Brockers, Mercilus
EDGE: Chandler Jones, Vernon, Irvin, Nick Perry
LB: Kuechly, Wagner, David, Hightower, Zach Brown, Burfict, Marshall
DB: Norman, Harrion Smith, Gilmore, Janoris Jenkins, Gipson, Trumaine Johnson, Bethel, Jeremy Lane

This draft offered key contributors to the last 4 SB winners.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brseahawks wrote:
VanS wrote:
I expect something like this from 2017. Not quite as top heavy with All-Pro Talent in the top 10. But Day 2 and Day 3 of the 2017 draft should go down among the best ever. 2011 had great depth but it was not as deep as the 2010 draft. Go look up that draft. 2010 was also loaded. Especially from round 2-6. 2010 and 2011 are possibly the best back to back drafts in NFL history. The last 5 years in the NFL are literally built on those 2 draft classes.

Best Drafts of the Last 10 years are:

1a. 2011
1b. 2010
3. 2007
4. 2008
5. 2014


2012 deserves mention too.

Offense:
QB: Wilson, Luck, Cousins, Tannehill, RGIII
RB: Doug Martin, Lamar Miller, Alfred Morris, Ronnie Hillman, Bernard Pierce
WR: TY Hilton, Alshon Jeffrey, Marvin Harrison, Mohammed Sanu, Rishard Matthews, Josh Gordon, Jermaine Kearse
OL: Osemele, DeCastro, Beachum, Leary, Massie, Sweezy

Defense:
DL: Dontari Poe, Fletcher Cox, Derek Wolfe, Malik Jackson, Mike Daniels, Damon Harrison, Brockers, Mercilus
EDGE: Chandler Jones, Vernon, Irvin, Nick Perry
LB: Kuechly, Wagner, David, Hightower, Zach Brown, Burfict, Marshall
DB: Norman, Harrion Smith, Gilmore, Janoris Jenkins, Gipson, Trumaine Johnson, Bethel, Jeremy Lane

This draft offered key contributors to the last 4 SB winners.


Look at Marvin sneaking in there.
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