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- Oct 3, 2004
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he did create a lot of buzz when drafted. not only from the fans but from the media also. but to be honest, I was more excited signing Drew than Reggie. I was a Drew fan when he was at Purdue.Reggie has to be up there for the emotional lift even more than any on field production
Hmmmm....... Can't quite buy that.Reggie has to be up there for the emotional lift even more than any on field production
Your honorable mention list is mind boggling.When I’m looking at best draft picks I look at guys that were taken later in the draft. No first rounders or second rounders will make my list cause a lot of the times those guys fall to us. Can’t guard Mike was a no brainer pick and I couldn’t believe he fell to us. Cam Jordan was another no brainer.
1. Marques Colston (7th)
2. Jahri Evans (4th)
3. Zach Strief (7th)
4. Alvin Kamara (3rd)
5. Jimmy Graham (3rd)
6. Terron Armstead (3rd)
7. Thomas Morestead (5th)
8. Carl Nicks (5th)
9. Jermon Bushrod (4th)
10. David Onyemata (4th)
Honorable mentions: (some didn’t make it here though): Kenny Stills (5th), Akiem Hicks (3rd), Rob Ninkovich (5th), Al Woods (4th), Tyeler Davison (5th), Al-Quadin Muhammed (6th)
Your honorable mention list is mind boggling.
Al Woods was a total flop of a pick. He's only recently become somewhat productive with another team.
Ninkovich was traded away before he did anything impactful.
Based on where they were picked and their production.
2. Evans (4th round)
3. Colston (7th round)
4. Kamara (3rd round)
5. Nicks (5th round)
If you had a do-over again in the draft, teams would consider picking CGM #1 overall, so that's why I list him first. You could make an argument for any of the top 3 here to be the best draft pick ever based on ROI.
Selections like Cam Jordan aren't warranted because he's played about where he was picked. So if you could think of ROI as a scale that pivots around 1.0 (Cam would be just about 1.0) then you could see even a Carl Nicks had a much greater ROI than Cam. Add in the huge bonus he was a significant factor in us winning a Super Bowl and the divide there gets greater between he and Cam.
Same thing with Ram. He was a first round pick playing about as expected from that pick. ROI = 1.0 essentially.
Honorable mention: Jimmy Graham, Zach Strief, Terron Armstead.