I also don't think it is fair to call a draft a wash just because the guy taken #1 overall was a complete failure in the NFL. That's reality. Sometimes these guys just can't hack it at the next level and that is always a risk with any pick.I'm not calling it a wash because of the #1 pick. I'm calling it a wash because the players at those draft slots (1, 6, 8, 12, 16, and 21) are by and large unspectacular and replaceable. Torry Holt had an exceptional career. Jevon Kearse had a few good years. Beyond that, a bunch of also-rans. The ones who weren't replaced very quickly only stayed around because they had a nice hype machine keeping them employed. Exhibit A: Roy Williams in Dallas. People kept hyping him as "The next Ronnie Lott" even as another receiver was burnning him for a TD.
The more you move down the higher the % that you whiff.Says the fan of a team who has selected such great first round talent as Robert Gallery, Patrick Bates, Fabian Washington, DHB, Ricky Dudley, Rolando McClain, and the great Jamarcus Russell.
select Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansash, DE/OLB BYUtake the athletic freak with a ton of upside and no production or much football knowledge?