Re: the pats should draft with oaklands pick
posted at 1/2/2011 1:15 PM EST
Winning a SB is a team, coaching and organizational effort. It isn't up to one WR to win the SB. Here's a little research. Some great, some good, some had injury problems, some were plain busts but I bet we'd find the same thing out no matter which position we looked at. That is why it is important to do your pre-draft homework and draft as many players as you can to increase your odds.
I got tired of doing this so I stopped. Leason learned, do your homework. If a player has some hints of trouble in college, buyer beware.
Keyshawn Johnson - Has HOF numbers, not yet elligible.
Terry Glenn - Played in SB XXXI. Fell out of favor with BB for faking injuries after being disciplined, he wasn't given a SB ring for SB XXXVI. Before 2002, he was traded to Packers for a pair of 4th round picks. Still Glenn had a productive career.
Ike Hilliard - Played in SB XXXV.
Yatil Green - He was a BUST DUE TO INJURIES, on the very first day of training camp, Green tore his quad muscles, ACL and cartilage in his right knee. Green came back the next year and again tore the same ACL in training camp. After three years and a total of 10 surgeries on his right knee, he was cut by the Dolphins after the 1999. He was later signed by the Jets and Raiders before being cut and out of the league in 2001.
Reidel Anthony - Played 5 years for TB, unremarkable career.
Kevin Dyson - Played 6 years for TEN and CAR, unremarkable career.
Torry Holt - Won SB XXXIV. Played in SB XXXVI. Future HOF'er. He in fact is the only receiver in NFL history to post six consecutive years of 1,300 yards receiving. 7 Pro Bowls (2000, 2001, 2003–2007)
David Boston - Played 6 years, had two great years in 2000 and especially 2001 where he had 98 catches for 1,598 yards for ARI and he went to the Pro Bowl that year. He then got into personal trouble. He signed a big F/A contract with SD but fell out of favor with Schottenheimer who suspended him for bad behavior. He was then traded and was busted with steriods had a DUI, tore his ALC and was done.
Troy Edwards - 7 year career with mostly PIT and JAX. Edwards led the nation in receiving during his senior year in college with 140 receptions for 1,996 yards and 27 touchdowns. He had an unremarkable NFL career.
Peter Warrick - Charged with Grand Theft in college. Spent 6 seasons mostly with CIN. First 4 years had decent, not great numbers. Best year was 2003 with 79/819/7. Was injuried in 2004, and TJ Housh replaced him. Played in SB XL as punt returner. Was cut by SEA, tried out for a couple teams in '06 but failed to make their rosters.
Plaxico Burress - We all know about him, won 3 SB with PIT and NYG.
Travis Taylor - 7 decent years, average stats. Best year was '02 with 61/869/6
David Terrell - 4 disappointing years with CHI.
Koren Robinson - Played 8 years, 4 decent years with SEA. Best year was '02, 78/1,240/5. Made the Pro Bowl in '05 as a KR with MIN. Was suspended for a year for being in a high speed car chase, 3 time violator of league policy on substance abuse. Tried to make a come back but suffered injuries.
Rod Gardner - 4 solid years with WAS, his best was '02, 71/1,006/8. He was traded to CAR where he was 4th on depth chart behind Steve Smith, Keary Colbert and Ricky Proehl. He was waived by CAR, signed by GB, waived, signed by KC and waived.
Santana Moss - He's having a HOF type career, now in his 10th season.
Donte Stallworth - Played in SB XL as we know. Had 6 decent years, best in '05, 70/945/7. Involved in vehicular homicide and was suspended for 2009 season, hasn't been the same player since.
Ted Ginn Jr
Darius Heyward bay
All of those WR's were drafted 16th or higher since 1996. You are good at research Faucet. I would be interested to know how many of those guys won superbowls for the team that drafted them."