April 29, 2003

NFL DRAFT | Here is a list of Hall of Famers and their draft positions (e.g., Joe Montana selected in Round 3, Steve Largent in Round 4, Roger Staubach in Round 10). Of course, this is all just an excuse to ask how your own teams fared?

posted by jacknose to football at 02:06 PM - 5 comments

Chris Simms goes to Tampa in the third round. I think that pick has the potential to haunt other teams in the future. The Bears play it safe. I have very little to say about their draft. I'm pleased that the Colts got the best Tight End in college. Tight Ends are always overlooked (okay, no juvenile jokes), but they can make the difference in games. Dallas Clark seems like a sure thing.

posted by jacknose at 04:02 PM on April 29, 2003

Unfortunately I'm not sure the 49ers did themselves all that much good over the weekend. Maybe Anthony Adams will show that his taken-earlier linemates from PSU were made better by his talent and that Ill WR Lloyd... But Ken Dorsey, even in the 7th round? Terry Donahue has us heading for a stretch of mediocrity if Dr. York doesn't do something fast.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:07 PM on April 29, 2003

Great list. For all the talk about early round busts, it's pretty apparent that if you aren't drafted in the first few rounds, you aren't going to the Hall. FYI, the only reason Staubach went so late was because he had a five year Naval commitment that scared teams off. He was drafted in '64 but didn't actually play until '69. Pretty amazing.

posted by kloeprich at 06:35 PM on April 29, 2003

Mel Kiper, who I suspect knows a bit more about the draft than myself, gave the Seahawks a "B". We got Marcus Trufant in the first round, who was a WSU Cougar, so I expect him to be a total and complete bust. Our last pick was a guy named Taco. If Trufant can step in this year and perform, then expect to see malcontent roidhead Shawn Springs leave town next year. I'm sure he'll find a home somewhere.

posted by vito90 at 09:26 AM on April 30, 2003

billsaysthis - But Ken Dorsey, even in the 7th round? Terry Donahue has us heading for a stretch of mediocrity if Dr. York doesn't do something fast. The 49ers have a history of taking chances on quarterbacks, so this should be no surprise. Who knows? Montana didn't have the strongest arm in the world coming out of Notre Dame. I'm not saying Dorsey is going to be the next Joe...far from it. However, people are pretty quick to brush him aside. Anyways, my Jags got their QB of the future, a good cornerback/safety and a soon-to-be starter at guard. Given the team's history, as long as more then half of the draftees make it past first cuts in training camp, it's an improvement.

posted by bcb2k2 at 10:02 AM on April 30, 2003

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