04-08-2008, 03:09 AM
Second Team and Threatening Starter's Job
Join Date: Dec 2007
25 years of drafting WRs tells me I like trading em better than drafting
No one can argue we now use WRs more than at any time in the last 25 years. With our 3 WR sets we need at least 5 viable options not counting STer Washington. There is always one of these divas nursing some injury, but take a long look at our selections over the last 25 years and see if you come to the same conclusion...(Name, round, pick#,year)
jackson 2-36 06 sam-5-164 04 Johnson 2-45 03 branch 2-65 02 givens 7-253-02 morey 7-241 99 simmons 2-52-98 gaiter 6-192-97 glenn 1-7-96 Lee 2-35-94 brisby 2-56-93 brown 8-198-93
mcmurtry 3-80-90 dykes 1-16-89 Timpson 4-100-89
Martin 4-97-88 usher-7-181-88 taylor 6-163-87
fryar 1-1-84 williams 7-192-84 wilson 2-47-83 starring 2-74-83
In 25 years we have drafted 23 WRs.
3 in rd 1
8 in rd 2
1 in rd 3
2 in rd 4,etc....
Only 6 of these ever became starters, 2 1sts, 2 2nds and 2 late rounders. A guy is just as likely to start from the 6th rd as rd 2! I know the numbers dont say everything..... Now I can do the math and I am not comfortable with Washington or Aiken ever making it on the field. That would say that either we like Bam Childress enough or we draft a new guy. If you look at the history, it would HAVE to include return ability first and reciever as a backup. Further, it would infer that drafting for a KR in rds 5-7 is almost certain. I just hope we dont reach for a WR before the 5th round.
Only 4/11 WRs in rounds 1 and 2 became starters!! Please dont fall in love with a wr,lol.
Last edited by jeffbiologist; 04-08-2008 at 03:15 AM..