04-10-2008, 04:56 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Feb 2006
Re: Miami negotiating with Gohlston "too"
Originally Posted by patchick
2006 should serve as some good humble pie for all the draft "experts." If you look at the top 10 now, the most viciously maligned picks -- Williams and Whitner -- now look the best, while a lot of the "sure things" (Ferguson, Huff) have faltered and the "steals" (Bush, Leinart) don't look like such bargains after all.
1 Houston Mario Williams - DE
2 New Orleans Reggie Bush - RB
3 Tennessee Vince Young - QB
4 New York D'Brickashaw Ferguson - OT
5 Green Bay AJ Hawk - OLB
6 San Francisco Vernon Davis - TE
7 Oakland Michael Huff - CB
8 Buffalo Donte Whitner - S
9 Detroit Ernie Sims - OLB
10 Arizona Matt Leinart - QB
Good point. Hawk has been ordinary. Sims has been good, but he's surrounded by awful talent and coaching. I kind of disagree with the idea Whitner was an inspired pick. Whitner has started since day one, and there is value in that. But he has not been an impact player. He has been torched in coverage and vs the run. For example, vs the Giants he was embarrassed by Bradshaw and the Jacobs and looked very slow. Maybe he has been playing injured. I think that pick has been overrated by people and thus far a mistake. I guess you can say, at least he hasn't been a bust. Maybe he'll blossom next season.
I still hold out hope for Huff, and believe he is suffering from Oakland syndrome. Who knows if he will ever recover.
Last edited by PonyExpress; 04-10-2008 at 04:57 PM..