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Have we ever had 8 draft picks make the 53 man roster before?

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  1. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

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    Eight drafted rookies made the 53 man roster - that HAS to be a record for us! This could go down as one of our all time greatest draft classes!

    1 Laurence Maroney 21 RB Minnesota
    2 Chad Jackson 36 WR Florida
    3 David Thomas 86 TE Texas
    4a Garrett Mills 106 FB Tulsa
    4b Stephen Gostkowski 118 K Memphis
    5a Ryan O'Callaghan 136 T California
    CUT 6a Jeremy Mincey 191 LB Florida
    CUT 6b Dan Stevenson 205 G Notre Dame
    6c Le Kevin Smith 206 DL Nebraska
    7 Willie Andrews 229 DB Baylor
     
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    maverick4 Banned

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    Call me a crazy homer, but I have a feeling it will, with at least one hall of famer.
     
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    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

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    OK, let's go out on a limb here: who will it be?

    I think by week 13 we could have four starters from this group: Maroney (sharing time with Dillon), Jackson, O'Callaghan and Gostkowski.
     
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    Murphys95 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Great question. Off hand I thought the '96 class had a ton of guys who made the squad. Don't know if it's 8 but it's probably close.
     
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    braveht Practice Squad Player

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    plus an undrafted... Woods.

    but they haven't made it yet. If DB comes back,or player comp, or another pickup and somebody has to go.
     
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    Well, since I think Chad Jackson is the next Jerry Rice and Maroney is the next Roger Craig, I will go with Jackson. Maroney will be a superstar, though. I think Mankins and O'Callaghan become pro-bowlers at some point as well.

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    96 was a great class too:

    Glenn, Milloy, Bruschi, Irwin, Sullivan, Grier and Purnell were the only ones who made the squad though IIRC. That's only 7.

    (edit: added Glenn)
     
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    Murphys95 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Myra said "no" to Christian Peter. :D
     
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    wchocolatejigga Rookie

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    In 2003

    Ty Warren
    Eugene Wilson
    Bethel Johnson
    Dan Klecko
    Asante Samuel
    Dan Koppen
    Kliff Kingsbury PS??
    Tully Banta Cain
    Ethan Kelley PS???
     
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    arrellbee Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Kelley and Kingsbury did not make the final cut.
     
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    Only 6 made the 53 man roster (Warren Wilson Johnson Samuel Koppen and TBC) but that was also a very good draft class.
     

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