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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Each year, 32 teams take 7 picks. That's 224 guys, plus numerous undrafted FA's. Every year, each team is hoping these new "rookies" can fill their holes and needs. Each year, most are cut before the season starts, some hang ...

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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Draft is over rated

Each year, 32 teams take 7 picks. That's 224 guys, plus numerous undrafted FA's. Every year, each team is hoping these new "rookies" can fill their holes and needs. Each year, most are cut before the season starts, some hang on to practice squads and a very minute minority actually step in and contribute to the team's success.
So why is it that the NFL draft is pumped up? Commercialism?
Anyway, there is a load of talent out there, that have gone to training camp, learned some of an NFL offense and have been released or still stuck on practice squads, waiting for the new crop of rookies to take their place.\
My point is, don't waste all of your time on the new rookies, when there are hundreds of players already in the NFL to help your team. Experience sometimes is worth more than potential.

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Old 03-24-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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C'mon Andersen... what else you gonna do in the offseason? Watch HOCKEY???
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or worse Soccer... eek.

"Most" of the league stars have been drafted at one point. So we should get excited.

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Old 03-24-2008, 05:19 PM   #5
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Now if there was no draft and where you lived dictated who you played for we would have:

QB Payton Manning
QB Brett Farve
QB Eli Manning
RB Deuce
WR Arnaz Battle
WR Mary Booker

...just to name a few. Maybe we should do a fantasy roster of all the team. Who would have who based on region.

Tom Brady would be playing for the 49ers.
Reggie bush - Chargers.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:12 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Euphoria View Post
Now if there was no draft and where you lived dictated who you played for we would have:

QB Payton Manning
QB Brett Farve
QB Eli Manning
RB Deuce
WR Arnaz Battle
WR Mary Booker

...just to name a few. Maybe we should do a fantasy roster of all the team. Who would have who based on region.

Tom Brady would be playing for the 49ers.
Reggie bush - Chargers.
We'd have Mary Booker? Who is she? Is she hot, Euph? Just kidding.

Anyway...could you imagine how many championships the Saints would have won with guys like terry Bradshaw, Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Aeneas Williams, Marshall Faulk, etc...????
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:14 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by gandhi1007 View Post
We'd have Mary Booker? Who is she? Is she hot, Euph? Just kidding.

Anyway...could you imagine how many championships the Saints would have won with guys like terry Bradshaw, Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Aeneas Williams, Marshall Faulk, etc...????
Seattle would be in big trouble.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:01 AM   #8
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This would be up to date players born in the state of Louisiana I can think of recently in the NFL..

Ed Reed..
LaRon Landry..
Dawan Landry..
Nnamdi Asomugha..
Randall Gay..
Brandon Jacobs..
Kevin Faulk..
Marshall Faulk..
Alan Faneca..
Peyton Manning..
Bradie James..
Jarvis Green..
Patrick Surtain
Jake Delhomme
Kevin Mawae
Reggie Wayne
Ike Hilliard
Marcus Spears
Anthony McFarland
Warrick Dunn
Brandon Stokley
Michael Clayton
Craig Davis
Stephen Gostkowski


MISSISSIPPI's:
Fred Smooth
Fred McAfee (lol)
Fred Thomas (lol)
Todd Pinkston
Deuce
Clinton Portis
Correll Buckhalter
Jason Campbell
Steve McNair
Brett Favre
Jason Ferguson
Donald Lee
Cleo Lemon (lol)
Kris Mangum
Terrence Metcalf
Eric Moulds
Michael Myers
Jerious Norwood
Michael Spurlock
Trevor Townsend



If you think of all the Mississippi's Players to of played in the NFL.. some of them could be considered best at their position of all time.. or atleast legends.

Walter Payton
Jerry Rice
Ray Guy
Brett Favre
Archie Manning
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Could you imagine as an attempt to eliminate corrupt college recruiting, you'd have to play in state or if leaving for out of state, be ineligible to play for two years, while attending classes, after your senior year of high school!?!
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By the Way, Texas, LA, and MS would be able to field multiple teams in the scenarios you guys have suggested!
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