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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I was looking for some more info on DRC and came across this article. Apologies if it has already been posted. Of the 22 wide receivers drafted in the top 15 from 1997 to 2006, 14 can legitimately be labeled ...

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Interesting stat on 1st round WR's

I was looking for some more info on DRC and came across this article. Apologies if it has already been posted.


Of the 22 wide receivers drafted in the top 15 from 1997 to 2006, 14 can legitimately be labeled busts. Whether you’re a fan of their particular teams or a diehard fantasy football player, it’s a nightmarish list. Hold on tight…Troy Williamson (2005, seventh overall), Mike Williams (2005, 10th), Reggie Williams (2004, ninth), Michael Clayton (2004, 15th), Charles Rogers (2003, second), David Terrell (2001, eighth), Koren Robinson (2001, ninth), Rod Gardner (2001, 15th), Peter Warrick (2000, fourth), Travis Taylor (2000, 10th), David Boston (1999, eighth), Troy Edwards (1999, 13th), Ike Hilliard (1997, seventh) and Yatil Green (1997, 15th).

A 64 percent bust rate.

That conscience whisper extrapolates to a shout when breaking down the cornerbacks drafted in the top 15 (excluding the 2007 draft again). From 1998-2006, 11 cornerbacks have been selected in the top half of the first round and only one can rightfully be labeled a disappointment – for a miniscule bust rate of nine percent. And even the one black sheep may be the most talented player of the entire bunch. But Pacman didn’t have a personal curfew.

Rodgers-Cromartie is the most intriguing of the cornerback crew. The cousin of Antonio Cromartie (who is the new position standard), “DRC” has flew up the draft charts since his Combine performance. Last season at Tennessee State, he picked off two passes, and both went for touchdowns (69 and 71 yards). As a junior he had 47 tackles and six interceptions.

The wiry 6-foot-2, 184-pound Rodgers-Cromartie was MVP for the South team in the Senior Bowl, and his stock has soared ever since. It’s difficult to nitpick a flaw in DRC’s game.

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Old 03-24-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: Interesting stat on 1st round WR's

while that is interesting, i'm sure a lot of other positions don't pan out either. but knowing the saints, wide reciever here we come because simply, the law of averages has to pan out at some point.........
of course, we've never reached the s.b., but i do believe and think there are some teams behind us .........i could be wrong, but yrs trying vs. yrs being in the league, we can't be the last? say it is'nt so shane?
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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What are you his Agent?

One good game in the Senior Bowl and you are ready to make him the number 1 pick in the draft?

Some people have him as the 4th best CB at his position. I don't think we should use a 10 on him.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:24 PM   #4
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Neither do I, which I have posted about 15 other times on this board.

My subject line talks about WR busts, not Cromartie.
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