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Greatest Draft of All-Time

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Sloopy45, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    1974 Pittsburgh Steelers:

    Rd 1, Pk 21: Lynn Swann, WR, USC
    Rd 2, Pk 46: Jack Lambert, LB, Kent State
    (no 3rd Round Pick)
    Rd 4, Pk 82: John Stallworth, WR, Alabama A&M
    Rd 4, Pk 100: Jimmy Allen, DB, UCLA
    Rd 5, Pk 125: Mike Webster, C, Wisconsin.

    Anyone got one to compare with this one? FOUR Hall of Famers in your first five picks with no 3rd Rounder?

    Throw that in with:
    1969 Rd 1, Pk 4: Joe Greene No. Texas State DT
    1969 Rd 10 Pk 238: L.C. Greenwood Arkansas AM&N DE
    1970 Rd 1, Pk 1: Terry Bradshaw Louisiana Tech QB
    1970 Rd 3 Pk 53: Mel Blount Southern DB
    1971 Rd 2, Pk 34: Jack Ham, LB, Penn State
    1972 Rd 1, Pk 13: Franco Harris, RB, Penn State
    ... and you have a dynasty, my friends.
     
  2. dav713

    dav713 Junior

    I'm sorry sloopy, but nothing can compare to

    1999
    <table border="0" cellspacing="3"> <tbody><tr><td width="25">1</td> <th width="25">1</th> <td>Tim Couch</td> <td width="75">QB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">2</td> <th width="25">1</th> <td>Kevin Johnson</td> <td width="75">WR</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">2</td> <th width="25">15</th> <td>Rahim Abdullah</td> <td width="75">LB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">3</td> <th width="25">1</th> <td>Daylon McCutcheon</td> <td width="75">CB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">3</td> <th width="25">15</th> <td>Marquis Smith</td> <td width="75">S</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">4</td> <th width="25">29</th> <td>Wali Rainer</td> <td width="75">LB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">5</td> <th width="25">15</th> <td>Darrin Chiaverini</td> <td width="75">WR</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">6</td> <th width="25">5</th> <td>Marcus Spriggs</td> <td width="75">DT</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">6</td> <th width="25">18</th> <td>Kendell Ogle</td> <td width="75">LB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">6</td> <th width="25">22</th> <td>James Dearth</td> <td width="75">TE</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">7</td> <th width="25">1</th> <td>Madre Hill</td> <td width="75">RB</td></tr></tbody> </table>
    2000

    <table border="0" cellspacing="3"> <tbody><tr><td width="25">1</td> <th width="25">1 </th> <td>COURTNEY BROWN</td> <td width="75">DL</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">2</td> <th width="25">1 </th> <td>DENNIS NORTHCUTT</td> <td width="75">WR</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">3</td> <th width="25">1 </th> <td>TRAVIS PRENTICE</td> <td width="75">RB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">3</td> <th width="25">17 </th> <td>JAJUAN DAWSON</td> <td width="75">WR</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">4</td> <th width="25">1 </th> <td>LEWIS SANDERS</td> <td width="75">DB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">4</td> <th width="25">16 </th> <td>AARON SHEA</td> <td width="75">TE</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">5</td> <th width="25">1 </th> <td>ANTHONY MALBROUGH</td> <td width="75">DB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">5</td> <th width="25">17</th> <td>LAMAR CHAPMAN</td> <td width="75">DB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">6</td> <th width="25">17 </th> <td>SPERGON WYNN</td> <td width="75">QB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">6</td> <th width="25">40 </th> <td>BRAD BEDELL</td> <td width="75">OL</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">7</td> <th width="25">1 </th> <td>MANUIA SAVEA</td> <td width="75">OL</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">7</td> <th width="25">3</th> <td>ERIC CHANDLER</td> <td width="75">DL</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">7</td> <th width="25">19</th> <td>RASHIDI BARNES</td> <td width="75">DB</td></tr></tbody> </table>

    2001

    <table border="0" cellspacing="3"> <tbody><tr><th align="left" width="25">RD.</th> <th align="left" width="25">PICK</th> <th align="left" width="132">NAME</th> <th align="left" width="75">POSITION</th> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">1</td> <th width="25">3</th> <td>GERARD WARREN</td> <td width="75">DT</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">2</td> <th width="25">33</th> <td>QUINCY MORGAN</td> <td width="75">WR</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">3</td> <th width="25">65</th> <td>JAMES JACKSON</td> <td width="75">RB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">4</td> <th width="25">97</th> <td>ANTHONY HENRY</td> <td width="75">CB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">5</td> <th width="25">134</th> <td>JERIMIAH PHARMS</td> <td width="75">LB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">6</td> <th width="25">165</th> <td>MICHAEL JAMESON</td> <td width="75">CB</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">7</td> <th width="25">203</th> <td>PAUL ZUKAUSKAS</td> <td width="75">OL</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="25">7</td> <th width="25">245</th> <td>ANDRE KING</td> <td width="75">WR</td></tr></tbody> </table>


    Now that is a foundation for a dynasty



    edit...
    I have to say, those steelers always seem to have solid draft classes. That is a ridiculous class.
     
  3. cyclonefan

    cyclonefan Alice in Chains

    what ever happened to old Spergon Wynn?????????


    one of my favorite names ever..........
     
  4. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth Freshman

    Wynn is the 3rd string qb for the BC Lions in the CFL. former buckeye and fellow canadian brent johnson also plays for the lions and is turning out to be one of the best DE's in the league.
     
  5. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    That's just a sick draft. When you combine that with the '69, '70 and '71 drafts it's legendary.

    Keep in mind, that's a team that had a pathetic history up to that point, so maybe there's hope for the Browns. :tongue2:
     
  6. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    The only thing about this post (as a Browns fan)That I find solace in is that the Steelers really fucked up by taking Jimmy Allen ahead of Mike Webster. I mean really, how Piss-Poor of an organization do you have to be to pull a boner like that one? :biggrin:
     
  7. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    meaningless Akron connections to those awesome Steeler drafts...

    best RB in Akron Hoban history (before Suttons) was John Mesko.. all world for Hoban when they were in the echelon of Ohio HS FB
    Mesko goes to PSU... can't crack the RB lineup... Harris is there... so is Lydell Mitchell... they move Mesko to LB.. can't crack the lineup... he's behind Ham... so they finally move him to safety where he has a pretty good career.. bowl game saving INT in the endzone against Tenn
    U of A is in Natl Championship (Grantland Rice Bowl) against Louisiana Tech.. lose to Bradshaw
    U of A is crushing Kent State at the Rubber Bowl.. bean pole MLB wearing #99 (Lambert) starts to make every single tackle on the field.. single handedly takes over the game.. entire Akron team tries to block him... could have let every KSU defenseman sit down... Kent squeaks out a win...

    told you it was meaningless...
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2005
  8. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    Packers
    1958
    <TABLE border=0 cellspace="0"><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=right>2</TD><TD align=right>15</TD><TD align=left>Jim Taylor</TD><TD align=left>RB</TD><TD align=left>LSU</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    <TABLE border=0 cellspace="0"><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=right>3</TD><TD align=right>11</TD><TD align=right>36</TD><TD align=left>Ray Nitschke</TD><TD align=left>LB</TD><TD align=left>Illinois</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    <TABLE border=0 cellspace="0"><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ccccff><TD align=right>4</TD><TD align=right>2</TD><TD align=right>39</TD><TD align=left>Jerry Kramer</TD><TD align=left>G</TD><TD align=left>Idaho</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
  9. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    -From an NFL.com article
     
  10. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    What's the greatest draft ever? I don't know, but whatever it is, it's the polar opposite of anything the Browns do.
     
  11. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth Freshman

    The Bears 1965 first round of Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers has to rank as one of the best.
     
  12. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    Here are some of the great drafts by year showing hall of famers only...



    1957
    [​IMG] Paul Hornung, QB/HB, Notre Dame - 1st Round (1st overall) by Green Bay Packers
    [​IMG] Len Dawson, QB, Purdue - 1st Round (5th overall) by Pittsburgh Steelers
    [​IMG] Jim Brown, FB, Syracuse - 1st Round (6th overall) by Cleveland Browns
    [​IMG] Jim Parker, T/G, Ohio State - 1st Round (8th overall) by Baltimore Colts
    [​IMG] Tommy McDonald, WR, Oklahoma - 3rd Round (31st overall) by Philadelphia Eagles
    [​IMG] Sonny Jurgensen, QB, Duke - 4th Round (43rd overall) by Philadelphia Eagles
    [​IMG] Henry Jordan, DT, Virginia - 5th Round (52nd overall) by Cleveland Browns
    [​IMG] Don Maynard, WR/HB, Texas Western - 9th Round (109th overall) by New York Giants




    1961
    [​IMG] Mike Ditka, TE, Pittsburgh - 1st Round (5th overall) by Chicago Bears (Also drafted in 1st round of 1961 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.)
    [​IMG] Jimmy Johnson, CB, UCLA - 1st Round (6th overall) by San Francisco 49ers (Also drafted in 4th round of 1961 AFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers.)
    [​IMG] Herb Adderley, HB, Michigan State - 1st Round (12th overall) by Green Bay Packers (Also drafted in 2nd round of 1961 AFL Draft by the New York Titans.)
    [​IMG] Bob Lilly, DT, Texas Christian - 1st Round (13th overall) by Dallas Cowboys (Also drafted in 2nd round of 1961 AFL Draft by the Dallas Texans.)
    [​IMG] Billy Shaw, G, Georgia Tech - 2nd Round by Buffalo Bills (Also selected in the 14th round - 184th overall - of 1961 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.)
    [​IMG] Fran Tarkenton, QB, Georgia - 3rd Round (29th overall) by Minnesota Vikings (Also drafted in 5th round of 1961 AFL Draft by the Boston Patriots.)
    [​IMG] David "Deacon" Jones, DE, South Carolina St., Mississippi Vocational - 14th Round (186th overall) by Los Angeles Rams

    1964
    [​IMG] Bob Brown, T, Nebraska – 1st Round (2nd overall) by Philadelphia Eagles (Also drafted in 1st round – 1st overall – of the 1964 AFL Draft by Denver Broncos)
    [​IMG] Carl Eller, DE, Minnesota – 1st Round (6th overall) by Minnesota Vikings (Also drafted in 1st round – 5th overall – of the 1964 AFL Draft by Buffalo Bills)
    [​IMG] Charley Taylor, HB/SE, Arizona State - 1st Round (3rd overall) by Washington Redskins (Also drafted in 2nd round - 9th overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.)
    [​IMG] Paul Warfield, WR, Ohio State - 1st Round (11th overall) by Cleveland Browns (Also drafted in 4th round - 28th overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.)
    [​IMG] Mel Renfro, DB, Oregon - 2nd Round (17th overall) by Dallas Cowboys (Also drafted in 10th round - 79th overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.)
    [​IMG] Paul Krause, S, Iowa - 2nd Round (18th overall) by Washington Redskins (Also drafted in 12th round - 89th overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.)
    [​IMG] Dave Wilcox, LB, Boise Junior College, Oregon - 3rd Round (29th overall) by San Francisco 49ers (Also drafted in 6th round - 46th overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by Houston Oilers.)
    [​IMG] Leroy Kelly, RB, Morgan State - 8th Round (110th overall) by Cleveland Browns
    [​IMG] Roger Staubach, QB, New Mexico Military, Navy - 10th Round (129th overall) by Dallas Cowboys (Drafted as a future selection. Also drafted as a future selection in 16th round - 122nd overall - of 1964 AFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.)


    1974
    [​IMG] Lynn Swann, WR, USC - 1st Round (21st overall) by Pittsburgh Steelers
    [​IMG] Dave Casper, WR, Notre Dame - 2nd Round (44th overall) by Oakland Raiders
    [​IMG] Jack Lambert, LB, Kent State - 2nd Round (46th overall) by Pittsburgh Steelers
    [​IMG] John Stallworth, WR, Alabama A&M - 4th Round (82nd overall) by Pittsburgh Steelers
    [​IMG] Mike Webster, C, Wisconsin - 5th Round (125th overall) by Pittsburgh Steelers

    1981
    [​IMG]
    Lawrence Taylor, LB, North Carolina - 1st Round (2nd overall) by New York Giants
    [​IMG] Ronnie Lott, DB, USC - 1st Round (8th overall) by San Francisco 49ers
    [​IMG] Mike Singletary, LB, Baylor - 2nd Round (38th overall) by Chicago Bears
    [​IMG] Howie Long, DE, Villanova - 2nd Round (48th overall) by Oakland Raiders
     

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