Originally posted by dtg_9er:im talking first and second round pics. they have been pretty awful. I will save judgment on the younger o lineman drafted in 2010, and this years class, but
Could have had a V8! Can't believe you've lost faith in Balmer and Mays, but not everyone is a true blue fan. Most of their draft picks have actually been decent over the past five years. Not great but as good as most teams.
2006: VD, Manny, Michael Robinson, Haralson & D Walker.
2007 has been steller: Willis, Staley, McDonald and Goldson.
2008: Rachal, R Smith, Morgan & Grant.
2009: OK, not so good but still--Crabtree & Ricky Jean-Francois
2010: A Davis, Iupati, Bowman, Dixon & K Williams
2011: Kilgore, Aldon, CK, Culliver, Hunter & Miller
2009- crabtree, coffee(3rd round but still our 2nd pick)
2008-balmer, rachal(he may be finally coming along, but up untill now has been pretty bad)
2007-solid first round.
i will stop there
i wont go back farther, but in those 5 drafts we had 8 first round pics(if you add this years draft we have had ten in 6 years but again ill save judgment on the young lineman)....of those 8 only 3 can be said to have had a true impact on this team, Willis Staley and VD. One day we might be able to add rachal, iupati and a. davis to the list....but for right now, i would not call that being very successful in the first round. Later round pics are a differant story, and i will agree that we have been average there if not a little above average.