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Was listening to Fox Sports today and their NFL draft analyst made some interesting points:
1. First time in a long time that nobody from UF, FSU, or Miami went in the first two rounds.
2. Several of the guys from the U who came out early wound up getting picked very late in the draft or not drafted. He seemed to indicate that a lot of these guys had a problem with Al Golden and just wanted to get out.
3. No one from Texas was picked until the 4th round.
With all the four and five star players that UF, FSU, UM, and UT sign year in and year out, this is pretty amazing.
It was telling that no Longhorns were drafted, at least to a Big 12 fan like me. To me, it reaffirms that the coaching those recruits got was sub par, and they just never developed.
That should change though, they have some of the best position coaches in the country at most positions, so they'll be back.
Also, about the U, the coaching style differences between Golden and those that came before him are night and day. Golden runs a tight ship with an iron fist, while the previous coaches were much more lax with their players.
This post was edited by Andrew Dzurita 20 months ago
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
In addition to Golden running a tight ship, the extra benefits being cut off from the alum sugar daddy probably drove a few to the NFL as well.
I know it's been in other threads but too easy
NO PITT PANTHERS TAKEN IN THE DRAFT. Couldn't even believe they didn't have five taken in te first two rounds
Perhaps the lack of UT draft choices is a reflection on poor Longhorn coaching. But I don't find that very encouraging, given the fact that our own Mac McWhorter was UT's offensive line coach until December of 2010. Will he do better with the Nittany Lions?
Don't draw much of a correlation between lack of UT draft picks and Mac. He is a clear upgrade to what we had.
No, there's definitely a correllation. It's a good point about Mac, but I'm still not worried.
His other offensive lines were very, very good. I'm not going to post the stats, but he had a lot of all conference selections, multiple kids drafted, and a number of All-Americans on top of that.
Here's the link I got it from. http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mcwhorter_mac01.html
I heard the other day that no-one from the three FL schools, OSU, Michigan, Texas and Oklahoma were drafted in the first round. I was irritated that Penn State was not included in the list.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
Well to be fair, recently we haven't had the amount of talent that those schools have had.
Tray Allen was the only draft eligible offensive lineman. One player, that he worked with, not getting drafted does not equal a correlation. Drawing any type of negative conclusion from that is being hyper pessimistic IMO.
Whoops, didn't know that part. You're right.
I looked at it as a draft class he worked with had nobody get drafted. My fault, didn't dig deep enough.
I figured you were thinking about it differently than I was. Either way I think we are on the same page about Mac.
"recently," we've had more talent than FSU and Miami, and a lot more talent than Michigan.
Than FSU? Really? They've had some incredible classes the past four or five years.
#2 in '05, #3 in '06, #21 in '07, #9 in '08, #7 in '09, #10 in '10, #2 in '11, #6 in '12.
Rankings are from Rivals because they went back farther.
FSU had one class outside of the top ten in the past 8 classes, where we've only had one (2006). Rankings don't always mean much, but there has never been a lack of talent in Tallahassee.
I think he meant as far as the NFL draft. We've had 8 1st round draft picks in the last 10 years. Not stellar but better than most.
True, it is better than most. However FSU has 10 in the past ten, and 15 since the 2000s.
Miami had 19 from 2001-1004 alone, but I'm not digging any deeper than the opening paragraph of the wikipedia to see about the more recent drafts.
I didn't mention Michigan, but I'm assuming they've done very poorly since RichRod.
Correct. Plus, I didn't interpret "recently" to go back ten years. When I think of "recently" in the world of CFB, I think the past 2-5 years. Even though I'm only speaking for myself, I don't *think* I'm alone.
The Bills have had exactly 9 selections each of the last 3 years.
And none have worked out...
First of those three ain't looking too good. Spiller is the saving grace. Troup and Easley could contribute if their injuries would eventually go away. Carrington is disappointing - he showed promise his first year. Constantly changing defenses and positions (they had him as a 300 lb. OLB last year, ugh) certainly doesn't help.
Last year's draft looking pretty good from what we've seen so far.
Bills, my team just flirted with going defeated. Our drafts have sucked. I was just giving you a tough time. Lol
serious question, how much does it suck knowing the better manning has less super bowl rings? Cuz as a Giants fan I love that even thought peyton is the much better statistical QB, Eli seems to just get it done.
“If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.” ― Haruki Murakami
Does it suck? None. I mean I wish he would have won many more, but knowing where Indy was til now...idk. i just enjoyed every minute I got to watch him play. Now part of it is I root for Eli as well. But Peyton has nothing really more to prove. Having one ring takes nothing from him as a player really.
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