Uhhhhhhhhhh ........ what about Nick Collins ????
Drafted in 2005 .... Pro Bowl starter in this last one.
That would be:
Picks - 58
1st-round picks: 5
Pro Bowlers: 1
So .... would it still be
Dude ... this yutz is nothing more than an obvious HOMER for certain teams.
Take his "grading" of the Patriots ....
["The Patriots also drafted cornerback Asante Samuel with the 120th overall pick in 2003 and today he's the game's second-highest-paid corner in the league, but with the Eagles."]
The ONE HUNDRED and TWENTIETH PICK ???
Is this guy talking mainly about 1st rounders ... or just overall draft picks who make the pro bowl?
Unless I missed it ... I see no rhyme or reason as to how he came-up with his grading. What about a team who has drafted a lot of "pro bowlers" ... gets a gold star - super sparkle but never even won their DIVISION?
What about the fact that he includes players who were drafted by one team, but didn't make the pro bowl until after they left that team? Could it be a way to justify his "grading" regarding certain teams?
(I'm sure that as a Pro Bowl Voting Member of the PRESS, he doesn't want to appear to be TOO HUMAN!)
What about the fact that the Packers have always kept their core players ... not allowing them to go to another team where they might have excelled among lesser players and gone to a pro bowl?
This is one reason I've never gotten all hopped-up on the designation PRO BOWLER. Yeah, they have to be decent players, but IMO it's always been more about popularity when it comes to the sports media and their voting.
And ... unless I miss my guess, wasn't the year he started this so-called "grading" ... the same year they opened-it-up to fans (being allowed to vote for their favorite players)? Nothing to skew the voting THERE!
<:roll eyes here:>
Question: How many times did William Henderson get to a pro bowl?
Answer: ONE -- AFTER NINE YEARS IN THE LEAGUE
Ya'll gotta do better than THAT, buddy!