Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NFL Draft - Top 5 Players Selected #10 Since 1980 (plus the worst three #10's)

Top 5 Players Selected #10 in the NFL Draft since 1980
5.  Jacob Green, DE, Seattle Seahawks, 1980
4.  Willie Anderson, OT, Cincinnati Bengals, 1996
3.  Jerome Bettis, RB, Los Angeles Rams, 1993
2.  Marcus Allen, RB, Los Angeles Raiders, 1982
1.  Rod Woodson, DB, Pittsburgh Steelers, 1987

Rod Woodson and his 71 interceptions, good for 3rd all-time, tops the list of #10 picks.  Woodson added 17 non-offensive TD's, also good for 3rd all-time.  He is followed by two great running backs in Allen, who is 12th all-time in rushing and 3rd in rushing TD's and Bettis, 6th all-time in rushing and 10th in rushing TD's.  Willie Anderson was a 3 time all-pro at tackle and should not be confused with "Flipper".  Finally, Jacob Green recorded 97.5 sacks in a solid career for Seattle, edging out Herman Moore for the final spot on the list.

Worst #10 NFL Draft Picks Since 1980
3.  Matt Leinart, QB, Arizona Cardinals, 2006 (6 seasons, 33 games, 8-10 record, 15 TD, 21 Int)
2.  David Verser, WR, Cincinnati Bengals, 1981 (6 seasons, 23 rec, 454 yards, 3 TD)
1.  Jamal Reynolds, DE, Green Bay Packers, 2001 (3 seasons, 3 sacks, 12 tackles)

I was happy to see that Reynolds at least averaged 1 sack per year, since that was what he was drafted for.

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