NFL Draft 2013

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NFL Draft 2013

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Like many of you, the NFL draft is a huge spectacle not to be missed. Even though this year ‘s draft may not have had the marquee players and big storylines of last, I assure you this year’s draft will have a dramatic impact on what will be a defining or collapsing year for many NFL teams on the cusp of greatness or bust-city.

Anyone can look at a team and tell who the star is. It takes further digging to find a diamond in the rough. Just like a diamond, an unknown NFL player can flatten the wallets of an inexperienced gambler. Walking down memory lane, I researched the 2010-2012 NFL drafts rounds 3-7 for offensive impact players. The following are the results of that search:

2010 Draft OF Impact Players

RD 3 – Eric Decker (22 – Broncos); Jimmy Graham (31- NO)

RD 4 – Mike Williams (3 – TB); Aaron Hernandez (15 – NE)

RD 6 – Jonathan Dwyer (19 – Pitt); James Starks (24 – GB)

2011 Draft OF Impact Players

RD 3 – DeMarco Murray (7 – Dallas); Stevan Ridley (9 – NE)

RD 4 – Roy Helu (8 – Was); Cecil Shorts (17 – JAX)

RD 5 – Jacquizz Rodgers (14 – ATL); Denarius Moore (17 – OAK)

RD 6 – Evan Royster (12 – Was)

RD 7 – Greg McElroy (5 – NYJ)

2012 Draft OF Impact Players

RD 3 – Russell Wilson (12 – SEA); Nick Foles (25 – PHI)

RD 4 – Kirk Cousins (7 – WAS)

RD 5 – Vick Ballard (35 – IND)

RD 6 – Alfred Morris (3 – WAS)

I predict over the next three years, the 2013 NFL draft will have the equal amount of offensive impact players that of the 2010-2012 combined NFL draft offensive impact players due to increased parody and uncertainty with the upcoming NFL 2013-2014 season. In business, companies typically turnover the bottom 10%; I anticipate at 20% turnover rate this season. This season should be very telling.

The following is my predicted 2013-2014 predicted offensive players for players from round 3-7:

2013 Draft Projected Impact Players

RD 3 – QB Mike Glennon (11 – TB: will put Josh Freeman on notice); WR Terrance Williams – 12: arguably the best WR in the draft – can stretch the field); WR Keenan Allen (14 – SD: potential steal of the draft if he can stay healthy); WR Markus Wheaton (17 – Pitt: Wallace is out; Wheaton is in); TE Jordan Reed (23 – WASH; looking to be a playmaker and go to a two TE system like NE)

RD 4 – QB Matt Barkley (1 -PHI: he may not impact on the field, but I assure you, Michael Vick is wondering about this pick); WR Ace Sanders (4 – JAX: this team just got faster and is looking for anyone to add a spark to this team’s anemic offensive);WR Josh Boyce (5 – NE: he has played with RGIII and Andy Dalton – he knows how to catch balls from great QB’s and should adjust well to Brady who has lost all his WR’s this year); QB Tyler Wilson (15 – OAK: say hello to Oakland’s new backup and 2014 starter after Flynn flails into oblivion); TE Levine Toilolo (36 – ATL: heir to the TE throne);

RD 5 – RB Denard Robinson (1 – JAX: will add good publicity – they will find a way to use him this year); RB Stephan Taylor (7 – ARI: will be a 2nd/3rd down back); RB Zac Stacy (27 – STL: very consistent – STL traded up to get him); WR Tavarres King (28 – Den: perfect for Manning – scrappy WR who shined in his senior year at UGA)

RD 6 – TE Nick Kasa (4 – OAK: the TE job is up for grabs)

RD 7 – QB BJ Daniels (31 – SF: new backup to a QB who runs around a lot and thinks he’s auditioning for the next Superman movie)
The following is my predicted 2013-2014 predicted undrafted offensive players:

2013 Top 5 Undrafted OF Players

1) Da’Rick Rogers (TennTech/BUFF): Projected by some to be a third-round draft selection, Rogers’ stock dropped because of off-the-field issues during his first two seasons at Tennessee. Last year, Rogers had 893 yards receiving and tied a Tennessee Tech single-season record with 10 touchdown catches.

2) Lonnie Pryor (FB – FSU/JAX): Pryor’s final year was his best as a ball carrier. He carried the ball 47 times for 376 yards and eight touchdowns.

3) Lanear Sampson (WR – Baylor/IND): This past season, Sampson had his biggest year yet. In 13 games, he caught 52 passes for 646 yards and six touchdowns. He was an honorable mention to the All-Big 12 team.

4) Marcus Davis (VA TECH/GIANTS): As a senior, Davis totaled 51 catches for 953 yards (18.69 yards per catch) and five touchdowns.

5) Rodney Smith (FSU/MINN): As a starter for 12 of 13 games played in 2011, Smith led the team with 561 receiving yards while bringing in 36 passes and four touchdowns. In 14 games as a senior, Smith caught 38 passes for 524 yards and three touchdowns.

What would a blog be without a ridiculous and subjective Top 10 list (I expect lots of comments on my ratings)?

Top 10 ALL TIME OF UNDRAFTED LIST

1) Kurt Warner

2) Arian Foster

3) Warren Moon

4) Rod Smith

5) Wes Welker

6) Priest Holmes

7) Jeff Saturday

8) Antonio Gates

9) Wayne Crhebet

10) Fred Jackson

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