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ESPN's re-do of the 2005 NFL Draft

Postby Jimboozie » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:02 am

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/n ... id=3329724

Good read.
But where's Cedric Benson? :-B
I remember driving in my car, listening to sports talk radio, hearing a sports talk show host gush about how good, how much of a beast Cedric Benson would be at the pro level.

Cowboys did really well in the '05 draft...D-Ware, Marion Barber, Chris Canty all taken in the re-draft. B-)
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Re: ESPN's re-do of the 2005 NFL Draft

Postby treat24 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:50 am

they discuss how that draft would help the current teams... like taking Heath miller for the vikes at 18 would help Adrian Peterson... yet they say the Pack should have selected S Oshiomogho Atogwe, Stanford instead of rodgers... leaving the Pack with no QB right now. It's a kind of annoying mock up in some respects. They also gave the Chargers Vincent Jackson in the 1st, when in reality the Chargers got him in the 2nd in that very draft... Grrr... Pretty interesting read... some of their logic is inconsistent and weird though...
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Re: ESPN's re-do of the 2005 NFL Draft

Postby onnestabe » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:29 am

I agree treat, the logic they used was kinda weird, and it seemed like they weren't even taking it seriously, giving Pacman to the Cowboys, who were then led by Parcells, who wouldn't stand for that crap. They actually referenced Parcells' presence as a reason for them getting a defensive player with their first pick, then completely ignored it when they gave them Pacman.

I'm also not sure about the order, because they used the actual order, ignoring draft day trades. I mostly noticed it with New Orleans' pick (since I'm a Saints fan). The Saints moved up (either with Carolina, or with someone to get ahead of Carolina) to get Jamaal Brown, but why would they have done that again if Jamaal Brown wasn't there to be taken?

It seems like the most logical way to do this would have been to rank the players from that draft class by each position, then rank the needs of each team, then match them up as you move from 1 to 32, but that's not really what they did on all the picks. Interesting, I suppose, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with the information.

You're right Boozie, the Cowboys did have a great draft that year. The Tuna got you lots of quality players.
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