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Postby BigMusky » Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:18 am

who was the last player to start the season as the overwhelming #1 pick and actually finished #1?
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Postby Franchise Fan » Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:46 am

by overwhelming im assuming you mean more than 50% of drafts... I dont know, last year the only players being selected #1 were LT2, Ricky Williams, Clinton Portis, Marshal Faulk, and Priest. And priest finished #1. Before that, I cant recall a number one pick putting up the number one stats. Marshal Faulk maybe? Im to lazy to look.
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Postby KingGhidra » Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:55 am

You'd probably have to go back to the early 90s when Emmitt had a streak of 4 straight #1 finishes. Then again, Steve Young was every bit as good of a QB then as Emmitt was a RB.

I don't have ADP data for anything before 1998 so I'm gonna say it was Emmitt in the early 90s.

Last year Ricky and LT2 were neck and neck and neither finished #1. 2002 was a 3-way gang bang with Faulk, Alexander and Ahman. None of those three finished #1. 2001 was a toss-up between Faulk and Edge. Faulk wins by default due to the Edge ACL tear. 2000 was another toss-up between Edge and Faulk, with the consensus leaning towards Edge. Faulk finished #1.
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