Assessing the 2008 NFL Draft

Posted: April 29, 2011 in NFL

As is Stank-0’s established practice, when draft time comes around, it’s time to look at the draft 3 years prior.

The top 5 picks are still contributors

Jake Long (MIA), Chris Long (STL), Matt Ryan (ATL), Darren McFadden (OAK), Glenn Dorsey (KC).  All solid.

Notable names from Round 1: Jerod Mayo, Joe Flacco, Chris Johnson, Jonathan Stewart, Aqib Talib, Rashad Mendenhall, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Dustin Keller

Round 2: Brandon Flowers, Tracy Porter, Eddie Royal, Matt Forte, Fred Davis, DeSean Jackson, Ray Rice, Chad Henne, Martellus Bennett

Round 3: Jamaal Charles, Steve Slaton, Mario Manningham

Round 4: Tashard Choice

Round 5: John David Booty (not seeing the field), Tim Hightower, Dennis Dixon

Round 6: Colt Brennan (released from WSH), Mike Hart, Pierre Garcon

Round 7: Matt Flynn (played for Rodgers on a SNF game), Steve Johnson, Peyton Hillis (now in CLE)

When it’s all said and done, there’s not a whole lot of players that break through.

The next draft to be re-examined will be the 2008 NBA draft in late June.

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