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Old 10.04.2019, 12:10 PM
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Notable 1st round picks outside the top 10:

16. Pittsburgh Steelers: Troy Polamalu, S. USC.
A rare occasion where the Steelers traded up in round 1. Santonio Holmes is the only other one that springs to mind from my days.
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Old 10.04.2019, 01:49 PM
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The Cowboys picked up two players with a hint of longevity about them in the 2003 draft.

Terence Newman at #5. 133 games and 32 interceptions for the Cowboys, 221 career games in total. Played into his late 30's (39).

Jason Wiiten at #69. 239 games, 12,448 yards and counting.

Bradie James at #103 didn't do too badly either. 142 games, not bad for a 4th rd pick. 8 sacks and 116 tackles in 2008 is a good year by anyone's standards too.
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Another little nugget from 2003? Minnesota were late with their first pick apparently attempting to make a trade when their fifteen-minute time allowance elapsed.

Thanks to Wikipedia for that...
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On to the next one. More hits than misses in this top 10.

2003 Top 10:

The Bengals set out on the path to redemption...…?

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Carson Palmer, QB. USC.
2. Detroit Lions: Charles Rogers, WR. Michigan State.
3. Houston Texans: Andre Johnson, WR. Miami (FL).
4. New York Jets: Dewayne Robertson, DT. Kentucky.
5. Dallas Cowboys: Terrance Newman, CB. Kansas State.
6. New Orleans Saints: Johnathan Sullivan, DT. Georgia.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Byron Leftwitch, QB. Marshall.
8. Carolina Panthers: Jordan Gross, OT. Utah.
9. Minnesota Vikings: Kevin Williams, DT. Oklahoma State.
10: Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Suggs, DE. Arizona State.

Notable 1st round picks outside the top 10:

16. Pittsburgh Steelers: Troy Polamalu, S. USC.
31. Oakland Raiders: Nnamdi Asomugha, CB. California.

Notable Picks:

54. Arizona Cardinals: Anquan Boldin, WR. Florida State.
68. Chicago Bears: Lance Briggs, LB. Arizona.
69. Dallas Cowboys: Jason Witten, TE. Tennessee.

Quite a few names that could be cherry picked from this draft to be fair.

Charles Rogers at no.2. Ouch. (Boy, there have been some bad picks at #2 over the years)
Robert Mathis with the 138th pick by the Colts cant be forgotten about.
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Patriots 2002 draft

Round 1, pick 21 - Daniel Graham, TE, Colorado
Round 2, pick 65 - Deion Branch, WR, Louisville
Round 4, pick 117 - Rohan Davey, QB, LSU
Round 4, pick 126 - Jarvis Green, DE, LSU
Round 7, pick 237 - Antwoine Womack, RB, Virginia
Round 7, pick 253 - David Givens, WR, Notre Dame

Those first two picks were quite good...! Green and Givens made some good contributions too, good draft this one for the Pats

Patriots 2003 draft

Round 1, pick 13 - Ty Warren, DE, Texas A&M
Round 2, pick 36 - Eugene Wilson, DB, Illinois
Round 2, pick 45 - Bethal Johnson, WR, Texas A&M
Round 4, pick 117 - Dan Klecko, DT, Temple
Round 4, pick 120 - Asante Samuel, CB, Central Florida
Round 5, pick 164 - Dan Koppen, C, Boston College
Round 6, pick 201 - Kliff Kingsbury, QB, Texas Tech
Round 7, pick 234 - Spencer Nead, FB, BYU
Round 7, pick 239 - Tully Banta-Cain, LB, California
Round 7, pick 243 - Ethan Kelley, DT, Baylor

Another damn good draft this one for the Pats - Koppen and Samuel both huge contributors in the mid rounds, Koppen started for a decade! Warren and Wilson both good starters for a while too, and Johnson/Banta-Cain made decent contributions down the years also
Johnson was a great kick returner but boy he was a bust at wide receiver.
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2004, the year of the QB (trade)…….

2004 Top 10:

1. San Diego Chargers: Eli Manning, QB. Ole Miss.
2. Oakland Raiders: Robert Gallery, OT. Iowa.
3. Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald, WR. Pittsburgh.
4. New York Giants: Philip Rivers, QB. NC State.
5. Washington Redskins: Sean Taylor, S. Miami (FL).
6. Cleveland Browns: Kellen Winslow II, TE. Miami (FL).
7. Detroit Lions: Roy Williams, WR. Texas.
8. Atlanta Falcons: DeAngelo Hall, CB. Virginia Tech.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Reggie Williams, WR. Washington.
10. Houston Texans: Dunta Robinson, CB. South Carolina.

Notable 1st round picks outside the top 10:

11. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger, QB. Miami (OH).
12. New York Jets: Jonathan Vilma, LB. Miami (FL).
21. New England Patriots: Vince Wilfork, DT. Miami (FL).
24. St Louis Rams: Steven Jackson, RB. Oregon State.

Notable Picks:

34: New York Giants: Chris Snee, G. Boston College.
44: Indianapolis Colts: Bob Sanders, S. Iowa.
126: Kansas City Chiefs: Jared Allen, DE. Idaho State.

Notable UDFA:

Buffalo Bills: Jason Peters, OT. Arkansas.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Willie Parker, RB. North Carolina.
San Diego Chargers: Wesley Welker, WR. Texas Tech.

That Miami (FL) defense of 2003 wasn't short on names?! Sean Taylor, Jonathan Vilma, DJ Williams, Vince Wilfork, Jon Beason and Antrel Rolle.
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Been dreading this one. Somehow we managed to bookend our pick of Robert Gallery with about 9 Pro Bowlers and at least 2 and possibly 4 Hall of Famers.

Our 2004 is a litany of absolute busts. Again.

And the next few years won't look any prettier.
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hard to have a better draft than getting a franchise QB who turns out to be one of the best players in franchise history and should be going into the HoF.



Snee is really the cherry on top.
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The Cowboys traded pick 22 to the Bills (QB JP Losman) for pick 43 (RB Julius Jones), pick 144 (TE Sean Ryan) and the Bills 2005 1st rd pick. Never really reaped dividends for anyone really, although it might have been a factor in the Cowboys selection of a potential HoF player 12 months later.
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The Cowboys traded pick 22 to the Bills (QB JP Losman) for pick 43 (RB Julius Jones), pick 144 (TE Sean Ryan) and the Bills 2005 1st rd pick. Never really reaped dividends for anyone really, although it might have been a factor in the Cowboys selection of a potential HoF player 12 months later.

it also means you passed on a certain QB twice, i mean how good would that trade of looked, it would of been one of those folklore moments given the QB the Bills got.
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