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Old 09.04.2019, 11:07 PM
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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)
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Old 10.04.2019, 04:53 AM
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A few other notable picks/names from 2003:

35 Charles Tillman
56 Osi Umenyiora
71 Nate Burleson
120 Asante Samuel
138 Robert Mathis
160 David Diehl
201 Kliff Kingsbury
211 David Tyree

Undrafted:
Tony Romo
Antonio Gates
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Old 10.04.2019, 06:26 AM
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A few other notable picks/names from 2003:

35 Charles Tillman
56 Osi Umenyiora
71 Nate Burleson
120 Asante Samuel
138 Robert Mathis
160 David Diehl
201 Kliff Kingsbury
211 David Tyree

Undrafted:
Tony Romo
Antonio Gates
The circle is almost complete!
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Old 10.04.2019, 06:44 AM
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Jets 2003 Draft

1 Dewayne Robertson, DT, Kentucky
2 Victor Hobson, LB, Michigan
3 B.J. Askew, RB, Michigan
5 Derek Pagel, DB, Iowa
5 Matt Walters, DT, Miami
6 Brooks Bollinger, QB, Wisconsin
7 Dave Yovanovits, OT, Temple

Hoo boy...
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Jets 2003 Draft

1 Dewayne Robertson, DT, Kentucky
2 Victor Hobson, LB, Michigan
3 B.J. Askew, RB, Michigan
5 Derek Pagel, DB, Iowa
5 Matt Walters, DT, Miami
6 Brooks Bollinger, QB, Wisconsin
7 Dave Yovanovits, OT, Temple

Hoo boy...
You could be adding another pass rusher from Kentucky this year too, better hope the rest of your 2019 picks turn out better than that lot.

2003 was the first year I started to delve into the draft I think.
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Old 10.04.2019, 07:25 AM
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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
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Overall 2003 was a pretty good class. Plenty of well known names a number of which are HoF certainties

Only seems like yesterday that the Lions were in a full Matt Millen tailspin with the likes of Rogers and Roy Williams draft picks

As for the Dolphins its pointless listing failed draft class after failed draft class. I'd rather focus on the rare success such as 6th rounder Yeremiah Bell. On a better team he'd have been far more recognised for the talented all-effort Safety he became
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Ah, 2003, the year we drafted Huggy Bears son.

Might as well have drafted Huggy himself....

2 notable picks for the Raiders in Nmamdi and Tyler Brayton at DE who I have no actual memory of despite the site I'm on telling me he played in 141 games? We also drafted that years Mr Irrelevant who went on to be exactly that. A typical Raiders draft of the time really.

Nmamdi was a hero for us but had better things to do with his time than play football. Like getting married to that bird from Scandal.

I'm pretty sure that Terrell Suggs is the only player from that years draft still in the league?

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Old 10.04.2019, 09:35 AM
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Ah, 2003, the year we drafted Huggy Bears son.

Might as well have drafted Huggy himself....

2 notable picks for the Raiders in Nmamdi and Tyler Brayton at DE who I have no actual memory of despite the site I'm on telling me he played in 141 games? We also drafted that years Mr Irrelevant who went on to be exactly that. A typical Raiders draft of the time really.

Nmamdi was a hero for us but had better things to do with his time than play football. Like getting married to that bird from Scandal.

I'm pretty sure that Terrell Suggs is the only player from that years draft still in the league?
Jason Witten too, now that he’s unretired.
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Old 10.04.2019, 09:38 AM
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That 2003 Draft also brought us one of the great NFL names, Curry Burns...
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