I found an old laptop of mine today, and stumbled across some draft links i had saved for whatever reason. Either way it is very interesting because without the link I have found no way to actually find the sites other wise. Upon finding these links I figured I would share as a sort of hindsite 20-20 type thing and a look at some of our players over the years.
Deltha O'Neal - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ers/40619.html
**Pretty Spot on considering he made the pro-bowl right away as a returner
Ron Dayne - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ers/12465.html
** Interesting that they make reference to being powerfull as that was always his knock in the NFL, he was a big man that didnt play big.
Quentin Jammer - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ers/99580.html
**He was recruited and started out as a Safety at Texas, but i guess due to his speed and coverage skills got moved to CB
Peyton Manning - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...players/4.html
** I think this profile is hilarious because they say he has mobility, might have already hit his ceiling, they say he has potential to be a solid/productive nfl qb that doesnt possess HOF skill..
"he is not quite as natural a player as Leaf. One question that some NFL scouts have is the question “will he get any better?” "
Champ Bailey - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ers/14934.html
**Pretty much hit this right on the head, everything that Champ has done down to playing a limited WR role.
Al Wilson - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...yers/3501.html
**Just like it panned out his size didnt hold him back, and his speed and passion for the game made him a great player.
Clinton Portis - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ers/15163.html
** They had it right when they gave him credit for his patience and ability to set up blocks and see the field. But said he lacked big play ability, lacked ability to run outside, and most of all said he lacked burst and speed to break long runs.
Willis McGahee - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...yers/1208.html
** Cant Argue with this one, pretty much summed it up perfectly: Has all the talent in the world, but the injury makes him a HUGE risk... just turns out he was able to bounce back and display some of that skill he had before the injury for over 10 years in the NFL
Boss Bailey - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...ayers/732.html
** Another player i feel like they got right... has the talent, but could he stay healthy? The answer was NO... he couldnt stay on the field long enough to show the skill he had.
"Recently ran a forty at 4.35 with a vertical jump of 45.5 inches." To think he was just as fast/faster than Champ, had a higher vert..
Now that i read all of this, im not sure how he ended up as a LB, he has that rare size and speed like a Sean Taylor type of saftey..
** Interesting to note Wes Welker was not listed on their draft site considering he was extremely productive in the Texas Tech spread....they had 85 WRs on the site, not one of them being him
To browse around some more, simply go to google and paste -- http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2002/draft/
That link and search, you can change the year from 2002 to any year you want and it will bring up that draft.