2006 draft in review

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RMANCIL

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At the half way point I thought I would take another look at the 2006 draft board and see how the rookies are doing.

1 Houston Mario Williams - DE 2006: Recorded two tackles and one assist during rookie debut in the regular season opener against Philadelphia (9/10)...made two tackles at Indianapolis (9/17)...had three tackles against Washington (9/24)...recorded first career sack by taking down Dolphins' QB Daunte Culpepper once and assisting on another for a combined 1.5 sacks, had two tackles and two quarterback hits against Miami (10/01)...had six combined tackles at Dallas (10/15)...recorded a sack for a seven yard loss, recovered a fumble and had two quarterback hits in addition to two combined tackles against Jacksonville (10/22)...had his third sack career sack by taking down QB Vince Young, had a quarterback hit and four solo tackles at Tennessee (10/29)...made three combined tackles, two quarterback hits and a sack for a six-yard loss against the New York Giants (11/05).


2 New Orleans Reggie Bush -
ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
RB 2006 81 207 2.6 18 0 46 312 6.8 32 0 1 1
Bush gives the Saints a great WR out of the back field but so for he isn't even the Saints best rookie.

3 Tennessee Vince Young - QB
G QBRat Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD Int Rush Yds Y/G Avg td
7 53.3 69 150 46.0 762 108.9 5.1 5 7 29 137 19.6 4.7 2
The Titians blew the QB situation early so it is on the job trainning for Vince the real results are still out but it has been painfull.

4 New York D'Brickashaw Ferguson - OT

Jets | Ferguson solid in first season
Sun, 15 Oct 2006 08:36:26 -0700

Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Jets OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson has yielded only one sack so far this season.
Ferguson is losing weight over the grind of the season and the Jets are becoming increasingly concerned, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. During the offseason, the club plan...
8/26/2006
Ferguson was benched Friday after committing two false-start penalties, the New York Daily News reports. It's better for these mistakes to h... 8/20/2006
Ferguson made his presence felt Saturday against Washington, setting up a long touchdown run by pancaking two defenders downfield.


5 Green Bay AJ Hawk - OLB
Hawk's production for Packers proves he legitimate No. 5 pick
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/packers/2006-11-01-nfl-report_x.htm

6 San Francisco Vernon Davis - TE
Niners rookie TE Davis suffers broken leg - 09/24/2006
Source: ESPN
San Francisco 49ers rookie tight end Vernon Davis will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a broken right leg in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.Vernon Davis (doubtful, leg) missed a portion of practice Wednesday.
Davis will need to get back on the practice field to play Sunday.
Davis has suffered injuries and has not yet made a strong contribution.

7 Oakland Michael Huff - CB
Raiders | Huff questionable for Week 9 Fri, 3 Nov 2006 17:21:17 -0800. Oakland Raiders S Michael Huff (shoulder) is questionable for the Week 9 game. ... Michael Huff took a blow to the head, forcing him to leave Monday's game. ...
msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/67050 - 92k - Nov 7, 2006
Raiders S Michael Huff is expected to return to practice Sunday. The rookie hurt his ankle in Oakland's second preseason game and was held out of this ....
This is the man for whom Oakland passed up Matt Leinart.

8 Buffalo Donte Whitner - S
Donte Whitner, S, Ohio State. Projected by many as the most baffling pick of Round One, Whitner has, perhaps, been Buffalo's best defensive player this year. He was expected to be a reserve behind Matt Bowen for much of the season, but the veteran has been inactive all year thanks to injury. That's been a blessing for the Bills, though, because Whitner's been able to develop even more expeditiously than they'd originally hoped.

The 21-year-old Whitner, who was the league's Defensive Rookie of the Month in September, has racked up 45 tackles, an interception and two passes defensed so far. To think, he's only going to continue getting better. Early verdict: An excellent pick by the Bills, even if it meant not taking quarterback Matt Leinart. Whitner will be a top-notch DB for a long time.


9 Detroit Ernie Sims - OLB
Rookie linebacker Ernie Sims leads the Lions with 44 tackles, while fellow LBs Boss Bailey (23 tackles, 1 sack) and Paris Lenon (22 tackles) are right behind. Sims has started every game this season, and the No. 9 overall pick out of Florida State is making noise in his first year.

10 Arizona Matt Leinart - QB
G QBRat Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD Int
5 66.9 79 153 51.6 899 179.8 5. 9 5 5
His OL is real bad and he is a rookie but he has had some key plays

11 Denver Jay Cutler - QB
Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan may be changing his mind about sitting rookie quarterback Jay Cutler for the entire season.

12 Baltimore Haloti Ngata - DT
To be cont...
13 Cleveland Kamerion Wimbley - DE
14 Philadelphia Brodrick Bunkley - DT
15 St. Louis Tye Hill - CB
16 Miami Jason Allen - S
17 Minnesota Chad Greenway - OLB
18 Dallas Bobby Carpenter - OLB
19 San Diego Antonio Cromartie - CB
20 Kansas City Tamba Hali - DE
21 New England Laurence Maroney - RB
22 San Francisco Manny Lawson - DE
23 Tampa Bay Davin Joseph - OG
24 Cincinnati Johnathan Joseph - CB
25 Pittsburgh Santonio Holmes - WR
26 Buffalo John McCargo - DT
27 Carolina Deangelo Williams - RB
28 Jacksonville Marcedes Lewis - TE
29 New York Nick Mangold - OC
30 Indianapolis Joseph Addai - RB
31 Seattle Kelly Jennings - CB
32 New York Mathias Kiwanuka - DE
 
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When Lightning Strikes

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you guys can call me crazy and i may get blasted for this comment, but i think houston picking Mario Williams has paid off way more than reggie bush in NO. just for now...but we will have to see later down the road and in a couple of years...

i can guarentee that no one will have a rookie year like "lights out" did
 

RMANCIL

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Looks like a few other folks took a look at the past draft and have some solid takes.

http://www.gbnreport.com/2006midseasondraftgrades.html

TOP 10+ OFFENSIVE ROOKIES


#
PLAYER
POS
NFL TEAM
RD
SCHOOL

1
Marques Colston
WR
New Orleans
7
Hofstra

2
Marcus McNeill OT San Diego 2
Auburn

3
Joseph Addai
RB Indianapolis 1
LSU

4
Laurence Maroney RB New England
1
Minnesota
5
Ryan O'Callaghan
OT
New England
5
California

6
Greg Jennings WR Green Bay
2
Western Michigan
7
Reggie Bush
RB
New Orleans 1
Southern California

8
Maurice Drew-Jones
RB Jacksonville 2
UCLA
9
Nick Mangold C New York Jets
1 Ohio State

10 Devin Hester
KR
Chicago 2
Miami

11
D'Brickashaw Ferguson
OT New York Jets 1
Virginia

Honorable mention: Tampa Bay QB Bruce Gradkowski; Atlanta RB Jerrious Norwood; New York Jets RB Leon Washington; Green Bay OG Daryn Colledge

TOP 10 DEFENSIVE ROOKIES


#
PLAYER
POS
NFL TEAM
RD
SCHOOL

1
Mark Anderson
DE Chicago 5
Alabama
2
DeMeco Ryans
LB
Houston 2
Alabama
3
A.J. Hawk LB
Green Bay 1
Ohio State
4
Ernie Sims LB
Detroit 1
Florida State
5
Donte Whitner DB Buffalo 1
Ohio State
6
Mario Williams
DE Houston 1
North Carolina State

7
Elvis Dumervil DE
Denver
4
Louisville
8
Dawan Landry DB Baltimore 5
Georgia Tech
9
Antoine Bethea DB
Indianapolis
6
Howard
10 Kamerion Wimbley LB Cleveland 1
Florida State

Honorable mention: Oakland LB Thomas Howard; Kansas City DE Tamba Hali; Detroit DB Daniel Bullocks; Cleveland LB D'Qwell Jackson; Buffalo DB Ko Simpson; New York Giants DT Barry Cofield

TOP UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS


#
PLAYER
POS
NFL TEAM
SCHOOL

1
Mike Bell RB
Denver Arizona

2
Ronnie Prude CB Baltimore LSU
3
Jon Ryan P
Green Bay Regina (Can)
4
Steve Weatherford P New Orleans
Illinois
5
Hank Baskett
WR Philadelphia New Mexico
6
Kevin Dockery CB New York Giants Mississippi State
7
Paul Carrington DE Atlanta Central Florida
 
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RMANCIL

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Looks like a few other folks took a look at the past draft and have some solid takes.

http://www.gbnreport.com/2006midseasondraftgrades.html

TOP 10+ OFFENSIVE ROOKIES


#
PLAYER
POS
NFL TEAM
RD
SCHOOL

1
Marques Colston
WR
New Orleans
7
Hofstra

2
Marcus McNeill OT San Diego 2
Auburn

3
Joseph Addai
RB Indianapolis 1
LSU

4
Laurence Maroney RB New England
1
Minnesota
5
Ryan O'Callaghan
OT
New England
5
California

6
Greg Jennings WR Green Bay
2
Western Michigan
7
Reggie Bush
RB
New Orleans 1
Southern California

8
Maurice Drew-Jones
RB Jacksonville 2
UCLA
9
Nick Mangold C New York Jets
1 Ohio State

10 Devin Hester
KR
Chicago 2
Miami

11
D'Brickashaw Ferguson
OT New York Jets 1
Virginia

Honorable mention: Tampa Bay QB Bruce Gradkowski; Atlanta RB Jerrious Norwood; New York Jets RB Leon Washington; Green Bay OG Daryn Colledge

TOP 10 DEFENSIVE ROOKIES


#
PLAYER
POS
NFL TEAM
RD
SCHOOL

1
Mark Anderson
DE Chicago 5
Alabama
2
DeMeco Ryans
LB
Houston 2
Alabama
3
A.J. Hawk LB
Green Bay 1
Ohio State
4
Ernie Sims LB
Detroit 1
Florida State
5
Donte Whitner DB Buffalo 1
Ohio State
6
Mario Williams
DE Houston 1
North Carolina State

7
Elvis Dumervil DE
Denver
4
Louisville
8
Dawan Landry DB Baltimore 5
Georgia Tech
9
Antoine Bethea DB
Indianapolis
6
Howard
10 Kamerion Wimbley LB Cleveland 1
Florida State

Honorable mention: Oakland LB Thomas Howard; Kansas City DE Tamba Hali; Detroit DB Daniel Bullocks; Cleveland LB D'Qwell Jackson; Buffalo DB Ko Simpson; New York Giants DT Barry Cofield

TOP UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS


#
PLAYER
POS
NFL TEAM
SCHOOL

1
Mike Bell RB
Denver Arizona

2
Ronnie Prude CB Baltimore LSU
3
Jon Ryan P
Green Bay Regina (Can)
4
Steve Weatherford P New Orleans
Illinois
5
Hank Baskett
WR Philadelphia New Mexico
6
Kevin Dockery CB New York Giants Mississippi State
7
Paul Carrington DE Atlanta Central Florida