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Rain Man
06-14-2006, 01:09 PM
Since 1982, here are the picks in the AFC West that were among the top 15 picks of their respective drafts.


Denver

1983 - Chris Hinton (4th)
1991 - Mike Croel (4th)
1993 - Dan Williams (11th)
1996 - John Mobley (15th)
2000 - Deltha O'Neal (15th)
2006 - Jay Cutler (11th)

Kansas City

1982 - Anthony Hancock (11th)
1983 - Todd Blackledge (7th)
1984 - Bill Maas (5th)
1985 - Ethan Horton (15th)
1986 - Brian Jozwiak (7th)
1988 - Neil Smith (2nd)
1989 - Derrick Thomas (4th)
1990 - Percy Snow (13th)
1997 - Tony Gonzalez (13th)
1999 - John Tait (14th)
2002 - Ryan Sims (6th)
2005 - Derrick Johnson (15th)

Oakland

1982 - Marcus Allen (10th)
1987 - John Clay (15th)
1988 - Tim Brown (6th)
1990 - Anthony Smith (11th)
1993 - Patrick Bates (12th)
1996 - Rickey Dudley (9th)
1997 - Darrell Russell (2nd)
1998 - Charles Woodson (4th)
2004 - Robert Gallery (2nd)
2006 - Michael Huff (7th)

San Diego

1983 - Billy Ray Smith (5th)
1984 - Mossy Cade (6th)
1985 - Jim Lachey (12th)
1986 - Leslie O'Neal (8th)
1986 - James Fitzpatrick (13th)
1988 - Anthony Miller (15th)
1989 - Burt Grossman (8th)
1990 - Junior Seau (5th)
1991 - Stanley Richard (9th)
1998 - Ryan Leaf (2nd)
2001 - LaDainian Tomlinson (5th)
2002 - Quentin Jammer (5th)
2004 - Eli Manning (1st)
2005 - Shawn Merriman (12th)

Seattle

1982 - Jeff Bryant (5th)
1983 - Curt Warner (3rd)
1986 - John L. Williams (15th)
1989 - Andy Heck (15th)
1990 - Cortez Kennedy (3rd)
1992 - Ray Roberts (10th)
1993 - Rick Mirer (2nd)
1994 - Sam Adams (8th)
1995 - Joey Galloway (8th)
1997 - Shawn Springs (3rd)
1998 - Anthony Simmons (15th)
2001 - Koren Robinson (9th)
(Left division in 2002)


Picks by position

QB - 5
RB - 5
WR - 5
TE - 2
T - 8
G - 1
C - 0
K - 0
P - 0
S - 3
CB - 5
OLB - 7 (Was Seau drafted as an OLB or MLB? I'm assuming OLB.)
ILB - 2
DE - 6
DT - 5

The all-time AFC West Top 15 Pick Team

QB - Eli Manning, SD
RB - Marcus Allen, Oak
RB - Ladainian Tomlinson, SD
WR - Tim Brown, Oak
WR - Anthony Miller, SD
TE - Tony Gonzalez, KC
T - Jim Lachey, SD
T - John Tait, KC
G - Chris Hinton, Den (moved from tackle)
G - James Fitzpatrick (only guard available)
C - Robert Gallery (moved from tackle)
S - Stanley Richard, SD
S - Patrick Bates, Oak
CB - Charles Woodson, Oak
CB - Deltha O'Neal, Den
OLB - Derrick Thomas, KC
OLB - Junior Seau, SD
ILB - Billy Ray Smith, SD
DE - Neil Smith, KC
DE - Jeff Bryant, Sea
DT - Cortez Kennedy, Sea
DT - Bill Maas, KC

How would this team fare if they were a starting lineup in the NFL?

Rain Man
06-14-2006, 01:09 PM
Oh, wait. I forgot Seattle. Hang on. I'll edit.

Fish
06-14-2006, 01:12 PM
Kansas City
1986 - Brian Jozwiak (7th)

A little off the subject...sorry.... but who was this guy? I don't remember him at all.....

JBucc
06-14-2006, 01:13 PM
That looks like a pretty good team especially if manning can improve his accuracy

Moooo
06-14-2006, 01:15 PM
Kansas City

1982 - Anthony Hancock (11th)
1983 - Todd Blackledge (7th)
1984 - Bill Maas (5th)
1985 - Ethan Horton (15th)
1986 - Brian Jozwiak (7th)
1988 - Neil Smith (2nd)
1989 - Derrick Thomas (4th)
1990 - Percy Snow (13th)
1997 - Tony Gonzalez (13th)
1999 - John Tait (14th)
2002 - Ryan Sims (6th)
2005 - Derrick Johnson (15th)


Note our number of top 15 picks in the draft Pre Carl vs. Post Carl (who came around in 89, no?)... More top 15 picks in 8 years than in the 17 years following...

Not saying he is the case, last time I checked we got a new coach around the same time, but just an observation...

vailpass
06-14-2006, 01:16 PM
The Faiders moved Gallery to center? When?

Rain Man
06-14-2006, 01:19 PM
A little off the subject...sorry.... but who was this guy? I don't remember him at all.....

Tackle from (I think) West Virginia who was very, very highly rated in the draft. I was stoked to get him, and then he missed basically every game of his career due to hangnails, cramps, earaches, and "not feeling good enough to play today" syndrome.

Rain Man
06-14-2006, 01:20 PM
The Faiders moved Gallery to center? When?

He's moving just for the purposes of this team, since we didn't have a center on the roster.

ChiTown
06-14-2006, 01:22 PM
A little off the subject...sorry.... but who was this guy? I don't remember him at all.....

He was a kid out of the U of WV. A gawdawful OT that never did $hit. I think his career was over after 3 years. He was on Kipers all-time 1st round busts list....

milkman
06-14-2006, 01:25 PM
He was a kid out of the U of WV. A gawdawful OT that never did $hit. I think his career was over after 3 years. He was on Kipers all-time 1st round busts list....

Was Trezell on there with him?

vailpass
06-14-2006, 01:29 PM
He's moving just for the purposes of this team, since we didn't have a center on the roster.

Got it, thanks.
I'm waiting for Gallery to be as big a stud in the NFL as he was when he was a Hawk.