Originally Posted by Brainiac
But wait! #1 overall picks always start the first year! /guys who know nothing about football
This is 2013, not 2004 or 1994 or 1964. The #1 overall pick is expected to start DAY ONE and contribute. If that player can't start and contribute, you've wasted the pick.
Only two guys since 1995's KiJana Carter (ACL tear) taken number one overall didn't start immediately: Tim Couch (15 games) and you guessed it, JaMarcus Russell (4 games).
The #1 overall player better start from Day One or you've just ****ed your team.