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Mayhew vs. top GM's

Before you read any part of this post, read this. I am NOT advocating anything here. I am ONLY using this for your enjoyment, take it how you will. Moving on...

Thanks to Eddie's idea, I decided to research on Mayhew's last 3 drafts (sans 2012, it's too early) and see how they compared to other GM's in the league, and GM's that are widely regarded as good-great by the league. Like I said, take it how you will.

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GUIDE:

Players bolded= Still in the NFL

Players in italics and *= Still in NFL, not on same team

Players crossed out= Not in NFL

KEY PLAYERS= Starters, solid contributors

BIG MISSES(Only Lions)= Bad draft picks, for one reason or another

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MARTIN MAYHEW(DET)

2009

1 1 Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
1 20 Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma State
2 33 Louis Delmas DB Western Michigan
3 76 DeAndre Levy LB Wisconsin
3 82 Derrick Williams* WR Penn State
4 115 Sammie Lee Hill DT Stillman
6 192 Aaron Brown* RB Texas Christian
7 228 Lydon Murtha* T Nebraska
7 235 Zack Follett LB California
7 255 Dan Gronkowski TE Maryland

Key Players: Stafford, Pettigrew, Delmas, Levy, SLH.

Big misses: D-Will, Brown, Gronkowski

80% still in NFL...8/10

50% still on team...5/10

2010

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 2 Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
1 30 Jahvid Best RB California
3 66 Amari Spievey SS Iowa
4 128 Jason Fox T Miami (Fla.)
7 213 Willie Young DE North Carolina State
7 255 Tim Toone* WR Weber State

Key players: Suh, Spievey, Young

Big misses: Best?

81% still in NFL...13/16

63% still on team...10/16

2011

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 13 Nick Fairley DT Auburn
2 44 Titus Young WR Boise State
2 57 Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois
5 157 Doug Hogue* LB Syracuse
7 209 Johnny Culbreath T South Carolina State

Key players: Fairley, LeShoure

Big misses: Young?

81% still in NFL...17/21

62% still on team...13/21

---Total offense: 12

---Total defense: 9

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TED THOMPSON(GB)

2009

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 9 B.J. Raji NT Boston College
1 26 Clay Matthews LB USC
4 109 T.J. Lang T Eastern Michigan
5 145 Quinn Johnson* RB Louisiana State
5 162 Jamon Meredith* T South Carolina
6 182 Jarius Wynn* DE Georgia
6 187 Brandon Underwood DB Cincinnati
7 218 Brad Jones LB Colorado

Key players: Raji, Matthews, Lang

88% still in NFL...7/8

50% still on team...4/8

2010

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 23 Bryan Bulaga T Iowa
2 56 Mike Neal DE Purdue
3 71 Morgan Burnett SS Georgia Tech
5 154 Andrew Quarless TE Penn State
5 169 Marshall Newhouse T Texas Christian
6 193 James Starks RB Buffalo
7 230 C.J. Wilson DE East Carolina

Key Players: Bulaga, Burnett, Newhouse, Starks

93% still in NFL...14/15

73% still on team...11/15

2011

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 32 Derek Sherrod T Mississippi State
2 64 Randall Cobb WR Kentucky
3 96 Alex Green RB Hawaii
4 131 Davon House DB New Mexico State
5 141 D.J. Williams TE Arkansas
6 179 Caleb Schlauderaff* G Utah
6 186 D.J. Smith LB Appalachian State
6 197 Ricky Elmore* LB Arizona
7 218 Ryan Taylor TE North Carolina
7 233 Lawrence Guy* DT Arizona State

Key players: Sherrod, Cobb, Green, House

96% still in NFL...24/25

72% still on team...18/25

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KEVIN COLBERT(PIT)

2009

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 32 Ziggy Hood DT Missouri
3 79 Kraig Urbik* T Wisconsin
3 84 Mike Wallace WR Mississippi
3 96 Keenan Lewis DB Oregon State
5 168 Joe Burnett DB Central Florida
5 169 Frank Summers* RB Nevada-Las Vegas
6 205 Ra'Shon Harris* DT Oregon
7 226 A.Q. Shipley* C Penn State
7 241 David Johnson TE Arkansas State

Key players: Hood, Wallace, Johnson

89% still in NFL...8/9

44% still on team...4/9

2010

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 18 Maurkice Pouncey C Florida
2 52 Jason Worilds LB Virginia Tech
3 82 Emmanuel Sanders WR Southern Methodist
4 116 Thaddeus Gibson* LB Ohio State
5 151 Chris Scott* T Tennessee
5 164 Crezdon Butler* DB Clemson
5 166 Stevenson Sylvester LB Utah
6 188 Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech
6 195 Antonio Brown WR Central Michigan
7 242 Doug Worthington* DE Ohio State

Key players: Pouncey, Sanders, Dwyer, Brown

95% still in NFL...18/19

53% still on team...10/19

2011

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 31 Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State
2 63 Marcus Gilbert T Florida
3 95 Curtis Brown DB Texas
4 128 Cortez Allen DB The Citadel
5 162 Chris Carter LB Fresno State
6 196 Keith Williams* G Nebraska
7 232 Baron Batch RB Texas Tech

Key players: Heyward, Allen?

96% still in NFL...25/26

62% still on team...16/26

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JERRY REESE(NYG)

2009

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 29 Hakeem Nicks WR North Carolina
2 45 Clint Sintim LB Virginia
2 60 William Beatty T Connecticut
3 85 Ramses Barden WR Cal Poly-S.L.O.
3 100 Travis Beckum TE Wisconsin
4 129 Andre Brown RB North Carolina State
5 151 Rhett Bomar QB Sam Houston State
6 200 DeAndre Wright CB New Mexico
7 238 Stoney Woodson CB South Carolina

Key players: Nicks, Beatty, Barden, Brown

55% still in NFL...5/9

55% still on team...5/9

2010

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 15 Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida
2 46 Linval Joseph DT East Carolina
4 115 Phillip Dillard LB Nebraska
5 147 Mitch Petrus* G Arkansas
6 184 Adrian Tracy LB William & Mary
7 221 Matt Dodge P East Carolina

Key players: JPP, Joseph

60% still in NFL...9/15

53% still on team... 8/15

2011

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 19 Prince Amukamara DB Nebraska
2 52 Marvin Austin DT North Carolina
3 83 Jerrel Jernigan WR Troy
4 117 James Brewer T Indiana
6 185 Greg Jones* LB Michigan State
6 198 Tyler Sash DB Iowa
6 202 Jacquian Williams LB South Florida
7 221 Da'Rel Scott RB Maryland

Key players: Amukamara

74% still in NFL...17/23

65% still on team...15/23

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OZZIE NEWSOME(BALT)

2009

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 23 Michael Oher T Mississippi
2 57 Paul Kruger DE Utah
3 88 Lardarius Webb DB Nicholls State
5 137 Jason Phillips* ILB Texas Christian
5 149 Davon Drew TE East Carolina
6 185 Cedric Peerman RB Virginia

Key players: Oher, Kruger, Webb

83% still in NFL...5/6

67% still on team...4/6

2010

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
2 43 Sergio Kindle LB Texas
2 57 Terrence Cody DE Alabama
3 70 Ed Dickson TE Oregon
4 114 Dennis Pitta TE Brigham Young
5 156 David Reed WR Utah
5 157 Arthur Jones DT Syracuse
6 194 Ramon Harewood T Morehouse

Key players: Cody, Dickson, Pitta

92% still in NFL...12/13

85% still on team...11/13

2011

RD SEL # PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL
1 27 Jimmy Smith DB Colorado
2 58 Torrey Smith WR Maryland
3 85 Jah Reid T Central Florida
4 123 Tandon Doss WR Indiana
5 164 Chykie Brown DB Texas
5 165 Pernell McPhee DE Mississippi State
6 180 Tyrod Taylor QB Virginia Tech
7 225 Anthony Allen RB Georgia Tech

Key Players: Smith, Smith, Reid

95% still in NFL...20/21

90% still on team...19/21

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Newsome's: 95% in league and 90% on team (rank 1)

Thompson's: 96% in league and 72% on team (rank 2)

Colbert's: 96% in league and 62% on team (rank 3)

Mayhew's: 81% in league and 62% on team (rank 4)

Reese's: 74% in league and 65% on team (rank 5)

Mayhew's drafting: 12 on offense, 9 on defense.

Thompson's drafting: 13 on offense, 12 on defense.

Colbert's drafting: 12 on offense, 14 on defense.

Reese's drafting: 10 on offense, 12 on defense, 1 on ST

Newsome's drafting: 12 on offense, 9 on defense

Take this info however you want. It looks to me like Mayhew is right up there with with the top GM's in the league in terms of drafting style and %'s though. I'll save the issues for the comment section. Have at it.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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