FanPost

Is Broyles in good company with the 54th pick?


Since Smurf was kind enough to show us how well other teams have drafted in the first round with past #23 picks, I started wondering about the 54th pick in past years. This started off as a reply to his fanpost and got way too long, plus I didn't want to take away from his info.

There were many who questioned our first round pick this year, and even more who questioned our 2nd round pick at #54. Though a lot of fans didn't like the Broyles pick at first, some have warmed up to the idea, myself included. Fodder for the off season, more than anything else. Enjoy!


- 2001: Arizona, Michael Stone, db
- 2002: Seattle, Maurice Morris, rb
- 2003: Arizona, Anquan Boldin, wr
- 2004: Denver, Darius Watts, wr
- 2005: Carolina, Eric Shelton, rb
- 2006: KC, Bernard Pollard, db
- 2007: KC, Turk McBride, de
- 2008: Tennessee, Jason Jones, de
- 2009: Minnesota, Phil Loadholt, t
- 2010: Cincy, Carlos Dunlap, de
- 2011: Philly, Jaiquawn Jarrett, db


Highlights include Boldin, MoMo, and McBride, (the latter two more because they played for us or still do, but they were/are solid contributors.) Boldin because he is probably the best player selected here.
- Loadholt has been a starter for Minny for the last 3 seasons.
- Jason Jones has been a solid starter at de for Tennessee these past few years.
- Dunlap, despite not starting, has been very solid for Cincy with 14 sacks in the last two seasons.
- Pollard has been a solid db who has floated around to a few teams, and has started most of the games in his career.
- Stone played for 6 years on a few different teams, started 3 games, and was more or less a bust.
- Watts and Shelton were busts.
- It's too early to tell for Jarrett. He contributed minimally for Philly last year, but did start 2 games.

All in all, it looks like we are in good, not great company with our second round pick.

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

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker