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Who knows if it would have been enough to push for a Super Bowl, but Williams certainly wasn’t what the team needed to reach their ultimate goals. He started to slide and then you looked at teams and said, ‘Well, they don’t really need a quarterback.’ That’s what happens.”. Not only is that not an option here, but every wide receiver worth taking is off the board. ILB, Defensive End 21. After ranking second in the NFL in passing in 2004, an injury to Daunte Culpepper and the departure of Randy Moss sent the passing game into a tailspin. But while Corey Webster never made it to Honolulu or Miami, he spent nine years as a solid player for the New York Giants, holding significant roles on the teams that won Super Bowls in 2007 and 2011. 26 pick. He also never made a Pro Bowl. 12.
Mel Kiper Jr pointed out that even though there were a lot of busts before Rodgers was drafted, most of those teams didn’t feel like they needed a quarterback. His career was cut short by injuries, but when he was healthy and on top of his game, Jammal Brown was as good as any left tackle in the game. 9.
How would the 2005 NFL Draft play out if held with the benefit of hindsight? Comment:Marvin Lewis helped Jones grow into a solid playmaker and citizen in Cincinnati. OT, Running Back Do-Over:Frank Gore, RB He's the sort of player the Texans could have built around defensively. It was also loaded with some excellent edge-rushers, although not all of them went in the first round. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career. However, he is a four-time Pro Bowler who can play both guard spots and center who is still starting in the NFL to this day. But if you hop in the way-back machine and head back to 2005, it's not hard to discern what Green Bay's Plan B might be. Pick: Cedric Benson, RB It doesn't get mentioned much, but the class of 2005 was rather stacked at linebacker. Given that, it seems fitting that another player fall to them who (with the gift of hindsight) shouldn't. 9 pick in the 2011 draft, deciding to go with Tyron Smith.
If the draft can get a do-over, so can Pacman. In this re-draft, Oakland stays at No. The former Pro Bowler bullied opponents with his hard-nosed running style over a solid seven-year career. Mar 31, 2019
Comment: The late Al Davis had an appreciation for tough, hard-nosed players. The latter is basically going back three years and re-grading how every team fared in the 2005 NFL Draft. By 2010, he really hit his stride. Comment: Webster carved out a nice career as a cover corner for the New York Giants.
By 2005, the Indianapolis Colts were rolling. Seattle Seahawks But while players like Roddy White and Vincent Jackson went later on, Baltimore settled on Mark Clayton, who never topped 1,000 yards in a season over his seven-year career.
With No. Oakland would use that 23rd overall pick on cornerback Fabian Washington, who had an uneventful six-year run with the Raiders and Ravens. Original Pick: Thomas Davis Sr., LB, Georgia. Frank Gore would have been everything that the Bears were looking for and more.
There's nothing like reviewing previous drafts to see where NFL evaluators got it right or wrong on draft day.
The Minnesota Vikings were looking for a star wide receiver when they selected Troy Williamson with the seventh-overall pick. This one is a toughie. Or Frank Gore (who fell all the way to Round 3)?
Partner of iOne Digital / Cassius Network. Bucky Brooks revisits that draft, offering up a scenario in which the Rams go a different route at No.1.
We may well hear from Roos again before this re-draft is over.
Original Pick: Adam "Pacman" Jones, CB, West Virginia. With a gritty style that would've earned kudos from the "Dawg Pound", White would've been a nice fit in Cleveland. He was playing substantial snaps by his second season in the pros and made his first of four consecutive Pro Bowls in 2008.
It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting.
Bucky Brooks presents a scenario in which the Eagles pass on Lane Johnson and take a safety. We seem to be developing a theme in the middle portion of this 2005 re-draft: teams whose players have been yanked out from under them going to a secondary option at the same position of need. He added another 631 yards and 10 scores on the ground.
Do-Over:Roddy White, WR NOTE: Only trades that were completed before the 2005 NFL draft got underway are included here. Rodgers had a great workout with Jon Gruden and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who owned the fifth pick. That none of that trio had great pro careers speaks to a draft class in '05 that was…not great.
It seems that every time I do one of these, the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up with the same pick in the do-over that they got in the real deal. Do-Over:Nick Collins, FS But he was light-years better than Mike Williams. Pick:Marcus Spears, DT
Chris Myers was a sixth-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2005, and he spent three unspectacular seasons in Denver before being traded to the Houston Texans.
Hindsight is always 20/20, but the 2005 NFL Draft had a lot of early misses, and if teams could have a redraft now, making different moves could have changed the entire direction of their franchise. Having a dependable, durable tackle holding down one side of the line for Brees for 10 years or so wouldn't be the worst thing ever. Starting in 1976, Mr. Original Pick: Jammal Brown, OT, Oklahoma, New Pick: Michael Roos, OT, Eastern Washington. Comment: Ware will go down as one of the most disruptive defenders in NFL history following a decorated career that features 100-plus sacks and 32 forced fumbles. Comment: Smith's steady hand and superb leadership skills would've helped the Chiefs continue their winning ways long before 2013.
Compared to quite a few teams in 2005, the Washington Redskins actually did pretty well at No.