Thursday, April 28, 2011

Why Cam Newton Shouldn't be #1 Overall

2002: David Carr - HUGE draft bust, considering Julius Peppers was taken #2 overall.
2003: Carson Palmer - He's threatening to retire and hates Cincy. Got to the playoffs...once.
2004: Eli Manning - His job? Just don't screw up - defense allows one of the the fewest PPG in the league. Yeah, yeah, yeah and a ring...I get it.
2005: Alex Smith - Don't remember him? EXACTLY!
2006: Mario Williams - one of the best DEs in the game. GM got fired for not picking Reggie Bush.
2007: JaMarcus Russell - cocaine anyone?
2008: Jake Long - The Dolphins magically can run the ball to the left...I wonder why?
2009: Matthew Stafford - Injured every other game and misses the rest of the season.
2010: Sam Bradford - Was NFL-ready as a Freshman.

The one-hit-wonder Newton hasn't proved much, yet the Panthers will most likely make him the #1 overall pick. Patrick Peterson, Marcel Dareus, and my personal favorite, Von Miller will be the Richard Seymour, Jerod Mayo and Devin McCourty of this draft.

When did we forget the saying "Offense wins games, but defense wins championships."??

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