Biggest Titans Early-round Bust

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by TitanJeff, Apr 13, 2012.

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Biggest Titans Early-round Bust

Poll closed Apr 27, 2012.
  1. Vince Young

    12 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Pacman Jones

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
  3. Chris Henry

    22 vote(s)
    34.4%
  4. LenDale White

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Ben Troupe

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  6. Andre Woolfolk

    24 vote(s)
    37.5%
  7. Tyrone Calico

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Tank Williams

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. A.D.

    A.D. It's (insert day of week here) & Colts still SUCK Staff

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    :suspect: Where did you get that from? That doesn't sound right at all.
     
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  2. Titanic_Sub

    Titanic_Sub Starter

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    67% of statistics are made up.
     
  3. HeadOnASwivel

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    Heard it on NFL Network, Path to the Draft yesterday or the day before. I think Michael Lombardi said it. I'm sure it's not entirely accurate but you get the picture... 2nd round picks bust more often that 1st rounders.
     
  4. A.D.

    A.D. It's (insert day of week here) & Colts still SUCK Staff

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    Well, I would have challenged that one immediately as being pure BS. Whichever analyst said it would have just lost all credibility with me. I damn sure would not have repeated it as fact.

    I just ran a quick check. 20 of the 32 (63%) second-round picks in 2011 had already become starters in just their first season. One non-starter was a QB and another was a KR/PR specialist. Quite a few of the non-starters should have been starters but were injured. They should become starters this year, if healthy. I don't know what the circumstances were for the rest of them.

    So just looking at last year's second-round draft class, we can expect somewhere around 80% of them, or more, to be starters by their second season. The statement that 50% of second-round draft picks won't be starters is entirely inaccurate.
     
  5. ToddTheTitan

    ToddTheTitan GoTitans Homer

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    Going back to our first draft when we were in Memphis...

    Joey Kent.

    Ew.
     
  6. JCBRAVE

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    It seems like 2nd and 3rd rounders have a high bust rate if u can even call it that mainly cause theres less invested in them so they get fewer chances to succeed

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  7. HeadOnASwivel

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    Yeah, I get your point. Don't over think the initial percentage statement. I believe his point was there is a much higher bust rate when you compare players selected in round 2 as opposed to round 1. The conversation was about players that may slip out of the first and if those players will be successful.
     
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