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Midseason Review Part 1 Rookie in the Rough

Halfway through the 2008 season, what was the smartest non-first round draft pick?

Posted by Emil Steiner on November 6, 2008 12:15 PM
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Football Mom: Keep an eye on the Jets' James Ihedigbo. He was a superstar at UMASS (playing in the same league and at the same level as Flacco). He was a...

Billy: Take a look at Steve Slaton. Behind one of the worst offensive lines in the game he is quietly putting together a very nice rookie season. (...

George R: Some non-first rounders: Kendall Langford, for Miami is a classic Parcells type of DE. Also in the 3rd round, TE Brad Cottam has been a bri...

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OZZIE :

Chris Johnson anyone?

OZZIE :

Oops, NON-first round pick... Uhm, then I like DeSean Jackson for being the leading receiver in Philly after he was expected to be nothing more than a punt return specialist.

Cosmo :

Obviously DeSean Jackson. He went 64th and he should have 2nd or 3rd. Besides spiking the ball before getting into the endzone he's been out of this world

Dave :

Steve Slaton

Mark Reynolds :

C'mon now folks. How many of the suggested rookies were responsible for scoring a touchdown, or for decisively defending against a touchdown, in spectacular form, during their very first play in the NFL? Atlanta's Matt Ryan is clearly the pick. His lead-off bomb says it all. Look out in the second half.

Fikenhild :

The Ravens are happy with 1st round QB Joe Flacco and 2nd round RB Ray Rice. Both are already making significant contributions to a 5-3 team most people were picking to go 5-11, if that.

Football Mom :

Keep an eye on the Jets' James Ihedigbo.

He was a superstar at UMASS (playing in the same league and at the same level as Flacco). He was a free agent in 2007 but missed that season due to an injury during preseason. He made his NFL debut last week.

I've known him since he was playing high school (my son was on his team) and have watched him develop. He just keeps getting better and better.

Billy :

Take a look at Steve Slaton. Behind one of the worst offensive lines in the game he is quietly putting together a very nice rookie season. (He is a nice 3rd option Fantasy back as well!)

George R :

Some non-first rounders:

Kendall Langford, for Miami is a classic Parcells type of DE. Also in the 3rd round, TE Brad Cottam has been a bright spot for the Chiefs.

4th round - Dwight Lowrey, CB for the Jets has held up well in a starting role. LB Bryan Kehl has filled in well for the Giants.

All the way down in the 7th, FB Peyton Hillis has shown excellent versatility for the Broncos.

 
 
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