Today is the 2013 NFL Draft! Merry Draft-mas
In anticipation for the 2013 NFL Draft, I was debating whether to create another mock or do something a little different. Given that there are so many mocks floating around I decided to go in a different direction.
A few days ago, I was driving home listening to the finsiders on the radio. Yes, finsiders, not phinsiders. The radio program for the Miami Dolphins hosted by Jesse Aglar. They were talking about the 12th pick and some of the best players who came out of it. But being a Dolphins program, they ONLY focused on the positives. Naturally, they omitted the bad players who came out of the 12th pick. So, filled with curiosity I decided to check and see just who those players were. After a bit of research, I found them all and now I am going to share them with you. Below, you will find the 12th pick for the last twenty years. You might see some recognizable names and some you might not have heard of. Frankly, I hadn't either since I was two years old twenty years ago. So, given that I don't know much about them I will reserve judgment. I will let you determine whether they were worth the investment.
While this might not be the most accurate way to determine whether the 12th pick is a good place to pick. It might just be a fun read and with the Draft a couple hours away we could all use something to kill some time.
Without further ado:
2012 NFL Draft
2011 NFL Draft
2010 NFL Draft
Ryan Matthews – Running Back – Fresno State – Drafted by the San Diego Chargers
2009 NFL Draft
2008 NFL Draft
Ryan Clady – Offensive Tackle – Boise State – Drafted by the Denver Broncos
2007 NFL Draft
2006 NFL Draft
2005 NFL Draft
Shawn Merriman – Linebacker – Maryland – Drafted by the San Diego Chargers
2004 NFL Draft
2003 NFL Draft
2002 NFL Draft
Wendell Bryant – Defensive End – Syracuse – Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts
2001 NFL Draft
Damione Lewis – Defensive Tackle – Georgia – Drafted by the St. Louis Rams
2000 NFL Draft
Shaun Ellis – Defensive End – Tennessee – Drafted by the New York Jets
1999 NFL Draft
Cade McNown – Quarterback – UCLA – Drafted by the Chicago Bears
1998 NFL Draft
Keith Brooking – Linebacker – Georgia Tech – Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons
1997 NFL Draft
1996 NFL Draft
Regan Upshaw – Defensive End – California – Drafted by the Tampa Buccaneers
1995 NFL Draft
Warren Sapp – Defensive Tackle – Miami- Drafted by the Tampa Buccaneers
1994 NFL Draft
Aaron Glenn – Cornerback – Texas A&M – Drafted by the New York Jets
1993 NFL Draft
Patrick Bates – Safety – Texas A&M – Drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders
And that concludes the twenty years of the 12th pick of the NFL draft.
What do you think about the 12th pick? Does history tell you the 12th pick is a good slot to get talent? I'll let you decide.