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Former BBI Draft Obsessions - Where are they now?

Oscar : 4/18/2019 11:31 am
Simple exercise, looking back at prospects who sucked up a lot of bandwidth on BBI in the lead up to their draft. In most cases we talk about these players for months, then the Giants make their pick and the players who weren’t taken are essentially forgotten about. The NFL is unique in the most players, even good to very good players, are lost in the crowd. There are so many players fans really only closely follow the guys on their own team and a few scattered stars around the league. This is especially true for anyone who doesn’t play an offensive skill position (fantasy football players).

Obviously someone on this board is interested in every prospect but there are some who stand out. I’ll start:

Player: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Why?: “Spooooooooooooooooooooooon”
Draft: 2010, 1.19 (Atlanta)
Giants Pick: Jason Pierre-Paul, 1.15

Career: Spent seven seasons with the Falcons, with one season in Arizona in the middle. Missed a season due to injury. Last season played was 2017, now out of the league age 31.

86 career tackles, 8 sacks, 4 takeaways. 67 career games played. No individual honors.

Verdict: Giants made the right decision passing on Spoon and taking JPP.
I was big on the Rolando McClain bandwagon  
figgy2989 : 4/18/2019 11:34 am : link
Was pissed when Oakland nabbed him at 8. Even more pissed at the time when we drafted JPP (wanted Brandon Graham seeing how the draft played out).

That is why we are fans, we fall in love with prospects and get pissed when the Giants don't take them.

Obviously, drafting JPP turned into be a great pick with another Super Bowl trophy in the case as a result.
I wanted Derrick Morgan that draft  
sb from NYT Forum : 4/18/2019 11:44 am : link
Still playing, 44.5 sacks, 5 FF. Highest sack season was 9 in 2016. No post season awards. Good player but not as good as JPP.
Let's see:  
Anakim : 4/18/2019 11:45 am : link
2007 - The first one I remember was Reggie Nelson. People here LOVED him.

2008 - "Raymell" Rice - wasn't enough to call him Ray. We had to call him RAYMELL.

2010 - Spoon

2011 - Anthony Castonzo

2012 - Coby Fleener

2014 - Aaron Donald
2013 -
2005 Wide Out Matt Jones Arkansas  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 4/18/2019 11:49 am : link
Here's an article
Matt Jones - ( New Window )
I have my favorites prior to draft  
George from PA : 4/18/2019 11:50 am : link
But always, try to justify the Giants picks and judge comparative value with the other NFC east teams. (Usually jealous that dallas drafting someone who fell due to character concerns....lol )

They are the experts....with unlimited resources ....

We have youtube.

anyone  
Steve in Greenwich : 4/18/2019 11:54 am : link
from Rutgers from 2007 - 2012
Brian Leonard, Ray Rice, Kenny Britt, Anthony Davis, McCourty Brothers & Mohammed Sanu.
D'Qwell Jackson was my guy back in the day  
Go Terps : 4/18/2019 11:56 am : link
He ended up being a really good player.

I also joined KWALL in his love for Brian Leonard. Big mistake.

KWALL..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 4/18/2019 11:58 am : link
loved EVERY Rutgers player!
spoon  
Platos : 4/18/2019 12:00 pm : link
i was guilty of that one. hell any linebacker...

demeco ryans the year we took Kiwanuka annoyed me.
In 2004,  
rnargi : 4/18/2019 12:00 pm : link
I wanted Gallery, Winslow jr, or Sean Taylor over Eli or any other QB. Glad I wasn't the GM.
RE: In 2004,  
jnoble : 4/18/2019 12:32 pm : link
In comment 14391929 rnargi said:
Quote:
I wanted Gallery, Winslow jr, or Sean Taylor over Eli or any other QB. Glad I wasn't the GM.


I was pissed when they took Eli. I wanted to keep Kerry Collins and rebuild him an o-line starting with Gallery
Good thing I'm not the GM either lol
Whatever happened to  
Mike in NY : 4/18/2019 12:53 pm : link
Shurron Pierson?
Paul Posluszny  
DonnieD89 : 4/18/2019 12:55 pm : link
Just got annoyed by Pos this and Pos that.
Wanted Saquon and  
rebel yell : 4/18/2019 1:44 pm : link
we got Saquon. Jury is out on his longevity and career production, or whether we should have taken a QB, but I sure liked what I saw last year!
RE: Paul Posluszny  
Lionhart28 : 4/18/2019 1:54 pm : link
In comment 14392094 DonnieD89 said:
Quote:
Just got annoyed by Pos this and Pos that.


2013 pro bowler. Just retired with over 1200 tackles, 16 sacks, 8 FF and 3 FR, 15 INTs. Was a captain for both the Bills and Jags. We could have done worse.
On Weatherspoon  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/18/2019 2:53 pm : link
Quote:
86 career tackles, 8 sacks, 4 takeaways. 67 career games played. No individual honors.

Those tackle numbers are way off. He had 86 solo tackles in 2011 and 339 total combined tackles for his career.

That said, I wanted Dan Williams in that draft, so my preference was even worse than the Spoon devotees.
I wanted Donte Stallworth over Shockey  
Chris684 : 4/18/2019 3:39 pm : link
in 02
RE: In 2004,  
Tuckrule : 4/18/2019 4:10 pm : link
In comment 14391929 rnargi said:
Quote:
I wanted Gallery, Winslow jr, or Sean Taylor over Eli or any other QB. Glad I wasn't the GM.


Same I was pushing for gallery I thought Collins could still sling it we just needed to revamp that line with a can’t miss all pro tackle.
Shaun Alexander  
Bleedblue10 : 4/18/2019 4:46 pm : link
Still don’t know why we took Cocaine Ron Dayne.
Shaun Alexander  
Bleedblue10 : 4/18/2019 4:47 pm : link
Still don’t know why we took Ron Dayne.
Sorry one too many tonight lol  
Bleedblue10 : 4/18/2019 4:48 pm : link
Tried to fix it but too late. No disrespect
Who was that guy  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/18/2019 6:06 pm : link
that was obsessed with Duke Johnson?
RE: Who was that guy  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 4/19/2019 10:41 am : link
In comment 14392602 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
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that was obsessed with Duke Johnson?


He is a dupe that is currently on here now. The nowturnyourheadandcoughlin

He can't help himself.
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