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    Frankly Football: Evaluating all of last year's first-round picks

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/michael_lombardi/08/15/frankly.football/index.html?eref=T1

    [size=12pt]Frankly Football: Evaluating all of last year's first-round picks[/size]
    Posted: Friday August 15, 2008 12:57PM;
    Updated: Friday August 15, 2008 1:34PM
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    How is Jake Long going to play? How does Darren McFadden look? Everywhere I go, I'm always asked about this year's rookies. That said, I thought this would be a good time to take a break from the 2008 draft and evaluate how the 2007 first-round picks are shaping up as we get deeper into the preseason. Here is a look at the top 10 picks, followed by the rest of the first round divided into appropriate categories.
    And, of course, this blurb about Purple Jesus that really makes my loins wet:

    7. Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: OK, I know even my kids know he is a great player. So how did he slip this far? Any excuse given would be a bad one, so I will leave it alone.
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    Re: Frankly Football: Evaluating all of last year's first-round picks

    Man I'm glad you posted this article, Zeus!
    I haven't read it yet, but I like the idea to get a break from all these "Will McFadden be the next AD?" , "Was Flacco a reach?".... etc. rookie predictions we get every year. It's nice to look back sometimes.

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    Re: Frankly Football: Evaluating all of last year's first-round picks

    The most rediculous list I've seen put together. AP is the rookie of the year but is only the 7th best in the draft. Where do these guys come up with this crap?
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    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    The most rediculous list I've seen put together. AP is the rookie of the year but is only the 7th best in the draft. Where do these guys come up with this crap?
    LOL! I think you got it all wrong there COJOMAY! It's the top 10 players [size=11pt]drafted[/size] in 2007 in the [size=12pt]order[/size] they were drafted.
    That's why Adrian Peterson is 7th.

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    Re: Frankly Football: Evaluating all of last year's first-round picks

    haha this had me laughing

    1. JaMarcus Russell, QB, Raiders: Physically he is impressive -- slim, fit and looks like he could play running back

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    Re: Frankly Football: Evaluating all of last year's first-round picks

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    The most rediculous list I've seen put together. AP is the rookie of the year but is only the 7th best in the draft. Where do these guys come up with this crap?
    Ummm - from the order in which they were drafted?

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    Re: Frankly Football: Evaluating all of last year's first-round picks

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    The most rediculous list I've seen put together. AP is the rookie of the year but is only the 7th best in the draft. Where do these guys come up with this crap?
    Ummm - from the order in which they were drafted?

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    "HEY" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    The most rediculous list I've seen put together. AP is the rookie of the year but is only the 7th best in the draft. Where do these guys come up with this crap?
    LOL! I think you got it all wrong there COJOMAY! It's the top 10 players [size=11pt]drafted[/size] in 2007 in the [size=12pt]order[/size] they were drafted.
    That's why Adrian Peterson is 7th.
    OK, then it makes sense. My bad. I thought it was a overall rating of the best rookies of the draft.
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    Re: Frankly Football: Evaluating all of last year's first-round picks

    i always like reading these kind of articles on the draft. too bad he didnt re-rank them and put them in a new order
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