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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    AD was a great find at #7, but it's only fair because the Vikes wasted a #7 on TW in 2005.

    IMO there a several more teams regretting not taking Moss before #21.
    Especially the Chargers who took Ryan Leaf at #2, Cards:#3 Andre Wadsworth, Bears:#4 Curtis Enis.

    And in a couple years PH at #22 might create the same regret for many teams too.

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    The only team I blame for passing on AD is the Cardnials. Thank god. AD + FITZ + BOLDIN+ WARNER = Over kill.

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    The only team I blame for passing on AD is the Cardnials. Thank god. AD + FITZ + BOLDIN+ WARNER = Over kill.
    What about the Bucs?
    Gaines Adams was way overhyped.
    "There are 3 things that sell in America:
    Violence, sex, and drugs.
    The only way you are going to make this game more appealing to the public than it was before is if there are on field orgies at halftime and the domes become massive opium dens."

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

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    Don Banks > INSIDE THE NFL
    Posted: Thursday September 17, 2009 3:35PM; Updated: Thursday September 17, 2009 4:06PM

    It's a rather exclusive club within the NFL, but by now, there must be a certain exquisite agony shared by the six teams that passed on Adrian Peterson in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

    They all had their reasons, but you have to wonder these days if they remember exactly what they were as they watch Peterson's weekly geyser of highlights and consider the ever-increasing possibility that they, in effect, selected Sam Bowie and bypassed the chance to draft Michael Jordan.

    The Cleveland Browns, who selected third that year, are just the latest of the six to pay firsthand for their sin of omission. Facing the Browns for the first time last Sunday, on the opening weekend of the NFL's regular season, Peterson gouged them for 180 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Minnesota's 34-20 road win. It marked his fifth 100-yard rushing performance in the eight games he has played against the teams that snubbed him.
    =Z=
    Tough to say, the careers of all involved have not evolved.

    Joe Thomas goes on and plays 10 plus solid seasons and AD only has a 5 year career like a Billy Sims.


    The rookie season for Mario Williams and Reggie Bush, when NO played Hou, the talk in Houston and aroung the league was how the Texans screwed the pooch.
    Now how does it look?

    The same goes for Vince Young.
    He came into Houston and lit them up for a huge game.
    Oh, the should have taken Bush or Young instead of Williams.
    Now what do you think?

    All I am saying is time has a way of changing our perception.
    I say that we wait with this topic.
    It will be so apparent in a few more years.

    AZ may have made a pick that doesn't look as sexy as AD, but they did make it to the Bowl before us.

    Is Gaines Adams the only real question mark in that draft.
    Those 7 picks were not all that bad.
    Russell is still a question mark but he is not ruled out as a bust yet.

    How do you all fel about that first round as a whole?
    It looks like a good year full of talent.
    Some teams made mistakes but there was talent there.

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    1st Pick Raiders take J. Russell:

    I understand this one.
    The team needed a franchise QB, and while Russell has yet to develop into one, he had plenty of upside.
    I thought he was overhyped at the time, but Fargas had been playing well and QB was what they needed.
    I completely understand them taking Russell.


    2nd Pick Lions take C. Johnson:

    Loved this pick despite their past lack of success with WRs.
    While Roy Williams was a fairly dominant receiver, CJ was considered the can't miss prospect of the 07 draft.
    6'5" with blazing speed, strength, and great hands, how can you doubt that.
    Great player who has emerged into one of the best WRs in the NFL.
    Joe Thomas would have been a great choice as well to fill the void at LT.

    3rd Pick Browns take J. Thomas

    Joe Thomas has developed into a dominant LT in this league.
    He has everything you look for as a tackle.
    He was a great pick then and a great player now.
    Always need to solidify the OLine, so this was a great pick for Cleveland.

    4th Pick Bucs take G. Adams

    G. Adams stock grew very fast after the College football season ended.
    While he was a decent End, I thought he was vastly overrated.
    While they did have Cadillac, who looked like he was a franchise RB a season ago, he was coming off injury.
    I can't give them too much heat because of Cadillac's performance, but I feel that AD, Amobi Okoye, or Patrick Willis would have been much better selections.

    5th Pick Cards take Levi Brown

    Levi Brown was a decent player for PSU is now for the Cardinals, but many people were surprised with this pick.
    Experts thought they could have traded down and gotten him for much better value.
    AD would have been a much better pick here given E. James age and decline in performance.
    I also thought Pat Willis would have been a good fit here.

    6th Pick Redskins take L. Landry

    I loved this pick.
    Portis was locked up with a massive contract so they already were set at RB (plus they have L. Betts who is capable in his own right.
    Combining him with Sean Taylor (deceased) who have easily given one of the most feared secondaries in the league.
    Landy is now a very talent saftey who is filling the void left by Taylor, so now the pick looks even wiser IMO.


    7th Pick AD VIKES

    Awesome pick.
    CT was and is a great great back, but I give credit to our organization for not letting that cloud our minds.
    Brady Quinn was not worth the 7th pick, and AD was way to talented to drop further.
    With the league switching into 2 back systems, he was still a good fit here.
    Now the rest is history.
    Possibly the greatest 7th overall pick in the history of the NFL.
    AD is a player for the ages.





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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    "oaklandzoo24" wrote:
    1st Pick Raiders take J. Russell:

    I understand this one.
    The team needed a franchise QB, and while Russell has yet to develop into one, he had plenty of upside.
    I thought he was overhyped at the time, but Fargas had been playing well and QB was what they needed.
    I completely understand them taking Russell.


    2nd Pick Lions take C. Johnson:

    Loved this pick despite their past lack of success with WRs.
    While Roy Williams was a fairly dominant receiver, CJ was considered the can't miss prospect of the 07 draft.
    6'5" with blazing speed, strength, and great hands, how can you doubt that.
    Great player who has emerged into one of the best WRs in the NFL.
    Joe Thomas would have been a great choice as well to fill the void at LT.

    3rd Pick Browns take J. Thomas

    Joe Thomas has developed into a dominant LT in this league.
    He has everything you look for as a tackle.
    He was a great pick then and a great player now.
    Always need to solidify the OLine, so this was a great pick for Cleveland.

    4th Pick Bucs take G. Adams

    G. Adams stock grew very fast after the College football season ended.
    While he was a decent End, I thought he was vastly overrated.
    While they did have Cadillac, who looked like he was a franchise RB a season ago, he was coming off injury.
    I can't give them too much heat because of Cadillac's performance, but I feel that AD, Amobi Okoye, or Patrick Willis would have been much better selections.

    5th Pick Cards take Levi Brown

    Levi Brown was a decent player for PSU is now for the Cardinals, but many people were surprised with this pick.
    Experts thought they could have traded down and gotten him for much better value.
    AD would have been a much better pick here given E. James age and decline in performance.
    I also thought Pat Willis would have been a good fit here.

    6th Pick Redskins take L. Landry

    I loved this pick.
    Portis was locked up with a massive contract so they already were set at RB (plus they have L. Betts who is capable in his own right.
    Combining him with Sean Taylor (deceased) who have easily given one of the most feared secondaries in the league.
    Landy is now a very talent saftey who is filling the void left by Taylor, so now the pick looks even wiser IMO.


    7th Pick AD VIKES

    Awesome pick.
    CT was and is a great great back, but I give credit to our organization for not letting that cloud our minds.
    Brady Quinn was not worth the 7th pick, and AD was way to talented to drop further.
    With the league switching into 2 back systems, he was still a good fit here.
    Now the rest is history.
    Possibly the greatest 7th overall pick in the history of the NFL.
    AD is a player for the ages.
    Excellent observations!


    People seem to forget about the Cadillac being there and CT being there and how that played in the decisions to take AD or not.
    We could have passed on him also.
    I am sure that many teams thought AD was good, as in 1200-1400 yards per season good, but you can't predict the quality that we got in that draft, greatness.

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