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    The Draft and the Pro-bowl

    This is a really interesting article about how many make the Pro-bowl from where they were picked in the draft. Really interesting breakdown by position. Kind of shows which picks make the most sense in terms of getting good players. QB is not highly rated. :lol:

    Pro Bowl Selections Include 40 First Round Draft Picks and 8 Undrafted Players
    The 2005 NFL Pro Bowl teams have been named. Of the 84 players selected, nearly half were first round draft picks. No surprise there. But eight players selected were not drafted at all, which equals the number of Pro Bowl players selected in the 5th, 6th and 7th rounds combined. Maybe the later rounds of the draft should just be eliminated.

    Of the 84 players selected: 40 (48%) were first round picks; 14 (17%) were drafted in round two; 10 (12%) were selected in the third round; four (5%) were picked in round four; two (2%) were taken in round five; the sixth round provided six (7%) players; round seven supplied a big fat zero; and eight (9%) pro bowlers were undrafted. The top three rounds accounted for over three-fourths of the players selected (64 for 76%). Only 12 (14%) of the pro bowlers were drafted after round three.

    The undrafted players who defied all the odds by playing well enough to gain the respect of the fans and their peers were: Panthers' quarterback Jake Delhomme, Seahawks' fullback Mack Strong, Broncos' wide receiver Rod Smith, Chargers' tight end Antonio Gates, Chiefs' guard Brian Waters, Colts' center Jeff Saturday, Bills' punter Brian Moorman and Bengals' placekicker Shayne Graham.
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    Re: The Draft and the Pro-bowl

    Yeah ... first three rounds tend to be where the talent is on a yearly basis ... after that it is very hit or miss ... this does not surprise me at all.

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    Re: The Draft and the Pro-bowl

    thats the point of having high draft picks. trying to get those players to play in the big leagues and in time make the pro bowl.
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    Re: The Draft and the Pro-bowl

    A couple things I thought were interesting were:
    Quarterbacks: The quarterbacks selected to play in the 2005 Pro Bowl were either the top pick in the draft (Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer and Michael Vick) or overlooked almost entirely (sixth round choices Tom Brady and Matt Hasselbeck and the undrafted Jake Delhomme). At draft time, if there is a quarterback who truly exceeds all his peers, it pays to take him; otherwise selecting a quarterback is a crap shoot.
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    Running Backs: The running backs with great potential are easy to recognize at draft time. None of the six running backs selected for the Pro Bowl were drafted later than the sixth pick in round two. Five of the six were first round choices. If you want a top quality running back, you'd better be ready to pick him early.
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    Tackles: By far, the easiest talents to evaluate at draft time are offensive tackles. To be great, the player must be a stellar physical speciman. Tall and large. He must also be athletic with good balance. Each of the six Pro Bowl tackles were drafted in the top ten picks of the draft. If you want a great offensive tackle, you'll need to use a super premium draft pick to get him.
    If we lose Pep I don't see us in a position to use a pick on a QB.

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