Hester was actually the second of two 2nd round picks in '06 after we traded out of the 1st round for Buffalo's 2nd and 3rd picks, Danieal Manning being the other 2nd rounder that year.
Originally Posted by Jimmors
Manning was drafted first of the two and has failed to constently justify his draft status. Hester however was a home run. With the aid of a great supporting cast on ST he turned the tide on several occasions in a special season so should always be seen as a money pick.
I agree with 4th, Briggs was spectacular in the 3rd. Hester in the late 2nd and Knox deep down in the 5th have been huge picks.
Although you can't help but associate Angelo and his scouting and draft war room team with major busts (Haynes, Benson, Bazuin, Okwo to name just a few), we've not exactly had much luck either. Prime example being Dvoracek always banged up? Nobody's fault. Williams I'm not so sure though given his previous injury history. Fingers crossed Major Wright's health woes are just another unlucky but temporary glitch as he looked the business in camp.
I don't think the coaching team's love of redshirting has done anyone any favors, but maybe, possibly some of that's just rebellion from the coaches over what they've been dealt with? I still don't get why Olsen was held back in his rookie year but, hell the words Ron and Turner might explain a few things.
I think the bottom line with Angelo's draft history is a bias towards some positional groups and a total lack of understanding about what replenishing the OL with a regular influx of young talent can do for the group.
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