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    Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    I noticed that Jerome Collins was activated from the practice squad and it got me thinking about the 2005 draft class. Out of the 11 draft picks taken 9 are still with the team. 1 of the 9 is on IR. Of the other two, one is on someone's practice squad and the other started 5 games for us and 2 for the Eagles. If Collins sees any playing time for the rest of the year, then those 8 players will had some impact on the team. Granted, it takes several years to really evaluate a draft. What these players are gaining that many other rookies are not is experience. Regardless of how the season play's out this is an invaluable opportunity for both the players and the organization.

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    Re: Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    Yea, Fisher went on the IR so the Rams brought up Collins.

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    Re: Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    It will be interesting to see what Collins brings to the table. We desperately need a good TE.
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    Re: Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    Ya.. Collins will be interesting. Actually so far I think this 2005 Draft Class has been a sucess all bring there specialties. They have all done well for what rookies we have on our team.
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    Re: Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    can't really judge a draft class the same year. they are rookies who knows what they will or will not turn into.

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    Re: Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    Quote Originally Posted by tim
    can't really judge a draft class the same year. they are rookies who knows what they will or will not turn into.
    Very true, but this, at least, has been a very active rookie class so far.

    Alex Barron - current starter
    Ron Bartell - current starter
    OJ Atogwe - active roster
    Richie Incognito - IR
    Jerome Carter - active roster
    Claude Terrell - current starter
    Jerome Collins - active roster
    Dante Ridgeway - cut
    Reggie Hodges - cut
    Ryan Fitzpatrick - current starter
    Madison Hedgecock - current starter

    Granted, there's a lot of injury that has caused most of this rookie activity, but still the same......9 of 11 are still with the team, and 5 of 11 are starting. When that many rookies are starting, it means two things:

    1. You are probably losing a lot of games.
    2. There is hope for the future.
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    Re: Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    Granted, there's a lot of injury that has caused most of this rookie activity, but still the same......9 of 11 are still with the team, and 5 of 11 are starting. When that many rookies are starting, it means two things:

    1. You are probably losing a lot of games.
    2. There is hope for the future.
    If they're worth starting next year. If any of those 5 guys that get replaced in the '06 draft, then it will be a bad draft.
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    Re: Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    Very true, but this, at least, has been a very active rookie class so far.

    Alex Barron - current starter
    Ron Bartell - current starter
    OJ Atogwe - active roster
    Richie Incognito - IR
    Jerome Carter - active roster
    Claude Terrell - current starter
    Jerome Collins - active roster
    Dante Ridgeway - cut
    Reggie Hodges - cut
    Ryan Fitzpatrick - current starter
    Madison Hedgecock - current starter

    Granted, there's a lot of injury that has caused most of this rookie activity, but still the same......9 of 11 are still with the team, and 5 of 11 are starting. When that many rookies are starting, it means two things:

    1. You are probably losing a lot of games.
    2. There is hope for the future.
    Could not of said better ... I think we have a brite future with some of the rookies we have not all will pan out but for the most part we will be looking pretty good in the next yr or so...

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    Re: Success or failure for the 2005 draft

    Not to be a negative nancy here. But sometimes having 9 rookies on your team at seasons end has more to do with the talent level of your team and less to do with the talent of the rookies.

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