The Need For Rookie Salary Cap: Ryan Mathews Edition

July 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Lets play a game. Lets call it: "Can you tell the first round pick from the undrafted free agent?"
Pick 1.
A. Antonio Gates
B. Craig Davis
Pick 2.
A. Malcom Floyd
B. Sammy Davis
Pick 3.
A. Stephen Cooper
B. Ryan Leaf
NFL Based Round:
Pick 4.
A. Jeff Saturday
B. Todd Marinovich
Pick 5.
A. Kurt Warner
B. JaMarcus Russell
Pick 6.
A. Wes Welker
B. Heath Shuler
If you picked "A" in every case, you are correct. Of course you did, your'e reading a bleacherreport article in July. You probably have an excellent knowlege of football.
In this case, you will know that the undrafted players listed above went on to have exceptional careers, and the first round draft picks went on to be be very wealthy draft busts.
At this point, most fans can agree that the draft is a giant gamble. A single injury could put a players career on ice instantaneously.
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