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Prior to the draft, all of the mock drafts had Jackson going in the mid-teens. Two questions--why did he drop all the way to #36, and why did the Packers not keep the pick and take him? Is Greg Jennings (Western Michigan) really a comparable talent?

 
I predicted for months that there might not be any WRs in the first round. He's not all that and this was a deep draft.

 
Jackson dropped WAAAY down my dynasty draft board because of where he landed. Basically any offensive fantasy performer (other than Brady) in New England is just too inconsistent. Great NFL team (in that they are unpredictable on offense). Bad fantasy situation. . .

 
The florida WR pedigree hurts him as well IMO.
There is no Florida WR pedigree, there is a Spurrier WR pedigree. No one competent enough to be an NFL GM is neglectful enough to make that mistake so I wouldn't say that had any bearing whatsoever in where he was drafted.
 
Perhaps NFL GMs are starting to realize that drafting WRs in the first round might not be the smartest thing in the world.

How many first round WRs played on the past five Super Bowl winning teams?

...and how did last year's first rounders pan out? Not so good.

 
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You do the math, it appears to be far more misses than hits with first round WRs:

2005:

1 1 3 3 Braylon Edwards Browns Michigan

2 1 7 7 Troy Williamson Vikings South Carolina

3 1 10 10 Mike Williams Lions USC

4 1 21 21 Matt Jones Jaguars Arkansas

5 1 22 22 Mark Clayton Ravens Oklahoma

6 1 27 27 Roddy White Falcons Alabama-Birmingham

2004:

1 1 3 3 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals Pittsburgh

2 1 7 7 Roy Williams Lions Texas

3 1 9 9 Reggie Williams Jaguars Washington

4 1 13 13 Lee Evans Bills Wisconsin

5 1 15 15 Michael Clayton Buccaneers Louisiana State

6 1 29 29 Michael Jenkins Falcons Ohio State

7 1 31 31 Rashaun Woods 49ers Oklahoma State

2003:

1 1 2 2 Charles Rogers Lions Michigan State

2 1 3 3 Andre Johnson Texans Miami (FL)

3 1 17 17 Bryant Johnson Cardinals Penn State

2002:

1 1 13 13 Donte Stallworth Saints Tennessee

2 1 19 19 Ashley Lelie Broncos Hawaii

3 1 20 20 Javon Walker Packers Florida State

2001:

1 1 8 8 David Terrell Bears Michigan

2 1 9 9 Koren Robinson Seahawks North Carolina State

3 1 15 15 Rod Gardner Redskins Clemson

4 1 16 16 Santana Moss Jets Miami (FL)

5 1 25 25 Freddie Mitchell Eagles UCLA

6 1 30 30 Reggie Wayne Colts Miami (FL)

2000:

1 1 4 4 Peter Warrick Bengals Florida State

2 1 8 8 Plaxico Burress Steelers Michigan State

3 1 10 10 Travis Taylor Ravens Florida

4 1 21 21 Sylvester Morris Chiefs Jackson State

5 1 29 29 R. Jay Soward Jaguars USC

 
While watching one of the pre-draft shows, they said numerous times that the WR's in this draft do not grade out to first round players.

 
People felt compelled to put WRs in the first round in order to address team needs. In reality, its foolish to pass up better talent at another position.

 
You do the math, it appears to be far more misses than hits with first round WRs:

2005:

1 1 3 3 Braylon Edwards Browns Michigan

2 1 7 7 Troy Williamson Vikings South Carolina

3 1 10 10 Mike Williams Lions USC

4 1 21 21 Matt Jones Jaguars Arkansas

5 1 22 22 Mark Clayton Ravens Oklahoma

6 1 27 27 Roddy White Falcons Alabama-Birmingham

2004:

1 1 3 3 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals Pittsburgh

2 1 7 7 Roy Williams Lions Texas

3 1 9 9 Reggie Williams Jaguars Washington

4 1 13 13 Lee Evans Bills Wisconsin

5 1 15 15 Michael Clayton Buccaneers Louisiana State

6 1 29 29 Michael Jenkins Falcons Ohio State

7 1 31 31 Rashaun Woods 49ers Oklahoma State

2003:

1 1 2 2 Charles Rogers Lions Michigan State

2 1 3 3 Andre Johnson Texans Miami (FL)

3 1 17 17 Bryant Johnson Cardinals Penn State

2002:

1 1 13 13 Donte Stallworth Saints Tennessee

2 1 19 19 Ashley Lelie Broncos Hawaii

3 1 20 20 Javon Walker Packers Florida State

2001:

1 1 8 8 David Terrell Bears Michigan

2 1 9 9 Koren Robinson Seahawks North Carolina State

3 1 15 15 Rod Gardner Redskins Clemson

4 1 16 16 Santana Moss Jets Miami (FL)

5 1 25 25 Freddie Mitchell Eagles UCLA

6 1 30 30 Reggie Wayne Colts Miami (FL)

2000:

1 1 4 4 Peter Warrick Bengals Florida State

2 1 8 8 Plaxico Burress Steelers Michigan State

3 1 10 10 Travis Taylor Ravens Florida

4 1 21 21 Sylvester Morris Chiefs Jackson State

5 1 29 29 R. Jay Soward Jaguars USC
Given how long it takes WRs to bloom, this list is highly skewed. That, and you're not showing any other position next to it. Line up QBs, or DTs, or DEs, and you'll find a similar bust rate.
Code:
DT20051	31	Mike Patterson	DT	Southern California20041	14	Tommie Harris	DT	Oklahoma1	21	Vince Wilfork	DT	Miami1	23	Marcus Tubbs	DT	Texas20031	4	Dewayne Robertson	DT	Kentucky1	6	Johnathan Sullivan	DT	Georgia1	9	Kevin Williams	DT	Oklahoma State1	12	Jimmy Kennedy	DT	Penn State1	25	William Joseph	DT	Miami20021	6	Ryan Sims	DT	North Carolina1	9	John Henderson	DT	Tennessee1	12	Wendell Bryant	DT	Wisconsin1	15	Albert Haynesworth	DT	Tennessee20011	3	Gerard Warren	DT	Florida1	13	Marcus Stroud	DT	Georgia20001	6	Corey Simon	DT	Florida State1	25	Chris Hovan	DT	Boston College
Let's face it, the bust rate in the first round in general is probably about 50%, and there is no safe position.
 
When the Giants swapped spots with Pittsburgh at 1.25 (who took Holmes), I just figured that the G-men would go after Chad as a complement to Plaxico. Kiawanuka was a stretch as a first rounder, especially after he got dominated by Ferguson in the Senior Bowl workouts.

 
Being that Jackson was used as a possession WR last year at Florida with 88-900-9

It seems he went to a team where he will fit into the system well.

A great pick for the Patriots but not alot of value fantasy wise.

 
Prior to the draft, all of the mock drafts had Jackson going in the mid-teens.  Two questions--why did he drop all the way to #36, and why did the Packers not keep the pick and take him?  Is Greg Jennings (Western Michigan) really a comparable talent?

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I think Q#1 has been answered but I was wondering the same thing about the Packers. They traded Walker away for the 37th pick and it seemed like a lock to me that they would take Jackson with either the 36 or 37 but then they trade the 36 to NE who takes Jackson. Then they trade the 37 away too. Could it be that they didn't think NE would take Jackson and after NE did, the Pack decided to move down again :confused:
 
Prior to the draft, all of the mock drafts had Jackson going in the mid-teens.  Two questions--why did he drop all the way to #36, and why did the Packers not keep the pick and take him?  Is Greg Jennings (Western Michigan) really a comparable talent?

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I think Q#1 has been answered but I was wondering the same thing about the Packers. They traded Walker away for the 37th pick and it seemed like a lock to me that they would take Jackson with either the 36 or 37 but then they trade the 36 to NE who takes Jackson. Then they trade the 37 away too. Could it be that they didn't think NE would take Jackson and after NE did, the Pack decided to move down again :confused:
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Any theories why the Pack didn't take Jackson?
 

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