Best NFL breeze picks of century: Top selections from Tennessee


Who are a best breeze picks of a century from a many distinguished programs in college football? College Football 24/7 set out to answer this doubt by ranking a tip breeze picks given 2000 from a 30 schools that have constructed a many picks given that year.

Players were ranked by a regulation in that they perceived points for honors they’ve acquired in their NFL career, including being comparison to a Pro Bowl (including as damage replacements) and being comparison first-team All-Pro. Players were also rewarded relations to where in a breeze they were selected. First-round picks benefited slightest given a clever career would be expected; seventh-round picks benefited most. In some cases, a longevity reward was granted. See a full regulation subsequent a list of tip picks.

Up subsequent in a array is Tennessee, that is tied for 10th among all schools with 76 breeze picks given 2000. The Vols’ list starts with one of a biggest parsimonious ends of all-time in Jason Witten, and ends with a rarity: a seventh-round collect who done a Pro Bowl in Scott Wells. No Peyton Manning, we ask? He was drafted in 1998, dual years too early to qualify.

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Best picks of a century from Tennessee

1. Jason Witten, parsimonious end
Points: 28.6
Drafted by: Cowboys, No. 69 altogether collect (Round 3), 2003
Skinny: The longevity of Witten’s career has been conspicuous — 14 years and counting — and so has his production. His 11,888 yards are a many ever for a parsimonious end, and he hasn’t missed a regular-season start in a final 10 years. The 10-time Pro Bowler has been one of a Cowboys’ breeze gems.

2. Eric Berry, safety
Points: 24.2
Drafted by: Chiefs, No. 5 altogether collect (Round 1), 2010
Skinny: Berry valid he was one of a NFL’s best safeties before being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, and did it again afterward. He’s done a Pro Bowl each year he’s been healthy (five of seven), and is justly a fan favorite in Kansas City. He’s still essay chapters to his moving story, and with his first-team All-Pro preference final year, Berry’s career arrow is still forked up.


3. Albert Haynesworth, defensive tackle
Points: 13.2
Drafted by: Titans, No. 15 altogether collect (Round 1), 2002
Skinny: When Haynesworth was in shape, encouraged and in good standing, he could dominate. That wasn’t always a box — he was dangling for 5 games in 2006 for on-field misconduct — though he anchored a clever invulnerability that led a Titans to a 23-9 regular-season symbol from 2007-2008. He was comparison first-team All-Pro in both of those years.

4. Jamal Lewis, using back
Points: 13.2
Drafted by: Ravens, No. 5 altogether collect (Round 1), 2000
Skinny: The Ravens plugged in Lewis behind a able descent line and got an present payoff, as he ran for 1,364 yards, was runner-up in Offensive Rookie of a Year balloting, and helped Baltimore to a Super Bowl title. He’s best famous for his fourth year as a pro, however, when he posted one of a biggest rushing seasons in NFL story (2,066 yards). Lewis played for a Cleveland Browns for his final 3 NFL seasons, finishing with 10,607 career yards.

5. Jerod Mayo, linebacker
Points: 12.1
Drafted by: Patriots, No. 10 altogether collect (Round 1), 2004
Skinny: The Patriots got some-more than only a gifted linebacker in Mayo — they also got a personality and a defensive captain who done an present impact as a NFL’s Defensive Rookie of a Year in 2004. He played 8 seasons, went to dual Pro Bowls, and led a NFL in tackles with 175 in 2010.

Honorable mention: WR Cordarrelle Patterson (12.0 points), RB Travis Henry (3.6), OT Chad Clifton (2.4), DE Shaun Ellis (2.2), DT John Henderson (2.2), OL Scott Wells (1.7).

Total series of picks from Tennessee given 2000: 76

2017 breeze picks from Tennessee (6): DE Derek Barnett, Eagles (Round 1, No. 14 overall); RB Alvin Kamara, Saints (Round 3, No. 67 overall); CB Cameron Sutton, Steelers (Round 3, No. 94 overall); LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Lions (Round 4, No. 124 overall); WR Josh Malone, Bengals (Round 4, No. 128 overall); QB Joshua Dobbs, Steelers (Round 4, No. 135 overall).

The Formula: MVP (7 points), Offensive/Defensive Player of a Year (6 points), first-team All-Pro preference (5 points), Offensive/Defensive Rookie of a Year (4 points), Pro Bowl preference within initial dual years of career (3 points), other Pro Bowl selections (1 point).

Draft multiplier: Total points for first-round picks x 1.1; second-round picks x 1.2; third-round picks x 1.3; fourth-round picks x 1.4; fifth-round picks x 1.5; sixth-round picks x 1.6; seventh-round picks x 1.7.

Tiebreaker: Ranking corner to lower-drafted actor within same round.

Specialists and fullbacks: For players respected essentially as specialists or fullbacks, their sum points were devalued. Kickers and punters were not enclosed in this exercise.

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