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.
Best picks of a century from Tennessee
1. Jason Witten, parsimonious end
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
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
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
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
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.
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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