Best NFL breeze picks of a century: Top selections from Cal


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 reward for longevity or superb play was granted. See a full regulation next a list of tip picks.

With 61 breeze picks given 2000, Cal ranks 21st among all schools. QB Aaron Rodgers, of course, is a bullion standard. He was approaching to be picked many higher, though when he slipped to No. 24 overall, a Packers took him notwithstanding carrying Brett Favre during quarterback. That stays tied to GM Ted Thompson’s bequest as a resplendent instance of draft-day foresight. Said Thompson during a time, per a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “I usually consider when we demeanour behind 5 years from now you’ll say, ‘This was a ruin of a pick.'” Indeed. Cal’s list is deep, as well, such that one of a NFL’s tip centers, Alex Mack, ranks usually fifth, and a receiver a peculiarity of DeSean Jackson usually done honest mention.

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Best picks of a century from Cal

1. Aaron Rodgers, quarterback
Points: 33.0
Drafted by: Packers, No. 24 altogether collect (Round 1), 2005
Skinny: Rodgers was deliberate a probability for a San Francisco 49ers with a No. 1 altogether collect in 2005, though when a Niners took Alex Smith, no quarterback went off a house until Rodgers went to a Packers as a final actor left in a draft’s immature room. He had to wait again in Green Bay, for 3 years behind Brett Favre, though fast grown into one of a league’s chosen passers once he took over a offense in 2008. Now he enters his 13th season, and 10th as a starter, with a span of MVPs on his resume. He’s shutting in on 300 career TD passes and brought a Packers a pretension in Super Bowl XLV.

2. Nnamdi Asomugha, cornerback
Points: 14.3
Drafted by: Raiders, No. 31 altogether collect (Round 1), 2003
Skinny: At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, Asomugha gave a Raiders a large distance advantage during a position where distance can be tough to come by. At a rise of his career (he went to 3 loyal Pro Bowls from 2008-2010 and was comparison first-team All-Pro in dual of those seasons), he was a least-targeted cornerback in a game. He intercepted a career-high 8 passes in 2006.


3. Marshawn Lynch, using back
Points: 13.2
Drafted by: Bills, No. 12 altogether collect (Round 1), 2007
Skinny: “Beast Mode” became a large star in Seattle and is behind from retirement for a run with his hometown Raiders, though it was in Buffalo where he got his start. He ran for 2,151 yards over his initial dual seasons with a Bills, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2008, though his career unequivocally took off in 2011, his second year with a Seahawks.

4. Deltha O’Neal, cornerback
Points: 9.9
Drafted by: Broncos, No. 15 altogether collect (Round 1), 2000
Skinny: O’Neal had a nine-year NFL career with a Broncos, Bengals and Patriots. He emerged as a loyal ballhawk in 2001, his second deteriorate as a pro, with 9 interceptions. He tied an NFL record with 4 in a singular diversion opposite a Kansas City Chiefs that year. In his second year with a Bengals in 2005, his 10 interceptions tied him with Ty Law to lead a NFL, and he was comparison first-team All-Pro.

5. Alex Mack, center
Points: 6.6
Drafted by: Browns, No. 21 altogether collect (Round 1), 2009
Skinny: Mack grown into one of a league’s best centers in Cleveland, and started each diversion over his initial 5 seasons. He’s been comparison to 4 Pro Bowls, many recently final deteriorate after signing a five-year contract with a Atlanta Falcons.

Honorable mention: WR DeSean Jackson (6.0 points), DE Cameron Jordan (2.2), LB Andre Carter (2.2), RB Justin Forsett (1.7), LB Scott Fujita (1.5), S Thomas Decoud (1.3).

Total series of picks from Cal given 2000: 61

2017 breeze picks from Cal (3): QB Davis Webb, Giants (Round 3, No. 87 overall); WR Chad Hansen, Jets (Round 4, No. 141 overall); RB Khalfani Muhammad, Titans (Round 7, No. 241 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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