Originally Posted by LynnFoster
Trev Alberts got hurt and even then, he was a better pick than Dilfer.
Rookies very rarely do more than hold than own if they start in their first year. The list of first year players that were above average full time starters is a very small one, while Kiper for decades has said teams needed to plug in a certain pick (often after the first round) to a starting position when in reality they need time to develop. Spencer and Dez are good examples, even in the first round, as is last year's favorite DeCastro.
Top ten picks have the talent to be average starters in their first year and then get better as they acclimate to the league - with Tyron Smith and Claiborne as examples. Most average and above average starters in the NFL did very little as rookies and begin to contribute later on. Bradie James is a good example, he did nothing in his first two seasons as a 4th round pick but turned in a solid starter for five plus years after that.
Alberts was the wrong pick. I don't know how anyone can say otherwise.
You're way out in left field on these rookies. I didn't realize Doug Martin wasn't a good starter this year. Neither was Russell Wilson. Alfred Morris. Bobby Wagner, Lavonte David, Michael Brockers, Fletcher Cox, Janoris Jenkins. All guys who might one day be good starters.
Honestly. There isn't an ounce of truth to what you're saying. You're taking a certain situation for a player and claiming it's the norm with everyone.