Originally Posted by LynnFoster
Every year since then, the vast majority of NFL rookies haven't contributed on the field unless they were a Top Ten pick who held there own - exactly like Claiborne this year.
If you have a 1st round pick (and I mean any
1st round pick ) and the player does not contribute heavily in year one, barring serious injury, it would be very disappointing.
I'd say last season, barring injuries, 31 out of 32 1st rounders contibuted fairly well. Most of them played very big roles.
The only 1st round "flop" so far has been 30th pick--San Francisco WR AJ Jenkins. That's really it.
Looking at the 2nd round....it looks like almost all of those guys played key roles or even started for their teams too.
I bet after 2-3 year maybe as many as 60 players selected in Rds 1 and 2 will be contributing heavily for their teams.
Yes, you should expect big contributions after a year or two from your 1st two picks.