Originally Posted by IAMKING
No not excuses on why weren't productive. The question is when is the last time we had a truly productive class.
Most productive rookie classes are on terrible teams. Then when the team gets less terrible, those rookies don't do anything in the league because they were not all that great to begin with, just better than the veterans on a terrible team.
That's why people tend to use the 3-year rule. Otherwise you would be criticizing drafting somebody like Sean Lee or Troy Polamalu, who weren't productive their rookie years.