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#1 pick that lived up to the hype?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Wolf2k5, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Wolf2k5

    Wolf2k5 Active Member

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    Who is your favorite draft pick that actually lived up to or starting to live up to even being the #1 overall pick?

    Im gna have to go with a tie between carson palmer and payton manning
  2. SupermanXx

    SupermanXx Benched

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    I was gonna say Peyton... Palmer is still getting there.. but Peyton has been golden for a little while longer
  3. Roughneck

    Roughneck Active Member

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    There was that one QB from UCLA taken about 17 years ago with a #1 pick.

    I think he might have turned out pretty good.
  4. Wolf2k5

    Wolf2k5 Active Member

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    I agree. i think palmer is more on his way to becoming great. I hope every year that payton gets over that hump
  5. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Ding ding, next question. I was shocked this wasn't the first answer
  6. Wolf2k5

    Wolf2k5 Active Member

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    Who? QC isnt that old. HAHAHA JK. You are a good man. i was thinking more current. He is the man. Barring Him (and yes i know i capitalized Him like the bible) who is your fav
  7. PAISAN247

    PAISAN247 Active Member

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    i remember him his name was TROY something or other right?;)
  8. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Active Member

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    Elway
    Earl Campbell
    Billy Sims(was living up to the hype until injury)
    Too Tall
    Bradshaw
    OJ
    Bruce Smith
    Bo (until injured)
  9. SupermanXx

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    Hostile
    Juke
    Reality
    BrainPaIiInNnNNnnNnTtTTtTTT
    Dale
    Woody's Girl
    LaTunaNostra (wherever the hell she is)
  10. PacoReloaded

    PacoReloaded New Member

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    I'd have to say Palmer right now.
  11. Cowchips

    Cowchips New Member

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    I think Bledsoe should make the list. Top 10 in many passing stats and still in his prime. If he adds a SB or 2 to his resume, he'll be up there with the greats.
  12. PacoReloaded

    PacoReloaded New Member

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    Umm.. still in his prime? :confused:

    I don't know if I'd go that far but he's most definately better than what we've had as Qb since Troy retired and certainly much better than Vinny ever was for us.
  13. Murph80

    Murph80 Member

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    Don't forget our boy Keyshawn.
  14. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Troy Aikman never let us down.
  15. Slyster

    Slyster Benched

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    The most recent would be Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer.

    I also think Drew Bledsoe has lived up to the #1 pick hype.
  16. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    Active:
    Peyton Manning
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    John Elway
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    Troy Aikman
    Bruce Smith
    O.J. Simpson
    Ron Yary
    Lee Roy Selmon
    Buck Buchanan
    Chuck Bednarik
    Paul Hornung
  17. Slyster

    Slyster Benched

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    Michael Vick? You serious?
  18. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    This guy

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    I would probably put these players as the best next to Aikman:

    O.J. Simpson, 1969

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    Terry Bradshaw, 1970

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    Earl Campbell, 1978

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    John Elway, 1983

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    Bruce Smith, 1985

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    Peyton Manning, 1998

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  19. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you have to throw in Steve Young in there. Ken Simms had a great career. George Rogers did pretty well. Ricky Bell was a great player on a horrible team so I don't know what you say there. Lee Roy Selmon was a great player, also on a horrible team. John Matuzak had a pretty good career. Jim Plunkett ended up having a pretty decent career. Ron Yary was a good player as well. Bubba Smith made out pretty well. There are a couple of em out there.
  20. Uh-Oh

    Uh-Oh Member

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    John Elway.

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