The 88th Pick in the NFL Draft 1967 to 2013, Best to Worst. 88 days until draft day.

Tweet In 2002 the New York Jets chose tight end Chris Baker (251) out of Michigan State with the 88th pick in the draft. Baker would go on to be the 3rd most productive 88th pick of the Super Bowl era, trailing only Tom Jackson (417), a linebacker the Broncos chose out of Louisville in 1973, and Jason Gildon (357), another linebacker chosen by the Steelers in 1994. The fourth…

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The Best Draft Choices Between 241 and 250 since 1967. 89 days until draft day.

Tweet Since 1967 teams drafted 426 players between 241 and 250 in the annual draft. 248 (58%) of those players played in at least one game, and totaled 11,614 games combined. Of those games, 5,595 (48%) were played for teams other than the one that drafted them. 37 players played at least one game for teams that eventually played in the Super Bowl that year. The After Drafter Clock gives…

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The Best Draft Picks from 251 to 260: 90 days until Draft Day

Tweet Below I included a list of every player drafted between 1967 (the year the NFL and AFL held their first common draft) and 2013 who eventually played in at least one game. In that time, the various teams drafted 336 players between the 251st pick and the 260th pick. Of the 336 players chosen among the bottom ten, 166 actually played in at least one game, meaning the unlucky…

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The Twenty-five Greatest Texan Draft Picks Ever

Tweet Going into the 2014 season the Houston Texans (The After Drafter Clock thinks it’s a terrible nickname for a team. Better than the Miami Heat or Utah Jazz, but still not very good), drafted exactly 100 players in the annual collegiate draft. 12 players never saw a field on Sunday, meaning the team was at least a little right 88% of the time. Three Texans went on to play…

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The Twenty-five Greatest Jaguar Draft Choices Ever

Tweet Since they chose Tony Boselli as their first draft choice in 1995, the Jacksonville Jaguars also drafted 157 other players through 2013. Of those players, only six would go on to play in a Super Bowl, including Byron Leftwich, who played in two of them. Yet none of those players counts as one of the twenty-five best choices the Jaguars ever made. Brad Meester is the best draft choice…

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The Twenty-five Greatest Brown Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The After Drafter Clock may invite the wrath of Cleveland football fans, but he chooses to ignore one of the basic demands of the fans who forced the NFL to give the city a new football team after Art Model essentially stole the original one. It was decided that the team records of the original Browns would somehow stay with the second coming Browns. The AD Clock disagreed, and proceeded…

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The Twenty-Five Best Panther Draft Picks Ever

Tweet In the first twenty years of their existence the Carolina Panthers drafted 149 players, and 133 of them actually played in at least 1 NFL game, essentially a 90% success rate. The After Drafter Clock would have expected a success rate closer to 67%. Another quirky detail of the Panthers draft history is that their two most successful draftees, Steve Smith and Jordan Gross, both came from the same…

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The Twenty-five Best Buccaneer Draft Picks Ever

Tweet Here in Chicago the After Drafter Clock joins with the entire city in feeling a sense of loss with the passing of the great Ernie Banks. The AD Clock remembers reading an excerpt from Bill James’s Baseball Abstract in which he opined that from 1955 to 1960, Ernie Banks may have been the most valuable player in the history of baseball. Certainly he was ahead of his time as…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Seahawk Draft Choices Ever

Tweet At Edison Park School in Chicago the After Drafter Clock met young Andrew Nolan, a devout Seahawks fan who sneered at “bandwagoners” who liked Seahawks lately because they’re in the Super Bowl. Andrew said he liked the Seahawks since he discovered Shaun Alexander as a kid. The AD Clock would like to point out that Andrew is 13 or 14 years old now, meaning Andrew fell in love with…

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The Twenty-five Greatest Bengal Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The Cincinnati Bengals show more of a split personality than any other team in football. On one hand they strike the After Drafter Clock as a team that doesn’t know what it’s doing, but on the other, they played in two Super Bowls, and fielded pretty good teams in the shadow of the 1970’s Steelers, and lately over the past five years. These days they seem like the best…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Redskin Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The After Drafter Clock still waits for word from Twitter, but his account is still suspended. The AD Clock must have done something to tick off the powers that be within the Twittersphere, but has yet to figure out exactly what went wrong. In the meantime, he turns his attention to the Washington Redskins. Back in the 1970’s George Allen showed no interest in rookies. For several years the…

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