With the 60th pick in the NFL Draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 60 days until draft day.

Tweet The After Drafter Clock never knows whose name is going to float to the top of the list when identifying the best picks at a certain level, like today’s look at the 60th picks. Even with that said, it surprised the AD Clock when Brad Meester’s name appeared. It surprises for two reasons: he comes from Northern Iowa, not exactly a football factory, and he was chosen by the…

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With the 61st pick in the NFL Draft…47 picks, 1967 to 2013, best to worst. 61 days until Draft Day

Tweet The 61st pick in the draft confounds the After Drafter Clock because so few teams participated. Among the forty-seven picks made since 1967, the Broncos made five of them, the Chiefs made four of them, the Packers made four of them, the Chargers made four of them, the Cardinals made three of them, the Bears made three of them, the Eagles made three of them, and the Bills, Dolphins,…

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With the 62nd pick in the NFL Draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to2013. 62 days until the NFL Draft.

Tweet In 1967, the first year of the combined draft, the 49ers took Frank Nunley, a linebacker out of Michigan with the 62nd pick in the draft.  In 1967 the 62nd pick was a third rounder, but today it is a second round pick. For that reason the After Drafter Clock marks the depth of the draft in groups of twenty, as in the first twenty, the second twenty, and so on….

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With the 63rd pick in the NFL Draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 63 days until draft day.

Tweet J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets.   Who is Morris Lewis, and why has the After Drafter Clock never heard of him? How is it possible for the best player taken 63rd to be so anonymous? How is it possible for any player to play in New York and still be so anonymous? For what it’s worth, Morris Lewis (although the Clock really should double check and make sure his name is…

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With the 64th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 64 days until draft day.

Tweet Among the athletes taken with the 64th pick in the draft was Dave Duerson. Duerson played safety for the great ’85 Bears defense, starting, at least in part, because Todd Bell chose to hold out for more money that year. Some tension existed between defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan and Duerson because Ryan let it be known he thought less of Duerson than Bell. As always with Buddy Ryan, he…

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With the 65th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, from 1967 to2013. 65 days until draft day.

Tweet Hilgenberg commenting on some poor draft choices made by the team in the late 1980’s, but he singled out Jerry Fontenot as one young guy who could really play well. Fontenot went on to have a long career, eight years with the Bears and eight more with the Saints. If the AD Clock only considered the Saint years, Fontenot would still be the twenty-fifth best pick taken 65th. He…

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With the 66th pick in the NFL Draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 66 Days until draft day.

Tweet   The After Drafter Clock would not be surprised if Ronde Barber ended up in the hall of fame. He played for a long time and was undoubtedly a great player, so he earned the 514 points he scored on the AD Clock. Of more interest is the second best draft pick chosen 66th, William Henderson of the Green Bay Packers. Having watched Henderson play against the Bears, the…

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With the 67th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 67 days until draft day.

Tweet As the After Drafter Clock’s gears turn one more time and he looks at the picks taken 67th, he’d like to take the opportunity to explain why he started tracking draft choices in 1967 and not earlier. A few pertinent facts went into the decision. First of all, the NFL and AFL held their first combined draft in 1967. Throughout the sixties players were often drafted by two teams….

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With the 68th pick in the draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 68 days until the draft.

Tweet When the After Drafter Clock took a close look at the list of draft picks taken 68th, the frustration of being a Bears fan came into clear focus. The best 68th pick was the Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, a terrific player who appeared to run out of gas over the past year or two. The Clock hopes he regains some measure of his youth and finds one more good…

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With the 69th pick in the NFL draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to 2013. 69 days til draft day.

Tweet Tight ends were the players most likely to succeed after be taken in the 69th position, if you will pardon the expression. Although six tight ends were taken overall, not an unusual number in the After Drafter Clock’s mind, four of them ended up in the top ten.   Jason Witten of the Cowboys scored higher on the After Draft Clock than any other player chosen 69th in the Super…

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With the 70th pick in the NFL Draft…47 picks, best to worst, 1967 to2013. 70 days til draft day.

Tweet In looking at all of the players chosen with the 70th pick in the draft, the After Drafter Clock noted aft, the After Drafter Clock noted they came from thirty-four different schools, mostly schools the AD Clock considers the usual suspects. Five schools saw two athletes drafted 70th, including Colorado State, Maryland, Iowa, Penn State, and Hawaii. Hawaii claims the best 70th pick ever, kicker Jason Elam. Only Notre…

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