The Twenty-Five Greatest Chief Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The After Drafter Clock has not yet run all the numbers, but he finds Tony Gonzalez (1397, 490) to be one of the more remarkable draft choices ever. Like halfback Walter Payton (475, 470) or long snapper Pat Mannelly (18998, 533), Gonzalez played for a long time in a position where players don’t tend to last. The Clock cannot honestly say Tony Gonzalez was the greatest tight end ever,…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Titan Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The Titans represent the ultimate average team in the NFL, if you can accept the idea of an ultimate average. Unlike the Jets or Lions, the Titans drafted a number of players who later won a Super Bowl. This means other teams saw value in the players the franchise, both as the Oilers and the Titans, drafted. A total of 26 Jet draft choices later played in the Super…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Packer Draft Choices Ever

Tweet Whenever the After Drafter Clock discusses the best drafts picks ever, the others in the conversation tend to confuse the best players with the best draft picks. It strikes the Clock that people in Green Bay sometimes debate the greatest Packer player of all time, and most people pick either Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers. If the Clock were asked to choose he would lean more toward Rodgers because…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Broncos Draft Picks Ever

Tweet If anyone ever asks the After Drafter Clock who is the greatest quarterback of all time, the Clock would choose John Elway. Recently at my local Home Depot store I asked Clarence who he thought would be the greatest draft choice ever and he chose John Elway. Now Clarence is a handsome young man, but the emphasis is on young. When I told him the Colts drafted Elway and…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Lions Draft Picks Ever

Tweet If you were to limit the draft history of a team like the Lions to only draft choices taken 260th or earlier, as the After Drafter Clock does, and start counting in 1967 when the AFL and NFL held their first combined draft, as the After Drafter Clock does, you would realize the Lions drafted 402 players in that time. Of those 402 draftees, only 26 went on to…

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The Twenty-five Greatest Cowboys Draft Picks Ever

Tweet When it came to choosing favorite teams, the After Drafter Clock lived with an unfortunate geographical bias. The closer a team was to his house, the more likely it was to become his favorite team. Thus, the AD Clock’s favorite teams are the Cubs, the Bears, the Black Hawks, the Bulls, and the Northwestern Wildcats. Logically the White Sox should be his favorite team. The Clock is happy when…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Ravens Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The After Drafter Clock empathizes with anyone who experiences hard times, and the original fans of the Baltimore Ravens certainly qualified. The Cleveland Browns actually ran their organization pretty well and would have gone to the Super Bowl one year if Earnest Byner didn’t inexplicably fumble the ball before crossing the goal line. To add more salt to their wounds, Byner eventually won a Super Bowl ring with the…

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The Twenty-five Greatest Colts Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The After Drafter Clock continues to work the numbers, but it seems pretty safe to say the Colts possess the greatest quarterback legacy in the NFL, at least from a drafting standpoint. In their top twenty-five ever, the Colts can claim both John Elway (336) and Peyton Manning (506A). Even though Elway never played a down for the Colts, he was still, technically, their draft pick and still scored…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Falcon Draft Picks Ever

Tweet When the After Drafter Clock began the process of tracing the career totals and drafting success of each NFL team, it guessed that either the Cardinals or the Saints would register the worst track record. In looking at the Atlanta Falcons the Clock was surprised that only one Falcon player made it to the Hall of Fame, and that player, Claude Humphrey, just made it this year. The AD…

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The Twenty-Five Greatest Cardinal Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals can’t claim a long list of great players or great draft choices. At first glance it appears the combination of Larry Fitzgerald and Larry Centers in the 2004 make that draft the most likely candidate for greatest ever. Since Fitzgerald is still active and will gain at least another thirty points this year (2014 numbers have not been added to the total yet), he stands…

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The Greatest Chicago Bears Draft Picks Ever

Tweet The Greatest Bear Draft Picks Ever If you asked any reasonably knowledgeable football fan who was the greatest player in the history of the Bears, the answer would be Walter Payton. Amen. The After Drafter Clock agrees, Walter Payton was the greatest player in Bears history, and maybe the greatest player in NFL history period. However, the AD Clock doesn’t measure the quality of the players, only their ability…

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