RAIDERS JaMarcus Russell Adrian Peterson
LIONS Calvin Johnson Patrick Willis
BROWNS Joe Thomas Reggie Nelson
TAMPA BAY Gaines Adams Marshawn Lynch
ARIZONA Levi Brown Joe Thomas
REDSKINS LaRon Landry LaRon Landry
VIKINGS Adrian Peterson Amobi Okoye
FALCONS Jamaal Anderson Leon Hall
DOLPHINS Ted Ginn, Jr. Dwayne Bowe
TEXANS Amobi Okoye Jon Beason
49ers Patrick Willis Darrelle Revis
BILLS Marshawn Lynch Aaron Ross
RAMS Adam Carriker James Jones
JETS Darrelle Revis Tanard Jackson
STEELERS Lawrence Timmons Samson Satele
PACKERS Justin Harrell Ed Johnson
BRONCOS Jarvis Moss Aaron Sears
BENGALS Leon Hall Eric Wright
TITANS Michael Griffin Tony Ugoh
GIANTS Aaron Ross Calvin Johnson
JAGUARS Reggie Nelson Gaines Adams
BROWNS Brady Quinn Gerald Alexander
CHIEFS Dwayne Bowe Mason Crosby
PATRIOTS Brandon Merriweather Joe Staley
PANTHERS Jon Beason Yamon Figurs
COWBOYS Anthony Spencer Greg Olsen
SAINTS Robert Meachem Dan Sepulveda
49ers Joe Staley Nick Folk
RAVENS Ben Grubbs Justin Blalock
CHARGERS Craig Davis Brian Leonard
BEARS Greg Olsen Zack Miller
COLTS Anthony Gonzalez Korey Hall
Okay, all of this is based on the teams picking the best available player at the time they drafted BASED ON PERFORMANCE THIS SEASON, instead of based on performance in COLLEGE. This is just for fun, obviously, but gives you an idea of how the NFL landscape would be if NFL teams could do over their draft.
Ed Johnson played at Penn State, but wasnt on anyone's draft board in April due to his two suspensions and expulsion. The Colts signed him to a free-agent contract in May and he made their opening day lineup. He is only one of five defensive players to have played every game for the Colts and has 46 tackles and a sack.
Tony Ugoh also is a Colt. He slid into the second round where the Colts traded up to get him at the 42nd pick. He has replaced retired Tarik Glenn at LT and now guards Peyton Manning's blindside. Manning has only suffered 16 sacks this year, 7th fewest in the league.
Tampa Bay safety Tanard Jackson has 4 takeaways for the NFL's 6th best defense, but slid all the way to the fourth round in the draft.
Mason Crosby and Nick Folk, both kickers, would not have slid into the sixth round as they are both starters for their respective teams who truly needed that position filled badly. Ask the Cowboys how valuable Nick Folk has been this year. Ask Green Bay how valuable Mason Crosby has been this year.
Any questions? I would be happy to address any.