Good question, Mahomes comes to mind but AR went higher
How was Eli’s record at OM his last yr?
Just spitballing names, I don’t remember their draft position. I’m getting old
AR's mom did a good job with those boys. Draft night was the first night I heard mom and brother speak, and I was super impressed.
I found your question fascinating; so much so I took the trouble to do a little research.That brings up an interesting question. Prior to this year’s draft, who is the highest drafted player from a college team with a losing record and what spot was he taken? My guess is AR is the highest ever.
Chris Everett :)I found your question fascinating; so much so I took the trouble to do a little research.
So I went back through the last 25 NFL Drafts. In 2011, Ugly WR AJ Green was taken 4th overall. The dwags finished the previous season 6-7 (with a putrid bowl game loss). In the 2009 draft, Baylor OT Jason Smith was taken second overall after Baylor went 4-8. In 2003 WR Charles Rogers went second as well after a 4-8 season. In 2001 Missouri DE Justin Smith was 4th overall after a 3-8 season. That’s it: Five guys (including AR) in the last 25 years; and only AR was a QB. In general, guys drafted in the top 4 were on pretty good (10 or more wins) teams.
So how far back did I have to go to find a QB from a team with a losing or even non-winning season - after all AR opted out of the bowl, so it could be argued he went 6-6 - who was drafted in the top 4? I had to go back 37 years to the 1986 draft where Jim Everett was drafted #3 overall after leading Purdue to 5-6 record.
So while AR is neither the highest nor the only QB, it was definitely an anomaly.
I think what makes that clip so entertaining is at one time or another most people who ever listened to him have wanted to do that to Jim Rome. One day it finally happened for someone who had ability, motive, and opportunity.Its been a lifetime ago and that clip still cracks me up