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Draftback: 1998 NFL Draft

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I "reviewed" the draft from 20 years ago so might as well do the one from 10 years ago. Like the 1993 draft, this draft featured quarterbacks being selected #1 and #2 overall. Also like that draft the #1 pick (Drew Bledsoe) turned out to be much better than the #2 pick (Rick Mirer) but in 1998 it was by a much larger scale as we would have a future Hall of Famer at #1 and all-time bust at #2.




1. Indianapolis - Peyton Manning, QB, Tennessee


My WEST COAST BIAS~ convinced myself that the next guy would be the better quarterback.


2. San Diego - Ryan Leaf, QB, Washington State


25 Career Games, 48.4% Comp Pct, 50.0 QB Rating, 14 TD, 36 Int, and a handful of public temper tantrums.


3. Arizona - Andre Wadsworth, DE, Florida State


Knee injuries killed his career barely after it got started.


4. Oakland - Charles Woodson, CB, Michigan


Outstanding early in his career but nagging injuries slowed him down quite a bit.


5. Chicago - Curtis Enis, RB, Penn State


Held out, showed up out of shape, and then blew out his knee. Pretty much useless.


6. St. Louis - Grant Wistrom, DE, Nebraska


Eight year starter but a tad overrated.


7. New Orleans - Kyle Turley, T, San Diego State


My guess is he'll end up killing someone during the usual, post-NFL lineman depression stage of his life.


8. Dallas - Greg Ellis, DE, North Carolina


Has had a career resurrection the last couple of years.


9. Jacksonville - Fred Tayor, RB, Florida


Passed the 10,000 yard rushing mark this past season.


10. Baltimore - Duane Starks, CB, Miami


Really good his first few years in the league, although probably helped by a great Ravens defense around him, and then flamed out pretty quickly once he left Baltimore.


11. Philadelphia - Tra Thomas, T, Florida State


Ten year starter and selected to three Pro Bowls.


12. Atlanta - Keith Brooking, LB, Georgia Tech


Overrated but still has had a pretty good career.


13. Cincinnati - Takeo Spikes, LB, Auburn


Was one of the best linebackers in the league for a few years.


14. Carolina - Jason Peter, DE, Nebraska


Check out his Real Sports segment to find out what happened to him.


15. Seattle - Anthony Simmons, LB, Clemson


Decent for a few years.


16. Tennessee - Kevin Dyson, WR, Utah


Place in NFL history is cemented due to the Music City Miracle and the final play of Super Bowl XXXV but really nothing special as a player.


17. Cincinnati - Brian Simmons, LB, North Carolina


Eight year starter.


18. New England - Robert Edwards, RB, Georgia


Infamously blew out his knee in an NFL flag football game on the beach during Pro Bowl week after his rookie year.


19. Green Bay - Vonnie Holliday, DE, North Carolina


Another decent UNC defensive player.


20. Detroit - Terry Fair, CB, Tennessee


Seven interceptions in four years.


21. Minnesota - Randy Moss, WR, Marshall


His off the field problems dropped him this far. Still pissed he broke Jerry Rice's single season, receiving touchdown record this past year which I thought was near unbreakable.


22. New England - Tebucky Jones, S, Syracuse


Nothing special.


23. Oakland - Mo Collins, G, Florida


Five year starter but was pretty terrible.


24. N.Y. Giants - Shaun Williams, S, UCLA


Just a warm body.


25. Jacksonville - Donovin Darius, S, Syracuse


Throws a nice lariat.


26. Pittsburgh - Alan Faneca, G, LSU


Seven time Pro Bowl selection.


27. Kansas City - Victor Riley, T, Auburn


Was a decent run blocker, terrible pass blocker.


28. San Francisco - R.W. McQuarters, CB, Oklahoma State


Great name, pretty good punt returner, awful cornerback.


29. Miami - John Avery, RB, Mississippi


XFL's all-time leading rusher.


30. Denver - Marcus Nash, WR, Tennessee


Four receptions in 11 career games.



Other Notable Picks


33. Arizona - Corey Chavous, CB, Vanderbilt

35. Chicago - Tony Parrish, S, Washington

38. Dallas - Flozell Adams, T, Michigan State

39. Buffalo - Sam Cowart, LB, Florida State

44. Miami - Patrick Surtain, CB, Southern Miss

46. Tennessee - Samari Rolle, CB, Florida State

48. Washington - Stephen Alexander, TE, Oklahoma

58. San Francisco - Jeremy Newberry, C, California

64. Chicago - Olin Kreutz, C, Washington

65. St. Louis - Leonard Little, DE, Tennessee

72. Philadelphia - Jeremiah Trotter, LB, Stephen F Austin

76. Seattle - Ahman Green, RB, Nebraska

78. Cincinnati - Mike Goff, G, Iowa

91. Denver - Brian Griese, QB, Michigan

92. Pittsburgh - Hines Ward, WR, Georgia

93. Indianapolis - Steve McKinney, C, Texas A&M

111. N.Y. Jets - Jason Fabini, T, Cincinnati

119. San Francisco - Lance Schulters, S, Hofstra

139. Tennessee - Benji Olson, G, Washington

173. Minnesota - Matt Birk, C, Harvard

180. San Francisco - Fred Beasley, FB, Auburn

187. Green Bay - Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Boston College

199. Atlanta - Ephraim Salaam, T, San Diego State

226. Arizona - Pat Tillman, S, Arizona State

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