Did you know the Chicago Bears could've traded for Howie Long in 1983? The Dallas Cowboys had a clear sight at Randy Moss in 1998. Throughout history the NFL draft has been chalked full of what-ifs. Which is your favorite?
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That's why scouts and front office people put so much stock in the mental faculties of prospects these days. They could call that the Ryan Leaf rule.
Nine picks in the first three rounds of the next three drafts. Ridiculous since it was for a running back already with a lot of mileage on him. That was highway robbery.
That is one of the biggest in league history. In fairness one may never know because Marino should've won a few Lombardies with Shula and didn't. Who knows if the Steelers would've done any better.
I'll never forget Walsh taking over for the Bears in 94? when they were real sorry, Kramer and Matthews were both in the hospital, Walsh comes in because Wannestadt was the def coordinator on Miami, and boom...Walsh goes like 8-1(?) or something.
Sanders was great but I think Jimmy Johnson understood teams were built around quarterbacks. So he took Aikman. Walsh was a good player, just not a great one. He was drafted to push Troy and the Bears got a little of that magic when they took him.