Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Good Lord, this is an awful list.

Post by William

With the Falcons not having a First Round Pick this year, I wanted to go back and see exactly who the Falcons have picked with their #1 over the years.

Several things jump out.

#1  Most teams have busts at QB. The Falcons run the gamut of busts at EVERY position. Nebraska CBs were awful. Aundray Bruce held up the pizza guy with a BB gun. Best RB is Bubba Bean. QB Randy Johnson took the first snap in Falcons history and lined up behind the guard. Not a good start for the franchise.

#2  There are some REALLY good picks. Tommy Nobis- good player. Great in the city. Claude Humphrey- great pass rusher. Bartkowski- never lived up to the hype but was really good. Mike Kenn- possibly the best of all the picks. Deion- didn't stay long enough but was fantastic. (Now he's a complete jackass. Tweeting pics of his kids filling out police reports against their Mother?)

Let's hope the administration at Flowery Branch can pull a few rabbits out of the hat this weekend.

YearPickPlayer namePositionCollegeNotes
19661Tommy Nobis *LinebackerTexas
196615Randy JohnsonQuarterbackTexas A&I
1967No pick[a]
19683Claude HumphreyDefensive endTennessee State
19692George KunzOffensive tackleNotre Dame
197012John SmallLinebackerCitadel
19717Joe ProfitRunning backNortheast Louisiana
197215Clarence EllisSafetyNotre Dame
1973No pick[b]
1974No pick[c]
19751Steve Bartkowski *QuarterbackCal[d]
19769Bubba BeanRunning backTexas A&M
19776Warren BryantOffensive tackleKentucky
197720Wilson FaumuinaDefensive tackleSan Jose State[e]
197813Mike KennOffensive tackleMichigan
197917Don SmithDefensive endMiami (FL)
19807Junior MillerTight endNebraska
198125Bobby ButlerCornerbackFlorida State
19829Gerald RiggsRunning backArizona State
198316Mike PittsDefensive endAlabama
19849Rick BryanDefensive tackleOklahoma
19852Bill FralicOffensive tacklePittsburgh[f]
19862Tony CasillasDefensive tackleOklahoma
198617Tim GreenLinebackerSyracuse[g]
198712Chris MillerQuarterbackOregon
19881Aundray Bruce *LinebackerAuburn
19895Deion SandersCornerbackFlorida State
198927Shawn CollinsWide receiverNorthern Arizona[h]
199020Steve BroussardRunning backWashington State[i][j]
19913Bruce PickensCornerbackNebraska
199113Mike PritchardWide receiverColorado[i]
19928Bob WhitfieldOffensive tackleStanford[k]
199219Tony SmithRunning backSouthern Miss
19939Lincoln KennedyOffensive tackleWashington
1994No pick[l]
199526Devin BushSafetyFlorida State[m]
1996No pick[l]
199711Michael BookerCornerbackNebraska[n]
199812Keith BrookingLinebackerGeorgia Tech
199930Patrick KerneyDefensive endVirginia
2000No pick[o]
20011Michael Vick *QuarterbackVirginia Tech[p]
200218T. J. DuckettRunning backMichigan State[q]
2003No pick[r]
20048DeAngelo HallCornerbackVirginia Tech
200429Michael JenkinsWide receiverOhio State[s]
200527Roddy WhiteWide receiverUAB
2006No pick[t]
20078Jamaal AndersonDefensive endArkansas[u]
20083Matt RyanQuarterbackBC
200821Sam BakerOffensive tackleUSC[v]
200924Peria JerryDefensive tackleMississippi
201019Sean WeatherspoonLinebackerMissouri
20116Julio JonesWide receiverAlabama[w]