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sonny
04-07-2007, 07:56 PM
I haven't heard or seen anything on him in a long time. He's projected to go in the 3rd to 5th round but some say he could go undrafted. Has anyone heard anything?

edabbs44
04-07-2007, 07:57 PM
With Carmen Sandiego?

guttle11
04-07-2007, 07:58 PM
He's not a first round pick, so he's not going to get much press heading into the draft. Not a big deal.

(BTW, when I first read the title of this thread, my inside voice got deeper ala Carmen San Diego. I miss that show.)

sonny
04-07-2007, 08:00 PM
Rockappela was the group who sang the song....just a tidbit

TC81190
04-07-2007, 08:40 PM
I am completely befuddled by this. When is the last time a Heisman winner didn't get drafted, LET ALONE first round?

A-Dub
04-07-2007, 08:44 PM
Uh folks, he'll get drafted. Most likely in the 3rd round.

And to answer your question, Jason White and that wasn't very long ago and he was picked in the later rounds.

bengalsown
04-07-2007, 11:42 PM
I am completely befuddled by this. When is the last time a Heisman winner didn't get drafted, LET ALONE first round?

Being undrafted, or not drafted in the first round happens quite a bit.

bengalsown
04-07-2007, 11:45 PM
Year Player Drafted
2006 Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State ?
2005 Reggie Bush, RB, USC Saints in the 1st
2004 Matt Leinart, QB, USC Cardinals in the 1st
2003 Jason White, QB, Oklahoma Undrafted
2002 Carson Palmer, QB, USC Bengals in the 1st
2001 Eric Crouch, WR, Nebraska Rams in the 3rd
2000 Chris Weinke, QB, Florida State Panthers in the 4th
1999 Ron Dayne, RB, Wisconsin Giants in the 1st
1998 Ricky Williams, RB, Texas Saints in the 1st
1997 Charles Woodson, DB, Michigan Raiders in the 1st
1996 Danny Wuerffel, QB, Florida Saints in the 4th
1995 Eddie George, RB, Ohio State Oilers in the 1st
1994 Rashaan Salaam, RB, Colorado Bears in the 1st
1993 Charlie Ward, QB, Florida State Undrafted
1992 Gino Torretta, QB, Miami (FL) Vikings in the 7th
1991 Desmond Howard, WR, Michigan Redskins in the 1st
1990 Ty Detmer, QB, Brigham Young Packers in the 9th
1989 Andre Ware, QB, Houston Lions in the 1st
1988 (HOF) Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State Lions in the 1st
1987 Tim Brown, WR, Notre Dame Raiders in the 1st
1986 Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami (FL) Bucs in the 1st
1985 Bo Jackson, RB, Auburn Bucs in the 1st ('86) & Raiders in the 7th ('87)
1984 Doug Flutie, QB, Boston College Rams in the 11th
1982 Herschel Walker, RB, Georgia Cowboys in the 5
1981 (HOF) Marcus Allen, RB, USC Raiders in the 1st
1980 George Rogers, RB, South Carolina Saints in the 1st
1979 Charles White, RB, USC Browns in the 1st
1978 Billy Sims, RB, Oklahoma Lions in the 1st
1977 (HOF) Earl Campbell, RB, Texas Oilers in the 1st
1976 (HOF) Tony Dorsett, RB, Pittsburgh Cowboys in the 1st
1974 &
1975 Archie Griffin, RB, Ohio State Bengals in the 1st
1973 John Cappelletti, RB, Penn State Rams in the 1st
1972 Johnny Rodgers, WR, Nebraska Chargers in the 1st
1971 Pat Sullivan, QB, Auburn Falcons in the 2nd
1970 Jim Plunkett, QB, Stanford Patriots in the 1st
1969 Steve Owens, RB, Oklahoma Lions in the 1st
1968 (HOF) O.J. Simpson, RB, USC Bills in the 1st
1967 Gary Beban, QB, UCLA Rams in the 2nd
1966 Steve Spurrier, QB, Florida 49ers in the 1st
1965 Mike Garrett, RB, USC Chiefs in the 20
1964 Steve Delong, T, Tennessee Bears in the 1st
1964 John Huarte, QB, Notre Dame Jets in the 2nd
1963 (HOF) Roger Staubach, QB, Navy Cowboys in the 10
1962 Terry Baker, QB, Oregon State Rams in the 1st
1961 Ernie Davis, RB, Syracuse Redskins in the 1st
1960 Joe Bellino, RB, Navy Patriots in the 19th
1959 Billy Cannon, RB, Louisiana State Rams in the 1st
1958 Pete Dawkins, RB, Army Undrafted
1957 John David Crow, RB, Texas A&M Cardinals in the 1st
1956 (HOF) Paul Hornung, RB, Notre Dame Packers in the 1st
1955 Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, RB, Ohio State Lions in the 1st
1954 Alan (The Horse) Ameche, RB, Wisconsin Colts in the 1st
1953 John Lattner, RB, Notre Dame Steelers in the 1st
1952 Billy Vessels, RB, Oklahoma Colts in the 1st
1951 Dick Kazmaier, B, Princeton Bears in the 15th
1950 Vic Janowicz, RB, Ohio State Redskins in the 7th
1949 Leon Hart, E, Notre Dame Lions in the 1st
1948 (HOF) Doak Walker, RB, Southern Methodist Yanks in the 1st
1947 Johnny Lujack, QB, Notre Dame Bears in the 1st
1946 Glenn Davis, RB, Army Lions in the 1st
1945 Felix (Doc) Blanchard, B, Army Steelers in the 1st
1944 Les Horvath, QB, Ohio State Rams in the 6
1943 Angelo Bertelli, QB, Notre Dame Yanks in the 1st
1942 Frank Sinkwich, RB, Georgia Lions in the 1st
1941 Bruce Smith, RB, Minnesota Packers in the 13th
1940 Tom Harmon, B, Michigan Bears in the 1st
1939 Nile Kinnick, B, Iowa Dodgers in the 2nd
1938 Davey O'Brien, QB, Texas Christian Eagles in the 1st
1937 Clint Frank, RB, Yale Lions in the 12th
1936 Larry Kelley, E, Yale Lions in the 9th
1935 Jay Berwanger, B, Chicago Eagles in the 1st

TC81190
04-08-2007, 01:07 AM
Wow, you would've think someone would have taken a flier on that guy, the team with the worst QB that year or something.

Also saw Weinke, that kinda helps me understand a little.

dougdirt
04-08-2007, 04:02 AM
Well Eric Crouch won the Heisman as a QB... then was drafted as a WR and couldnt handle it in the NFL and quit/retired before playing a game.

Highlifeman21
04-08-2007, 11:16 AM
You can't really count Charlie Ward on that, b/c while he won the Heisman, he had ZERO intentions of ever playing Pro Football. He knew he was going to the NBA.

George Foster
04-09-2007, 12:51 AM
You can't really count Charlie Ward on that, b/c while he won the Heisman, he had ZERO intentions of ever playing Pro Football. He knew he was going to the NBA.

You can make a pretty good argument that Charlie Ward was the best all-around athlete since Bo Jackson. Won the Heisman...had a very good NBA career. "Prime Time" has to be in that discussion as well.

registerthis
04-09-2007, 05:50 PM
"Prime Time" has to be in that discussion as well.

Deion was never a good baseball player. Jackson was.

Deion simply didn't embarass himself, but he was--and always will be--a football player who had a hobby in baseball.

Red Leader
04-09-2007, 05:59 PM
Deion was never a good baseball player. Jackson was.

Deion simply didn't embarass himself, but he was--and always will be--a football player who had a hobby in baseball.

I would say he was an entertainer that happened to have talent in both football and baseball. Football moreso than baseball, obviously.

Bo Jackson was an All-Star in both sports. An absolute incredible athlete.

EddieMilner
04-10-2007, 02:03 PM
I would say he was an entertainer that happened to have talent in both football and baseball. Football moreso than baseball, obviously.

Bo Jackson was an All-Star in both sports. An absolute incredible athlete.

Magnus Von Magnusson was the best athlete ever. No questions. Keg Throwing and VW carrying with the best of them.

dabvu2498
04-10-2007, 02:09 PM
Who is the only man drafted by four professional sports leagues?

Caseyfan21
04-10-2007, 02:10 PM
This whole draft status argument cracks me up. I think it was Brady Quinn getting interviewed on Sportscenter that said it was crazy how his draft status seems to change hourly even though he isn't doing anything. It's like a stock market and any little whisper or doubt can have a 3 round effect on where a player goes.

Ravenlord
04-10-2007, 02:11 PM
Magnus Von Magnusson was the best athlete ever. No questions. Keg Throwing and VW carrying with the best of them.

i'll take a young, healthy Magnus Samuelson for VW carrying.

Caseyfan21
04-10-2007, 02:11 PM
Who is the only man drafted by four professional sports leagues?

I want to say Dave Winfield but I'm not positive.

EddieMilner
04-10-2007, 02:12 PM
Who is the only man drafted by four professional sports leagues?

Dave Winfield

dabvu2498
04-10-2007, 02:16 PM
I want to say Dave Winfield but I'm not positive.


Dave Winfield

Correct.

Who is the only other man to be drafted in three different pro sports?

BRM
04-10-2007, 02:29 PM
Correct.

Who is the only other man to be drafted in three different pro sports?

Dave Logan

dabvu2498
04-10-2007, 02:30 PM
Dave Logan

Ding ding ding!

You don't, you don't, you don't mess around.

WebScorpion
04-11-2007, 05:09 PM
Didn't Jason White have really, really bad knees? I seem to recall him hobbling off the field in pain in his later years. I think he tried out with a few NFL teams too, but the knees did him in.

So really, it looks like a Heisman winner being undrafted is a rarity...going after the first round is less of a rarity, but still appears to be well under 50%. I think Troy will get drafted, but not in the first round.

BTW, guys like Staubach (Navy) and Pete Dawkins (Army) probably had their draft status affected by the fact they still had a military obligation to fulfill.