23 Tigers drafted in First Round in history

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  1. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    Tigers drafted in first round

    This number should increase significantly with Nick in charge and bringing great talent in from around the country.
     
  2. Ectopic Tiger

    Ectopic Tiger Founding Member

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    So who was the biggest bust on the list?

    1999 Anthony McFarland Bucs DT

    1998 Alan Faneca Steelers C/

    1997 David LaFleur Cowboys TE

    1996 Eddie Kennison Rams WR

    1991 Harvey Williams Chiefs RB/

    1989 Eric Hill Cardinals LB

    1988 Wendell Davis Bears WR

    1979 Charles Alexander Bengals RB

    1977 A.J. Duhe Dolphins DT

    1975 Mike Williams Chargers DB

    1973 Bert Jones Colts QB

    1966 George Rice Bears DT

    1963 Jerry Stovall* Cardinals-Jets S

    1962 Earl Gros Packers RB

    1962 Wendell Harris Colts S

    1960 Billy Cannon** Cardinals-Oilers RB

    1960 John Robinson Lions S/

    1957 Earl Leggett Bears OT

    1951 Ken Konz Browns B

    1951 Y.A. Tittle 49ers QB

    1948 Y.A. Tittle Lions QB

    1946 Dub Jones Cardinals B

    1944 Steve Van Buren Eagles B

    Most were before my time, but I don't remember Wendell Davis doing to much with the Bears.
     
  3. olVENICEdog

    olVENICEdog Founding Member

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    boy was Dave Lafleur a bust
     
  4. JVincent25

    JVincent25 Founding Member

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    Has to be between Lafleur and Kennison.
     
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Kennison is still in th NFL
     
  6. BigRig

    BigRig Like a fine box of wine

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    I would say Lafleur. I think he only lasted about two years with the cowboys. Wendell Davis was doing good with the bears until he blew out both knees catching a ball at the old Vet, unfortunately ending his career.
     
  7. Ectopic Tiger

    Ectopic Tiger Founding Member

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    Kennison plays for the Chiefs and is the deep threat of one of the most prolific offenses in the league. He's not the leading receiver because they spread the ball around so much, and they throw a lot to their TE and Priest. He did have a long game winning reception this past season.
     
  8. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    I would have to say Lafleur also as far as I know

    Kennison was drafted number one due to his speed, return abilities and he had so much upside. He developed slowly but has now become a very integral part of the Chiefs and has had some good seasons and appears to be getting better still. And it was a shame about Davis, I thought he would have had a long career as a very good possession receiver if he hadn't gotten hurt.
     
  9. Tiger-Nutwhack

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    hopefully, youre not implying that all of those players were busts in the NFL...and youre just trying to decide which was the "biggest bust"

    because...there are some really good NFL football players on that list.
     
  10. Chipeace

    Chipeace Country Roads Tiger

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    Seems to me Lafleur started a few years for the cowbys, before retiring due to a neck or back injury.
     

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