Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The AFC South in a five-year draft analysis
By Paul Kuharsky
Matt Maiocco combed through the last five drafts and formulaically broke them down to rank them.
Unsurprisingly, he found the last two Super Bowl winners have fared the best in the last five years of assessing college prospects.
The AFC South results:
- Colts, third
- Texans, 14th
- Titans, 17th
- Jaguars, 23rd
I have no huge dispute with those placements.
Maiocco is on the mark that Houston’s done some good work, but it hasn’t been enough to get the Texans into the playoffs.
Chris Henry was a worse second-round running back than LenDale White, who got Maiocco’s nod as the franchise’s worst pick during the five-year span.
Derrick Harvey isn’t the only draft failure from the previous regime that’s still hurting the Jaguars, who appear primed to shoot up this list with Gene Smith at the helm.
Dig in, it’s a quality read.