Newest Titans Could Have Been Drafted

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    SUMMARY: If actions speaks louder than words, Titans GM Floyd Reese feels the 2002 was not a good one for his team. Three recent free agency signings were drafted by other teams in 2002. S Chris Hope was a third-round choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers (94th overall). The Titans drafted a safety a round earlier when they took Tank Williams 45th overall (39 spots before Hope). LB David Thornton was a fourth-round draft choice of the Indianapolis Colts (106th overall) that same year. Once again, the Titans wanted help at that spot and moved a round earlier when they chose Rocky Calmus in the third (77th overall). Finally, there was WR David Givens, who was taken in the seventh round (253rd overall) by the New England Patriots. Once again, the Titans looked for late-round help at that spot and settled on Jake Schifino (fifth round, 151st) and Darrell Hill (seventh round, 225th) when they could have had Givens.

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  2. Architect

    Architect Pain Train

    Good article but thats the risk of the draft. Who is to say that the players we drafted didnt show more potential or have better stats than the free agents we just drafted coming out of college. In alot of our cases we have to evaluate how our players would have played had they not been injured. Who is to say had he not been injured Calico could have been our go to receiver?
  3. thnom

    thnom Camp Fodder

    Interesting article but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
  4. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

    clamus could play, when healthy. the thing is, he didnt have injury problems in college.
  5. TouchDown29

    TouchDown29 Guest

    What about Carlos Hall, Drew Bennett, and Reynaldo Hill? Are there 31 GM's that are dissapointed because they didnt take them when they had the chance?
  6. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

    i dont know about carlos hall. he had a lot of his career sacks in his first year.
  7. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

    What does this say about Floyd's draft skills?...:hmm:
  8. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

    not much to be honest. three of the four guys (tank, calmus and schifino) all had injury problems they didnt have in college.
  9. I think it says a lot about the "style of draft" he took that year. We were a 7-9 team after the 2001 season, but we were positioning ourselves for a playoff run in 2002. Floyd needed to draft the most "game-ready" players, and get immediate contribution. That's where we seemed to sacrifice "potential" vs. "game-readiness."

    Without Tank Williams or Carlos Hall, we may never have been an 11-5 team that went to the AFC Championship. I guess the important thing here is to assess what the objectives were during that year's draft, and to see if they were accomplished.
  10. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    I think he was a good pick for a 7th rounder. Calmus may have never been spectacular, but still solid if ever healthy. He had the instincts.
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