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Top 3 draft pick history

Below is a chart that shows the positions of the NFL draft top three picks since 1998.  There are a few interesting trends to note:

1) All QB's taken #1 except for a few DE's and an OT (Doesn't bode well for us getting Luck if he comes out to last to #3)

2) Only one LB and no CB's or Safeties taken (We at least can feel good that the value of taken one of these players/positions is not in the top 3 picks)

3) WR's were the next most drafted position with the 3rd pick after QB (something tells me the opportunity to draft AJ Green will be very promising if Farley or Bowers doesn't fit into their 3-4 type of NT or DE.  I think Farley is a special type of DT that could be too good to pass up, however AJ Green is getting comparisons to Calvin Johnson (who by the way Chan Gailey coached at Georgia Tech) similar to the CJ Spiller pick. 

 

NFL Draft Year 2010 No. 1 QB No. 2 DT No. 3 DT
2009 QB OT DE
2008 OT DE QB
2007 QB WR OT
2006 DE RB QB
2005 QB RB WR
2004 QB OT WR
2003 QB WR WR
2002 QB DE QB
2001 QB OT DT
2000 DE OLB OT
1999 QB QB QB
1998 QB QB DE

Players taken with the third pick:


2010: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers defensive tackle

2009: Tyson Jackson, Chiefs defensive end

2008: Matt Ryan, Falcons quarterback

2007: Joe Thomas, Browns tackle

2006: Vince Young, Texans quarterback

2005: Braylon Edwards, Browns receiver

2004: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals receiver

2003: Andre Johnson, Texans receiver

2002: Joey Harrington, Lions quarterback

2001: Gerard Warren, Browns defensive lineman

2000: Chris Samuels, Redskins tackle


It will be fun to speculate what the Bills will do between now and the draft in April...  It was a bad season.  I am already to say let's move on to 2011.  (Keep lifting and eating Aaron Maybin!)  Go Bills!

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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