As we continue to move towards the NFL draft and the camps of Buffalo Rumblings start to form around their favorite first round draft pick, I thought it might be insightful to look back at how the different camps of prospective Bills 2010 draft picks fared with the fans opinion ,of the team that actually picked them
From 2010, there was 2 major camps of the Buffalo Rumblings Fanbase, the Franchise QB Camp who were pining for Clausen or Tebow, and the Franchise OT who the majority were pining for Bryan Bulaga, including myself. There were also other camps, the Dan Williams NT camp and of course the pick we took in Spiller, who I like to call the in Chix we trust camp. There was much chatter the week before the draft we would take Spiller and it turned out to be true.
I ignored any of the players who were wanted who were taken before we picked. I also have ignored some of the smaller camps who were taken after we picked such as Jerry Hughes, who even Bill Polian seems to regret picking and Anthony Davis who's camp shrunk by a country mile when he didn't show up for his pro day.
To grade fan satisfaction, I gave each player 4 choices of how the fanbase felt about drafting said player after year one. Great, Good, Mediocre, and Poor. For the sake of rating each prospect who was a potential Bills target, Great gets 4 points, Good 3, mediocre 2, Poor 1. Which will be added up, then divided by the number of voters for the final score. Without further ado, here are the results of my fan research for the Draft Chronicles 2010,
Tim Tebow QB
His poll on SB Nation is located here, on the Mile High Report blog.
Tebow received 640 votes
285 Great, 234 Good, 67 Mediocre, 54 Poor for an average score of 3.17
Bryan Bulaga OT
His poll on SB Nation is located here, on the Acme Packing Company blog.
Bulaga received 207 votes
41 Great, 151 Good, 11 Mediocre, 4 Poor for an average score of 3.11
Dan Williams NT
His poll on SB Nation is located here, on the Revenge Of The Birds blog.
Williams received 90 Votes.
15 Great, 65 Good, 6 Mediocre, and 4 Poor for an average score of 3.01
His poll on SB Nation is located here, on the Cat Scratch Reader blog..
Clausen received 125 votes.
3 Great, 49 Good, 56 Mediocre, and 17 Poor for an average score of 2.3
C.J. Spiller RB
His poll on SB Nation is located here, on this very blog.
Spiller received 299 votes.
9 Great, 93 Good, 162 Mediocre, 35 Poor for an average score of 2.25
What did this research and polling tell us? Not really a lot, except how the picks the Bills fans wanted last year, fared with the fans opinion, of the teams that drafted them, after year one. It really takes 3 years to determine a firm judgement on a draft pick, so we could see major opinion changes in the next 2 years, but this is how they stand for now.. I just thought it might be nice to start tracking the results of fan favorite draft picks we see on Buffalo Rumblings for 3 years from the draft, based on the opinion of the fans of the team that actually drafted them, and see what can be learned over time.