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Thread: Anyone know of another player like Egnew?

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    Anyone know of another player like Egnew?

    I have asked the question to a lot of my football friends and no one has an answer for me yet. Maybe you guys could help. Is there any current player that you know of who was drafted by an NFL team that sat out entire year for either "to be developed" or for "lack of knowing play book" that ever amounted to anything? This Egnew crap is getting old. I'm just wondering if he is kept around by Ireland to cover up another horrific early draft pick. Egnew looks great with his hat and T Shirt every week. Holy cow, Brandon Fields might get the start in place of Charles Clay instead of Egnew. Thanks!
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    You mean, another one that sucks?
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    This happens to hundreds of players. They may have a unique skill set or show a lot of promise but it turns out they are never good enough to see the field. Then fans get outraged when the coaching staff doesn't play them despite already knowing the player has no future. No one should be surprised if Egnew never sees the field for the Fins.
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    Would only be guessing, but I have my doubts that there are tons of 3rd round picks that never sniffed the field for the entire first year. Late round picks and undrafted free agents....sure...but third round picks should be expected to make some contribution in year one. And when I say contribution, I mean get in a few friggen games, not put up pro bowl numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolfanerie View Post
    I have asked the question to a lot of my football friends and no one has an answer for me yet. Maybe you guys could help. Is there any current player that you know of who was drafted by an NFL team that sat out entire year for either "to be developed" or for "lack of knowing play book" that ever amounted to anything? This Egnew crap is getting old. I'm just wondering if he is kept around by Ireland to cover up another horrific early draft pick. Egnew looks great with his hat and T Shirt every week. Holy cow, Brandon Fields might get the start in place of Charles Clay instead of Egnew. Thanks!
    Er this guy isnt much of a bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolfanerie View Post
    I have asked the question to a lot of my football friends and no one has an answer for me yet. Maybe you guys could help. Is there any current player that you know of who was drafted by an NFL team that sat out entire year for either "to be developed" or for "lack of knowing play book" that ever amounted to anything? This Egnew crap is getting old. I'm just wondering if he is kept around by Ireland to cover up another horrific early draft pick. Egnew looks great with his hat and T Shirt every week. Holy cow, Brandon Fields might get the start in place of Charles Clay instead of Egnew. Thanks!
    Phillip Rivers sat for 2 years, Aaron Rodgers sat for 4 years, Tom Brady sat for a year, Victor Cruz was on the Giants practice squad for a year, Malcolm Floyd was a practice squad player for the majority of his rookie season and played in just 4 games...there are a few more but I think that's good enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJack View Post
    Would only be guessing, but I have my doubts that there are tons of 3rd round picks that never sniffed the field for the entire first year. Late round picks and undrafted free agents....sure...but third round picks should be expected to make some contribution in year one. And when I say contribution, I mean get in a few friggen games, not put up pro bowl numbers.
    Might want to look that up because there have been a lot of 3rd round picks that never sniff the field. I would say at least a third or more don't even play half a season. Just look at our picks, 2006 Derek Hagan, 2007 Lorenzo Booker, 2008 Kendall Langford, 2009 Patrick Turner, 2010 John Jerry, 2011 traded to move up for Daniel Thomas. Only Langford did anything as a rookie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by datruth55 View Post
    Phillip Rivers sat for 2 years, Aaron Rodgers sat for 4 years, Tom Brady sat for a year, Victor Cruz was on the Giants practice squad for a year, Malcolm Floyd was a practice squad player for the majority of his rookie season and played in just 4 games...there are a few more but I think that's good enough.
    Good list Truth, but should be noted that QB is probably different than any other position and Rivers, Rogers and Brady sat behind pro-bowlers and HOF's (Brees, Favre, Bledsoe). Cruz went undrafted. You got me on Floyd. That was surprising to me when Floyd didn't see the field much.
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    With this coaching staff it isn't that surprising. LMiller has barely played at all and would probably be sharing carries with Bush if on another team. Same with Matthews, who players have praised for months and he has only made it onto the field in the last 2 games at WR. Egnew was the 3rd ranked TE on everyone's boards last season and no one expected the Colts to double down on TEs and take Fleener and Allen in the 3rd. We probably had Allen targeted, but settled for Egnew as he was the best ranked TE available at the time. Unfortunately, at Missouri he was used as a big bodied WR in the TE position and never developed to cover all of the responsibilities. He should be contributing next season or will be cut. The FO has proven time and again that they will sever ties with under performing players and draft picks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJack View Post
    Good list Truth, but should be noted that QB is probably different than any other position and Rivers, Rogers and Brady sat behind pro-bowlers and HOF's (Brees, Favre, Bledsoe). Cruz went undrafted. You got me on Floyd. That was surprising to me when Floyd didn't see the field much.
    Cruz should have seen the field even though he was undrafted. The Giants kept him hidden but they knew what they had and that's why they let Steve Smith walk without giving it much thought. Floyd actually took a long time to develop...late bloomer. Dennis Pitta is another guy...was behind Todd Heap and Ed Dickson his rookie season and only caught 1 pass for 1 yard in 11 games.
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