I haven't seen this posted yet and thought it was an interesting read. It's a recent article by Will Brinson for CBS Sports where they looked at the success of each 1st round pick from 2002 to 2013 to see if there was a tangible benefit to selecting higher in the draft. Not real happy from what I saw regarding the 19th pick, but hey, you never know, right? Or maybe we need to do the obvious and try like hell to trade back to the 24th pick. Lets go with the odds. :-)
The Good: Antonio Cromartie (2006, CarAV 52) -- Cromartie is a national treasure.
The Bad: Jeff Otah (2008, CarAV 13) -- The crazy thing is at one point Marty Hurney's decision to trade back up into the first round and grab Otah looked smart. No, really. I promise.