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The 10 players drafted after Jerry Hughes

We keep talking about Jerry Hughes being a bust because he was a first round pick. If you look at the 10 picks after Hughes, however, you see a list of decent but not outstanding players. Are any of them #31 pick guys?

Gronkowski was the #42 pick, but we were not going TE in that draft after Clark earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.

So, excluding Gronkowski, who in the league has proved themselves worthy of the #31 pick in that draft? There are a couple of starters in the secondary here, and Saffold had a nice rookie year (not as solid since). I know Hughes is called a bust, but we could have done worse. Picks 25-32 are really hit or miss, year in and year out. I think Hughes's production this year is about right for a 31 pick in his third year. This group is not necessarily better, and with the injuries to Freeney and Mathis this year, you could argue he fills a big need right now.



1 31 Indianapolis Colts Jerry Hughes DE TCU MWC
1 32 New Orleans Saints Patrick Robinson CB Florida State ACC
2 33 St. Louis Rams Rodger Saffold OT Indiana Big Ten
2 34 Minnesota Vikings Chris Cook CB Virginia ACC from Detroit[R2 - 1]
2 35 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brian Price DT UCLA Pac-10
2 36 Kansas City Chiefs Dexter McCluster RB Ole Miss SEC
2 37 Philadelphia Eagles Nate Allen S South Florida Big East from Washington [R2 - 2]
2 38 Cleveland Browns T. J. Ward S Oregon Pac-10
2 39 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Arrelious Benn WR Illinois Big Ten from Oakland [R2 - 3]
2 40 Miami Dolphins Koa Misi DE Utah MWC from Seattle via San Diego[R2 - 4]
2 41 Buffalo Bills Torell Troup DT UCF C-USA




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