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  • In the spirit of Wade, Bosh and James....

    What 6 Mega-Superstar former 1st rounders do you think could decide to all sign with one team after their rookie contracts are up?

    Pre-requisites:
    All 6 from the same draft class
    All 6 under the age of 28
    All 6 dynamic playmakers in their own right
    All 6 take pay cuts in order to have money available to recruit and land more talent
    Once the roster changes are complete, then picked as the Super Bowl favorite


    Has this happened before?

    What guys could this apply to in the near future?


    Discuss.
    Last edited by bullg8rdaddy; 11-23-2010, 02:59 AM.

    "I don't do Pro Days, we send our scouts to those. I would rather spend my time watching film. The eye in the sky never lies. Functional Strength and athletic ability are the first things we look for in a college prospect." - Mark Dominik, Buccaneers GM

  • #2
    In basketball there are 5 starters, in football there are 22. Three guys won't have anywhere near the same impact on an NFL team as an NBA team.

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    • #3
      I don't think it could ever be quite as polarizing since football is much more a team sport. The closest thing would probably be the 2000 Redskins.

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      • #4
        The 49ers signed Deion Sanders while having Jerry Rice, Steve Young and a whole bunch of other good players on the roster. That's an NFL signing that was kinda sorta similar

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        • #5
          The only way I could see similar is if say Adrian Peterson and Andre Johnson were to join the Colts or something like that but even then it would be totally different. Basketball is a sport dominated and won by stars and the NFL is won by teams.


          Props to BK on the sig!

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          • #6
            Some draft classes to ponder: (I took the liberty to point out some combos, but it doesn't have to be QB/WR/RB. It could just be the most dynamic of that class' first round)

            2003 - Carson Palmer, Andre Johnson, Willis McGahee

            Let's use their 2008 seasons as their first season together, since two of them have seen their production dip.

            2004 - Phillip Rivers, Larry Fitzgerald, Stephen Jackson

            Use 2009 season as their first together.

            2005 - Aaron Rogers, Roddy White, Ronnie Brown

            Use this year.

            2006 - Young/Cutler?, Santonio Holmes, Bush/Addai?

            This year or next.

            2007 - Megatron, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis/Joe Thomas?

            Obviously some time in the near future for this to ever happen.

            2008 - Matt Ryan, Chris Johnson, Jake Long?

            "I don't do Pro Days, we send our scouts to those. I would rather spend my time watching film. The eye in the sky never lies. Functional Strength and athletic ability are the first things we look for in a college prospect." - Mark Dominik, Buccaneers GM

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GB12 View Post
              In basketball there are 5 starters, in football there are 22. Three guys won't have anywhere near the same impact on an NFL team as an NBA team.
              Originally posted by McBain View Post
              I don't think it could ever be quite as polarizing since football is much more a team sport.
              Originally posted by wogitalia View Post
              Basketball is a sport dominated and won by stars and the NFL is won by teams.

              Totally agree. Humor me, please. lol
              Last edited by bullg8rdaddy; 11-23-2010, 02:29 AM.

              "I don't do Pro Days, we send our scouts to those. I would rather spend my time watching film. The eye in the sky never lies. Functional Strength and athletic ability are the first things we look for in a college prospect." - Mark Dominik, Buccaneers GM

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Halsey View Post
                The 49ers signed Deion Sanders while having Jerry Rice, Steve Young and a whole bunch of other good players on the roster. That's an NFL signing that was kinda sorta similar
                I think he's referring directly to three rookies from the same class. Like if the falcons somehow acquired Jake Long and Jerod Mayo. The likelihood of this occurring the NFL is nil considering the criteria of the player (genuine franchise cornerstones aren't just let go) and also when you consider the power and prevalence of the Franchise tag.

                Totally agree. Humor me, please. lol
                Clay Mathews Hakeem Nicks need to become buddies with Orakpo and all be skins. Ha ha

                If such a thing were to occur, the most realistic thing to me would be guys who played in college together. Like guys from the U of M... a lot of former players there still go back and workout every offseason.
                Last edited by McBain; 11-23-2010, 02:32 AM.

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                • #9
                  The more important thing is the entire FA process doesn't work the same, therefore scenarios like that cannot happen. Lebron James is probably the best player in the NBA right now, and he hit uncontested FA. Since when has a top 5, or 10 player in the NFL hit Free Agency before their 28 years old? Usually they are traded, franchised, something along those lines.


                  It's not like we could get an off-season with Brandon Marshall, Joe Flacco, and Chris Johnson all in the Free Agency for all 3 to sign with one team.





                  Originally posted by Scott Wright
                  I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by McBain View Post
                    I think he's referring directly to three rookies from the same class. Like if the falcons somehow acquired Jake Long and Jerod Mayo. The likelihood of this occurring the NFL is nil considering the criteria of the player (genuine franchise cornerstones aren't just let go) and also when you consider the Franchise tag.
                    Let's say that the players somehow were UFAs and the teams had already used their franchise tags, for the sake of discussion.

                    :)

                    "I don't do Pro Days, we send our scouts to those. I would rather spend my time watching film. The eye in the sky never lies. Functional Strength and athletic ability are the first things we look for in a college prospect." - Mark Dominik, Buccaneers GM

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LonghornsLegend View Post
                      The more important thing is the entire FA process doesn't work the same, therefore scenarios like that cannot happen. Lebron James is probably the best player in the NBA right now, and he hit uncontested FA. Since when has a top 5, or 10 player in the NFL hit Free Agency before their 28 years old? Usually they are traded, franchised, something along those lines.


                      It's not like we could get an off-season with Brandon Marshall, Joe Flacco, and Chris Johnson all in the Free Agency for all 3 to sign with one team.
                      Okay, that answers my first question. Thank you.


                      Now for another question:

                      Which three 1st round studs from the same year would give a team the best chance at a title?

                      "I don't do Pro Days, we send our scouts to those. I would rather spend my time watching film. The eye in the sky never lies. Functional Strength and athletic ability are the first things we look for in a college prospect." - Mark Dominik, Buccaneers GM

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bullg8rdaddy View Post
                        Let's say that the players somehow were UFAs and the teams had already used their franchise tags, for the sake of discussion.

                        :)
                        Sorry man i'm not trying de-rail you here, i made an edit to that post.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by McBain View Post
                          I think he's referring directly to three rookies from the same class. Like if the falcons somehow acquired Jake Long and Jerod Mayo. The likelihood of this occurring the NFL is nil considering the criteria of the player (genuine franchise cornerstones aren't just let go) and also when you consider the power and prevalence of the Franchise tag.



                          Clay Mathews Hakeem Nicks need to become buddies with Orakpo and all be skins. Ha ha

                          If such a thing were to occur, the most realistic thing to me would be guys who played in college together. Like guys from the U of M... a lot of former players there still go back and workout every offseason.
                          That would be nasty for opposing QBs! Yikes! McNabb would love having Nicks. Would you consider them instant Super Bowl favorites? Would there be a ton of media hype surrounding this? Would ESPN have a Redskin's index on SportsCenter (lol)?

                          "I don't do Pro Days, we send our scouts to those. I would rather spend my time watching film. The eye in the sky never lies. Functional Strength and athletic ability are the first things we look for in a college prospect." - Mark Dominik, Buccaneers GM

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bullg8rdaddy View Post
                            That would be nasty for opposing QBs! Yikes! McNabb would love having Nicks. Would you consider them instant Super Bowl favorites? Would there be a ton of media hype surrounding this? Would ESPN have a Redskin's index on SportsCenter (lol)?
                            Even with those additions i think they would still need some help on the interior line. I think you'd need at least 5 players to make the same kind of impact. Bringing Mathews on to any 3-4 team would cause a ton of buzz... i don't think it would make them superbowl favorites but they would be playoff expectations.

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                            • #15
                              Methinks I need to increase the 3 to possibly 6 from the same draft class (3 on O and 3 on D) to make this more interesting and have a somewhat similar impact as those 3 chuckle heads in Miami.


                              /Laker fan here. lol

                              "I don't do Pro Days, we send our scouts to those. I would rather spend my time watching film. The eye in the sky never lies. Functional Strength and athletic ability are the first things we look for in a college prospect." - Mark Dominik, Buccaneers GM

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