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First Round Running Backs Do Not Win Super Bowls

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Drafting a running back in the 1st round is an absolute waste of a pick!! Teams no longer draft work horse running backs in the 1st round and ride them to SB wins!! It just does not happen in this era of football. Check it out.

  1. 2019 - Josh Jacobs - Raiders
  2. 2018 - Saquon Barkley - Giants
  3. 2018 - Rashaad Penny - Seahawks
  4. 2018 - Sony Michel - Patriots (Super Bowl win)
  5. 2017 - Leonard Fournette - Jaguars
  6. 2017 - Christian McCaffery - Panthers
  7. 2016 - Ezekiel Elliott - Cowboys
  8. 2015 - Todd Gurley - Rams
  9. 2015 - Melvin Gordon - Chargers
  10. 2012 - Trent Richardson - Browns
  11. 2012 - Doug Martin - Buccaneers
  12. 2012 - David Wilson - Giants
  13. 2011 - Mark Ingram - Saints
  14. 2010 - C.J. Spiller - Bills
  15. 2010 - Ryan Mathews - Chargers
  16. 2010 - Jahvid Best - Lions
  17. 2009 - Knowshon Moreno - Broncos
  18. 2009 - Donald Brown - Colts
  19. 2009 - Beanie Wells - Cardinals
  20. 2008 - Darren McFadden - Raiders
  21. 2008 - Jonathan Stewart - Panthers
  22. 2008 - Felix Jones - Cowboys
  23. 2008 - Rashard Mendenhall - Steelers (Super Bowl win)
  24. 2008 - Chris Johnson - Titans

2008-2019 is a huge sample size of 24 running backs drafted in the 1st round and only 2 of them won a SB with both playing key roles for their team's success. It's just a waste of a pick to draft a running back in the 1st round. Just don't do it. Build the defense!!

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A lot of the backs on that list may have not won a SB but some were in a SB with their team!

When you’re putting a team together you can’t guarantee a SB win even if you’re excellent at drafting and getting it right every time on your picks !....that’s just sports and unfortunate **** happens.

i use to hear the same thing about a star wideout and how they don’t win SBs....but truth is you can put write that about so many positions.

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First round qbs since 1999

Tim Couch

Chad Pennington

Michael vick

David Carr

Joey Harrington

Patrick Ramsey

Carson Palmer

Ben Roethlesberger (2 rings)

Philip Rivers

Eli Manning (2 rings)

Alex Smith

Byron Leftwich

Rex Grossman

Kyle Boller

Jp Losman

Jason Campbell

Jamarcus Russell

Vince Young

Brady Quinn

Matthew Stafford

Sam Bradford

Mark Sanchez 

Josh Freeman

Tim Tebow

Jake Locker

Blaine Gabbert

Christian Ponder

Joe Flacco (1 ring)

Matt Ryan

Brandon Weeden

Cam Newton

Andrew Luck

Ryan Tannehill

ej manual 

Blake Bortles

Teddy Bridgewater 

Johnny manziel 

Jameis Winston

Marcus Mariota

Jared Goff

Carson Wentz (1 ring thanks to Foles)

Paxton Lynch (lol)

Mitchell Trubisky (lol again)

Patrick Mahomes (1 ring)

Deshaun Watson

Sam Darnold

Baker Mayfield

Kyler Murray

Josh Allen 

Josh Rosen

Lamar Jackson

Daniel Jones

Dwayne Haskins


Guess we should start taking qb’s in later rounds

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5 hours ago, AUTiger7222 said:

Drafting a running back in the 1st round is an absolute waste of a pick!! Teams no longer draft work horse running backs in the 1st round and ride them to SB wins!! It just does not happen in this era of football. Check it out.

  1. 2019 - Josh Jacobs - Raiders
  2. 2018 - Saquon Barkley - Giants
  3. 2018 - Rashaad Penny - Seahawks
  4. 2018 - Sony Michel - Patriots (Super Bowl win)
  5. 2017 - Leonard Fournette - Jaguars
  6. 2017 - Christian McCaffery - Panthers
  7. 2016 - Ezekiel Elliott - Cowboys
  8. 2015 - Todd Gurley - Rams
  9. 2015 - Melvin Gordon - Chargers
  10. 2012 - Trent Richardson - Browns
  11. 2012 - Doug Martin - Buccaneers
  12. 2012 - David Wilson - Giants
  13. 2011 - Mark Ingram - Saints
  14. 2010 - C.J. Spiller - Bills
  15. 2010 - Ryan Mathews - Chargers
  16. 2010 - Jahvid Best - Lions
  17. 2009 - Knowshon Moreno - Broncos
  18. 2009 - Donald Brown - Colts
  19. 2009 - Beanie Wells - Cardinals
  20. 2008 - Darren McFadden - Raiders
  21. 2008 - Jonathan Stewart - Panthers
  22. 2008 - Felix Jones - Cowboys
  23. 2008 - Rashard Mendenhall - Steelers (Super Bowl win)
  24. 2008 - Chris Johnson - Titans

2008-2019 is a huge sample size of 24 running backs drafted in the 1st round and only 2 of them won a SB with both playing key roles for their team's success. It's just a waste of a pick to draft a running back in the 1st round. Just don't do it. Build the defense!!

The art of Data-mining 101.

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I just love how people sound when they get annoyed at folks in GA rooting for the Dawgs?  
Then they turn around & get all jiggy over their own favorite team from AL or wherever!

WTF do you expect?

    4 hours ago,  AUTiger7222 said: 

Right. But I'm just trying to get through to the UGA homers. Can't stand draft time around here because it's always "whoopy!! He's a dawg!!"

Said AUTiger7222!!  Hypocrisy much?

Whether you pull for colleges or alma maters in AL, TN  FLA LA or MS doesn’t really matter does it?  But given the fact the Falcons are a GA team, being annoyed at Dawg fans seems silly.  

 

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Agreed. O-line makes running backs look good. Ask the Broncos of yesteryear with Mike Anderson and TD and a couple other running backs who got a 1,000 yards. Emmitt Smith wouldn't have been Emmitt Smith without his oline. I do want RB talent, but not 1st round talent is needed. Hope our oline is healthy and comes together this year, grab another piece with solid backups and find a gem in rounds 2-4

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2 hours ago, MoFalconsFan56 said:

First round qbs since 1999

Tim Couch

Chad Pennington

Michael vick

David Carr

Joey Harrington

Patrick Ramsey

Carson Palmer

Ben Roethlesberger (2 rings)

Philip Rivers

Eli Manning (2 rings)

Alex Smith

Byron Leftwich

Rex Grossman

Kyle Boller

Jp Losman

Jason Campbell

Jamarcus Russell

Vince Young

Brady Quinn

Matthew Stafford

Sam Bradford

Mark Sanchez 

Josh Freeman

Tim Tebow

Jake Locker

Blaine Gabbert

Christian Ponder

Joe Flacco (1 ring)

Matt Ryan

Brandon Weeden

Cam Newton

Andrew Luck

Ryan Tannehill

ej manual 

Blake Bortles

Teddy Bridgewater 

Johnny manziel 

Jameis Winston

Marcus Mariota

Jared Goff

Carson Wentz (1 ring thanks to Foles)

Paxton Lynch (lol)

Mitchell Trubisky (lol again)

Patrick Mahomes (1 ring)

Deshaun Watson

Sam Darnold

Baker Mayfield

Kyler Murray

Josh Allen 

Josh Rosen

Lamar Jackson

Daniel Jones

Dwayne Haskins


Guess we should start taking qb’s in later rounds

Matt Ryan :( (should be 1 ring)

Edited by kenn.junior

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So please rank our positions of need right now...

is RB the most dire?

Can someone set up a poll?

RB at 16????

It just seems crazy to me.  The odds this team grabs a RB with it’s 1st pick is extremely low. Would anyone disagree with this?

Imagine the laughter around the league in NFL personnel circles if.... “with the first pick in the 2020 draft, the Atlanta Falcons select...”

Swiftie to Atlantie!!!   

Cmon man, as much as I love the guy, I’d be embarrassed for this franchise.
 

 

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9 minutes ago, Ovie_Lover said:

I've decided since they want to ***** about a vocal minority of UGA fans wanting UGA players I'm gonna go full blown homer. This should be fun.

Dude I’m a big UGA Dawg fan but I just want the best pick for our team!  I’m not blinded by school affiliation. 

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Look, I'm not a fan of a 1st round RB either, but just like with our resident Julio haters, this is what I'd call a "coincidental statistic" ie. just because the statement is true, doesn't show that having that kind of player on your team will be detrimental

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  1. I agree with whichever posted said something about teams that got close. One can argue that most seasons there are 3-5 teams good enough to win the Super Bowl but then one teams gets hot or catches a break and then wins it. As a matter of team building, you should basically be striving to be one of those 3-5 teams and hope you seal the deal. Trying to draw huge conclusions off one team that may have gotten lucky isn't always beneficial. 
  2. I don't feel it's terribly meaningful to look at players on one team one season and make conclusions. Any one player can be on one team for one season and be really good. If you're talking about 1st round picks and winning, what you want are multiple good seasons on good teams. Lots of 1st round running backs have one good season which his team rides him and they go far. But what you so rarely ever see is that happen two times. That's where you see the differences between running backs and other positions. When you start looking at year after year, you see other positions where the same players on the same teams keep winning, but the running backs cycle through every few years. That's why it is a poor investment. 

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