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Where did the top WR in the league go to college?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by WonderSlug, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    Look at the 32 top WR in the league. How many of them went to Florida U. or USC?

    You would think that of two of the most pass-happy college teams in the nation, they would have a decent number of their WR in the NFL as starters and top WR. Each of which has won several national championships in the past 15 years. Yet, that isn't the case.

    They do well in college, but not in the NFL.

    Look at some of the top WR in the NFL in terms of receiving yards last year. The following all got 1000+ yards receiving last year:

    Terrell Owens - Tennessee-Chattanooga
    Chad Johnson - Oregon State
    TJ Houshmanzadeh - Oregon State
    Steve Smith (Carolina) - Utah
    Anquan Boldin - Florida State
    Marvin Harrison - Syracuse
    Reggie Wayne - Miami (FLA)
    Isaac Bruce - Memphis State
    Torry Holt - NC State
    Javon Walker - Florida State
    Donald Driver - Alcorn State
    Marques Colston - Hofstra
    Roy Williams - Texas
    Lee Evans - Wisconsin
    Andre Johnson - Miami (FLA)
    Laveranues Coles - Florida State
    Terry Glenn - Ohio State
    Joey Galloway - Ohio State
    Mike Furrey - Ohio State


    Lets look at the next tier. The 900-999 yard WR.
    Plaxico Burress - Michigan State
    Hines Ward - Georgia
    Jerricho Cotchery - NC State
    Darrell Jackson - Florida
    Larry Fitzgerald - Pittsburgh
    Mark Clayton - Oklahoma


    Add a few more to make the top 32 (775-899 yards):
    Braylon Edwards - Michigan
    Muhsin Muhammad - Michigan State
    Eddie Kennison - LSU
    Santonio Holmes - Ohio State
    Reggie Brown - Georgia
    Santana Moss - Miami (FLA)
    Bernard Berrian - Fresno State


    And there's:
    Randy Moss - Marshall
    Calling him still a top WR might be stretching it because he wasn't even in the top 50 receiving yards last year, but he's here just because of "the name".


    So what should that tell you? Stay away from Florida University WR. Just a single Florida U WR that has gotten over 900 yards, or even 775+ yards, but not 1000. They usually aren't good enough to be starters for any length of time in the NFL if at all. At least not Top 20 good.

    What's even more striking is that there are absolutely NO WR from USC on this list! Stay away from those guys too!

    So, Florida University and USC don't produce Top 32 WR with any regularity at all. I don't know if it's the education, or lack thereof, they get in college, their own mental ability to handle the NFL complex offenses, whatever. Stay away from Florida University and USC Trojan WR. Just one guy from either one in the top 32 of the NFL. The only good USC WR I can recall in the last 15 years is Keyshawn Johnson and he's out of the NFL now.

    Maybe Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith from USC can make up for Mike Williams but until they show it on the field, the hypothesis holds.

    No Gators or Trojans!
     
  2. Thunderstruck

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    This is why I'm always leery of the Braylon Edwards's, Mike Williams's, and Chad Jacksons of the draft world. We all know certain colleges have huge hype-wagons. They have influential media-members who are alumni who are loyal to the program. A guy who is a decent talent and performs well for Notre Dame is always going to get about 500% more hype than he deserves. So you have to be leery of guys from the big-time programs. Yes, those programs do produce bone-fide NFL stars, but they also produce busts...and a lot of that has to do with virtually all their players being rated a round or two higher than what they deserve to be.
     
  3. Buttmunch

    Buttmunch Well-Known Member

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    Quinn (ND) will be starting soon for the Browns. :yes:
     
  4. Thunderstruck

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    Yeah, I think Romeo found himself a good-old-fashioned get-out-of-jail free card. It's much harder to fire a coach for losing if he's got a rookie QB under development.
     

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