Longhorns Best and Worst in Nfl

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Best: Earl Campbell, Jamaal Charles, Brian Orakpo, Earl Thomas

1.Earl Campbell: He was drafted first overall by the Houston Oilers in the 1978 NFL draft. In his first year in the league Campbell won the Offensive rookie of the year as well as the NFL Offensive Player of the Year. He played in five Pro Bowls and finished his career with 9407 yards and 74 touchdowns rushing. He was inducted to the NFL Hall of Fame on 1991.

2.Jamaal Charles: He was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Kansas Chiefs. He quickly shoes that he was perhaps one of the biggest steals in NFL history. Charles is currently the NFL’s all time leader in career yards-per-carry average among running backs with 5.5 yards per carry.

3.Brian Orakpo: He was drafted 13th overall in the 2009 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. He is currently one of the best linebackers in pro football. He has over 290 tackles and 47 sacks in 7 seasons he has played in the NFL. He has been selected to three Pro Bowls.

4. Earl Thomas: He was drafted 14th overall in the 2010 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He is a member of the famous Legion of Boom. Thomas is ranked as the best free safety in the NFL. He has racked up 21 interceptions in his short 6 year career. Thomas has been selected to the Pro Bowl in 5 occasions and won the Super Bowl in 2013 as a part of the Seahawks.

Worst: Vince Young, Ricky Williams, Sergio Kindle

1.Vince Young: He was drafted 3rd overall in the 2006 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans. Young started his career winning the Offensive Rookie of Year award and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Young finished his career with 46 touchdowns and 51 Interceptions. He was traded by the Titans to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, that would be his last season in the NFL. Young tried an NFL comeback in 2013 and 2014 but no team was interested in his services.

2.Ricky Williams: He was drafted 5th overall in the 1999 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints. He played three seasons for the Saints before he was traded to the Miami Dolphins. Williams retired of the NFL for the first time in 2004 after he tested positive for Marijuana. He returned to football in 2005 and was then suspended in 2006 for failing another drug test. Williams returned to the Dolphins in 2007 and was then traded to the Ravens in 2011 where he would finish his career. He most remembered for his off-field issues.

3. Sergio Kindle: He was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft. He was often seen as first round talent but scouts were scared of his off-field issues. Before his rookie season kindle fell down two flights of stairs at his home in Austin, Texas. It was then determined he fractured his skull in the fall. He finally made his début in the 2011 season and primary played in special teams. He was waived by the team after two seasons.



Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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