Has anybody been drafted in the NFL that has been a total surprise? As in totally out of left field? Let’s leave out:
[li]The projected #1 pick dropped a slot or two, allowing another first-rounder to move up (Suh & Bush)[/li][li]Cases where players dropped due to criminal/character issues (Sapp & Moss)[/li][li]After-the-draft surprises (Brady & Warner or Leaf & Russell)[/li][/ul]
And let’s go beyond cases where a projected high first round has dropped to a low first round (Rodgers & Marino). I mean a TOTAL surprise; something Mel Kiper couldn’t have seen the day before:
Everyone’s scrambling around going “WHO?”
“With the 10th overall pick, the Rams select Joe Schmoe out of Slippery Rock.”
Or, on the other hand:
“How did All-American Marcus Smith fall from the first round to the 5th round today?”
Throw in the NBA, too.