Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

02 Aug 2005

Haynesworth Has No Sympathy For Jones

2002 first-round pick Albert Haynesworth has some good advice for 2005 first-round pick Pacman Jones: avoid holdouts and get to camp on time. Of course Jones isn't around to benefit from Haynesworth's counsel because he's, well, holding out. Other than the developing Jones saga however, it seems like teams have had much more success signing their top picks than in years past.

Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 02 Aug 2005

5 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2005, 8:37pm by Kuato

Comments

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by Harris L (not verified) :: Tue, 08/02/2005 - 6:40pm

The hold up with the Pac Man Jones is simple. He is the second best CB drafted and the Titans would like to pay him as such. Just Kidding. Although Antrel definately should have been picked first.

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by Jason (not verified) :: Tue, 08/02/2005 - 8:41pm

Yeah, except for the Redskins and their Sean Taylor headaches. Who'd'a thunk it that Kellen Winslow II was less of a headcase?

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by Kris (not verified) :: Wed, 08/03/2005 - 3:13pm

Guys like Jones and Sean Taylor help explain the mystery of why bad football teams tend to be bad year after year after year, no matter how high they draft. The NFL draft order probably indicates a roughly accurate scale of talent and preparedness to be a professional football player, but it may also be an inverse scale of maturity and dedication.

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by Chad Dukes (not verified) :: Wed, 08/03/2005 - 9:47pm

Re: #2

At least Taylor is playing....We might see Winslow come 2006.

It looks more and more like Taylor will get off. If he plays like he did last year then I'm betting the skins don't care about his "headaches."

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by Kuato (not verified) :: Thu, 08/04/2005 - 8:37pm

"Guys like Jones and Sean Taylor help explain the mystery of why bad football teams tend to be bad year after year after year, no matter how high they draft."

Are you talking about the Titans here? They have been one of the best teams in football since 1998. Sure they had a real stinker last year (and probably another on the way), but they were a great team for a long time before this.

Peace
Kuato