Time for our Tuesday rankings, and this week I was thinking about the greatness that is – Brock Purdy. I wanted to do a top 5 for the top 5 Mr. Irrelevant’s of all-time but the only other Mr. Irrelevant that I recognized that was any good was Ryan Succop, so I thought that might fall short of the entertainment quality I’m looking for here. So, I decided to expand the field…My personal favorite Top 5 7th round picks of all time!
5- TJ Houshmandzadeh- 7th round pick back in 2001 out of Oregon State. TJ was a full blown stud, some pretty big years as the #2 to Chad Johnson. 2007 season- 112 catches (led the NFL), 1,143 yards, 12 TD’s. Not bad for a 7th.
4- Chris Carson- A very short but effective NFL career. He was drafted in the 7th out of OK State in 2017. He ran for over 1,000 yards in back to back seasons, 2018 and 2019, and is regularly one of the examples people use when they say you don’t need to draft RB’s early.
3- Marques Colston- One of the gems of the 2006 draft class, he’s arguably the best receiver in Saints history. 711 career receptions, his 9,759 yards receiving is the most by any Saint by about 2k yards. He was over 1k yards in 6 of his first 7 seasons. Beast. So consistent.
2- Julian Edelman- Behind only Jerry Rice when we talk about playoff and Super Bowl success as a WR. He is a Hall of Famer in my opinion because of what he did in the post-season. 118 career catches in the playoffs. Super Bowl MVP. Excellence personified.
Number 1!- Shannon Sharpe- None better than this guy. Top 5 TE all-time, a slam dunk for #1 on this list. 3x Super Bowl champ, 8x Pro Bowler, 4x 1st team all-pro, on the all-90’s decade team, ranks #3 all-time in yards, #2 in receptions, and #3 in TD catches for the Broncos.