It's interesting to watch it develop througout the year. These kids go out and excel at the college level and while some do quite well, we know more times than not they don't. Consider this each team is allowed to have 53 players on its roster (plus a five-player practice squad). As of 2011, the NFL has 32 teams, making a total of 1,696 players.
The question to be asked would be how many of these guys were sure things? How many were "reaches?" The only thing you can do is scout and study ... and even then it doesn't always translate look at some of the greats ... Montana, Brady, Rice and our very own Largent ... meanwhile guys like Leinart, Torretta, Smith, Ward, Wuerffel, Crouch, Ware, White, Salaam ... all these guys were the best college football had to offer laying claim to the Heisman; how many made an impact in the league?
It's easy to sit back and cry foul, always hoping for the sweet pick that "everyone" gushes over. Guys like Mayock and Kiper, sure they watch games (just like we do) they may even do a little extra searching on these guys but more times than not they also whiff.
Hello NFL; I don't believe we've been properly introduced ... We Are the Seattle Seahawks and We Are Here to Serve Notice