A 2005 NFL re-draft
Aaron Rodgers wouldn't have to wait so long in a possible re-draft of the 2005 class
Aaron Rodgers may have set the mark for the most excruciating wait at an NFL draft. Until Brady Quinn got there a few years later, it was Rodgers who may have stood alone as a guy who many thought could have gone within the top 5 but went much, much later. The Packers were so surprised Rodgers was still sitting there at No. 24, they grabbed him, even knowing their QB situation wasn't in need of an overnight fix.
Imagine Rodgers with the Niners? It could have been a perfect marriage. But we'll also never know if the incubation period Rodgers experienced as he waited behind Brett Favre was a big part of his current success. Regardless, with hindsight available, here's a look at how the draft could have played out if current results were all that mattered. Obviously, undrafted Robbie Gould going in a 2005 re-draft doesn't mean I'll ever peg a kicker to go in Round 1. It's just a fun excercise in results and, in many cases, what's still to come for a player.
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