In this series of sponsored posts, we'll be looking at the ten worst and ten best Atlanta Falcons draft picks of all time. Let's start with the worst. Today's choice is current defensive end Jamaal Anderson.
It's hard to put a list like this in the proper order, so I expect you'll have plenty to say about it.
History may eventually judge Jamaal Anderson differently, but with four seasons under his belt, the former Arkansas defensive end can't really be characterized as anything other than a bust. Brought on board to bolster the pass rush—man, that sounds familiar—Anderson has done nothing of the sort, posting an anemic 3.5 sacks in four seasons. He pairs that with 98 tackles and a whole lot of angry, bewildered fans who have watched him play in that span.
What saves Anderson from being lower on this ignoble list? Well, he's only played four seasons, so there's still time for him to carve out a nice career. Even though he's been colossally disappointing for his draft position, he's turned himself into a valuable member of the rotation at both end and tackle, unlike some of the guys we'll be looking at a little later on. In fact, by virtue of starting for a while and providing some kind of value, Anderson almost didn't make this list at all.
Unless he gets cut in the off-season, 2011 will likely be the last year that Anderson dons a Falcons uniform. There's still time for him to rescue his career, so let's hope he does.
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