2008 NFL Draft Class

Jake Long

Jake and Chris Long, both elite athletes, were taken first and second in the 2008 draft. Also taken was noted workout warrior Vernon Gholston, who really did measure as well as everyone remembers. This draft also saw five RBs taken in the first round, with all but one being elite athletes by RAS.

Round Above 5.00 Below 5.00 Percent above
1 24 7 77%
2 23 8 74%
3 25 11 69%
4 22 11 67%
5 17 12 59%
6 20 13 61%
7 17 16 52%

Pretty steady from the first round on down, teams valued athleticism significantly this season. Aside from Matt Ryan (RAS has no correlation to success for QBs in the NFL), the following players rated below average RAS were drafted in the first round, combining for zero pro bowls: Glenn Dorsey, Sedrick Ellis, Chris Wiliams, Jeff Otah, Sam Baker, and Kentwan Balmer.

Player Pos RAS Rnd Pick Tm
Jake Long OT 8.52 1 1 MIA
Chris Long DE 9.62 1 2 STL
Matt Ryan QB 3.98 1 3 ATL
Darren McFadden RB 9.57 1 4 OAK
Glenn Dorsey DT 2.76 1 5 KAN
Vernon Gholston DE 9.65 1 6 NYJ
Sedrick Ellis DT 1.97 1 7 NOR
Derrick Harvey DE 7.03 1 8 JAX
Keith Rivers LB 9.71 1 9 CIN
Jerod Mayo LB 7.1 1 10 NWE
Leodis McKelvin CB 7.54 1 11 BUF
Ryan Clady OT 8.65 1 12 DEN
Jonathan Stewart RB 9.95 1 13 CAR
Chris Williams OT 4.89 1 14 CHI
Branden Albert OG 6.21 1 15 KAN
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB 9.88 1 16 ARI
Gosder Cherilus OT 6.33 1 17 DET
Joe Flacco QB 7.07 1 18 BAL
Jeff Otah OT 3.24 1 19 CAR
Aqib Talib CB 9.46 1 20 TAM
Sam Baker OT 2.12 1 21 ATL
Felix Jones RB 7.2 1 22 DAL
Rashard Mendenhall RB 8.82 1 23 PIT
Chris Johnson RB 9.66 1 24 TEN
Mike Jenkins CB 5.89 1 25 DAL
Duane Brown OT 7.86 1 26 HOU
Antoine Cason CB 9.26 1 27 SDG
Lawrence Jackson DE 6.61 1 28 SEA
Kentwan Balmer DT 4.14 1 29 SFO
Dustin Keller TE 9.46 1 30 NYJ
Kenny Phillips FS 8.97 1 31 NYG
Phillip Merling DE 2 32 MIA
Donnie Avery WR 8.85 2 33 STL
Devin Thomas WR 8.35 2 34 WAS
Brandon Flowers CB 4.47 2 35 KAN
Jordy Nelson WR 5.37 2 36 GNB
Curtis Lofton LB 1.44 2 37 ATL
John Carlson TE 4.45 2 38 SEA
Chilo Rachal OG 6.42 2 39 SFO
Tracy Porter CB 8 2 40 NOR
James Hardy WR 9.08 2 41 BUF
Eddie Royal WR 7.03 2 42 DEN
Tyrell Johnson SS 9.15 2 43 MIN
Matt Forte RB 9.61 2 44 CHI
Jordon Dizon LB 2.84 2 45 DET
Jerome Simpson WR 7.65 2 46 CIN
Trevor Laws DT 7.37 2 47 PHI
Fred Davis TE 5.1 2 48 WAS
DeSean Jackson WR 6.17 2 49 PHI
Calais Campbell DE 1.8 2 50 ARI
Malcolm Kelly WR 2.61 2 51 WAS
Quentin Groves DE 8.44 2 52 JAX
Limas Sweed WR 6.03 2 53 PIT
Jason Jones DE 7.92 2 54 TEN
Ray Rice RB 7.66 2 55 BAL
Brian Brohm QB 5.81 2 56 GNB
Chad Henne QB 3.03 2 57 MIA
Dexter Jackson WR 4.33 2 58 TAM
Mike Pollak OT 9.13 2 59 IND
Pat Lee CB 7.22 2 60 GNB
Martellus Bennett TE 7.82 2 61 DAL
Terrence Wheatley CB 9.02 2 62 NWE
Terrell Thomas CB 7.35 2 63 NYG
Kevin Smith RB 5.82 3 64 DET
John Greco OT 3.88 3 65 STL
Kendall Langford DE 3.33 3 66 MIA
Charles Godfrey CB 5.96 3 67 CAR
Chevis Jackson CB 7.86 3 68 ATL
Jacob Hester FB 6.19 3 69 SDG
Earl Bennett WR 4.61 3 70 CHI
Tavares Gooden LB 8.15 3 71 BAL
Chris Ellis DE 4.07 3 72 BUF
Jamaal Charles RB 8.57 3 73 KAN
Dan Connor LB 7.76 3 74 CAR
Reggie Smith CB 7.99 3 75 SFO
Brad Cottam TE 9.87 3 76 KAN
Pat Sims DT 3.14 3 77 CIN
Shawn Crable LB 5.78 3 78 NWE
Antwaun Molden CB 9.96 3 79 HOU
Bryan Smith LB 5.01 3 80 PHI
Early Doucet WR 1.74 3 81 ARI
DaJuan Morgan FS 4.69 3 82 KAN
Jeremy Zuttah OG 8.17 3 83 TAM
Harry Douglas WR 5.09 3 84 ATL
Craig Stevens TE 5.68 3 85 TEN
Tom Zbikowski SS 8.31 3 86 BAL
Andre Fluellen DT 6.17 3 87 DET
Bruce Davis LB 2.35 3 88 PIT
Steve Slaton RB 5.37 3 89 HOU
Marcus Harrison DT 8.18 3 90 CHI
Jermichael Finley TE 3.84 3 91 GNB
Cliff Avril LB 8.56 3 92 DET
Philip Wheeler LB 6.97 3 93 IND
Kevin O’Connell QB 8.87 3 94 NWE
Mario Manningham WR 1.47 3 95 NYG
Chad Rinehart OT 6.21 3 96 WAS
Andre Caldwell WR 9.12 3 97 CIN
Thomas DeCoud FS 8.31 3 98 ATL
Oniel Cousins OG 4.66 3 99 BAL
Tyvon Branch CB 8.75 4 100 OAK
Justin King CB 7.49 4 101 STL
Jeremy Thompson DE 9.39 4 102 GNB
William Hayes DE 4 103 TEN
Beau Bell LB 0.83 4 104 CLE
Will Franklin WR 9.66 4 105 KAN
Marcus Smith WR 6.96 4 106 BAL
Cody Wallace OC 7.6 4 107 SFO
Kory Lichtensteiger OC 3.26 4 108 DEN
Mike McGlynn OT 4.47 4 109 PHI
Shawn Murphy OT 3.58 4 110 MIA
Martin Rucker TE 4 111 CLE
Anthony Collins OT 1.39 4 112 CIN
Dwight Lowery CB 3.64 4 113 NYJ
Reggie Corner CB 5.62 4 114 BUF
Dre Moore DT 9.03 4 115 TAM
Kenny Iwebema DE 3.84 4 116 ARI
Quintin Demps FS 6.63 4 117 PHI
Xavier Adibi LB 5.25 4 118 HOU
Jack Williams CB 7.18 4 119 DEN
Craig Steltz SS 6.15 4 120 CHI
Red Bryant DT 8.05 4 121 SEA
Tashard Choice RB 8.59 4 122 DAL
Bryan Kehl LB 9.48 4 123 NYG
Justin Tryon CB 3.94 4 124 WAS
Arman Shields WR 9.78 4 125 OAK
Lavelle Hawkins WR 2.32 4 126 TEN
Jacob Tamme TE 5.9 4 127 IND
Keenan Burton WR 8.06 4 128 STL
Jonathan Wilhite CB 4.73 4 129 NWE
Tony Hills OT 2.12 4 130 PIT
Jack Ikegwuonu CB 4 131 PHI
Derek Fine TE 5.53 4 132 BUF
David Hale OT 5.3 4 133 BAL
Stanford Keglar LB 9.92 4 134 TEN
Josh Sitton OT 9.58 4 135 GNB
Kenny Moore WR 6.29 5 136 DET
John David Booty QB 1.95 5 137 MIN
Robert James LB 0.9 5 138 ATL
Ryan Torain RB 6.24 5 139 DEN
Brandon Carr CB 9.55 5 140 KAN
Gary Barnidge TE 8.88 5 141 CAR
Zackary Bowman CB 8.1 5 142 CHI
Orlando Scandrick CB 8.76 5 143 DAL
DeMario Pressley DT 6.45 5 144 NOR
Jason Shirley DT 9.92 5 145 CIN
Jerome Felton FB 7.32 5 146 DET
Alvin Bowen LB 2.85 5 147 BUF
Carlton Powell DT 2.5 5 148 DEN
Tim Hightower RB 5 149 ARI
Breno Giacomini OT 7.14 5 150 GNB
Frank Okam DT 2.23 5 151 HOU
Letroy Guion DT 5.16 5 152 MIN
Matt Slater WR 2.64 5 153 NWE
Kroy Biermann LB 3.59 5 154 ATL
Thomas Williams LB 1.41 5 155 JAX
Dennis Dixon QB 5 156 PIT
Roy Schuening OG 6.29 5 157 STL
Kellen Davis TE 8.6 5 158 CHI
Trae Williams CB 2.07 5 159 JAX
Josh Johnson QB 1.15 5 160 TAM
Marcus Howard LB 9.27 5 161 IND
Erik Ainge QB 1.78 5 162 NYJ
Owen Schmitt FB 9.54 5 163 SEA
Carl Nicks OT 8.97 5 164 NOR
Jonathan Goff LB 9.41 5 165 NYG
Marcus Thomas RB 2.86 5 166 SDG
Erik Walden DE 6 167 DAL
Durant Brooks P 6 168 WAS
Trevor Scott DE 9.91 6 169 OAK
Barry Richardson OT 1.94 6 170 KAN
Marcus Henry WR 4.79 6 171 NYJ
Thomas Brown RB 6.46 6 172 ATL
Dominique Barber FS 2.8 6 173 HOU
Josh Morgan WR 8.34 6 174 SFO
Geno Hayes LB 3.5 6 175 TAM
Jalen Parmele RB 9.49 6 176 MIA
Corey Lynch FS 6.14 6 177 CIN
Taylor Mehlhaff K 6 178 NOR
Xavier Omon RB 5.03 6 179 BUF
Kareem Moore FS 6 180 WAS
Nick Hayden DT 4.98 6 181 CAR
Kevin Robinson WR 0.22 6 182 KAN
Spencer Larsen LB 0.89 6 183 DEN
Mike Gibson OT 8.43 6 184 PHI
Chris Harrington DE 7.52 6 185 ARI
Colt Brennan QB 6 186 WAS
John Sullivan OC 6.12 6 187 MIN
Mike Humpal LB 5.53 6 188 PIT
Ahtyba Rubin DT 4.5 6 190 CLE
Paul Hubbard WR 7.98 6 191 CLE
DeJuan Tribble CB 1.85 6 192 SDG
Jaymar Johnson WR 3.96 6 193 MIN
Ryan Mundy FS 8.89 6 194 PIT
Donald Thomas OG 7.06 6 195 MIA
Tom Santi TE 4.62 6 196 IND
Bo Ruud LB 5.96 6 197 NWE
Andre Woodson QB 5.61 6 198 NYG
Robert Henderson DE 6.74 6 199 NYG
Joe Mays LB 6 200 PHI
Steve Justice OC 4.55 6 201 IND
Mike Hart RB 1.99 6 202 IND
Andy Studebaker LB 6 203 PHI
Lex Hilliard RB 7.53 6 204 MIA
Pierre Garcon WR 8.84 6 205 IND
Haruki Nakamura FS 5.4 6 206 BAL
Matt Sherry TE 7.43 6 207 CIN
Ervin Baldwin DE 7 208 CHI
Matt Flynn QB 6.07 7 209 GNB
Brian Johnston DE 10 7 210 KAN
Nate Garner OT 7 211 NYJ
Wilrey Fontenot CB 4.86 7 212 ATL
Chauncey Washington RB 6.66 7 213 JAX
Larry Grant LB 5.43 7 214 SFO
Justin Harper WR 4.88 7 215 BAL
Landon Cohen DT 7 216 DET
Brett Swain WR 7 217 GNB
Caleb Campbell LB 8.56 7 218 DET
Demetress Bell OT 4.7 7 219 BUF
Josh Barrett SS 8.45 7 220 DEN
Hilee Taylor LB 7 221 CAR
Chester Adams OG 7 222 CHI
Alex Brink QB 4.14 7 223 HOU
Steve Johnson WR 4.28 7 224 BUF
Brandon Keith OT 5.44 7 225 ARI
Chaz Schilens WR 9.86 7 226 OAK
Peyton Hillis FB 5.26 7 227 DEN
Chris Chamberlain SS 6.94 7 228 STL
Cary Williams CB 4.79 7 229 TEN
King Dunlap OT 4.59 7 230 PHI
Alex Hall LB 7 231 CLE
Keith Zinger TE 1.64 7 232 ATL
Justin Forsett RB 2.93 7 233 SEA
Corey Clark OT 4.47 7 234 SDG
Brandon Coutu K 7 235 SEA
Jamey Richard OT 5.99 7 236 IND
Adrian Arrington WR 7.85 7 237 NOR
Cory Boyd RB 8.98 7 238 TAM
Mike Merritt TE 7 239 KAN
Allen Patrick RB 4.47 7 240 BAL
Geoff Schwartz OT 5.58 7 241 CAR
Rob Jackson DE 7 242 WAS
Joey LaRocque LB 7 243 CHI
Angelo Craig LB 1.99 7 244 CIN
Lionel Dotson DT 1.3 7 245 MIA
Mario Urrutia WR 2.9 7 246 CIN
Kirk Barton OT 8.9 7 247 CHI
Marcus Monk WR 2.99 7 248 CHI
Chris Horton SS 2.57 7 249 WAS
Mackenzy Bernadeau OG 8.18 7 250 CAR
Kennard Cox 7 251 BUF
David Vobora LB 6.11 7 252 STL

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