History has it that the Chosen Ones spend their apprenticeship digging out from under. They were acquired and anointed by busted franchises that saw them as saviors later rather than sooner. So, what’s with this year’s immediate gratification?
“You go back 40 years and take a look at all the first-round draft choices and there’s only seven guys with winning records and you say, how come?” wondered Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. “To have three this year, it’s really hard to explain.”