Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Completion Of Our 2012 Panini NFL Sticker Album And A Look Back At The Top 3 Draft Picks

It was another banner year for NFL rookies.  Here is a look at the accomplishments of the top 3 draft picks

 Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson

Many figured it would take a while for the Indianapolis Colts rebuild after the loss of Peyton Manning.  But Andrew Luck found a way to lead the team to the post season in his first year.  He also set a bunch of rookie passing records, including most passing yards (4,374) and most 300-yard passing games (six). The Colts won 11 games under his leadership, the most by a number 1 pick in the modern draft.

Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins set his share of rookie records too.  RG3 ended the season with a passer rating of 102.4, the highest for a rookie and third highest for a starter in the league.  One of the main reasons his passer rating was so good us the other rookie record he set for lowest percentage of passes intercepted.  Throwing on 5 interceptions for the year, RG3 finished with only 1.3 percent of all of his passes picked off.  He also racked up 815 rushing yards, placing him 20th in league and breaking the rookie rushing record for a Quarterback, set last year by Cam Newton.  His completion percentage was 65.6%, the fourth highest in the NFL this year.  

Trent Richardson of the Cleveland Browns surpassed Hall of Famer Jim Brown to set a team record for most rushing yards in a season.  He also set the team record for rushing touchdowns with 11, which was good enough to place him tied for 5th in the league with Doug Martin and Marshawn Lynch.  The amazing thing is he did all of this while playing with broken ribs since week 6 of the season.

Here are the other stickers going into our Panini Sticker Album this week.  This will complete our album of the year.
Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, Chris Johnson 
Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans, Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans

Adding these stickers to our album gives us the following completed pages.

Cleveland Browns 
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts 
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins

That completes our album for this year.  Thanks for following along with us.

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