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Trivia of the Day – Saturday, February 23rd

And you thought the 'Luck' puns were bad...

And you thought the 'Luck' puns were bad...

Last year, Stanford’s David DeCastro was considered one of the safest picks in the draft. But despite being a dominant player that nearly every scout loved, because he was a guard, DeCastro fell to the Steelers with the 24th pick. This year, Alabama guard Chance Warmack projects to be an even better player, and some think he’ll crack the top ten.

Guards generally don’t get drafted so early. It’s not always easy to typecast a player as a guard (as opposed to a center or tackle), but according to Pro-Football-Reference, Chris Naeole (Colorado) is the last guard to be selected in the top 10, when the Saints took him at 10 in 1997. Before that, you have to go back to 1988, when Dave Cadigan (USC) and Eric Moore (Indiana) went to the Jets and Giants. The last guard selected in the top five was Bill Fralic of Pittsburgh, who was taken by the Falcons with the second pick in the 1985 draft.

But when it comes to guards, there’s an even rarer feat than landing in the top five of the draft. The last time any rookie made the Pro Bowl at guard – regardless of draft position – came in 1983. Can you name him?

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  • DB

    I didn’t get this one until the 3rd hint. I didn’t know Hinton was drafted as a guard, I always thought of him as a tackle.

  • 1983 + Colts is all most Broncos fans should need to get this one.

    • Danish

      Seconded – very easy for me.

  • Shattenjager

    I got it right without the hints, but it was really a guess. I thought he might have played guard early on and couldn’t think of another guess, but the first hint made me sure.

  • JeremyDe

    Was not even close. Going to hang my head in shame for the rest of the day. Enjoy the trivia regardless.

    • Chase Stuart

      This will just make it sweeter when you get the next one.

  • Tim Truemper

    Knew it was Chris Hinton. But the whole trend about drafting guards and the lack of immediate and dramatic success (if you go by Pro Bowls) was quite an eye opener.

  • Richie

    I got it with an educated guess based on hint #1.