Saturday, April 29, 2006

Pre-Draft Thoughts

• The following teams should be seriously working the phones with the Saints right now - The J-E-T-S, Green Bay, San Francisco, and Oakland. I can't see New Orleans agreeing to drop down any further than that.

• If the Jets manage to move up and grab Reggie Bush, it may be the first time in the history of the draft that a New York draft pick isn't booed.

• If Tennessee takes Vince Young with the third pick, Matt Leinart could fall to the 8-10 range. If this happens, the Matt Leinart "I can't believe I passed on $30 million in guaranteed money last year" face could redefine comedy. Unless the Lions pick another Wide Receiver. THAT would redefine comedy as we know it.

• I'm praying that Green Bay takes Vernon Davis with the fifth pick.

• Vince Young's grey pinstripe suit is the clear winner in the green room.

• Who the hell invited Michael Irvin to be a part of the ESPN telecast?


At 10:52 AM, Blogger Nathan Muhly said...

The Jets take Ferguson and little to no boos. Leinart looks like he's about to shit himself. Drew Brees must be breating a sigh of relief in N'Awlins.

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Alex said...

Leinart's look after the Jets picked D'Brick was everything I had hoped for and then some. Poor guy.

On the other hand, the odds of him going to a team that doesn't completely suck just keep increasing.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Nathan Muhly said...

How do you feel about the niners picking a TE? I don't think its a good sign that Kellan Winslow Jr. inspired him, lets hope he doesn't drive motorcycles. Leinart to 'Zona, could be an explosive offense this year.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Nathan Muhly said...

I would be pretty happy to be in Arizona if I were Matt Leinart. Despite their awful track record, this team has to be on the way up sooner or later.

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Nathan Muhly said...

So far three things have struck me as infinetely stupid in this draft:

1.) If the Texans passed on Bush, why not pick D'Brick to improve your o-line, which was the biggest reason they sucked last year?

2.) Detroit passing on both Leinart and Cutler. Apparently Millen doesn't think having a competent QB is an important part of a football team.

3.) The montage of Jay Cutler walking down a fashion catwalk with a big belt buckle and a cowboy hat. It was laugh-out-loud funny.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Alex said...

I agree wrt to picking D'Brick over Williams. That would have been my call in a heartbeat.

As for the Lions, I think they're going to give Josh McCown a shot, and I can understand their apprehension in investing in a first round quarterback after the debacle that was Joey Harrington. Plus, their new head coach is a defensive guy. I think Sims is a great pick for them.

I'm surprised that the Wide Receivers are falling down the board.

If I were Buffalo, I would have taken anything I could have gotten to trade down. Whitner went off the board at least 5 spots too early.

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

The Titans got Vince Young AND LenDale White? Wow. Quite a day. As for Leinart, he has to think of it this way: if he had entered the draft a year ago, he'd be a 49er. Some times the fall is worth it.

I still can't believe the Texans drafted Williams. And not because they didn't take Bush. I just can't believe they wouldn't have traded down and taken Ferguson. How is it that every single person in the world besides the people in the Texans organization knows that the O-Line is their one, GLARING, weakness?

At 11:26 PM, Blogger Alex said...

Moves like this probably illustrate why the Texans have won less games in the first four years of their history than any other expansion team - except for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Texans should get some props for their three other selections so far. DeMeco Ryans at #33 is a great pick. He's going to be a solid player in the NFL, and the Texans need to improve their talent at linebacker as well. The only thing you could criticize about this pick is that there were better players on the board at that point.

With their two picks at the top of the 3rd round, they added Eric Winston (Offensive Tackle) and Charles Spencer (Guard), who were both steals at that point. Of course, they should have grabbed Winston Justice at #33 to solidify the left side of the o-line.

One step forward, two steps back...


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