Friday, April 23, 2010

Draft Day Observations

First off, I'm not a big fan of the new format. I don't see the benefit in dragging the draft out for 3 days. One 8 hour session is fine with me. The NBA can get away with a prime time draft because there's only 2 rounds and 5 minutes between picks. The NFL is an eternity. If it ain't broke don't fix it I always say. Here's the 5 most intriguing selections:

1. Seattle. The Hawks got 2 starters in offensive tackle Russell Okung and safety Earl Thomas. They avoided temptation when the Chiefs took Eric Berry with the 5th pick. All in all I can't see how they could have done any better.

2. Denver. Tim Tebow with the 25Th? There is no middle ground here. This was a feast or famine pick. The Broncos will begin experiencing hunger pains very soon. Tim Tebow is a great guy and a feel good story, but he is not a starting NFL quarterback.

3. Dallas. Way to go Jerry. After picking Dez Bryant you now have 3 prima donna receivers who all think they're the #1 go to guy. As The World Turns doesn't have this much drama.

Oakland. The surprise of the draft. Rolando McClain is a conservative solid pick which should pay dividends for years to come. Is Big Al feeling ok?

5. Detroit. They added Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best. Best first round of any team. Something tells me they won't be getting pushed around anymore. 8-8 next season. Playoffs?

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