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NFL Draft, Round One

Obviously, I should never go on long trips just before the NFL draft. I was woefully unprepared this year, having barely glanced at the stack of pre-draft magazines I always buy, and I'd hardly seen any mock drafts at all.

And I fear, without the help of my telepathic advice from Santa Fe, that Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum may have made a terrible mistake. I am not at all happy with their choice of Quinton Coples. Yes, we needed a pass rusher, sure... but there were a lot of them on the board when the Jets turn arrived at 16, so I cannot understand why they chose a kid that all the draftniks seem to agree is a physically gifted underachiever who gives minimum effort and does not really love the game. Coples has Vernon Gholston II written all over him.

And I fear that Evil Little Bill, picking later, got a much better prospect at a lower slot. Actually Evil Little Bill and the despised Pats got TWO terrific players, who will vastly improve the Pats D (of course, bad as it was, there was no place to go but up). How does he DO that, year after year? A Satanic pact, methinks...

The Giants, picking last in the round, had fewer great options, and ended up choosing a running back. Well, okay... with Big Brandon gone, we need a new RB to spell Ahmad. This Wilson guy has blazing speed and is very elusive, they say. That's good. Maybe he can return punts and kickoffs. The G-Men have sucked at both for the past couple of years. On the other hand, they also say he fumbles a lot. That's less good. I have to hope Tom Coughlin can fix his fumbling, the same way he once fixed Tiki Barber's.

Cleveland had a good first round, I think. Miami picked their latest QB bust, by all reports. And reached for him as well. From everything I read about this Tannehill kid, they will do better sticking with Matt Moore.

Based on this single round, though, looks as though Belichick tightened the Pats grip on the AFC East for years to come. The Jets, Bills, and Dolphins did nothing to improve their teams, while the Pats got significently better on D. mutter mutter mutter

The Panthers got the player the Giants really needed.



Apr. 27th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
I think the Chicago Bears could have chosen better as well, we desperately need help on the offensive line, and once again they ignored it. Cutler cannot survive with all of the sacks he gets, he has no one to protect him. Let's hope the 2nd and later rounds give us Chicago Bears fans some confidence that the offensive line will improve. My husband's KC Chiefs seemed to go out on a limb too with their pick. I think there were many question marks after this first round - what were these teams thinking?
Apr. 27th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you guys have Peppers! Not exactly desperate for defensive ends, I'd say.

The Lions did the same last year picking up Fairley after they already had Suh. So far, due to injuries, Fairley hasn't really shown much. The jury is still out on him.

But we got a GOOD offensive lineman! Hopefully he'll take the place of Cherilus. Gosder Cherilus was a pretty boneheaded pick when the Leo's drafted him. When his name was called, announcers were like "WHO THE HELL IS THAT?" BTW, Gosder was a name that his father just totally MADE UP OUT OF THE BLUE. You can't make that stuff up.


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