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#1 Posted on 29.4.06 1514.10
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With Round 1 winding down, how does everyone feel about the picks their respective teams made?

Being a Titans fan, I really wanted Leinart. He's probably ready to start quicker than any other QB in the draft. He'll do great things with the weapons he has in Arizona.

On to Vince Young ... I had a gut feeling that they pick him. He's really raw, but an amazing athlete. And when he held up that #10 jersey (as opposed to the generic #1), it just looked right. You know that to have that jersey ready to go (complete with his name on the back), he had been the Titans' guy for a few days now.

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#2 Posted on 29.4.06 1530.45
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#3 Posted on 29.4.06 1622.51
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When I think of the Giants needs, OF COURSE the first position I think is defensive end. I mean, not like they have anyone there, right? (Fell asleep during that pick, so that was probably a best-available, wasn't it?)
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#4 Posted on 29.4.06 1720.19
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I am shocked LenDale went that low. Holy cow. Tennessee just got a lot better today.
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#5 Posted on 29.4.06 1733.08
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    When I think of the Giants needs, OF COURSE the first position I think is defensive end. I mean, not like they have anyone there, right? (Fell asleep during that pick, so that was probably a best-available, wasn't it?)








No, Big Blue's pick was projected to go mid/late second. I wanted Justice, the offensive tackle from USC that went to Philly in the second round. Then, they trade up to get a receiver in round 2. Good receiver, yes, but they need defensive backs and offensive linemen. Of course, now Manning has ZERO excuses for playing shitty games like he had most of the second half of the '05 season.
And, if the Arizona Cardinals don't turn into an explosive offensive team now, they really are destined to suck forever.
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#6 Posted on 29.4.06 1910.58
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Who decided it would be a good idea to have a heavily mascara'd dude introducing... players on a fashion catwalk? Was that what I thought I saw? Over and over? What, did they think this would get women to watch the NFL Draft or something?
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#7 Posted on 29.4.06 1948.33
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    And, if the Arizona Cardinals don't turn into an explosive offensive team now, they really are destined to suck forever.


And now we get Leonard Pope! I had been watching the draft with my fingers crossed since the middle of Round 2 he would keep sliding (after Winston Justice was stolen out from under us by the Eagles in the early second round). He gives us a very nice receiving threat in the middle of the field to complement Boldin and Fitzgerald.

It's a pretty dangerous group of skill players now for the Cardinals, with the line remaining a bit of a question, but at least the Cards are acknowledging that with their #2; I'm not completely enamored with Deuce Lutui, but I do remember that USC was gashing Texas in the Rose Bowl behind him at left guard (not behind Justice at RT), so that gives me hope that they can improve in run blocking (the most crushing weakness last season).

    Originally posted by CRZ
    Who decided it would be a good idea to have a heavily mascara'd dude introducing... players on a fashion catwalk? Was that what I thought I saw? Over and over? What, did they think this would get women to watch the NFL Draft or something?


It wouldn't be ESPN if they didn't do something ridiculous enough to stain one of their better events (and that's besides the expected Chris Berman, whose awfulness has reached new levels this year).

Thank goodness for the NFL Network, whose coverage has been stellar if a bit unpolished. Eisen's crack to Marky Mark about his "measureables" in Boogie Nights completely made my day.
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#8 Posted on 29.4.06 2009.36
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    Originally posted by Alpha Dog
    It wouldn't be ESPN if they didn't do something ridiculous enough to stain one of their better events (and that's besides the expected Chris Berman, whose awfulness has reached new levels this year).

    Thank goodness for the NFL Network, whose coverage has been stellar if a bit unpolished. Eisen's crack to Marky Mark about his "measureables" in Boogie Nights completely made my day.


Agreed. I've been very impressed with the NFL Network's efforts this year. Good information with less "alma mater rah rah" and more "that's a good move and here's why, or that's a not so good move and here's why." Of course, picking Corey Chavous as their player expert was a shrewd "steal" from ESPN. Great insights and less hee-hawing like a jackass than ESPN's player "expert." Poor Tom Jackson has never been the same since Irvin came on board.

Funniest ESPN moment was them switching from Mark Schlereth and Merrill Hodge destroying Haloti Ngata for lack of effort and Suzie Kolber then having to interview him via a very slow satellite feed, plus his family going apeshit in the background trying to get on tv. I was expecting fireworks and got a jumbled mess instead. Hee-larious.
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#9 Posted on 29.4.06 2031.43
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I like Greenway, I think he's a good fit for the Vikings, and at a need position at Linebacker. The big problem I have is drafting a center in the second round and not taking Eslinger. That just seemed like such an easy decision. Yeah, we're looking for a center, so why not take the local guy who was voted the best in the country last year?
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#10 Posted on 29.4.06 2122.01
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I'm absolutely SHOCKED that Leinart and Cutler fell back that much, especially when the Jets have an urgent QB situation. (If they think Pennington will ever be 100% again, they're deluded.) Denver, especially, came out with a major steal and have a great insurance policy if/when Jake Plummer gets injured or implodes.

On Buffalo: Wow...just...wow...

New Orleans is definitely one of the teams to beat next season. After signing Drew Brees, getting a clean bill of health for Deuce McAllister, and now taking Reggie Bush, they could easily have a playoff spot waiting for them.

And I know it's been said, but the Titans have had a fantastic draft. But now it's REALLY important for them to make nice with Steve McNair, especially considering that he and Vince Young are fairly close. Young's still really green and McNair showing him the ropes could be just what the Titans need.
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#11 Posted on 29.4.06 2129.53
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    Who decided it would be a good idea to have a heavily mascara'd dude introducing... players on a fashion catwalk? Was that what I thought I saw? Over and over? What, did they think this would get women to watch the NFL Draft or something?


I turned in, and wasn't completely paying attention, and I was wondering what R. Kelly was doing on the NFL Draft. Then I realized it was Vince Young.

I wish I'd known the NFL Network was also showing the draft. I was so used to just turning it to ESPN that I didn't think to look over there. ESPN's coverage-particularly in the second and third rounds-was laughable.

The Buckeyes had a good day, but I thought Ashton Youboty was supposed to go higher than he did. Buffalo got a great pair of defenders in Youboty and Donte Whitner.
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#12 Posted on 29.4.06 2219.18
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    Originally posted by Battlezone
      Originally posted by CRZ
      Who decided it would be a good idea to have a heavily mascara'd dude introducing... players on a fashion catwalk? Was that what I thought I saw? Over and over? What, did they think this would get women to watch the NFL Draft or something?


    I turned in, and wasn't completely paying attention, and I was wondering what R. Kelly was doing on the NFL Draft. Then I realized it was Vince Young.

    I wish I'd known the NFL Network was also showing the draft. I was so used to just turning it to ESPN that I didn't think to look over there. ESPN's coverage-particularly in the second and third rounds-was laughable.


ESPN's coverage on EVERYTHING is laughable at this point. At least on the site, nearly anything that isn't from the AP is Insider-only. Boo-urns.
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#13 Posted on 29.4.06 2353.52
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    I am shocked LenDale went that low. Holy cow. Tennessee just got a lot better today.


I know ... I'm still foaming at the mouth ... Now I must decide if I want a Vince Young or LenDale White jersey.
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#14 Posted on 30.4.06 0051.54
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    Originally posted by Mayhem
      Originally posted by Guru Zim
      I am shocked LenDale went that low. Holy cow. Tennessee just got a lot better today.


    I know ... I'm still foaming at the mouth ... Now I must decide if I want a Vince Young or LenDale White jersey.


It was implied early in the day that there may be a drug test / problem, but it never came up again. I wonder if this was part of the hesitation? It seemed like it was a side note in the first round and then they never brought it up again.

Poor guy. He set records at a school with a great history, and everyone focuses on the weight gain and hammie, but the Chargers will draft a CB who didn't even play last year.
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#15 Posted on 30.4.06 0053.39
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OH - and Denver gets really lucky and drafts a TE to fill the hole they had open up this off season.

Denver came out really, really well today. They filled future and immediate needs. Dang.

Why can't the Chargers draft like that?
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#16 Posted on 30.4.06 0319.59
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    Originally posted by It's False
    I'm absolutely SHOCKED that Leinart and Cutler fell back that much, especially when the Jets have an urgent QB situation. (If they think Pennington will ever be 100% again, they're deluded.) Denver, especially, came out with a major steal and have a great insurance policy if/when Jake Plummer gets injured or implodes.

    On Buffalo: Wow...just...wow...

    New Orleans is definitely one of the teams to beat next season. After signing Drew Brees, getting a clean bill of health for Deuce McAllister, and now taking Reggie Bush, they could easily have a playoff spot waiting for them.


I think the Jets made a smart move. You can win in the NFL with only an average quarterback, but you definitely can't win without a good O-line. Pennington or Ramsey are servicable, but the Brick will be a stud for the next decade or so. Besides, they drafted Kellen Clemens as their QB of the future much later, so they still won out.

NO still has major problems on defense, but they'll be frisky next year. Not playoffs, but they'll upset a few teams.

Green Bay, meanwhile, had a GREAT first day. I look forward to Hawk and Hodge tearing apart defenses for the next several years, Colledge and Spitz can shore up the O-line and Jennings can help fill Javon Walker's void. I'm already a lot more excited about next year, especially since the other NFC North teams did absolutely nothing of note.
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#17 Posted on 30.4.06 1029.44
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Jesus Christ, the Cardinals (of all teams) are going to be scary. Boldin + Fitzgerald + James + Leinart? Holy crap.

And to all you Buffalo fans...I'm sorry. I'm truly, truly sorry.
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#18 Posted on 30.4.06 1217.30
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Lets not forget the Cardinals signed Warner to a multi year deal this offseason. Anybody penciling in Lienart to be the starting QB this season is sorely mistaken.

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#19 Posted on 30.4.06 1218.14
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Anybody counting on Kurt to make it through the first 6 games without an injury is fooling themselves
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#20 Posted on 30.4.06 1222.49
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Well, on second thought Guru, you DO have a point.
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