April 24, 2004

New NFL Draft Thread.: Did San Diego get the last laugh? How about everyone else? Cleveland looks good to me.

posted by molafson to football at 08:00 PM - 10 comments

49ers seems to have made out well to me, trading down to get extra 2nd and 4th rounders plus they picked up the wide receiver, Rashuan Woods of OK State, who local columnist Skip Bayless identified as the best value for them even at 16. Giants got jobbed on Manning, no way is he worth the three extra picks over Rivers. Why did OSU's Gamble drop all the way to 28? Anyone see a third round steal?

posted by billsaysthis at 08:14 PM on April 24, 2004

To be honest, I just watched the first round. It was awesome when Eli Manning went first. By all accounts, he looked ready to crap his pants. Good luck to the Giants with that prima donna. Oh, and like I put in my brief write-up: I think Cleveland got a good deal. Winslow could be a hell of a weapon.

posted by molafson at 08:25 PM on April 24, 2004

Oh, I just read some more media, and it looks like Winslow might be a whiny little bitch, too. Oh well. Maybe he'll produce.

posted by molafson at 08:48 PM on April 24, 2004

I love what the Chargers did to Eli Manning today. By drafting him ahead of a deal, they got the Giants to give up way too much for his rights (a third round pick and next year's first- and fifth-round picks), and helped the twerp humiliate himself. He actually declared on an interview podium he wouldn't play for the Chargers right before news of the deal came down. Classic!

posted by rcade at 09:41 PM on April 24, 2004

Not sure how this came off on TV -- I was following the draft on radio -- but I love how the MSG crowd booed Eli Manning everywhere he went. Everywhere. Agreed that the Giants got robbed. To move up three spaces costs three picks, when most analysts have Manning pretty close to Rivers and Roethlisberger? I think the Browns made out well with their two picks (both Winslow and Sean Jones will produce for them), but again, the price was pretty high. They gave up a second-round pick this year to move up one space. Must've wanted Kellen's kid pretty bad. Sleepers outside of round one: I gotta wave my Duck flag and say Igor Olshansky is great value in round two. The guy's only played organized football for four years -- he's just getting better. Devard Darling in the third round to Baltimore could work out very well. They need a big receiver, and it's a surprise he fell this far IMO. The Seahawks appear to be having their annual disappointing draft. Needing a defensive lineman, they could have traded up two or three spaces to get Vince Wilfork or Kenichi Udezi -- but settle for third-best Marcus Tubbs. Then they grab Michael Boulware, apparently unaware of Seattle's bad luck with little brothers named Michael. Speaking of little brothers, we appear to have also drafted Heather Locklear's.

posted by jeffmshaw at 09:32 AM on April 25, 2004

The resemblance is uncanny.

posted by rcade at 09:46 AM on April 25, 2004

I see the Sea Chickens have also drafted Niko. No, not that Nico:

posted by jeffmshaw at 12:05 PM on April 25, 2004

I didn't watch the draft, but it was on the TV at the place I ate lunch on Saturday. Why did ESPN give so much emphsis to listing the fractions of inches in players heights? Does it really matter that player X is 6' 2 3/8" instead of just 6' 2"?

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 PM on April 25, 2004

Ufez, when you have to fill two days of air time, every tiny factoid comes in handy. At least they didn't bring us Draftees Most Embarrasing Childhood Memories, right?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:33 PM on April 25, 2004

- I really like what the Vikings did. They drafted defense, which they obviously need. No more of the Denny 'Constitutionally Incapable of Drafting Defense' Green drafts. - I'm really proud of Iowa-boy Robert Gallery. I hope he tears up the league (even if he did get picked by the Raiders).

posted by Sean Meade at 06:48 PM on April 26, 2004

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