April 23, 2005

Smith #1, Rogers ???: Until yesterday everything I read said the 49ers were tossing a coin over using the first pick on Utah's Alex Smith or Cal's Aaron Rodgers. Halfway through the first round, the Niners did take Smith but Rodgers is still sitting in the audience and Donovan McNabb's mom is consoling his mom. Why has the Cal star dropped so far? Would you have taken Smith? What are your choices for biggest surprise, worst and best selections?

posted by billsaysthis to football at 02:43 PM - 11 comments

My biggest surprise so far is that the Niners didn't trade down but I guess no one else really wanted to go first. Bad year to have the #1.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:45 PM on April 23

Raiders didn't impress me by trading up to get Fabian Washington. For all his speed, I think corners need to be taller to cover better and beefier to stuff the corner on runs.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:34 PM on April 23

Packers took Rodgers at #24. Glad to see they are looking ahead to Favre's retirement, considering he's been hinting at it for several years. Plus, he's gonna get creamed out there this year unless the Pack bolsters their O-line.

posted by brewdudepa at 03:50 PM on April 23

If you have to fall, Green Bay's not a bad place to land. Unless Favre was the last important piece of the recent winning era and the Packers will revert to perennial sub-.500 seasons when he leaves. Weak O line is not a good thing, that's for sure.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:56 PM on April 23

smith still has something to prove to me, and i will give him plenty of time for that, just because the ive never been a 49ers fan, and i feel sorry for those bastards, good luck alex youll need it! and as far as other topics--aaron rogers-- personally, i think a year or two(two is unlikely in my opinion) with favre is going to do this dude some fucking good, lets hope he wants to learn! and im a huge sooners fan(born and bred), why the hell is dan cody still there???? with that intensity, pick him up cause if he starts, hes on my fantasy team automatically!

posted by mattonimus at 06:09 PM on April 23

Smith is the best 1st round pick this year nobody in the draft deserves the 1st pick this year next year will be a differant story i wouldnt mind first choice next year and then the decission would be the qb from texas or usc so this year they should have traded it away for jerry rice and did what they could with what they got

posted by 9erftbl at 05:20 PM on April 24

trade the 1st pick of the draft for...Jerry Rice? Dude thats insane. The niners did the right thing and Smith will be a decent QB for them for many years.

posted by azdano at 09:00 PM on April 24

Maybe he was referring to the future Jerry Rice, such as Edwards?

posted by jmd82 at 10:05 PM on April 24

there well never be another jerry rice not moss or T O even has the right to stand next to sir JERRY RICE and a fiesrt round choice this year is worthless so sign jerry and go

posted by 9erftbl at 11:34 PM on April 24

there have been recievers with as much or more talent than Jerry Rice. What made him great was great QB's like Montana and Young! Plus the fact that he stuck around so long and stayed healthy. His work ethic is probably unequaled in NFL history except for Walter Payton, no one worked and trained harder than Rice. But for talent, I would take a Paul Warfield of old or Isaac Bruce today because they are good guys and not bad influences on other players and kids.

posted by bluekarma at 10:55 AM on April 25

What I am kind of shocked about is that White from OU didn't get drafted at all. Not even for clipboard jockey.

posted by scottypup at 08:54 AM on April 26

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