My Thoughts on the 2009 NFL Draft - Live on Draft Day!
What is this? I'll be posting my thoughts on the 2009 NFL Draft here. That will include everything from the actual picks, to the ESPN personalities, to the commercials, etc. Anything goes. Emmitt Smith will even join me as a special guest! This page will be updated every five minutes or so, so I hope you join me for the 2009 NFL Draft!
By the way, I'll be posting live 2009 NFL Draft Grades for individual picks. Overall 2009 NFL Draft Grades will be up on Monday morning.
1:17: And we're on! For some reason, ESPN is televising a boring Hornets-Nuggets NBA playoff game, so apparently we have to go to ESPN2 for the third-biggest sporting event in America (Super Bowl, March Madness). Mel Kiper and Todd McCarrot (thanks, Joey Potter) just had an argument about the Lions. McCarrot thinks Detroit should have taken Jason Smith because they need offensive line help. Apparently, McCarrot doesn't understand positional value and simply forgot that the Lions can get a left tackle at No. 20.
1:35: Here are 10 things I'm expecting today:
1. Mel Kiper's hair will fly off of his head and attack Todd McShay. McShay, however, will use his new radioactive skin to burn Mel's hair.
2. Chris Mortensen will give us dozens of false reports. Adam Schefter will be seen smirking in the background.
3. Keyshawn Johnson will make a joke and no one will laugh.
4. Tom Jackson will laugh at every joke.
5. Steve Young will make up a few words.
6. ESPN will have 10-minute segments on Day 2 about Matt Stafford, Mark Sanchez, Brett Favre, Tom Brady's knee and Jets fans instead of delving into what the hard-core fans really want: In-depth analysis of each late-round pick and how it'll affect their team.
7. (Insert random sixth-round prospect) will be drafted by (insert random stupid team) in Round 2.
8. ESPN will cut to a commercial and miss one of the late first-round picks.
9. Al Davis won't draft Miley Cyrus because her 40 is too slow, but he'll sign her as an undrafted free agent.
10. I'm going to bash one of these first-round picks. That player will become a Pro Bowler in a few years.
1:40: Michael Smith does not expect the Jets to draft Josh Freeman. He said Tampa Bay is a more likely destination.
1:43: It's 1:43, and Cris Carter is already yelling incoherently. It's going to be a long day.
1:46: Hey, did you know that rollover minutes are basically the same as new minutes? I had no idea!
1:55: If you're the Chiefs, how do you not draft Aaron Curry at No. 3? This is the biggest day of his life, yet he's making a kid's dream come true.
2:03: Two hours till the draft. I wonder who the No. 1 pick is going to be.
2:20: This is a great time to look over some of my non-crappy posts from the past two years:
1. Was it just me or did Brady Quinn smile after the Cardinals pick? His thoughts? "Phew, I don't have to go Arizona and have my career ruined!" (2007 Post)
2. Mike Tirico just said Brady Quinn is showing poise in the Green Room. What's Quinn supposed to do, pull out a knife, start randomly stabbing people and paint his face blue? He'd slip to the second round if he did that. (2007 Post)
3. "He already resurgenst his career." -- Steve Young. Resurgenst? I'm telling you, one too many concussions. Maybe Young can have a concussionest and forgetest that he said that. (2007 Post)
4. Steve Young thinks Jon Kitna's the best quarterback in the NFC North. Umm... Aaron Rodgers? Concussions + QB Depth Charts = Confusion. Poor Steve. (2008 Post)
5. With the No. 17 pick, the Detroit Lions select Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College. I don't think Matt Millen has heard of Jeff Otah. He must be too busy blackmailing William Clay Ford. (2008 Post)
6. Apparently, the Seahawks just signed someone named "Wilson Tatufa." This is being reported by Keyshawn Johnson. (2008 Post)
7. "That last isn't last. If there were 50 teams, they'd be 50th." -- Steve Young. Someone quickly get Steve Young's concussion medicene! (2008 Post)
8. With the No. 54 pick, the Tennessee Titans select Jason Jones, DE, Michigan State.
Dear Vince Young,
We hate you. We will never give you a good receiver. We will surround you with crap like Justin McCareins and Eric Moulds. We want you to fail. We will salt your wounds and burn your lands. Death to the Philistines!
Titans Front Office (2008 Post)
2:30: This is as good a time as any to mention that I'm really out of it right now. I went to bed late because of all of the updates I had to make for this site. I planned on waking up at 11, but there was some construction going on outside. I looked out the window and saw my neighbor watering the sidewalk. Watering the sidewalk!!!! This guy needs to get a life. What was he thinking? "I better go to sleep early so I can wake up in the morning and water the sidewalk." I'm thrilled that I'm moving soon.
2:35: The Chiefs just signed Tyler Thigpen Matt Cassel to a 6-year deal with $36 million guaranteed. Cassel will use half that money to purchase a bionic arm to upgrade his girly arm strength. He'll spend the other half on coaching to help him, you know, actually play under center.
2:40: I think going to an 18-game regular season would be a huge mistake. Doing so would dilute the regular season, making each game more meaningless. The NBA and NHL both have a huge problem with this; I don't want to see the NFL make the same dumb error.
2:59: It's time to bring in Emmitt. Emmitt, ESPN was talking about Percy Harvin a few minutes ago. What do you think of him as of a receiver, and where do you think he'll go?
Percy Harvey is a good receiver. He's not just good. He real good. Harvey have great hands and great will. He will catch anything quarterback throw to him in the National Football League Conference. If I was, or were to be more precise, the Detroit Lion, I would consider him to be the top pick in the draft of all time.
The top pick? Really? I have him going in Round 3...
I do not even know there was more than one round!
Wow... and didn't you make a mock draft?
If there are three rounds in the doggone draft, why do no teams draft me in the second round or the uh... round after these?
Uhh... because you were taken in the first round.
You has debacled my brains and my mind.
3:05: Call me crazy, but Billy Devaney should be negotiating on a contract with Jason Smith instead of trying to make a ridiculous trade that's never going to happen. If Smith holds out... Rams, you have been warned.
3:10: "I'm going to go to sleep" - Steve Young. Oh please, God, make Young's statement come true.
3:13: Speaking of sleep, I need some Coke or Pepsi (hint: I'll choose one if either of these companies advertises on this site). So, in addition to three Egg McMuffins and Oreos, I'm going to have a few glasses of Coke/Pepsi in my system. If I don't suffer a heart attack or stroke by 8 p.m., that'll be a greater shock than any pick in this draft.
3:15: Mel, if you consider Aaron Curry as the best player in the draft, why do you have Tyson Jackson going No. 3? Neither player holds much positional value, so Jackson over Curry makes absolutely no sense.
Lesson learned: Don't drink and mock draft.
3:28: I'm not as gung-ho about changing the rookie salary scale as some people are. These guys deserve to get paid big bucks. Fans are buying tickets to see them. People are buying their jerseys. Owners are making tons of money off of them. They deserve these seemingly absurd salaries because they're the ones bringing the cash flow in.
3:29: Wow, so I just noticed that my last post was at 3:15. I got up to go to the bathroom and grab a glass of Cherry Pepsi. When I came back, it was 3:28. I guess I stepped into a time vortex or something... or maybe I was fielding calls from Daniel Snyder.
3:32: Damn it, I thought Steve Young was going to sleep. Guess no one is interested in answering my prayers.
3:38: Again, I have to say that I don't get Tyson Jackson over Aaron Curry. Curry's the top defensive player in the draft, so why take a lesser guy with the same positional value? If the Chiefs pick Jackson, they're getting a bad grade.
3:45: For what it's worth Mike Mayock has Curry going No. 3. Mayock's 2008 NFL Mock Draft slaughtered both Kiper and McShay's.
3:48: NBC reports that the Chiefs and Matt Cassel haven't agreed to an extension. Poor Cassel. He'll have to wait for his bionic arm.
3:54: Five minutes until the Lions are on the clock and waste some time even though they already signed Matt Stafford!
3:57: Jim Schwartz is a scary guy. The next time you see him in an interview, watch his eyes. They don't move! He stared down Rachel Nichols. She actually looked terrified.
3:58: I'm not buying Chris Mortensen's report that the Falcons are going after Glenn Dorsey. Why would they want his contract? Dorsey didn't do anything last year. Sure, he was just a rookie, but why would Atlanta want to pay top-five money to an unproven commodity?
3:59: Holy crap, Chris Berman just nearly gave me a heart attack. I'm telling you, it's coming.
4:02: I think Jason Smith has said hi to the camera more than any other player in NFL Draft history. I wonder if he'll wave hello to the opposing defenders before debacling them every Sunday.
4:04: The Detroit Lions are on the clock...
4:05: With the 1st Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Matt Stafford, QB, Georgia. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! MY MOCK IS RUINED!!!!!!!!
4:07: What if the Lions handed in the wrong card? Could they outsmart everyone, and take Jason Smith after signing Stafford? I'd like to see someone try this one year.
4:08: "Detroit hasn't had a winning team in, I don't know how many years?" -- Keyshawn Johnson. Umm... isn't it your job to know?
4:10: Help! Mark Sanchez has kidnapped a child!
4:12: Jason Smith waves hello again! This man is unstoppable!
4:13: Rams, you're running out of time!
4:14: From TheDustyFootPhilosopher: And the pick is... The Rams missed it while playing miniture golf...
4:15: With the 2nd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select Jason Smith, OT, Baylor. Nice job, Rams. And now the intrigue begins.
4:19: By the way, my individual draft grade for this pick and every pick will be listed in the 2009 NFL Draft Grades section. I put in a new drop-down at the top so you don't have to scroll down to access other teams.
4:22: Don't listen to Herm!!! Do the opposite of what Herm says!!!
4:25: I think Steve Young loves being an analyst a little too much...
4:26: With the 3rd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU . Scott Pioli proving once again that he has no idea what he's doing. Way to take a lesser player over the top defensive player in the draft.
4:31: From ChicagoJay concerning the Jackson pick: ****ing morons are u ****ing kidding me are they trying to ****ing rob me of 350? i cant ****ing believe theyve done this have fun finished last in the worst division in football agian kansas u ****ing losers.
4:32: With the 4th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest. And my mock draft is officially debacled. The writing was on the wall when Scott Pioli epically failed.
4:36: Rob112BoSox said it best: Curry = Best Player. Chiefs need a LB. We pick Tyson Jackson!
4:38: This should be Michael Crabtree. I had Brian Orakpo here, but you can't pass up on Crabtree...
4:39: ...unless you're Eric Mangini! Jets trade up to No. 5!
4:41: Mark Sanchez has put on the jacket. He's on the phone. He's the pick.
4:42: With the 5th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Mark Sanchez, QB, USC. I'll have a strong opinion on this in a minute.
4:47: For moving up, the Jets gave up the No. 17 pick, a second-round selection, Brett Ratliff, Kenyon Coleman and Abram Elam. Eric Mangini sure loves collecting junk.
4:50: With the 6th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Andre Smith, OT, Alabama. The laziest player is off the board!
4:52: By the way, I can't believe how dumb Eric Mangini is. He moved down 12 spots in the first round, and only secured a second-round pick and three backups. Cleveland may have locked up the No. 1 selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.
4:53: Keyshawn doesn't like Andre Smith because he's young? Keyshawn and Mangini must have spent a lot of time together.
4:55: Michael Crabtree or Darrius Heyward-Bey? Al Davis' mind is debacled right now.
4:56: With the 7th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
4:58: Michael Crabtree's expression was priceless. It looked like he was thinking, "Wow, this guy sucks compared to me? WTF!?"
5:02: I love Al Davis. The NFL Draft is unpredictable, but Davis will always take the top 40 time available. Priceless.
5:06: With the 8th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia. With Michael Strahan retired, I'm glad we have another player with a huge gap in between his two front teeth.
5:08: Packman Jon just brought up a great point about the Darrius Heyward-Bey pick: Hey, don't question the scouting methods of the undead!
5:10: Meanwhile, BobLoblaw says: Walt's gonna have to look through Dr. Suess' "On Beyond Zebra" to find a new letter below Z for this.
5:12: Mycarman with the reaction to my Z- to the Raiders: That pick was worse than the Z-.... I'd give it a Millen.
5:15: They're already talking about the 49ers pick. What's taking Green Bay so long?
5:16: With the 9th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select B.J. Raji, NT, Boston College. Pretty easy with Tyson Jackson off the board. We can all thank Scott Pioli for ruining what the 2009 NFL Draft was supposed to be.
5:19: Michael Crabtree is way too talented to pass up here. I feel sorry for Raider fans, as their owner simply doesn't understand how to draft.
5:21: With the 10th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech. The 49ers should thank Scott Pioli and Al Davis for being incredibly stupid. Congrats, San Francisco fans! You just got one of the top players in the draft at No. 10!
5:24: Crabtree already knows that the key to the NFL is patience. Al Davis disagrees. Just draft 40 times, baby!
5:26: Aaron Maybin over Brian Orakpo and Michael Oher? Please, Buffalo, don't be stupid.
5:27: With the 11th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State. Buffalo is stupid!
5:30: I realize this every April and I forget it by August... the NFL Draft is so tough to predict because there are just way too many dumb teams in the league.
5:33: With the 12th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia. At the very least, Moreno gave us the first Chris Berman WHOOOOAAAPP!
5:34: Whoa, way too fast... the Redskins have sent their pick in...
5:35: With the 13th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas. I'll have my thoughts on all of these picks in the 2009 NFL Draft Grades section.
5:39: Phew, finally caught up. If the Saints don't go Malcolm Jenkins, I'm giving up.
5:41: With the 14th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Malcolm Jenkins, FS, Ohio State. There's some sanity in this world! If Scott Pioli were making this pick, he may have taken Chase Daniel(s).
5:43: Some Maybin feedback:
LovemyBills: I'm not going to any games this year. Move to Toronto. **** them
The DustyFootPhilosopher: I feel bad for the Bills... I mean wow...
TheBlackDahliaMurder: Wtf!!!! Are We Aware That Orakpo Is On The Board?!?!?!?! Wtf!!!!!!1
5:46: With the 15th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select Brian Cushing, OLB, USC. Guess those Draft Bible rumors didn't pan out, eh?
5:52: With the 16th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select Larry English, DE/OLB, Northern Illinois. Wooowww... No one saw this coming. A.J. Smith is a very good GM and I hate to question his wisdom, but I don't get this.
5:55: The Browns have so many options: Jeremy Maclin, Kenny Britt, Rey Maualuga, Chris Wells, Everette Brown just to name a few.
5:58: The Buccaneers just traded up to No. 17. This has to be Josh Freeman.
5:59: The Browns picked up a sixth-round pick for moving down two spots. Eric Mangini continues to acquire junk.
6:01: With the 17th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State. Matt McGuire has just paraded down his street with champagne in his hand.
6:05: Per Ed Weder, the Broncos will pick Robert Ayers. I'm guessing Terrell Owens doesn't believe him.
6:06: With the 18th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee. Owens still doesn't believe it.
6:11: Will the Browns finally pick, or will Eric Mangini acquire more junk?
6:13: Browns trade down and get more junk! Called it!
6:14: With the 19th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri. For the first draft in years, Eagles fans aren't pissed!
6:17: How is Michael Oher available? What's going on here? I can't believe the Lions have the opportunity to get Oher, a top-10 prospect to protect Matt Stafford.
6:20: With the 20th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State. This pick is going to get an F. Click here in a few minutes to find out why: 2009 NFL Draft Grades.
6:24: Eric Mangini trades pick No. 21 and moves down to No. 22. He picked up a ninth-round selection!
6:25: With the 21st Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Alex Mack, C, California. Shocking pick. I guess Eric Mangini thinks he can play defense with all of the crappy players he traded for.
6:26: Minnesota's pick is in. Has to be Michael Oher, right? They have to be shocked that he's available.
6:25: With the 22nd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Percy Harvin, WR, Florida. The Vikings passed on a great story in Michael Oher for the pot-smoking Percy Harvin? Brad Clueless strikes again!
6:34: Zygi Wilf must have forgotten about the boat incident. How do you take a guy with huge character concerns in the first round?
6:35: The Ravens traded up to No. 23.
6:36: With the 23rd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss. Ozzie Newsome has to be shaking his head and laughing at all of the other idiot GMs. I never would have imagined that the Ravens would be able to land Oher by trading up just three selections.
6:43: With the 24th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss. The Falcons had to go defensive line here. I thought Evander Hood made more sense for what they were looking for, but they apparently liked Jerry a lot more.
6:46: Will the Dolphins take the first corner (Malcolm Jenkins is a safety) off the board? Darius Butler and Clay Matthews are both options.
6:47: Or maybe Vontae Davis! By the way, boo earns to all the Dolphin fans who criticized my Miami-Davis pick a week ago.
6:48: With the 25th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois. Davis is getting mauled by his family. Hope he doesn't tear his ACL!
6:53: The Packers have traded up to No. 26. Evander Hood?
6:56: With the 26th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Clay Matthews, OLB, USC. Matthews makes sense as well. Maybe Green Bay can actually get to the quarterback in 2009.
6:59: Jets fans are cheering? Maybe they should draft people from the military every year.
7:00: The Colts are going Donald Brown apparently.
7:01: With the 27th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut. Bill Polian once again eschews the defensive line. Have fun with your 250-pound defensive tackles, Bill!
7:05: With the 28th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Eric Wood, C, Louisville. New regimes mean new quarterbacks. The Buffalo Bills mean crappy left tackles.
7:09: With the 29th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina. My WR+TE Under 6 +170 has pushed unless the Titans, Steelers or Cardinals address those positions. Stupid Vikings for taking a chain-smoker over a near-elite tackle.
7:11: I guess Eli Manning has some say in terms of the Giants' draft planning, eh?
7:18: The Titans can't go Chris Wells, right? The NFL Draft isn't that crazy... actually, wait, no it is.
7:19: With the 30th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers. And my prop bet has been debacled. Maybe I should stick to betting my life savings on NFL games, which somehow are much more predictable than the NFL Draft.
7:20: Wait a second... I just realized... the Titans went with a receiver! Holy crap! Their front office must have been kidnapped by Matt Millen.
7:26: From AZChargersFan21: I bet Walt is crapping his pants right now. Damn right. This draft is going by so quickly I don't have enough time to go to the bathroom. Going No. 2 in my pants is much more efficient.
7:28: With the 31st Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State. Edgerrin James has been debacled.
7:31: Speaking of debacled, let's get Emmitt's thoughts on the first round:
I do not understood what have happened to the mock draft. Cleveland was suppose to draft fiveth. All of a suddenly, the New York Jet was drafting fiveth, and they pick Mike Sanchez! I do not understand these! Roger Goodman does... does... do a bad job of setting up the draft order. If I were the commissioning of the National Football League Conference, I would make it so the mock draft order do not change at all, or maybe a li-bit.
7:33: With the 32nd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Super Bowl champion of Super Bowl uhh... champion Pittsburgh Steelers select Evander Hood, DE/DT, Missouri. With Alex Mack off the board, the smart Steelers address the defensive line. If Brad Clueless were running this organization, he would have drafted Percy Harvin, even with Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes and Limas Sweed on the roster.
7:35: With the 33rd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Louis Delmas, FS, Western Michigan. Another poor grade for the Lions. They clearly don't care about protecting Matt Stafford.
7:36: With the 34th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Patrick Chung, SS, Oregon. This is going way too fast for my liking.
7:42: With the 35th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select James Laurinaitis, ILB, Ohio State. I mocked James Laurinaitis to the Rams for a while. I changed it last night. I assumed the Lions would go with Laurinaitis with Evander Hood off the board. Maybe I shouldn't have assumed the Lions would do the smart thing. I'm an idiot for doing so.
7:44: With the 36th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State. Two Buckeyes back to back. The Browns get the hometown Brian Robiskie, who fills a big need.
7:51: With the 37th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest. Who cares because...
7:53: The Broncos gave up a 2010 first-round pick to move up for Alphonso Smith! If Denver gave up its own choice instead of Chicago's selection, the Seahawks could be picking in the top five next year!
7:58: With the 38th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC. Finally. There's no reason Maualuga should have fallen this far.
8:02: With the 39th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Eben Britton, OT, Arizona. The Jaguars will be the first team to start four offensive tackles in a single game.
8:05: The Raiders are on the clock. Quick, who has the fastest 40?
8:06: Never mind. The Patriots are on the clock. No one runs a fast 40 around here.
8:10: The Patriots have two picks in a row. Maybe they should draft two offensive tackles like the Jaguars. Or maybe they should trade a 2010 first-round pick like the Broncos.
8:12: With the 40th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Ron Brace, NT, Boston College. If Josh McDaniels had a brain, Ron Brace would have been the pick.
8:14: With the 41st Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut. And now we see why this team is always one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
8:21: With the 42nd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Jairus Byrd, CB/S, Oregon. Yet another abysmal pick by the Bills. No surprise here.
8:23: With the 43rd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select Everette Brown, DE, Florida State. Nice job by Mel Kiper pointing out that someone had Everette Brown mocked No. 1 a few months ago.
8:26: Great post by bleedGreen: Walter... I'm arguing with my girlfriend on the phone... and I used the word "debacle".
Awesome. Almost makes up for this ridiculous draft.
8:27: With the 44th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Pat White, QB/WR, West Virginia. Wildcat offense FTW.
8:32: With the 45th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Clint Sintim, OLB, Virginia. It's amazing how the smart teams continue to find talented players, while the dumb teams always tend to draft crappy prospects.
8:36: With the 46th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select Connor Barwin, DE, Cincinnati. How does Connor Barwin fit in Houston? Is this a good pick? Find outin a few minutes here: 2009 NFL Draft Grades.
8:38: With the 47th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Michael Mitchell, SS, Ohio. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!!!
8:39: Major dap to forum user BobLoblaw for projecting this pick.
8:45: With the 48th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Darcel McBath, FS, Texas Tech. Because you can never have enough defensive backs, even if your defensive line sucks.
8:46: This is high comedy. Mel Kiper had Michael Mitchell as his 71st-best safety. Al Davis is the best.
8:47: With the 49th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select Max Unger, C/G, Oregon. I'm always a fan of adding depth up front... unless you're taking your No. 4 offensive tackle.
8:52: With the 50th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Georgia. Because you can never have enough receivers, even if your defense blows.
8:58: Dallas passes! Jerry Jones is apparently too busy buying a wedding ring for Miles Austin.
9:00: Never mind... Buffalo trade. I still think Jones is picking out a ring though.
9:03: With the 51st Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Andy Levitre, G, Oregon State. Left tackles? Who needs 'em!
9:04: With the 52nd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select David Veikune, DE/OLB, Hawaii. Finally, defense! Too bad David Veikune was a mid-to-late round prospect.
9:05: With the 53rd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh. The Eagles are getting a first-round talent here. Andy Reid finally takes a running back higher than the third round.
9:09: I like this SportsCenter Drew Rosenhaus commercial, but if I see it one more time, my brain and my mind will be debacled.
9:10: With the 54th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma. I got this pick right!!! Go me!!!
9:12: With the 55th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select William Moore, SS, Missouri. I had this pick correct until I changed it last night. Curses!!!!
9:17: With the 56th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Fili Moala, DT, USC. The Colts almost had to take a defensive tackle on Day 1. You can't win in the NFL with defensive tackles the size of 12-year-olds.
9:22: With the 57th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Paul Kruger, DE, Utah. I thought this could be Jarron Gilbert. Can Paul Kruger play 3-4 end? As Emmitt would say, "That remained to bee seened."
9:24: USC is like so awesome you guys! OMG USC OMG!
9:25: With the 58th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Sebastian Vollmer, OT, Houston. Wrong right tackle. I had the Patriots taking one, but didn't think Sebastian Vollmer would go this early.
9:32: With the 59th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select Sherrod Martin, S/CB, Troy. Two nice picks by the Panthers. Too bad they won't have a first-rounder in 2010.
9:36: With the 60th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select William Beatty, OT, Connecticut. Wow. I forgot William Beatty was on the board. I hate to harp on this, but once again, you can see why the Giants are a successful franchise. Shame on the Lions for not drafting Beatty.
9:40: Noooooo!!! The Rosenhaus commercial. Brain... debacled...Debac... Deb... Rice of passage... uhh... have.. has...
9:43: With the 61st Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Sean Smith, CB/S, Utah. Another guy who shouldn't have dropped. If only all of the NFL GMs knew what they were doing...
9:44: With the 62nd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select Sen'Derrick Marks, DT, Auburn. The Titans lost Albert Haynesworth, so this makes sense, right? Not to Eric Mangini. He would have drafted another receiver.
9:49: With the 63rd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select Cody Brown, DE/OLB, Connecticut. Why are the teams at the bottom of the draft getting better players than the teams at the top of the draft? This doesn't make any sense!!!
9:50: Several groans in the background, as the Broncos just traded up. Don't worry, Steeler fans. Denver has no clue, so you still may get a player you want.
9:55: With the 64th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select Richard Quinn, TE, North Carolina. Only because tight ends provide more positional value than defensive linemen.
10:05: While ESPN wraps this up, let's go to Emmitt. Emmitt, who were the winners and losers today?
These are obviously trick questions. I did not seened any points today, so no one won or lossed.
I mean, who had the best draft?
The best draft obviously belong to Denver, Philadelphia, Arizona, Indianapolis and Portland. All of those team draft runnin' back in the first round. To win in the National Football League Conference, you need great runnin' backs.
Fair enough. Who had the worst draft?
The San Diego Charger! They have a chance to draft Chris "Bernie" Wells, but A.J. Feeley opteded for Larry Englishman. No one have ever heard of Larry Englishmen!
I think you mean Larry English.
You have debacled my brains and my m... uh... the other thing that mean the same thing as brain but with different spelling.
10:08: Thanks for reading my incoherent thoughts! I'll have all of the individual 2009 NFL Draft Grades up in a few minutes.
There won't be a draft blog tomorrow, but you can post your thoughts on the forum or read my opinion on every pick in the 2009 NFL Draft Grades section.
Also, I'll have an NFL Re-Draft Mock later tonight or tomorrow morning. I may not get any of these picks right - who knows what these idiot GMs are going to do - but I'm going to do a mock of the third round. There are a lot of big names still on the board.
I'll also have my overall 2009 NFL Draft Grades Monday morning.
I like your write up on Trubisky. I also like the gutsy move of Mahomes at #2 especially with Garrett on the board. However, there are glaring mistakes elsewhere. No way, the Saints draft a RB in 1st round after paying Peterson to be the primary back up to Ingram. Plus, they desperately need talent on the defensive side of the ball. Also, the Browns 2nd pick wouldn't be a rush OLB when they are converting to a base 4-3 and have Jamie Collins at the Sam.
Come on Walt. You have the Vikings drafting for need. They did a fairly good job if FA filling needs. I could see the RB in the second because thats value. The only needs they have are at dt and safety. I hope they pick highest rated player.