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2011 NFL Draft Mailbag


NFL Draft Mailbag Notes: These are some e-mails I received after the conclusion of the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

4/29/11

2011 NFL Draft E-mails - Post-Round 1 E-mails



  • From Terrence F:

    Danny Watkins will be in an Eagles uniform the first day trading opens up. That�s the only reason they drafted him. Watkins is a b+ pick�you�ll see when he is in the pro bowl in 2012 and a mainstay on the O line for 5 or 6 years


    --> No, it's an F. The oldest player ever taken in Round 1, and he's still learning how to play football. Andy Reid doesn't re-sign anyone over 30, so he's 4-5 years and out.



  • From Bob B:

    Walt you are DEAD wrong on this one..What impact player would the Falcons get at 27..huh?? The pick next year will be in the late first also SO I think they made a great pick up here with Julio. And what says he isnt in the same league as Calvin? julio put up better numbers in college and did as good as Calvin at the combine.If the picks arent gonna be better than what we already have than why keep them...Great move!!


    --> I'll quote Greg Cox - teams that think they're one player away usually struggle the following season. I hate that the Falcons surrendered a first-round pick next year. That could really come back to haunt them.

    Julio Jones is not in the same league as Calvin Johnson. Not even close.





  • From Greg M:

    Hey Walt . . . does Derek Sherrod fit the "appearance" you were referring to for the Packers!!

    Love the site, but that silly line you kept using doesn't help your credibility. This makes the 5th or 6th black offensive lineman Ted has drafted.


    --> It's a joke. And Who cares if Belichick used a pick on a black lineman or not? Don't take things so seriously man.



  • From Robert B:

    With the Mark Ingram drafting, what possible role will Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory play? And how did Bowers fall out of round 1?


    --> Pierre Thomas will be the pass-catching running back on third down. Chris Ivory won't get many carries. By the way, Mark Ingram is going to be a fantasy stud. He's going to score a ton of touchdowns in that offense.

    And Bowers fell out of Round 1 because of his degenerative knee. Teams are scared.



  • From Baba Hanz:

    Your penis can do much more!


    --> Whoops, how did that spam mail get in here?





  • From Rob S:

    I know you're probably innundated with mail right now, but I picked up this nugget last night from Twitter. Quentin Groves tweeted this:

    "whoever gets Ryan Mallett is gonna get a hell of a steal!!"

    The next tweet was this:

    "RT @ThePhillyRaider @QuentinGroves52 Could it be the Raiders? Know something we don't<~~hint hint"

    Granted, I somehow doubt Davis is sharing his draft strategy with his weakside linebacker, but sometimes these things have a way of filtering out.

    If this pick happens, this will also be my last email to you since, as a Raiders fan, I will have no choice but to quietly walk into the ocean and drown myself. :) Seriously, though, if Davis takes Mallett, we'll know last year's strong draft was a mirage. I'm going to be nervous all day over this.


    --> Haha that's pretty interesting. Nothing the Raiders do would surprise me. If the Mallett's the pick, you have my condolences.



  • From Go Zenon S:

    I wanted to defend the Detroit pick of Nick Fairley and why i think its a great pick. so here goes;

    in a division with Andre Peterson, you're going to want to be able to stop the run and in a division with Aaron Rogers, you need to get to the QB. Fairley helps fill these needs and makes life for both Green Bay and Minnesota far more difficult. and with the Bears O-line still being fragile - even with the addition of Carimi - who could resist a chance to add another pass-rusher to try and make Jake Cutler cry like a baby (i say cry. hes not the type to cry really. no, hes the type who will just go to his room in a strop, listen to My Chemical Romance really loud, msn-ing with his best bud about how everyone hates him).


    --> I'm concerned about Fairley's work ethic and the fact that he's a one-year wonder. I'm not concerned he'll try hard all the time, so I'm not a fan of taking a guy like that and not filling a need. The Lions were fine at DT.



    2011 NFL Draft Mailbag Archive:

    2011 NFL Draft Mailbag Home
    Post-Round 1 E-mail - April 29
    Hate Mail Volume 7 - April 10
    Crackhead Mail Volume 2 - April 10
    Random AFC Questions and Comments Volume 5 - April 10
    Random NFC Questions and Comments Volume 5 - April 10
    Hate Mail Volume 6 - April 3
    Crackhead Mail - April 3
    Trade and Prospect Speculation - April 3
    Hate Mail Volume 5 - March 28
    Cam Newton Mailbag - March 28
    Random AFC Questions and Comments Volume 4 - March 28
    Random NFC Questions and Comments Volume 4 - March 28
    Hate Mail Volume 4 - March 13
    Random AFC Questions and Comments Volume 3 - March 13
    Random NFC Questions and Comments Volume 3 - March 13
    Random Questions and Comments - March 7
    Hate Mail Volume 3 - March 7
    Combine Questions and Comments - March 7
    Combine Hate Mail - March 7
    Hate Mail Volume 2 - Feb. 22
    Random AFC Questions and Comments Volume 2 - Feb. 22
    Random NFC Questions and Comments Volume 2 - Feb. 22
    Quarterbacks - Feb. 15
    Hate Mail - Feb. 15
    Random AFC Questions and Comments - Feb. 15
    Random NFC Questions and Comments - Feb. 15

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    Phil 04-04-2011 06:00 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.75 (total posts: 1)
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    Williams went up against better Ends than Okung !!
    spurzo 04-04-2011 12:31 am xxx.xxx.xxx3.88 (total posts: 2)
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    When Mallett speaks I want to slap him, he sounds like an incredibly arrogant wigger. I do think he'll be a good qb for somebody though, especially if he gets picked between the 2nd and 3rd round as that should put him in his place and humble him a bit. Also, whenever Sanchez opens his mouth I want to slap him too, I bet Claussen wishes he had B Edwards and Holmes to throw to.
    trisoman 04-03-2011 11:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.35 (total posts: 1)
    24     28

    I laughed / felt sad simultaenously at the April Fools' mock when Qalt gave us a Tight End. Because it's true, and it's almost a joke now.

    Haters gon' hate heh
    Jshblessing 04-03-2011 08:44 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.90 (total posts: 1)
    27     24

    Who are these pole smokers(not that there's anything wrong with that). The April fools mock was funny as sh!t. There is no proof to show that Mallet isn't dumb as sh!t. And I have no clue who Chris Hope is but if Walter says he sucks then he must be sh!t
    John 04-03-2011 08:38 pm xxx.xxx.xxx88.9 (total posts: 2)
    25     27

    Haha wonderlic scores. Mallet got a 26, which means he'll be incredibly better than Marino, Bradshaw, or Jim Kelly who all had 15s. BETTER PICK MALLET FAST!
    Neil 04-03-2011 02:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx0.53 (total posts: 2)
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    The haters on here are one more sign of the world going to hell in a hand basket. ...And the sad thing is that they can most likely breed.

    Walt provides a great FREE (yes free) service here...Loved the April Fools' draft. Had many lolz.
    Brady 04-03-2011 01:39 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.102 (total posts: 1)
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    Hey TT one name for you. PACMAN JONES, he's the DB that Tennessee drafted 6th overall in 2005. He also spent the equivalent of three years (Slight Exaggeration) either suspended or in jail. He is also the reason why a Las Vegas bouncer can't walk. You want to compare Pacman to Talib. Really if thats what you want knock yourself?
    dcljx15 04-03-2011 01:14 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.32 (total posts: 1)
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    that first one by ark is hilarious hahahaha
    lol 04-03-2011 12:22 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.28 (total posts: 1)
    25     24

    the april fool's mock draft was hilarious if anyone tells you it isn't they can suck a fat one

    and yes there is something wrong with that
    Jake, 04-03-2011 10:06 am xxx.xxx.xxx.123 (total posts: 1)
    26     29

    I actually liked the april fools mock, but thats probably because A) Im not a homer, and B) I can take a joke.

    But kudos to them for loving their team that much.
    Wharthog 04-03-2011 09:41 am xxx.xxx.xxx.150 (total posts: 3)
    23     28

    Wow. It never ceases to amaze me how many looneys are out there that would take something like the April Fools Mock so bloody serious. It was all for fun. Holy crap guys with all the serious analysts out there arguing strenuously over each mocked pick it's nice to throw a little humor in there every now & again. I look forward to jerks of the week and I'm proud to say I've been following the site long enough to have been here since the first jerk of the week.

    Therefore you angry people who hate on Walter for his site and his humor, you're my jerks of the week.
    Matt S. 04-03-2011 09:17 am xxx.xxx.xxx.116 (total posts: 1)
    26     26

    WOW, we have a whole bunch of hypocritical haters here. "no one thinks your cute" your calling Walt a coward yet you don't have the balls to post your real name, WHY? because your a spineless creeper who likes to hide behind screen names and computer screens, and its trolls like you who people hate not "second-rate" bloggers like Walt.
    Young 04-03-2011 08:45 am xxx.xxx.xxx.126 (total posts: 1)
    29     26

    OMG.. are these people serious? This is like the best site for NFL draft info and people want to criticize? they are the idiots.. If you don't like the site, keep that TO YOURSELF!!!
    Tosh 04-03-2011 07:40 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.78 (total posts: 2)
    30     24

    What's with people bashing Walter all the time for his mocks? I mean really? really? It's a freaking mock draft, who cares, if his that bad why do all of you keep coming back? Isn't like anyone, and I mean anyone is going 32 for 32 this April.
    No one thinks your cute STFU 03-31-2011 11:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.251 (total posts: 2)
    28     28

    Im sorry I made a mistake, you're just precious made sense unlike No one thinks your cute. I meant the previous comment to No One Thinks Your Cute







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