NFL Draft Mailbag Notes: These are not actually e-mails. They are comments left on the comment board in my 2011 NFL Mock Draft. I've included some of these comments and my responses to them.
2011 NFL Draft E-mails - Hate Mail
From Tyrone Bigsby:
What are all these "off the field issues" you speak of when referring to Mallett? If you got the goods, then spit it out! Youre nothing but a Penn St fag!
--> Jeezzz Chritthh!! I'm not the only one who speaks of off-the-field issues. FoxSports.com's Adam Caplan said Ryan Mallett is "almost certain" to drop out of the first round, citing Mallett's baggage. "It wouldn't shock me to see Mallett fall to the third," Caplan said.
Meanwhile, Rotoworld ran the following report:
According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, "off-field concerns" are likely to adversely affect Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett's stock in the draft.
I don't know where Caplan and Breer went to school, but I'm sure they're not "Penn St fags" like me.
66! really 66? this site goes along with all the other Hog haters (espn). Mallett's only off the field issue was a public intox you moron.. look it up before you try to ruin someone's character.
--> Ah, yes, I'm a renowned hog hater. I've lived in Pennsylvania all my life, yet I have a strong aversion toward Arkansas. Makes total sense.
Ryan Mallett's character issues are something that hasn't been made public. The teams know about it, and there's no way Mallett goes in the first round. Some team may take a shot on him in Round 2, but he'll likely go in Rounds 3 or 4. I personally wouldn't draft him with a seventh-round pick.
From Walter is an Idiot:
These picks are pulled out of his rear end or hijacked off other sites. Last year he was calling for the Lions @ 2 to take Okung over Suh. Instead of extending your draft to 5 rounds, why dont you actually sit down and think the first two rounds through. That way, this site might be credible one day
--> Last April, I wrote that the Lions had to draft Russell Okung because of Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews and Jared Allen. They didn't, and in Week 1, Peppers easily beat Jeff Backus and sacked Matthew Stafford. Stafford missed the first half of the season because of an injury he suffered on that play. A year later, I'd still take Okung over Suh. Suh is awesome, but you have to protect your franchise quarterback.
walt maybe you should draft a replacement 4 yourself.
--> I would if there were a rookie salary scale. But I'd go over the salary cap if I drafted someone else to run the site.
From Duck Fan!!!:
No Ducks In The First Three Rounds??? Is This Mock Draft For Real??? Some Teams Are Going To Be Very Happy With The Great Talent They Get From The Ducks In Late Rounds!!! Mark my Words..... You Want Value & A Well Conditioned Athletes??? Look No Further Than The U Of O Oregon Ducks!!!
--> Yeah, sorry. No Ducks in the first three rounds, but if an Oregon cheerleader wants to declare, I'll gladly "draft" her, if you know what I mean. Giggidy, giggidy.
OMG! Why you hate Ryan Mallett? You suck. Ryan Mallett is the best. So what if he looks like a taller, dumber Eminem? He is tall and he can throw awesome throws and he went to my favorite school. You're an idiot Walter and your website is going to ruin Mallet's whole draft and screw up his life. Just because it's called Walterfootball doesn't mean you can just say whatever you believe. Ryan Mallett 4eva!
--> This is one of the funniest things I've ever read. I can't say anything else to make this better.
@Black&Gold Problem is that you see Eli and Cobi as solid backups. Truth is that Eli is number 2 and Cobi is our number 3. They aren't backups, but starters. So what you're saying is that we have no true number 2, but see no need in drafting a receiver? What D line depth are you thinking? DE or NT? Have you seen what LT Walton has done? Remember he's only in his second year.
@Steelr Fan 3:16 Coates was supposed to be plan B at number 2 with the uncertainty of Bryant. You make the case that he's a one trick pony and not a 50 catch per season wide-out, so does that scream out as a option for number 2? What gives you hope about Green? I hope he does end up staying on the field, but so far in his career he hasn't be able to do that. I like James, but if he goes down you trust Grimble? He can't block, and hasn't been reliable in the pass game. He did mess his ribs up with a nice touchdown reception a few weeks ago. That still doesn't mean he can pick up and be an impact if James would not be able to go. We have 7 picks in this draft. The first I hope goes OLB. We are good at CB with Burnes and @[email protected] will be challenged hopefully by Golson. Loser of the battle would be a good slot corner. Golson lacks length so they may throw him in the slot role anyways. LT Walton has been more than solid at DE. If Heyward or Tuitt can't go a few weeks during the season then I have faith in LT to get the job done. I like Chickillo and Moates at OLB. They have started and played solid. Williams and Dirty Red at backup ILB is good depth that any team would love. Safety we have Golden and Dangerfield. Both have started any didn't miss a beat. Offensive line? Yeah, we're good there. You say we're good at tight end and WR, so with or final 6 picks we're going what exactly? A RB would be nice with Williams age. A backup that won't see the field unless God forbid Bell gets hurt is a wasted pick anywhere in the top 4 rounds. Maybe 5th would be suffice. That's 2 picks gone and 5 to go. A backup QB of the future would be nice. Four to go. A special teamed lol? Warren, Boswell, and Berry are really good.