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 Kade Nelson:
Who ever made this mock draft is either incompetent or just dumb
--> What about incompetent AND dumb? Why does it have to be one or the other? I was aiming for incompetent and dumb, damn it.
Don't understand the 1st 3 picks for the 49ers at all. Areas of need are QB, pass rush and CB. He has the 49ers wasting a pick on a QB in the 1st round and then ignoring areas of need. Very poor selection. Obviously has not spent much time on analizing the 49ers or their needs.
--> You say you need a quarterback, I gave you one in Round 1. You say pass rush, I gave you a rush linebacker in Round 2. You say corner, I gave you one in Round 5. Am I missing something here? Are you looking at an evil version of my mock draft from a parallel universe where I gave the 49ers a kicker in Round 1?
c'mon bud, u dont have the lb from fresno state gettin drafted at all????? Chris carter??? oh my, guess that why u dont work for fox or espn
--> I have Chris Carter going to the Jets in Round 5. Oh, coincidentally, this Web site has a contract with Fox Sports. So there goes that theory :-)
From Todd McShay:
Not even Helen Keller would pick Ponder over Locker.Amateur.
--> That's not fair. Helen Keller was a terrific scout.
Ryan Mallet is a top ten pick I actually think the bengals are gonna take him at 4 and you still have Cobb over Titas Young. Dude get off the drugs. Kaapernick over Mallett and locker maybe you should try a different sport. LANCE KENDRICKS IN THE FIFTH, give up dude
--> That's it, I give up! Which sport should I try next? Hmm... I know... Stay tuned for my 2012 Badminton Mock Draft next spring!
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.