Post Draft Thoughts…

Chris Long taken second overall. Notice the joy in his face.

So I was kinda right with my prediction… 3/5 isn’t too bad. My predicting skills still need refining. But anyways, I thought overall the draft went pretty well. It was interesting to see which direction each team was going. Like the Steelers beefing up their running game by picking up RB Rashard Mendenhall in the first round, or the Falcons trading back in the first round and picking up OT Sam Baker… But there are still a few players and teams that stick out on my mind after this whole ordeal.

What’s going to happen to Ocho Cinco? He’s still wanting out of Cincy, and I don’t know why the Bengals just won’t trade him. They should probably send him to Philly for a 2009 draft pick or for Lito Shepperd since each team needs each impact player within the position. Also, what’s the deal with Jeremy Shockey? The Giants should’ve traded him for a draft pick or for a safety after losing Gibril Wilson.

He’s innocent!

In other news… Marvin Harrison involved in a shooting? Really?. I don’t know if I buy it. I seriously can’t picture the no talk, all walk receiver to be involved in such shenanigans. I seriously hope the Colts don’t jump the gun on this one. We’ve already seen get rid of record holders (Edgerrin James) without hesitation. I just hope no assumptions are made about Marvin the way everyone made assumptions about Vick before he confessed.

Now that the draft has taken place, expect nothing but more interesting news going on around the league.

Asante Samuel Now An Eagle! And Possibly A Return of 1/2 Of The Greatest Show On Turf…

Kudos to Philly for picking up one of the best players in free agency. Everyone knows that Asante Sameul is one hell of a player. He’s almost like Champ Bailey, you never want to throw in his direction. I think with the Eagles picking, they’ll return to Playoff caliber form. That Eagle defense now has a much a more dangerous secondary with players like Brian Dawkins, Lito Sheppherd, and now Asante Samuel.

On another note, I don’t know how I feel about Isaac Bruce getting picked up by the 9ers. I mean see it… Sure he’s got good hands and the ability to run the routes, and sure he’s got the knowledge to understand our new Offensive Coordinator’s (Mike Martz) book… But he’s just too old. I was kinda hoping the 9ers would pick up someone more explosive…