I had a few funny ideas for articles to write this weekend. I might still do something but truthfully, I ate a bad burrito last night and don't have much energy to do anything. I already filled my obligation at FakeTeams this morning (check it out! It's got a holiday twist from a familiar poem!) and while doing that I couldn't stop thinking about the NFL draft.
What with everything that happened yesterday, I just want to talk about the NFL draft.
What happened yesterday?
Well, you know that Matt Barkley decided not to enter the draft and return to school because while you can sleep with college girls no matter how old you are, it's only cool if you're still in college. Barkley will now get one more year of that. Oh, and the Trojans are probably going to be ranked in the top 5 pre-season, he'll be the number one Heisman candidate, blah blah blah.
Trust me as a person who lives in Southern California, it's all about the "Girls, Girls, Girls" like Motley Crue said.
So that was one major development that happened. Something that rocked the foundation of those NFL teams that need a franchise quarterback like the Seahawks do. Last year, 5 or 6 teams may have solidified themselves at the position enough through the draft to take them out of the running for drafting a QB high this year. So, this was a good year to strike if you're the Dolphins or Seahawks.
I mean, just look at how many teams at the top of the draft DON'T need a QB. That never happens. Last year there were so many talents that it was probably smart for Seattle to wait it out another year when there weren't so many teams looking for a QBOTF. 2012 was a good year for that, but we don't know that 2013 will be.
So, the Barkley news was not really good for the Seahawks in any way. Maybe there is some development where it seems feasible that Barkley could be a Seahawk in 2013, but that's too far down to even predict. Hey, maybe we are lucky and Seattle actually does really suck next year!
What else happened yesterday?
Well, the Colts also declared. They declared that they might not be the worst team in the NFL and beat the Texans on a shocking two-minute drive led by Dan Orlovsky! You know what that means: Dan Orlovsky is the next Peyton Manning!
No, it just means that the Colts might not pick first after all. Which I like because "F#CK ARCHIE MANNING STORIES!" and "F#CK THE COLTS TRYING TO BE THE SPURS OF THE NFL!" Indy has had the best QB in the league for 15 years. Let someone else have it.
The bad news for us though is that the Rams got one step closer to drafting first. They have as many wins as the Colts do and finish with the Steelers and 49ers. Yeah, they are going to go 2-14. It's just a matter of the Colts beating the Jaguars next week and that's not crazy talk.
What do the Rams do with the pick? Well they could:
- Keep Luck, trade Bradford
- Trade the pick for lots of goodies, keep Bradford.
- Trade both the pick and Bradford for a genuine Mickey Mantle signed baseball.
- Draft Matt Kalil, the best non-Luck prospect in the draft and solidify left tackle for, say, 15 years.
- Draft Chris Polk.
- Draft Kris Kross.
- Draft the Vietnam war.
- Miller Genuine Draft.
If Seattle is drafting in the middle of the first round and Landry Jones is the best QB available, what should they do?
Draft Jones (58 votes)
Draft Ryan Tannehill (26 votes)
Draft a player at another position of need (277 votes)
Trade down (158 votes)
Should sell farm to trade up (146 votes)
665 total votes