I wasn't high on Williams but, ineffectually slap blocking a rookie DE prospect 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage is the best highlight you can provide for Chris Williams? Ouch.
This is getting too slow for me, new Live Blog above. Feel free to continue to use this thread for discussion.
Phew. Good luck to Stewart and the Panthers, but I've very happy that neither Seattle nor Arizona selected him.
I don't like this pick at all. I don't think Mayo fits the system and I don't think his talent merits this pick.
12:56Can we stop talking about draft picks becoming starters as if that's the yardstick of the draft? It's such a stupefying oversimplification. It's just short of meaningless.
On another note, "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories: Rick James" is as funny as it ever was. "His legs were like linguine."
Gholston is the second best player in the draft. If that front 3 can perform, I expect Gholston to hit the ground running. He's got the strength of Merriman and the hips of Ware. Could be a HOFer.
Man, take that trade KC. I like Dorsey, but man, how could that not work out?
If I were McFadden, I'd hold out. Eat shit, Al Davis.
Good, safe pick on Long. I don't think his talent earns that spot, but I'd be amazed if he busts. Downside counts and the Rams need something to build around.
Jake Long owes that pick to Joe Thomas. He's simply not the best talent in the draft. It should say under Miami's needs "team". Miami could have done better with any of the highly ranked defensive players. But thanks to the Cleveland Miracle, teams are placing position, LT, ahead of talent, Long is no Thomas. People are talking about Long and saying he's a Pro Bowl RT, you know what a Pro Bowl RT looks like? Sean Locklear. Unless he sticks at left, I think this is a bad pick. Not disastrous, just bad.
I really like Osi, seems like a classy, educated young man.
Okay, so we all know the NFL is a copycat league, and everyone is buzzing about the importance of the line positions, but an accurate assessment of last season says that the biggest impact acquisition was Randy Moss. Moss, Owens, players that transform a passing offense by themselves. It'll be interesting to see how this "line first" trend pushes down the stock of a few valuable wide receivers. I've seen Doucet as late as the third. That would be a steal.
As we wade through the talking heads, T&A and too earnest Empty Suits, I want to give everyone a heads about the posting plans for this next week. Today, tomorrow, live blog + quick reflections. Then, I'll post full, as in depth as I'm capable of, pick by pick breakdowns for each of Seattle's selections. One pick per day.11:20
We are live. Let's get this party started.
Looks like the server at PFT has crashed. That really sucks for them, my condolences. But for the grace of God...
We're nearing when I anticipate the live coverage will begin.
I guess it doesn't make much sense to put the newest stuff on the bottom. Anyway, just an FYI, NFL Live is in fact now live.
Good Morning! I'm fresh from bed, half dressed a little hungover and out of my mind excited! Are we ready for the draft? Here's the link to the three person mock I did over at Seahawks.net. Here's the link to the NFL's live stream of the draft. I'm going to get myself some coffee, some tea, some cold pizza and then sit myself down for the show. Don't disappoint me Tim Ruskell.
Man, Humbert Humbert would be all over that Vanessa Hudgins ad. Anyway, NFL.com/LIVE seems dead, so fix that already you clods.
ESPN is reporting that Chris Long is a Ram. Better him than Gholston, IMO. I think Long is a very good player, but I don't think he deserves to go 2nd. Nevertheless, the Rams take another big step to fixing their defensive line. Long is very low downside, and Carriker was underappreciated last year. Now, about the rest of the team.
ZZzzz...so, when something happens, I'll update this.
PFT is reporting that Atlanta will be taking Matt Ryan at 3 . So here's the first three picks
Miami: Jake Long
St. Louis: Chris Long
Atlanta: Matt Ryan
The good news here is that Dorsey may fall, not fall to 25 fall, but if Seattle gets a wild hair, man, Dorsey is so tempting...plus, with Dorsey and Ellis in play, well, let's just say I wouldn't be opposed to trading up.
Raiders take McFadden. Can you say anticlimactic?
What did the five fingers say to the face?
The gift that says "I was at Bi-Mart and remembered I should buy you something"
Hopefully, this isn't total dreck, as Full Sail does the brewing. Then again, I never liked Full Sail, so...
Is the draft here yet?