Thursday, April 22, 2010
NFL DRAFT DAY ONE.
We admit it. We're sort of draftniks. Draft nerds. Whatever term you want.
So for the next few hours we open up the blog to draft discussion. Get on there and chant "TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW" for the next few hours if you like.
The St. Louis Rams are on the clock and in our humble opinion if they draft Sam Bradford they are fools. He is not close to being the best player in the draft and he is not a Matt Ryan or even a Matthew Stafford, which is to say he is not a franchise QB.
Best individual draft pick of all time? Easy.
14th round (and they don't even have 14 rounds any more) in 1961, the Rams select a little known defensive lineman. You now know him as hall of fame D-Lineman Deacon Jones.
Best draft of multiple players by a team in one year? Also easy. Pittsburgh Steelers 1974.
1. Lynn Swann (Hall of Fame WR); 2. Jack Lambert (Hall of Fame LB, one of the top 4 LBs of all time.); 4- John Stallworth (Hall of Fame WR); 5- Mike Webster (Hall of Fame Center. One of the 4 best centers ever to play the game).
Runner up: 1965 Chicago Bears- 1. #3 in the first round- Dick Butkus, Hall of Fame LB and one of the greatest to ever play the game. 1. #4 in the first round- Gayle Sayers, Hall of Fame RB.
See You On ESPN, all weekend long.