NFL 2016 Draft Thursday Recap
Sir Roger of Goodell to speaketh. NFL Draft 2016 is now.
After 362 days underground, Mel Kiper Jr. appeared, saw his pompadour shadow, declared 3 straight days of football.
“The Los Angeles Rams are on the clock.”
NFL 2016 Draft is now reality.
In political/global news, everyone except Rams Coach Jeff Fisher is utterly irrelevant.
Los Angeles Rams choose Jared Goff over Carson Wentz. Additionally, Jim Irsay has no regrets of choosing Peyton Manning over Ryan Leaf.
If Carson Wentz can dink, dunk, throw 4 yard passes, & throw 1 yard on 3rd and 1, he’ll be a fine West Coast Offense QB.
Nothing inspires Philly fans like Doug Pederson, a Walrus Lite Andy Reid disciple. Wentz will be expected to complete 30 passes for 120 yards and 0 turnovers.
The non-Los Angeles Chargers are on the clock.
Chargers took defensive end Joey Bosa rather than take an offensive tackle to protect Philip Rivers.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is always a gambler. Jerrah resisted the urge to trade all his picks away for Johnny Manziel.
When asked who they wanted Jerry Jones to add to his team, Cowboys fans responded “Jimmy Johnson.”
It is only fitting on Passover that Ezekiel enters the room. Now we wait for Elijah.
London Jaguars choose Jalen Ramsey, who sobs after being told some home games are in North Florida & not Europe.
Ronnie? Stanley? When you are that big, John Harbaugh will pick both of you.
Ronnie Stanley just made VERY classy remarks about Laremy Tunsil, refusing to say he is better.
DeForest Buckner plays defense. We now have confirmation Howie Roseman makes 49ers decisions, not Chip Kelly.
Titans trade up to take a tackle, but it’s Jack Conklin over Laremy Tunsil. This drug video of Tunsil has to be why.
Consolation for Tunsil: Warren Sapp, Randy Moss and Aaron Rodgers all fell (although Rodgers had 0 character issues).
Hey Leonard Floyd: Dick Butkus & Brian Urlacher are on the phone. They want you to beat the daylights out of Aaron Rodgers.
Giants select guy named Eli. His name alone says this will fail. Eli Apple not related to Fiona Apple.
Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber & Warren Sapp expected to take Vernon Hargreaves & shave his head.
By choosing Sheldon Rankins over Paxton Lynch, Saints totally uninterested in grooming successor to Drew Brees. Brees is still elite, hence a lack of urgency in the Big Easy.
After Richie Incognito, Dolphins picking Laremy Tunsil is nothing.
The Oakland Raiders are on the clock.
Reggie McKenzie is the anti-Al Davis. Davis used to have 2 rules:
1)Show up on Sunday
2) Stay out of trouble with the law
At the bottom of the blackboard it said that if you obey Rule 1, don’t worry about Rule 2.
Those days are gone. Reggie McKenzie has taken risks on guys with medical issues, but not character issues.
McKenzie in this draft must draft defense, defense, defense, & more defense.
#Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, by taking Safety Karl Joseph, is trying to replace Charles Woodson. Solid pick.
McKenzie is known for making sensible picks.
Cleveland Browns may have all 32 first round picks next year.
Detroit Lions in taking Taylor Decker choose safe & solid over sexy. Big wedge of beef to protect Matthew Stafford.
Coach Jim Caldwell was so pleased he almost made a facial expression.
If Lions are not careful, owner Martha Ford may not fire anyone next year.
Keanu Neal good fit for Dan Quinn’s system. Falcons have offensive playmakers. They need defense. Atlanta got it right.
Colts get it perfectly right. Andrew Luck beaten to a pulp in 2015. Center Ryan Kelly a great choice.
Rather than screw with his hated Jets, Bills Coach Rex Ryan went with what he knows: defense. Problem: He needs offense.
Blitz-happy Todd Bowles opts for defense with Darren Lee. Not Paxton Lynch. They must rent Ryan Fitzpatrick’s beard for another year.
Had Texans chosen Paxton Lynch, Brock Osweiler’s head would have exploded. Instead Osweiler gets a receiver to play with. Makes sense.
Thought Redskins would shore up their defense, but getting a receiver for Kirk Cousins not bad.
Minnesota Vikings make perfect pick. Teddy Bridgewater to Laquon Treadwell could become Randall Cunningham to Randy Moss.
With Adrian Peterson, Vikings have to guard against overconfidence. It’s way too early to declare this 1998, but this team is a legitimate Super Bowl contender under Mike Zimmer.
Cincinnati Bengals should skip players & instead draft a psychiatrist. They have talented head cases. Marvin Lewis picked insurance in case any of his current defensive stars get arrested or suspended.
Nothing surprising out of Pittsburgh. They played it safe. Mike Tomlin has another hard-nosed defender.
Great thing about being Denver Broncos quarterback is there’s no pressure since expectations are low.
Paxton Lynch is not being asked to be a savior like John Elway 1983 or Peyton Manning 2012. Broncos are Von Miller’s team.
Lynch has to be Trent Dilfer, nothing more.
When healthy, Packers set on offense. You can never have enough defensive tackles. Typical sensible Packers pick.
Side note: Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, who makes very solid picks, was trained in the Packers system.
49ers traded Joe Montana, Steve Bono & Alex Smith to Chiefs. Now Chiefs trade down, 49ers select…a guard?
Did they not think one quarterback was available who could throw further than 4 yards? Oh wait, Chip Kelly is not a dink & dunker.
New England Patriots not on the clock. They forfeited #1 pick due to #Deflategate cheating scandal.
Tom Brady has seriously deflated balls right now.
Bruce Arians has another serious pass rusher. With his high octane offense, Arizona is still elite.
Ron Rivera should have taken a cornerback to replace Josh Norman. A defensive tackle is fine, but they need secondary help.
Pete Carroll & John Schneider tend to play it safe/solid. Germain Ifedi needed to replace Russell Okung.
Ifedi should immediately be on the phone with Walter Jones asking for advice.
Approximately 19 hours until NFL Draft 2016 Round 2. The Cleveland Browns are on the clock.