The NFL draft took to the main stage Texas style, with this year’s edition being held at Jerry’s World.
After months of every blogger and media scribe with a pulse giving their NFL mockdraft, it was officially time to make some picks for real. Enough of the speculation and the possibilities, NFL fans now can cheer, scream or get suspended from twitter after finding out which player their favourite team selected.
I’m not going to start handing out meaningless grades on players that may or may not excel at the next level. Not going to happen! What I will do is give you my unfiltered opinion on the NFL Draft Day 1.
Let’s start with the plan to bring out NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell flanked by his bodyguards Dallas Cowboys legends Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and the soon to be retired Jason Witten. There was no hiding Cowboys fans disdain for the Ezekiel Elliott suspension and debacle from last season. The Dallas media members commented during the festivities that the fans were so loud with their disdain for the Commish they couldn’t hear him at the podium. No doubt about it, Goodell is public enemy number 1 in the Lonestar state.
Time to move to my thoughts to folks in the ATL…just wondering if Julio Jones found out earlier this week that the Falcons had interest in another WR? Well Dirty Bird fans,say hello to Calvin Ridley.
Hmmmm…maybe the chatter about him wiping his social media clean of all Falcons pictures and claiming he “wanted a fresh start” on social media are pure coincidence or maybe a contract dispute is brewing?
Value pick of the night. The Los Angeles Chargers selecting Derwin James with pick 17 of the 1 st round. James is an elite playmaker that many scouts had as a top 10 pick. If the Chargers don’t get bit by the injury bug, maybe this could be the year for a playoff run? Stay tuned.
The Seattle Seahawks have imploded their roster this off season and disassembled the“Legion of Boom” and with needs on the offensive line, defensive line and corner back but decided to go running back Rashaad Penny with their first round pick. With many options to choose from on the defensive side of the ball, their selection left many fans“Sleepless in Seattle.”
One of the bigger surprises was Josh Rosen dropping out of the top five all the way to the Arizona Cardinals at the 10th spot. The Cardinals were excited, as they traded from the No. 15 to become their next quarterback in the desert. Some NFL scouts had graded Rosen the most NFL ready of the all of the quarterbacks available in the draft. Only time will tell, if Rosen takes his frustrations out on some opposing defenses this season.