Thought this posted over the weekend but didn’t, so it’s Monday morning and I’m adding to this.
Knowshon Moreno, running back, Georgia. If you were reading this blog last week I mentioned, if he was on the board, could you pass him up? Stink and all the local radio and TV guys are saying they are shocked. I like the pick even though I know, like the rest of you, we need defense.
Tough to pass up on a guy that could be a 1,000 yard rusher and a great pass blocker, a certain three-down player. Tough guy. I watched him a bunch as I mentioned my college roommate Mark Richt (head coach at Georgia) coached him and I watched a bunch of Georgia football.
Robert Ayers, Defensive End, Tennessee. Best D-Lineman on the board at the time, no surprise. Only a one-year player at Tennessee, but I like the film I saw on him. He can run and separate well and has a decent inside move.
SIDEBAR: Baltimore took Michael Oher (OT) Ole Miss. The book Blind Side was written about this guy and it came true as he was drafted in the first round. Good book, read it a number of years ago and thought it was interesting but left a lot of great players names out that should have been mentioned. Worth a read. Mcollege teammate from Miami, Art Kehoe, was his coach and he spoke highly of the kid.
What do you all think about our first two picks?
ROUNDING IT OUT:
Round 2, Pick 5 (37) (From Seattle) – CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
Round 2, Pick 16 (48) – S Darcel McBath, Texas Tech
Round 2, Pick 32 (64) (From Pittsburgh) – TE Richard Quinn, North Carolina
Round 4, Pick 14 (114) – S David Bruton, Notre Dame
Round 4, Pick 32 (132) (From Pittsburgh) – G Seth Olsen, Iowa
Round 5, Pick 5 (141) (From CLE through PHI, NE and BAL) – WR Kenny McKinley, South Carolina
Round 6, Pick 1 (174) – QB Tom Brandstater, Fresno State
Round 7, Pick 16 (225) – C Blake Schlueter, TCU
I haven’t spent much time looking at the remainder of the draft, yet.
How do you grade draft day?
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