There are a few scenarios during the NFL draft when a team is on the clock and they are shocked that “their guy” is still on the board.
He is the guy that the team has all of the inside intel on. The guy who will fit perfectly in their scheme. The guy that they gave a first-round grade but is still available in Round 2 or 3.
These three teams below snagged that guy on Day 2. Here are those three lucky marriages.
Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz
This writer thinks Ertz can be just as good as Tyler Eifert for half the price. The Stanford product will play in the offense to rack up gaudy numbers.
Chip Kelly knows what he wants in his up-tempo offensive attack and Ertz plans to be a huge piece to that machine. At Oregon, tight ends were given tons of pass-catching opportunities, and some players even made a career out of it. Michael Vick has a tendency to target his tight ends as well.
The Eagle offense, also the NFL’s biggest mystery in 2013, just got a bit clearer with Ertz in the fold. Kelly’s offense is starting to shape up dynamically.
Chicago Bears: Jon Bostic
Brian Urlacher’s shadow will hang over this pick, but Bostic is the right man for the Bears' linebacker job.
Bostic assumed a leadership role on the Gator defense, most notably when the team went through a coaching change from Urban Meyer to Will Muschamp. The Florida Gator linebacker broke out in college when his team needed a leader most.
Therefore, he knows how to play through adversity and he’ll face his fair share of it replacing Urlacher. Bostic has the natural instincts and intangibles to be the next great Bears linebacker.
Arizona Cardinals: Tyrann Mathieu
After Radio City erupted following the Cardinals selection, Mathieu’s association with Arizona’s organization put this marriage into logical perspective.
Most NFL fans know about Mathieu’s relationship with former LSU teammate Patrick Peterson, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter found out about another pair of eyes that will watch over the Honey Badger:
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Arizona knows what it's getting in the Honey Badger, that's for sure: Cardinals DC Todd Bowles' step-daughter has dated CB Tyrann Matthieu.4/27/2013, 12:59:59 AM
The team's defensive coordinator has signed off on the former LSU standout and familiar faces should help his NFL transition.
On a separate note, watching Mathieu line up against Tavon Austin and Percy Harvin two times a year will be fun television.
Mike Shiekman is a Breaking News Writer for Bleacher Report.