The 2009 NFL Draft is finally upon us. All of the speculation ends today as a new crop of college stars will have a long time dream finally come true, and hear their name called at Radio City Music Hall, in New York City.
I myself am hoping that the Dallas Cowboys have finally taken a look at my high school highlight film from 1996 and, fingers crossed, are willing to take a chance on a long shot.
Nontheless, I've invited some family and select friends over, my cell phone is fully charged, and I'm just waiting on the call from Jerry Jones.
Looking at the draft, I can't help but think that this one is going to be rather forgettable. Other than the impressive defensive ends and offensive tackles in this year's class, I don't see a lot of potential stars.
But then again, until the combine developes a desire drill, we'll never really have a true idea of what is going to come of any prospect.
I think one of the better stroy lines of the day is who exactly is going to trade with Seattle to aquire the services of Mark Sanchez. I'm not sure if I would trade up for a quarterback with one year of experience, but fellow USC alumn Matt Cassel proved that experience can sometimes be overrated.
I look for San Fransisco, Denver, and the Jets to be in the mix as far as a potential deal to move up and retain Sanchez, but I'm just not sold on any of these QB's. I don't think anyone is overly impressed with this year's class of signal callers.
Also be ready for the Giants and Eagles to be active today. Now that the Cardinals have lowered the asking price on Anquan Boldin to a second round pick and other considerations, I believe that one of these two teams will go after Anquan agressively. Either franchise could end up shipping picks to Arizona for the Pro Bowl receiver.
Nobody, including the networks experts, has any idea what is really going to go down today.
I do know that if Mel Kiper, Mike Mayock, or Todd McShay came to my house the weeks leading up to my fantasy football draft wanting to know who I was selecting, I'd lead them on the wildest of wild goose chases just for kicks. But I would never ever tip my hand.
Something tells me NFL general managers used the same tactics.
So since no one has a clue, but everyone has a mock draft, I thought I'd throw one up against the wall just to see if it will stick. Who knows, with enough luck, and of course hair spray, I could be the next Mel Kiper.
So without further delay, I give to you the one millionth mock draft that you have seen in the last 48 hours.