Yes, Man Meets Football is back.
Sorry for the extended hiatus but I've been incredibly busy. However, since today is Draft Day, it’s definitely time to jump back in and get some of my thoughts out here.
With that being said, let’s get started.
I might as well start with the first overall pick in the draft with the St Louis Rams.
I will say this right up front, I do not like Sam Bradford going to the Rams. He has little experience under center and doesn’t take hits well.
The Rams don’t have someone to protect his blindside. Sounds like a really dicey situation to me.
They could draft Bradford with their first pick and grab a left tackle in the second round, but a rookie tackle protecting a rookie quarterback could be bad.
The Detroit Lions’ pick, second overall, could really wreak havoc upon the draft.
Everyone has them going after Ndamukong Suh, the monster defensive tackle from Nebraska, and it's hard to fault them from that.
However, they invested a lot of time and money in quarterback Matthew Stafford, the number one overall pick in last year’s draft. He showed a lot of promise at points last season but struggled to stay upright.
They would be better served long-term to grab an offensive tackle like Russel Okung out of Oklahoma State to protect Stafford, but head coach Jim Schwartz, is a defensive guru. He’ll probably go with Suh, who should really help that defense.
Hopefully for Stafford’s sake, they’ll get a tackle in the draft to help him.
There are a lot of reports about teams wanting to move down in the draft, and have been for days. However, there has been a lack of reports about teams wanting to move up in the draft—that is until today.
The two biggest names rumored to want to move up are the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. Also keep an eye on the New York Giants, who could try to move up in the first round to secure either running back CJ Spiller out of Clemson, or linebacker Rolando McClain from Alabama.
I’m working on a couple of more posts that will hopefully be up before the start of the draft tonight, including one about the Buffalo Bills and Florida quarterback, Tim Tebow.
Once again, welcome back to Man Meets Football and happy Draft Day!