We Got The Funk: A Theme Song For Every NFL Team's Draft

Michael AkelsonCorrespondent IApril 24, 2010

The NFL Draft is one of the most exciting times of year. Fans gather around their televisions hoping that their favorite team will draft the next Joe Montana.

We all know that during the NFL Draft anything and everything can and will happen.

In the time before the draft everybody seems to be an NFL expert with their multiple Mock Drafts.

In the time after the draft, we all become talent evaluators, revealing our winners and losers.

But I'm not here to do that, instead, I'm here to bring my opinions a new way: Through music.

So without further ado, I give you a song for what every NFL team has done in this year's Draft.

Arizona Cardinals: "Pocketful of Sunshine" - Natasha Bedingfield

When Dan Williams fell to the Cardinals at pick No. 26, the state of Arizona threw a party.

They grabbed Dan Williams immediately and felt good about it, there is even more sunshine in Arizona after this selection.

Atlanta Falcons: "Slow Ride" - Foghat

Since losing Michael Vick the Atlanta Falcons have taken a slow ride to the top of the NFC, which could be completed this season.

If it is, Sean Witherspoon will be the key.

Witherspoon is a great leader and could start contributing as soon as this season. Watch for him because he might just be this season's Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Baltimore Ravens: "Down" - Jay Sean

The Ravens had a great defense as it is, but when they added Sergio Kindle and Terrence Cody, it became clear that opposing quarterbacks will be going nowhere but down when facing the Ravens.

Dan Williams and Haloti Ngata on the same D-Line?

Good luck O-Line's.

Sergio Kindel and Terrell Suggs coming off the edges?

Good luck, quarterbacks.

Buffalo Bills: "Remember the Name" - Fort Minor

The Buffalo Bills, who were in clear need of a left tackle, took some heat when they selected C.J. Spiller ninth overall.

It was clear that running back wasn't a position of need for the Bills, but they decided that Spiller was too good to pass up.

They may be right.

The Buffalo Bills want you to remember the name C.J. Spiller because he could very well become a great running back in this league.

Carolina Panthers: "Free Falling" - Tom Petty

Jimmy Clausen took a free-fall through the draft. He was evaluated as a top-10 talent, but you wouldn't know it by watching the draft.

Carolina Panthers' fans were beyond excited when Jimmy Clausen fell into their laps at pick No. 48.

If you play this song to any Panthers fan you might just make yourself a new friend.

Chicago Bears: "Waiting for Tonight" - Jennifer Lopez

The Chicago Bears' draft has been filled with waiting. They had just one pick in the first two days and are not exactly looking like draft MVP's.

They have just waited and waited and waited.

Cincinnati Bengals: "Help!" - The Beatles

"Help! I need somebody."

Carson Palmer needed some help on offense, and he got it.

Jermaine Gresham gives the Bengals the middle of the field threat that they desperately needed.

They also got a great slot receiver in Jordan Shipley.

The Bengals' passing game could be very, very good in 2010.

Cleveland Browns: "We Didn't Start the Fire" - Billy Joel

Mike Holmgren is a football genius, and he of course did not start the fire that is the Cleveland Browns.

However, as it says in the song, "We didn't light it, but we tried to fight it," and Mike Holmgren has used this draft to try to fix this team.

He has done a good job so far with Joe Haden and Colt McCoy amongst others.

Dallas Cowboys: "Movin' On Up" - The Jeffersons

It's clear that the Cowboys traded up to steal some great talent in the draft. Dez Bryant and Sean Lee could prove to be two studs at the next level.

The Cowboys moved up in the draft to pick both of them, so what song could better describe them than everybody's favorite TV theme song: "Movin' On Up."

Denver Broncos: "I'm a Believer" - Smash Mouth

The Denver Broncos are believers, you have to be if you draft Tim Tebow in the first round.

You knew somebody would take a shot at Tebow, but the Broncos did it early, and if it doesn't pay off, they might just regret it for the next 10 years.

Detroit Lions: "Waiting on the World to Change" - John Mayer

"One day our generation, is gonna rule the population."

What song could possibly better describe the Lions?

When the Detroit Lions brought in Jahvid Best and Ndamukong Suh in the first round, it became clear that the Lions will in fact rule the NFL one day.

Until that day, they will just keep "Waiting for the World to change."

Green Bay Packers: "Don't Stop Believing" - Journey

The chances of an elite tackle falling to the Packers at pick No. 23 were slim, but that's exactly what happened.

Bryan Bulaga went skydiving through the first round and fell to the Packers, who never stopped believing that they could pick up what they needed at 23.

Bulaga could be the answer at left tackle for the Packers, who had a hard time protecting Aaron Rodgers last season.

Houston Texans: "Are We There Yet" - Ingrid Michaelson

The Texans have been getting closer and closer to the playoffs each season. "Are we there yet?" has become a bit of a motto for them.

Although he may not have been the most talented corner on the board at the time, Kareem Jackson could make a huge impact regardless.

Jackson very well could change the Texans theme song from, "Are we there yet" to "Been there, done that."

Indianapolis Colts: "Speed Demon" - Michael Jackson

As if they didn't have enough pass-rushers, the Colts picked up Jerry Hughes at pick No. 31.

Hughes is a speed demon and I find it hard to believe that he won't become a beast behind Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.

Don't the rich just get richer?

Jacksonville Jaguars: "Dead and Gone" - T.I

What other song could it be?

The title of this song describes what happened to the hopes of every Jaguars fan when they chose Tyson Alualu with the No. 10 overall pick.

I don't know what they were thinking when they made that pick, but they better know what they're talking about or they're going to hear it for a while.

Kansas City Chiefs: "Centerfield" - John Fogerty

The Kansas City Chiefs picked up Eric Berry in the first round, who some thought was the best player in the draft.

As a free safety, Berry will stand in centerfield and make plays that defy logic.

Berry will ball hawk, blitz, and defend the run. He could quickly make the whole state of Kansas John Fogerty fans.

Miami Dolphins: "Under the Radar" - Little Feat

The Dolphins main objective in this draft was to improve their defensive line, and they did just that.

It may not have been pretty but Jared Odrick and Koa Misi will help the Dolphins up front, which is where they needed help so badly.

Minnesota Vikings: "Let's Work Together" - Canned Heat

When the Minnesota Vikings selected Toby Gerhart in the second round, it became clear what his role was: To bruise up the defense, and give Adrian Peterson plays off.

Toby Gerhart and Adrian Peterson will work together as a team in the Minnesota backfield.

The Vikings also brought in Chris Cook who could be a good nickel back for the Vikings.

New England Patriots: "Telephone" - Lady Gaga

As always, the Patriots were masters of the telephone in this year's draft.

The Patriots manipulated the draft with constant trades. They were all over the board.

They just kept trading down for more and more picks.

I wonder what Bill Belichick's reaction will be when he gets the phone bill.

New York Giants: "Runaway Love" -Ludacris

Jason Pierre-Paul is a great talent, but he is certainly not the great talent the Giants expected to be getting before the draft.

Coming into the draft, Ronaldo McClain to the Giants seemed like a foregone conclusion, and one that made Giants' fans very happy. But when Oakland Raiders' owner Al Davis pulled an, well, Al Davis the Giants were forced to go away from their biggest need at middle linebacker.

Pierre-Paul is a great pass-rusher, but Giants fans would be lying if they said that he was who they were hoping for. It's clear that the Giants true love (McClain) ran away to Oakland.

New York Jets: "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson

In case you haven't heard, Darrelle Revis is really good.

Earlier this offseason the Jets added Antonio Cromartie to help Revis out.

As if that wasn't enough the Jets added Kyle Wilson, one of the two best corners in this years draft. The Jets are piling it on in the secondary.

I suggest you don't throw a pass when playing the Jets.

New Orleans Saints: "We are the Champions" - Queen.

The Saints had a Super Bowl Champions type of draft: they didn't do much.

They stayed put for the most part.

They added some depth to their secondary with Patrick Robinson, added tackle depth with Charles Brown, and gave Drew Brees another target.

Oakland Raiders: "Never Let You Go" - Third Eye Blind

This song describes Al Davis more than anything. If he sees a player he likes, then he never lets him go.

Davis clearly liked Ronaldo McClain and he brought him in. Bruce Campbell was another Al Davis type guy that they picked in round four.

Philadelphia Eagles: "Man in the Mirror" - Michael Jackson

The Eagles are a changed team, much like Michael Jackson after he took a look in the mirror.

McNabb and Dawkins, who carried the Eagles to four straight NFC Championship games are now gone, and they're being replaced.

The Eagles picked up free safety Nate Allen in round two who could prove to be Brian Dawkins replacement.

They also brought in Mike Kafka who will start as the Eagles' backup, but could eventually be the Eagles' next "franchise QB."

Pittsburgh Steelers: "Forever" - Drake

Despite what has happened off the field, Ben Roethlisberger still has two rings. The Steelers would like the Roethlisberger Era to last forever.

While that may not happen, bringing in Maurkice Pouncey will defiantly make it last longer.

St. Louis Rams: "Move Along" - All American Rejects

It has been a tough three seasons for the Rams. They have to move along from these tough times and that's just what they're doing.

Sam Bradford and Rodger Saffold are the first steps towards getting better.

This draft is defiantly helping the Rams "Move Along."

San Diego Chargers: "One Step at a Time" - Jordin Sparks

Every year the Chargers take one more step toward the Super Bowl.

This year was trading in LaDainian Tomlinson for Ryan Mathews.

You have to figure that the Chargers will find themselves in the Super Bowl sooner rather than later.

San Francisco 49ers: "Live Your Life" - T.I

The 49ers lived life to the fullest this draft weekend.

They took some big chances on some guys who could be either studs or duds.

Anthony Davis has character issues, Mike Iupati could have trouble learning the playbook as he masters the English language, and we all know about Taylor Mays' coverage issues.

This draft could be a great one for the 49ers, but it could also prove to be a waste of time.

Seattle Seahawks: "Empire State of Mind" - Jay Z

The Seattle Seahawks are loving everything about New York after this years draft.

They have landed Russel Okung, Earl Thomas, Golden Tate, Lendale White, and Leon Washington in the space of three days.

The Seahawks could be a team to be reckoned with this season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: "Changing of the Guard" - Bob Dylan

There is a changing of the guard going on in Tampa Bay, Fla.

Gerald McCoy could be the second coming of Warren Sapp.

They also picked up great talent in Brian Price and Arrelious Benn.

Tennessee Titans: "Here Comes the Sun" - The Beatles

There was plenty of sunshine for the Tennessee Titans at the end of last season.

Having Derrick Morgan fall to them at pick No. 16 brings even more hope to the already hopeful Titans.

Look for Morgan to make a big impact and the Titans to be successful this upcoming season.

Washington Redskins: "Shut up and Drive" - Rihanna

Aside from choosing Trent Williams in the first round, the Redskins did next to nothing this weekend.

The reason that draft picks were at a premium for them is because they traded them to improve their team. Which means it is now time for them to put up or shut up.

The Redskins better "Shut up and Drive" to the top of the NFC East or there could be some more changes coming on that team.


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