The draft is approaching and everyone is trying to figure out what everyone else is doing. So in light of this attempted mind-reading game we all are playing, I offer you some random thoughts for the week.
Everyone assumes the 49ers are going WR at #2, because, well, they desperately need WR's, but what if they chose to go CB. What if Stonewall went at #2? How would that shake up the draft?
The Bills, Broncos, Chiefs, Colts, Giants, Panthers, and Titans have all punted the first two rounds of this draft. Which team on this list is currently regretting it?
How many teams still hold their original pick in the first round? Take a guess. Answer is 7. So 22% of the teams in this year's draft have their original pick. There is certainly no lack of trading happening in the GZL.
The Giants and Panthers own 9 of the 7th round picks or 28%. If they are looking for cheap roster fillers, they have played this one well.
Once he is drafted, WR-Aaron Drogran will be the strongest WR in the league at 82. Team to TBD. QB-Malik McNabb will likewise be the strongest QB in this draft at 89, once he too is drafted. Team to TBD.
The dumbest player in the draft award goes to two players: HB-Jesse Simpson and WR-Jordan Peppers, both have 40 AWR.
The Titans, Falcons, Rams, Chiefs, Ravens, Giants, and Redskins all have 5 million or less in cap space. There will need to be cuts. But is there anyone who really has value that will be cut, that is the real question?
The Panthers and Vikings currently have 17 more players on their roster than the Cardinals do. The Cards actually have a little over 27 million in cap room, but only 5 draft picks. Maybe, they are the team that will encounter cap problems.
The last two are non-GZL related. I love the World Cup, I really do. Some Americans can't stand soccer or futbol, but I honestly think it is great. However, FIFA might be a little suspect to say the least. See video by John Oliver. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJEt2KU33I.
By the way, I don't know if he is telling the truth or not.
I just finished watching the NBA draft on Thursday, followed by the NHL draft on Friday and Saturday. I actually can't stand watching an NBA game. I can't stand the culture and many players don't look like they give it all every night. Having said this, I love watching the NBA draft. I follow college basketball and I just love drafts. The Sixers (my local team) have developed a controversial strategy, which is basically to tank for a couple of seasons in favor of acquiring assets. I think it's working; I'm not sure really how ethical it is, but I do think it is working.
Nothing beats the Stanley Cup Playoffs for intensity and action, nothing. I realize you either love hockey or hate it, but for those who watch it's the greatest playoffs you will ever see.
Good luck to everyone in this year's draft!