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April 29, 2006

NFL Draft

I'm sorry. Did somebody scoff when I suggested that the Titans might take Young? I don't remember.

Oh, and with Leinart available, the Oakland Raiders pick... a safety?!?!!?

Update: Alright sports fans, go to Cagey Mind and Six Meat Buffet for real draft analysis.

Posted by annika, Apr. 29, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
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Well, a couple of my Hokies were selected. I think the Hokies will fill up te Atlanta Falcons. I'm not sure Young will do any good here for the Titans (I live in Memphis and am a Cowboy fan). Of course, Vick was questionable in Atlanta. However, the falcons had a decent defense to keep the score low. No such thing with the Titans.
Good call, Annie

Posted by: JJJet on Apr. 29, 2006

Al Davis apparently believes that Aaron Brooks is the answer. Heh.

And I wasn't scoffing. I just didn't think it was a good pick for them. And hey, even you said that a passing QB was better than a running QB.

Oh, and if anyone is interested, I did a half assed analysis of the thing today.

Posted by: KG on Apr. 29, 2006

I'm surprised TN didn't go with Leinart.

Posted by: annika on Apr. 29, 2006

Sorry, but I think passing on Leinart is a good move. His arm, at best, is average and he takes way too long to make decisions. I'm afraid he is the lucky by product of college's best pro offensive line and a truly outstanding running back, supported by a very good running back. Leinart will most likely be a wash out.

Of course the most recent, and best supporting evidence that I'm right is the fact that he was drafted by the Cardinals after 9 other teams had first crack.

Posted by: Pursuit on Apr. 29, 2006

The Raiders aren't even fun to hate any more. Comitment to exselence, indeed.

But when did my Redskins trade most of their draft picks away?

Love to know the inside story of what went on with the Texans, and with Bush's agent, over the last few days.

Posted by: Ontario Emperor on Apr. 29, 2006

I'm crushed! Only five Buckeyes in the first thirty picks! Is there no justice in this world?

Posted by: Casca on Apr. 29, 2006

C'mon, Annie, remember the last left-handed USC quarterback the Raiders took? Can you blame them for not following that yellow (and cardinal) brick road again?

Posted by: Todd on Apr. 29, 2006

Young has more potential to be a bust than Leinart. He is big, but his skillset is suspect.

Leinart finally has something to prove, but shit if the NFL doesn't work out, he's pretty enough to stay in Hollywood.

Ultimately all of these players will have their destiny influenced by others, and external forces beyond their control, just like you and me. OJ didn't do shit in the NFL until Marv Levy showed up and built the offense around him, then nobody could stop him.

Posted by: Casca on Apr. 30, 2006

I don't know that I'd call it "real draft analysis", but thanks nonetheless

Posted by: KG on Apr. 30, 2006

Nice way for Kubiak to start off on the wrong foot here in Houston, You have the chance for a once in a lifetime player, a guy who gives your team instant respectability, a guy who can put butts in the seats, and you take a defensive lineman, Way to go!
They better start winning fast or Kubiak will not last for his entire contract.

Posted by: kyle8 on Apr. 30, 2006

Live from soCal...Been watching SC for twenty years. There is no way that Leinart could even carry Carson Palmer's helmet. He cannot throw the long ball, I mean Palmer can toss it seventy yards and hit a moving snake in the left eye. I also doubt that he has the velocity to throw the long out quickly. Also, the real reason he didn't come out last year was because he'd hurt his shoulder so badly he required surgery over the summer. He'd have lost all his bonus signing money anyway.

And what the hell has Denny Green ever won other than kudos from guilt ridden liberal sports writers? This guy was just Black at Stanford, people thought he could get along with all the Black super-stars on the Vikings and he busted, so now he's in Phoenix were everyone can roast in 120 degree heat until mid December. That heat will destroy the Cardinals.

Posted by: Howard Veit on Apr. 30, 2006