Posts Tagged ‘Draft’

Players You Don’t Want To See Your Team Draft

Posted: May 2, 2011 by RileyLemm in NFL
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“The NFL Draft just happened and no doubt everyone expects to win the Super Bowl with their new acquisitions. While it can be an exciting event, it can also be a gut punch when you’re team picks someone you’ve never heard of from (insert small regional university here) with a beer belly. Here are some players you don’t want to see your team draft…

1. He had a terrible senior year but he played well in the bowl game against washed-up team no. 4 – Oh boy, since when does 300 yards and 18-for-20 passing with two touchdowns in a meaningless bowl game against a team that’s coach isn’t returning actually mean anything? He’ll do well against the best players in the world right? Suuureee…

2. After someone’s name “from Jester Wild Junior Community College” is spoken – But the scout has a hunch about this one right? Wait he isn’t in New York to pick up his jersey on the podium? Why the heck not!?!!?!

3. Anyone from Duke University – Basketball or Football. Either or.

4. A quarterback with a piece of furniture or vegetation in their last name – Stick quarterbacks with states and first names as their last names. It never fails.

5. A name that confuses Mel Kiper Jr. and causes his hairpiece to fall off – Because you know that Kiper has poured over every university’s roster for the entire year to prepare for this one event. If this guy’s name didn’t ring a bell, than chances are your team drafted somebody that should be playing in the indoor football league.

6. A Canadian – I know there is Canadian football, but I’m wondering if the Canadian high schools and colleges play under Canadian rules or you know, play the type of football you can get paid for playing.

7. A French person – Oh boy. If they have “Pierre” in the name, your team is royally screwed.

8. A lineman battling “weight problems” – Because they’re about to get millions of dollars to help them with their “weight problems.”

10. Osama Bin Laden – I hear his draft stock is plummeting right now…”

Thank-you Brandon Hansen, check out his blog Just South of North.

Cam Newton, Help or Hurt his Pro Prospects

Posted: March 1, 2011 by RileyLemm in NFL
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Cam Newton’s combine performance last weekend left many wondering about his ability to be a quarterback that could run a pro team. Cam Newtons combine rating was 89, he was #28, horrible for how high he is projected to go in the draft. Many of the Espn Analysts such as Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are saying how the way he performed in both the physically, and interview process of the combine hurt his draftability. I happen to disagree with them though. He will be going in the top 3 in the draft, Espn is often wrong, last year they said Tim Tebow was a second or third round pick, he went in the first round at pick 25. THEY are wrong saying that Newton won’t be top 5 pick, but he also has a lot of time to change their minds. He has his pro day, which gives him an opportunity to change the thoughts NFL Scouts have about his inaccuracy in passing and his inconsistently. I think Newton will be a top 3 pick in the draft, But what do you THINK?