The Rockettes are done kicking their legs during Easter season…thus, it’s finally time for the NFL Draft….
…and time for another live blogging adventure.
8:04PM – ROGER ALERT….UNCLE ROGER IS OUT AND GETTING BOOED, SORT OF.
8:05PM – The Houston Texans are on the clock…
8:06PM – Ray Lewis is on the screen…and here is the most Ray Lewis photo ever, from Draft day ’96:
Seriously, how grand is this pic?
8:10PM – Be boring and take the pass rusher, Houston. Clowney or Mack here to counteract Andrew Luck in Indianapolis.
8:15PM – Houston, we have a pick.
#1 – HOUSTON TEXANS – JADEVEON CLOWNEY DE – SOUTH CAROLINA:
Good job by Houston. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Franchise quarterbacks are the unicorns of sports. Take a pass rusher and build that defense. Clowney and JJ Watt on the ends…the smart play.
8:18 – Up next, Don Draper’s favorite NFL team…the St. Louis Rams.
8:22 – The Rams need to pick stat. Have to hop on my dinner of a bowl of cereal and Pop Tart tonight.
#2 – ST. LOUIS RAMS – GREG ROBINSON T – AUBURN
Now if only the Rams could get a quarterback that actually stayed healthy. Not a shocking pick there, the Rams need a lot of help. SEC back to back.
8:29 – Lindsey Duke alert…
#3 – JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – BLAKE BORTLES QB – UCF:
Let the games begin. By the way, in case you missed it…this is also coming to Jacksonville:
8:35 – The Buffalo Bills are now on the clock.
8:36 – Wait, what!?!?
#4 – BUFFALO BILLS – SAMMY WATKINS WR – CLEMSON:
I hope the Patriots have their track shoes ready. Buffalo trades up with Cleveland to snatch up the best receiver in the draft. Easily, the best pick of the draft so far.
8:41 – The Davis Family selects next.
#5 – OAKLAND RAIDERS – KHALIL MACK LB – BUFFALO:
Mack, who some people saw going at #1, drops to the Raiders at the fifth pick. Color Atlanta sad. Raiders arguably get best defensive player in the draft.
8:44 – Oh boy, Pharrell Williams is playing in the background. Over/under for number of times we here “Happy”? 30?
#6 – ATLANTA FALCONS – JAKE MATTHEWS T – TEXAS A&M:
Matthews goes ahead of teammates Mike Evans and Johnny Manziel. The Falcons seem awfully pleased with themselves. Another member of the Matthews clan.
8:56 – Are you old enough to remember when Johnny Manziel was a highly sought after player?
#7 – TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – MIKE EVANS WR – TEXAS A&M:
Great for Tampa. In other news, MY BROTHER IS STANDING NEXT TO MIKE EVANS!!!!!
#8 – CLEVELAND BROWNS – JUSTIN GILBERT CB – OKLAHOMA ST.:
Kevin Costner is in Cleveland’s war room apparently. The Browns trade up. They don’t draft a quarterback but go defense. Haden and Justin Gilbert cornerback duo. Nicely done, Cleveland.
9:08 – Nope, not Manziel here either.
#9 – MINNESOTA VIKINGS – ANTHONY BARR LB – UCLA:
Pass rusher. Makes sense. Rodgers, Cutler, Stafford in the NFC North. Easy call for Minnesota there with their new defensive oriented coach, Mike Zimmer.
#10 – DETROIT LIONS – ERIC EBRON TE – UNC:
Another pass catching weapon in Detroit. Ebron got engaged earlier today. A banner day for him and is drawing comparisons to Vernon Davis. That should free up Megatron eventually, gulp. In other news, LeSean McCoy is still running on that Detroit defense.
#11 -TENNESSEE TITANS – TAYLOR LEWAN T – MICHIGAN:
Jake Locker (or someone else) has a blocker.
#12 – NEW YORK GIANTS – ODELL BECKHAM, JR WR – LSU:
It feels like the Giants have 900 wide receivers but Hakeem Nicks is in Indianapolis now and their motley crue of receivers isn’t killing it. A smallish receiver…not in love in this.
#13 – ST. LOUIS RAMS – AARON DONALD DT – PITT:
Donald joins a strong St. Louis defensive line. Every NFC West game will be 10-7 or 14-10.
#14 – CHICAGO BEARS – KYLE FULLER CB – VIRGINIA TECH:
Yeah, they kind of need cornerback help.
#15 – PITTSBURGH STEELERS – LINEBACKER
Let’s skip ahead to #16.
#16 – DALLAS COWBOYS – JOHNNY MANZIEL QB – TEXAS A&M:
Cowboys go for the chip up. They take Zach Martin, a tackle from Notre Dame. Seriously, did you think Jerry Jones would put Manziel on the same roster as Dez Bryant did you? Even he isn’t that sadistic.
#17 – BALTIMORE RAVENS – CJ MOSLEY LB – ALABAMA:
The Ravens opt for defense here. They need to rebuild a unit that won the Super Bowl two seasons ago.
#18 – NEW YORK JETS – CALVIN PRYOR S – LOUISVILLE:
Johnny Manziel held hostage…onto pick #19.
#19 – MIAMI DOLPHINS – JAWUAN JAMES T – TENNESSEE:
We’ve arrived to boring part of the NFL Draft.
#20 – NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – BRANDIN COOKS WR – OREGON ST:
The Saints couldn’t get defensive stops…take wide receiver. Makes sense. Pretty clear it’s give them Brees or give them death in New Orleans.
#21 – GREEN BAY PACKERS – HA HA CLINTON DIX S – ALABAMA:
Dix stated before draft that he wanted be an Eagle. Of course, the football gods intervene and send him to Green Bay.
#22 – CLEVELAND BROWNS – JOHNNY MANZIEL QB – TEXAS A&M:
Thank you, Cleveland. The Browns put America out of its misery by selecting Johnny Football. He’ll be the poor man’s LeBron James and be anointed the next savior of Cleveland sports. Best of luck, brother.
#23 – KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – DEE FORD DE – AUBURN:
Andy Reid and the Chiefs watched Peyton Manning get run out of MetLife Stadium by Seattle’s pass rushers during the Super Bowl.
#24 – CINCINNATI BENGALS – DARQUEZE DENNARD CB – MICHIGAN STATE:
Dennard will help Bengals win first playoff game since 1990?
#25 – SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – JASON VERRETT CB – TCU
Predictable but injury concerns loom.
#26 – PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – MARCUS SMITH DE – LOUISVILLE
Smith told the Philadelphia media that he felt he might be a second or third round pick. Umm….ok.
#27 – ARIZONA CARDINALS – DEONE BUCANNON SS – WASHINGTON ST.
The NFC West…Defense, defense, defense.
#28 – CAROLINA PANTHERS – KELVIN BENJAMIN WR – FLORIDA ST.
No Steve Smith. No Brandon LaFell. Help is greatly needed.
#29 – NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – DOMINIQUE EASLEY DE – FLORIDA
Saw the phrase “exploding ACLs” in the same sentence with the injury-plagued Easley.
#30 – SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – JIMMIE WARD S – NORTHERN ILLINOIS
See pick #27.
#31 – DENVER BRONCOS – BRADLEY ROBY CB – OHIO STATE
Apparently, the Broncos burned the Super Bowl XLVIII game film. Their offense was great that day in their eyes.
#32 – MINNESOTA VIKINGS – TEDDY BRIDGEWATER QB – LOUISVILLE:
Seems like a nice guy but might a McNabb-level worm killer. Vikings traded up with Seahawks to get here.