Looks like Keith Rivers is going to be a Bengal at the #9 pick. This is another guy who I think could be a star potentially anywhere. Amazing how deep this draft really is.
I thought the Bengals would select Rivers. Marvin Lewis hasn’t had that gamebreaker linebacker since Ray Lewis. This is Lewis’ type of player. Glad to see the USC product is coming to my home state of Ohio; and he should probably give the Browns fits for years to come.
Glenn Dorsey is going to be a good player for a long time in this league. Personally, he was my favorite defensive player in this draft. I think he’s got everything it takes to be a dominator and be one of the best defensive tackles of our era (if you’re like, under 30 or so).
The Raiders got Mcfadden, and now Dorsey goes to the arch-rival Chiefs. Those two could go head to head for the next decade.
You’d have to be watching closely to catch it; and a Steve Nix fan or at least someone who’s heard her music. But Chris Berman just made his first Bermanism of the day.
“And I’m going to go to Wendy Nix….. Wendy you can talk to me,” said Berman.
This is a reference to Stevie Nix and her song, You Can Talk to me.
Boomer and his fucking references.
We kick things off with Darren McFadden going to the Oakland Raiders via the 4th pick in the NFL Draft. You have to love this selection if you’re an Oakland Raiders fan. More as we have time to update, we just got home!
We can’t start this day without a short mention to our fallen hero, Tim Couch. It was 9 years ago that the Browns took him 1st overall in 1999 to start their franchise. Things should have been so differently.
Just amazing how the NFL draft cycles out players, and everyone from that day forward has a different and unpredicted path.
It’s the beginning of a journey, and that journey will be documented here for many. Enjoy.
I was a bit worried because I didn’t know the exact draft time this saturday. You see, with my new job I have to get up while you’re all sleeping in and enjoying your weekend and have a last hurrah each week on saturday. Sundays are my saturday (I’ll be the one laughing during football season) and mondays are my sunday (all day tailgates for Monday Night Football).
That said, and convienently; I will be home just in time to see Jake Long hold up his fresh new teal Dolphins jersey.
I will be doing a post on every team’s pick in the first round and everything in between. It’s going to be a good old fashioned post-a-thon party.
Since the Browns don’t get to have any fun in this draft, I’ll be paying special attention to the Raiders (hope they take McFadden) and the Broncos. See you saturday.
I’m pretty happy with the Browns getting 3 home prime-time games; 3 Monday Night Football games (including a home monday nighter), and a sunday nighter against Pittsburgh.
They also open up with the Dallas Cowboys and host the Indianapolis Colts. There isn’t much more I could have bargained for (except a new starting QB).