TheHeadrush Mock Draft (or at least the first 5 picks)!
Today is the big day. Arguably my favorite ‘sporting’ day of the year. I absolutely love the NFL draft and have been obsessed with it since January. You know why? Cause the team I root for (the Raiders) is terrible, and these are the 3 days of the year when I am filled with hope (well, I guess I am filled with hope on opening day too, but then that hope gets crushed).
Anyway, I am only going to try and guess the top 5 picks here, and since I expect there to be a gazillion trades on Thursday, if I mock a player to a team and they eventually get picked by that team, I am counting that as a win.
1.) Chiefs: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
2.) Jaguars: Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU
3.) Raiders: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia (Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said that you have to evaluate a player by tape rather than workouts, and that you have to take a difference maker–rather than someone who does a lot of things OK but not any one thing great. He was also in person at Jarvis Jones’ pro day. I’m connecting the dots and going out on a limb and saying they trade down and eventually end up with the man who had 85 tackles and 14.5 sacks last year).
4.) Eagles: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia (It’s either him or Dion Jordan, but I see Chip wanting a playmaker on offense. This will also be after they trade down and then they’ll take EJ Manuel in the second round).
5.) Lions: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A & M (after trading up to Oakland’s spot).
Alrighty, that’s all I’m doing because the rest is a crap shoot.
I did enjoy Randy’s article yesterday about how Philadelphia still has a potent offense, only to see them put up a whole 3 runs on the Pirates. Randy has more faith than me, but I don’t want this to be misconstrued as me hating on the Phillies. I’m just realistic.
There are only 3 teams in the NL with worse records, and I don’t see much light at the end of the tunnel. But that’s OK, you know why? Cause I love rooting for the underdog. So let’s hope they turn it around and Atlanta falls off as cliff shall we? Here-here!
This post was written by Adam Thomas
They have an underachieving potent offense….
Oh man, it’s on in the comments section! Since April 12, the Phils have scored more than 3 runs in only 2 games (that’s 2 out of 13) and have averaged slightly above 3 runs during that time. That is a 13 game sample size.
They DO have a potent offense, which will only get more potent. 1/162 games is a poor sample size. The Mets will fall off towards the end of the summer as they always do, and the Nationals aren’t as consistent as they were last year. Wild card here we come!!