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Monday, April 25, 2005

Draft Day

Pretty long weekend as I woke up on Saturday at 9:00 am and being the sick son of a bitch that I am sat on the couch for almost 10 hours as I watched the entire first day of the NFL draft. Was extremely disappointed in what the Raiders did as they moved up 3 slots in the draft to get the same guy they could have had at 26 and wasted a 4th rounder in the process. Passed on Marlin Jackson to take this Fabian Washington kid who hasn't done shit since his freshman year and all he can do is run fast. Same with the 2nd round pick who is just a track guy who is learning to play football. They both just have insane 40 times in the low 4.3 range and they haven't shown to be great players yet. Maybe they'll prove me wrong but I doubt it. It's sad to say the first day was very disappointing but the Raiders did pick up some good players in the 6th round that should be able to contribute. Antaj Hawthorne from Wisconsin and Ryan Riddle from Cal should make the squad and hope they can do something.

Braylon Edwards went #3 to Cleveland, great for him, I think him and Kellen "I'm A Fucking Soldier" Winslow II should be able to do some things for the Browns. Marlin got drafted at #29 by the Colts, a good pickup for them and he should step right in and play. David Baas went #33, 1st pick in the 2nd round to the 49ers and his versatility will be great for them. Idiot picks of the draft goes to Maurice Clarett to the Broncos at the end of the 3rd, there were some more but I can't think of them off the top of my head. Great pickups include Ryan Moats in the 3rd to the Eagles, Justin Miller in the mid of the 2nd for the Jets and some others that I'll probably go over later.

There are multiple winners of the "I'm an idiot for listening to a stupid agent and leaving college early" award go to Ernest Shazor of Michigan who could've helped us tremendously this upcoming season and also T.A. McClendon of NC State who needed another year to prove that he could stay healthy for a full year. Ernest signed with the Cardinals today so he should make the team and have an impact.


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