I’ve really begun to enjoy watching the draft. Can you imagine being a fly-on-the-wall in one of the team’s draft rooms? Intense. There’s so much that goes into it that you don’t even know about, which is why I wouldn’t even begin to try to predict what the Packers plan to do. And, that brings me to point one….
1) Draft days make me glad I’m a Packers fan. We’ve got a pretty good track record. I mean, briefly, here are some of Thompson’s draft picks since he began in 2005: Rodgers, Collins, Hawk, Jennings, Jones, Bishop, Crosby, Nelson, Lee, Finley, Sitton, Flynn, Raji, Matthews, Lang, Bulaga, Neal, Burnett, Quarless, Newhouse, Starks…The jury is still out on some of them, obviously, but that’s an impressive list. My husband, as we’ve mentioned before, is a Seahawks fan. So, draft day for him is usually a palm-to-forehead experience, filled with dread and not excitement.
2) Why would any player sit around those tables in New York? Did Aaron Rodgers teach you nothing? Sure, he has used the humiliation to motivate him, but we all know someone will go home from that room without being drafted in the first round. I know you think it won’t be you, I know teams have said they want you, but it’s going to be someone. It’s painful to watch a football player try not to cry on national television. Plus, the food at the buffet looks mediocre at best. Do yourself a favor and stay home and barbecue. Make ESPN come to you if they care so much.
3) Mel Kiper Jr. is pretty much the only person doing the live draft that has anything decent to say. He kinda has this mad professor thing that is funny. Chris Berman is incapable of filling dead air time with anything of value. And we all know how I feel about Gruden. Is it just me, or is Adam Schefter becoming more and more obnoxious? I used to enjoy his little “NFL insider” tips, but something’s flipped where it’s gone from being insightful to annoying. Plus, he was tweeting picks before they were officially announced. Not sure how I feel about it.
4) Nick Perry. I know nothing about him. But, we desperately needed someone to play opposite Matthews, hopefully this kid can get the job done.
5) What’s with everyone all of a sudden talking about RG3′s “character issues?” The entire season all anyone had to say about him was what a hard worker he was, what a great ambassador he was for Baylor, his impressive family background with both parents serving in the military, etc. Then, out of the blue, a couple weeks before the draft people are suddenly concerned about his character? The whole thing felt a little race-driven to me. God forbid we have a black, first-round QB draft pick who doesn’t have character issues. Give me a break people. I came down hard on Cam last year because he had some obvious problems. RG3 on the other hand, has nothing but glowing reports from coaches and teammates. Of course, now he’s a Redskin, so I guess all bets are off. Good luck with that.Tweet