Washington had a solid draft. Nothing flashy, but they addressed their secondary needs, which was essential. I also like the Jordan Reed pick a lot now that I know they were still able to grab a couple nice safeties after that pick. Brandon Jenkins could also end up being a major steal.
Holy balls, there are a lot of picks in the 7th round.
It has the most because 7th round compensatory picks are like the NFL handing out tic-tacs they're so meaningless. Basically, if any UFA leaves your team and does anything of worth for another team (without you signing an UFA of the same value or greater), you get a 7th.
The Pats didn't have a good draft, at least I haven't heard much buzz about it being anything worthwhile.
"Buzz" is a pretty worthless way to judge a draft. I'd say there's no good way to judge a draft until the players at least step onto the field.
That said, I like what they did. They added depth where they needed to, and if coach knows what he's doing with all these rutgers guys, the secondary won't be a weakness in the last couple years of brady's career. Also, dobson is a circus-catching freak of nature.
The only thing that's missing for me is John Abraham, and I've read that he's holding out on signing anything so that he doesn't have to go to training camp.
I'm not trolling Flanz. I never said he has poor arm strength. I said he has trouble throwing in the elements. It is very well documented - look up his performances against Texas Tech and Syracuse last year.
Following the loss @ Texas Tech:
"Geno let the wind affect him," said [WVU Coach] Holgorsen, who coached at Texas Tech with Mike Leach from 2000-2007. "I played around here for eight years and it wasn't any windier today. I mean it's a nuisance but, you know, if you let that be an excuse then it's going to mess with you and, I think it did."
And of course, his disappointing performance at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl:
"Snowy, soggy conditions affected on-field performance to some extent Saturday, but Smith generally performed poorly against the Orange. He completed 16-of-24 passes for 187 yards, showing suspect awareness by taking a pair of safeties, and failing to keep his team competitive in the 38-14 loss."
Despite all the shiz-talking, I actually hope he pans out. A lot of my friends are Jets fans and its more fun on Sundays when they aren't all suicidal. Plus his o-line is looking pretty solid after the draft. If Holmes could get his head out of his as$, he and Kerley are two solid receivers.
Although I gotta say, your TE situation is almost as perplexing as Jerry Reese's refusal to roster more than one competent LB at a time.