NFL Draft: Analysis of the First Round
Via USA Today.
What I liked: The top two picks were offensive linemen, the first seven and 18 total first-rounders were either offensive or defensive linemen.
What I didn’t like: E. J. Manuel, QB from Florida State, to the Bills.
And as for my Raiders: D. J. Hayden’s miraculous recovery from heart surgery is one of the better stories I’ve read this year. He’s been medicaly cleared to play and he’s fast. And the best news is this gives the Raiders a second-round pick (which they gave away in the idiotic deal to get Carson Palmer last year.)
Obligatory Manti Te’o comment: Not drafted on Day 1. His imaginary girlfriend has already cost him possibly millions in first-round dollars, but he should get drafted today and we’ll see just how much damage was done.
Tonight’s coverage starts tonight at 6:30 pm.