Saturday, April 25, 2009

Draft Day Surprises

Here are a couple things I could see happening that might surprise a lot of people:

1 - The Raiders take Darrius Heyward-Bey over Crabtree and Maclin. It certainly isn't what I'd do, but I'm not Al Davis.

2 - Anquan Boldin becomes a Tennessee Titan. Call it a hunch. I do think he's traded somewhere today.

3 - Braylon Edwards remains a Brown.

4 - If Percy Harvin isn't drafted in round 1, don't faint if Brian Robiskie from Ohio State goes before him.

5 - This wouldn't happen today, but some casual NFL fans might be surprised if Graham Harrell (Texas Tech) and Chase Daniel (Missouri) go undrafted.

6 - Staying with Missouri, don't be shocked if Chase Patton gets an NFL job before Chase Daniel. Patton was Daniel's backup at Missouri and has more of the mechanics, size, and arm that NFL teams are looking for. Patton has been working out with former Buc, Steve DeBerg this offseason to polish his skills.


  1. The Freeman pick with Brown, Davis, Maclin, and Harvin still on the board was a huge surprise(at least for me). Not a pleasant one but more like when someone out of the blue runs up and kicks you in the nads. No way would I've guessed they would pass on those guys for a project like Freeman.

    I think the worst part though is we have to wait and see at least 2 or 3 seasons before we can even get a read on whether he can handle the transition to the pro level. I really hope this all works out for the better, but I don't like the idea of tying the franchise's fortunes for the next 3 or 4 years on such a high risk prospect. Also I think chances are we were probably going to get a shot at drafting a much better prospect next year. Well we will definitely have the opportunity now but will have to pass because Morris/Dominik/Glazers are betting the house on a 59% college career passer to carry the franchise into the future.

    English at #16 was also a surprise. Props to you Talbuc, as you had him rated a lot higher than most.

  2. You're not the only one surprised by the pick, even moreso when you consider who was passed up so Raheem could get his long lost love.

    This just send a "mailing it in for '09" message to the fans. How can you get exicted about a pick like this? We're apparently letting McCown and Leftwich battle it out to see who's going to be our QB. Now, each guy knows that, ideally, they'll only have the job one year. What a confidence builder.

    Thanks re: English. I just thought he was a heck of a talent that deserved to go a lot higher than he was projected. Sadly, it wasn't to the Bucs.