To the left is Jets QB Mark Sanchez, if you follow this site regularly (and it seems that now TENS of you are) you realize that SoD has had a long (long!) relationship with the man referred to only as “Mr. SLL”, as seen here, here, and here.
Posts Tagged ‘NFL Draft’
New NFL jerseys for the most recent draft picks have hit the shelves. It is a time when hope springs eternal and the promise of a new season still rests, rose-colored on the horizon. But, it is also a time when some old friends’ jerseys must be retired. Not to the rafters but to the forgotten annals of team almanacs.
This year’s notable casualties include:
Rodney Peete’s Lions #9 Jersey – Replaced by young Matthew (don’t call me Matt) Stafford.
After all of Mike Leach’s delicate complaining about how Eric Mangini and the Browns organization scuttled the draft status of Michael Crabtree, it seems that the Mangenius has turned the table on the old Pirate of the Plains. The Browns have invited Graham Harrell to rookie mini-camp. Harrell went undrafted and does not have a guaranteed contract but having one foot in the door in the NFL is better than anything in Lubbock.
Following this weekends draft one this is clear . . . Al Davis is bat shit crazy. He passed on the best two receivers in the draft because Darrius Heyward-Bey had 4.3 second 40 yard dash time at the combine. Most experts had Heyward-Bay listed as the 4th best receiver available, behind Crabtree and Maclin. Now reasonable minds can disagree and debate the qualities of Crabtree vs. Maclin and which will make a better NFL receiver, but come on Al. Really? Drafting a receiver based almost solely on his 40 time at the combine?
If you follow the NFL, you know Al has been bat shit crazy for quite sometime: calling press conferences to fire coaches, moving the Raiders from Oakland to LA then back to Oakland, wearing track suits all the time, etc. The Career Sgt. has a theory on what is going on with Al.
As you may have heard, University of Arizona tackle Eben Britton was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 39th pick in the NFL Draft. Not bad right? Britton was projected by some to go in the 1st round, while others had him going in Round 2, thus 39th seems to at least make a bit of sense. Not to Britton.
After a 2nd day of the NFL Draft in which the Cardinals filled needs (offensive line, Aaron Francisco replacement), I was most curious about one of the undrafted free agents they signed. The Cards inked Florida State CB/KR Michael Ray Garvin, who at the FSU pro-day was timed at 4.24 and 4.28. As 40 times go that puts Garvin in a league with only this young Mexican fellow:
There’s probably a reason this guy went undrafted but at a minimum you’ve got to be intrigued by the speed. Plus he looks like He-Man.
We are back for round two, but based on the five minute time limit in the second round we will just do it bullet point stream of conscious style. The crew here is Scott Howard, Dr. Greenbaumberg and wife and your favorite career Sgt.
- Who did Rey Maualuga stab? How is he still available? Can we officially call this Erin Andrews’ revenge?