- Let's start off with the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green bay Packers. Last year the Pack had several weakness's put on blast; but it seems that GM Ted Thompson may have closed up at least two of them by selecting UCLA'S Datone Jones in the 1st Round & BAMA'S Eddie Lacy in the 2nd. They also added depth at LB, RB, WR, & the O-Line.
- Staying in the NFC South, Minnesota added several nice pieces for Head Coach Leslie Frazier to play with. It would be hard to imagine not getting an instant impact out of 1st Round Pick Sharrif Floyd, 2nd Round Pick Xavier Rhodes & possibly even 3rd Round Pick Cordarrelle Patterson. Now if only they would offer a couple of next year's picks to Philly for Michael Vick.
- While there's not much else to note favorably, when speaking of the Arizona Cardinals, I have to say the young cornerback tandem of Patrick Peterson & Tyrann Mathieu will absolutely sell some tickets this year.
- The STL Rams selections of WR Tavon Austin, in the 1st Round, was a no-brainer. And the selection of Vandy RB Zac Stacy could be the steal of the draft.
- So happy to see South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore go to the 49ers. With an already crowded backfield, he will be able to learn-while healing-and possibly arise as the eventual successor to Frank Gore.
- Denver's selection of Wisconsin RB Montee Ball should definitely pay dividends; and I'm ever so curious as to how Jacksonville will use Michigan's Denard Robinson. While announced as a RB, and rumored as a WR, surely he's have to be a better QB than the one they have now. SMH.
- The N.O. quietly utilized their 1st Round Pick on Texas Safety Kenny Vaccaro. Their two 3rd Round Picks brought in OT Terron Armstead & DT John Jenkins, from Arkansas-Pine Bluff & georgia respectively. Not mention Oklahoma WR Kenny Stills, in the 5th Round, provided an additional weapon for Drew Brees.
- The NY Giants were up to their usual excellence, in picking future stars that we've NEVER heard of-while the Jets again left fans & pundits scratching their heads.
- Finally, I'm going to just hold my breath on the Pittsburgh Steelers, who while appearing to have made some good picks, have done little to improve or get young effective talent in recent years. Insert Woosah (here).
While most NFL Drafts are a celebration of "WHO'S WHO," This year's draft will undoubtedly be remembered as a "WHO IS HE?" With that said, any attempts to accurately give Draft Grades to any team would be futile. So instead, I figured it would be better to just focus on the moves that are potentially exciting or at least provide some intrigue.