Saturday, April 29, 2006

Draft: Day One

Here is a quick rundown of day one of the NFL draft, for those of you who give a shit...

Pittsburgh Steelers (15-5, Super Bowl Champs)

Round One
25. Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State

Round Three
19 (83). Anthony Smith, FS, Syracuse
31 (95). Willie Reid, WR, Florida State

Brilliant draft as usual for the best in the business. Not only is Holmes the best receiver in the draft, he was also one of the only players available that will be able to immediately contribute for the Steelers. Holmes is going to prove to be a much better receiver than Randle-El. While they gave up a third and fourth rounder to move up, the Steelers traded their second round pick to the Vikings for two third-round picks, and in the end the Steelers moved up seven spots in the first, moved down from the bottom of the second to the middle of the third, and moved up one spot at the end of the third. Willie Reid is going to be a very dangerous kick returner.

New York Giants (11-6, First Round Playoff Losers)

Round One
32. Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Boston College

Round Two
12 (44). Sinorice Moss, WR, Miami

Round Three
32 (96). Gerris Wilkinson, ILB, Georgia Tech

Mathias Kiwanuka seemed like a rather uninspired first-round pick. What's the deal with Tom Coughlin and guys from BC? A lot of analysts had Moss ranked above Kiwanuka, so if you think of the Giants as having taken Moss at 32 and Kiwanuka in the second round, you can probably call the day a success.

Chicago Bears (11-6, Second Round Playoff Losers)

Round Two
10 (42). Danieal Manning, CB, Abilene Christian
25 (57). Devin Hester, WR, Miami

Round Three
9 (73). Dusty Dvoracek, DT, Oklahoma

Why? After signing Ricky Manning, Jr., I guess the Bears are just trying to sign as many dudes named Manning as they can in hopes they're related to Archie. How about drafting someone to help your pitiful offense? When all you have to show for your first three picks is a kick returner it makes you wonder how long it's going to be until the Bears return back to the cellar.


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