NFL Draft Day One Open Thread

Saturday, April 25, 2009


What: The 2009 NFL Draft
Where: Radio City Music Hall
When: 4pm (ESPN/NFL-N)

So another Draft is upon us and this year's should be just as fun as the last few years. We already know that Matthew Stafford will be the first pick, but the rest of the first round is up in the air. Matt Sanchez and Michael Crabtree are the current names rumored that teams are going to trade up for (the Pats are interested in Crabtree apparently), and who knows when the crazy Andre Smith will go.

Predictions, quotes and thoughts are welcome throughout the day, and feel free to make fun of my Mock Draft below, which is sure to be completely useless....

1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
2. St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
3. Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
4. Seattle Seahawks: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
5. Cleveland Browns: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
6. Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
7. Oakland Raiders: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
9. Green Bay Packers: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
10. San Francisco 49ers: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
11. Buffalo Bills: Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
12. Denver Broncos: Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee
13. Washington Redskins: Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB, Texas
14. New Orleans Saints: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
15. Houston Texans: Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State
16. San Diego Chargers: Chris "Beanie" Wells, RB, Ohio State
17. New York Jets: Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State
18. Denver Broncos (from CHI): Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC
20. Detroit Lions (from DAL): Brian Cushing, OLB, USC
21. Philadelphia Eagles: Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
22. Minnesota Vikings: Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
23. New England Patriots: Clay Matthews, OLB, USC
24. Atlanta Falcons: Peria Jerry, DT, Mississippi
25. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State
26. Baltimore Ravens: Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers
27. Indianapolis Colts: Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
28. Buffalo Bills (from PHI, which received from CAR): Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut
29. New York Giants: Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina
30. Tennessee Titans: Everette Brown, DE, Florida State
31. Arizona Cardinals: Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma
32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut

Posted by Awful Announcing at 11:33 AM

73 Comments:

Sanchez will not go in the top 10.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 11:51:00 AM  

Seattle might want to pick Crabtree if he is available.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 11:57:00 AM  

At least you got the first pick right. :P

JamesCraven said...
Apr 25, 2009, 12:32:00 PM  

I think the Dolphins would select any of the players you have going 26-32 (except Brown and Loadholt) ahead of Pettigrew at 25. Just sayin

Ted said...
Apr 25, 2009, 12:49:00 PM  

Plugola.

Live coverage at The O Files starting at 3:30 US EDT.

Nathan Brice not invited along withs "friends".

JamesCraven said...
Apr 25, 2009, 1:10:00 PM  

PLEASE NO MARK SANCHEZ!

SSReporters said...
Apr 25, 2009, 1:15:00 PM  

A bonus quote fron the NHL playoffs:

"Hossa's got a pair"

- One of the FOX Sports Detroit announcers after the Red Wings Marion Hossa scored his second goal of the game Thursday night.

jg said...
Apr 25, 2009, 2:11:00 PM  

I'll accept BJ Raji... I WANT Ty Jackson... anyone else for the Packers will disappoint. Sigh.

Rob in WI said...
Apr 25, 2009, 3:24:00 PM  

Stafford looked like a cyborg speaking to EA.

49er16 said...
Apr 25, 2009, 3:56:00 PM  

Steve Young, talking about failed QB's : "There are metaphorical dead bodies everywhere."

Thank God he added in the metaphorical, or else I would believe that Steve Young believes that the NFL is Gettysburg.

Gabriel said...
Apr 25, 2009, 4:10:00 PM  
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Apr 25, 2009, 4:24:00 PM  

How ugly was that hat Seattle gave to Aaron Curry?

49er16 said...
Apr 25, 2009, 4:36:00 PM  

Each pick so far has been compared to Sanchez. STFU about it already, Kiper!

Steve said...
Apr 25, 2009, 4:37:00 PM  

The ESPN coverage has been stumbling all over themselves so far. Just bad production.

49er16 said...
Apr 25, 2009, 4:47:00 PM  

Why can't ESPN put someone with front office experience on their coverage? Why Steve Young and Keyshawn?

Steve said...
Apr 25, 2009, 4:59:00 PM  

Shelley Smith: "Do you think you can handle the vicious New York media?"
Sanchez: "Well, I've put up with you for a couple of months."

As much as I dislike the guy, that quote delivers.

TAS said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:08:00 PM  

So tired of Berman's "cab driver" schtick.

NateDogg203 said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:28:00 PM  

ESPN is continuing their long-standing tradition of spoiling draft picks minutes before they are announced. Why can't they just wait 20 seconds for the podium announcement?

Jay said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:29:00 PM  

I don't know what was more awkward: how excited Donald Brown was to see himself or the fact he was the ONLY one in the room.

NateDogg203 said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:38:00 PM  

I agree with Jay the draft is less dramatic when you know the picks minutes before the podium call...bythe way Michael Smith's input has been mumbling bumbling stumbling ESPN is sloppy right now, 90 minutes into this thing

S. Hartzell said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:39:00 PM  

Good pick for the Chargers with Shawne Merriman a question mark.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:52:00 PM  

The Jets and the 49ers have made the best picks so far.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:52:00 PM  

Mort babbling on endlessly.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:53:00 PM  

When will Adam Schefter make his ESPN debut I wonder?

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:54:00 PM  

And might that be the beginning of the end for Mort?

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:55:00 PM  

Berman getting older by the minute.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:55:00 PM  

His latest greatest nickname is Manny "Habeus" Corpus.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:56:00 PM  

Bucs about to pick a QB.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:58:00 PM  

Josh Freeman

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 5:58:00 PM  

Tim McCarver bashing the Red Sox again.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:00:00 PM  

NAILED IT!!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:00:00 PM  

Put on your Bucs hat, Josh.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:01:00 PM  

McCarver has no idea what is happening, as usual.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:02:00 PM  

Denver would have picked him next.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:03:00 PM  

The Broncos might be headed to the secret world of Alex Mack.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:03:00 PM  

Mort again

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:05:00 PM  

I wonder if I can get 20 in a row on here.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:05:00 PM  

I am getting very close.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:06:00 PM  

Getting closer

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:06:00 PM  

I have 20 in a row.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:06:00 PM  

Is anyone out there?

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:07:00 PM  

Steve Young trying to make sense. He succeeds sometimes.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:08:00 PM  

Keyshawn looking upset.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:08:00 PM  

Red Sox take the lead.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:08:00 PM  

Good win for David Ragan today.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:09:00 PM  

Jerry Kelly playing much better than he has.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:09:00 PM  

Anyone awake?

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:10:00 PM  

Or have I put you to sleep?

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:10:00 PM  

Andy Roddick makes great commercials.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:11:00 PM  

So does Bill Curtis.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:11:00 PM  

How many is that in a row?

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:11:00 PM  

I lost count.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:11:00 PM  

Eagles may pick a wideout here.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:12:00 PM  

No Tom Jackson again at the draft. That is always a good thing.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:12:00 PM  

Maclin

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:12:00 PM  

There they go. Great pick by the Eagles.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:13:00 PM  

I wonder if Jane Skinner is watching this.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:13:00 PM  

The Bears have really made their offseason already, so she might not be interested.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:14:00 PM  

I wonder about her and Shep, if you know what I mean.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:14:00 PM  

Anyone still awake?

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:15:00 PM  

Do the Lions want to pick another wideout?

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:15:00 PM  

They will probably go defense here.

Nathan Brice said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:17:00 PM  

Wasn't Todd McShay supposed to be in Bristol working the magic board? Why did they move him to NYC and put Michael Smith in his place? Major downgrade.

Steve said...
Apr 25, 2009, 6:35:00 PM  

ESPN's coverage has been absolutely horrible this year. Worse than last year. The only bright spot they have is Mel Kiper and curse the NFL-N for not having Adam Schefter on this year's draft!

JFein said...
Apr 25, 2009, 7:12:00 PM  

And Nathan, Tom Jackson is one of the best analysts that ESPN has.

JFein said...
Apr 25, 2009, 7:13:00 PM  

AA, you have to find the video of the person calling the 2nd round draft picks (I missed who it was and I don't recognize the face) calling the St. Louis Rams the "St. Louis Cardinals".

JFein said...
Apr 25, 2009, 7:47:00 PM  

Did Keyshawn just say that Pat White might play some conerback? Is that what he thinks? That's his insight for the 44th pick in the draft?

bk said...
Apr 25, 2009, 8:33:00 PM  

It is unbelievable how much better the NFL Network's coverage of the draft was over ESPN. Every single guy on NFLN coverage was better then their counterpart. The lone person that was better was a female, Ms. Andrews.

I don't even think I will tune into ESPN for any coverage tomorrow.

Brett said...
Apr 25, 2009, 10:01:00 PM  

Summarizing the posts in this thread:

Hijacking a thread and making 20+ posts in a row doesn't translate into effectiveness at the next level.

/Mel Kiper'd

Apr 25, 2009, 11:22:00 PM  

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Kevin said...
Apr 26, 2009, 1:45:00 AM  

RJBO summed it up perfectly!

JFein said...
Apr 26, 2009, 7:42:00 PM  

How awkward was the Erin Andrews/Cosbys interview??

Steve said...
Apr 27, 2009, 6:44:00 AM  
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Sep 26, 2009, 8:40:00 AM  

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