Saturday, April 26, 2008

Blue 52, GREEN 47, SET, Hike!!!

Today is the day of all days, the draft among all drafts, for the sports among all sports. In just 6 hours the 2008 NFL draft will get underway. I'm so looking forward to it myself. I enjoy seeing where the all star collage players will be drafted and by which team they will be joining this coming NFL season.

Collage elite players such as DL Chris Long, RB Darren McFadden, QB Brian Brohm, DL Glenn Dorsey, DL Vernon Gholston, DL Sedrick Ellis, QB Matt Ryan, OL Ryan Clady, LB Keith Rivers, CB Leodis McKlevin, RB Rashard Mendenhall, and LB Mike Jenkins are just a few of the elite collage players that will be seen in the draft today. These 12 players should be some of the top 12 off the board today in the draft, possibly even in that order.

OL Jake Long would have been thrown in that top 12 mix but the Miami Dolphins drafted him #1 overall even before the draft began and signed him to a multi-million dollar contract of $57.75 million for 5 years, complete with a hefty $30 million guarantee. The deal was done last Tuesday, four days before the draft. The great collage offensive tackle will become the highest-paid lineman in the NFL. Yeah, you could say there will be high expectations for him this year. Great lineman are hard to come by and more importantly, good and not so good lineman can make or break your team. Jake Long is favored to make the dolphins in that area rather than break them, that's why they signed him with that ridiculous contract already.

It will be interesting to see how everything pans out in the next two days during the draft. How some teams will favor well and some not so well. Hopefully my 49ERS will be more on the favor well side, but I'm not holding my breath with them.

Until my next post, thanks for reading, and keep sports on your mind.

1 comment:

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Where are the updates in Sports World? I love bragging that my hubby is also a blogger. Don't give it up!