Good moves and questionable moves from the second day and a peek into the last day
Day 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books. We're thru 3 rounds and there are some very quality players still left on the board. The beginning of the last 4 rounds is coming up in about an hour and it will be interesting to see where some of these guys end up. Here are some thoughts from yesterday's selections and what I'm expecting heading into the last day:
*-Tampa Bay scooping up Mike Glennon in round 3 probably disappointed the Arizona Cardinals. They were widely believed to want Glennon in round 4. With 2 picks in the first 13 of round 4, it's a good bet the Cardinals will be taking a QB if Ryan Nassib, Zac Dysert, or Matt Barkley are still there by the time they pick. If all three are gone, they'll pass on the position until later and probably snag Tyler Wilson or Landry Jones.
*-The Packers got an absolute STEAL by getting Alabama RB Eddie Lacy with the second to last pick of round 2. 3 RB's were selected ahead of Lacy, but I'll say it now: Lacy is going to be the top fantasy producing rookie RB of the 2013 season. He goes the best situation and will be a true 3 down, featured RB for the Packers.
*-Denver will be saying goodbye to Willis McGahee very soon I figure. They drafted Wisconsin's Montee Ball. Ball will team up with last year's draft selection Ronnie Hillman to provide a 1-2 punch at RB for the Broncos in 2013.
*-Seattle's drafting of Texas A&M RB Christine Michael at the end of round 2 was a head scratcher. I know you take the best available player, but they have Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin already on the roster. At the end of round 2 you really should be taking someone who at least can compete for being the top backup at a position, if not the starting job outright. You shouldn't be taking your 3rd string RB, no matter how talented he might be. I've always been critical of Pete Carroll, and every year he keeps proving me wrong, but I don't think so this time.
*-The Jets mercifully ended Geno Smith's slide down the draft by taking him in round 2. Whether he has success in the NFL is unknown, but at the very least the humbling experience should provide him the motivation to work diligently to prove himself. I think it very likely we'll see Smith making starts by mid-season for the Jets.
*-New England made the best WR draft move of day 2 by selecting Marshall's Aaron Dobson. Don't be surprised if he starts right away for the Patriots and has as much impact in fantasy football as any WR drafted ahead of him.
*-While it's unusual for a team to draft two WR's from the same college, I think the Rams actually did a smart thing by grabbing West Virginia's Stedman Bailey in round 3. Bailey joins college teammate Tavon Austin (whom the Rams drafted in round 1) as a legitimate threat to start right away. Bailey's production in college was insane (186 catches, 2,901 yards, 37 TD's the last two seasons combined) and definitely inflated because of the offensive system, but any time a guy can do that, it's worth taking a chance on. Sam Bradford has to be as happy as he's ever been since being drafted.
*-A team that drafted two WR's in the first 3 rounds that I wasn't impressed with is the Buffalo Bills. I'm not convinced Robert Woods is going to be all that he is made out to be at the NFL level, and while I love the raw speed of 3rd rounder Marquise Goodwin, he is a one trick pony as a WR. There were better WR's to be had, some of which are still available.