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Topic: Draft Day is Here!
 Russ Bliss_108
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Post Date: 04/26/12 08:19
The day has come! The 2012 NFL Draft starts up tonight and all of us avid NFL and fantasy football fans are eager to see which players go where, and who our favorite NFL teams will take. While it's been a while in the making, it seems like it came upon us suddenly.
 
What always surprises me in the week leading up to the draft is all the disinformation that gets thrown about in the media. For weeks Indianapolis tried to make it sound like they weren't sure between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, but we all knew what they announced earlier this week: Luck will be their pick. Washington has made no illusions about who they want and they'll take Griffin.
 
After that, it gets interesting.
 
Just 3 weeks ago the Vikings at #3 were pretty much locked into OT Matt Kalil. After the combine, Kalil was sounding like the slam dunk top offensive lineman and a near "can't miss" prospect. Minnesota needs OL help and it was a natural fit. But then the rumor mil started up and now it's no sure thing the Vikings will take Kalil. There's even been some speculation that Kalil may not be drafted in the first 10 picks. That's ludicrous. But that's the way the disinformation cycle works. General Managers get their staffs to leak out disinformation about players in hopes of driving up the price of their pick.
 
For what it's worth, I expect if Minnesota doesn't find a trade partner (Tampa Bay most likely), I expect they will take Kalil (which means Tampa Bay would have been making a move up for no reason as they want either Trent Richardson or Morris Claiborne. But they may decide the risk is too great that Minnesota may not take Kalil).
 
Another example is Ryan Tannehill. It was just 3 weeks ago Tannehill's hype machine was at full steam and he was so coveted there was talk it was likely that some team would trade up as high as the third overall pick to guarantee getting Tannehill. Now the disinformation cycle has it that Tannehill could slip out of the top 10 entirely and into the teens.
 
What has changed in the last couple of weeks? Nothing. It's just the disinformation cycle going thru its paces. And for what it's worth, I'll e amazed if Tannehill makes it past Miami at #8. I figure at worst he would go to Kansas City at #11. At that point he's well worth the boom/bust factor as the Chiefs have to see what we see: Matt Cassel isn't the answer. Getting Tannehill would allow them to play Cassel for the 2012 season, thusly allowing Tannehill to sit (which he needs to do for a year) and learn. Then in 2013 they could release Cassel (or trade him) and see what they have in Tannehill.
 
But that's me making sense again. And who knows? It may play out that way. The NFL Draft is always surprising and there's always intrigue. This year is no different.
 
I just can't wait for it to start!
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 Throwball Heroes_118522
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Post Date: 04/26/12 09:50
I guess I am not a "real" fan when it comes to the NFL Draft. With all the media making stories, teams and players involved in inpropriety my interest has waned...again. While the draft is a great day, every year as we see new, young talent come to the NFL that will most likely end up as fantasy draft picks in the near future.

With management in San Diego, I am sure AJ will bleep this draft up...again! Then again, SD needs help, most likely on the defensive side of the ball. If you ask me they need a RB, as I am still not sold on Mathews or his determination and ability to stay healthy. Then again, there are more question marks on the offensive side of the ball that I won't even address.

I don't watch the NFL Draft, I know many friends who do, or actually go to the event flying their team colors. That's great, those are hardcore fans who bleed team colors. With everything non-football related that happens in the NFL and to it's players I have lost interest. So while it is a great day being selected by an NFL team, we will be led and misled along the way with the talking heads making their incorrect selections and teams wheeling and dealing to land players in hopes of improving their team.

So good luck to all who are amped and waiting, like Russ and the rest of the gang here at FFS for the draft. Me, I will hold by my enthusiasm for fantasy draft day.
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 Delchay123_4852
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Post Date: 04/26/12 17:08
I can't wait to see how Jerry and is son messes up another draft tonight. The Browns just traded up to get either Claiborne or Richardson. Vikes got some more draft picks for it. Good move Vikes!
 
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Post Date: 04/26/12 17:35
There goes Blackmon's fantasy value. Down the drain like the Titanic with Gabbert throwing to him.
 
I predict Gabbert will be benched by week # 4. And Chad Henne is not much better.
 
Terrible situation for Blackmon.
 
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Post Date: 04/26/12 17:39
Finally Jerry Jones makes a smart move. Claiborne! Great move for the Cowboys.
 
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 Russ Bliss_108
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Post Date: 05/08/12 11:39
Rams screwed up in round 2. I liked the Jenkins selection, but thought they should have taken a WR third and gotten an OL with the 33rd pick. Their whole draft will now rest on whether Brockers is an impact player and whether Brian Quick turns into a top notch WR. If Quick doesn't, this will go down as anther bad draft because they wasted the picks the got from Dallas when they could have just taken Claiborne themselves and still had 2 second round picks.
 
Isaiah Pead in round 2? C'mon man!
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