Sean Weatherspoon, Kareem Jackson, Jermaine Gresham, Trade, Demaryius Thomas, Bryan Bulaga, Dez Bryant

Sean Weatherspoon reminds me of that college basketball player that is so incredibly athletic that he dominates the competition but then, unfortunately, goes pro. Once a (legally) paid athlete, said basketball player finds many other players who are as athletic as he, only they are also talented. The story ends sadly as our protagonist is not instinctive nor skilled enough to stay in the League. Although I wish a better fate for the Missouri linebacker, I fear that his below average recognition skills and inability to shut his mouth will shorten his NFL career immensely.

Kareem Jackson has incredible hips and great ball skills. The Alabama product can also tackle well, a skill he will need playing in the Texans’ secondary. Jackson will make a nice replacement for the now Atlanta Falcon Dunta Robinson.

Jermaine Gresham was the top tight end coming into tonight’s draft. Even after missing last year with torn cartilage in his right knee, most believe the former Oklahoma Sooner will control the seams throughout his NFL career. He gives Carson Palmer a weapon he has never had before, and along with Chad Ochocinco and Antonio Bryant should help provide the Bengals a vaunted passing attack.

At twenty-two, Boy Genius NFL version, Josh McDaniels, traded up to get Demaryius Thomas. A 6’3″, 230 lb Georgia Tech product (the colors!), Thomas was the unfortunate victim of the triple-option offense. He did not run many types of routes, nor was he targetted often, but he did average over 25 yards a catch. The man can go deep and with the proper tutelage will evolve into a legitimate number two receiver in the NFL.

Bryan Bulaga went twenty-third. I like saying his name. Not a great pass blocker, he will be asked to do just that for the Packers. I wouldn’t knock the Iowa product quite yet because he played for Kirk Ferentz who is the John Calipari of college football.

Jerry Jones admitted he screwed up in trading for Roy Williams when he traded up to take Dez Bryant. The fact that this kid fell all the way to twenty-four is a travesty. His suspension last year proved how much of a joke the NCAA is as a governing body. Bryant lied about something that was not an offense because he feared it would be an offense because the NCAA has no rhyme or reason in the rules they make. I wasn’t personally involved in the draft process, but my sources (i.e., my google reader account) informed me he only was late to one meeting. All I have to say is good for Dallas.

I will now go kill myself.


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