Saturday, April 25, 2009

Draft Day in the NFL

What better way to wake up this morning then to a chilly morning as the NFL draft is set to take place. Unfortunately the draft does not start until 3 pm today. That didn’t stop the Detroit Lions to solidify their number one draft pick. Surprise, surprise, surprise the Detroit Lions did not take a wide receiver. Instead they signed Matt Stafford to a 6-year deal worth $78M. As long as Detroit doesn’t pull a Mike Tice, the St. Louis Rams are on the clock.

The Raiders will be taken 7th and the Vikqueens will be drafting 22nd in the first round this year. According to mock drafts on cbssportlines.com the consensus pick for the Raiders is Darrius Heyward-Bey while the Vikqueens consensus pick is all over the board but many feel Percy Harvin will be the pick.

The Vikqueens like the Raiders will benefit greatly this year with a playmaker wider receiver. I am just sure how the Raiders can pass on Michael Crabtree and go with Darrius Heyward-Bey. Yes, Darrius Heyward-Bey had speed but he lacks the intangible that Crabtree brings; football savvy.

As they say, the season is not made in the first day but it can be broken.