Man, I love the draft! Love it love it love it. How enjoyable was the first round? 4 trades? Awesome. McD and Xanders certainly know how to wheel and deal - I can't recall a team so blatantly willing to deploy its assets so boldly and aggressively. I know this will translate to the field, and equally as well I know that today (and tomorrow, and Saturday) are steps G, H, and I in an alphabet soup of change that will likely span 3-4 years.
So one thing is for sure - we exited Round 1 with 2 playmakers, two dynamos, two physical specimens, two superior athletes who want to kick some AFC West booty. Even if the QB is relegated to a clipboard-holding, pre-game cheering, Wild Horse-riding, H-back rambling football gremlin for a couple of years, our team leadership has executed a bold and dramatic - and singularly visionary - strategy to unstick our collective feet from the mud and the muck of NFL mediocrity and set us on the path to .... somewhere yet to be determined. We may not win the SuperBowl thisyear, but we'll have a whoop-ass time trying to get there!
Also, has it occurred to anyone that #'s 22 and 25 combined will not earn what #11 will? Positioning for future FA and draft expenditures is every bit as important as the overt talent-grab that is the first round of the NFL draft.
Okay, so here we go into Rounds 2 and 3, armed with just about as much as we had this morning in terms of picks, but having already settled the issue of "who is going to make some MF plays this year?" (Besides the Year-2 Moreno, who I expect to be a whirling dervish that leaps tall OLBs in a single bound and the inimical Eddie Royal who is like a little muscle-ball ready to explode this year):
Pick 45: Vlad Ducasse, OG
Pick 80: Ben Tate, RB
Pick 87: Donald Butler, ILB
Tell me, would you be happy if our first 5 picks turned out like that?