Day 1 one of the NFL Draft is in the books, and if taught us anything, it's that speed kills, and not in a good way. Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders, who have decided that drafting for value is overrated, bucked all mock drafts and took Darius Heyward-Bey and Michael Mitchell in rounds one and 2. Heyward-Bey had been projected no higher than 17, and Mitchell was graded as a sixth rounder at best by many pundits. No wonder Raider fans still bitch about the tuck rule.
Patriots make a bunch of selections in the second round, trade Ellis Hobbs to the Eagles, and pick up two second round picks next year. Seemed to get good value with the late picks, we will see if any of them hit.
Mark Sanchez to the Jets on day one. We have seen this one before, and it was when Ken O'Brien patrolled the Meadowlands, how did that work out?
Knowshon Moreno to the Broncos? The Broncos drafting a tailack, was that the problem last year?
Lawrence Sidbury finally got drafted in the fourth round, by old friend Thomas Demitroff. Great pick for the Falcons.
More later as I wait for a UMaine name to be taken (Jovan Belcher to the lions with the next to last pick in the draft is my guess)