FanDuel - WFBC

April 26, 2012

Luck, Griffin, Insert Name Here: The 2012 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. Eastern, where the Indianapolis Colts will take Andrew Luck, the Washington Redskins will pick Robert Griffin III and the Cleveland Browns will pick third, having reached a trade to move up with the Minnesota Vikings.

posted by rcade to football at 07:45 PM - 15 comments

I hate the show that the draft has become, but I love it at the same time because after it's over, no one can come up with a reasonable justification for the existence of Mel Kiper for another 300 days or so.

posted by beaverboard at 07:52 PM on April 26

On this day every spring, a young man's fancy turns to Mike Mayock.

posted by rcade at 08:00 PM on April 26

Ooh, will Michael Floyd be available for the Carolina Panthers? Yes, I know, they need defense really badly, but come on, it's Michael Floyd on the other side of Steve Smith.

posted by NoMich at 08:47 PM on April 26

OK, I'll take that linebacker guy from Boston College. If Beason and that other stud linebacker can stay healthy, this is one helluva linebacker corps for the Panthers. Maybe Floyd will fall down to the Lions.

posted by NoMich at 09:15 PM on April 26

That Cleveland trade was AMAZING. You don't see that kind of choke in a fantasy draft.

posted by yerfatma at 09:50 PM on April 26

The booing is extremely obnoxious. This is a lifechanging event for these kids and those morons booing are just ruining the vibe.

posted by evixir at 10:29 PM on April 26

I love that Goddell has learned to pause and allow the Stone Cold "WHAT??!?!" on every pick.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:39 PM on April 26

With regards to the booing, have you seen some of the douchebags in that crowd? I really don't know where they grow some of those buffoons.

posted by dyams at 10:48 PM on April 26

I love that Goddell has learned to pause and allow the Stone Cold "WHAT??!?!" on every pick.

Thank you for explaining that.

posted by rcade at 07:21 AM on April 27

have you seen some of the douchebags in that crowd? I really don't know where they grow some of those buffoons.

Whoever they are, they're not Donovan McNabb's problem anymore.

posted by beaverboard at 07:53 AM on April 27

That Cleveland trade was AMAZING. You don't see that kind of choke in a fantasy draft.

Weeks ago, Washington gave up their first round picks in 2013 and 2014 and their second round pick this year to move up four spots.

posted by bperk at 09:55 AM on April 27

For a player they would not have otherwise gotten. The Vikings have one of the best running backs in football. I don't think adding Richardson was in their plans.

posted by yerfatma at 11:03 AM on April 27

As I mentioned in another thread, I'm sure it was a case of some other team spreading rumors that whey were going to trade up to snatch Richardson before the Browns could get him.

posted by NoMich at 11:30 AM on April 27

According to Peter King, the Vikings had an offer on the table from Tampa to move up, and I believe Tampa really liked Richardson. I think the trades really benefited Dallas the most -- once Blackmon was gone at 5, the Rams knew they could probably get one of their preferred next guys at 14, which allowed Dallas to swoop in (albeit at the cost of a second-round pick) and get a guy, Morris Claiborne, who was widely graded as the best defensive player in the draft and fills a major position of need for the Cowboys.

posted by holden at 02:05 PM on April 27

About 30 minutes after I offered the same comment to my son, one of the local talking heads offered that perhaps the Mayans were right and the world would soon end. This in reaction to Bill Belichick trading up - not once but twice - in the first round. Since local reaction to the players chosen is almost overwhelmingly positive, Howard_T's theory of opposite effect says that both will turn into busts. The evidence says not, but then I'm a New England sports fan, and we always think of the negatives.

posted by Howard_T at 02:28 PM on April 27

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