Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day 2 - Recap


Chicago: Without a day one pick, the Bears did very well to fill a number of need areas on Day Two.

Jacksonville: The Jags picked three receivers and a running back that have the potential to contribute in 2009.

Detroit: The Lions got Matthew Stafford some weapons and some protection. What else can you ask for?

New York Giants: The Giants addressed some key needs, wide receiver, tight end, and running back. Well done.

Cincinnati: It's possible, even likely that the Bengals picked up three players that will start for them on Opening Day - Michael Johnson, Chase Coffman and Jonathan Luigs.


Dallas: The Cowboys failed to draft any player that will start for them at a skill position. I guess they did a good job drafting depth, but they needed more after a disappointing 2008 campaign.

Miami: They reached for a couple wide receivers and drafted a guy from Monmouth. Nothing good ever comes from Monmouth.

New England: I should trust Bill Belichick's player evaluation skills, but I think the Patriots struggled all weekend. Who is the defining player of the draft for them?

Best Picks

Jarron Gilbert, DT, San Jose State (68th overall by Chicago): Freak athlete. See here.

Trevor Canfield, OG, Cincinnati (254th by Arizona): Love the value in the seventh round.

Juaquin Iglesias, WR, Oklahoma (99th by Chicago): Sam Bradford's favorite target should fit in nicely in Chicago.

Courtney Greene, S, Rutgers (245th by Seattle): This was a need area for the Seahawks, and Greene has second round ability. He fell to the seventh round because of consistency issues.

Sammie Stroughter, WR, Oregon State (233rd by Tampa Bay): Stroughter has a chance to come in and contribute from day one. He lacks blazing speed but consistently makes plays.

Other Draft Notes

--USC had 11 players selected, 50% more than the next closest team.

--38 cornerbacks were selected. The next closest position (defensive ends) had 22 players selected. Still have your doubts that this is a passing league? Didn't think so?

--The U(niversity of Miami) only had one player selected all day (Spence Adkins, 6th Round). Among others, here's a list of schools that saw at least one of their players go before Adkins: Temple, William & Mary, Western Illinois, Nicholls State, Cal Poly, Western Ontario, Stillman, St. Paul's, Monmouth, and Abilene Christian. Things can only get better in south Florida.

--Grades by team coming tomorrow.

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