OK I'm done sucking Chris Paul's cock, back to football.
- The New York Football Giants: 7.5 Jeremy Shockey's still on the team (out of 10): The Giants failed to remove the cancer from their backside before and after the draft as they were unable to trade Shockey to the Saints or another team. The Giants, as you remember, had a much easier time winning football games and Eli Manning actually became a decent QB without the loudmouth star. Shockey is full of talent, but his attitude and more importantly his mouth, seem to interfere with the team. Outside of that though, the Giants had a fairly solid draft this past week. They were able to take Kenny Phillips, a safety from the U, who I think is going to turn out to be a great player. He was highly recruited to Miami and was becoming a star during his sophomore season. He hit a slump last year and scouts feel he makes to many mental mistakes, but that's just immaturity. Once he figures that out he has the physical tools of an Ed Reed and so the Giants drafted one hell of a football player. In the third round the Giants again drafted a talented kid. Mario Manningham is a retard. Evidenced by his 6 (out of 50) score on the Wonderlic test. He also lied to NFL teams about smoking pot back in college and a had TERRIBLE interview on some radio show before the draft. However, what he isn't is a bad football player. Manningham has first round potential and while at Michigan he was their best wide receiver, for two years. He can be a star with the right team and the right coaching, and remember Vince Young scored a 6 too. Look for him to supplant Sinorice Moss at the slot position by the seasons end. The Giants addressed the corner back position once again in this draft by picking Terrell Thomas out of USC. The kid has the size and the speed to play corner back in the NFL but he is still a little raw. USC players for some reason don't pan out in the NFL like they should, but he has the potential. In the sixth round the Giants were able to take Andre Woodson, a quarterback out of Kentucky. He has a quirky release and is a poor decision maker at times, but he has a lot of raw potential and could become a decent backup quarterback at the least. At one point during the season people were saying he was the best QB in college, so who knows.
- The New York Jets: 5 retarded front office members (out of 10): The Jets are the second worst run franchise in all of football. In the past I would of said that the Skins were the worst but I think they have turned a corner and are moving in the right direction. The Raiders however, are just terrible and Al Davis seems to have gone completely insane and that is why the Jets are only #2. Their draft was a little bit confusing but they did get some decent players. Vernon Gholston, from OSU, will be a pass rushing OLB in their 3-4 scheme, and he is a freak. He is the definition of a combine warrior as he worked out extremely well for teams at the combine and at his pro-day. He has all the potential in the world, but he takes plays off and disappears in the big games, see the last two national championships. He should be a force every play with his natural ability but he isn't for some reason. In the NFL, I see him becoming a decent player but again I don't know if that desire is there or not, so I don't see him becoming a star like the Jets hope. Then the Jets, and their stupid front office, decided to trade back into round one and take tight end Dustin Keller from Purdue. Keller was not a first round pick, and he wasn't even the best tight end in this years class, as every scout gave that honor to Fred Davis form USC. The thing about Keller is that he is 6'2 but is only 242 pounds. He is not a strong guy and really isn't a pass catching specialist like Kellen Winslow or Antonio Gates. He might become a decent player but he could have been had in the second or maybe even third round. The trade also took away the Jets second and third round picks and thus they didn't pick again until the fourth round where they got a corner back from San Jose State, Dwight Lowery. He has a lot of talent but went to a small school and still got pushed off the ball a lot. I don't see him developing into much in the NFL. The Jets also drafted Erik Ainge out of Tennessee. I always thought he was a talented player and I remember how hyped he was when he first got to school. He never developed somehow though, but the tools are there so who knows. Then again, this is the Jets so I bet he does nothing.
- The Oakland Raiders: Al Davis sucks: They don't get a grade simply because it doesn't matter. This team isn't going anywhere. They went out this off-season and spent a TON of money but really didn't get any talent. Javon Walker, Kwame Harris, Gibril Wilson and the rest of the lot are all mediocre players at best. They were able to wrestle DeAngelo Hall from the Falcons which is great because he is talented, and him tagged with Nnamdi Asomugha gives them a great team of corners but really that's all they got. Jamarcus Russell has talent but there isn't enough around him. The Raiders tried to help that by drafting the most talented player in the draft in running back Darren McFadden out of Arkansas. However, he wasn't useful for them because they have a talented backfield already. Their running game last year was pretty good and they have decent running backs on the roster already in incumbent starter Justin Fargas, LaMont Jordan and second year player Michael Bush. They had former Colt Dominic Rhodes as well but cut him after the draft. McFadden is great and should be a great player in the NFL, however there were other players that could have gone at 4 and the Raiders should have taken based on their needs. The trade for Hall left da RAIDAAAS kinda bare with draft picks and they didn't pick again until the fourth round. There they took a corner back from Connecticut named Tyvon Branch who I know little about but who seems to have potential running the 40 in 4.3 seconds. He also has decent size at 5'11. Their next pick was wide receiver Arman Shields from Richmond. He is fast and can stretch the field but will get pushed around in the NFL. I think he could develop into a decent wide receiver as he has shown flashes, but the Raiders have no other talented, or even semi-talented wide receivers on their roster to mentor this kid (Javon Walker is washed up) and so he will probably amount to nothing.
- Philadelphia Eagles: 7 boos by their fans at the draft (out of 10): Donovan McNabb wanted playermakers. He asked the front office for someone who could come in and be the next TO in Philly and how did the front office respond? They went out and signed Asante Samuel, who is an overrated corner back from New England. He does have some talent but I am not that high on him. Then they tried to trade away their own starting corner back, Lito Sheppard. I don't get the rational here, as having two solid corner backs is always better than having just one, but whatever. Moving on to the Eagles draft, one has to say that it was made by their decision to trade away their first round pick to the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers got HOUSED and sent to the Eagles a second round pick and afourth round pick in this years draft, and their first round pick next year. DAMN thats annoying as a Skins fan, screw you Carolina. The Eagles then went on to take arguably the most athletic wide receiver in this draft in DeShean Jackson out of California in the second round. He will immediately improve their special teams as he is a disgusting return man. He is fast as hell but had a poor junior year and some say he is to small to play wide receiver in the NFL, as he isn't even 170 pounds. I can see him being a decent slot receiver but thats about it. The Eagles also took Trevor Laws, a defensive tackle from Notre Dame. I was really hoping the Skins would take this kid as he is big and strong and can be a force in the middle. He is a high motor kid and never gives up but does lack ideal height and his lower body strength could use some improvement. I do think he will become a good defensive tackle in this league however. From there the Eagles went and took Jack Ikegwuonarguably the best corner back in this draft with their fourth round pick. The kid is from Wisconsin and was a great college corner. He did tear his ACL in pre-draft workouts but he is a solid corner and will become a star for the Eagles once he gets healthy. He may sit out this entire year but he has all the tools, even if he is only 5'10. He isn't dominant in man to man but could become a solid zone corner back.
Well thats it for this post. The rest of the teams will be posted later.