I consider drafting a back like McFadden to be a defensive pick. Nothing helps the defense more than a back who can control the game. While Fargas and Jordan are good, they are only good at taking what they’re given. Having had to watch McFadden run on my college team’s (MSU Bulldogs) very good defense, I know he’s a back who can take what he’s given and take a lot more. You’ll be amazed at how much better the defense looks when they come on the field after a fifteen play drive.
And McFadden fits with Davis in more ways than just his trophy value. McFaddens personal story fits as well. Davis has been able to work wonders with players with difficult pasts over the years. And I agree with Chris, a big powerful runner can help your defense, but also he can bruise up opposing defenses. I like the pick. Granted, I was surprised Davis didn’t go with beefing up the lines on both sides of the ball. I kinds feel sorry fo McFadden in a way – he’s going to take a lot of punishment if Davis doesn’t get the OL on track for the running game.
Oaklands other picks are mixed. Where’s the safety they need? Where the DL picks? I don’t get it.
I love the Jets 1st pick – hated the second. Between free agency, trades and the draft, we finally have a functional 3-4. I only wish Mangini had waited to implement the 3-4 until AFTER he had the talent to pull it off. He had the perfect 4-3 roster but tried to force the 3-4 anyway. I didn’t like that. And the stats show I was right. But then, when am I ever wrong? LOL! ;)
As for the TE pick, the Jets are obivously, once again, getting cheap with their most dependable, durable, and loyal players. Last year we lost our best OL man, this year the Jets are driving out our best TE, Chris Baker – and for what? A rookie and Bubba Franks who at thirty is already slowing down. I don’t get this either. I hope they make peace with Baker and keep all three. With our QBs we need all the TEs we can get!
Football is always good in my world, and it sounds like ‘yer having a great time at the draft and I’m sure it is a great place to meet a lot of players and the likes in a different kind of environment than usual.
I love football. My wife hates it. I miss football. I’m not a real fan. I just like watching the games. I’m ADD concerning sports. I can root for a city, but I don’ t have the attention span to know who is playing what or any kind of history.
You’re right about autographs being sold, obviously. I saw first hand at the Harry Potter premier when a few girls from my daughter’s Girl Scout troop went. There were many fans there, but we could see the professionals with their stacks of photos pushing the pix over the heads of the kids to get sigs. Rupert Grint caught them at it and just shook his head at them.
I’m glad you were able to get a piece of personal history. Fans having fun makes me happy. Now I just need to get famous.
I need to correct your final comment. “with the Raiders LOSING to the Broncos on Monday Night”
I just have to point out that USC (the one that counts in Southern California not South Carolina) had two players drafted in the top 10, and four in the first round (no other team had more than two players drafted in the first round) and 10 over all.