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First-round NFL Draft winners and losers

Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:23 am
Edited on: April 29, 2011 3:17 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson



WINNERS
Cam Newton: Not like it was a surprise to see him go No. 1 overall or anything, but now he gets his wish, and gets to become an entertainer and an icon in a city that needs reviving.

Von Miller: Everyone knew he could go high, but it was still surprising seeing him at No. 2. It's a great deal for both sides and he could be really dangerous in John Fox's scheme. He's produced a few good linebackers in his day.

Cleveland Browns: Holy freaking haul, Batman. The Browns could have really used a field-stretching wide receiver like Julio Jones (and Colt McCoy wanted one), but maybe Atlanta knew that, and it's why they gave up FIVE picks for the rights to grab Jones.

Nick Fairley: He fell, as everyone predicted. But as almost no one predicted (except Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News) he fell to the Lions. Which means unless he's traded, he'll never see a double team in his life playing next to Ndamukong Suh.

New Orleans Saints: Like the aggressiveness to come back and get Mark Ingram. Adios, Reggie Bush.

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Detroit Lions: See above. They needed a cornerback, but my goodness their defensive line is going to be absolutely ridiculous. Jim Schwartz can coach Fairley up and Suh can mentor him.

Indianapolis Colts: Bill Polian didn't have to do any magic. All he had to do was sit back and wait and let the tackle he needs to protect Peyton Manning's final years fall on down.

LOSERS:
Houston Texans: I can definitely see why they like JJ Watt. He's quite good. But Prince Amakamura was on the board and the Texans secondary makes swiss cheese look opaque. How they decided to pass on him is beyond me.

Carolina Panthers: Newton's either a home run or a total bust. There's no in-between with him. And that makes the pick difficult.

Atlanta Falcons: They gave up way too much in order to jump up and get Julio Jones. He's not a quarterback who changes every play with his presence, even though he'll help.

Minnesota Vikings: They drafted Christian Ponder ... because he helps them now? And they did it at the 12-spot?

Tennessee Titans: Jake Locker was a reach. Plain and simple.

Carson Palmer: Bluff. Called. (For now at least -- Andy Dalton in the second could change that.)

San Francisco 49ers: Unless they are actually trading for Kevin Kolb, anyway.

Da'Quan Bowers: Unless he magically got drafted and I missed that.

Chicago Bears: Just for causing the Ravens to miss their pick. For shame, Jerry Angelo.
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First-round NFL Draft winners and losers



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Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 1:04 pm
 

First-round NFL Draft winners and losers

How did the defense make CAM look better did you even watch the ALABAMA game the defense was flat the entire game CAM carried the team. At least give the guy a chance, yes he is immature but were you mature at 21-22 years old...doubt it.


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Since: Sep 28, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 6:00 pm
 

First-round NFL Draft winners and losers

Kapernick better than Locker or Ponder???  You must be a Nevada alum.  This is the NFL...not the WAC!!  Kapernick wouldn't last 3 quarters...he is 6-5   what  200-210???   He is far too fragile to make an impact in the NFL for at least a few yrs if ever, that's why the talent scouts make the lists and grade the players and not geeks from the Uof N.  Ponder is way smarter and more polished as a pocket passer than either Kapernick or Dalton.  Locker is as tough as they come and has a work ethic that is unmatched, both he and Ponder will be very good to great NFL qb's in the yrs to come.  Dalton is a tough intelligent guy as well and he very well may be a good one...while Kapernick will probably be dealing blackjack in 5 yrs.







Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:48 pm
 

First-round NFL Draft winners and losers

Suh is already the best pass rushing defensive tackle in football.  You can help teach technique to a rookie if you are a second season.  Working next to a pro bowler as young player with character issues will be a good for Fairley.  Hopefully they challenge each other.



Since: Sep 28, 2009
Posted on: April 29, 2011 5:48 pm
 

First-round NFL Draft winners and losers

Who is Will Brinson??  Did he ever play the game?? Because he obviously has no idea about talent and the NFL.  The NFL is a quarterback driven league, qb's usually take a few yrs to mature into good NFL qb's if the ever will. Why bash teams who took qb's early??  Every qb in the 1st rd has talent...otherwise they wouldn't be on the board and going to be recieving millions of dollars.


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