Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Mock Draft (As of Now)

In late February, two months before the big day, I have an idea of my NFL Draft Mock Draft:

The Detroit Lions select as the first pick of the 2009 NFL Draft quarterback from Southern California, Mark Sanchez. 

His powerful arm and wonderful stats has given him an honor to work with the 0-16 Lions.

2.St. Louis Rams-Andre Smith, Alabama

3. Kansas City Chiefs-Aaron Curry, Wake Forest

4. Seattle Seahawks-Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech

5. Cleveland Browns-Brian  Orakpo, Texas

6. Cincinnati Bengals-Jason Smith, Baylor

7. Oakland Raiders-Jeremy Maclin, Missouri

8. Jacksonville Jaguars-Eugene Monroe, Virginia

9. Green Bay Packers -Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State

10. San Francis 49ers-BJ Raji, Boston College

11. Buffalo Bills-Aaron Maybin, Penn State

12. Denver Broncos-Rey Maulaluga, Southern California

13. Washington Redskins-Michael Oher, Ole Miss

14. New Orleans Saints-Vontae Davis, Illinois

15. Houston Texans-Brian Cushing, Southern California

16. San Diego Chargers-Knowshon Moreno, Georgia

17. New York Jets-Matthew Stafford, Georgia

18. Chicago Bears-Duke Robinson, Oklahoma

19. Tampa Bay Bucs-Chris Wells

20. Detroit Lions-Peria Jerry, Ole Miss

21. Philadelphia Eagles-Brian Pettigrew, Oklahoma State

22. Minnesota Vikings-Josh Freeman, Kansas State

23. New England Patriots-James Laurinitas, Ohio State

24. Atlanta Falcons-Clay Matthews, Southern California

25. Miami Dolphins-Larry English, Northern Illinois

26. Baltimore Ravens-DJ Moore, Vanderbilt

27. Indianapolis Colts-Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest

28. Philadelphia Eagles-Eben Britton, Arizona

29. New York Giants-Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland

30. Tennessee Titans-Hakeem Nicks,  North Carolina

31. Arizona Cardinals-LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh

32. Pittsburgh Steelers-Alex Mack, California


1. Detroit Lions-Max Unger, Oregon

2. Kansas City Chiefs-Tyson Jackson, LSU

3. St. Louis Rams- Patrick Chung, Oregon

4. Cleveland Browns-Shonn Greene, Iowa

5. Seattle Seahawks-William Beatty, Connecticut

6. Cincinnati Bengals- Paul Krueger, Utah

7. Jacksonville Jaguars-Evander Hood, Missouri

8. Oakland Raiders-Jamon Meredith, Southern California

9. Green Bay Packers- Robert Ayers, Tennessee

10. Buffalo Bills-Chase Coffman, Missouri

11. San Francisco 49ers- Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma

12. Miami Dolphins- Sean Smith, Utah

13. New York Giants-Clint Sintim, Virginia

14. Houston Texans- Darius Butler, Connecticut

15. New England Patriots-Jairus Byrd, Oregon

16. Denver Broncos-Rashad Johnson, Alabama

17. Chicago Bears-Louis Delmas, Western Michigan 
(The extra leaders the Bears need?)

18. Tampa Bay Bucs- Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn

19. Dallas Cowboys-Kenny Britt, Rutgers

20. Philadelphia Eagles-William Moore Missouri

21. New York Jets-Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma

22. Minnesota Vikings-Fili Moala, Southern California

23. Atlanta Falcons- Percy Harvin, Florida

24. Miami Dolphins-Ron Brace, Boston College

25. Baltimore Ravens-Victor Harris, Virginia Tech

26. New England Patriots-Brandon Tate, North Carolina

27. Carolina Panthers-Nate Davis, Ball State
It would be a shock but West Virginia's Pat White deserves this job.

28. New York Giants-Ziggy Hood, Missouri

29. Indianapolis Colts-Javon Ringer, Michigan State

30. Tennessee Titans-Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech

31. Arizona Cardinals-Herman Johnson, Louisiana State

32. Pittsburgh Steelers-Jaron Gilbert, San Jose State

That is what I think should be the first two rounds of this years draft. I will be changing this as the events continue.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Tri-State Playoff Run

As of today, the New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks are tied for the 9th seed in the Eastern Conference just two games out of the 8th seed. Philadelphia, Detroit, and Milwaukee are currently the last 3 teams in but they have lost a combined 9 in a row. The Detroit Pistons after a bad midseason move are falling fast as they have lost 5 straight.

The Tri-State teams are led by a young core with a good veteran. Devin Harris and Brooke Lopez lead the younger core of the Nets with veteran superstar, Vince Carter while the Knicks are led Krypto-Nate, who is playing with so much heart that the Knicks are playing like a playoff team. He is surrounded by Mr. Double Double, David Lee, and veteran pickup, Al Harrington, who currently averages 21 points. 

So who has the edge, The Knicks. The talent level the Knicks have to finish the year against is extremely lower than the Nets. The Knicks meet only two good teams in the Hornets and Orlando, who they play twice. Orlando is starting to struggle though with the loss of Jameer Nelson. The Nets schedule though is much tougher as they come down the stretch. The Nets have to play Boston, Orlando and Cleveland twice. They also play New Orleans with the dominant CP3.

So as the two teams we expected to share dead last fight for the post-season, we have to sit back and just watch Nate fly over 7 footers.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Soap Opera Which Is Alex Rodriguez

He was went through a divorce, Madonna, 500 home runs but the next chapter is titled February 2009.

His positive test has led to a meeting with Peter Gammons and a press conference with 200+. He has been haunted by his nickname of A-Rod which has been made fun of and changed in every possible was besides A-Nice Guy. Rodriguez very hyped up arrival to spring training has only turned into more people doubt his credibility. The man has PROBABLY told some lies to the public but who knows maybe it's all true but America wants him to look bad. A-Rod has made the sports section full of rude headlines and no forgiving him. Rodriguez wants to focus on baseball and contribute to the run for championship number 27.

So will the country that only forgives celebrities cannot forgive a future Hall of Famer. The only way that A-Rod could be forgiven sadly is if the Bronx Bombers bring one back to the new Yankee Stadium.