With the first round of the NFL Draft in the books, we present... 10 Awards from the first round of the draft!
As Jeff McLane noted after Howie Roseman's pre-draft press conference, the Eagles only have about a dozen people in their war room.
The Texans, meanwhile, have more people in their war room than Mission Control at NASA.
When the Jaguars took Blake Bortles, you could pretty much rip up every mock draft. That moment was similar to when Duke loses in the first round every year to some D2 team in the NCAA tourney.
The Bills made a ridiculous trade. They traded their 1st round pick (9th overall) in this draft, as well as their 1st and 4th round picks in 2015 to the Browns for the 4th overall pick. They got a great player in Sammy Watkins, which is fine and good, but they're more than a one great WR away from contending.
There was speculation that UCLA OLB Anthony Barr might last all the way to the Eagles at 22. Not even close. He went 9th to the Vikings.
The Rams picked Aaron Donald with the 13th overall pick. Their entire projected DL was drafted 14th overall or higher.
The 10 minutes the Cowboys were on the clock were amazing. Were they going to draft Johnny Manziel or not? That tension was awesome, but they wound up making a boring (smart) pick in Notre Dame OT/OG Zack Martin.
Chip Kelly said that the Eagles had targeted 6 players at 22, but by the time they were on the clock, all 6 were gone. I wonder if the Saints trading up to grab Brandin Cooks spoiled the Eagles' plans.
Big Red drafted a "fastball" in Dee Ford.
It has been suggested by many that the Eagles should have traded up for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (or Brandin Cooks, for that matter), who was drafted 21st overall by the Packers. Hypothetically speaking, if the Eagles traded up ahead of Green Bay to 20, it would have been a bargain for the Eagles to trade their 4th round pick in addition to their 22nd overall pick to get up there. Instead, the Eagles traded back 4 spots and acquired a 3rd round pick. So what would you rather have?
I'll take "Option A" every single time.
I'm shocked Marqise Lee did not get drafted in the 1st round. He had an assortment of injuries last season, so I wonder if his fall was was medical related.