Blog Entry

Draft Day

Posted on: April 26, 2008 5:18 pm

OK, so the draft is in full swing, and now it's time to digest some of the picks.

Are you having fun so far? Most NFL fans are pretty annoyed or elated by now based on what their teams have done.

So, to recap the first 20 picks, here's what I like and don't like so far from a Fantasy perspective.

Likes: Atlanta taking Matt Ryan, Baltimore taking Joe Flacco.

Dislikes: Oakland taking Darren McFadden, Carolina taking Jonathan Stewart, Buffalo passing on a wide receiver, Detroit passing on a running back.

The Falcons get their QB of the future in Ryan, and if he lives up to the hype, he'll be a good fit as the face of the club. Baltimore then settled for who they consider the second-best QB in the draft, and Flacco has plenty of potential but plenty of flaws.

I wish McFadden had fallen to the Jets. He had a much better offensive line there. On the plus side, he'll face poor run defenses in Denver and K.C. four times in 2008. Carolina, Detroit and even Chicago missed on RB Rashard Mendenhall. Stewart might not be able to start the year and is injury prone, so I'm not so fond of his play. The Bills had the perfect chance to take WR Devin Thomas. They really need help opposite Lee Evans.

OK, more to come soon, have fun.

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