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Draft day - round 2

Posted on: April 26, 2008 7:51 pm

Midway through Round 2 ...

Picks I like and dislike as it relates to Fantasy Football picking up where we left off:

Likes: Jets take TE Dustin Keller, Steelers take RB Rashard Mendenhall, Cowboys take Felix Jones, Redskins take WR Devin Thomas, Seahawks take TE John Carlson, Bills take WR James Hardy, Bears take RB Matt Forte, Bengals take WR Jerome Simpson.

Dislikes: Titans take RB Chris Johnson, Rams take WR Donnie Avery, Packers take WR Jordy Nelson.

The Jets and Seahawks filled a need with getting tight ends, and the Jets got a good one. Everyone knew the Cowboys were taking Jones, but the Steelers surprise some with the pick of Mendenhall. This means two things: Willie Parker's leg might not be 100 percent and Najeh Davenport should be uncomfortable coming into training camp. There's something to be said about taking talent, which is what the Steelers did.

The Redskins get a steal in Thomas. He is going to thrive in Washington, as is Hardy in Buffalo. Finally, a big receiver for the Bills. Not thrilled with Forte to Chicago, but he fills a need. Same goes for Simpson, who most people think will be replacing Chad Johnson, but in reality he's just replacing Chris Henry.

As for the dislikes, the Titans take a good running back who will work well with LenDale White, but they passed on some good wide receivers, which is more of a need. Same goes for the Packers and Rams, who let potentially better players go to take reaches on Nelson and Avery, respectively.

Surprise: Brian Brohm and Chad Henne still on the board.

More to come ...


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