Coming up on a week into training camp, it’s not any surprise that one of the biggest storylines of the early part of the 2018 training camp for the Washington Redskins camp is the early results of the “Alex Smith era”.
For the second year in a row, Hail To The District’s NBA Draft “experts” — and we use said descriptor in the loosest way possible — assembled to mock out what we think will happen in tomorrow’s 2018 NBA Draft.
While this quote might be from Napoleon Bonaparte, considered by many to be the greatest military leader in human history, I think it sums up the the better part of the last three decades of DC sports fandom succinctly yet superbly: “Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
If I told you that at DC sports team is playing in a postseason game that doubles as the most important sporting even for any professional sports team in our nation’s capital, you’d instinctively — and correctly — tell me that there’s a 99.99% chance that something bad is going to happen.
Now that i’ve walked myself off the ledge of “WHY THE HELL DIDN’T WE DRAFT DERWIN JAMES, A NEAR CONSENSUS TOP-7 PLAYER IN THE NFL DRAFT!?!?,” I can calmly and rationally say the following things about the Washington Redskins’ selection of defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne from the University of Alabama.
Here’s a fun disclaimer that should make you put a whole lot of faith in this mock draft: by the fifth or sixth pick of the 2018 NFL Draft tonight, my final mock draft (below) will likely be rendered totally worthless.
We’re less than one week from what figures to be a wild first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, so it’s time for the annual pre-draft SemiColumn, examining the latest & greatest (and stupidest) draft rumors we’re hearing to date.