With all due to respect to Andy Williams: tomorrow brings the advent of the most wonderful time of the year. Football season is back, baby.
Aaron Donald, Aaron Jones, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Allan Houston, Andy Reid, Arik Armstead, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Ben Roethlisberger, Bill Belichick, Bill Simmons, Blake Bortles, Bobby Flay, Bobby Wagner, Boston Celtics, Brandin Cooks, Brent Grimes, Buffalo Bills, Cam Newton, Cameron Brate, Chris Baker, Chris Godwin, Chris Weinke, Christian McCaffrey, Cincinnati Bengals, Cooper Kupp, Dallas Cowboys, Davante Adams, DeForest Buckner, DeSean Jackson, DeShone Kizer, Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis, Donta Hightower, Dontari Poe, Dowell Loggains, Drew Brees, Gerald Everett, Gerald McCoy, Gio Bernard, Haason Reddick, Houston Texans, Isaac Bruce, Jameis Winston, James White, Jared Cook, Jared Goff, Jay Cutler, Jeff Fisher, Jeremy Hill, Jim Bob Cooter, Jimmy Graham, JJ Watt, Joe Flacco, Joe Mixon, Jonathan Allen, Jordy Nelson, Julian Edelman, Julio Jones, K.J. Wright, Kendall Wright, Kurt Warner, Kwon Alexander, Kyle Shanahan, Kyrie Irving, Lane Kiffin, Lavonte David, Lawrence Taylor, Le'Veon Bell, Les Snead, Martellus Bennett, Matt Ryan, Michael Bennett, Mike Evans, Mike Gillislee, Mike Lombardi, Mohamed Sanu, Myles Garrett, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Noah Spence, O.J. Howard, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Randall Cobb, Reggie White, Rex Burkhead, Rob Boras, Rob Gronkowksi, Robert Griffin III, Robert Woods, Roger Goodell, Russell Wilson, Sam Bradford, Sammy Watkins, Scott Tolzien, Sean McVay, Seattle Seahawks, Solomon Thomas, Stephon Gillmore, Steve Sarkisian, Takkarist McKinley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tavon Austin, Taylor Gabriel, Terrelle Pryor, Tevin Coleman, Todd Gurley, Tom Brady, Tom Savage, Torry Holt, Trumaine Johnson, Ty Montgomery, Vernon Hargreaves III, Vic Beasley, Washington Redskins
Today marks the two-weeks-away point from my favorite day of the year: the first round of the NFL Draft. This is also right about the time when we can really get a good sense of what teams might or might not do in the first round.
NFL Draft Tags:
A.J. Bouye, Allen Iverson, Alvin Kamara, Arik Armstead, Atlanta Falcons, Auston Matthews, Bob Sanders, Brad Kaaya, Brandon Weeden, Bryce Petty, Budda Baker, Calais Campbell, Cam Newton, Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Christian Hackenberg, Christian McCaffrey, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, D'Onta Foreman, Dalvin Cook, Dante Fowler, Davis Webb, DeAndre Hopkins, DeForest Buckner, Deshaun Watson, Fozzy Whitaker, Indianapolis Colts, J.J. Watt, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jake Locker, Jamal Adams, Jamarcus Russell, Joe Mixon, Jonathan Allen, Karl Joseph, Keanu Neal, Kevin White, Kyle Boller, Kyle Fuller, Lamar Miller, Las Vegas Raiders, Leonard Floyd, Leonard Fournette, Los Angeles Chargers, Malik Hooker, Malik Jackson, Marshon Lattimore, Mike Babcock, Mike Maccagnan, Mitchell Trubisky, Myles Garrett, Patrick Mahomes, Phil Emery, Ryan Pace, San Francisco 49ers, Solomon Thomas, Todd Wash, Tom Savage, Tony Romo, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tracy Porter, Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins, Woody Johnson
On Draftmas day, here’s my final mock NFL Draft for 2016 — spanning two full rounds! — as well as my Top 150 Big Big Board, and an assortment of draft notes and thoughts.
I’ll let you in on a secret: I think mock drafts, for the most part, are pretty stupid. Most mock drafts you read are just armchair quarterback opinions from people ranging from so-called analysts to common schmos (like me).