I picked 5th overall out of 10. And in the even rounds I picked 6th. I’m pleasantly surprised with my team. I could have drafted better, but I think I did a pretty good job putting together a solid team. Let’s analyze!
Rd. 1 – QB Aaron Rodgers, GB
Excellent acquisition in my opinion. I think Rodgers has a better chance at leading the NFL in passing than Manning or Brees, in large part because of Green Bay’s receiving corps. Many consider Green Bay’s offense to be the best in the league. I believe that. That’s why I chose Mr. Rodgers.
Rd. 2 – RB Steven Jackson, STL
Action Jackson may not rush for many touchdowns with a rookie quarterback commanding his offense, but I am just infatuated with his upside and potential. Very pleased that he fell to me in round two. I think this pick was sweeter than the Patriots drafting Tom Brady in the 6th round back in 2000. Okay, maybe not. But I love this pick!
Rd. 3 – WR Miles Austin, DAL
Can’t go wrong with this pick. Roy Williams sucks and Dez Bryant is just a rookie. That means Miles Austin is still Tony Romo’s go-to guy! He had a breakout year last year, but I am pretty confident he will better those numbers in 2010.
Rd. 4 – TE Dallas Clark, IND
Best fantasy tight end in the draft. I can’t believe two other teams drafted other tight ends before me. And no, those guys didn’t Gates or Witten or Gonzalez. Nope, you’ll laugh your ass off at who they drafted. That’s why you should never pick players from your favorite team in fantasy football. Especially if your favorite team is the Raiders or the 49ers. Good Lord! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
Rd. 5 – WR Vincent Jackson, SD
Another steal for Seanny G! People forget that V-Jax was San Diego’s leading receiver last year. Plus, he’s Philip Rivers’ favorite target on the outside. Solid acquisition!
Rd. 6 – RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
I got a little desperate since I ignored my number two running back options in the earlier rounds. Still, this guy is young and is the number one back for a team now without Donovan McNabb. A sleeper perhaps?
Rd. 7 – WR Hakeem Nicks, NYG
Only a rookie last year, but he did have six touchdowns despite seeing minimal playing time. The G-Men do run the ball more than they throw, but Eli Manning does need throwing options. Especially in the redzone. Nicks is a solid, young possession receiver.
Rd. 8 – QB Donovan McNabb, WAS
Love this pick! My number two quarterback is Donovan McNabb! He has a pretty solid receiving corps to throw to and the Skins’ offensive line should give him great protection.
Rd. 9 – Chargers Defense, SD
San Diego should win the AFC West easily and the offenses in that division are just plain mediocre. Plus, Shawne Merriman and Shaun Phillips should pile up some sacks for me from this unit. Go me!
Rd. 10 – RB Pierre Thomas, NO
Nice late-round get for me. Should be a good backup option. Plus, I acquired his backup inadvertantly a few rounds later! Never underestimate my drafting skills, people! I’m a lot more clever than you think I am.
Rd. 11 – WR Donald Driver, GB
This guy maybe old, but he still puts up 1,000 yard seasons year in and year out. I may not use him much, but we’ll see what happens.
Rd. 12 – RB Reggie Bush, NO
We all heard about how he was paid when he was in college. But that should only fire him up to have a pretty solid year. Don’t worry Reggie! At least no one outside of Los Angeles hates your guts that badly right now.
Rd. 13 – WR Santonio Holmes, NYJ
I’m pretty please to pick up Mr. Holmes this late in the draft. Wasn’t he the Super Bowl MVP a few years ago with Pittsburgh? Yeah, I’d say this was a decent pick. Don’t know if he’ll be any good this year, but you never know.
Rd. 14 – K Matt Prater, DEN
I usually wait until the last two rounds before I pick up my kicker. I mean come on! All they do is just kick field goals and PATs. But Prater ain’t too shabby since he’ll be kicking exactly one mile above sea level.
Rd. 15 – TE Jermaine Gresham, CIN
Okay, I just went with my typical OU rookie pick since I’m a Sooner fan/homer. LOL! I seriously doubt JG will do much as a rookie, but I couldn’t ignore this pick because he was my favorite Sooner every year he was in college. :]