The 2008 NFL Draft Open Thread

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Alright folks, the time is upon us. ESPN's clock (that started with a day and half left) is down to under an hour. I'll be here likely through the first round (before passing out on red bull and vodkas while visions of Mel Kiper dance in my head) with photos, videos, and quote. I hope you can join in.

"The intangibles are off the chart."- Kirk Herbstreit on Matt Ryan

I thought intangibles are those things that can't be measured....now there's a chart for them?

Here's a quick update on the new timing and schedule for the draft in case you forgot or were not aware.....

» Only Rounds 1 and 2 will take place on Saturday. Previously, the first three rounds of the draft were conducted on Saturday.
» The draft will start at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, three hours later than the previous start time.
» The time allocated for each pick in Round 1 will be 10 minutes. Previously, the first round time was 15 minutes.
» The time allocated for each pick in Round 2 will be seven minutes. Previously, it was 10 minutes.
» Round 3 will be moved to Sunday and remain at five minutes per selection. (Rounds 4-7 will also remain at five minutes per pick.)
» Sunday, the draft starts at 10 a.m. ET, rather than 11 a.m. ET.

10 minutes per pick is a godsend, but I still wished they had started at noon. Oooh lookie there. You can have your ESPN comment featured on the broadcast. Who's going to try first?

Did Chris Berman really just wish Sal Pal a "happy draft"?!?! Come on. Also, ESPN....how the hell was Brandon Lloyd a "Key Loss"?! He had two receptions last year.

On NFL-N: Deion Sanders is "warming up the crowd" by interviewing the top draft prospects from the podium. This is an official "Unintentional Humor Alert". (Via Mal)

Damn I missed it. Wow Matt Ryan is about 4 feet taller than Suzy Kolber.

Wow, Keyshawn. Pink polka dot tie, black/white checkered shirt, grey pinstriped suit. We have our first "reach" of the draft. (Via Jay)

Seriously. I'll have a photo up soon. We're underway people....THE DOLPHINS ARE ON THE CLOCK!

1. Miami Dolphins

Jake Long
6'7" 355lbs
Michigan- OT


Annnnd the Rams are on the clock. They didn't waste any time with that first pick did they?

Oh Jesus... Berman just called LSU " The Bayou Bengals " TIGERS!! THEY ARE THE LSU TIGERS!! I'm already pissed off.. (Via Marc)

Hahahaha. Drink! ESPN already went to commercial within the first two minutes of the draft. It's going to be a long day people.

"Bill Parcells is trying to build a 53 man roster."- Chris Mortensen (Via SS Reporters)

Oh really? Aren't all teams???

2. St. Louis Rams

Chris Long
6'3" 278lbs
Virginia- DE


Oooh our first shot of the non-blinking Rachel Nichols. Such a temptress. Steve Young needs to slow down and take a breath.

Rachel Nichols' mouth looks like a snake's. Kinda freaky. (Via Jay)

3. Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan
6'5" 224lbs
Boston College- QB


I might be the only person who thinks Ryan is going to be a bust. Straight ballin'.....


So what is Al Davis going to do? I say he picks Chad Henne. This draft is going fast as hell.....I love it.

"Just an aside, but has anyone caught Jake Long's girlfriend? Damn, she's hot. Well done, Jake. A hot chick plus a guaranteed $30 million in the bank." (Via Anon)

Damn I missed her. I need a photo.

4. Oakland Raiders

Darren McFadden
6'2" 210lbs
Arkansas- RB

The Chiefs are on the clock, and I can't wait for Herm Edwards to try to somehow find his way on television for the four millionth time. And wow....Anon wasn't lying. Jake Long's girlfriend is fine!

Second From The Left

And wow, do you see Dorsey's watch?

5. Kansas City Chiefs

Glenn Dorsey
6'1" 313lbs
LSU- DT


Can someone please tell Chris Mortensen to stop talking over the f'ing picks!!!!

Wow.. ESPN just missed a pick. THE 5TH Pick... Terrible. (Via Marc)

Oh here it comes!!!! THE JETS ARE ON THE CLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please take Branden Albert!


6. New York Jets

Vernon Gholston
6'3" 260lbs
Ohio State- DE


"They were picking right above New England and New England coveted this linebacker as well. You've got your first cat and mouse game."- Keyshawn Johnson

Okay Key...first of all he's a defensive end. Second...cat and mouse??? Just shut up. Also, could you possibly give us more commercials ESPN?

Michael Smith is saying Rodgers-Cromartie, but I'm thinking Sed Ellis. And we have our first trade! The Saints are on the clock!!! They're definitely taking Ellis.

7. New Orleans Saints (From NE)

Sedrick Ellis
6'1" 307lbs
USC- DT


Great great pick. Even with the trade. And now Jacksonville has traded with the Ravens for pick eight. It's getting interesting! That's a hell of a move for the Jags from 26.

Pats get: 1st (10) and a third round pick
Saints get: 1st (7) and a fifth round pick

I'm pretty sure Chris Berman just called Joe Flacco, Joe Socco.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars (From Baltimore)

Derrick Harvey
6'4" 260lbs
Florida- DE


I really wish ESPN would stop ruining the picks by showing the kids getting phone calls.

Jacksonville gets: 1st (8)
Baltimore gets: 1st (26), 3rd, 3rd, and 4th

Wow! Great trade for the Ravens.

9. Cincinnati Bengals

Keith Rivers
6'3" 237lbs
USC- LB

I love how NFL Network is advertising its draft coverage on ESPN during the WWL's draft coverage. (Via Mal)

I noticed that as well. Good move by the NFL-N. Brian Billick looks pissed as hell that he's at this draft.

10. New England Patriots

Jerod Mayo
6'2" 235lbs
Tennessee- LB


Why does it always seem like the Patriots know something the rest of the league doesn't?

"Tom Brady makes magic for me."- Charles Davis

Gross.

11. Buffalo Bills

Leodis McKelvin
5'10" 186lbs
Troy- CB

Jared "Hold the" Mayo -- DRINK! (Via Jay)

Ugh. We should have drank for every commercial on ESPN. Unbelievable.

"Do you know what Pats opponents will get 15 years for next year? Holding the Mayo."- Chris Berman (Via Mal)

Hahahahaha. Since when is holding 15 yards??!!

12. Denver Broncos

Ryan Clady
6'6" 309lbs
Boise State- OT


Do you think everyone else at ESPN just rolls their eyes and laughs at Berman behind his back? (Via Bruce)

Yes...yes I do. Same with Emmitt.

13. Carolina Panthers

Jonathan Stewart
5'11" 230lbs
Oregon- RB


That's a small stretch right there, but if his toe is okay he'll be a good combo back. NFL-Network is interview Bill Belichick right now and he's actually wearing a suit and tie! Amazing.

He looks like Shooter (Dennis Hopper's character) from Hoosiers when he was asst coach. (Via Mal)

Hahahahaha.


"Rex Grossman is a late bloomer, I mean a REALLY late bloomer."- Steve Young

14. Chicago Bears

Chris Williams
6'6" 315lbs
Vanderbilt- OT


"I think Running Back makes the pick for the Lions here."- Keyshawn Johnson

Huh? Another trade. KC trades with Detroit for pick 15.

15. Kansas City Chiefs (From Detroit)

Branden Albert
6'6" 309lbs
Virginia- OT

Dorsey and Albert are great great picks.

Chiefs get: 1st (15)
Lions get: 1st (17), 3rd, 5th

Just flipped to NFL Network and got the details on that trade right away. ESPN is about 5 minutes behind on everything today. The NFL-N is killing them.

Adam Schefter says the Cardinals are picking between Rodgers-Cromartie and Mendenhall. That kid is scooping everything today.

16. Arizona Cardinals

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
6'1" 180lbs
Tennessee State- CB


Deion just lost his shit when Goodell announced that pick. I also can't believe that Detroit is actually being extremely smart today. They were probably going to pick between DRC and Mendenhall anyway and they get more picks out of it.

Annnnnnnd ESPN just missed an entire pick because they were on commercial.

17. Detroit Lions

Gosder Cherilus
6'6" 313lbs
Boston College- OT


Baltimore has just traded with the Texans and they're on the clock. They must be getting antsy about that QB. And they look to be taking Joe Flacco.

18. Baltimore Ravens (From Houston)

Joe Flacco
6'6" 236lbs
Delaware- QB


Has Chris Mortensen ever worked on TV before? Today he's constantly stuttering whenever someone says something in his earpiece, and he's been talking during almost every transition back to Berman from commercial/studio/reporters. (Via Jay)

He's so bad it's unbelievable. If Keyshawn is better than you, you have a problem. Wow. Mort and Herbie just went at each other about the QB's in the NFL.



Adam Schein and crew are going nuts over this Flacco pick. They dont get why Bal traded up to get him when the next 6 teams who are drafting dont need a QB. (Via Marc)

Yeah I have no idea why they did it either. Another trade....Eagles and Panthers flip flop.

19. Carolina Panthers (From Philly)

Jeff Otah
6'6" 341lbs
Pittsburgh- OT


And great job by Keyshawn talking over the Commissioner's speech with military members on stage. They are horrible today. They should really just let Tirico, Jaws, and Herbstreit do the draft and send the rest home.

Eagles get: 2nd Round, 4th Round, 2009 1st Round
Panthers get: 1st Round (19)

20. Tampa Bay Bucs

Aqib Talib
6'0" 202lbs
Kansas- CB


Good pick....character issues or not. Okay here's where the Redskins shock the world and take someone completely random.

"Vinny Cerrato great at evaluating talent."- Mel Kiper

Has Mel even seen the draft picks that the Skins have made?!?!?! What the hell is he talking about? YES! A trade. Skins give their spot to Atlanta.

21. Atlanta Falcons (From Washington)

Sam Baker
6'4" 309lbs
USC- OT


That was a horrible horrible trade for Atlanta.

Hey AA? Would you have to drink the entire bottle if Berman makes a reference to The Killers when Brandon Flowers gets drafted? (Via Andrew)

Yes....definitely.

22. Dallas Cowboys

Felix Jones
5'10" 207lbs
Arkansas- RB


Great pick by the 'Boys. They draft so damn well every year. And ESPN ruins yet another pick by showing Rashard Mendenhall and friends. He's going to the Steelers.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers

Rashard Mendenhall
5'10" 215lbs
Illinois- RB


And ESPN misses ANOTHER live pick! Good lord. I can't take this anymore.

24. Tennessee Titans

Chris Johnson
5'11" 197lbs
East Carolina- RB

Wow. Just wow. That was a horrible pick for them right there.

Chris Johnson looks like the lead singer from Sexual Chocolate. (Via Mal)

Sexual Chocolate!!!

Not only is ESPN's "A-Team" sucking balls, but Kiper and Boomer have been arguing and trading glares all afternoon. I bet mel uses his beak to peck Berman to death after he lets out Malcolm "Regis &" Kelly. (Via Jim)

Yet another trade. Dallas moves up and takes Seattle's spot.

25. Dallas Cowboys (From Seattle)

Michael Jenkins
5'11" 200lbs
South Florida- CB


Again! Dallas with another great pick.

The Lions are being smart? Gosder Cherilus is not worthy of a mid-1st round pick, in my opinion. Of course the Lion's O-line is terrible, but Philip Merling would have been a smarter selection. Either that or trade down again. Cherilus gets beat by some more athletic D-lineman and has a tendency to lose his cool. (Via Eric)

Well they were being smart until they made the pick. Schefter is saying Dwayne Brown is going to be picked as a sleeper here.

26. Houston Texans

Duane Brown
6'4" 315lbs
Virginia Tech- OT

He's such a sleeper, I don't even have a picture of him. And great job by Adam Schefter....again.

Congratulations, Texans fans. The World Wide Leader in Sports announces your first round pick on a bottom of screen scroll because they had too many commercials and had to run a SC Right Now. Nice. (Via Mal)

This is just getting out of control. I'm glad the first round is ending so I can switch to NFL-N permanently. That's a good four picks they've missed and another three that they've talked over.

27. San Diego Chargers

Antoine Cason
6'0" 191lbs
Arizona- CB


And that'll end your run on corners.

28. Seattle Seahawks

Lawrence Jackson
6'4" 271lbs
USC- DE


Ummmmmmm.......who???? Phillip Merling was still available and they needed a Tight End. Horrible pick.

29. San Francisco 49ers

Kentwan Balmer
6'4" 308lbs
UNC- DT


Good pick right there. And with that pick it might be possible that no Wide Receivers are going to be taken in the first round. I don't think that's ever happened. Another trade as the Jets just moved into GB's spot.

Outside of the first ten picks, ESPNs team has called - I think - only two picks correctly: Flacco and F. Jones. Glad these smart guys are here to sort this out for us. (Via Mal)

30. New York Jets (from GB)

Dustin Keller
6'2" 251lbs
Purdue- TE


Schefter does it again! While ESPN was saying WR and Corner he predicted Keller. Jets fans of course boo the pick, but it's a good one.

30. New York Giants

Kenny Phillips
6'2" 212lbs
Miami- S

Another great pick for the Giants and the NFC East is reloading again. That's the end of the first round and the end of my day, but keep commenting as much as you want. I'll be adding videos and will tackle the media winners and losers in the next day or two. I think we all know which network came out the loser though. Terrible, terrible coverage.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:13 PM

135 Comments:

where does Keyshawn find those suits???

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 2:41:00 PM  

On NFL-N: Deion Sanders is "warming up the crowd" by interviewing the top draft prospects from the podium. This is an official "Unintentional Humor Alert".

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 2:46:00 PM  

Alert has expired. Deion didn't "interview" as he said he would. He only introduced them.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 2:50:00 PM  

Wow, Keyshawn. Pink polka dot tie, black/white checkered shirt, grey pinstriped suit. We have our first "reach" of the draft.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 2:59:00 PM  

And I don't understand why people can't say "Jaguars." Why do they say "Jag-wires"?? Come on, Mort, you're a TV NFL analyst; you should know how to say all 32 team names. Or at least abbreviate it to "Jags."

DRAFT TIME!!

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:02:00 PM  

Oh Jesus... Berman just called LSU " The Bayou Bengals "

TIGERS!! THEY ARE THE LSU TIGERS!!

im already pissed off..

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:03:00 PM  

3 minutes in and ESPN goes to commercial? NFL-N is commercial free thru pick 3.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:04:00 PM  

i cant believe ESPN is at commercial already..

i am going to be an Open Thread Commenter Machine today. Since my Packers dont draft till late.

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:05:00 PM  

Do you think this "Chris Berman" character is aware that he's yelling?

Also, some suck-up named "Deion Sanders" just asked someone for his "true feelings." What does that mean?

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

Deion to Jake Long: "You're going to be to camp on time. Does that create any added pressure to you?" Huh? Wouldn't being in camp on time HELP!?

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

Mortensen: Bill Parcells is trying to build a 53 man roster.


So are the other 31 teams Mort.

ssreporters said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:08:00 PM  

is it me.. or does Chris Long look exactly like Eric Byrnes?

marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:08:00 PM  

The WWL is already polling "ESPN Nation" on whether Chris Long's career will be as good as Howie's? How about asking how many ESPY's he'll win while you're at it.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

Think ESPN could fit a few more analysts at their table? I think there's a little room between Kiper and Mort.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

@ mal..

I think ESPN should be asking..

Will Chris Long's performance in Broken Arrow 2 be better than Howie's in Broken Arrow?

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

How many of Travis Smith's kids will be drafted some day? The mathematical odds are on his side.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:14:00 PM  

Sorry - meant Travis Henry. I've blown the first good line of the day.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

Rachel Nichols' mouth looks like a snake's. Kinda freaky.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

Steelers start 9-3

Finish season 1-5 (including playoffs)

They were eliminated in the first round so they played 17 games, not 18.

ssreporters said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:18:00 PM  

Berman: "Atlanta can turn over -- literally -- a new leaf." I don't get it, what actual leaf are they turning over?

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:18:00 PM  

i dont get it Berman.

" Matt Ryan ready to turn over a new leaf... literally "

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:18:00 PM  

@ jay..

at least you heard it right...

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:20:00 PM  

There are two ESPN personalities that would add to the entertainment value here: Erin Andrews and Emmitt Smith. Where are they?

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:23:00 PM  

Just an aside, but has anyone caught Jake Long's girlfriend? Damn, she's hot. Well done, Jake. A hot chick plus a guaranteed $30 million in the bank.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:23:00 PM  

I think it would be pretty hard NOT to have a hot girlfriend being in Jake Long's situation.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:26:00 PM  

did Mort just call McFadden a " 2 time Heisman Trophy Winner Runner Up?

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:26:00 PM  

" His mom a recovering crack addict " Tirico

that line never gets old

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:30:00 PM  

Found a pic, AA. She's second from left. Wow.


http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/87/fullj.56c537371bc925cf00f6704ef1458922/56c537371bc925cf00f6704ef1458922-getty-79140441jm008_2008_nfl_draf.jpg

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:31:00 PM  

Is that a Tyler Perry sitcom on stage with McFaddeen?

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:31:00 PM  

Wow I think Glen Dorsey's watch/bracelet is worth whatever his signing bonus is gonna be.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

how many times do we have to hear about mcfadden's mom being a recovering crack addict? Stop throwing her under the bus.

Greg said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:35:00 PM  

Wow.. ESPN just missed a pick. THE 5TH Pick... Terrible.

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:35:00 PM  

Is that Little Steven sitting behind Keith Rivers of USC?

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:40:00 PM  

Really? They missed the 5th pick. What a joke. They're talking way too much.

ifiok2567 said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:43:00 PM  

Can somebody please shut up the ESPN guys? They keep talking over announcements from the podium. Or maybe the Jets fans are just booing Berman.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:44:00 PM  

Could someone please tell Key that the Patriots could give a rat's ass what the Jets are doing?

stephen said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:51:00 PM  

You mean there was a trade, and an announcement of a trade, and a new team on the clock, and ESPN missed it? SHOCKER

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:52:00 PM  

Saints take Ellis here, right?

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:52:00 PM  

WOW Big trade for Jacksonville. This looks like a terrible move for them. This is not a top-heavy draft anymore.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

NFL-N team is actually more annoying than ESPN. Mooch is horrible. They keep referring to "Mayock-isms" and don't do any better at not talking over picks and trades. Billick, however, is actually pretty good.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:00:00 PM  

I love how NFL Network is advertising its draft coverage on ESPN during the WWL's draft coverage.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

On ESPN News, Rece Davis just asked Rivers what he would like to say to Chad Johnson about getting into camp. Wisely, he didn't comment.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

As a Virginia fan,I'm thrilled that Chris Long went #2. However, I'm not a Rams fan, so all I can say is keep your head down, Chris, and listen to what your father tells you.

Bruce said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

Jared "Hold the" Mayo -- DRINK!

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

Berman just said holding the Mayo ::takes shot::

dumpdolan said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

NOOOOO BERMAN!!! STOP TALKING!!

15 yards for HOLDING THE MAYO!?! WORST JOKE EVER! AHHHHH

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

Berman: "Do you know what Pats opponents will get 15 years for next year? Holding the Mayo" Uggh.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

LOL since when does holding cost your 15 yards?!?!? C'mon Berman, you had months to prepare that line, and you botched it.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

Wouldn't it be 10 yards for holding? What a loser.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:19:00 PM  

Could Mel Kiper pull a cross bow out of his hair and shoot it thru Berman's fat head?

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:19:00 PM  

Do you think everyone else at ESPN just rolls their eyes and laughs at Berman behind his back?

Bruce said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

That Sunbelt conference is pretty much the same as the AFC East.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

NFL-N's Adam Shefter scooped ESPN on this pick. He had it two minutes before it was announced. Or maybe Goodell is letting Adam peek at the card early.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

You've got to see Belichick on NFL-N. He's in a suit. With a pink tie. And the sleeves aren't cut off the jacket.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:31:00 PM  

He looks like Shooter (Dennis Hopper's character) from Hoosiers when he was asst coach.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

If FOX had this draft I just know there would be bands.

ssreporters said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:42:00 PM  

AA, I've noticed the same thing with Shefter and NFL-N beating ESPN to every punch. You have to wonder if the league is tipping off Shefter since NFL-N is part of the league's franchise.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

Did ESPN just miss the 17th pick? Are they serious? There needs to be a article written on this draft coverage by a major newspaper or something. I dont think in my 15 year history of watching the draft, i have ever seen a whole pick missed because of commercial. Not even an apology from Bristol Clown College. Totally unbelievable and unacceptable

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

Has Chris Mortensen ever worked on TV before? Today he's constantly stuttering whenever someone says something in his earpiece, and he's been talking during almost every transition back to Berman from commercial/studio/reporters.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

AND SOMEONE TELL ESPN TO STOP SPOLING THESE PICKS WITH THE PLAYER ON PHONE WITH TEAM CUT IN'S!!

i wish Time Warner had NFL-N. i may turn on Sirius any second now

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

Marc- the spoiling sucks, but it'll end soon, since they don't exactly have cameras in every player's house.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

Can someone tell me how Cowherd sounds? I really like that guy.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Ravens have just drafted Dan McGwire 2.0.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:05:00 PM  

ok fella's, im on Sirius Radio now, and beside being about 5 seconds late, Schein and crew are doing a good job breaking down players. And there is no Berman so that is a +

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:05:00 PM  

@ marc - if they don't spoil the pick, they completely miss it. What do you want? Timeliness and accuracy?

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

Adam Schein and crew are going nuts over this Flacco pick. They dont get why Bal traded up to get him when the next 6 teams who are drafting dont need a QB.

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:10:00 PM  

the eagles fucked up again.

FIRE REID NOW!

JamesCraven said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:10:00 PM  

OH MY GOD STOP TALKING OVER THE COMMISSIONER

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:13:00 PM  

AA- it was Jaws vs Herbstreit, not Mort.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:14:00 PM  

ESPN's draft coverage is making me want toorder NFL Network really badly.

Ethan said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:17:00 PM  

fire andy?

they got the Panthers 1st round pick in 2009.

top 10 pick

sophia's bush said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:17:00 PM  

Yeah, in hindsight, that is a smart move by Philly. Or, more to the point, a bad move by Carolina. Fire Fox! Heheh, get it?

Keyshawn Johnson just said Tampa Bay needs someone to be the next Keyshawn Johnson.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:20:00 PM  

ESPN's Draft Coverage: Mel's Grade B Fan's Grade F

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:20:00 PM  

ESPN's draft coverage got debacled! And that's without Emmitt on the set.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:21:00 PM  

First crack, now pot. Tirico is the resident drug use expert.

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:22:00 PM  

Hey AA? Would you have to drink the entire bottle if Berman makes a reference to The Killers when Brandon Flowers gets drafted?

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:24:00 PM  

Charles Davis @ NFL-N just compared Gruden taking Talib to Gruden "working with" Keyshawn and how Gruden doesn't mind having players with a "little something extra going for him".

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:25:00 PM  

Sam Baker? Trading up in the draft for him? Really A. Blank? Moron

Sirius has him at their 50th ranked player.

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:31:00 PM  

@ Andrew -- No way. Obviously Berman has never heard of The Killers, because he hasn't listened to music since 1978. I'm sure he'll just make some lame play on "Flowers."

Jay said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

Howard Cross on Sirius called this the " Al Pacino Deal ". WSH was offered a deal they couldnt refuse..

any thoughts? good or bad term?

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:33:00 PM  

Since it was - I believe - Brando's character that said that quote in The Godfather, then Cross botched the line.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

Fuck it, I'll drink two handles if Boomer calls him Brandon "King of Carrot" Flowers

Ethan said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

Sam Baker's got no upside. He'll be decent, but the good players are gonna destroy him.

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:37:00 PM  

@Mal: It was both. Brando said it first, but Pacino said it also.

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:38:00 PM  

Jones of Arkansas picking Jones from Arkansas. Berman is unbearable.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:39:00 PM  

actually mal, Pacino mentions the quote in the beginning of the film when telling Kate about his family.

stephen said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:40:00 PM  

Odds are: ESPN'll skip the Steelers pick.

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:42:00 PM  

HE'S BRINGING THE HEAT!

worst ESPN commercial ever

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:42:00 PM  

Nice pick, Cowher. Oh, wait. He's not there anymore.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:45:00 PM  

has there ever been a round in NFL Draft History without a WR taken?

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

Chris Johnson looks like the lead singer from Sexual Chocolate.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:51:00 PM  

Are they gonna move him to WR? Then it's a great pick.

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:52:00 PM  

not only is ESPN's "A-Team" sucking balls, but kiper and boomer have been arguing and trading glares all afternoon. I bet mel uses his beak to peck berman to death after he lets out malcolm "regis &" kelly.

Jim said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:52:00 PM  

Randy Watson or Chris Johnson?

http://dirtymartini.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/sexual-chocolate.jpg

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 5:56:00 PM  

NFL-N is gushing over the Chris Johnson pick by the Titans.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:01:00 PM  

The Lions are being smart? Gosder Cherilus is not worthy of a mid-1st round pick, in my opinion. Of course the Lion's O-line is terrible, but Philip Merling would have been a smarter selection. Either that or trade down again. Cherilus gets beat by some more athletic D-lineman and has a tendency to lose his cool.

Eric said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:03:00 PM  

they're about to miss another pick

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:04:00 PM  

Wow. ESPN has missed one-tenth of the first round? That's crazy.

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:05:00 PM  

ESPN missed Houston's Pick...

can we please email like Deadspin or Big Lead so they can destroy this coverage along with us.?

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:06:00 PM  

Congratulations, Texans fans. The World Wide Leader in Sports announces your first round pick on a bottom of screen scroll because they had too many commercials and had to run a SC Right Now. Nice.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:07:00 PM  

If you add up the picks they missed with the picks that they talked over, it's gotta be around a double-digit number.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

Nick Barnett fans feel your pain, Texans fan.

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:09:00 PM  

That's over 13% of the first round, yes?

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:16:00 PM  

The Packers wont take Chad Henne or Brohm will they? I look at it this way. If they take a QB, Favre is not coming back. If they dont, he is retired. They need to take Brandon Flowers or the TE from Purdue.Im excited.. GO PACK GO

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:19:00 PM  

i was told there wouldn't be any math.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:19:00 PM  

i meant to say if they dont, his ISNT retired. Sorry

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:20:00 PM  

Watch, it's Devin Thomas.

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

Outside of the first ten picks, ESPNs team has called - I think - only two picks correctly: Flacco and F. Jones. Glad these smart guys are here to sort this out for us.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:22:00 PM  

Are Jets taking a QB here? And might the Giants take a WR? Tirico mentioned a draft year when no WRs went in round one. I don't remember which - in the 90s I think.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:24:00 PM  

Another break right as the Jets trade up with the Packers. This is just awesome coverage by ESPN. (sarcasm obviously)

Stewert said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:24:00 PM  

They're gonna miss the Jets pick now?

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:24:00 PM  

Per Shefter - Jets have traded up to take Dustin Keller, TE.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:25:00 PM  

Schfter saying Keller is the pick here...

it is now hard to believe the NFL isnt giving NFL network some inside info.. AND I LOVE IT. F U ESPN

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:26:00 PM  

gotta love how that kid wrote "the j-e-t-s can s-p-e-l-l" in crayon. the nfl draft, unintentional comedy galore!!

Jim said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:27:00 PM  

By the reaction, you'd think the Jets had picked Ken O'Brien again.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:29:00 PM  

who is feeding Steve Young his information? My 4 year old niece? He's been wrong all day long.

B.B. said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:31:00 PM  

Why doesn't ESPN bring back that genius, Paul Zimmerman? lol

stephen said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

The Jets fans just showed their ignorance. Keller is a Cooley clone.

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

@bb - He isn't getting his info from your niece. Worse. He's getting it from Mort!

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

Has anyone ever seen Jets fans this happy at the draft?

pmelchre said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:34:00 PM  

Schefter saying maybe Henne and Long reunited in MIA with this pick..

Marc said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:38:00 PM  

Berman says he "feels this is where Parcells throws a wrench in this draft". He then picks DE Phillip Merling. The top guy left on Kiper's board. Brilliant work, Boomer.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:39:00 PM  

Donnie Avery is the first receiver taken? What?

Andrew said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:42:00 PM  

You can hear the Rams pick being made in the background as Berman says, "We'll be back with the Rams selection." Of course at the same time they flash across the bottom who was taken.

Stewert said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:45:00 PM  

Again - they break for a commercial right as a pick is being made. Who is the producer on this mess?

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 6:57:00 PM  

Oh man, Berman just referenced his leaked video about him talking about going up to Canada. Taking the deux-deux-deux. It was real sly, just as ESPN was going to another break before the Bills' 2nd round pick. Gotta find that clip, AA.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 7:23:00 PM  

After talking about the latest Bills pick, Berman mentions that the Bills will be playing in Toronto this year and says: "if anyone gets hurt in that game, they can take some deus, deus, deus as anyone would know who has watched You Tube in the last few months". Awesome.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 7:24:00 PM  

AA - the clip is at about 7:20 ET.

Mal said...
Apr 26, 2008, 7:28:00 PM  

AA, the name of Jake Long's girlfriend is Jackie Laurian. She went to Michigan and does look fine.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 8:16:00 PM  

Berman: "break out the ABBA records because Limas Sweed is off the board"

I cringed at that one...

Rob said...
Apr 26, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

!here's only four picks left today.

THANK GOD!

JamesCraven said...
Apr 26, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

Did anyone get that scary video of Keith Rivers doing the 40 yrd dash at the combine that ESPN showed right after his pick....some pixalation was most definitely needed.

vhschola said...
Apr 26, 2008, 9:59:00 PM  

Was I the only one that caught Berman say, "The Falcons are hoping to turn over a new LEAF" after the pick of Matt Ryan? Let's get some footage of that up here.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 10:35:00 PM  

Was I the only one that caught Berman say, "The Falcons are hoping to turn over a new LEAF" after the pick of Matt Ryan? Let's get some footage of that up here.

Anonymous said...
Apr 26, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

Berman and company definitely wer enot on their A game, but the ESPN visual presentation made the NFL-N's look like a local cable outfit.

I feel like ESPN was a couple seconds late on picks since anyone with half a brain knew where those teams were going with the picks since ESPN had exclusive cameras at the players' houses.

And Kiper is still better than any one the NFL-N can throw at you.

Nick Loucks said...
Apr 27, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

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