So, we’re on the eve of the NFL draft, and many peoples’ mock drafts have been posted via the intertubes, and for the most part, there are some interesting draft, um, drafts out there. One of the most obvious things I see is that many people have Robert Meachem going late in the first round. I mean, late, like #31 to the Bears late. The receivers that are usurping the Meach? Dwayne Jarrett and Teddd Ginnn, Jrrr.
Now, Dwayne Jarrett being an SC receiver, is taking precedence because of his, um, ability to wear crimson and yellow. As a comparison, let’s take a look at the Trojans in the NFL. You’ve got your Keary Colbert (not related to Steven Colbert apparently), you’ve got your Mike Williams of the Lions, and your Keyshawn Johnson. That’s it. Really. Oh wait there’s, no. No, that’s it.
I don’t really understand the love affair with Ted Ginn. Okay, so the dude is a pretty good kick returner, but then again, so is Devon Hester, and well, last I checked, the Bears lost the SuperBowl in much the same manner as the Buckeyes did. The list for Buckeyes in the NFL is about on par with the SC group. You’ve got your Santonio Holmes of the Steelers (bench), Michael Jenkins of the Falcons, Drew Carter of the Panthers, Terry Glenn of the Cowboys, and Joey Galloway of the Bucs.
That list really isn’t anything to shake your fist at. I’ve heard of most of the names on that list.
Onto the Vols list: Chris Hannon, Mark Jones, David Martin, Eric Parker, Peerless Price, Donte Stallworth, Cedric Wilson, Kelley Washington. What’s the deal with my pointing out the differences? It’s that there are certain schools that are known for producing talent at certain positions (okay, well, maybe Kelley Washington was a bad example). UT, formerly “Wide Receiver U” also produces talent on defense, and well, when one thinks Ohio State, one doesn’t think “awesome wideouts.”
Maybe it’s just me being a homer, but my bologna has a first name.
Update: Welp, looks like Meachem is headed to the Big Easy, and the Tennessee Titans took a tall Texas talent to turn the tide of their tumultuous team. Yeah, that took awhile to put together. Obviously the titans had to address the need at CB, and although they still need to address the WR situation (which I think would have been better as a first round pick), and we’ll see what happens.
Update 2: So, Robert Meachem gets to play alongside Marques Colston and Reggie Bush. You know what? That’s not too shabby at all. Especially with Reggie Bush in the mix as well as Colston being the #1 threat, Meachem might have a chance to sneak in under the radar and catch a lot of balls. Good Luck Meach!
Update 3: HAHAHAHAHA Claude. I didn’t know that. “Turk” is a much more intimidating name than… Claude. Turk McBride is now going to be reunited with former Tennessee teammate and MVP, Dustin Colquitt. W00.
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