Boy, was day one of the NFL Draft a doozy! Analysts draft boards were busted pretty early on after the top two picks.
Defensive End, Jadeveon Clowney went to the Houston Texans as scheduled as well as Offensive Tackle Greg Robinson going to the St. Louis Rams. But then Jacksonville surprised everyone by going with UCF Quarterback Blake Bortles who they believed was the best in this draft for them.
The Buffalo Bills traded multiple picks to move up to 4th overall to select star Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins. Other notables included Linebackers Anthony Barr and Khalil Mack going to the Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders respectively.
The Cleveland Browns ended up winning the Johnny "Football" sweepstakes by drafting Johnny Manziel at 22nd overall. It also helps that they also got Justin Gilbert, who many believe is the best Cornerback in this draft class.
I think Cleveland won the first round in terms of filling needs and drafting some of the best talent in this draft, but Houston and the Minnesota Vikings also did very well especially with the latter picking up Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater at the end of the draft.
Looking forward to Day 2, there has already been some movement with the Buffalo Bills trading WR Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional pick in 2015. Somethings to look for today:
1. Running-backs will be drafted finally: Whether it's Carlos Hyde of Ohio State or Heisman finalist Tre Mason of Auburn, backs will finally get drafted today. While passing is the preferred method of attack today, you still have to run the ball.
2. Teams will strategize to pick USC WR Marqise Lee: He is by far the most talented receiver left on the board and teams still need ball catchers. It will be interesting to see who gets him.
3. There are plenty of depth left out there: Whether teams still need QBs or Linemen on either Offense or Defense, there are a lot of prospects still on the board. Don't worry if your team hasn't go that Quarterback yet.
All we can do as fans is wait and see what the front offices decide to do and what needs they choose to address. Stay tuned everybody, this draft has just begun.
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