Saturday, April 29, 2006

Eagles' second round

Wow. I'm not sure how it happened, but Winston Justice dropped all the way into the second round today, and the Eagles traded up to grab him. I know there were some concerns about his production, but his workout numbers were off the charts, and he was graded as a top 15 pick by almost every single expert going into the draft. So the Eagles end up with two players on my round one wish list, when I would have been happy with either one of them. They gave up a fourth-round pick to make the move.

Buffalo made idiots out of themselves again, trading up into the first round to grab a DT with a 2nd-round grade, after passing on the best two DTs in the draft at the #8 slot. The guys running the football program up there are amazing knuckleheads. Honestly, I could do a better job, just by watching ESPN a lot.

The Giants and Steelers made a trade that is great for both teams...Steelers trade up to grab Santonio Holmes, who is an instant upgrade vs. the overrated Antwan Randle-El, while the Giants pick up an extra 3rd and 4th-round selection. In the Steelers' spot, they still manage to grab one of the better DEs in the draft...not that they need a DE, but Kiwanuka is excellent value at the #32 slot. I'll be stunned if the Giants don't win the division this year. Their moves this offseason have been that good.


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