Sunday, April 26, 2009

2009 NFL Draft Recap - Day 2

Day 2 is in the books and the Packers took a myriad of players. Both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay said the Packers' draft was the best. I'd have to agree. Another home run for TT!

Here are the Packs' picks in rounds 4 through 7:

Round 4 - T.J. Lang - OT, Eastern Michigan. Need pick. With Clifton getting old and Tauscher injured and not yet signed, TT needed to pick up a few tackles. I think only 1 of the tackles drafted today will make the team unless Barbre, Moll or Giacomini take a step back. There is a good chance of one of those 3 backpedaling.

Round 5 - Quinn Johnson - FB, LSU. Interesting pick. We already have Hall and Kuhn. However, Hall cannot stay healthy and Kuhn is not a great talent. Johnson is a real roadgrader and a special teams maven. I think he's got a good chance to make the team.

Round 5 - Jamon Meredith - OT, South Carolina. Not as good at run blocking as Lang, but is better in pass protection. Played in the SEC so he is used to blocking talented college players. Solid chance to make the team.

Round 6 - Jarius Wynn - DE, Georgia. This is my favorite pick on day 2. I think he has the ability to not only make the team, but get some snaps. If he can show pass rush moves in preseason, he could be a lock.

Round 6 - Brandon Underwood - CB, Cincinnati. Played a lot of safety. Could make the team if Rouse does not improve and Bigby cannot stay healthy. Was named team special teams MVP so you know he is not afraid to mix it up.

Round 7 - Brad Jones - OLB, Colorado. Solid run stopper, but has trouble in coverage. With Matthews drafted in the 1st round and all the backers already on the team, Jones will have trouble making the roster. He better show A LOT on special teams.

Day 2 Notes -

There were only 4 Wisconsin Badgers selected. I was surprised that only one Badger offensive lineman was drafted. I thought Andy Kemp would have gotten picked. The bigger surprise was that Jonathan Casillas was not drafted. If you want to see his talent on display, check out the 2007 Capital One Bowl when he chased down Darren McFadden. Enough said. He should have been drafted. Congratulations, Kraig Urbik. You were drafted by the perfect team. Enjoy Pittsburgh. Message to anyone in the same town as P.J. Hill - stay off the roads tonight because P.J. Hill did not get drafted so he's probably out drinking. What a waste.

The Saints moved up to select a punter. I laugh when that happens. Then I cry. Fuck you, Mike Sherman. And fuck you, B.J. Sander.

Who was ESPN's highest rated player that did not get drafted? Gerald Cadogan - OT, Penn State. He was rated 97th overall. 256 players were drafted. I thought that everyone in the top 100 would have been drafted. He was not alone though. Michael Bennett - DE, Texas A&M was rated 99 and also did not get drafted. They should get together and have a pity party.

I feel bad for Brian Hoyer and Quan Cosby. They allowed ESPN into their living rooms only to not be drafted. Plus, Cosby had the misfortune of having Bill Cosby with him. It's worse than Aaron Rodgers and Brady Quinn slipping in round 1. At least those 2 were drafted.

Congratulations, Ryan Succop - K, South Carolina. You're Mr. Irrelevent 2009! Good luck trying to make the Chiefs.

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