Classic Powerball Winner
Interesting evening as the NFL draft took it's game to Prime Time. I've always been a NFL Draft fan and I can remember back in the mid to late 70s listening to KMOX radio in St. Louis and the hour long draft recap with the original draft guru, the late Joel Bushbaum. Now it's a three day showcase, aired in prime time with eight hour pre-draft shows. Absolutely amazing.
As for the Dolphins, I like the trade down with San Diego picking up an excellent slot to get a starting player #40 and also recouping the #43 pick we gave up for Brandon Marshall. Add in a special teams demon and ILB Tim Dobbins, who might even have a chance to beat the overrated and unproductive starter Channing Crowder and I give an A+ for the trade.
Now the pick of Jared Odrick DT from Penn St. at #28 was a bit of a surprise as scouts look at him to be a five technique DE in Miami's 3-4 defensive scheme and that is easily the strongest unit on the team. After digesting the pick over night I do think the pick will work as I'm sure they had this kid as the highest rated player on their board since they did pass on need and passed on Jerry Hughes and Sergio Kindle.
Odrick gives Miami more rotation possibilities, he can play DE on early downs and he can provide an inside pass rush on passing downs. The jury is out on whether he can eventually be a full time NT but I'm sure he will get worked out at that position as well. So as far as taking best player available and building to a strength I'm okay with this pick.
Today for rounds two and three I'm hoping we can get that pass rushing OLB, Sergio Kindle would work, then the best player available at TE, Safety, or Nose Tackle in the third.
My favorite pick of the draft was from purely a perfect fit as a person pick, Brian Bulaga OT Iowa. Dude has that massive block head, old school crew cut, that good old boy smile, and really just a humble and shy kid for being 6'5 and 320 pounds. If you needed a kid to play the part of an Iowa farmboy/OT Central Casting would immediately give you this exact kid He slides in the draft a little and winds up staying in the midwest and going to Green Bay with the 23rd pick. He was excited as hell about going to Green Bay and he loves the cold so I was cracking up because Bulaga is the perfect fit for that team.
Okay now there is no way I can make this up but here is a picture of your $258 million powerball winner.
I swear I'm not making this up. The guy had $28.96 in his bank account and was sweating how he was going to pay this electric and gas bill. Here is the article from the Sun Sentinel with all the details.
Have a good weekend all.
I love you beautiful!