Stampede to the NFL Draft, the Night Before


Published: April 25, 2009


... the morning of for us East Coasters). Everyone is getting itchy to find out who their favorite team will be selecting over the next two days. Much has been said for the past few months about the draft, so how much more can be said?

A lot, I suppose, but most of it rehashing. However, this is one last chance to get the ideas and thoughts about the draft prior to the kickoff. I have discussed in previous articles the need for a pass rush upgrade and also a tight end who will factor into the passing game positively.

There is also the glaring needs along the offensive line. Who will start at the tackle positions next season? Obviously Langston Walker will be one, barring injury or some other major event. Will he be playing left or right tackle? Who will be the other bookend? Demetrius Bell, a seventh round pick from last draft? Kirk Chambers who has seen some playing time?

Or will it be a rookie such as Andre Smith, Michael Oher, or possibly Phil Loadholt?

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