The Best of the 2008 NFL Draft


Published: April 28, 2009


... of hours preparing tens of mock drafts.

They were all wrong. Most of them were wrong numerous times. It wasn't the teams; all of them came away saying "We were hoping he'd slide to us and we're just lucky to blah, blah, blah" at some point. 

It was probably Matthew Stafford and the other underclassmen. The NFL again opted for potential over dedication. The experts cheered. The teams cheered. The agents cheered, and the young got richer. There's nothing wrong with that. 

I have a couple of questions for NFL General Managers, draft experts, and anyone else who cares to chime in. 

1. How does a player drop from a sure first-round pick to a third pick from January to April?  

I'm pretty sure Michael Johnson didn't play any games during that time. No one can blame his combine workout. Maybe it was because he was a senior—too old. I heard the esteemed analysts say it was because Johnson took plays off.

Give me a break; the ...

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