2007 NFL Draft – First Round

I was shocked to see Dallas at the 22nd position have the option of drafting Brady Quinn.  When I realized Quinn was still going to be available, I was certain Jerry Jones would select him.  Jerry likes his big name quarterbacks.

But Dallas traded their only first round pick to Cleveland – in exchange for a first round pick next year, and a second round pick this year.

Brady Quinn is an Ohio native and lifelong Cleveland fan – good for him, even if he had to wait for the 22nd pick.  He’s going to be playing in the NFL for his home team.  It doesn’t get any better than that!

So what did Dallas gain?  Cleveland could certainly end up in the top five in next year’s draft.  That would give the Cowboy’s a very good chance at selecting whatever player they want next year.  If Tony Romo doesn’t work out as the Quarterback this year, they would have an excellent opportunity to select a high-quality quarterback next year.  But that can’t be the end-goal, because the Cowboy’s could have picked Quinn this year. 

So this tells me that the Cowboy’s have a lot of faith in Tony Romo.

So what could Dallas get next year?  I’m not sure they are even sure at this point – but whatever weaknesses they find through the 2007 they will be able to address with two first round picks next year.

Plus, they got the 2nd round pick from Cleveland this year, which still gives Dallas ample opportunity to strengthen their offensive line, or address any other weaknesses they need to deal with prior to this season kicking off (pardon the pun).

So as surprised as I was that Dallas passed on Quinn, I think this is a great strategic move.  Of course, only time will tell.

But without a doubt, the biggest sigh of relief today came from Tony Romo – had the Cowboy’s drafted Quinn, Romo’s future would have certainly been – well, uncertain.  Instead, it seems the Dallas Cowboy’s have a great deal of faith in Romo, and that Romo has the opportunity to become the Dallas franchise player.

Comments

  1. 🙂 Oh, Yuvi – it is amazing! These GIANT men, some as big as three normal men, all dressed in armor and meeting in giant arenas, have a physical contest to see who can move the desired object (the ball, but it isn’t round) into the “goal”.

    Men in Zebra costumes randomly disrupt the game with arbitrary decisions that tend to make everyone hate them. Sometimes they try to take over a game. Fans don’t like that.

    Meenwhile, tens and tens of thousands of fans are in the stadium, cheering their Gladiators to vistory by wishing death upon the opponent.

    Each team has a court jester, dressed in a “team costume” that runs all over the field, and all through the stands rallying support for their knights.

    On the “sidelines” of the field of battle many beautiful maidens are cheering their knights on to victory. Each team’s maidens wear their own unique uniforms. The uniforms are amazing, and very, very small. Think of taking one veil and trying to cover a human with it. Some parts will be left exposed.

    On top of that, there are vendors walking throughout the stadium, selling various beverages. Many of them are alcoholic beverages.

    Smaller Knights are given less padding and are called “kickers, or punters”. Their goal is to either kick the ball far from the opposing knights, or to kick the ball through two upright sticks. Achieving either of these goals early in the match will cause the “Kicker” to receive friendly pats on the ass from the larger Knights. Achieving one of these goals resulting in the victory of the match often causes the larger Knights to pick up the kicker, and carry him upon their shoulders in a salute to victory.

    One of the ways the knights advance the ball is through passing it – it is throuwn from one Throwing Knight to Catching Knight. The Catching Knight can catch the ball, and run with it until he either gets to the “end zone”, giving his team points, or until the opposing knights knock him on his butt.

    But there are illegal passed that can negate a score. Passing the ball to some Knights is forbidden, and severe penalties can be assesed.

    But the worse penalty is when a Knight laught at a Zebra. The Zebra can throw the knight out of the game, and then the Zoo Keeper can fine the Knights a king’s ransom for not respecting the Zebra.

    On second thought – your culture isn’t that weird. We’re sending Richard Gere back ASAP!

    Rob

  2. I just have a single question: What is the sport you’re talking about?