2008 NFL Draft: My Opinion!

[1] [2] [3] With Jake Long already going to Miami and off of the board it seems that St. Louis is on the clock and it is only Tuesday. I can't say that Jake Long is a #1 pick, a safe pick, yes, but Parcell's likes to have his guys there on day one and it seems he has his guy. My take, Long will go to a few pro-bowls, but is not a superstar. (Watch the OHIO STATE games V's MICHIGAN the past 4 years and Long was dominated by the Buckeye defensive lineman and they (OSU) were dominated by quicker athletes on both sides of the ball against the SEC teams. I would say the next pick will be either Vernon Gholston, Glenn Dorsey, or Chris Long to St. Louis. My take, I don't think they could go wrong with either of these three. I would go with Chris Long simply because his pedigree (Howie), work ethic, and very smart. Chris Long goes 150% the entire game no matter what the situation. That could really help him in the league. I say he'll get his share of pro-bowls and play for at least 10 to 15 years. Gholston would be my next pick if Long was off of the board. This guy could be the steal of the draft. He has potential to be a freak, but he also has potential to be lazy. His work ethic would be my only question going into training camp. I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes a superstar. I don't think I could let him slide out of the top 5 picks. Glenn Dorsey will probably be a top 5 pick, but I have him behind Long and Gholsten because I think he is injury prone and has potential to become overweight for his position. If I need a DE and the others are off the board then I would take a chance on him. I can't believe I think taking Glenn Dorsey is an iffy pick, but I am. Matt Ryan will be the first quarterback taken, but I think he is overrated and will not make an impact right away for Atlanta or Baltimore. These two teams are the only ones in need of a quarterback. I may be wrong, but I think he will be a top 10 pick that is a bust! Darren McFadden, probably the best player in the draft. I think he could possibly be the best athlete in the draft and have the best career. He also could get put in a bad situation...... the Raiders. This may not help his career because I think he needs to go to a team that will guide him. My opinion on the steal of the draft, Rashard Mendenhall!!!! Enough said. Watch out for: Brian Braum!

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.