As some of my readers know, the NFL draft is a lifelong obsession. In fact, I’ve been pursuing political journalism for decades as a clever misdirection ploy, whose real purpose is to get Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan to hire me to run the team’s drafts. (I’d shoot for my hometown Patriots, but Bill Belichick is too smart to let me in the building). Usually I write about the draft, but this year I want to do a Callin on the subject, which has evolved. Please join me at 4:30 p.m. today if you want to talk about my private sickness:
1/3 of all NFL rosters are non-drafted Free Agents...sometimes it's more interesting to look for the undervalued and underappreciated.
Praying DT Jordan Davis falls to the Steelers at pick 20!!
Stay away from Thibodeaux and Stingley, Giants…
Draft the weed guy, you say? I agree, but only for non QBs.
We’re sitting here waiting for more draft talk. Where are you????
Prostitutes are pleased the NFL draft is in Vegas.
Matt, I remember reading one of your NFL draft decoded pieces on Rolling Stone right before the 2012 draft.
Well, you must have had a disciple among the Steeler’s top brass, as they took the weed guy (Mike Adams, OT, 2nd Rd), the short but insanely fast guy (Chris Rainey, RB, 5th Rd), and even the specific giant Samoan you had called out in your article (Alemeda Ta’amu, DT, 4th Rd).
And I hate to say it, but none of those picks worked out! But fortunately for us, most of the other things you write about tend to be spot on.
(dead link? Article appears to be gone: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/the-nfl-draft-decoded-part-ii-20120426)
It's great to know that I'm not the only Revolutionary who has a strange and powerful NFL Football addiction... WHO DEY ALL DAY (Guess who's my team?)
I've wondered about the role of "super agents" and how much of an influence they have. I thought about Patrick Mahomes and he just signed a $100million deal, but wants to re-negotiate. It's great that he has leverage to do that, but the 99% in the league don't have that.
Who cares in the first place. Add in all the Ukraine war propaganda, and I’d rather a root canal.
So, Matt, what do you think about the value of the Patriots 1st round pick……..
I'm often watching NFL wondering where in the heck some of their players were in college. Two specific ones I finally looked up watching last year were Cooper Kupp and Tyreek Hill. Kupp came out of Nowhere U. Division II, and Tyreek bounced down from OKC to Division II because some kind of off-campus problems. Each complete difference-makers at the highest level. Weird way things work out sometimes.
Broncos fan who lives in Seattle! We took their quarterback... What do the Seahawks do???
Lions got Hutchison. Who knows. Maybe he'll change the water on the minnies as we say.
The NY Giants.... smh...
Pays to lose Jets 2 pix 1st round yay
I'm thinking with new F/0 this year maybe Da Bears won't package multiple picks to move up 4 slots for someone they could have taken later. Maybe.
Thoughts on Jordan Davis to the Pats at 21?
Looks like EDGE and Wide Receivers will dominate the first round. Aidan Hutchinson will be a Beast for whatever team gets him... GO BLUE!!
Honestly Mr. Taibbi
This piece is navel gazing at its worse with all else going on. I am getting to be sorry I took a year subscription to your letters. Suggestions for comment: Jacques Baud's letter on Ukraine or the current administration's $33 billion? Enough said
Hey, have to have other interests outside of politics!! Most interesting for myself is to look back on past NFL drafts and 2-3-4 years later see where those players are now or even if still in the league unless career-ending injuries were the issue.
No! This is right up my alley. But sadly, I have work at that time and cannot pull away for the live Callin.
Whom will the Mongolian Rodman deign to be best value? We await the Oracle…
I work for a site where the draft is its primary focus. Its go time. Not sure I have time for the callin but will try to tune in.
Sounds like a hoot, unfortunately have gotten away from all that after all the woke hypocrisy and nonsense pervaded the NFL. But I get it. Have fun.
still iPhones only? would love to join the call but only if I can share my insights, which are, brilliant and all about KC.
Matt, if you can get the Steelers to draft a corner and get Baker Mayfield without giving up much, I'd appreciate it. Good luck with the Jags - they can use your help.
Not my thing but I did send it to one of my sons who is into the draft.
I hope the Pats get Stingley from LSU!!!!!
I still have a copy of "Darryl Stingley: Happy to be Alive" on my bookshelf.