To those of you out there who say Christmas comes but once a year, you’re clearly not a football fan. 10 minutes and counting to the start of the greatest night in all of sports. Also follow @rjandolina on twitter for continued coverage.
Feel free to argue with me but honestly I couldn’t give a shit what you have to say….
That’s it for tonight folks but tune in tomorrow for more coverage. I’ll be posting a couple articles on best players still available for the Bills in the second and a quick recap at some point tonight if I don’t get too drunk. Either way keep checking in and thanks for Bleeding Buffalo!!!!
11:05: I’m going to jump the gun on this one: With the 32nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the defending Champion New York Giants select David Wilson, RB Virginia Tech.
***They needed some help in the backfield but he’s a little too similar to Bradshaw. Really don’t love this pick when Jonathan Martin and Cordy Glenn on the board but it does address a need.
10:56: Tampa Bay selects Doug Martin with the 31st pick
***Great pick. Takes a ton of pressure off of Blount. Great first round for the Bucs with Barron and Martin.
10:55: Tampa Bay trades back into the first with Denver for the 31st pick, it’s going to be Boise State’s Doug Martin.
10:48: San Francisco selects some receiver named Jenkins from Illinois
****Jim Harbaugh should be thanking Caroll because now they’ve just selected the second worst player in the first. I had Jenkins projected as a third rounder in this draft. This reminds me ALOT of Rashaun Woods. Cordy Glenn, Stephen Hill, Jonathan Martin, and Upshaw still available. That’s HORRIBLE value.
10:44: Minnesota Vikings select Harrison Smith
****HAHAHAHAHA Dear god did Pete Caroll just take over for Leslie Frasier? He definitely would’ve been there with the 35th pick. The Vikings were looking good after the Kalil pick but revert back to their horrible drafting ways with this one.
10:42: Vikes trade up to 29 with the Ravens. Ravens get picks 35 and 98.
10:37: Green Bay Packers select Nick Perry
***Again, Courtney Upshaw is on the board for you Dom Capers and you pick a workout hero? Upshaw does nothing but produce and would’ve looked amazing across the field from Clay. Bad pick.
10:33: Cincinnati Bengals select Kevin Zeitler
***Cordy Glenn’s still on the board Marvin. Zeitler is a good player but bad value with Glenn on the board.
10:29: Houston selects Whitney Mercilus
***Another solid value pick. He’s not going to make people forget about Super Mario but it’s a step in the right direction.
10:23: After trading up with the Broncos for the 25th pick, the Patriots select Dont’a Hightower
***Kiper and McShay are sure to suck the Patriots dick for this draft. And as much as it pains me to say it, they probably deserve it. Like this pick a lot more than Jones. Great first round for the Pats.
10:22 Pittsburgh Selects David DeCastro
***Pittsburgh fines a huge steal here to. DeCastro is an awesome pick, really solidifies that interior o-line.
10:19: With Calvin Johnson making the selection the Detroit Lions select Riley Reiff
***Hell of a value pick for Detroit. Reiff was once projected as a top ten pick. Best value pick so far. Except for Bruce Irvin of course, hahahahahahahahahah. No but seriously great pick.
10:12: Cleveland Brown select Brandon Weeden
*** I figured this would happen but I honestly can’t say I like the pick. He’s a solid QB but he’ll have to start right away.
10:10: New England Patriots select: Chandler Jones
*** Interested to see where they’ll put him but they needed a pass rusher and they got one with Jones. This is a pretty good pick if the Pats are running primarily out of a 4-3 this year. Don’t know if he’ll be able to stand up in a 3-4.
10:05: Tennessee Titans select Kendall Wright
***Solid pick but they could have used a pass rusher. Mercilus and Jones still on the board, Wright is a bit of a stretch.
10:02: Patriots trade up to 21 for picks 27 and 93 (3rd rounder). Pick is going to be Chandler Jones.
10:00: Bears select Shea McLellin
***I really don’t like this pick. With Chandler Jones and Whitney Mercilus on the board you pick McLellin? He’s a high motor guy but this is a stretch.
9:53: Chargers select Melvin Ingram
***Unbelievable value for the Chargers. Takes a ton of pressure off an aging Shaun Phillips and lets Jarrett Johnson come off the field on passing downs. Ingram’s undersized but he’ll be able to just go out at get the quarterback.
9:46: Bengals select Dre Kirkpatrick
****Solid pick for “who dey” nation. Leon Hall won’t play next year so Kirkpatrick will start off the bat. He’s a guy I like a lot. Great value at 17. If they can somehow pull off DeCastro at 21 this will be another fantastic draft for Cincy. Go Reds!!!!
9:37: Jets select Quinton Coples
*****Ingram and Chandler Jones on the board and you pick the laziest guy on the board and he can’t play outside linebacker. Didn’t you just draft Mohammed Wilkerson last year Rex? Awful pick, good luck trying to motivate him.
9:30: Seahawks select Bruce Irvin
****HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. You’re fucking kidding me right Pete Carol?
9:27: Rams select Michael Brockers
****Solid pick Rams. They have a boat load of ammo to move back into the first round if they want to scoop a receiver like Hill or Wright. Brockers will fill in nicely next to Kendall Langford and Chris Long.
9:18: Cardinals select Michael Floyd.
****Larry Fitzgerald is creaming in his pants right now. He’s going to look good standing across the field from the league’s best receiver.
9:16: Pick is In for Arizona. This is going to be Floyd.
9:11: With the 12th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Mississippi St DT Fletcher Cox
***Great pick, best d tackle in the draft. He makes that Philly d-line a ton better. Cole, Cox, Jenkins, Babin=pretty scary front four.
9:05: Philadelphia Eagles trade up to 12 for the 14th and a 4th and 6th.
9:04: With the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Kansas City Chiefs select Dontari Poe
***Don’t like the pick too much but the Chiefs needed a nose. Cox can’t play nose in 3/4.
8:59: With the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft Your Buffalo Bills select South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore
***Love the pick, in the article I posted before the draft started I said that he would be their top choice. He’s a shutdown corner with playmaking potential. Buddy Nix showed his cards a bit last week with this one.
8:59: Here we go, Boomer giving the pick away:
8:57: Of course they’re doing a huge look back when it’s the Bills turn to pick. Fuck you ESPN!!!!
8:56: Bills on the clock this has to be Stephon Gilmore.
8:54: Pick is in:
With the 9th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers select Luke Kuechly.
***Solid pick for a team that struggles keeping their linebackers healthy. Will likely start on the strong side with Beason and Thomas Davis.
8:51: Carolina’s pick is in, BILLS ARE ON THE CLOCK FOLKS.
8:49: With the 8th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Miami Dolphins select Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill
***Good, take him. I’ve made it clear that I’m not of fan of Tannehill. If he doesn’t pan out at QB for Miami he would probably be their number one wide receiver, hahahahahahahaha.
8:46: Pick is in:
**** Please GOD be Ryan Tannehill, don’t let him fall to the Bills.
8:45: With the 7th pick in the NFL Draft the Buccaneers select Alabama S Mark Barron
****Son of a bitch.
8:44: Buccaneers are definitely past time here, why is Miami not running to the podium to pick Tannehill.
8:40: Really looks like the Bucs are trying to trade down. If they stay I would guess this is going to be Luke Kuechly.
8:37: Pick is in:
With the 6th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select LSU CB Morris Claiborne
***This is why I love the NFL draft folks. I honestly thought this was going to be Barron but the Cowboys pick the best player on the board and only give up a second rounder to do it. Solid pick Jerry as much as it kills me to admit it. Brandon Carr and Claiborne are going to be scary together.
8:36: Wow nevermind this looks like Morris Claiborne actually folks.
8:31: The Dallas Cowboys trade the 14th overall pick along with their second round pick (45th overall pick) to the St. Louis Rams for the 6th overall pick.
***This is going to be Mark Barron. Sorry Bills fans
8:30: The Pick is In:
With the 5th overall pick in the NFL draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon
8:27: The Jacksonville Jaguars trade the 7th overall pick along with their 4th round pick to the Tampa Bay Bucs for the 5th overall pick.
***Justin Blackmon will be the pick
8:26: Pick is in
***With the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings select USC OT Matt Kalil
–I’m not going to lie to you I’m a bit surprised by this one. That just shows you, you can’t listen to everything Shefter, Kiper and McShay say. Great pick in the end and they add three more picks in the process.
8:23: Looks like the Jags swapped spots with Tampa Bay: Here comes Blackmon.
8:23: Vikes are going to pick Kalil here.
8:22: Minnesota’s pick is in before Richardson even gets to the podium.
8:21: Now the Draft really begins folks. It’s going to get interesting.
8:16: Pick is in:
With the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Cleveland Browns select Alabama RB Trent Richardson
****Some may think they gave up too much to pick him up but Richardson is the best back to come out of college since Adrian Peterson. The Browns will look to wide receiver with the 22nd pick most likely now to try to build up that offense.
8:13: Just kidding, that was for my Redskins fan followers out there.
With the Second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Washington Redskins select Robert Griffin III
****Great pick, can’t say much more than that
8:09: Pick is in for the Redskins:
AND IN A SHOCKING MOVE DANIEL SNYDER SELECTS SHANE MATTHEWS not realizing he retired five years ago.
8:05: Thank you, you douche Jim Irsay for not taking more than a couple minutes:
*With the First pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck
-Not even going to evaluate this one
8:01: Laconfora reporting that the Jags are exploring moving up to draft Justin Blackmon. Reportedly won’t move up past five however. I’m sure if Claiborne goes four to the Vikes, the Bucs will be more than willing to listen to offers.
8:00: And HERE WE GO!!!!!!!
7:45: Let’s start it off the right way with a pretty interesting trade about half hour before the Colts are even on the clock:
Cleveland trades 4th overall pick tonight along with a 4th, 5th and 7th rounder to Minnesota to move up to the number 3 pick.
***To those of you out there who are surprised by this move don’t be. The Buccaneers were seriously interested in moving up to get Alabama running back Trent Richardson. The Browns clearly had their eyes set on Richardson and I don’t blame him, he’s clearly the best player in this draft after the two QBs.