Been very quiet on the ol’ blog in the last month, but then again it is the offseason and some tournament is taking place in South Africa that seems to be deflecting attention from the NFL.
The football highlight for me in the last month has been taking part in a fantasy rookie draft in one of the Action PC Football leagues I created back in 2006 (each team has a 55 man roster).
Having 8 picks in the top 100 is quite a luxury, but I did have to make trades to get three of those picks, and I did lose pick #81 to move up from #9 to #5.
My target with the #5 pick was Cowboys first round pick Dez Bryant, and lucky for me he was there and waiting for me when I had my first of 8 picks.
After that I went and got five consecutive defensive players, and in my humble opinion I got five guys that can all be impact players in 2010 and beyond.
Here are the five D studs I landed:
Derrick Morgan DE – supposedly the most NFL ready DE in the draft
Sergio Kindle OLB – A speed pass-rusher in the Orakpo mould
Taylor Mays S – This guy was projected to be a top 3 pick a year ago – he will have a point to prove
Terrence ‘Mount’ Cody DT – This guy is a monster and in a Ravens uniform he will look scary
Javier Arenas CB/RET – My second ‘Bama player, Arenas should be a stud returner as a rook
In our final round (each round is 20 picks) I managed to snag Gator legend and Mackey Award winner TE Aaron Hernandez, and with my final pick I swooped for Northwestern DE Corey Wootten, all 6 feet 7 inches of him.
My team will not reap any benefits from this draft until 2011, as the picks made now will not play in the league (the AMFL – Art Monk Football League) until they have completed their rookie season in the NFL.
I cant wait until September. Anyone got any comments on my picks?