Draft Day 1

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1 – IND – QB Andrew Luck

2 – WAS – QB Robert Griffin III

3 – CLE – RB Trent Richardson

4 – MIN – OT Matt Kalil

5 – JAX –


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128 Responses to Draft Day 1

  1. Tommy Lawlor says:

    The Browns trade makes sense. Go get the great RB if that is what your team is built for.

  2. Tommy Lawlor says:

    Luck’s voice cracks me up. I would love to hear him say “It puts the lotion in the basket…”.

  3. Aussie Ro says:

    G’day from Australia. Let’s see a big haul today!!!

    • Tommy Lawlor says:

      G’day back to you. I love the fact NFL fans are all over and everyone is stoked for the draft. Awesome.

      • Aussie Ro says:

        Definitely stoked. I love this stuff, the NFL generates more buzz around the draft then any other sport.

        I’ve read all your posts, I know the prospects, I’m ready for the Eagles to clean up tonight!

  4. Jyot says:

    Am I the only one praying that RGIII busts?

  5. Joe says:

    RT @RichCimini: Chandler Jones update: Agent Ethan Locke tells ESPN’s Sal Pal that Eagles are calling about Jones. #Jets

    • Jyot says:

      Seems a bit early for the Eagles to be calling agents/players to tell them they’re the pick, no? Andrew Brandt says teams call agents/players all the time on draft day, just to make sure they have the right phone numbers.

  6. Steve says:

    So many trades… things moving quickly this year.

  7. NFLGimpy says:

    Cowboys up to 6. Gotta be for Cox.

  8. Jyot says:

    Dallas trades up to 6…if they take Cox I will cry.

  9. Jyot says:

    Claiborne to Dallas…..ouch.

  10. NFLGimpy says:

    Looks like Dallas is gonna take Claiborne. Epic CBs for them.

    Damnit ESPN, don’t ruin the pick!!!!

  11. Matt Alkire says:

    ESPN? Put the Network on. Better coverage.

    Cox still on the board, beautiful.

    On Sal Pal – it would be the first time ever that he’d be right. That said, not happy if the Birds take Chandler over a few other guys.

  12. Aussie Ro says:

    The Rams are building up a ridiculously large haul of picks over the next 3 years

    • NFLGimpy says:

      3 2nd round picks. 33, 39, and 45. That’s a lot of talent, should get at least 2 day 1 starters out of top 4 picks.

  13. begatts says:

    Tommy, I don’t get Cleveland moving up for TR. Minnesota wasn’t taking a RB why not stay at #4 and still get the guy you want? What am I missing?

    • NFLGimpy says:

      Tampa was trying to move up, or at least Minnesota convinced them they were. You give them a little to switch picks to protect the guy they want from being taken by another team.

    • begatts says:

      Did CLE fear another team moving into the #3 to take TR?

  14. begatts says:

    A little high for Barron?

  15. begatts says:

    Gotta like what STL has done, understanding they need players. They have three 2nds this year and two 1’s next year.

  16. NFLGimpy says:

    Cox and Kuechly still on the board!! If they both make it back Buffalo and KC it seems certain we get one.

  17. Steve says:

    Barron going early helps push guys down to us, Im happy about it.

  18. Matt Alkire says:

    C’mon. Take Coples. GM and HC just visited him a few days ago.

  19. Matt Alkire says:


  20. Jyot says:

    Gilmore to Buffalo…Cox still on the board

  21. begatts says:

    Sorry Tommy! : (

    We’ll have to wait another year for a 1st round LB. Too bad, it would have been nice to see exactly what AR would have done had LK been on the board.

  22. Matt Alkire says:

    Kansas City is not passing on Cox. It ain’t happening.

    I just have one question — could we have moved up like the Cowboys did for just a 2nd rounder and have gotten Cox? If so, why didn’t we?

    I’m dying over here.

  23. Steve says:

    eff the panthers.

  24. Matt Alkire says:

    Schefter tweeting the picks is pissing me off. I don’t want to know them. There were rules put in place for a reason dude. Follow them.

  25. begatts says:

    With Gilmore gone and Cox likely to go prior to #15, I’m prepared for the Eagles to trade down.

  26. Jyot says:

    Matt, it’s gonna be Poe I think.

  27. NFLGimpy says:

    Ugh, pick just got ruined for me. Won’t do it for you guys, but at least know you’ll be happy.

  28. Matt Alkire says:

    I don’t follow him Anders. Everyone else is re-tweeting him I do follow. LOL.

  29. Aussie Ro says:


  30. Matt Alkire says:

    Poe? Wow.

    I definitely understand it, but wouldn’t have done it.

  31. begatts says:

    Eagles going to go get Cox!!

  32. Jyot says:

    Eagles trade with Seahawks.


  33. Aussie Ro says:

    Eagles next. Please COX!

  34. Aussie Ro says:

    Cmon Baby!

  35. NFLGimpy says:


  36. NFLGimpy says:

    114th and 172nd picks to trade up. We traded a 4th and 6th. Yes!!!!

  37. begatts says:

    I didn’t get Luke. I need me some Fletcher Cox!!

  38. tfor3 says:

    Gotta be Cox. Howie playing some poker tonight(had me sweating)

  39. NFLGimpy says:

    Epic job by Eagles FO. Epic. They get their top guy and only trade a 4th and 6th. This reminds me of sitting tight for Bunk.

  40. NFLGimpy says:

    FYI, Eagles tweeted the pick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. begatts says:


  42. NFLGimpy says:

    HELL YEAH!!!!!!!! COX!!!!

  43. Matt Alkire says:

    This is so sexy.

    I wish I turned in my first mock that I chickened out of. Had us trading up to 5 for him. LOL.

  44. Aussie Ro says:

    Thank You Howie

  45. NFLGimpy says:

    Dude, Jamar Chaney was tweeting Cox earlier today. haha.

  46. begatts says:

    This is truly the first time I’ve been happy with an Eagles 1st round pick since Bunkley.

  47. Dragon_Eagle says:

    We all needed that after hearing of Dawk’s retirement and the Asante debacle-trade.

  48. Matt M says:

    Bucs fan here GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! Barron? Seriously? I’m disgusted Dallas gets best CB in the draft and we take Barron 6-10picks early. Well, we do need a physical safety to cover Jimmy Graham and Greg Olsen and Tony Gonzalez.

    Props to you guys calling the Cox to Eagles! Man that’s quite impressive.

  49. NFLGimpy says:

    And Schefter just ruined the Cardinals pick. Unfollowed.

  50. begatts says:

    Larry Fitzgerald made that pick. Kolb licking his chops!

  51. NFLGimpy says:

    Melvin Ingram still on the board. Crazy.

  52. Matt Alkire says:

    i’m eating wings give me a minute

  53. begatts says:

    Still no DEs off the board yet. That’s unusual most years.

  54. Matt Alkire says:


  55. NFLGimpy says:


  56. begatts says:

    WTF?!?!? Irvin is the first DE off the board?? Reach much Pete Carroll?

  57. NFLGimpy says:

    Well, I said the Seahawks needed a pass rusher and that’s what Irvin is.

  58. NFLGimpy says:

    Shady and current Pitt WR Devin Street are laughing at the Seahawks pick. They know Irvin probably isn’t top 15 good.

  59. knighn says:


  60. begatts says:

    Look at how the board shook out, did the Eagles need to move up? Just sayin.

    • NFLGimpy says:

      Let’s assume they were wrong and Cox fell to them at 15.

      They spent a 1st, 4th, and 6th and got their guy. I’ll spend that any day on Cox.

  61. ToastJenkins says:

    So where do they move up for Fleener, Matt?

  62. Joe says:

    Dave just said that Andy was supposed to come into the studio, but went back upstairs.

  63. Matt Alkire says:

    Wings are done. Sticky hands.

    Chicago – DeCastro, Glenn, Mercilus?

    It’s turning out Reiff’s value is what I thought it was before I read others’ mock drafts – late 1st round.

  64. Matt Alkire says:

    Move up to for Fleener? Not sure how high you’d want to get. Denver probably.

    No DTs worth taking anymore.

  65. NFLGimpy says:

    New England just traded up with Cinci.

  66. Joe says:

    Id like to get back up for Hill

  67. Matt Alkire says:

    Gimp got another pick. Bastard.

  68. Matt Alkire says:

    Joe – It’d be for Fleener. Just heard the Eagles are done for the night though.

  69. Joe says:

    Dave just said they have 27 players with 1st round grades and they are not ruling out a trade up. Andy will join the show after the 1st round is over.

  70. Rhinoddd50 says:

    Good pick by the Lions. Protect Stafford.

  71. Rhinoddd50 says:

    Nice picks back to back by Lions and Steelers

  72. Joe says:

    2 defenders for new england.

  73. Matt Alkire says:

    Only have the chance to get 4 more picks right in my mock. C’mon, help me out here Houston, Baltimore, San Fran and New York.

  74. Matt Alkire says:

    Only 3 left. Crap.

  75. BigEFly says:

    Wow, this 1st round went fast. Surprising. All NFCE teams did well so far. Will give Jimmy some opportunity for some good comments.

    • McMVP says:

      Dallas got a great CB prospect, but had to cough up a 2nd. We know what Washington gave up to move 2 spots. Eagles also spent picks…but just a 4th and 6th.

      But yeah…no real head scratchers…great prospects coming to the NFCE

      Will Giants target Fleener?

  76. Matt Alkire says:

    Remind me never to listen to Tony Pauline on draft rumors again. He’s 0 for the draft.

  77. NFLGimpy says:

    LOL @ Vikings.

  78. Matt Alkire says:

    Tampa – Doug Martin or Mo Sanu – book it.

  79. Matt Alkire says:

    Huge reaches by SF, Seattle and Minnesota. Huge.

  80. Matt Alkire says:

    Actually, I shouldn’t say book it. The Barron pick wasn’t a Schiano pick. Scratch that.

  81. Matt Alkire says:

    Ended up being right. There we go. Finally.

  82. Matt Alkire says:

    Well, the Giants could help me out and draft Coby Fleener, but I’d be pissed not to get him.

    So, don’t do it.

  83. Joe says:

    Colts will take Fleener tomorrow dont you think?

  84. Rhinoddd50 says:

    I think the Colts should draft Fleener. They need to surround Luck with some weapons.

    • NFLGimpy says:

      That’s a pretty common trend but it seems like picks of that nature never happen even though they seem so logical. Keep in mind Bruce Arians is their OC and while Fleener isn’t a bad blocker, Arians had Heath Miller for a long time over in Pittsburgh. He may want a great blocker who can be a good short to intermediate TE as opposed to a split the seam, red zone target. Heath has a total of 4 touchdowns in the past 2 seasons and never more than 7.

  85. Stephon Bone'alot says:

    bravo on the mock drafts, as far as player pick at ranks, pretty spot on and with the Philly trade up for Cox. who could have guessed the trades! Best first round Iv seen in awhile, really exciting, even though my ravens traded out, might still grab upshaw..should be interesting

  86. sCarecrow says:

    @ Tommy:
    Even People in Germany are following the draft (and by the way: your draft-site, too)! 🙂

  87. Illustrator76 says:

    I do not understand the logic behind the Lions passing on a falling David DeCastro in favor of Riley Reiff. Years ago the Lions really wanted to draft Steve Hutchinson, but Seattle picked him one spot ahead of us, so we ended up settling for Jeff Backus instead. Hutchinson went on to have a very great career, while Backus has been not-bad to serviceable. It seems like history is repeating itself, except that this time the Lions had a chance to get Hutchinson V.2, yet they passed on him for a guy who can’t play LT and had a poor showing at the combine. While I HATED the Nick Fairley pick last year, the Riley Reiff pick is more of a head scratcher because of DeCastro’s availability.

    What do you guys think?

  88. Rhinoddd50 says:


    You didn’t ask me but I thought the Lions were looking for help at OT, and they got one of the Top 3 in this draft in Reiff. I liked the pick for them. I think the Steelers made a great pick as well in DeCastro. I thought both teams made solid picks. If you are a Lions or a Steelers fan I think you should feel pretty good that your team was able to get 1 of the Top 3 OL at #23 and #24 without having to trade up.

    Time will tell if one made a better pick than the other.

    • Illustrator76 says:

      We need help on our entire Offensive Line other than LG – Rob Sims. That is why I felt we should have taken the best available Offensive Lineman at that point, which was David DeCastro. Stephen Peterman is a penalty machine at RG, and we need to establish our running game much better this season. I don’t absolutely hate the Riley Reiff pick, but you can’t pass on Steve Hutchinson 2.0 when you have as many holes on our O-Line as we do.

      • Rhinoddd50 says:

        Hey, DeCastro was my favorite OL after Kalil. But Reiff was my 3rd. I liked the pick. I understand the disappointment if you wanted DeCastro. But I think to make it sound like Reiff is some terrible piece of garbage is not accurate. I think he will be a quality football player for the Lions. As good as DeCastro is for the Steelers? Not sure.

        • Illustrator76 says:

          O.K. conversation over with. No one said Reiff was a terrible piece of garbage. Stop fishing. I said he had short arms, can’t play LT and had a terrible combine (showing up overweight didn’t help), which was all true. The fact of the matter is that DeCastro was rated as a better prospect than Reiff was, so I felt we should have taken DeCastro instead, especially since he ended up falling right in our laps. Either way, I’m done.

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