All of the suspense surrounding where Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton ranks in the 2011 draft class ends in a week. And what are the New England Patriots going to do with six picks in the first three rounds.
The question is who will be watching…
I’m just as bothered as the next guy about the NFL Lockout and it’s impact on this year’s draft. Probably because picks can be traded but players cannot be moved until a new CBA is in place. It’s safe to say that I’m happy that the NFL Draft is still going to take place tonight – giving me a chance to talk football with some folks and there will be some movement involving the draft picks.
Another reason is because I love the reactions of the players and their parent(s) and siblings once their name has been called.
These young men have worked hard to get to this point in their lives and they all deserve this moment as do those that have supported them. So I’ll be tuned in – flipping between the draft, some baseball and NBA Playoffs with a box of Kleenex nearby.
The majority of which may be used once the Philadelphia Eagles make their selection at #23.