the more i think about tonight the more i wonder if they go offense 2x. wr depth is such they can take a lineman in the 2nd and a wr in the 3rd, but a guy like randle would really help the offense. as long as they draft good players i'll be happy. there are so many whining about filling this need or that need. the best teams draft good players and let those guys win games. then you fill the remaining needs around them. and over time you wind up with fewer needs since your goal is to draft good players rather than draft positions.
As we suspected, Melvin Ingram's short arms were they key in the Jets being turned off by him. From Glauber:
Lot of Jets fans preferred Melvin Ingram over Quinton Coples. Team had some concerns about Ingram's short arms, which could limit pass rush.
Rex coming up on ESPN........
Bruschi and Mangini supported the pick
Rex on NFL Network said that Mike sent him down to UNC to scout Coples and that the pick in the war room was "unanimous"
Rex citing coach changes after junior year and switching from right end to left end as reasons that Coples got off to a slow start in his senior year. Also said what I said before that 7.5 sacks in an off year is still 7.5 sacks
Could Glenn now that he went.home be there at our pick?????
UPDATED APR 27, 2012 2:01 PM ET
Rutgers wideout Mohamed Sanu thought he was receiving the phone call he dreamed about his whole life during the NFL Draft only to find out he was the victim of a cruel prank.
The Rutgers wide receiver was watching Thursday night's first round closely when his phone rang and the voice on the other end, claiming to be from the Bengals, told him the team was about to select him with the 27th pick, SI.com reported Friday.
Sanu's agent, Mike McCartney, immediately tweeted the news as the 22-year-old receiver — projected as a second- or third-round pick — began celebrating with family and friends.
But the party came to an abrupt halt as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stepped to the podium at New York's Radio City Music Hall and announced Cincinnati had selected Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler.
"This is a great kid, I guarantee you, and someone played a cruel joke on him," McCartney told SI.com. "It is unreal that someone would do that, but it happened."
The Rutgers' star appeared to be taking the mean-spirited prank in stride Friday, writing on Twitter, "Thank God for giving me another day and another opportunity to chase my dream ... #thankfulandblessed."
Sanu's fortunes are expected to turn around quickly with the second and third rounds getting underway Friday night at 7 p.m. ET.