The 2010 NFL Draft has been an adventure thus far.
The Falcons went for Sean Weatherspoon early, making a pick many of us had expected for weeks, if not months. With the exception of a few around these parts, pretty much everyone think he'll be at minimum a solid pro.
That's not so much the case with Kentucky defensive tackle Corey Peters, who has sharply divided the fanbase between those who think he's going to suck out loud and those who think he....well, that he won't suck. No one's calling him the next great NFL defensive tackle at this point. He was followed by Mike Johnson, a more generally popular pick as a guard from Alabama but a pick some have questioned.
I think what we're learning here, once again, is that this team drafts via a needs-based philosophy and refuses to deviate from it. I think we're also learning that what Thomas Dimitroff and his merry band of front office personnel think is a need is drastically different than what the fans think. At the end of the day, while we fans put a lot of time into our research, we've got to trust that the Comrade is doing the right thing. Thus far, very few of his picks before the latest rounds have been a disappointment, small sample size aside.
But today we've got a bunch of picks in the lower rounds and plenty of depth concerns we can address with them. Given how weird this draft has been so far, I'm not even going to attempt to guess at what we might select, but look for the Falcons to at least glance at offensive line again, defensive end if there's any decent ones left, and wide receiver at some point. If they draft three straight kickers and a free safety, well, I give up. It's the sensible thing to do.
Let's have a good Saturday morning, all!