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The mad dash that was round 1

For an NFL draft, that was an outright sprint, but now that it’s over, what did we learn...?

1) The first 2 picks were, well...they were the same 2 picks that were advertized for the last couple of months.

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2) The Browns really liked Trent Richardson – enough to jump from #4 to #3 to ensure that they got him.

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3) Tampa really liked Mark Barron, who was projected in the 12~20 range, up at 7.

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4) Dallas got something of a steal with the best cover CB to come out in the last couple years at #6 overall.

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5) Any thoughts of Barron, Kuechly, Gilmore or Floyd falling to Cincy quickly vanished when they were taken at #7, #9, #10 and #13....although DeCastro took an unexpected tumble

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6) J’ville managed to snag an elite weapon for Gabbert. It will be interesting to see if Gabbert improves any this year, now having an actual WR to throw at.

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7) Miami will be looking for a franchise QB again in a couple years in the 2014 or 2015 draft.

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8) KC won the annual “grab the unproductive player who had an awesome combine” award with their pick of Poe who looked like a beast in workouts after a mediocre career.

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9) St Louis must have a lot of holes to fill, as they traded down, and down, and down...

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10) Arizona now has 2 very good WR’s in Fitz and Floyd. If they only had a QB, their passing offense would be dangerous.

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11) “Colt McCoy, welcome to bench”. I’m assuming they drafted Chris Weinke Jr (older QB who can start now) not to sit & develop until he is 30, but to start now. That seems to imply that McCoy is not their man.

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12) Seattle made the biggest “huh” move of the day by taking Bruce Irvin.

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13) NY Jets had a great talent fall to them, but it is interesting that after failing with an elite athlete at DE in V Gohston (who was actually very productive in college), to see if they have more success with Coples, who could potentially be as big of a bust as Golston.

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14) The Bengals really did not like David DeCastro, Cordy Glenn, or Riley Reiff for their O-Line. They passed on them once at #17 and then traded down out of #21 when they fell to them again. They also didn’t like Melvin Ingram - a projected top 10 talent who fell to them at #17. The Dre pick got mixed reactions on Cincy Jungle. With his good presense and tackling but questions about his elite speed & ball skills...i wonder if they took him to play safety, since he doesn’t seem like an elite shutdown corner? Would probably be a good CB, but a better S?

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15) Pittsburgh continues to make great value picks, bolstering the trenches, with picks like M Pouncey, D DeCastro, C Heyward & E Hood.

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16) Houston needs a WR, but apparently didn’t feel the urge to overreach for a project like Hill.

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17) Zeitler generated a lot of wtf reactions here on Cincy Jungle when he was taken. The positives are that he never allowed a sack in his career, and is an immediate starter at RG. He also probably handles the big DT's from the AFCN better than DeCastro, but the negatives are that he probably isn’t athletic enough to become pro-bowler, and isn’t named DeCastro (which pissed a lot of people off here). But he will be good.

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18) Green Bay made a typical Green Bay 1st round pick – on defense & in the trenches. Lombardi would be proud :-)

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19) The whole Doug Martin debate can finally be put to bed. Tampa took him at #31 overall, with the Giants taking David Wilson at #32 overall. They both projected in the low 30’s, and that’s where they fell. L Miller projects in that grouping also, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go shortly after 7pm today.


This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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