We're on the clock
The folks at Sports Illustrated contacted us this week to ask whether we'd be willing to participate in an online mock draft with writers from around the country on SI.com.
To make it as real as possible, the picks were actually made while us writers were on the clock. It's being unveiled right now on the site. Click here to see the full draft.
Rick Stroud and I both agreed on our pick: turns out, Mike Jenkins from South Florida was available, so we promptly gobbled him up. I'm not convinced he'll actually be there for the Bucs on Saturday, but I bet they wouldn't mind if our little experiment turned out to be a foreshadowing.
My thinking on the pick was that, if I'm a general manager, I don't like these any of these receivers enough to reach for them in the first round. I'd rather come back and take what's available at that position in Round 2. I thought there was more value in taking a cornerback with Jenkins' skills and complete package than a receiver who may or may not pan out.
Hey, it's just one man's opinion.