With four more days until the 2014 NFL Draft, anticipation is beginning to soar. The NFL decided to push back this year’s draft. Last year around this time, teams would have already spent their picks, and fans would now harbor feelings of excitement or disappointment. For teams destined to have a bad draft, they bought themselves time from their fan base’s quarrel. For other teams who appear on the cusp of a big 2014, their fan base is anxiously awaiting the rookies to enter their franchise, and upgrade the team.
Some people may have taken the NFL Draft for granted. It’s been hell waiting, and hoping, and questioning and debating what will happen. Monday would not be the start of a new workweek, instead one day closer to May 8th!
In Philadelphia, all eyes are on head coach Chip Kelly and general manger Howie Roseman. Are they going to really “pick the best available person” regardless of the position, or are they to give the offense a new toy to throw to? Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive coordinator Billy Davis shows patience and flexibility, but he undoubtedly wants some help on his side of the ball as well – will the first round pick oblige the second year Eagles coordinator? Time will tell – well, four days to be exact.
As for the competition, the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys pick 12 and 16 respectfully, while the Washington Redskins have the number 2 – whoops, never mind. Ah well. Whom will the Giants and Cowboys add to their 2014 roster and how will their first round selection impact the season?
No question, Chip Kelly is going to pick an absolutely stud. Fresh from graduating college and advancing to the majors, Kelly has a distinct advantage on scouting this year’s rookies – and he will pull the trigger on the right guy, whether offense, defense or special teams. Although, if the Eagles do select a special teams player with their first round pick – which sadly is so coo-coo I fear it’s a possibility – he better play for the next 20-25 years at an All-Pro level! I should stop now before I really start believing that …
Everything – and I mean everything – has been covered regarding possible draft day decisions because of the extra time allotted to contemplate the possibilities. There is nothing more to write on it, or nothing new to say for interviews. Nothing. And quite frankly – the people are ready to get this show on the road.