Getting prepared for this week’s NFL draft, I began looking at some of our past draft stories here at LBS. At that point it became pretty clear to me that we have been pretty nails on our predictions. With that in mind, I’d like to pump up our credibility before the 2010 NFL draft gets underway on Thursday night. Here are some of the classic predictions/observations made at LBS to convince you we know what we’re talking about:
March 2nd, 2007: Oakland Raiders Don’t NEED to Take Quinn or Russell. We said:
Talk to any draft expert and it’s case closed, signed sealed delivered, Raiders are taking Quinn or Russell. I ask the question however, why?
How great was Brady Quinn against USC? In any Bowl Game? Against Michigan? Is he mobile enough to survive in the NFL with a horrifically brutal offensive line?
Further, 3 interceptions against good defenses like Florida and Tennessee worry me, as does [JaMarcus Russell's] 265lb out of shape frame. What does it show about your work ethic and motivation if you can’t get in shape when the top pick of the draft millions of dollars are at stake?
June 27th, 2007: I Would Take Kevin Durant (over Greg Oden). What we said: