So to wrap NFL draft day up for Boise State – two first rounders, then four more draftees taken in rounds 3-7, then five more signed before the end of the day as free agents. Beats anything we’ve done in the past.
Round 1, #19. Shea McClellin went to “Da Bears”. As a Packer fan this stings a little bit because I know Green Bay was eyeing him. So, did the Bears do it on purpose – get a great pass rusher to pressure Rodgers, and then rub a little salt in the wound? Prolly.
Round 1, #31. Doug Martin was picked up by Tampa Bay. This is arguably the best pick of the day (aside from the #1 and #2, of course). He will fit perfectly in their system.
Round 3, #81. Tyrone Crawford to Dallas. Damn. I’m really not a Cowboys fan (used to be, back during Landry and Staubach eras), so I’m not looking forward to cheering Tyrone on. On an interesting note, I read that Tyrone was considered the #2 pick overall for the CFL (he’s Canadian), but wanted to get a shot first in the NFL.
Round 5, #167. George Iloka to Cincinatti. I really don’t follow Cincy at all, but I guess the Bengals must need a great safety. They got one.
Round 6, #205. Billy Winn to the Cleveland Browns. I really don’t follow Cleveland at either. But, Billy does seem to fit in with the whole rugged Browns image. I guess we’ll see.
After the draft was over, Kellen Moore signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent. After I heard this it was like a bell went off in my head – it’s the perfect fit for him. Detroit currently has two QBs on the roster, so he’ll get a chance to play. He will be throwing to Titus Young again, which is actually kinda unfair for the Detroit secondary in practice.
Chase Baker signed with the Minnesota Vikings, Aaron Tevis with the New Orleans Saints, Tyler Shoemaker will be joining Doug Martin at the Buccaneers training camp, and Jarrell Root joins the Miami Dolphins.
All in all, a pretty good day to be a Bronco.