I have not been this excited about the NFL draft in years. The Jets have #4 and the last week has been filled with discussions from Gang Green's faithful over who they should take.
The Texans made a sketchy decision late last night and decided to pick with Morris Williams (DE, N.C. State) at number one. Sure Williams is gonna be a Pro Bowl player at some point in his career, but Bush is pretty studly. Will the Jets trade up to #2 to get Reggie Bush? Or will the cash-scrapped New Orleans keep the pick and take the USC running back?
12:25pm... The Rooster called to say, "The Jets are gonna make a move!"
12:28pm... The Saints picked Reggie Bush (RB, USC) and he looked so disappointed. As one Jets fan in the upper deck of Radio City Music Hall mouthed, "Booooooo! What the fuck happened?"
12:29pm... Derek mentioned that the Bush case isn't closed, "The Jets can still make a trade for Bush."
12:35pm... Vince Young (QB, Texas) went to the Tennessee Titans. Wow. "Matt Lienart just lost millions," said Derek.
12:36pm... The Jets are on the clock...
12:47pm... The Jets fans at the draft seem to like their pick D'Brickashaw Ferguson (OT, Virginia), who got named after the priest in the Thorn Birds. The Jets needed to fill holes on the offensive line and Ferguson can step in right away. Plus, the Jets can still get a QB later in the draft. Looks like Lienart might be Brett Favre's backup in Green Bay.
12:55pm... This is a true NYC sports day with the NFL Draft being held in MSG, Jets with a #4 pick, the Rangers-Devils playoff game in the Garden, the Nets NBA playoff game, and the Yankees are playing the BlueJays at Yankee Stadium. I'll be watching games all day on my brother's couch.
1:35pm... Matt Lienart (QB, USC) finally got picked by Arizona after he slipped to #10. The fans in the crowd shouted, "Overrated! Overrated!"
1:44pm... "Randy Johnoson sucks," mutered Derek.
4:35pm... The Yanks are romping the Bluejays 18-6, the Rangers coughed up a 1-0 first period lead to the Devils, and the Jets are on the clock with the 29th pick...
4:44pm... Jets fill another hole on the offensive line with Nick Mangold (C, Ohio St). They have another pick coming up at #35.
5:20pm... Rangers are down 3-1 on the verge of a sweep. The Yanks prevailed 17-6 (sounds like a football score) and the Jets traded their pick or a 2007 2nd round and the 53rd pick today. Derek wanted them to get Lindell White (RB, USC) instead of a trade. I'm watching the Diamondbacks-Giants game on mlb.tv.
6:42pm... The Jets traded up to #49 with Dallas to get Kellen Clemens (QB, Oregon).