Today has been, and will continue to be, a busy day. That being said, I'm going to unload some quick thoughts for this story. They will be fragmented, they will be entertaining, but there is no guarantee they show my intelligence. Let's go.
Jacksonville Jaguars fans seem to have a certain infatuation with Christian Ponder that I'm not sure he deserves. I'll give some credit here though, he's a much, much better prospect than Tebow was. That being said, I've still got Kaepernick higher.
Speaking of Kaepernick, has he fallen off the radar or what? I haven't heard much news about him for awhile now. That may be a function of all the other pro days going on right now.
Let's stick with the quarterback theme. How much can a guy really move up teams' value boards at this point? I feel like we value pro days and the like much too heavily. The scouts look more deeply into game film than we give credit for.
Moving on, this is indeed April Fools Day, plan accordingly.
I've been reading through "experts'" mock drafts, and it jumps out at me that there seems to be no level of consistency. Perhaps mocks aren't all that valuable, but I think we already knew that.
Wayne Weaver doesn't get enough credit for his patience. This is a franchise that has had 2 head coaches since its inception in 1995. (Of course, that's nothing compared to the Steelers who haven't fired a head coach since 1969.)
This year's draft class doesn't have the top end talent of last years' (Suh, Bradford), but it has great depth at certain positions (DT/DE, OLB, OL, QB).
It occurs to me that JDR wouldn't still be the head coach of the Jaguars if Peyton Manning were in a different division. It's like Mr. Weaver says, "hey, it's always abnormally tough to win a division with Peyton on the other team." I'm not saying that's wrong, but I think it's true.
The picture for this story probably helped a few of you make your decision to click the jump.
I wonder if a Friday "thought drop" is really a good idea. Hopefully this stimulates some constructive conversation in the comments. See ya back here on Monday.