It would appear that the geniuses over at Pro Football Weekly have nothing better to do but work up mock drafts until the real draft starts later this month. And after that draft we'll get a few weeks of "grading the draft" and "fantasy drafts that we would have totally done instead of the real drafts". Ugh
It's enough to make you sick. Anyhow, they've released their latest mock draft for your approval. In return, I'm going to mock them for their efforts. Come, play along with me won't you?
The only focus in this year's draft is between the two number one quarterbacks available. Andrew Luck of Stanford fame, and Robert Griffin III of Baylor fame. The Colts owner, Jim Irsay, has been playing games via Twitter with the hearts and minds of both Colts and Redskins fans. With cryptic messages about who they might draft with the number one pick overall.
The Redskins faithful, however, are certain that RG3 is coming to Landover this month. So much so that fans in and around the DC Metro area have already purchased vanity license plates proclaiming their undying love for a man who's never stepped foot on an actual NFL field.
The PFW folks are now saying that Luck would be a better fit for Shanahan's system and the RG3 would be better in Indy. Why? What are they truly basing this decision on? Their style of play in the college system? I disagree. In fact, I think they're doing this just so people will give half a damn about the first two picks overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
At this point, it's a foregone conclusion to many that the Colts are taking Andrew Luck and the Redskins will pick Robert Griffin and both will struggle mightily on teams that have many more pressing issues than a starting quarterback. It's like hiring a general for your army before you've even recruited one soldier. What's the point?
2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis): Andrew Luck | QB | Stanford [ Jr. ]
The key to Mike Shanahan’s offense is knowing when and where to go with the ball. Having operated a very similar pro-style offense at Stanford to the one the Redskins employ, Luck could hit the ground running and give the Redskins the missing piece that has kept the offense on the runway during the Shanahan era.
Um, sure. That's the one piece of the puzzle that's been holding this team back for the last two decades. The quarterback. It's not the distinct lack of talent on the offensive line, the lack of consistency in the coaching position or the batshit crazy owner who wants flash and glitz instead of substance and victory.
I'd like to know what they're basing this assessment on. Luck could hit the ground running? Well, RG3 could hit the ground running. A few years back, Jason Campbell could hit the ground running. I could hit the ground running. I just wouldn't make for a very good quarterback on a professional football team.
Ignore the drama, and just wait. Argue with your beer drinking buddies, ogle the waitress and tip well. That's all you can really do until the draft is over with anyways.