By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 6:18 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Cowboys get USC tackle Tyron Smith, raising my average to .333 through the first nine picks.
(Hey, anyone remember I had the Raiders picking Rolando McClain last year? Anyone?)
Looked on TV as if Dallas was less enthuastic than most teams. Some actual perspective, perhaps? The whole, high-five, whoop-and-hollar thing seems a little ridiculous in draft rooms. All you did was turn in a card.
Jacksonville thought enough of Blaine Gabbert to move from No. 18 to No. 10 and give up its second-round pick in the process. The second-guessers will immediately wonder why they simply didn’t wait and possibly get Andy Dalton at No. 18.
Mike Mayock says Gabbert’s skill set compares favorably to Sam Bradford, last year’s No. 1 pick, but that his transition will be tougher because he played in a spread.
Seems to me Bradford played in a spread as well. Gabbert even invoked Bradford’s name at the combine as someone who made that transition.
Houston passing on Prince Amukamara with its incredibly porous pass defense in favor of Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt can only mean one thing _ the Titans are going to make a huge offer to Nnamdi Asomugha when free agency begins.
The Vikings and Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder . . . everyone who predicted quarterbacks would fly off the board deserves a pat on the back.
Colin Kaepernick, anyone?