Saturday, April 26, 2008

2008 NFL Draft: Rounds 1 & 2

Round One, Pick 22: Felix Jones, RB - I'm not overly surprised given the Jerry Jones' connection but a little shocked given the fact that Rashard Mendenhall was sitting at that position as well as Mike Jenkins. I felt that picking Mike Jenkins at 22 would give you an option later on at 28 to pick the best of the remaining RB's. With that said, it's an upgrade over Julius Jones but still not an every down back. Barber and Felix will be joined together for a long time. But they got the thunder and lightning they were after. With all of that said, not picking Mendenhall was a mistake. Not as big as passing on Stephen Jackson, but still a mistake.

Round One, Pick 28: Mike Jenkins, CB - Although I am disappointed about Cromartie being taken, I realize that it was a bit unrealistic to get Dominique. Having said that, it was rumored that Mike Jenkins was the first corner back on the Cowboys' board. He has the tools necessary to become a very good corner in this league and the versatility to move to safety. 

Round Two, Pick 61: Martellus Bennett, TE - He's being compared to Antonio Gates. Obviously he's not at that level, at least now, but he has the ability to "box" out defenders and split out. 

Grade: B

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