April 26, 2007

Favorite Draft Moment #3

In case you haven't noticed, we love the NFL Draft. We're willing to admit, however, that it is not always the most...exciting...17 hours of non-stop offseason football coverage imaginable. There are times in the draft that are more entertaining than football itself.

One of those moments came 7 picks into the 2003 draft. The Vikings were on the clock but wanted to trade their pick to Baltimore at #10 and get extra picks. The clock wound down, 10 minutes, 5 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds, and still no pick. Then the clock struck zero and there was still no pick. Jacksonville was supposed to pick next and wasted no time rushing their pick in for Byron Leftwich (the player Baltimore wanted), then Carolina grabbed Jordan Gross. Finally, Minnesotta grabbed defensive tackle Kevin Williams.

Don't feel too bad for Baltimore, they picked up Terrell Suggs, one of the best young DEs in the league. A word of advice to the Vikings, missing the deadline to pick Brady Quinn this year may end up being the best mistake you'll ever make.

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