As we approach the 2011 NFL Draft, the comments and accolades are still coming in fast and furious from our inaugural 2010 NFL Draft blog. It goes to show you what calling an evangelical Christian Quarterback a douche can do for you. In fact calling Tim Tebow out proved to be so successful in drawing readers to this blog that I’m already looking for relevant ways to minimize Cam Newton’s forthcoming NFL career. But I haven’t yet found the perfect word to describe last year’s Heisman Trophy winner and leader of the National Champion Auburn Tigers. And I need to act quickly, because Newton’s pro career is going to end quicker than Snoop Doggy Dogg’s first take in 2001’s Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle.
Of course my quarterback picks last year were spot on. As I accurately predicted Sam Bradford couldn’t handle the NFL, Colt McCoy proved he has no business in the league and Tim Tebow didn’t start a game. So with that kind of track record behind me, I go into this year’s draft with the same level of misguided confidence that allowed “Jersey Shore’s” Mike “The Situation” whatever his last name is to think he actually could tell jokes during the Donald Trump Roast and then leave the stage truly believing he killed it.
This draft blog is not for those who merely want stats and ad nauseum analysis. One can certainly find that on a plethora of sites throughout the net. You want high-quality in-depth analysis? WalterFootball.com does a good job. You want your full range of combine results? Go no further than FFToolbox.com. You want a solid overview, simply take a peek at the draft board at CBS Sportsline. And if you want a whole bunch of information and mock drafts that will be completely useless and largely inaccurate? Rest assured Mel Kiper is back again for the 789th consecutive year.
But if you truly want to enjoy and understand the NFL Draft. If you truly want to be able to drop chicken nuggets worth of information at your NFL Draft Party. If you truly want to know just enough to enjoy the draft, but not so much as to truly get angry after the Bills fuck it up again, you need not read any further than Doug’s NFL Draft World.
This year, in addition to our position by position analysis, we’ll be adding three (3) podcasts leading up to this year’s draft on April 28th as well as tweeting live during the draft. The tweets will likely be focused on things that have nothing to do with the draft…Eric Cantor’s hair, the future of nuclear energy in the states, why that David Plotz on Slate’s Political Gabfest is such a fucking downer…but they’ll all take place during the draft so the odds of you reading something relevant are at a minimum 50%.
We have upgraded the BK-o-Meter this year to include “short temper” and “unwillingness to change” as part of his ranking system while the mysterious but highly accurate DDI rating remains flawlessly intact.
So while this draft blog has become so popular it can no longer be your information source sleeper – the way Fordham’s Isa Abdul-El Quddus will sneak up to the line to offer quality run support once he gets to the pros – we’re confident they’ll be a panini’s worth of knowledge to be gained if you check in with us every day.
Watch how Isa sneaks up on that panini – it has no chance!
So read and enjoy the 2011 version of Doug’s NFL Draft World and get prepared to encompass some draft day savvy.