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Todd McShay Strikes Again

April 30, 2009

Everyone knows my love for Todd McShay. Seriously, he makes everything at ESPN more enjoyable for me in some sort of twisted way. Therefore, whenever the suits let him do an ESPNinsider post, I’m all over it.

Todd has just released his 2010 mock draft and needless to say, it’s must read material. Not only does he have SEVEN players from the Big 12 going in the first SEVEN picks, he has NINE Big 12 players going in the top TEN.
1. St. Louis Rams — Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
2. Cleveland Browns — Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3. Detroit Lions — Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
4. Oakland Raiders — Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
5. Kansas City Chiefs — Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
6. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) — Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
7. Jacksonville Jaguars — Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
8. San Francisco 49ers — Taylor Mays, S, USC
9. Green Bay Packers — Adam Ulatoski, OT, Texas
10. San Francisco 49ers (from CAR) — Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas
Back when I broke down Ndamukong Suh’s draft dilemma, I didn’t really expect him to shoot up to as high as #2. All I know is that when LSU’s DT Glenn Dorsey went #5 to the Chiefs in 2008, he signed a five year, $51 million dollar contract with $23 million guaranteed. You’re a smart man, Ndamukong.

Todd McShay Gets Owned By Mel Kiper (Again)

February 27, 2009

You could say that our love for Todd McShay here has been kind of bittersweet over the years. On one hand, we hate him. On the other hand, we don’t know how we could ever get a good laugh on ESPN without him. In the following video, ‘Todd the Bod’ takes on NFL draft guru Mel Kiper about who should be the #1 pick in the upcoming draft.

I love this argument: McShay says, “you’re going to have pay the quarterback more than you are going to have to pay Aaron Curry at #1. You and I both know that.”

Saving money by taking a linebacker or offensive lineman instead of quarterback at #1? Really?

The 2008 #1 pick, offensive tackle Jake Long, signed a 5 year, $57.5 million dollar contract with $30 million guaranteed. The 2007 #1 pick, quarterback JaMarcus Russell, signed a 6 year, $68 million dollar contract with $31 million guaranteed. The 2006 #1 pick, defensive end Mario Williams, signed a 6 year, $54 million dollar contract with $26 million guaranteed. The 2005 #1 pick, quarterback Alex Smith, signed a 6 year, $49.5 million dollar contract with $24 million guaranteed.

As Kiper said, “if you think you are saving a lot of money by taking an offensive tackle or someone else over Matthew Stafford at #1, that’s a ridiculous argument.”

Secondly, the last linebacker to be taken #1 was Aundray Bruce back in 1988 by the Falcons. I’m pretty sure the Lions don’t need the next Aundray Bruce to be the face of their struggling franchise.

ESPN’s NFL draft coverage was already crowded enough with one analyst. Now, we have Todd McShay who looks like he needs a fake i.d. to buy beer for his frat buddies trying to argue with a guy who started Kiper Enterprises at the age of 21 and has been consulting NFL teams and agents for almost 25 years. The bottom line is that anytime you are arguing a guy who is referencing ‘the late, great John Butler‘ about the NFL draft, you have problems.