Well, here we are again. The NFL draft. I remember years ago, when the NFL draft was nothing. It was something that most people didn’t pay attention to. You simply woke up the next morning and found out who your team picked. Now the NFL draft is an ordeal. For the last three months, if not longer, we’ve been building up to today. Who’s going number one? Who’s the best quarterback in the draft? Will Johnny Manziel go in the top five?
I’m sorry, maybe I’m too old. I doubt you can say I’m too wise. I just can’t get excited over the draft. Probably half the quarterbacks drafted end up flaming out. It doesn’t matter if you’re drafted in the first round or the fifth. There’s a high likelihood that you’re not gonna become Joe Montana, Tom Brady or even Tony Romo. Look at recent quarterbacks who have been drafted, like Ryan Tannehill, Jake Locker and a few others. I’m sorry, but it’s hard for me to get excited. Also, the fact that my team, the Dallas Cowboys, have Jerry Jones at the helm really points the fact that he will screw up the draft as he’s done every year for the last 10 years.
I will not be sitting at the edge of my seat. I will not be waiting with bated breath. Let’s see how these guys begin to play in preseason. Let’s see how they fit into a scheme. Then, and only then, will I generate a little bit of excitement for rookies.