Morning Walkthrough: Draft fallout

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Morning Walkthrough: Draft fallout

The afterglow of a pretty good draft for the Super Bowl champs didn't last as Osi says the Giants are making him look like a "greedy pig."

Weird how Tim Tebow ended up on that NFL Network Top 100 list that the network breathlessly promoted, and he ended up right there in the 91-100 area right after the draft ended. What a boon!

I don't get what's complicated. You let Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy compete for the starting job. The 22nd overall pick is suddenly a layup to start Day 1 at any position, never mind quarterback? It's a quarterback competition, not a coronation.

My buddy Jerry Thornton said that drafting Tavon Wilson in the second round was "one of those power moves where Belichick, after appeasing the masses in Round 1, rubs his ass against a tree to mark his territory and remind us whos at the top of the food chain around here."

I understand maybe finding love at the Senior Prom. The Vikings fell in love at the Senior Bowl.

Brady’s pre-draft Facebook post tries to provide some inspiration to picks

Brady’s pre-draft Facebook post tries to provide some inspiration to picks

Pick No. 199 in 2000 tried to provide a little inspiration to the next generation of NFL draftees before the first selection Thursday night. 

Remember: they can't measure heart. Whether you're picked first, last or not at all, YOU decide what happens next, every day. Good luck!!!

Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

Bills trade down, land a corner to help replace Gilmore

Bills trade down, land a corner to help replace Gilmore

Give the Bills some credit. On Thursday night they made the kind of move that even Bill Belichick might stand up and applaud. 

With an opportunity to sit at No. 10 overall and draft any number of players -- perhaps a quarterback not named Mitch Trubisky, perhaps the consensus top corner in the draft Marshon Lattimore -- they took advantage of the Chiefs' interest in Texas Tech gunslinger Pat Mahomes and traded out.

What they ended up with was the No. 27 overall pick, Kansas City's first-rounder next year, and an addition third-round pick this year. 

A corner-needy team after Stephon Gilmore signed with the Patriots as a free agent this offseason, the Bills watched Lattimore come off the board at No. 11 overall to the Saints. They also saw Alabama corner Marlon Humphrey head to Baltimore with the No. 16 overall pick.

But Buffalo held tight at No. 27 and still picked up one of the better cover men in this year's class. LSU's Tre'Davious White is the kind of player that new Bills head coach Sean McDermott believes will help solidify his secondary. 

"He plays inside, he plays outside, he's also a returner in terms of the special teams value," he told reporters, via Matt Fairburn of NewYorkUpstate.com, "so we feel good about it."

White is 5-foot-11, 192 pounds and was a four-year starter for the Tigers. Though he may have issues helping in run support, he seems ready to check talented wideouts at the next level after compiling a backlog of good experience against tough receivers in the SEC.

The pick wrapped up the night for Patriots competitors in the AFC East. All three clubs opted to go with players who will try to slow down Tom Brady and his offensive teammates twice next year.

The Dolphins went with a pass-rusher while the Jets picked up arguably the best defensive back in the class.