Happy Draft Day, kids. We are less than 12 hours away from the NFL Draft, and we've talked...and mocked...and talked some more about who we want, and why. Our opinions have changed, probably more than once, or maybe they haven't.
I latched on to Johnny Manziel like an Alabama tick early on, and I haven't let go. I like Teddy Bridgewater a lot, too, and I could live with Blake Bortles. But there's some guys on defense I'd like, too--C.J. Mosley, Khalil Mack (but he'll be long gone), or Darqueze Dennard.
But let's get all the predictions in one place. I want to find out two things from you, the Greatest Football Community On The Internet--who do you WANT, and who do you think the Vikings will select?
They could very well be one in the same person, so good on you. If not, give me two names, or you could also say they're going to trade. So here we go.
If they stay at 8, I want them to draft Manziel or Bridgewater. If they're both on the board, my pick is Manziel. What I think they'll do is trade down from 8, into the mid to high teens. Once they get on the clock again, I predict another trade into the low 20's. When they finally do pick, it'll be Derek Carr, but they'll have a nice cache of picks when it's all said and done.
DON GLOVER BONUS PREDICTION: So last night my father calls and chastises me for not picking up his prescription. (I had the ass chewing coming, don't get me wrong, but that's neither here nor there). So we're talking, and he the conversation turns towards the draft:
Dad: Hey the draft is tomorrow, right?
Me: Yeah, just the first round. Second and third round Friday, the rest Saturday.
Dad: Roger Goodson is an idiot. I saw on TV he might move this back again next year. He's really stupid.
Me: It's Goode--yeah, yeah he is.
Dad: So are the Vikings taking that football Johnny kid?
Me: I don't know. I hope so. I really like him.
Dad: They better.
Get on board the Johnny Manziel train, kids, BECAUSE DON GLOVER IS DRIVING, CHOO CHOO!!!!