In the next few days specifically on Thursday, teams from around the league will draft the future of their franchises. Unlike in fantasy football if you draft a player and they don’t pan out you always have next year, in this case if these players don’t pan out then its 10-15 years of bad football. As a football fan, I am one of those that sits for 3 days and watches his team (the patriots) make good move after good move but for other teams that is not always the case (see Ryan Leaf).
This week we have two teams who are on the down, this being the Colts and the weary Redskins who haven’t had a legitimate superstar or any positive thing to cheer about for many years now. Both these teams have a decision to make between the very talented RG3 and the NFL superstar lock that is Andrew Luck. I believe that there will be no contest that luck is picked 1st but I can honestly say that I wish it was RG3. The guy has talent that I have never seen before and has the personality that is needed to become the face of the NFL. His rocket arm and his ability to move in the pocket is what I believe sets him apart from luck, and should cement him as number 1 but I am not the one choosing.
This is the first year that I have seen the draft and thought “wow either team is getting a no bust player” and I am honestly excited to see how these two guys pan out. Who knows in 10 years we could say that these two were the best 1,2 pick in NFL Draft history. For now, both teams can only hope and pray that I am right and that the money they spend pans out to super bowls and huge ticket sales. The NFL more than any league is a ” better hope you guess right” business because one bad decision can affect you for years ( Raiders Jamarcus Russel). In some cases its the opposite and the draft can be the set up for a phenomenal story like Tom Brady who had 6 Qbs taken before him and is now one of the best QBs in the league with 3 super bowls to his name. It’s that unpredictability and excitement of the future that make draft day what it is, the most important day of the year for teams and fans alike. I know I will be watching what about you?