Once the expected happened with the first two picks, the real fun began. Alabama, who has been the bully of the first round in years past was shown who was boss when Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa was taken with the third pick. The new bully on the block didn’t stop there either. They placed another player with the very next pick in running back Ezekiel Elliott.
It’s funny how so many people have said the Cowboys were trying to get back to playing the way they did two years ago with DeMarco Murray in the backfield… because I see what they’ve done is really a throwback to the days of Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin. With the top shelf offensive line they now employ and the combo of Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, they well could rival the Cowboy trio of old. However, they’ll have to win a championship (or two) to gain the same level of notoriety.
New bully on the playground, Ohio State, also landed corner Eli Apple to the NY Giants at #10, tackle Taylor Decker to Detroit at No. 16 and linebacker Darron Lee to the NY Jets at #20. Many believe other Ohio State players Michael Thomas, Von Bell, Braxton Miller and Joshua Perry will all be soon to follow.
Shunned tackle Laremy Tunsil turned the draft into a TMZ event when he decided to put on a “bong-mask” as Mike Golic of the Mike & Mike show has coined it. Tusil brought this on himself and lost millions in the process of watching his draft stock drop from the first four to No. 13.
Thinking back to the neighborhood playground reminds me of so many basic feelings. Especially when I watch someone like Myles jack sit through not being picked while a camera is stuck in his face all night long to see if he’s gong to… what? Cry? I don’t know why they do that. It’s really flat out rude. The puppet master holding a reality show of every move or non-move made on the playground, Roger Goodell, is making me like him even less when I didn’t think that was possible. His comment about Laremy Tunsil’s experience of falling in the draft,
"“I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.”"
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