I’m So Excited! – NFL Draft Open Thread

Khalil Mack, OLB

Khalil Mack, OLB

I haven’t been this optimistic about the Oakland Raiders since the beginning of the 2003 season.

Last night the Raiders used the fifth pick in the draft to select Khalil Mack, a linebacker from Buffalo, as their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. For obvious reasons I would have preferred LB Jadaveon Clowney, but many experts think Mack is actually better. The Raiders were surprised that he was still available when their turn came up and the didn’t hesitate to grab him.

The second round started today, and the Raiders used the fourth pick (36th overall) to grab QB Derek Carr from Fresno State. Carr set all kinds of passing records for the Bulldogs, including the records of his older brother David who preceded him at Fresno State and in the NFL. Derek Carr was considered by many experts to be a first round pick, so the Raiders got another steal. Plus he’s a local boy from Bakersfield.

I realize that the Raiders have a bad record when it comes to draft picks over the past couple decades, but the season is still several months away so I’m gonna go ahead and feel good for a little while.

This is an open thread.

Derek Carr, QB - Fresno State

Derek Carr, QB – Fresno State

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18 Responses to I’m So Excited! – NFL Draft Open Thread

  1. The Klown says:

    Now I’m gonna go get some KFC and beer and get ready for the SFGiants to #BeatLA again.

  2. threewickets says:

    Browns picked Johnny Manziel. I’m sure he’ll work out as well as Colt McCoy.

  3. votermom says:

    I can’t find it anymore, but last night there was a vine that was posted of Marcus Smith reacting to being the Eagle’s surprise 1st round draft. He found out watching it on tv at a bar.
    He seemed really overjoyed & overwhelmed.
    Seems like a nice guy.
    Found a pic which I think was right after

    • votermom says:

      Me too!
      Chip Kelly wasn’t kidding when he said he likes to pick players not just for athletic ability but for character.
      Thank goodness. I am so sick of brats on the Philly professional sports teams.

  4. The Klown says:

    ZOMG!!! The Koch Brothers Are Coming To Get Us!!!

    • DandyTIger says:

      Every time I think the Dem propaganda machine can’t get any crazier, they surprise me.

      • helenk3 says:

        don’t you wish you had the power of the Koch Brothers? they can change the weather. scare the democrats, not sure about leaping across tall buildings in a single bound.. Maybe they could do that.
        and all this time i thought it was backtrack that was going to calm the seas and all that.

        • 1539days says:

          I’d love to see the progs boycott everything the Koch brothers invest in. They literally would not be able to wipe their own asses if they did.

  5. 49erDweet says:

    They do seem to have the power to make grown men pee in their pants.

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