So Sheldon Richardson has had one hell of a year with the New York Jets. He's played so well, in fact, that the rookie thinks he'd be the No. 1 overall pick if we could all go back in time. We can't (yet), and so Richardson will forever be referred to as a No. 13 overall selection.
Still, so we're prepared for when the flux capacitor becomes a non-fictional aparatus, we've gone ahead and re-drafted the first round from last April...
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Sheldon Richardson, DL, Missouri
Not a chance that Marty Mayhew would take a CB, not named Peterson, this high. It'd still be Ziggy.
It's nice to see the love for the Lions' picks this year. They really are an outstanding bunch. Add in Fauria and LaWaddle, both CFA, and this is the sort of class that makes champions. What a pity that Schwartz lacks the flexibility of mind to see when he needs to change course. A man's virtues are often his undoing. Undone by his stubbornness.
I dont know about Goodwin in there. I've watch all the Bills games and while he's been good, he's not first round worthy.
I also dont understand Brown at 12 at all. He might end up being good but he hasn't really showed too much this year and no team in the NFL would take him that early if they had it all to do over again. I think the fact that he cant even start on Baltimore says enough. They have good linebackers but no one is going to take a guy 12 in the draft if they dont think he is going to have an immediate impact. IMO he hasnt shown anything this year that would have made his stock rise from the 2nd round to the 12th pick in the draft. Every team would pass on him again.
@ChrisTrapasso Bills 1st 4 picks in the 1st round, Wow.
@JLC499 You're entitled to your opinion, but here's why I threw Brown and Goodwin in there. Brown = the fact that he can't start on the Ravens isn't an indictment of his lack of ability. With Daryl Smith and Josh Bynes, it's not easy for him to get on the field. He has a very bright future. And the Patriots desperately need a downfield target. That's Goodwin's specialty. If not Brown and Goodwin, who would you place in their respective spots?
@ChrisTrapasso My point with Brown is that his future is no brighter now than it was 8 months ago. The point of re-draft is to reposition players based on how they have performed their rookie year and he hasn't done anything to move from the 2nd round to the 12th pick. I think the fact that he isn't playing all that much is Baltimore is more telling than you think. It means that the Ravens dont think he can contribute as much as the guys that have there now. He may very well end up being good but if he cant beat out a few semi-decent linebackers, why would someone take him that early. I just dont think there are any teams in the NFL right now that are kicking themselves for not taking AB in the first round. In five years they might be, but right now I think he may be proving that he was drafted appropriately. Even if he'd start on the dolphins, there's no way of telling if he'd be a top tier LB.
The Patriots don't just lack a downfield target, they lack targets in general. DeAndre Hopkins might be a better choice. He's put up better numbers than Woods and I think most teams would certainly take him over Goodwin if they had the opportunity. Or Kenny Stills. He's shown some promise. Goodwin would probably be a 2nd rounder. Woods late 1st.