Draft Geeks – NFL Draft … Really It’s For Guys Who’ve A Great Deal of Time On Their Hands

Draft Geeks – NFL Draft … Really It’s For Guys Who’ve A Great Deal of Time On Their Hands .

I don’t put a great deal into the prognostication about the draft, be it the NFL , NBA , MLB or NHL . Either a ‘player can play’ at the next level or they can’t . What I find asinine however are the guys who they think ‘they’ve got it down pat with their own draft projections’. Never once do they even bother to take into account that some teams will make simple maneuvers prior to the draft by giving up picks in order to obtain a free agent. But then again that’s what ‘separates them from the professionals who actually know what they’re doing and those who simply play the role of a GM or draft geek as the case maybe’. What can I say ? I’ll call it like I see it !

Now given the moves made by the Chicago Bears , I think it puts everything to rest for those who are out there with their assignations as to what teams do what , where, when and how. Now let me ask you this, what good is making a projection about the NFL Draft if you’re not prepared to do frugal analysis concerning the team and their pending free agents ? That’s what I find so asinine with the guys who simply draw up their tables and just boldly make their picks. Thank God, they’re not working within the financial field and offering advice to the general public. Seemingly, the advice given more likely than not would bankrupt their prospective clients. Need I say anymore on the matter ? Suffice to say, I simply look at all of this as nothing more than it being speculatory in nature and not much beyond that !

St  Louis   Rams   Cheerleaders
St Louis Rams Cheerleaders . They may well be only positive thing that the organization has going for it at present other than their wasting the talents of running back Stephen Jackson . photo appears courtesy of NFL.com .................

As far as I’m concerned once the NFL Draft commences , it’s down to the GM , coaches and the coaching staff to do what’s prudent and best for their respective organizations. I mean the St Louis Rams ‘can’t screw things up for themselves’ any worse than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are liable to do in this upcoming draft. Let’s face it other than the ‘Raiders’ , the ‘Rams’ and ‘Buccaneers’ may well be ‘the two worse ran’ NFL organizations in the entire NFL ! On the one hand you have Rams front office where there’s internal rancoring between ownership. Be that as it may and the moves made by the Chicago Bears , it remains to be seen what will transpire as the draft time comes around for a number of teams. Speculate all you want but at the end of the day it’ll be down to the choices made by the general managers on the day and that may well impact the fate of their teams.

Two years ago Matthew Stafford was being lauded as ‘the face’ of the Detroit Lions and a player who may well guide the team to a bright future. Can someone tell me what actually happened there ? Now for all sense and purpose we know that the Lions’ front office might have all the intellect and intelligence of a dead rat. But that asides , does anyone expect the team and organization to improve to the extent where they’ll become legitimate contender with the NFC , much less the rest of the NFL ?

As an avid fan of the NFL , I’ll watch the NFL Draft in part but in no way will it become the ritual wherein the whole process becomes one big spectacle that I’m expected to watch over the entire three days that the NFL Draft takes place. As important as the NFL Draft is presumed to be. There’s more to life than the NFL Draft and all that some believe it to be. Unfortunately the geeks may well feel it’s life or death ? ‘Life’ for me means family , friends, life itself and not just the notion of picking through the perceived remnants of what a professional NFL franchise might choose to do. It doesn’t affect my life and nor should it but you’d be hard pressed to tell the draft geek otherwise ! Here endeth the lesson , heed it and heed it well . As there may well be questions that you’ll be asked.

Alan Parkins aka tophatal

The NFL Draft this year will be on 22nd April and will continue through until 24th April 2010.

Click here to see the pick by pick , round by round analysis as it concerns the NFL Draft.


Actress <strong> Leah  Rimini </strong>  , more   known   for  her   role  in   the  CBS  sitcom  'The  King  of Queens'   .  Her  co-star  in   the  show   was  comedian   Kevin  James  .
Actress Leah Rimini , more known for her role in the CBS sitcom 'The King of Queens' . Her co-star in the show was comedian Kevin James .


Author: tophatal ...........

Brit ex-pat living C Florida . Now working with a consultancy firm in the field of corporate governance on the international front , concerning economic policies . Also covering the area of finance , banking, international banking. An MBA graduate from the (LSE) and UCL (London) , M&A (mergers & acquisitions), economics , risk management & assessment . Martial artist (tae-kwondo, karate, savate , muy-thai) & an vowed sports ' fan , sports' junkie. Served in armed forces British ... Royal Marines . Taught unarmed combat to members of the military and also competed in tournaments prior to joining the Royal Marines . Also an avid motorcycle junkie & free running enthusiast . Tech geek and computer repair technician. Entertainment: Musical tastes _ reggae, r&b, soul, hip-hop, rap , jazz, classical. Film genres , Preferably thrillers , crime dramas Hobbies ..... reading biographies & anything by John Grisham Just a lil' something to make me feel comfortable ! Tophatal

11 thoughts on “Draft Geeks – NFL Draft … Really It’s For Guys Who’ve A Great Deal of Time On Their Hands”

  1. Oh, come on, Al. I can totally see you with your Patriots hat and jersey scalping tickets outside Radio City Music Hall looking to make a scene inside the building.

    Speaking of the draft, I’ll have a piece up about it shortly.


    1. Chris Humpherys

      Like I said in the piece there are far more important things in life than the NFL Draft . I won’t even bother to watch any of the rounds at all. Either the players can play or they can’t. God help them if they can’t , however. Because the fans’ll soon be questioning not only their manhood as well as their parentage for that matter. Need I say anymore on the matter ?

      Alan Parkins


      1. that is so sacrilegious to say that there are other things more important than the draft. That is just your British side showing. I bet if they showed the transfers on TV and made a production about it, you would be riveted to see if Donovan is going to get extended for the loan, or whether Man U is going to flush more money down the drain….


    2. Chris Humpherys

      I’ve implicit faith in Bill ‘Belicheat’ and the fact that he’ll do what’s right for the organization and the team . At least I hope that he will !

      As long Tom is poppin’ Gisele’s cherry and it keeps him happy then all is alright in the Patriot Nation.

      Bill don’t tell me I don’t need to know . But Mr Kraft I was just going to say that I’ve got the ‘stills’ you wanted of Erin Andrews of ESPN.

      Alan Parkins


  2. All I know about the draft is that the Raiders will pick someone that isn’t on anyone’s radar! Will we pick the fastest 40 time!?! Or will we pick some backup kickers!?!


    1. at least that would mean we get CJ Spiller, which would be okay, since that would take the return game out of Johnnie Lee “sweet jesus hold onto the ball” Higgins


      1. Steve

        When are the Raiders’ fans going to wake up smell the coffee and call for Al Davis’ head on a silver platter ? God know is this were a US congessman or senator you’d be questioning their parentage and a great deal more. But instead you’re all like lambs being willingly led to the slaughter while being ridiculed by the rest of the fans around the NFL .

        Alan Parkins


  3. Steve

    In the EPL when it comes to soccer and the transfer deals and any player who comes into the league. They don’t have a draft system and the deal themselves are done behind closed doors with just the mutually interested parties. Here in the US it’s all much ado about nothing !

    You put far to much store in a system where in large part within two years as much as 40 % of the players drafted will have left the NFL entirely because things didn’t work out. Great rate of return don’t you think ? LOL,LOL,LOL !!! And at what financial cost to those overly ambitious NFL teams ?

    Alan Parkins


  4. Steve

    I don’t know what the hell you’ve been watching because if you think that Landon Donovan is a great soccer player then you don’t know a lot about the game to begin with. He’s not even the best player on the US national soccer squad. As that mantel belongs to the goal keeper Tim Howard. He’s the only world class player that any international club or national team would covet of the US roster and that’s a fact ! The rest are simply a bunch of ‘scrubs’ !

    Alan Parkins


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