The Vikings reached out and grabbed Ponder early in round 1, far earlier than anyone expected. Including ESPN.
Is he the top player on my Big Board? No. But it’s hard to blame a franchise in Carolina’s position for falling in love with the extremely high ceiling of Newton. As I said when I projected him here before, there are immediate needs, and there is a decision that you believe will change the direction of your franchise for years to come. While I’m not certain Carolina isn’t still listening for the right offer for this pick — if you’ve heard me at all lately, you’ll know I see this is one of the more unpredictable top 10’s I can ever remember — if the Panthers really see Newton as a transformative player who can be both a Pro Bowl quarterback and face of the franchise who draws a lot of buzz, they make this pick. If talent alone was all they were concerned with, Newton would be an easy choice. But this pick also requires a belief in his development and maturity. Will the Panthers have the patience to let him develop on the bench?
Based on what I know, there are several guys that have been and will be in play here on the defensive side of the ball. But if you want dynamic upside, it’s hard to go wrong with Miller. In Denver, he can be the SAM linebacker, a devastating option when the Broncos want to get after opposing QBs. Miller is a smart, explosive, natural pass-rusher with the speed to track down QBs and also drop into coverage, then play the run down the line. Miller is a special talent and is a common pick as the rookie who can provide the most immediate impact.
There are several guys Buffalo could take here to bolster its defense, but Dareus makes a lot of sense. A scheme-versatile player who can be a disruptive, penetrating force as an interior lineman, or a fantastic pass-rusher as a defensive end in a 3-4 scheme, he’s a safe pick. He doesn’t have remarkable quickness, but his agility and versatility at a full 319 pounds is the stuff of an elite lineman. Saying that a guy is the top defensive lineman drafted in this class is to say a lot.
We know that Cincinnati is still dealing with questions at quarterback, but whether the Bengals’ answer is to trade Carson Palmer, somehow keep him or perhaps try to import the likes of Kevin Kolb, Matt Hasselbeck, Donovan McNabb or someone else, they’ll need to help whoever will be throwing the ball in 2011 and beyond. This is one I’m sticking with — by drafting the best pure pass-catching talent in the draft, they help the QB, and also fill holes from obvious departures. Green is an immediate starter and a rare big-time, physical, fast receiver who has the route-running skills and understanding to help right away.
This is a spot where I’ll stamp a big “TRADE POSSIBILITY” tag on my notes as the picks start to come off the board. But if the Cardinals don’t make a move for a pick that could turn into Kolb or some other veteran quarterback, Peterson is the guy they should take. He’s the best overall talent in the draft, the No. 1 player on my Big Board and, even if he’s not dealt, well, is it so bad to have the best player in the draft all the way down at No. 5?
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The Court of courts is now in session for an all-star battle of monumental proportions.
The evidence is gathered, the case is tough, the women are epic in the case of…
Halle Berry v Demi Moore
Ms. Berry: undoubtedly one of the best looking women on the planet. Every part of her body is flawless and her face is insanely well constructed.
Berry seems to be a soft-spoken sweetheart in real life but with roles in “Swordfish” and “Catwoman” she shows us that she can be a bad ass on the big screen. Her role in “Monster’s Ball” proves that she has talent and skill on her side too – hey, success is sexyy.
Ms. Moore: the ultimate ‘Cougar’, “Why?” Because she lives it with her much younger boyfriend Ashton Kutcher. Moore has kept her body in incredibly good shape over the years touting one of the best bodies in Hollywood.
Even though she’s on the North side of the 40 hill she gets us every time with her figure and gorgeous face.
Now YOU the jury deliberate and decide.
What be your verdict??
Future number 1 pick…placing my bet now.
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