Having a little last-minute fun with the NFL Draft

      May 8, 2014 @ 13:53:57 PDT


I have a few more hours before the NFL Draft kicks off, so it is time to have a little fun before the madness begins by making rambling predictions and outrageous declarations!

  • Buffalo LB Khalil Mack is the best player in the draft class, regardless of position, by a landslide.
  • Texas A&M WR Mike Evans' limited skill set makes him incapable of living up to a top-five selection, should be go that early.
  • Auburn OT Greg Robinson will go down as a Hall of Famer when all is said and done.
  • Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel will be a Dallas Cowboy ... somehow, some way ... and a great one, at that. Very few teams are in position to make him a star, and wearing The Star is the ideal place for Johnny Football.
  • Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater will start fewer than 20 games in his NFL career.
  • South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney will be known as a historic bust if he is moved to outside linebacker.
  • Central Florida QB Blake Bortles will find the most immediate and sustained success of this year's quarterback class.
  • Michigan OT Taylor Lewan is the safest player in this draft, with Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews being a close second.
  • USC WR Marqise Lee will be out of the NFL by 2020.
  • Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald will be the Defensive Rookie of the Year and an eventual Hall of Famer.
  • While this isn't going out on a limb of any kind, Fresno State QB Derek Carr will enjoy a much more successful career than his older brother, David.
  • Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage will be the first pick of the second round.
  • Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas will be the second most productive passer in this draft class, behind Bortles.
  • Six of each the wide receiver and offensive tackle positions will go in Round 1 alone.
  • LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. will be an immediate contributor in the passing game and have a Hall of Very Good career.
  • The San Francisco 49ers win the draft. It takes some serious bad luck to strike out with such talented football minds and so many draft picks to work with.

That was ... almost cathartic. In all likelihood, this will serve as nothing more than written proof of how dumb I am, stored forever in the time capsule that is the Internet. I'll let you guess as to which points are in jest.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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