- I am including a definition of grand larceny. For future reference, it is entirely possible that a picture of Sammy Watkins and the Buffalo Bills will be included as an analogous episode. Yes, I believe Sammy Watkins will be a good NFL wide receiver, and the Browns may wind up regretting this decision. But the Browns, who were offered Buffalo's 2015 first round and fourth round picks, had to take this deal when offered by Buffalo. I want to re-emphasize the words, "had to".
Making it worse for Bills fans - the Bills have usually had a pick in the top ten of the draft over the past decade. And you gave that pick up for a position group that is traditionally the deepest in the NFL Draft year after year. This decision may really sting next winter when the 2014 NFL season is over for Bills fans and the front office.
- I believe I made my thoughts on the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel quite clear, before the NFL Draft. When the Browns made the deal with Philadelphia to select Manziel, let's just say that I used words that were in violation of The Ten Commandments.
- Thoughts on Manziel aside, I absolutely love the way the Browns front office, coaching staff, and PR staff are handling this so far. Part of the reason why I did not want Manziel was because of the circus he would attract; I respect the Browns from trying to keep this under control, and to teach Manziel that he will have to earn the starting job from incumbent Brian Hoyer.
Have fun containing Manziel Mania, Browns. Good luck with that. pic.twitter.com/fBj9xLff7F
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) May 14, 2014
- I was surprised the Browns did not take any wide receivers during the draft, but very happy that the team followed its draft board. As I wrote up above, wide receivers are abundant, and there are always veteran wide receivers available. Case in point?
BREAKING: Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with WR Miles Austin. pic.twitter.com/T2QHei6FVj
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 15, 2014
- Congratulations to the six Buckeyes selected in the NFL Draft. While I believe all of the players landed in good situations, I would guess RB Carlos Hyde may be in the best of all situations. The 49ers will be a popular Super Bowl contender pick, and Hyde will get a chance to supplement 49ers RB Frank Gore, one of the best backs in the NFL.
- And with the 2014 NFL Draft in the books, look for more Ohio State players to be selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. That team could have at least two first round picks, if not more, next year.