2017 NFL Draft Open Thread: Day 1

Submitted by Ricky Spanish on April 27th, 2017 at 7:24 PM

Welcome ladies and gentlemen! Should be a fun night, as it always is. 


Everyone Murders

April 27th, 2017 at 7:26 PM ^

This is the night where we all rub our temples, and mutter "so Chantel Jennings got the ax, but Mel Kiper still has a prominent job?!"

Good luck to all the Wolverines, and to the Detroit Lions!


April 27th, 2017 at 7:35 PM ^

Obviously biased, but I still think Taco and Peppers still squeeze in the 1st rd.

Also, after seeing Charmin's endorsement of Butt, I feel Taco Bell and Tabasco are missing out big time by not signing those two for hilarious promotions.

Maybe University of Louisville could endorse Malik Hooker?


April 27th, 2017 at 7:45 PM ^

If you are a Browns fan, Lions fan, fan of a few other select teams out there, this is also going to be the drinking thread for the evening. I just thought I would throw that out there now so there wasn't too much overlap in our draft coverage. 

Mr. Yost

April 27th, 2017 at 7:46 PM ^


Sip drink every time Trey Wingo says:

1. “On the clock”
2. “The pick is in”
3. “Here’s the commissioner”
4. “Schefty”
5. “National Football League”

Drink 1 every time Mel Kiper, Louis Riddick or Todd McShay says:

6. “Long arms”

7. “Tremendous upside”

8. “Extremely raw”

9. “Stiff hips”

10. “Character issues”

11. “Can make all the throws”

12. “Productivity”

13. “Playmaker”

14. “Versatility”

15. “Best player available”

16. “High ceiling”

17. “Value” OR “Need vs. value”

18. “Skill set” OR “Ball skills”

19. “High risk, high reward” OR “Boom or bust”

20. A player’s height & weight OR 40-time

Drink 2 every time the following is used to describe a white player:

21. “Deceptive speed” OR “Sneaky athletic”

22. “Gym rat” OR “Work ethic”

23. “High motor”

24. “Grit”

25. “High football IQ”

26. “Hard-nosed”

27. “Intangibles”

28. “Student of the game” OR “Coach on the field”

29. “First guy in, last guy out” OR “Lunch-pail mentality”

30. Comparison to another white player

Drink 3 every time Jon Gruden says:

31. “I love this pick!” OR “I want him on my team!”

32. Curses on air

33. Mentions his QB Camp

34. Reads a player’s college statistics or awards

35. Says a play name (i.e. “Spider 2 Y Banana”)

Chug drink every time:

36. Adam Schefter takes a phone call on air

37. Someone slips & says “St. Louis Rams” or “San Diego Chargers”

38. Trey Wingo makes a Rocky OR cheesesteak reference

39. You hear the words “Johnny Manziel,” “Tim Tebow” OR “Deflategate”

40. Mel Kiper screams, “Todd! Todd! Todd!” at Todd McShay


April 27th, 2017 at 7:57 PM ^

Hope Detroit can get one of these drafts before too long. Seems like it might be a bit of alright. 3 days of hope (as opposed to the postseson for a Lions fan).

Mr. Yost

April 27th, 2017 at 9:20 PM ^

Why is that a bad thing?

If they're 5 horrible threads...by all means. Rip him. But if someone makes 5 good threads, you should thank them for provide quality content on a free website.

It has nothing to do with the number of threads someone starts.

That's always been one of the shittiest "blog disses" someone could use. Quality over quantity.


April 27th, 2017 at 8:03 PM ^

Trubisky is Jake Locker 2.0, I can guarantee he will not be worth a top 5 draft pick.

Also, Watson was a great QB but he is probably late 2nd or early 3rd round talent that will get taken way too early. His passes lack velocity and he got turned over too much at the collge level for it not be a huge concern when the NFL features significantly more complex defensive schemes and faster players in the back seven.


April 27th, 2017 at 8:05 PM ^

I can't believe that many people are just standing around in a mass of humanity. Everybody loves the NFL Draft, but that can't be worth it.