NFL Draft Leaves Fantasy Owners Wanting
There was a time when the NFL Draft was one of my favorite sporting events. A friend and I would clear an entire April Saturday to consume the draft, along with vast amounts of salty snacks and pit beef. Those days are gone as Roger Goodell and company have made the draft a primetime television spectacular and spread the process out to an agonizing three days.
The NFL conducted the 2014 draft last week and I didn’t watch more than five minutes of it. I did check out the round results to see which, if any, offensive prospects would have the opportunity to make an impact next season. Round after round I came away wholly unimpressed.
The Jaguars wasted the third overall pick on another quarterback in Blake Bortles, just a few months after mercilessly pulling the plug on the Blaine Gabbert experience. Bortles will likely sit for a season but, given the Jags’ history and roster, the youngster has little chance to succeed in the near future.