In the latest sign the Internet is data in the form of a fever dream, a New York City woman posted a video on YouTube in which she … well … let’s have her explain.
“Whoever is this year’s Mr. Irrelevant is going to have himself a night … alone … with me,” she coos on the vid (via Larry Brown Sports). “And our time together, I guarantee you, will be anything but irrelevant.”
According to the seven-round mock draft of NFL.com’s Chad Reuter, the projected Mr. Irrelevant — pick No. 253 — is North Dakota State tight end Matt Veldman.
A few noteworthy items: Three of the top four names on this list are quarterbacks, with Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill steadily advancing. Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox shot up 10 spots. Also flying up the list is little Midwestern State’s Amini Silatolu — from 49 to 25.
Robert Griffin III is safe to assume that the Redskins will draft him with the No. 2 pick Thursday night. But he isn’t assuming he’ll be the top QB in Washington, with Rex Grossman also there.
“You can’t come in thinking that you’re a big dog,” Griffin said Tuesday via CBS DC at a pre-draft event in New York. “I might be the second pick, I might be who the fans want as a quarterback and the coaches want as a quarterback but I’ve still got to go beat out Rex Grossman …
“Rex Grossman is the quarterback in Washington right now, and I’ve got to go beat him out. I’ve got to prove to those guys that I’m there to work and I will, it’s who I am. I’ll be the first one in, last one out, and it won’t be a cliché with me.”
The Cleveland Browns own an NFL-high 13 selections, including four of the first 67 and two in the first round. The team’s No. 4 overall pick has long been considered a spot that could profoundly impact how the rest of the first round of the draft transpires.
NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots chimed in on what he believes the Browns will do with their two first-round picks. Pointing out that Cleveland is targeting athletes who can help the team score points, likely coming away with one of the top running backs and receivers in the draft.
Be warned, NFL draft fans. Most of what you hear from “sources” inside NFL team war rooms in the final days leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft are calculated lies.
Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks and Matt “Money” Smith reveal the top five biggest lies being spread by teams over the past few days. Also, former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist and NFL.com fantasy editor Michael Fabiano stop by to discuss NFL.com’s live streaming coverage of the 2012 draft, which begins on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
As draft historians fondly recall, there are always first-round moments where the fun really starts. What will 2012′s be? NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport writes Pete Carroll‘s Seattle Seahawks might be sitting in the catbird seat.
Last year, it was the Atlanta Falcons moving up a whopping 21 spots to select Alabama receiver Julio Jones, forcing teams to turn up the volume on their draft room TVs. Other years, it’s been the fascination with New England Patriots wheeler and dealer Bill Belichick trading in the back end of the first round.
With the 2012 draft looming this weekend, it’s time for a true mock draft projecting every round of action. NFL.com’s Chad Reutersubmits all 253 picks.
From the No. 1 overall pick — Stanford QB Andrew Luck — to Mr. Irrelevant — North Dakota State TE Matt Veldman — take a look at all the projected picks, and also get a team-by-team summary of the selections.