2010 NFL Draft Observations

April 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The new three day format for the NFL draft was a smashing success for the league and fans, if not for the NBA and NHL.
Over 45 million people watched across three days, and there was plenty of intrigue around quarterbacks Tim Tebow, Jimmy Clausen, and Colt McCoy, plus the usual trading action, along with hits and misses.
Here are some observations:
The Patriots are the best team in the league at stockpiling future first- and second-rounders. Already holding Oakland’s first-rounder in 2011 via the Richard Seymour trade last summer, the Pats added another second-round pick from Carolina.
They already had three seconds in this draft. They used one of them to get the third-rounder that they then turned into a 2011 second. And they still picked three players in the second round.
They ended up with 12 players in this draft, including tight ends in the second and fourth rounds to add depth to a position they cleaned out earlier this offseason.

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