Coming up at 6:00PM Eastern, I’ll be taking part in my first draft of the year. The league is a standard ESPN league, non-keeper league with 12 teams and I’ll be picking 9th. View the full post for liveblog. It should refresh automatically so you shouldn’t have to do anything.
Finished off the draft with Robbie Gould. The last guy selected was Jason Hanson.
With the all important kick spot left, here’s what I ended up with:
QB: M. Vick
RB: C. Johnson
RB: J. Charles
WR: A. Brown
WR: D. Thomas
TE: B. Pettigrew
FLEX: D. Sproles
D/ST: Lions D/ST
BE: R. Bush (RB)
BE: T. Smith (WR)
BE: D. Brown (RB)
BE: S. Rice (WR)
BE: R. Jennings (RB)
BE: C. Palmer (QB)
Down to D/ST. I’m looking at the Lions, Steelers and Falcons. I went with the Lions with their ability to rack up sacks. Now I just hope they don’t get in to a bunch of shootouts.
And I get Matthew Berry’s sleeper, Carson Palmer with pick #152 in the 13th round. I can live with that.
It’s getting near the end of the draft and I’ll finish mine up with a QB (before D/ST and K). Will it be Palmer, Fitzpatrick or a sleeper like Locker or Russell Wilson?
Probably reached a bit with taking Rashad Jennings at #136 but it’s worth a shot if MJD misses any time or gets dealt.
Whew, Cutler went one spot ahead of me. So, I’ll take a gamble with Sidney Rice at #129 (Round 11).
I hate that this is going to happen but Jay Cutler is still out there with 125 picks in the book. At least he’ll be a backup QB.
Tim Tebow sighting at pick #115
Still reeling from RG3 being taken from me. This is what I felt like doing when it happened: ╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ and then storm out of the room.
Needed a TE, so Brandon Pettigrew is mine at #112.
Nabbed Donald Brown at pick #105
Crap, a Cowboy fan just drafted RG3…this is brutal.
Tops guys (minus D/ST) according to ADP at pick #95:
Jason Witten (TE)
Mark Ingram (RB)
Donald Brown (RB)
Jay Cutler (QB)
Time to flip over to some value based drafting for the remainder of the draft.
And Torrey Smith is mine at #88. I’m liking my corp for WR so far: Antonio Brown, D. Thomas and Smith. There should be a lot of yards with that trio.
Grabbed my second WR in Demaryius Thomas at pick #81. Couldn’t pass up that value. Now to stare a hole in to Torrey Smith.
And the draft is slowing to a crawl. I guess everyone is watching the LLWS game.
The battle in my mind over Vincent Jackson and Antonio Brown was solved as Jackson goes one pick before me.
Nabbed Bush but one of my targets, Percy Harvin, went at #56.
Crossing my fingers that Reggie Bush falls to me at #57. That’ll be some decent value in the 5th.
Crazy draft…the same team that drafted the D/ST in the 4th follows up with a kicker in the 5th. Ladies and gentleman, please don’t set your queue like this when autodrafting.
Took Sproles at #40 for my FLEX. There’s still plenty of solid WRs out there once the draft comes around again.
And with my 3rd round pick, I take another injury risk with Michael Vick. I’ll either have a great year or crash and burn…hard.
Hold the presses! The Giants D/ST goes at #30. What’s up is down and what’s right is left. Dogs and cats getting along. Whaaaa?
Chatter in the draft room is so far more entertaining than the actual draft. Husband and wife are trash talking each other.
And speaking of Newton and Gronk. They go at #20 and #22, respectively.
At #16, I ended up taking Jamaal Charles. I contemplated Cam Newton and Gronk here but I’d rather load up on RB…granted I now have two questionable RBs but they should be the go to guys on their teams.
Andre Johnson taken with the 11th pick and Fitzgerald rounds out the first round.
Megatron #8 and I end up with Chris Johnson in another league at #9. The QB pool gets shallower with Stafford at #10.
So that’s 4 QBs, 5 RB and 1 WR in the top 10.
Brees goes next, which means I’ll be waiting a little while for a QB. MJD goes quickly at #7.
Rice and McCoy the next two off the board.
Foster goes #1 with Rodgers and Brady going next.
Giving the #1 pick some crap by saying Peyton is looking good in Denver. The Denver air means the ball will go further so a 6,000 yard season is possible…it is the year of Mike Trout…
14 more minutes to go! Also, this is to test out the live blog.
And Shelby Miller is the final pick of the draft.
I’ll get a draft recap up a little while later. I probably won’t go in to the detail like the other draft but the results will be there for you to peruse.
Sorry to bore you guys but I just realized that a live blog of a NL-only draft is rather boring.
Round 23, the last one, starts off with Jeremy Affeldt and followed up with Rod Barajas.
And we’re nearing the end. Just 12 more picks left
And round 21 (pick 201) starts with Mark Ellis!
I’d update this a bit more but frankly, it’s not all that interesting. But if you want the latest picks:
Torres, Pomeranz, O. Hudson, I. Stewart, Vogelsong, Byrd, A. Gonzalez, K-Rod, Arenado(?!)
Guess I’ll wait another round to make some more dinner as things are picking up again. Alex Presley goes at #172, middle of the 18th round.
And Bryce Harper gets picked at #162.
Getting real ugly. Last 5: Bedard, Jay, Desmond, Bailey, Quentin
And someone finally caved in and took Hudson at #140
And no one wants Scutaro either. Bartlett and Drew go back to back at #125, #126
Poor Tim Hudson is still undrafted, #124 picks in.
Brett Myers was the last closer off the board at #107.
Hey there, Brandon Belt. I like your multi-position eligibility.
Is Scutaro really going to be my SS? Ick
I’m really not looking forward to seeing what’s left on the board once we hit round 20.
Hudson, Scutaro, Guerra, Espinosa and Carpenter top 5 on the board, 100 picks in.
And the Wandy line is set at #92
And everyone goes nuts with Bonifacio being drafted at #90. Ole!
Draft room perks up with the discussion of daddy sodas.
Fan favorite Logan Morrison goes at #81
Top players on the board according to the default ESPN rankings:
I could use another quesadilla right about now.
And Utley goes as soon as I type this at #65
Neil Walker draft at #62. Chase Utley is still on the board.
And there goes a bunch of guys I was targeting: Freeman, Beachy, Gordon.
Papelbon is the second closer off the board at #43. Kimbrel was the first at #34
Looks like people are hitting the wall this round. The first 4 rounds went by in 17 minutes.
Pence finally off the board at #37
Strasburg goes at #35
And the draft chatroom goes silent. We’re at pick 32 with Pence still on the board.
9-23: Reyes, CarGo, McCutchen, Bourn, Lee, Wright, Lincecum, Stanton, Greinke, Sandoval, Castro, Cain, Bruce, Phillips
This draft is flying by but when will the wall hit? Round 10?
Making dinner, drafting and live blogging is was probably not the best idea…
Hanley goes at #7
2-6: Tulo, Kemp, Upton, Braun, Halladay
Votto goes #1 and the rest of the 1B pool is now horrid.
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