Monday, April 27, 2009

Everybody Calm Down.

Look. 

I'm excited about the draft (I'm almost always excited about the draft every year).

You are excited about the draft.

We are all really really excited.

Some are euphoric.  

Says Dale at Packerlounge: "It’s amazing how two days in April can push your team over the edge. The Packers are now the team to beat in the NFC North."

In fact, those that are typically most critical of Thompson seem to be the ones that are most euphoric.

Now cut it out.

Let's not get too carried away.

Here are the Packers last three top 10 draft picks:

  • Terrell Buckley
  • Jamal Reynolds
  • AJ Hawk
Two busts and a solid, unspectacular player.  

The three before that:
  • Brent Fullwood
  • Sterling Sharpe
  • Tony Mandrich
Two more epic busts and (finally) a franchise player in the mix.

Maybe Raji is the next Warren Sapp, but we'll have to wait and see.  Don't bet any money on it yet.  There are no sure things.  Ever.

When fans are fuming at what they perceive to be an awful draft, my advice is always to wait three years and revisit the draft.  When fans are totally over-the-moon, the same advice applies.

/wet blanket

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