The photo is courtesy of NFL.com. Thier site has some nice Draft Day features, including a NFL Draft Blog. I know Grizz and WCG will be blogging all day today on their blogs. Our newest blogger, Sean at Pride of Detroit, has some good stuff regarding the recent drama started with Houston selecting DE Mario Williams number one overall over USC RB Reggie Bush. And already Fat Lenny over at ESPN is crying about it:
Domanick Davis is a fine runningback for Houston. Does he have Bush's speed, atheticism, or quickness? No. Is he a proven NFL runner? Can he dodge tacklers better? Can he block better? Catch better? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I'd take Dom Davis on my team anyday. He is an impact runner at a discount price.
What the Texans needed was an impact defensive player, a guy that can make things happen. They needed a defensive difference maker, like Dwight Freeney is for Indy. Thus, they take Williams. Now, is Williams unproven? Yes, but then again, so is Reggie Bush. Bush averaged 15 carries a game at USC. In the NFL, he'll get 15 carries in the first half. Durability and toughness are as important as speed and quickness. The jury is still out on whether Bush can be a full-time runningback.
The bottom line here is Houston made the right call for them. This call makes networks like ESPN look like the moronic idiots they are because for the past year they've been yacking that Bush will go number one. They were wrong. So, now they have to blast the Texans for not taking the obvious choice.
The Texans became a better football team today drafting Williams. If they'd taken Bush, they wouldn't become a better team, but they definitely would have become a better television draw, and that is the only thing hack networks like ESPN care about.