I'm going to gently steer away from the NFL Draft at some point soon, I promise. But for right now, here's a brief look at some of the picks that went down after the first round yesterday. And if you've got any interesting tidbits on late-rounders that your team picks up, hit me with them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
36. New England: Chad Jackson, WR, Florida. I was under the impression that he was the best WR in the draft. Bill Belichick traded up to get him.
37. Atlanta: Jimmy Williams, CB, Virginia Tech. Is Atlanta the only team in the NFL that's allowed to draft players from Virginia Tech? Is Frank Beamer their long snapper?
39. Philadelphia: Winston Justice, T, USC. Character issues pushed him into the second round. With his rap sheet, I can't believe the Raiders passed on him.
45. Tennessee: LenDale White, RB, USC. Hey, a USC guy with character issues slid to the second round. Seems to be a common theme here. But I think the Titans got a very good running back here. Also, LenDale was wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Chauncey Billups and the words "Got Robbed" on the front, presumably in reference to Chauncey not winning the NBA's MVP award. Chauncey and LenDale are cousins.
49. New York Jets: Kellen Clemens, QB, Oregon. I'm glad they didn't take Brodie Croyle, because the last time the Jets took a QB from Alabama, he ended up getting hammered and propositioning Suzy Kolber on live TV. We just can't have that.
60. Jacksonville: Maurice Drew, RB, UCLA. He becomes the guy you also have to take in your fantasy draft if you take Fred Taylor.
72. Arizona: Leonard Pope, TE, Georgia. This guy fell down the draft like he had Maciej Lampe tied around his neck. I wonder why. Matt Leinart may have more offensive weapons around him than any rookie QB ever.
85. Kansas City: Brodie Croyle, QB, Alabama. If nothing else, Kansas City is going to have a damn handsome set of quarterbacks.