Awful Announcing is brilliantly running a Sports Blogger Mock Draft. Here's a link to the post unveiling the order and participants.
I lucked into picking for the Raiders*, which means I have the first overall pick in the draft.
Obviously, I'm not making this pick without your input, so it's on the table (and you're on the clock): Who should I (uh, the Raiders) take?
(Or should I trade the pick? If so, to who? How far down? And what should I ask for in return?)
I have to get AA my pick by end-of-day tomorrow, so let's work on this until mid-day tomorrow.
I figure that if I/we keep the pick, there aren't THAT many choices: Calvin Johnson (per FanIQ)? JaMarcus Russell? Someone else? (Especially if you're arguing I should trade down.) Please offer up some type of argument of why I should take a particular player.
(But if you see the argument made previously in the comments, no need to repeat. Just reference the argument in shorthand or say the player name and "what so-and-so said" as the reasoning.)-- D.S.
* - If you're curious: Yes, I originally asked to pick for the Jaguars, but they were claimed. Can you believe that? Obviously, my fandom -- which began, as you might remember, last September -- has inspired a massive crush of fellow bandwagoneers.