Lions sign Stafford: $41 million guaranteed. Whoa. Expect much discussion over a rookie salary scale in future seasons. Stafford may be remembered as the last to truly cash in.
The No. 1 pick in the draft no longer holds any mystery. I have this dream that every team now signs the player of their choice, and the draft simply happens all day long, rather than at 4.
The Rams are (sort of) on the clock. There is this rumor they bought Mark Sanchez a plane ticket to St. Louis on Sunday, but most folks think the Rams are trying too hard to be clever.
The Rams won't draft Sanchez. And no team is going to be bluffed into (over)paying to move up to No. 2 to get him. If Seattle is serious about taking him at No. 4, KC at 3 may see some action.
I noted earlier this week that I will be cheering for several players -- Knowshon, Derrick Williams, Cornelius Ingram. But, obviously, my main attention is on Percy Harvin.
Will he slip out of the first round entirely, as the "experts" are predicting? Or is all the noise about his pot-smoking (and, of course, injury history) just a "smokescreen" (ugh) from teams that want to see him slide to them late in the 1st? There was this one crazy rumor on PFT that he could go as high as No. 7 to the Raiders -- so that would be ahead of Crabtree and/or Maclin? No way. But I could definitely see Harvin going in the 1st round.
It's Draft Day! I'll be checking in via Twitter, either found on the right or right here. Enjoy the day.