Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday 04/28 A.M. Quickie:
2010 Draft, Nuggets 58, NHL Game 7s

At least one Twitter person saw this coming: What does Pat White's draft selection by the Wildcat-crazy Dolphins mean? Tim Tebow's NFL future is on the line.

As I lead in today's SN column, if White takes the Wildcat to a new level -- and I think he will (I predict at least 10 TDs for White from the formation next season) -- Tebow's NFL future is secure. At QB, not tight end, mind you. And it probably even puts him in the top half of the 1st round.

Also, I put my sneaking suspicion/fear on the record: The team that will draft Tebow and deploy him creatively in their own version of the Wildcat? The Patriots. (Yes, I am dreading that, on so many levels.)

I also take a look at the top 2010 Draft prospects at each position, starting with QB: Sam Bradford. He will go No. 1 overall, and that's after the Lions secure the No. 1 draft pick, then trade out to the Seahawks, who have their own pick plus the Broncos' pick to dangle.

Meanwhile: 58 points! 58! That was the margin last night of the Nuggets over the Hornets. It was like New Orleans gave up, but Denver didn't let up at all. The difference between this year's Nuggets with Chauncey Billups and previous years without him is staggering.

There is nothing in sports as intense an NHL Playoffs Game 7 -- we get two tonight, including Caps-Rangers, which should be as intense as it gets. I'll need the split-screen to keep an eye on Celtics-Bulls Game 5 (take a sip of coffee/water/something stronger every time you see the cliche "pivotal").

Maybe it's because I'm in Denver. Maybe it's because I'm still stunned by the Nuggets' victory margin last night. Maybe it's the air. But I saw that Rockies OF Dexter Fowler stole 5 bases in a single game, and I had to pick him up for my fantasy team. And I'm already carrying Ryan Spilborghs as a reserve OF (my starters are Manny, Ellsbury and Choo), but I couldn't resist.

Complete SN column here. More later.

-- D.S.

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