Here’s some big headlines from a big day in sports yesterday…
-Orioles and White Sox complete 1st game with no fans in history
-Mets lose from Ichiro’s 1st Marlin HR 7-3 and Mets lose back to back series’s
-Hawks take 3-2 series lead vs Nets with 107-97 win last night
-Grizzlies take the series 4-1 after a big 99-93 win over the Blazers in a surprising series
-The crazy 1st round ended last night with the Lightning beating Detroit 2-0 and taking the series in a crazy game 7!
-The Music is back and the draft is today! The draft will take place in Chi-Town for the first time in 51 years after being in mostly NY for 50 years! The Bucs hold the 1st pick and like everyone else, I see them taking Winston as an obvious choice no arguments. The 2nd pick from Tennesee will probably determine the fate of this draft with maybe Mariota being picked or Leo Williams, or possibly a trade to NYJ, Cleveland, Philly, Chicago and more! I really think with new, aggressive and great GM Mike Maccaganan of the Jets, that will lead to a SMART pick which can fill a Jets need. Here are their most likely options: They can draft Mariota and be done with Geno for good. They can really establish a great WR core with Kevin White or Amari Cooper (I prefer coop) and put one of them with Decker, BMarsh and Kerley. They can get a true star RB to play with Ridley and Ivory like Todd Gurley with Melvin Gordon probably going late (But this would be a scary choice). They can take an edge rusher like Fowler Jr or Leonard Williams if he miraculously falls but this is slim with less options after Shane Ray and Randy Gregory had their stock fall down because of illegal possession issues. They can trade down and as I was thinking, get a pick or two in the middle and draft a QB later. Basically they can do anything but they must be smart and remember to fill needs like a good (not great) QB in the 2nd or 3rd round or draft a RB like Jay Ajayi of my opinion or grab to mid round 1st rounders and take a risk on great but troubled players like Gregory or Ray. Anyway good luck to all the teams, players and most importantly fans and pray your team wont make a memorable ‘bust’ pick!