Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry second
ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier than the first.
Ten Things I Think I Think About the Draft's First Round
I'm sure what Dallas was acting on was a desire to get a good offensive lineman almost regardless of position, then pick up needed secondary help in the second and third rounds. But for the record, I looked at approximately 1,649 mock drafts in the last month, and I never saw Frederick's name. "I thought I probably fit in the second round somewhere,'' he said. Listen: Let's not get up in arms because the Cowboys drafted the second- or third-rated center 31st overall in a weak draft. It's nitpicky.
Five Things I Think I Think About Day 2