April 21, 2008

As the NFL draft approaches, you're likely to hear a number of experts pontificating on each team's needs and who the best choices are to fill those needs. At SIOC, we look at the draft a little differently. We like to look at this year's crop of future NFL stars and predict which NFL veteran they'll likely emulate. So without further ado, here are SIOC's NFL draft awards.

(Biggest potential bust in spite of incredible combine/workouts.)

Branden Albert.The Virginia Cavalier lineman is shooting up into the top 10 (possibly top 5) as of late.

(Biggest first-round headcase)

Darren McFadden

(Most likely to be recognized for his game off the field)

John David Booty

(Biggest character questions)

Darren McFadden. Multiple fights, arrests, and children and the guy's still a teenager.


Darren McFadden. Sure, he may go first in the Draft, but he's blowin' up our draft awards!!

(Best player from a non-Division 1-A school)

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State. He's projected first-rounder, cousin of Antonio Cromartie.

Tom Zbikowski. He was also a heavyweight boxer who won first pro fight June 2006 at MSG

(Prospect with highest-scoring name in Scrabble)

Tom Zbikowski. Remember the name. You never know when someone may challenge you in a round of Scrabulous.

(Self-explanatory after last year's Draft)

Brian Brohm. When the 2007 college football season started, this guy was No. 1 on everyone's board. But we're guessing he's a second-rounder.


Aqib Talib. He admitted to testing positive three times for weed during his college days.

(Next to date a Kardashian)

Everyone has a fair chance

(Next to be seen with Nick Lachey)

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