David: If you could just give me 3 lines introducing yourself and why you're a draft nut.
Chad: My name is Chad Woodroof and I'm a draft nut due to my whole 30 years of existence being surrounded by Football. I don't consider myself an "expert" so to speak, but watching as much total football as I have, I think I have a little bit of a good grasp on what College teams do (especially Quarterbacks) and how that would translate to certain NFL teams.
David: Please give one winner and one loser of the draft and why? By winner, I mean who got the maximum "value" from their picks; By loser, I want to know who wasted the most picks?
Chad: The winner that got the Max value of their picks to me would have to be San Francisco. Now, the Eagles had a similar draft last year as the 49ers and we see what happened with that, but as of today I would say getting DE Tank Carradine and WR Quinton Patton where they did were steals. I was a big fan of TE Vance McDonald and LB Nick Moody but they went about where I expected them to go. It was hard to choose between them, the Cardinals and Redskins but I pick SF.
As far as the worst value I would have to say the Cowboys. Now when I say that, I base it off of the 1st round pick but who's to say if he starts 8/10 years and plays decent that it wasn't a good value. As of today, just off that pick alone, I would have to go with them. Everyone else they took was right around where they should have gone except for maybe Randle the RB from Oklahoma State. Probably should have been picked a round earlier.
David: Name me the player who benefits most from his slide?
Chad: Floyd the Defensive Tackle from Minnesota. The fact that he gets to play beside Kevin Williams and Jared Allen will be great for his Rookie year and help his transition. Williams also reworked his contract and only has one year left on his deal, so Minnesota benefits just as much.
David: Who had a good draft that no one is talking about?
Chad: I think the Detroit Lions. Slay the CB from Mississippi State was high on a lot of draft boards and will be a starter probably week 1 as well as their 3rd Round pick Warford, the Guard from Kentucky will also start day 1. Warford at the Senior Bowl was very impressive going against the best Senior talent the NCAA had to offer. Theo Riddick where they got him was a good value and you know he'll probably be the Running Back that they'll use to compliment Reggie Bush. DE Devin Taylor and Punter Sam Martin weren't bad picks either.
David: Quietly, who did you think had a bad draft and why?
Chad: I would say the Cleveland Browns. I know that Lombardi doesn't like to draft guys that he feels doesn't carry value but Cleveland needs help NOW! Not next season. Was it a good move to stack up on some draft picks? Of course, but I think their Season suffers due to how they addressed the draft.
David: What non 1st round pick will make the biggest impact on his team this year?
Chad: That's a hard question for me because I'm a fan of so many guys that got drafted later on, but I'll go with one of the Running Backs I said earlier, Joseph Randle. I think Dallas needs a solid Running Back with Murray always hurt, and that he'll get a chance sooner than some might think and could also be as valuable as Alfred Morris was to the Redskins, however Randle won't be a 1600 yard back his Rookie year.
David: Today, who are your offensive and defensive player(s) of the year?
Chad: Offensive player of the year, I'll give that to Tavon Austin. Defensive Player of the year, I'll say Matt Elam. Elam already reminded me of a mini Ed Reed. No better place for him to have gone than Baltimore.
David: Give me 3 Undrafted Free Agents to look for?
Chad: Even though I'm not a big fan of his, Da'Rick Rodgers. I think Buffalo will have him on the field sooner than later. Kevin Reddick LB out of UNC I thought was a 2nd/3rd Round talent. I couldn't believe no one took a chance on him. Lastly, Kwame Geathers Defensive Tackle. His Uncle (Jumpy) successfully played as well as his other siblings of his currently play in the NFL. The kid seems to have the bloodline.
David: What team made the worst 1st round pick and why?
Chad: I would say Miami. I wasn't a fan of Dion Jordan at all in the top 10. I thought people were too in love with what he "could be" and to trade up (even though they basically didn't give up much at all to move up) to the 3rd spot and take a guy because of his could be potential that lacked elite production, I thought was a horrible decision. When you're picking that high, you can't afford to not take a player off of wishful thinking in my opinion.
Born in Dayton, Ohio but raised in Dallas. D.A. is no pushover