Whom Would You Draft First?
Michael Silver, a CNNSI columnist, holds a mock draft
, but instead of picking college players he picks current NFLers. His top three:
1. Michael Vick
2. Peyton Manning
3. Tom Brady
Now, in fairness to Silver, that's whom he thinks the teams would pick, not necessarily whom he would pick in those spots. However, this comment on Vick certainly indicates he concurs:Vick is the most talented player in the draft, and one who has led his team to playoff victories in each of his two healthy seasons as a starter. Even John York can't screw this one up.
Look, this is really simple. Tom Brady is the best player in the NFL. He's now 9-0 in the playoffs, which ranks him in the top ten quarterbacks all-time for playoff wins. Vick is one heck of an athlete, but he's an average passer and if he gets another serious leg injury he may not even be that. Peyton's great but until he gets a ring I'm not going to pick him higher than the guy who's got three of them.