The luxury of the final pick in the draft order is having two of the top 11 overall selections; many fantasy owners (including me) would rather pick 10th than 1st. Having two picks this valuable, if used appropriately, can be the foundation of a very strong roster.As a completely unrelated aside, if you get chance, please watch the classic film "Conan the Detroyer." If there was an Academy Award for epic irony in casting, this would have been it: Arnold and Wilt Chamberlain play two mythical warriors on a mission to protect the virginity of a maiden.BearsSTH had the tenth and final draft position, and selected as follows:Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
Matthews will be the new LT in the San Diego offense. With Vincent Jackson's no-show, he will get more touches.
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
Cutler led the league in interceptions last season and it can't get any worse than that. If it were not for his interceptions, he would have been a top 5 quarterback. He'll thrive in Mike Martz's offense and there is absolutely no way he'll replicate last season.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
Matt Forte, RB, CHI
Mike Martz's offense is known to thow the ball down field but most of his success has come from the screen game. Forte has said he's speed and quickness are both back and we saw that against Detroit.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
Brent Celek, TE, PHI
Celek was supposed to be Kolb's safety valve. Now he'll be Vick's. Last season, Celek racked up 971 receiving yards. His numbers might not be that high this season but I bet he'll have around the same number of touchdown catches as he had last season.
Jerome Harrison, RB, CLE
Devin Aromashodu, WR, CHI
Because I think Cutler will have a breakout year, so will Aromashodu. He'll be Cutler's number one target. We all knew this at the end of last season and the same held true against the Lions.
The Monsters of the Midway will be back with Julius Peppers and a healthy Brian Urlacher. Am I the only one on the planet that sees the potential in this defense? With Peppers, there will be more sacks as a result of a better pass rush. A better pass rush means more turnovers and defensive touchdowns. The Bears still have a deadly return game too.
Donovan McNabb, QB, WSH
I'm a McNabb fan. He's a fellow Catholic Leaguer and because of that, he will be successful anywhere he goes. Even in Washington. It's a quarterback league and McNabb is one of the best. Quarterbacks make recievers better. He helped the Eagles offense develop and set Kolb or Vick's table. He'll do the same in Washington.
Devin Thomas, WR, WSH
I dropped him already. I was banking on him being McNabb's number one but Mike Shanahan doesn't like him.
Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
Robbie Gould, K, CHI
I wouldn't want any other kicker. Gould is one of the most accurate in history. The Bears will move the ball down the field and score. Besides, do kickers actually make a difference?
There are so many flaws with this draft I'm not sure if I should call a tailor or just let it go. One-third of their roster is in Chicago, the first disaster. Then, of the ten remaining spots, two are Redskins and two are Eagles. Not only are the Redskins and Eagles two teams that could struggle offensively, but it further handicaps this team: the Redskins, Bears and Browns have the same bye week; eight of this owners' 15 roster spots will have the same week off.
I am never concerned with teams having the same bye week. I'm betting the Bears are going to light up the scoreboard and have a dominant defense. I'm actually more confident in this team than any other. I also don't think the Eagles and Redskins will be all that bad. The Eagles have some playmakers and I think McNabb will keep the Redskins competitive.
However, BearsSTH get an honorary second picture because of their blind devotion to the Chicago Bears.
He even dedicated a Homer Simpson picture to me for being a Homer. We'll see. Did I win my first game? Yup. Here's my picture in response.