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morjana
April 24th, 2007, 11:39 PM
From ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/070424&sportCat=nfl

(I think Gregg Easterbrook may be a closet Gater. Release your inner Gaterness, Gregg. Please follow the link for the complete article.)

TMQ's 2007 mocking of mock drafts

By Gregg Easterbrook
Special to Page 2

"With the 248th pick in the 2007 NFL draft, St. Louis selects …"

You'll need to steel yourself to survive this coming weekend. You'll need draft guides, a laptop, microbrews and a mute button at the ready. Lots of fresh air is recommended. And you'd better be in it for the long haul. Any wimp can watch the first round on Saturday. True draftniks are still squinting at the crawl at the bottom of ESPN on Sunday afternoon as the bell rings, a linebacker from Texas Methodist University is picked, Sal Paolantonio interviews a quality-control coach and the camera shows a team's draft room in which tired-looking guys shuffle stacks of paper or stare off into space.

You'll also be barraged with draft clichés this week. Here is what some of them really mean:

"Our doctors aren't concerned about that injury." Translation: "Why the hell didn't we know he was injured?"

**snippage**


And in other draft news, everyone has a mock draft -- but only Tuesday Morning Quarterback mocks the draft! My annual Mocking Mock Draft follows. And everyone forecasts the first round -- but only Tuesday Morning Quarterback proceeds directly to forecasting the last round. See below for my annual seventh-round forecast. Forget who will go first in the NFL draft. Who's going to go last?


2007 MOCK OF MOCK DRAFTS

**snippage**

15. St. Louis Rams: Adria, sinister super-advanced space alien
Since the Rams won the Super Bowl led by a space alien taking the form of "Kurt Warner," it's all been downhill for the St. Louis franchise. Now that the "Stargate SG-1" television franchise is going off the air, maybe the Rams could sign Stargate's mightiest alien?

ADRIA: She's an invincible telepathic mega-babe from another galaxy -- and soon to be looking for work.