View Full Version : Draft week features many rumors, smoke screens

tony hipchest
04-21-2008, 04:46 PM
long but really nice article that gives in some insight of what goes on inside the draft room.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story;jsessionid=DF2F8B69AD9EA8DA02AF6BA631736006? id=09000d5d807dc9e7&template=with-video&confirm=true

for those who dont know, kirwan worked the war room with the jets in the 90's. they traded up in '91 to draft brett favre and were snookered by the falcons. alot of careers and teams fortunes turned on that one missed move.

We were also burned on draft day, especially in 1991. We didn't have a first-round pick and we needed to draft a young quarterback. The only quarterbacks taken in the first round that year were Dan McGwire and Todd Marinovich, which was just fine with us.

As the second round started, we moved up to 34th overall and felt like we were in perfect position to take the quarterback we wanted. As it turned out, and much to our dismay, the information we received about the Falcons not interested in taking a quarterback with the 33rd pick was wrong. They selected the guy we wanted: Brett Favre. We settled for Browning Nagle, and the rest is history.

04-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Good article...goes to show even the most expert of experts are largely clueless as to the wheelings and dealings...

Galax Steeler
04-22-2008, 05:18 AM
Nice read tony you never know what goes on in the minds of the people in the draft room.