After spending three days behind a computer screen, Tweeting to my heart's content about the NFL Draft and how I think it affects the world of fantasy football, I have compiled for you and your reading pleasure the three days that were in the world of @AthlonCorby on Twitter and the NFL Draft.
Check back to AthlonSports.com for NFL Draft grades and fantasy football winners and losers this week.
• DAY 1 (Thursday) •
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft is over. I spent the first round glued to NFL Network, the Internet and Twitter and sent out the first thing that came to my mind in regards of the first 32 picks and how they will affect the 2011 fantasy football season.
Newton should shine for one year just as VY did. Then what? Steve Smith South poised for another bad year. NFL Draft fantasyfootball angle
Von Miller only helps a Broncos D that was league worst. More opportunities for Knowshon, Lloyd and Tebow/Orton. NFL Draft fantasyfootball
Just as Broncos needed Miller to make stops, Bills worst against run and needed Dareus to plug holes. Spells more possessions 4 BUF offense
A.J. Green to CIN is great but what about Gresham, Simpson, Shipley. Too many mouths to feed. Similar to GB NFL Draft fantasyfootball
DRC and Peterson as the Cardinals DBs. Yes, please!
Julio Jones, Roddy White, Matt Ryan. The new big three? Oh, and a not-so Burner Turner still in the backfield. NFL Draft fantasyfootball
In 2010 Locker at 8 would've been a steal for TEN. Can't throw him 2 the wolves so expect a veteran in the lineup NFL Draft fantasyfootball
Whether it be Barber, Felix or Romo, Smith bolsters a struggling OL from last year. NFL Draft fantasyfootball
Gabbert to JAX a good fit. What a throwback: High-draft QB can actually learn a bit behind Garrard. Not much fantasyfootball affect for 2011
J.J Watt a great pick for a terrible HOU defense. More fantasyfootball opportunities for an already potent Texans offense NFL Draft
So here's the interesting thing for a few of the top fantasyfootball RBs: Locker and Chris Johnson, Gabbert and MJD, Ponder and AP (AD).
The lives of AP, Grant/Starks & Forte just became even tougher with DET selection of Fairley to go w/Suh. WOW! fantasyfootball NFL Draft
Chris Long and Quinn now on the D ends for STL. Build up that D and get the offense healthy and the Rams R dangerous in a terrible division
So does Pouncey over Mallet mean MIA is taking another stab at Henne? Give him protection and another shot at it in 2011.
Why does WAS not draft Prince here? Better chance to rush the NFC E QBs and get to them or take Prince to stop the NFC E WRs fantasyfootball
Already the best D in the league (yards allowed per game), and now SD gets Liuget. Look out Run DMc, Charles and Knowshon
So WAS passes on Prince to shutdown all the great receivers in the NFC E. NYG says thanks and drafts Prince to do the same fantasy football
TB, CLE, NO beef up on the DL; IND, PHI, SEA bolster run game.
Bowe, Charles keep it up, Cassel stays solid & Baldwin can roll right in and be a great fantasyfootball find for KC in this year's NFL Draft
Ravens pass on 26 and come back to still get CB Smith to help a BAL D ranked 21st v the pass
Pierre, Reggie, Ivory & drafting Mark Ingram? An already diluted fantasyfootball offense for the Saints just became a little more confusing
Cutler cries tears of joy; the Bears actually decided 2 protect him. Improves fantasyfootball value 4 Cutler, Knox, Forte & maybe even Olsen
Jets, Steelers gets defensive guys they can use all over the line. Bolsters what are already two good fantasyfootball defenses to have
Super Bowl champions select OT Sherrod in the NFLDraft. Grant/Starks, Rodgers and the Packer offense rejoices
• DAY 2 (Friday) •
The second day of the 2011 NFL Draft is over. With NFL.com streaming the Draft at the top left of my computer screen and Sirius NFL Radio blaring out of the speakers, I was hooked on the second day of the draft — which started way too early at 5 p.m. in the Central time zone and still should be a Saturday-Sunday affair, but I digress. Just as I did for Round 1, I spent the two rounds glued to NFL Network, Sirius NFL Radio, the Internet and Twitter and sent out the first thing that came to my mind in regards of the second day of drafting and how the picks made on Friday will affect the 2011 fantasy football season.Completely agree RT @YahooNoise: Biggest fantasy winner in RD 1: Julio Jones. Could be 2011's Mike Williams… (cont) http://deck.ly/~g0VH9
B2B QBs from Bengals and 49ers; Dalton & Kaepernick each have solid WRs in Green and Crabtree and solid OLs #NFLDraft #fantasyfootball
Beanie experiment over already for Cardinals? VaTech stud Ryan Williams could make instant impact #NFLDraft #fantasyfootball
Titans 4-3 D that needs run stoppers goes with a 3-4 LB that tanked it at the Combine? Interesting #NFLDraft
Shiancoe shined 2 years ago and now Kyle Rudolph joins the Vikings. Ponder-Rudolph a nice young connection in 2011 #fantasyfootball?
Titus Young to Lions to join what is becoming a nice, nice DET team on both sides of the ball. #fantasyfootball
RT @RossTuckerNFL At some point you have to wonder if DaQuan Bowers' knee is so bad that maybe he shouldn't even play football. This is crazy. And sad.
Lance Kendricks pairs up w/Bradford, opens up road for SJax and continues tradition of solid Wisconsin TEs in the #NFLDraft #fantasyfootball
Another Wisniewski to the Raiders. Run DMc smiles and maybe Campbell can put together a complete #fantasyfootball season
Bucs loading up DL w/Clayborn & Bowers. Doing what Panthers should've done: Finding a way 2 catch the NFC S QBs #NFLDraft #fantasyfootball
RT @ProFootbalFocus Bucs have now gone D-line with their first 2 picks in back to back drafts.
Already 9th v the pass & 8th v the rush, Giants get even stronger with Austin #NFLDraft #fantasyfootball
NFL No. 1 rushing offense just got the top center on many people's board in Hudson
Third-down back in the second round in Vereen? We will see. Still would be cautious of Patriots backs come #fantasyfootball season
More #fantasyfootball RBBC in Detroit as LeShoure joins Best for the Lions. Should make things better for Stafford, Megatron & Titus Young
As a Flacco dynasty #fantasyfootball owner, thank you Baltimore Ravens for giving him another weapon in Torrey Smith
Maybe Titans will get him and pair him with Locker, CJ and run the Wing-T RT @MattTaliaferro: @AthlonCorby What, no Randall Cobb?!?!?!
Someone has to shine in Cleveland in 2011, why not Greg Little since Hillis will be on Madden cover?
Three defensive picks in a row for Texans. Maybe a #fantasyfootball defense could finally catch up with HOU #fantasyfootball offense. Maybe
Chargers just drafted at 61 (Mouton) the first player not in Gil Brandt or Pat Kirwan's top 100
Thomas follows Pouncey as the Dolphins could be getting serious about this whole running game thing #NFLDraft #fantasyfootball
Steelers stocking both sides of the line is no surprise in that division
Packers offense just became even tougher to draft in #fantasyfootball w/ the addition of Cobb. Getting very Saints-ish up there in Titletown
RT @NFLDraftBible 2-64: #GreenBayPackers: Randall Cobb. Mr. Wildcat. Mr. Versatility. Mr. Everything. The new Hines Ward.
RT @EDSFootball With trades, #Redskins now have 11 picks in Rds 3-7: 79 (3rd); 127 (4th); 144, 146, 152 + 155 (5th); 177 (6th); 213, 217, 224 + 253 (7th).
MBIII done as a Cowboy? Now it's Murray/Jones show. More #fantasyfootball RBBC but Felix hasn't shown ability to be lead RB.
Mallet to the Patriots? Sure, why not.
Vereeen, Ridley, Law Firm & Woodhead for the Patriots. Too many cooks in the kitchen yet again for the NE #fantasyfootball backfield
So what's WAS left w/@QB if McNabb is moved/released? Perhaps same thing their BAL neighbor did a few years ago by getting a Blue Hen
RT @AdamSchefter One front office execcutive said last week that Ryan Mallett was the top-rated quarterback on the Patriots draft board.
1st thing out of Tim Ryan, Gil Brandt, Pat Kirwan's mouths is Titans latest pick DT Casey should've stayed at USC another year
Rams stock up WR corps w/ Boise's Pettis. Building up a solid offense in a weak division. Very #fantasyfootball friendly #NFLDraft thus far
Hankerson a good pairing with Armstrong and S. Moss in WAS ... if there is a QB there to get them the ball #fantasyfootball
Vincent Brown gets to stay in San Diego and join Floyd, VJax (maybe), Rivers and Mathews. Yes, please #fantasyfootball
RT@ WesBunting Still shocked #Hampton DL Kenrick Ellis has not come off the board yet #NFLDRAFT
RT @Bryan_Fontaine There are tons of values at TE to be had at the top of Day 3: Virgil Green, Luke Stocker, DJ Williams, Jordan Cameron, Julius Thomas
NFL Radio crew 2 Mallet on 40-yd dash vs. Brady: "That's all y'all wanna talk about. We don't run, we throw the ball; we're quarterbacks."
RT @WesBunting Colts land DT who plays with BAD intentions | National Football Post http://t.co/Xu65rYZ via @wesbunting
Hampton Bigdog fills gap that Jenkins leaves on the Jets DL
Grant/Starks and now speedster Alex Green from Hawaii joins the Packers backfield.
Panthers bookend 3rd rd w/ D-linemen. Smart move to try & slow down solid QBs in NFC S. See if it pays off 2x in 3rd instead of once in 1st