After a predictable first few picks – Sam Bradford to the Rams? Shocking. – the NFL Draft has suddenly been taken over by the writers from Lost.
The first big twist came – of course – courtesy of the Raiders, who reached a bit in selecting Rolando McClain at number 8.
Then the Jaguars did them one better, reaching way more than a bit to select unheralded defensive tackle Tyson Alualu at number 10.
And then things really got weird. The Broncos and Niners swung a trade, giving San Francisco the #11 pick, which they used on offensive tackle Anthony Davis. The very next pick was also traded, from Miami to San Diego. The Chargers took running back Ryan Matthews.
The Broncos then added to the craziness by trading back again, giving the #13 pick to Philadelphia. Denver’s high level of activity has led many to speculate they are trying to maneuver themselves into position to take Tim Tebow in the mid-20s.
Will the Vikings also get in on all this crazy trading? We’ll see.