Well, that was more than a little crazy. Congratulations are also in order to J.J. Watt and Gabe Carimi, who were selected by the Houstan Texans and the Chicago Bears, respectively. I'm sure both of them will make Badger fans proud. The 2011 NFL Draft rolls along tonight with rounds two and three, so let's keep going with some rumors and speculation!
Badger fans' attention will shift now to Lance Kendricks and John Moffitt, both of whom are likely to be taken today. Drafttek.com has an updated mock draft after the first round, and it has the Dallas Cowboys once again taking Moffitt. I suppose that wouldn't surprise me, given that the Cowboys need to protect Tony Romo from breaking any more bones. In my experience, it's not a winning strategy.
Surprisingly (at least to me), Drafttek has Kendricks falling to Carolina Panthers in the fifth round. I think that would make sense for Carolina if Kendricks is there- its usually good to pair a rookie quarterback with a tight end as a kind of security blanket. I'm just not sure Kendricks will be available in the fifth round.
Hit the jump for more bits and rumors!
Rich Stewart of Upon Further Review thinks Moffitt may be a target of the Kansas City Chiefs in the later rounds.
Saying John Clay doesn't have a lot of momentum heading into the last few rounds would probably be an understatement. It looks like Clay may have been better off in school, but would he have gotten enough carries to make much of an impact?