Three of the top four picks were used on big men, as were five of the top 10. Casual football fans usually do not appreciate the talents of these men in the trenches, which may lead many to view this draft as a boring one.
But don’t include Titans running back Chris Johnson in that camp. The former rushing champ topped 2,000 yards back in 2009 but has failed to match that production since. Johnson certainly deserves some of the blame for his inconsistency, but running behind a subpar offensive line has not helped.
So, when Tennessee used the 10th overall pick on Alabama guard Chance Warmack, who became famous as much for his exposed belly as his punishing blocks for the Crimson Tide, Johnson was overjoyed.
Here was the tailback’s reaction to the news about his new lead blocker:
Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) April 26, 2013
D.J. Fluker and Eddie Lacy took some time to game a bit with kids at a New York hospital before the draft.
Apparently the NFL employs the Secret Service to deliver the official draft hats to Radio City Music Hall.
The march of the hats. http://t.co/3udcnsDc6k—
(@ProFootballTalk) April 25, 2013
You have to keep an eye out for that quicksand, Adam Schefter. (h/t Barstool Chicago)