Kiper unironically said JaMarcus Russell would be the next John Elway.I can live with it. I'm not over the moon, but not a horrible pick. He's got world-class speed and he's 6'2" with pretty good hands. I don't think he's quite the reach Kiper, etc are making him out to be.
Here's the thing, if they can play, it doesn't matter where they're taken.I would've liked it in the 4th round. It's like someone is whispering to BB, "Hey, if you don't select this 3th round guard in the 1st, he'll be gone!" "If you don't draft this 4th round WR in the 2nd, he'll be gone soon!" Even though three higher ranked WRs were taken just after the pick.
It isn't the players, it is when they are taken. At some point, the blinders need to come off.