Monday, February 23, 2009
One of the safer options in this year’s draft, Jenkins is the complete package when it comes to cornerbacks as there is little in his game not to love. A physical team leader with speed that should push for a starting job in camp and after an initial testing by quarterbacks Malcolm will be someone that offenses will not be throwing near with any frequency. He is clearly the top corner in this year’s draft and likely a future star in the NFL.
2. Vontae Davis Illinois 6-0 204 4.4
Vernon’s little brother is poised to become the more successful one of the duo if he able to transition his nearly off the chart physique and natural talent into a dynamic football player in the NFL. Clearly the most talented player on his team this year and often on the field, Vontae appeared to lose focus at times this year which may slightly lower his draft status. Not the pure lock down corner that Jenkins is but instead would be better at patrolling a designated area where he could read and react to the action as it unfolds in front of him. No question has all the ability to be a truly special player in this league and the only real flag is with his dedication to learning and perfecting his skills to maximize is God given natural talent. My money is on that he will be a permanent fixture on the All-Pro team in the coming years.
3. Alphonso Smith Wake Forest 5-9 193 4.4
Excels at nearly all aspects needed to be a successful corner in the NFL and based on his performance at the Senior Bowl appears to have the flair to make big plays in big moments. Only thing keeping this history major star from being #1 on this list is the fact that he stands at 5-9 and would certainly need help dealing with the modern day number receivers who normally range between 6-3 and 6-5. Alphonso compares with former NFL player Aaron Glenn and should have a similar if not better career.
4. D.J. Moore Vanderbilt 5-10 184 4.4
Complete player with great ball hawking skills having benefitted from his experience playing wide receiver and kick returning in the past. Height is still a concern when dealing with taller and stronger NFL receiver so he may never be more than a #2 corner on a team. David James is an intelligent player who will rarely make the mental mistake to cost his team and possesses the short term memory to be a starting corner in the league for many years.
5. Domonique Johnson Jackson State 6-2 192 4.3
Great size and speed for a corner but will have to prove what he can do against a higher level of competition on a regular basis. Anytime a player transfers, as Domonique did from Missouri, due to disputes/hard feelings with a school or coaching staff a flag has to be raised with how well he takes to coaching and criticism. Being an industrial engineering major shows that Domonique has the intelligence to certainly digest some big subjects but he may need a tougher shell to deal with coaches trying to bring out the best. Should become a great nickel corner early in his career before assume a starting spot in two or three years.
6. Coye Francis San Jose State 6-0 179 4.4
Nice speed and size for a corner but will need to add 15 lbs to make it through a full NFL season. He was released from his scholarship at Oregon State due to a firearm charge that was later dismissed. Has track speed and from the limited D1 games he’s played he certainly has a lot to offer teams, I just wish he had more games under his belt to get a better full picture what he was in all about. Teams will certainly have some questions for him and a lot of studying before taking Coye. Better selection for an established team that can take on the risk rather than a struggling team that needs take a more on the conservative route.
7. Darius Butler Connecticut 5-10 178 4.4
8. Sean Smith Utah 6-3 210 4.5
9. Mike Mickens Cincinnati 5-11 176 4.5
10. Victor Harris Virginia Tech 5-11 186 4.6
11. Captain Munnerlyn South Carolina 5-9 185 4.3
12. Asher Allen Georgia 5-10 198 4.4
13. Jairus Byrd Oregon 6-0 205 4.6
14. Keenan Lewis Oregon State 6-1 198 4.5
15. Bruce Johnson Miami (Fla.) 5-10 182 4.4
16. DeAngelo Smith Cincinnati 5-11 191 4.5
17. Cary Harris USC 6-0 188 4.5
18. Kevin Barnes Maryland 6-1 188 4.5
19. Morgan Trent Michigan 6-1 190 4.5
20. Joe Burnett Central Florida 5-10 185 4.5
21. Jahi Word-Daniels Georgia Tech 6-0 194 4.5
22. Jerraud Powers Auburn 5-9 192 4.4
23. Don Carey Norfolk State 6-0 186 4.5
24. Donald Washington Ohio St. 6-0 194 4.5
25. Bradley Fletcher Iowa 6-1 196 4.4
26. Londen Fryar Western Michigan 5-11 192 4.5
27. Ellis Lankster West Virginia 5-9 191 4.5
28. Ryan Palmer Texas 5-9 190 4.4
29. Glover Quin New Mexico 5-11 200 4.5
30. Chris Owens San Jose St. 5-10 178 4.4
31. Ryan Mouton Hawaii 5-9 180 4.4
32. Brandon Hughes Oregon State 5-11 177 4.5
33. William Middleton Furman 5-9 175 4.5
34. Lydell Sargeant Penn State 5-9 186 4.4
35. Allen Langford Wisconsin 5-11 190 4.5
36. Tony Carter Florida St. 5-9 178 4.5
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
1. Eugene Monroe Virginia 6-5 315 5.23
Another great Cavilers lineman who will be a welcome addition for any NFL quarterback next fall. During the 2007 season, Monroe teamed with last year’s #1 pick of the Kansas City, Branden Albert, to form one of the most dominating left sides of any line in college football. Once Albert left for the NFL, Monroe maintained a high level of play which can be attributed to his desire and practice habits. Should have a similar rookie season to his former teammate Albert as someone who contends early for a starting spot and gets better as the year progresses. Another player who got a great start to his career by receiving top coaching at the University of Virginia. (Update 2/22: With Andre Smith poor performance at the combine Monroe has now moved clearly to the top tackle spot)
2. Jason Smith Baylor 6-5 300 5.14
A natural leader, with nice size, very athletic (played a little tight end in high school and college) and mature (being a 5th year senior). He will have to continue to focus on his strength which should not be a major issue for a guy of Jason’s character. Playing at Baylor it is obvious that his run blocking at this point is superior to his pass blocking but again it should not be difficult for Jason to improve rather quickly once he reaches his NFL destination. Jason should hear his name called somewhere between picks 12 to 18 in round one and should have a stellar career providing leadership and integrity to any franchise fortunate enough to select him.
3. Andre Smith Alabama 6-4 340 5.28
A mountain of a man, who will need to keep his weight in check to maximize his skills however when motivated Andre is as dominating as any linemen in recent memory. Only game ever missed was recent Sugar Bowl when he was suspended for dealing with an agent. Most of his shortcoming seem to show up when he lazy and not fully focused on the task at hand. It will be vital that he gets to a team with an offensive line coach that will push him to become the dominating force he has the ability to be in the league. (Update 2/22: Poor combine now endanger of sliding further if anything else goes wrong)
4. Michael Oher Mississippi 6-5 309 5.22
Certainly one of the most overly securitized players available is this year’s draft as he was a borderline 1st round pick last year and on every team’s radar this season and pretty much since he entered college. Oher is a textbook left tackle who is not easily fooled or confused by a defender. He prefers to lead by example instead of being the vocal leader of the team. Michael should be a day one starter and perennial Pro Bowler by no later than his third season as he will continue to improve all aspects of his play as he adapts to the pro game. Very safe pick.
5. Eben Britton Arizona 6-6 310 5.09
Intelligent player that is rarely caught out of position but will have an learning curve to the NFL game after playing in the spread offense during his time at Arizona. Starting 37 consecutive games in college, Eben has the making of a cornerstone lineman for a team and should be able to help inside at the guard position when a team requires assistance. Eben should be a starter by mid way through his rookie season. As the first round progresses Britton will be the type of player that a team will look to trade into the end of the round to select as happens every draft.
6. William Beatty Connecticut 6-6 291 5.16
Seems to have emerged almost out of nowhere this season and dominated as well as any other linemen in the country. Beatty was able to show this year that he has fully recovered from the mental part of the broken leg he suffered in the middle of the 2006 season. In 2007 he showed limited promise but the switch really seemed to flip this season, as he was able to focus his entire attention to improving his game on all facets. Teams concerns regarding his intensity for the game should be reduced when dealing with this former Honor Roll student as Beatty appears to have the genetic make up to give whatever he does 100% of his effort. Great selection for a team in the early to mid part of round two.
7. Troy Kropog Tulane 6-6 316 4.90
8. Jamon Meredith South Carolina 6-5 289 5.09
9. Phil Loadholt Oklahoma 6-8 343 5.38
10. Fenuki Tupou Oregon 6-6 328 5.26
11. Cornelius Lewis Tennessee State 6-5 314 5.23
12. Augustus Parrish Kent State 6-4 297 5.17
13. Jason Watkins Florida 6-6 317 5.22
14. Andrew Gardner Georgia Tech 6-6 302 5.22
15. Xavier Fulton Illinois 6-5 301 4.98
16. Joel Bell Furman 6-7 312 5.24
17. Garrett Reynolds North Carolina 6-7 310 5.28
18. Ramon Foster Tennessee 6-5 338 5.29
19. Alex Boone Ohio State 6-8 330 5.27
20. Sebastian Vollmer Houston 6-7 314 5.27
21. Robert Brewster Ball State 6-4 312 5.10
22. Andrew Hartline Central Michigan 6-5 294 5.14
23. Gerald Cadogan Penn State 6-4 315 5.24
24. Kyle Link McNeese State 6-5 300 5.24
25. Jose Valdez Arkansas 6-5 312 4.98
26. Ryan McKee Southern Miss 6-6 290 4.92
27. Ryan Stanchek West Virginia 6-3 305 5.26
28. Eric Vanden Heuvel Wisconsin 6-8 324 5.30
29. Dan Gay Baylor 6-4 314 5.22
30. Sam Allen Grand Valley State 6-5 300 5.00
31. Ben Muth Stanford 6-6 298 5.36
32. Phil Trautwein Florida 6-6 310 5.32
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Smart player, rarely caught out of position, has nice speed and very fluid when pursuing the ball. Curry is the type of person that teams savor having as part of their franchise as they are leaders on and off the field. Was normally the best player on the field at any given time. According his school bio he has future plans to be a lawyer after his career is complete and could become a real face of the NFL down the road. Would look great playing for Cleveland next season and is one of the safest picks coming out this season.
2. Aaron Maybin Penn State 6-4 248 4.7
Freakish talent that made the most of his opportunity this year as a starter at Penn State and is ready to cash in on it. Possesses some qualities to his game (speed, pursuit, backpedaling) that compares him favorably with guys like Ware, Harrison and Merrimen some of the best in the NFL. One drawback is history of recent Penn State players (especially defensively) not having much of a ceiling left in their game due to the quality of coaching they’ve received at Penn State. Maybin appears to be different as he looks to only be scratching the surface.
3. Brian Cushing USC 6-3 243 4.7
Great versatility as he has spent some time at defensive end and middle linebacker for the Trojans as well as the majority at strong side linebacker. Anyone who can start as a freshman at USC has to be a special player and Cushing is certainly that type of guy as he brings a fierceness not seen in many. Only true area of concern comes in durability as he has missed games or practice time because of the following injuries: a high ankle sprain in 2007, a shoulder separation in 2005, and knee and shoulder surgery in 2006 and 2007 respectively. If teams believe Cushing style of play can hold up for a seventeen week schedule then he will likely hear his name called early in round one if they have concerns then he will like slide no later than the top of round two.
4. Larry English Northern Illinois 6-2 254 4.7
Rock-solid player who right now can start at outside linebacker on most teams but would have to add 10 to 15 lbs. to also be able to put his hand down and play end. English plays the angles very well and has quick hands and feet to stay with any tight end. Similar to Cliff Avril from Purdue last year and will likely develop in the same manner. Safe, solid pick anywhere after the 20th spot in round one.
5. Clint Sintim Virginia 6-3 249 4.7Nice combo of size, speed and durability that should have Sintim going earlier than his stats might warrant. One of the under-rated players in this year’s draft, Sintim is an Al Groh player and everyone knows guys like Coughlin, Belicheck and Parcells value that fact. Sintim will have to work on improving his overall strength but should see a late first round selection likely to a team like the Dolphins or Giants teams that put a premium on high character guys.
6. Clay Matthews USC 6-3 246 4.7
No player available in this year’s draft has better bloodlines than Clay Matthews Jr. with his dad Clay playing 19 years, Uncle Bruce, a Hall of Famer, and even his grandfather Clay played in the NFL in 1950s. According to most services Clay Matthews is flying up most boards and looks to be a certain day one selection based on his strong Senior Bowl. Matthews has only started ten games which can be explained by many reasons including depth of talent at USC, finally getting an opportunity to get on the field, or maybe finally have the switch go on and putting it all together. Whatever is the case I would not bet against this kid as he seems to be merely scratching the service of his talents and would look great playing in Arizona, Pittsburgh, or Carolina.
7. Tyrone McKenzie South Florida 6-2 244 4.6
8. Marcus Freeman Ohio State 6-1 235 4.6
9. Cody Brown Connecticut 6-2 243 4.7
10. Zack Follett California 6-2 234 4.7
11. Nic Harris Oklahoma 6-2 233 4.6
12. Jonathan Casillas Wisconsin 6-1 226 4.5
13. Mortty Ivy West Virginia 6-2 239 4.7
14. Jason Williams Western Illinois 6-1 241 4.6
15. Victor Butler Oregon St. 6-2 241 4.6
16. DeAndre Levy Wisconsin 6-3 228 4.6
17. Lee Robinson Alcorn State 6-2 243 4.7
18. Corey Smith Cincinnati 6-0 224 4.6
19. Kaluka Maiava USC 6-0 232 4.7
20. Robert Francois Boston College 6-3 243 4.7
21. Johnny Williams Kentucky 6-2 242 4.7
22. Kevin Akins Boston College 6-2 228 4.5
23. James Holt Kansas 6-3 226 4.6
24. Brian Toal Boston College 6-1 238 4.6
25. Solomon Elimimian Hawaii 5-11 228 4.7
26. Ashlee Palmer Mississippi 6-2 223 4.6
Thursday, February 12, 2009
He possess the size and strength of most of the premier receivers in this league and has more than adequate speed proving to be more quick than fast. Would clearly be the number one selection if any other team had it besides Detroit and would be a great selection for the Seahawks early in round one. The closest thing to a sure thing going into the draft this Biletnikoff Award winner is somewhere between Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald and Dallas’s WR Roy Williams and should be a star fairly quick in the NFL (can you say Rookie of the Year). (Update 2/22: Even with the injury still the number one receiver at this point.)
2. Percy Harvin Florida 5-11 195 4.3
Can score from just about anywhere on the field, a team leader at Florida with great speed and possess that extra gear to make him almost impossible to bring down in the open field. His recent injuries make me a little nervous on how he’ll hold up to a 17 week regular season so he may need to focus on improving his strength.. Similar in style of play to former NFL star, Terry Glenn, as Harvin could score anytime he touches the ball. Harvin would be a nice fit for Oakland or Jacksonville in round 1.
3. Jeremy Maclin Missouri 6-1 200 4.4
Multi-talented receiver who is the only player in the country to have scored a touchdown via rushing, receiving, kick and punt return. He has soft hands and the ability to make some difficult catches and should only improve when receiving passes from NFL talented quarterbacks. Maclin showed at an early age the desire to find the right spot for him turning down scholarship offers from more receiver friendly schools like Texas Tech and Ohio State. Maclin would be a welcome addition to the Bengals or Buccaneers as they continue to reshape their wide receiving core.
4. Hakeem Nicks North Carolina 6-1 210 4.5
Great example of striking when the iron is hot as Nicks leaves North Carolina after putting up some crazy numbers in his last game against West Virginia. Five receptions, 181 yards and three TDs is an amazing way to call it a career. Nicks seems to have just scratched the surface of his abilities and certainly benefitted from former NFL coach, Butch Davis, being in Chapel Hill the past few seasons. Nice size/speed combo that would be a perfect as a #3 next season and eventually be groomed to take a starting role within a year.
5. Derrick Williams Penn State 5-11 197 4.4
One of the most explosive, game changing players at Penn State in recent memory and for my money was actually under used by the normally outstanding Penn State coaching staff. He’s a very fluid player with great field awareness and the leader that teams crave from their wide receivers. Williams, a team captain, has experience as a kick returner, punt returner, rushing and receiving the ball and would be the great addition to a team that is also incorporating the “Wild Cat” into their offense arsenal. Williams likely will be a better pro than he was a college player where he had to share receptions with lesser talented guys. He would look really good in a Miami or Baltimore jersey next season.
6. Juaquin Iglesias Oklahoma 6-1 204 4.5
Battle tested receiver with soft hands who is very team oriented and seems to work hard at his route running. Played in the shadow of Malcolm Kelly in 2007 while actually having more yards and receptions. If a team is looking for a solid #2 wide receiver that will run good routes, help as a punt returner and never be a distraction then Iglesias is their guy. He has some qualities that remind me of a John Taylor or Robert Brooks kind of guy.
7. Darrius Heyward-Bey Maryland 6-2 206 4.4
Has the ability to be a special player when he is part of the game plan but needs to practice the way he wants to perform in the games. His focus on things like blocking, route-running and catching the ball needs to sharpen on every play regardless of game or practice. When he is on he can dominate as good as any receiver coming out but that focus at times is lacking. Boom or bust type of player.
8. Brian Robiskie Ohio State 6-3 207 4.5
Does most things very well to be a successful wide receiver at the next level (not surprising for Terry Robiskie’s son) but doesn’t have top flight speed to be a real deep threat instead he will likely work better as an underneath type of option. Has some experience as a punt return which will help his overall value to a team. Would be a great player to be groomed to replace Marvin Harrison in Indianapolis and become Reggie Wayne’s sidekick.
9. Kenny Britt Rutgers 6-4 215 4.5
Hard not to love a receiver with his size but he will need to improve his strength and add a few pounds to last in the NFL for a full season. Ideally will need to go to a veteran wide receiving core where he can sit and learn before being expected to make an instant contribution.
10. Pat White West Virginia 6-0 190 4.5
I realize he is insisting he is a quarterback but his brightest future will likely to become a cross between Seneca Wallace and Antwan Randle-El. He’s a playmaker but too short to be a starting QB so some sort of hyprid of Randle-El and Wallace might make Pat White one of the most dangerous players in the league. Pat is the type of player if you get the ball in his hands at least ten to twelve times a game good things are going to happen.
11. Ramses Barden Cal Poly 6-6 227 4.6 Freakish size but will take time to develop.
12. Louis Murphy Florida 6-2 205 4.4
13. Jarrett Dillard Rice 5-10 185 4.6
14. Brandon Tate North Carolina 6-1 195 4.5
15. Mohamed Massaquoi Georgia 6-2 210 4.5
16. Patrick Turner USC 6-5 221 4.6 Boom or bust type of player that could become something special or completely out of the league in 3 years.
17. Brandon Gibson Washington State 6-1 204 4.53
18. Austin Collie BYU 6-2 206 4.6
19. Aaron Kelly Clemson 6-5 193 4.6
20. Kevin Ogletree Virginia 6-2 190 4.5
21. Mike Thomas Arizona 5-8 187 4.4
22. Kenny McKinley South Carolina 6-0 182 4.5
23. Darius Passmore Marshall 6-1 186 4.5
24. Deon Butler Penn State 5-11 168 4.5..Scrappy player who make it for special teams and as a 5th receiver.
25. Quan Cosby Texas 5-8 191 4.5
26. Jamarko Simmons Western Michigan 6-2 234 4.6
27. Brooks Foster North Carolina 6-1 204 4.5
28. Demetrius Byrd LSU 6-1 200 4.5
29. Greg Orton Purdue 6-3 210 4.5
30. Jeremy Childs Boise State 6-0 196 4.4
31. Mike Wallace Mississippi 6-0 189 4.33
32. Michael Jones Arizona State 6-3 206 4.6
33. Sammie Stroughter Oregon State 5-10 182 4.4
34. Tiquan Underwood Rutgers 6-2 185 4.5
35. Dominique Edison Stephen F. Austin 6-2 192 4.4
36. Manuel Johnson Oklahoma 5-11 186 4.5
37. Marko Mitchell Nevada 6-4 204 4.5
38. D.J. Boldin Wake Forest 5-11 220 4.6
39. Greg Carr Florida State 6-6 216 4.6..Big target who seems to drop more than he catches.
40. Dobson Collins Gardner-Webb 6-0 185 4.5
41. Jordan Norwood Penn State 5-10 174 4.5
42. Brian Hartline Ohio State 6-2 186 4.5
43. John Knox Abilene Christian 5-11 183 4.4
44. Freddie Brown Utah 6-3 215 4.6
45. Jaison Williams Oregon 6-5 239 4.5
46. Quentin Chaney Oklahoma 6-4 208 4.6
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
1. Detroit: Matthew Stafford QB Georgia..Stafford is the franchise QB they’ve been waiting for and should start early in his rookie.
2. St. Louis: Andre Smith OT Alabama….Big mauler to take over the Orlando Pace spot.
3. Kansas City: Michael Oher OT Mississippi...With the pending trade for Matt Casell they need to protect him.
4.Seattle: Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech..Awesome talent that will instantly improve their offense
5.Cleveland: Aaron Curry OLB Wake Forest. Perfect style of play for the new regime and the city.
6.Cincinnati: Aaron Maybin OLB/DE Penn State…With Lewis mentor Maybin he could become the Bengals version of James Harrison.
7.Oakland: Percy Harvin WR Florida..Al Davis loves HR threats and drafting a player earlier than the "experts" predict.
8.Jacksonville: Jeremy Maclin WR Missouri…Make up for Reggie Williams, Matt Jones and Ernest Wilford not panning out.
9.Green Bay: Eugene Monroe OT Virginia..The long term health of Aaron Rodgers is the key to their future.
10.San Francisco: Mark Sanchez QB USC…The next great franchise QB.
11.Buffalo: B.J. Raji DT Boston College……The big clog up the middle that McCargo never turned into for the Bills.
12.Denver: Hakeem Nicks WR North Carolina….Had great bowl game and will prove to be a nice running mate to Marshall and possible insurance policy if needed.
13.Washington: Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia…eventual replacement/insurance policy for Portis and his wacky behavior. It would be hard for the Skins to leave Knowshon on the board.
14.New Orleans: Malcolm Jenkins CB Ohio State..stud corner that should start immediately.
15.Houston: Jason Smith OT Baylor
16.San Diego: LeSean McCoy RB Pittsburgh..LT’s eventual replacement.
17. NY Jets: Rey Maualuga ILB USC..Great player and personality for Ryan’s new defense.
18. Chicago: Vontae Davis CB Illinois..Great talent and instant fan favorite.
19. Tampa Bay: Derrick Williams WR Penn State..With the pending departure of Joey Galloway, he’ll fill that role and more nicely.
20.Detroit: Fili Moala DT USC…Force up the middle of the defense for new coach, Jim Schwartz.
21. Philadelphia: Chris Wells RB Ohio State..Finally Westbrook gets someone to share a few carries with and maybe be healthy at the end of the year.
22. Minnesota: Michael Johnson DE Georgia Tech….Kearse like talent too hard to pass up.
23. New England: Larry English OLB Northern Illinois…perfect player for their scheme .
24. Atlanta: Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma State..Great young target for Matt Ryan.
25. Miami: Clint Sintim OLB Virginia….Young talent linebacker who learned a lot from Al Groh (who also happens to be close with The Tuna).
26. Baltimore: James Laurinatis ILB Ohio State….With the likely pending departure of one of the linebackers the Ravens will need to address the position.
27. Indianapolis: Peria Jerry DT Mississippi..The constant search to upgrade the defensive talent to match the offensive side.
28. Philadelphia: Brian Cushing OLB USC…Best available player at this time and should push to start soon.
29. NY Giants: Brian Orakpo DE Texas…Another steal for the Giants as they have excelled at taking the best available player regardless of position.
30. Tennessee: Paul Kruger DE Utah..With possible defensive line departures the Titans would be wise to this direction in round one.
31. Arizona: Everette Brown DE Florida State..Likely losing one of their DE starters.
32. Pittsburgh: Alphonso Smith CB Wake Forest…Only “weakness” on the defense.
Again this is just some food for thought and something that will certainly changing in the coming months. I hope you enjoy and as always share with me your thoughts.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
- Football has a clock so the game will end eventually while a baseball game could go on forever.....
- Football is a once a week event that friends and family can get together and watch and is held at the same general three times (1, 4 or 8:30 PM) through the week. Baseball games are on at all hours of the day and tie up way to much time during the week to really care.
- 16 Games in a season compared to 162 in baseball. Who really cares in May if you won 10 in a row since there is several months left to your season? While in football if you rip off 10 wins in a row you can usually count on going to the playoffs.
- Cheerleaders football has them and baseball doesn’t.
- Tailgating. Complete festive atmosphere for a football game. Do people tailgate for a baseball game since it’s only 1/162 of the season?
- NFL Sunday Ticket you can watch every game of your favorite team. MLB pass doesn’t guarantee that.
- Drug policy the NFL has one while MLB has a time known as “the steroid era”..
- Salary Cap. Keeps teams from becoming like the Yankees and always allows small market teams a real chance to compete every year.
- NFL Draft. All fans get a first hand chance to see their teams get better instantly while in MLB you may never see your team’s #1 pick again. It’s like they go into the Witness Protection Program
- Seeing a two minute drive to win a game, division or Super Bowl dwarfs any single HR for excitement by some roid range jerk like Bonds, Sosa or Kent.
- We never went a year in the modern time without a Super Bowl not so with the World Series (see 1994)