#32 Pick: DE Phillip Merling, Clemson
Merling is a 6'4, 276 lbs defensive end. He projects as an ideal LDE and is called a "complete player" by both Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper Jr. Mayock went so far as to call this a very good value pick. Yet one more sign that Jason Taylor's days as a Dolphin are numbered. And yet one more sign that none of us know shit when it comes to this draft thing. But, yea, hooray Phillip Merling!
Update (7:30PM): TRADE ALERT? The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that Bucs and Fins may have a trade in place for Jason Taylor. The Bucs would give up their 2nd rounder (No. 52 overall). We'll should know more soon...
By the way, the Fins received the 115th overall pick from Philly for Lorenzo Booker.
#57 Pick: QB Chad Henne, Michigan
Holy and shit. As I predicted, Parcells done got his quarterback. The Mormon has himself some competition.
Update (10:19PM): Jeff Ireland addressed the media and fielded a few questions. He called the JT trade "strictly a rumor." He also spoke about Henne and Beck competing for the starting QB spot as well as the LoBook trade. I'll be back later with thoughts on day one. But first, I gotta eat and I gotta shit. Maybe not necessarily in that order. Nice job in the comments and e-mails today.