POLL QUESTION – MAY 9
By ISM Staff & Contributors

WHAT TEAM DO YOU THINK DID THE WORST IN THE NFL DRAFT?

First of all, Happy Mothers Day.  If you still can, take a moment to call Mom.  She will DEFINITELY appreciate it.

Not a good response this week and for two pretty good reasons.  First, with Mothers Day, our “usual suspects” probably had made plans to do some travelling to see their mother especially since that was eliminated last year with Covid.

Second, and this is the one I believe is more appropriate, there wasn’t a huge misstep in my opinion by any of the 32 teams especially in the first round.  There were a few that made you scratch your head but, all in all, there weren’t any that made you go, “Boy, did they go off the reservation with that selection” as we have seen teams do in the past.

So, here’s our response, albeit a very short list of contributors, but very insightful and thought provoking as you will see.  Enjoy.

ADAM SZNAPSTAJLER – SOUTH FLORIDA SPORTS ANALYST
This one is pretty easy. The Texans. They traded their first and second round picks, 3 and 36, to the Dolphins for an above average left tackle in Laremy Tunsil. 
Now they’re about to lose their franchise quarterback  and missed out on the chance of a getting a quarterback to replace him or elite weapon that would be there when he got back in the first two rounds. That team will be mediocre for years to come because they wasted so much on an offensive lineman.

LEO HAGGERTY – EDITOR ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
At first glance, I have to say it’s the Bengals.  With QB Joe Burrow coming off a season-ending leg injury, you would have thought Cincinnati would have raced the card with the name of Oregon OT Penei Sewell on it when they went on the clock to protect the first pick in the 2020 NFP Draft.  When the choice was instead LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase, I shook my head in disbelief.  Then, after the end of the first round and I sat back to examine the big picture, I have to think that the Striped Cats higher ups may have consulted Burrow before they made the pick.  I tend to lean toward the opinion that #9 wanted Chase over Sewell.  If the Bengals can keep Burrow upright, this will be a great pick but it’s a BIG if.