It seems like ESPN has been doing stories on the draft for about the past two months. Can anyone say overkill? Still, I find it pretty interesting. It's like a never ending saga of the triumph of hope over experience. Only about 1/3 of first round picks pan out. A few become big stars, but many do not. Still, crummy teams will pass up potential all pro linemen to draft a QB in the first few picks. How many work out? Carson Palmer, Manning...not too many others. I like what NO did in concept, signing an experienced QB and leaving themselves the ability to take Reggie Bush or a stud lineman or trade down. I'm not convinced however that signing Brees was a great move. QB with a bum shoulder? When you look at what some of these guys did in the combine, it is incredible. Maryland TE Vernon Jordan apparently ran a sub 4.4 40, which is DB speed. N.C. State DE Mario Williams is nearly 300 pounds and ran 4.66 I think. If I'm drafting high and either of these guys is there, I'm picking them. Reggie Bush has limitations. He would be awesome on the right team, but is he an every down NFL back? I'm not sure. QB's are always a gamble. See "Leaf, Ryan."