Rich Eisen says Ponder at No. 12 is biggest surprise of Draft
Eisen thinks the Vikings taking quarterback Christian Ponder at No. 12 overall was the biggest surprise of the draft so far. “Of any pick in the first round, that was the most Lockout-affected,” Eisen said.
Eisen said that teams should go after a guy if he’s there guy regardless of slotting. But the risk is that GMs are tied to the hip with these quarterbacks. So the Vikings and other teams better be right.
Eisen also tried to explain why Cam Newton got booed. He said that’s New York. They love to boo. And maybe they think Newton is a phony.
“He has got his work cut out for him,” Eisen said of Newton. “The only way for him to do this is to do it on the field.”
Eisen said overall, it was a “strange, freaky night,” but he had a lot of fun because he knows all these guys will play in the league at some point.