The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft is over. I spent the first round glued to NFL Network, the Internet and Twitter and sent out the first thing that came to my mind in regards of the first 32 picks and how they will affect the 2011 fantasy football season.
@AthlonCorby Tweets from NFL Draft First Round
Newton should shine for one year just as VY did. Then what? Steve Smith South poised for another bad year. NFL Draft fantasyfootball angle
Von Miller only helps a Broncos D that was league worst. More opportunities for Knowshon, Lloyd and Tebow/Orton. NFL Draft fantasyfootball
Just as Broncos needed Miller to make stops, Bills worst against run and needed Dareus to plug holes. Spells more possessions 4 BUF offense
A.J. Green to CIN is great but what about Gresham, Simpson, Shipley. Too many mouths to feed. Similar to GB NFL Draft fantasyfootball
DRC and Peterson as the Cardinals DBs. Yes, please!
Julio Jones, Roddy White, Matt Ryan. The new big three? Oh, and a not-so Burner Turner still in the backfield. NFL Draft fantasyfootball
In 2010 Locker at 8 would've been a steal for TEN. Can't throw him 2 the wolves so expect a veteran in the lineup NFL Draft fantasyfootball
Whether it be Barber, Felix or Romo, Smith bolsters a struggling OL from last year. NFL Draft fantasyfootball
Gabbert to JAX a good fit. What a throwback: High-draft QB can actually learn a bit behind Garrard. Not much fantasyfootball affect for 2011
J.J Watt a great pick for a terrible HOU defense. More fantasyfootball opportunities for an already potent Texans offense NFL Draft
So here's the interesting thing for a few of the top fantasyfootball RBs: Locker and Chris Johnson, Gabbert and MJD, Ponder and AP (AD).
The lives of AP, Grant/Starks & Forte just became even tougher with DET selection of Fairley to go w/Suh. WOW! fantasyfootball NFL Draft
Chris Long and Quinn now on the D ends for STL. Build up that D and get the offense healthy and the Rams R dangerous in a terrible division
So does Pouncey over Mallet mean MIA is taking another stab at Henne? Give him protection and another shot at it in 2011.
Why does WAS not draft Prince here? Better chance to rush the NFC E QBs and get to them or take Prince to stop the NFC E WRs fantasyfootball
Already the best D in the league (yards allowed per game), and now SD gets Liuget. Look out Run DMc, Charles and Knowshon
So WAS passes on Prince to shutdown all the great receivers in the NFC E. NYG says thanks and drafts Prince to do the same fantasy football
TB, CLE, NO beef up on the DL; IND, PHI, SEA bolster run game.
Bowe, Charles keep it up, Cassel stays solid & Baldwin can roll right in and be a great fantasyfootball find for KC in this year's NFL Draft
Ravens pass on 26 and come back to still get CB Smith to help a BAL D ranked 21st v the pass
Pierre, Reggie, Ivory & drafting Mark Ingram? An already diluted fantasyfootball offense for the Saints just became a little more confusing
Cutler cries tears of joy; the Bears actually decided 2 protect him. Improves fantasyfootball value 4 Cutler, Knox, Forte & maybe even Olsen
Jets, Steelers gets defensive guys they can use all over the line. Bolsters what are already two good fantasyfootball defenses to have
Super Bowl champions select OT Sherrod in the NFLDraft. Grant/Starks, Rodgers and the Packer offense rejoices
Round 1 may be over but there will certainly be more thoughts to come, once I've had a chance to sleep on it, in regards to how Thursday affects the upcoming fantasy football season.
- Corby A. Yarbrough @AthlonCorby on Twitter