I was puttering around Reddit today, and I stumbled across this video in the 49ers sub-Reddit. It's actually just a small segment from ESPN's show "The Brady 6". The show took a look at the quarterbacks selected ahead of Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft.
It's an easy talking point, particularly given that in normal years the draft would have started tonight. But the Giovanni Carmazzi segment above has a line that made me laugh out loud. They're talking about how he is a yoga-practicing farmer. The short clip ends with a simple sentence said in the most serious of tones: "He has five goats." I don't know why, but it made me laugh.
Here is the full Brady 6 video.
Speaking of the draft, ten years ago today, the 2004 NFL Draft got underway. I've got a post about day 2 of that draft planned for tomorrow due to a notable second day pick, but the first day had a mix of solid and awful.
It got started in the first round with a pick that will live in 49ers infamy. The team had the No. 16 pick in the first round. They traded that pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for the Eagles first and second round picks. That dropped them to No. 28. They then dealt that pick to the Carolina Panthers for their first and fourth round picks. That dropped them to pick No. 31, where they drafted Rashaun Woods.
Aside from that abomination, there were some positives to come rom the draft. They used the Eagles second round pick on cornerback Shawntae Spencer. While Woods was a huge bust, Spencer had a solid career with the 49ers when he could stay healthy. He eventually left, but when healthy he was a stable option in the defensive backfield.
It is worth noting that the 49ers were not going to have many great wide receiver options at their disposal in this draft. Larry Fitzgerald went third overall. After that, Roy Williams went seventh overall. Lee Evans went 13th. When the 49ers were picking, wide receivers still on the board included Devery Henderson, Keary Colbert, Bernard Berrian, Samie Parker, Jerricho Cotchery, D.J. Hackett and Patrick Crayton. Not exactly a great mix of receivers.
We'll be back tomorrow to celebrate the 49ers best pick of the 2004 NFL Draft...CODY PICKETT!