Two weeks ago, Marc and I did our Wednesday Night Draft on the Ultimate all-time offense to win one game. I will readily admit that Marc did a great job and his GM skills were certainly on point. I figured I had to return the favor so to speak a few day ago. We did our Wednesday Night Draft and this time it was the Ultimate all-time defense to win one game.
I came in with a plan. I had to win a game, right? So, I wanted maximum pressure on the offense with speed on the edge and I wanted the ultimate in a position-less defense, if possible. So, here's what I came up with, in order of selection.
Edge - Derrick Thomas, Chiefs
Interior (he will be on my team) - Reggie White, Eagles/Packers
Interior defensive line - Joe Greene, Steelers
Cornerback - Darrelle Revis, Jets
LB/S/Stud - Sean Taylor, Redskins
Edge - Von Miller, Broncos
Safety - Ronnie Lott, 49ers
Cornerback - Mike Haynes, Patriots/Raiders
Linebacker - Luke Kuechly, Panthers
Safety/Nickel - Charles Woodson, Raiders/Packers
Safety - Troy Polamalu, Steelers
Speed off the edge? Check - Von and DT were two of the fastest players ever to rush the edge.
Versatility? Check - I'm only playing one linebacker but Kuechly is an absolute stud sideline to sideline. Furthemore, I'm playing Kuechly alongside Lott, Woodson, Polamalu and Sean Taylor. Basically, I'm daring Marc's offense to run repeatedly, which he might do (he drafted Jim Brown AND Walter Payton), but he won't. I know him. So, I'm basically playing with four safeties and a large safety (Kuechly) at linebacker. Plus, I can arrange these 11 in a multitude of formations and schemes. I mean, c'mon, I got Troy Polamalu as Mr. Irrelevant in this draft.
Here's Marc team so you can see how he did.
Edge - LT, Giants
Edge/Interior - J.J. Watt, Texans
Cornerback - Deion Sanders, Falcons/49ers/Cowboys
Outside linebacker - Ted Hendricks, Raiders
Cornerback/defensive back - Dick 'Night Train' Lane, Lions/Rams
Safety - Ken Houston, Redskins/Oilers
Edge - Bruce Smith, Bills
Interior defensive lineman - Merlin Olsen, Rams
Linebacker - Ray Lewis, Ravens
Safety - Ed Reed, Ravens
Defensive lineman - Randy White, Cowboys
His team is fine, but it's not my team, right? RIGHT?!? Anyhow, it was a truly fun exercise, to say the least. Tune into our next Wednesday Night Draft on Texans All-Access 6-7 PM every Wednesday night leading up to the actual NFL Draft on April 23 - 25th.