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"The NFL draft Howard, even covering the NFL for many years. We're talking about the NFL coverage in in how they're seventeen networks now covering the NFL is is possible to have too much coverage. I don't know. Too much. I really don't because the public is who determines it? Sure. And the public and the public is just has an insatiable appetite for this stuff. And you know, a lot of the interviews that I've been doing this week and last and talking about how the draft has come. I was on the first broadcast for ESPN in nineteen eighty and then in what is now it's another world, and, but you know, with the draft of the coverage on the internet and the mock drafts and all that I say the number of there are it's just crazy. It's over the top. But yet the people love them people didn't want them and read them and talk about them. Then no one would do. And so that's what drives it all. And so as long as the public watches, then that's going to be the key. We'll be interesting this year with a third network doing doing something totally different ABC's and the other two to see what kind of traction they get with the competition. But. Like, I said, it just seems that whatever it is football related with the NFL people. Just can't get enough of it. We get to the drafts of interesting news today regarding Josh Gordon and now New England Patriots. How does the Josh Gordon movie end? Yeah. I don't think anybody knows the answer to that one. Probably the person who knows the answers Josh court. And so that's the thing about it. And so the patriots are. You know, what's this all about when he was suspended during last season? Everyone's Josh, Gordon. But you know, who don't censor? The patriots are figuring. Hey, we retain the right? If it gets his act together, then we've got him eat annot now signing that tender that money counts against the cat. Now. Of course, when you have a cabinet as high as it is another two million dollars, isn't that big a deal, and obviously you get paid a dime unless he's on the roster. And so I would think though that the patriots wouldn't have done this in less. They were getting some good reports about where Josh Gordon is with his life since. The suspension came down. Whatever last November. I guess. Early December that here it is. It's been several months, and they must have some I would think inclination or insight that says that he might be available at some point this season. But we'll wait and see. But like I said an answer to your question. I don't think anybody knows that answer. Howard. Please tell me that you don't believe that the Oakland riders are going to take a quarterback at four. I I don't think they should. But you know, like. You can never say never. I mean, that's that's the thing about the draft. And I often said this is that we all whether we talk about the draft to write about it. Whatever it is. We should eliminate the word unexpected or surprise from vocabulary. Because there's there's no such thing as a surprise when it comes to the NFL draft. And that's just the reality guys couple years ago. If I was on the allows on your show two nights before the draft. And I said I'm going to predict that the Kansas City. Chiefs are going to trade up to number ten and Patrick Mahomes. And you probably would have sent someone to my house to have to have my brain tested wondering if I if I totally lost my mind, and yet that would happen. And so that's why you just never know. And of course, the the raiders situations different than the chiefs. They had a quarterback that was getting up there in years. The raiders have still pretty young guy who you should be able to build something really good around. But that doesn't mean that Jon Gruden Mike may I don't have some crazy scenario cockpit where they just might might take one and they signed several others in the off season surprise in another guy. I would be crazy to do that in the first round. Maybe at the end of the first round there's someone sitting there that they can beat developed. But if they take someone early I think that that would be a little crazy. But that doesn't mean that I dismissed it as being a possibility of happening Howard. Is there a team in the top ten that you can see frightening out of their current spot and accumulating additional picks? I think there several teams that would like to trade out the question is. And then the jets have been a team in a lot of people talked about because you know, this is this is a draft. It's pretty strong and defensive players. There's gonna be a bunch of defensive lineman that going to top five ten and so teams trading down know that they're still going to get a really good player if they trade down a few spots, the key is who wants to trade up. And what are they looking for? I would think that the team I like to in some respects. I liked the draft to come to be especially when there's that many good players, especially if you need a defensive lineman now up to get one of those quarterbacks as we're talking about the trade up two years ago with Mahomes, we had to bear trade up at spot San Francisco to get Mitchell Trubisky we have buffalo trading Josh Allen. So. If one of these teams wants a quarterback and has their mind set on a certain one, then we could see a trade like that in the top ten and again, no one really knows what these teams are thinking. But if they're like I said if there's a team that has identified one of these quarterbacks than that. That's that's the position that certainly were trading up for if you wanna get you wanna get a guy sticking with the quarterback team doesn't seem to be really rated as a high quarterback challenged draft. But which team Indo which quarterback is going to screw everybody fix up by grabbing somebody early in. Yeah. That's that's a really good question. And obviously what the cardinals do will set the stage for what happens after that. And they do take Tyler Mary than I think we're going to see three other quarterbacks. Maybe a fourth goal in the first round the question is where will it be? Will it be Denver? Will it be? My aunt. Will it be Washington? I mean, those are all pretty good possibilities for a team taking a quarterback. I think it's still pretty good draft for quarterbacks. And so, you know, yes, there's not a guy that you just automatically say is going to be in a Pro Bowl in a couple of years. But I think I several of these guys with the right situation. The right coaching the coaching staff and the right team around him. I think they have the chance to be very good players talking to Howard Walser NFL draft two nights from now. Progressive insurance guest line here Spey nation radio Howard. It's never been Bill. Bell checks MO to trade up. But with the retirement of rob gronkowski that the tight end out of Iowa Hawkins sent a lot of people are talking about would be a great replacement. He may go. Hi, people saying even top ten pick possibly could you see Bella check making a move with with Matt Patricia in Detroit to try to move up to Hopkinson. I think we could see him try to move up getting metal from thirty two to eight is probably wait too far to go. Okay. The patriots have a lot of ammunition a bunch of extra of other picks the second third round. But to give up that many to give up what you have to give up that far. I think would be very very difficult. But it can who knows who knows when Hawkins middle go. I I'm you know yet. You're right. He could go that early or he, you know, obviously, he might not. And I think they've obviously there's certainly looking at the tight end very closely. And there's you know, they they might feel. We can stay where you are. And then, but if someone is still sitting there when you get into the twenty well that would be the place to make a move because it's not going to be as costly. As like, I said, I can't even imagine what it would take to move up twenty four spots. Because if you're the lions and all you need, then to trade down that is is pretty crazy. You make that move and then moved back up because of the hall you've gotten from the patriots. But still move out of the top ten and get a player that can really come in and help your football team. I would not be the greatest move for the"