Offensive linemen dominate first round of NFL draft
The much anticipated NFL Draft kicked off Thursday night, and it was one of the most unusual first rounds in recent memory. The picks were dominated by offensive linemen, with Central Michigan's Eric Fisher going to the Kansas City Chiefs for the first pick. He was later joined by four other linemen in the top 10 picks.
"That's a lot of love for the big boys up front, which we usually don't get," Fisher told The Associated Press.
Perhaps most interesting is the fact that so few skill players were drafted in the first round. Florida State's EJ Manuel was the only quarterback to come off the board when he was picked by the Buffalo Bills. Furthermore, only two wide receivers were selected - Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson and West Virginia's Tavon Austin - and no running backs were picked.
There are many big names in college football that are still available. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, USC quarterback Matt Barkley and West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith - who many felt was a potential first overall pick - are all up for grabs entering the second round.