LATE APRIL SNOW and PACKER DRAFT REACTION

This last Monday of April has been rather snowy at times for parts of the area and I'm starting to get a lot of emails about it.  The strong cold front from this past Friday (which triggered storms with large hail in our area) has now pushed well south and eastward throughout the past weekend... allowing some very chilly conditions from the northwest to move in.   We're in a trough (valley) of a rather strong Rossby Wave, which will continue to keep things a bit on the chilly side for about the next 7-10 days.  That doesn't mean we won't get back to 60 at any time, but it does mean it will be hard for the area to stay in the 60's for any extended period of time.   Some milder weather should return thereafter.

Now, on to the draft.  I had the luxury of being in Green Bay during the draft and got to experience the fun and excitement of covering the draft at Lambeau Field.  When the Packers were getting ready to pick for round #1, it looked like all signs were pointing to Brandon Flowers, a CB from Virginia Tech.  After hearing Thompson speak, it sounds like the Packers were thinking he'd still be on the board at their first 2nd round pick, #36 overall.  However, the KC Chiefs had a different idea, drafting him as the #35 overall pick.. one right before the Packers.  The Packers then went out and got the WR Jordy Nelson from K-State.  I'm not sure what they were thinking by grabbing a position player in an area where their position seems to be strong, but that's what they did.  I'm sure a lot of people were left scratching their heads after that one.   As it turned out, the Pack still lucked out with Brian Brohm and then ended up drafting another QB, Matt Flynn, in the 7th round.

While I was left scratching my head on the Jordy Nelson pick so early in the 2nd round, I thought the Packers Draft went pretty well.  I think the KC Chiefs had one of the better drafts for the weekend, and I wasn't too impressed with my Steelers drafting a RB and WR when the main need for next year is OL and DL.  Oh well, you can't win 'em all right?

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