Will Brinson: CBS Sports


Brinson takes Wilson to lead his RSPW2 squad. Photo by Football Schedule

Brinson takes Wilson to lead his RSPW2 squad. I knew I wasn’t getting him at Pick 27.  Photo by Football Schedule

Twitter: @willbrinson

Pick Summary

  • Round 1: QB Russell Wilson
  • Round 2: CB Joe Haden
  • Round 3: DE Michael Johnson
  • Round 4: DE/OLB Elvis Dumervil
  • Round 5: CB Chris Harris
  • Round 6: S Mark Barron
  • Round 7: G Jahri Evans
  • Round 8: OLB Sean Weatherspoon
  • Round 9: DT Brandon Mebane
  • Round 10: WR Steve Smith
  • Round 11: DT Dan Williams
  • Round 12: G/C Peter Konz
  • Round 13: DT Marcus Gilbert
  • Round 14: RB Jonathan Stewart
  • Round 15: T Marshall Newhouse
  • Round 16: DE Mike DeVito
  • Round 17:
  • Round 18:
  • Round 19:
  • Round 20:
  • Round 21:
  • Round 22:

Pick Details

Round 1, Pick 10: Russell Wilson, Quarterback

Honest truth: when Russell Wilson was there at 10 I spent 15 minutes making sure I wasn’t missing something (Did he recently lose a leg? Is Matt Flynn being chased around Washington with murder charges looming?) before finally pulling the trigger.

Wilson was arguably the best rookie quarterback in the NFL last year and he was phenomenal down the stretch as Seattle’s offense began to gel. Anyone discounting him going forward will do so based on his height or other ill-conceived ideas parading as logic ; the truth is Wilson can orchestrate multiple offenses with the skill of Hall of Fame point guard, he’s wise beyond his years, he is a multi-faceted threat and and he’s one of the true elite franchise building blocks in the NFL these days.

He’s not even a “running quarterback,” although people like to put him in that pigeonhole, because its easier than accepting the fact that someone who doesn’t fit the traditional quarterback mold is succeeding.

An absolute steal at 10.

Brinson is building young with Wilson and now cornerback Joe Haden. Photo by Erik Daniel Drost.

Brinson is building young with Wilson and now cornerback Joe Haden. Photo by Erik Daniel Drost.

Round 2, Pick55:  Joe Haden, CB, Browns

As the clock ticked while team Burketouris made their selection, my heart was pounding like I was on 200 milligrams of Adderall, hoping they wouldn’t yank Haden out of from under me.

When I picked Russell in the first round, all I was hoping for was one of my top four cornerbacks — Sherman, Revis, Pat P and Haden — to fall. Haden has excellent man coverage skills and is a more-than-sneaky ballhawk — nine picks, three forced fumbles and 47 passes defended in 33 starts is beasty.

His stock was submerged because of off-field issues in 2012; those don’t concern me in the slightest with Russ W. Intangibles bringing the leadership heat that keeps Haden out of trouble and helps elevate his game.

Haden will turn 24 in April, which means he’s locking down half the field on my defense for a long time.

Young, freakish, but not completely proven, seems to be the theme of many picks for edge rushers thus far. Photo by Stephen Rowan.

Young, freakish, but not completely proven, seems to be the theme of many picks for edge rushers thus far. Photo by Stephen Rowan.

Round 3, Pick 87: Michael Johnson, Defensive End

Dumervill's health is often a question mark, but his ability to rush the passer is not. Photo by Jeffrey Beall.

Dumervill’s health is often a question mark, but his ability to rush the passer is not. Photo by Jeffrey Beall.

Round 4, Pick 105: Elvis Dumervil, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

Round 5, Pick 153: Chris Harris, Cornerback

Round 6, Pick 170: Mark Barron, Safety

Round 7, Pick 215: Jahri Evans, Guard

Round 8, Pick 234: Sean Weatherspoon, Outside Linebacker

Round 9, Pick 279: Brandon Mebane, Defensive Tackle

Round 10, Pick 298: Steve Smith, Wide Receiver

The RSP Writers project is brought to you by the 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio. Learn more about the 2013 RSP Writers Project and check out the completed 2012 RSP Writers Project where we built teams under a realistic salary cap. You can try it yourself.

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