Pro Golfer Ryan Palmer Sat In On The Saints War Room, And Later Implied That They May Have Been In On Patrick Mahomes
I can't believe this. Actually, I won't believe this. New Orleans had far too good of a day for me to start questioning their sanity immediately after the fact. I'm just going to assume that Ryan Palmer and Jordan Spieth were zoning out and kept hearing Patrick Mahomes name because it's pretty public knowledge that he's someone the team would have targeted at 32 if he lasted anywhere near that long. The idea of Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis passing on the absolutely dumbfounding amount of blue chip defensive prospects that fell for no apparent reason to reach for a quarterback of the future at #11- no matter how much they liked him - would have made the collective head of the fanbase explode.
I try to remain pretty optimistic and not overreact when one college player I know very little about gets selected over a host of other college players I know very little about. That said, if the Chiefs didn't make that trade and the Saints took the perfect draft day scenario and wiped their ass with it I would have either cried, screamed, or some extremely unsightly combination of both. Marshon Lattimore dropping was basically a dream come true for this franchise, so I'm going to chalk that potential nightmare up to a couple of professional golfers being overwhelmed by the frantic circumstances surrounding them. If only because it will allow me to breathe easy heading into day two.