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Wednesday Cheese Curds: Embrace draft crush season

None of it matters, so don’t be shy about your love for draft prospects.

2023 CFP National Championship - TCU v Georgia Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The pre-draft process is starting to wind down, and it seems like we’ve reached the stage where people start to wonder if the consensus good players in this year’s class are actually, you know, good.

It happens every year at about this point, too. You start to hear anonymous scouts talking about how an edge rusher who everybody thought was going to go top five is suddenly barely a first-round pick, or some prospect will have mysterious “off-field concerns” that nobody ever substantiates. A lot of this originates from teams trying to drive down players they like or from unscrupulous aggregators just trying to make names for themselves.

In any case, I think we should go the other direction. Nobody reading this has any kind of real decision-making power anyway, so why not lean all the way into our draft crushes? Get silly. Pound the virtual table for the guy you like. Pre-register with Freezing Cold Takes. None of it matters, so let’s get nuts.

Prospect Primer: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia |

I will click on any and all Darnell Washington content.

Unpacking Future Packers: No. 12, Oregon State TE Luke Musgrave | Packers Wire

Musgrave is less interesting to me than Washington, but still intriguing.

2023 NFL mock draft with all trades: Deals for all 31 Round 1 picks | ESPN

Click this just for the wild proposal involving a Rodgers trade.

2023 NFL Draft buyer beware prospects: Jalen Carter, Will McDonald IV among six who bring concerns | CBS Sports

Caveat emptor should apply to just about every prospect, but this article makes the case that these guys in the particular should raise some red flags.

The Day Kansas City Drafted Patrick Mahomes | Football Outsiders

Football Outsiders takes a look at what turned out to be a pretty noteworthy draft-day decision.

City of Kyle seeks people named Kyle for world record attempt | UPI

Calling all Kyles!