News flash: Ryan Tannehill was absolutely worth the No. 8 overall selection last April. - Ronald Martinez
Revisionist history is a viewpoint that often stems from regret and frustration. How many times have you repeatedly banged your head on a wall while asking yourself, "Why did I do that?" It's a maddening question--why? Why did you buy a Ted Ginn jersey? Why did you put sugar in your boss' gas tank? Why did you foster a love child with a middle-aged CBS staffer? Why? Because it seemed like a good idea at the time! That rationale, however, isn't always enough to help us move on from some of the poor decisions we've made in the past.
Of course, revisionist history can be a lot of fun when you're laughing at the misery of others, which is why most Dolphins fans will get a kick out of the 2012 NFL re-draft article Sports Illustrated writer Don Banks (yes, the guy with the Dirk Diggler hair) posted late yesterday afternoon. Banks isn't necessarily a go-to name when it comes to draft scouting and analysis (not for me, anyway), but it's difficult to argue with the logic he puts forth on most of the redrafted selections. Here are some choice excerpts from Banks' write-up:
Re-do pick: Russell Wilson, QB Wisconsin
"A no-brainer for the perennially quarterback-needy Browns. At least with Luck and Griffin, great expectations came with the draft slot. Not so with Wilson. He sat and watched 74 other players have their names called before he heard his in the third round," Banks wrote. "Like the other two quarterbacks taken before him, Wilson led his team to the playoffs and left no doubt as to his readiness to become the face of the franchise. The Browns sure didn't turn a corner by taking a first-round running back, no matter how stout the Richardson pick might look in the future."