Marshawn Lynch, Circling the Wagons With His Pimped Out Cart

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, April 28th, 2007

In our excitement over the Warriors, we completely forgot that Golden Bears are going pro today. So imagine our delight when we opened up ESPN and saw where Money Lynch was going. Man, this weekend keeps on getting better and better. With the Sabres a Stanley Cup favorite, perhaps God is turning his eye to the beleaguered Buffalo fans at last.

Hello, Marshawn Lynch. It didn’t take long for the Buffalo Bills to find Willis McGahee’s replacement.

The Bills selected Lynch, the California running back, with the No. 12 pick in the NFL draft on Saturday, a month after trading McGahee to Baltimore.

Lynch is listed at 6-foot-1 and 219 pounds and is considered to have explosive speed, catching ability and enough power to be able to run inside. Entering the draft following his junior year, Lynch combined for 2,602 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns in his past two seasons.

He finished with 1,356 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns rushing last season, while also proving a threat as a receiver. He had 328 yards receiving with four touchdowns.

I’m glad to know that 850 year old Marv Levy (aka Yoda) has still got it. The five people who are reading this so far might not know this, but the Bills are my team. Born and raised in Buffalo, I root and die with this team. So to see two of my favorite franchises (Cal and Buffalo) unite borders on utter bliss. And Lynch should fit well into the conservative game calling of Dick Jauron, where J.P. Losman is still a year or two away from becoming a polished quarterback. So we’ll see pretty early if Marshawn can handle the NFL.

Fellow Buffalo fans, this is what you will be seeing this year. Don’t worry too much about the image issues–it’s mostly hyper inflated by the media. Just get ready for the experience.

(Note: We will update you on when any other Cal players get drafted. Stay tuned.)

NFL DRAFT: Bills open by selecting RB Lynch [SF Chronicle]
Marshawn Lynch 2006 [YouTube]
(Image from SF Chronicle)

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