PITTSBURGH PA - JANUARY 23: Brett Keisel #99 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the New York Jets during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23 2011 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The selection of Brett Keisel in the 2nd round (5th overall) might seem like a bit of a reach, but when you consider just how freakishly athletic the 6'5 285 pound defensive end is--the dude cut his teeth covering kickoffs early in his NFL career--it's not much of a reach at all.
His knack for knocking down quarterback passes will certainly come in handy in flag football. And even though there is no tackling in flag, wouldn't it be a little unsettling for a quarterback trying to get rid of the football with someone like Keisel closing in? Plus, his wing span is perfect for reaching for and pulling those pesky flags.
Also, beings that Keisel is very athletic, he can also drop back into zone coverage and cover receivers and backs in the flat and over the middle.
As for what he'll be able to do on offense. Well, number 99 is obviously big enough to provide blocking upfront. And this play vs. the Tampa Bucs two seasons ago certainly demonstrates that the big man knows what to do with the football once he gets it in his hands. We'll just have to make sure he has a similar convoy of blockers leading him down the field.
And lastly, just like with the selection of Troy, I have a bit of an agenda with the Keisel pick, and it's geared toward the female fans. With Brett's famous and intriguing beard to go along with Troy's long, luxurious hair, I'm hoping to attract a large female audience. And much like the Steelers, I'm hoping to have the top female fan base in flag football. At the end of the day, fantasy flag football is still a business.