Archive for April, 2009

All in the cards for Cowboys

When it came time for the Dallas Cowboys to make a pick in the third round (110th overall) of Sunday’s draft, they selected Oregon State DE Victor Butler. They could just as easily have taken Texas Tech DE Brandon Williams.

Bears’ trade offer not enough to land Cardinals’ Boldin

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo tried to trade his second-round draft pick to the Cardinals for Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin on Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Fantasy impact of 2009 draft class

Michael Fabiano examines the impact fantasy players in the 2009 NFL rookie class.

Giants GM Reese responds to Edwards trade rumors

Having taken two wide receivers in the draft, Giants general manager Jerry Reese obviously opted against trading for Browns WR Braylon Edwards or one of the other veterans.

Director of Fandemonium’s big moment

Monster.com’s newly-coronated Director of Fandemonium took the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to announce a pick at the 2009 NFL Draft.

Changing of the guard at the draft

While traditional college powerhouses like Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Michigan and LSU are missing in action at the 2009 NFL Draft, there is one upstart having a banner year.

Cowboys’ Jones moves down for better value on Day 2

For those of you watching on television, it may have looked the Cowboys passed on the 51st pick, before eventually trading it away to the Buffalo Bills, but that was not the case. I am told the official war room terminology for what happened is that the Cowboys got caught without a player.

Servicemen take the spotlight on Radio City stage

Nothing gets the crowd revved up quite like NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell bringing a group of U.S. servicemen to the stage. Goodell said the moment is one of his favorite aspects of being at the draft and the audience clearly agrees.

Harvin should open up offense for run-heavy Vikings

After the Vikings selected WR Percy Harvin with the 22nd overall pick, one GM told NFL Network’s Scott Hanson, “Wow. You put (Adrian) Peterson and Harvin on the same field at the same time … that’s a potential TD from anywhere at any time.”

Cowboys owner Jones ‘chomping at the bit’

IRVING, Texas — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told me that he’s getting a little antsy and that’s he’s chomping at the bit right now as the first round winds to a close. The man they call ‘Trader Jerry’ has yet to make a move in the draft. So far.

Freeman: I’ll prove I’m the best of the three QBs

Josh Freeman had to wait until the 17th pick before walking out of that Radio City green room, displaying the kind of patience and calm he’ll need as the Buccaneers’ quarterback of the future. Then he told the Tampa Bay media he’s prepared to prove that the Buccaneers made the correct long-term decision by trading up two spots to get him.

Lions ignore defensive needs with first two picks

With so many holes on a leaky defense which finished near the bottom of the league in at least five major categories in 2008, the Detroit Lions went wild selecting two offensive players in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.

Niners shocked to see Crabtree waiting at 10

The members of the 49ers front office would have slept a whole lot better last night if they had know that Michael Crabtree was going to be there at No. 10.

Bucs moved up to steal Freeman from Vikings

You may be wondering why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped just two spots to take Kansas State QB Josh Freeman with the 17th overall pick, and the answer is, they would only do that if they were afraid someone was going to take their guy.

St. Louis media wants team to trade up for WR Maclin

St. Louis — Here in the Rams media room, the crew is getting restless because Missouri WR Jeremy Maclin is slipping and there is some hope he either falls or the Rams move up to get the hometown kid.

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