Miami TE Jimmy Graham was helped in the pre-draft process by former Hurricane Jeremy Shockey, and now he will get to play with Shockey in New Orleans.
Archive for April, 2010
Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 | Craig Ellenport Tags: 2010 NFL Draft
With 98 picks off the board after three rounds of the draft, there are still 19 players left in Gil Brandt’s Hot 100 – including one, USC DE Everson Griffen – who was a potential first-round pick.
Observing commissioner Roger Goodell for just part of one draft round, one quickly realizes a couple of things, one of which is his immense popularity with NFL Nation.
Texas coach Mack Brown isn’t at all disappointed Colt McCoy lasted until the 85th overall pick, calling the Browns “a great place” for his former quarterback.
With Browns fans chanting loudly here at Radio City Music Hall, and Longhorns coach Mack Brown striding up to the podium, it was time. “With the 85th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Colt McCoy, quarterback, Texas,” announced a beaming Brown.
It’s pretty rare for a player from Hillsdale College to get drafted, much less in the third round, but don’t count out OT Jared Veldheer. One of the most physically imposing players in the entire 2010 class at 6-foot-8, 312 pounds, Veldheer was a star at the NFL Scouting Combine, finishing as a top performer in nearly every category.
What a special moment it was for Hall of Famer Jim Brown to be on hand inside Radio City Music Hall on Friday night to announce the Cleveland Browns’ second-round selection.
Free-agent TE Michael Gaines has agreed to a one-year deal with the Texans, according to a league source.
Golden Tate will have some late-round fantasy value as a member of the Seahawks.
Browns RB Montario Hardesty, selected with the 59th overall pick, will be worth a middle- to late-round look in a backfield committee with Jerome Harrison.
As a member of the 49ers, Taylor Mays will have a chance to show his former college coach, Pete Carroll, made a mistake by not drafting him with the Seahawks.
The Browns traded back into the bottom of the second round to take RB Montario Hardesty, to the dismay of at least one Eagles fan.
Fantasy leaguers should expect Ben Tate to be the best running back in Houston next season.
Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2010 NFL Draft
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We watched 15 picks come and go in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft before hearing the name Jimmy Clausen.