Just a week remains until the 2012 NFL Draft kicks off in New York, and the rumor mill is kicking into gear as teams make their final evaluations on various prospects.
In his latest draft buzz column, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora gives us 10 thoughts on the draft as we get closer and closer to commissioner Roger Goodell calling out Andrew Luck‘s name.
Among the more interesting tidbits is the potential ripple effect Ryan Tannehill could have on the NFL draft.
Per La Canfora: “If Tannehill goes in the top four, then pass rushers and corners start going lower and things slide down. And if Tannehill goes in the top four, a corresponding run on quarterbacks in the late first/early second becomes all the more likely — similar to how we saw teams jockeying in trades trying to land Andy Dalton or Colin Kaepernick a year ago.”
La Canfora writes that it’s unlikely Tannehill slips past the Chiefs at No. 11.
But what other surprises could there be on draft day? La Canfora says there’s a possibility the Rams could shock everyone with their pick from the No. 6 spot by taking Mississippi St. DT Fletcher Cox.