Archive for April, 2012

Final picks made in On the Beat mock draft

The final eight picks are in for the “On the Beat” mock draft, where the experts who cover teams make the picks for their respective teams.

Three and out: Could the Rams deal RB Jackson?

Could the St. Louis Rams trade Steven Jackson and look to draft Alabama’s Trent Richardson? Such a scenario would have massive fantasy implications.

Better situation: Luck or RG3?

Brian Billick explains why Robert Griffin III will be entering a better situation in Washington than Andrew Luck will in Indianapolis. Do Willie McGinest and Daryl Johnston agree? What say you?

Alabama vs. Auburn: Extending the rivalry

Auburn and Alabama have one of the most storied rivalries in college football, but who has the edge when it spills over to the NFL? NFL.com’s Adam Rank has a look at some of the best players from Auburn and Alabama and you can be the judge.

Mayock unveils top 100, position rankings

With the 2012 NFL Draft just days away, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock unveiled his top 100 prospect rankings and updated his position-by-position prospect rankings.

‘Bama is new premier prospect factory

Step aside, “The U.” Alabama is new premier NFL prospect factory. The national champion Crimson Tide is expected to have five players drafted in the first round Thursday night, which would be only the fifth time that has happened since the common draft began in 1967.

Surprises abound in Cosell’s first mock draft

NFL Films’ Greg Cosell took a very different approach to his mock draft, choosing players based on film study and sense of team needs. The main objective of Cosell’s mock is to further discuss the top players by putting them in a draft format. One other caveat: A total disregard for documented off-field problems, character issues, anything that is not a function of on-field play.

Aubrayo Franklin visited Falcons on Monday

Free-agent DT Aubrayo Franklin visited the Falcons on Monday, according to a league source.

Cover Two: 2012 NFL Draft edition

On the new Cover Two Podcast, Jason Smith and Elliot Harrison break down Vikings smoke-screens, Ryan Tannehill, Trent Richardson, Michael Floyd, Brandon Weeden and a complete Top-10 mock.

Could Kalil fall to Bills at No. 10?

The speculation has increased of late that Matt Kalil could fall past the Vikings at No. 3. But how far could he fall? According to SI.com’s Peter King, the Bills could be very much in play.

Dolphins GM: No pressure to draft QB

Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland denied reports that owner Stephen Ross is the driving force behind the team’s interest in selecting Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Lombardi’s draft premonitions

With the 2012 NFL Draft just a few days away, NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi reveals 10 premonitions about this three-day extravaganza. Here are the top five.

Floyd makes jump up in Brooks’ last mock

The 2012 NFL Draft is just three days away and NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks dropped his latest, and final, mock draft before the first round commences on Thursday.

Trent Richardson praised by unnamed scouts

Alabama running back Trent Richardson hasn’t been the victim of another unnamed scout attack, in fact quite the opposite has occured. He’s been praised.

Steven Ross pushing Dolphins to draft Ryan Tannehill

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is the driving force behind the team’s interested in selecting Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 overall pick in this week’s NFL draft, a league source told ProFootballTalk.com on Sunday.

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