Sometimes, caught up in the fervor of football, we forget that there are other things besides it. A player acts a little grumpy during an interview, and we judge. “What’s his deal?” or whatever. We don’t always consider outside factors. So every once in a while, it’s important to realize that football players, like the rest of us, are real people. Sometimes life intervenes. I bring this up because Eagles first-round defensive tackle Fletcher Cox missed the first two days of minicamp to stay back in Yazoo City, Miss., to grieve for his fallen friend, Melvin Baker. A cousin who was Cox’s best friend, Baker died of head and neck trauma a week ago following an accident. And while Cox […]
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NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt updated his Hot 100, and added 25 bonus 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.
For the chorus of fans still impressed by defensive tackle Dontari Poe‘s emphatic performance at February’s NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock has a little reality check.
A total of 18 teams were on hand Thursday to watch Mississippi State’s pro day, where the performance of DT Fletcher Cox likely cemented his status as a late first-round pick.
Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: NFL Playbook, 2012 NFL Draft, Andre Branch, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Charles Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, Fletcher Cox, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Stewart, Luke Kuechly, Michael Brockers, Playbook, Vinny Curry, Vontaze Burfict
Ron Rivera’s Carolina Panthers need to improve their run defense through this year’s draft.