Between the emphasis on the passing game, backfields by committee, and the realization that good running backs can be found later in the draft, first-round running backs are becoming a rarity.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, Brady Quinn, Bryan Thomas, Chris McIntosh, Demaryius Thomas, Emmitt Smith, Felix Jones, J.P. Losman, Manny Lawson, Mark Clayton, Mark Ingram, Percy Harvin, Rex Grossman, Troy Aikman, Will Allen
It’s 22 days until go-time for clubs looking to fill holes in their roster… 22 days as we count down the Path to Primetime. So what does the number 22 signify in our NFL draft conscious?
Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Carson Palmer, Cedric Benson, Chad Ochocinco, Darren Sproles, Donovan McNabb, Felix Jones, Jason Garrett, Jay Gruden, Jeremy Shockey, Jerome Simpson, Jim Schwartz, Jimmy Graham, Joe Webb, John Elway, John Fox, Josh McDaniels, Knowshon Moreno, Kyle Orton, Leslie Frazier, marion barber, Mark Ingram, Marvin Lewis, Matthew Stafford, Mike Brown, Mike Tomlin, Percy Harvin, rashard mendenhall, Ricky Williams, Ronnie Brown, Sean Payton, Tashard Choice, Tim Tebow, Tony Sparano
Based on the current state of things around the NFL, it’s tough to find any news that has major fantasy significance (sigh). So when several coaches and other organizational leaders discussed the state of their teams during the annual Owners Meetings, you can only imagine how quickly I jumped on the information.
The Saints were on the clock on “Path to the Draft” on Wednesday and Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune joined the show to discuss where the team could be heading in the draft. The Saints could be in a tough spot with a potential 26 unrestricted free agents and one of the highest payrolls from last season. And the team would still like to lockup QB Drew Brees long term.
As I expected, Marcell Dareus and Mark Ingram did not disappoint Wednesday.
RB Mark Ingram is participating in his pro day at Alabama on Wednesday, looking to follow in the footsteps in another former Crimson Tide back who made it big in the NFL — Shaun Alexander. But Alabama is more known for its quarterbacks that it has churned out.
But who is the tops?
If you’re looking for a deep sleeper to monitor this offseason, remember the name Lex Hilliard.
Posted: Sunday, February 27th, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: Cam Newton, 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, A.J. Green, Edmond Gates, Jake Locker, Julio Jones, Mark Ingram, Nick Fairley, Randall Cobb, Ricardo Lockette, Ryan Mallett, Stephen Paea, Tyrod Taylor
Since the lights are still on at Lucas Oil Stadium, here’s a look back at what we saw, learned and heard on Day 4 of the Combine.
Here’s a look at how some of the top quarterback and wide receiver prospects measured out Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Posted: Friday, February 25th, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, A.J. Green, Billy Devaney, Blaine Gabbert, Brian Xanders, Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb, Gary Kubiak, Jake Locker, Jay Cutler, John Elway, Larry Fitzgerald, Leslie Frazier, Lovie Smith, Mark Ingram, Marvin Lewis, Mike Pouncey, Mike Shanahan, Plaxico Burress, Rick Smith, Rod Graves, Tim Tebow, Tom Cable, Tom Coughlin, Tyron Smith
And now for a few thoughts, observations and highlights as we wrap up Day 2 of the NFL Scouting Combine.
With the NFL Scouting Combine right around the corner (starting Feb. 24 on NFL Network), more than 300 prospects will descend upon Indianapolis to impress coaches, scouts and team executives. But that’s only the beginning of their journey, hopefully, to the NFL.