Posts Tagged ‘Mike Mayock’

Players who made good Senior Bowl week impressions

Here’s a list of players who made good first impressions with me after watching them practice up close all week at the Senior Bowl.

Wisconsin QB Wilson isn’t short on confidence

Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson is short by NFL standards. A short man’s complex, though, he does not have.

Harbaugh has been a blessing for 49ers QB Smith

Our friends at Sports Pickle made a joke about 49ers QB Alex Smith in real-time Sunday that couldn’t be overlooked: “I bet other No. 1 overall pick QB busts think Alex Smith has become a total sellout.”

Time for Gabbert era in Jacksonville is now

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock says the time for the Blaine Gabbert era in Jacksonville is now.

First and 10: Eisen takes his podcast to TV

Thursday is podcast day at the Culver City, Calif., offices of and NFL Network. Both Rich Eisen and Dave Dameshek will tape their latest podcasts today –- but there is even more significance this week.

First and 10: Sanchez, Tebow, D-Jax and more

Hope you all enjoyed a happy Mother’s Day. Now we can look forward to perhaps some news from the 8th Circuit Court about the NFL lockout at some point about. In the meantime, here are some links to get your NFL week started:

Lombardi: Patriots took ‘calculated risk’ in Cannon

It’s far too early to anoint anyone the steal of the 2011 NFL Draft. But if Marcus Cannon can bounce back from a reportedly treatable form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma — which he found out about last week and is expected to be mostly recovered from in several weeks — he could be that player.

Draft notes: Acho nothing to sneeze at in Arizona

A few notes, thoughts and observations from Radio City Music Hall as Round 4 of the NFL draft unfolds.

Surprise QB picks push down quality prospects

The run on quarterbacks during the early portions of the 2011 NFL Draft — four went in the first 12 picks, including surprise selections of Jake Locker (eighth) and Christian Ponder (12th)had another subtle result.

Mayock: Solder has ‘tremendously high ceiling’

On the clock with the No. 17 overall pick in the draft, the Patriots saw the chance to take their left tackle of the future. They didn’t pass on it.

Mayock: Vikes bet ‘an awful lot’ on Ponder

The first big shock of the draft didn’t last long. It went precisely four picks, from the time the Titans took Jake Locker eighth overall until the Vikings made Christian Ponder the 12th pick overall and the fourth quarterback selected in the draft.

Mayock: Cards’ pick means veteran QB

The Cardinals, one of many top-10 teams believed to need a quarterback, passed on the opportunity to select Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert with the fifth overall pick in the draft.

Faulk: Don’t be shocked if Pouncey’s a Ram

It’s a longstanding strategy among teams to avoid drafting interior offensive linemen too early, based on their value in relation to other positions. But we know this draft is setting up to be unlike any other.

Mayock: Ingram could slide out of first

NEW YORK –- In the days leading up to the NFL Draft, much of what prognosticators see playing out is a matter of educated guessing. But some names continue to emerge as players who could slide in the first round Thursday night — a topic that was discussed among NFL Network’s analysts during their Tuesday production meeting.

Mayock: Locker will be third QB off board

Washington’s Jake Locker is going to be the third quarterback off the board, according to our draft expert Mike Mayock.

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