Posts Tagged ‘NFL Draft’

So… hello. Ready to get this thing going?

Hello? Is this thing on? Cool. That means we’re live. So, hello. Welcome to The Rap Sheet, my new blog over here at NFL.com. Sure, you might recognize it from other places like here and here. And that’s kind of an indication for what it’ll be like. But not exactly. Here at my new place, we’ll spend less time with rapid-fire news and nonstop flow of information. I mean, there will be some of that (who doesn’t love breaking news), but we already have that covered at NFL.com. What you’ll read here on a daily basis is, well, everything. And anything. And a bunch of random stuff.  

ATL: First-round trades may abound

This offseason is alive with rumors of potential movement high in the draft, and it’s no coincidence. Trades in the first round no longer come with the outrageous financial risks of yesterday.

If not Tannehill, definitely not Blackmon for Browns

No one is quite sure what the Cleveland Browns are going to do with the No. 4 overall pick at the NFL draft next week, but one thing is certain, if the team isn’t in love with Ryan Tannehill they shouldn’t be considering Justin Blackmon, says NFL Network’s Mike Mayock.

Data Points: Unexpected ‘football factory’

With the 76th NFL draft in the books, it gives us one more chance to argue which schools are true “football factories.”

Data Points: Teams used to Day 1 anxiety

Day 1 of the NFL draft obviously brings much anticipation — and anxiety — centering around who is going where in tonight’s first round.

Carucci: Miller’s a risky pick for Bills

While several mock drafts have the Bills taking Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller with the third overall pick, NFL.com senior columnist Vic Carucci isn’t sold on the idea.

A lot of good in Gabbert

There’s a lot that NFL Network’s Mike Mayock likes about Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert, his No. 1 quarterback in the draft — and the only one among his top five that won’t be giving a full workout at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Brandt: Auburn’s Newton better than Tebow

NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt views Auburn QB Cam Newton as a better pro prospect than rookie Tim Tebow, a first-round pick by the Broncos.

Sanders ponders Brady as an NFL Draft MVP

Hall-of-Fame running back Barry Sanders was selected as one of the top 10 all-time draft picks. Watch the video as Sanders explains what made Patriots QB Tom Brady — a sixth-round selection in 2000 — such a great draft pick.

Comcast viewers set for draft on NFL Network

What difference does a year make? For NFL fans that rely on Comcast for their local TV viewing, the answer is major.

Lions soliciting offers for No. 2 draft pick

The Detroit Lions are actively shopping the second overall pick in April’s draft, according to a league source, and would be very comfortable trading down, looking to stockpile three or four assets.

UW’s Schofield tears knee ligament at Senior Bowl

Wisconsin DE/LB O’Brien Schofield tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an Under Armour Senior Bowl practice Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Falcons sign second-round draft pick Moore

Falcons second-round draft pick William Moore signed a four-year contract Thursday, according to a source familiar with the situation. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Leach mostly on mark with criticism of draft process

The Lions, Buccaneers and Jets should beware. Those teams drafted quarterbacks in the first round last weekend but could fall victim to just following the crowd, according to Texas Tech coach Mike Leach.

League looking at three-day draft

The NFL confirmed reports that the league is considering the idea of starting the 2010 draft in prime time on a Thursday night and making it a three-day event but added that no decision has been made.

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