The haste with which top-five and top-10 draft picks signed has been one of the more pleasant byproducts of the NFL’s new labor agreement. But things are becoming a little sticky in the back end of the first round.
Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2011 NFL Draft,
Relive the 2011 NFL Draft through the photography of NFL.com.
It seemed pretty odd at the time, that the Eagles and Patriots swapped pick Nos. 193 and 194 in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. What made the trade a bit more strange was that it was announced about 30 picks ahead of time, near the end of the fourth round.
Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2011 NFL Draft, Charles Davis, Chris Carter, Gil Brandt, Jacquizz Rodgers, Jason La Canfora, Marcus Cannon, Michael Lombardi, Pat Kirwan, Sam Acho
In an unscientific straw poll conducted during the seventh round, we asked some NFL.com and NFL Network personalities for their favorite picks of Day 3 of the 2011 NFL Draft.
The top seven quarterback prospects all went early in the 2011 NFL Draft, many of them earlier than expected. But each quarterback enters a different scenario with his new team, with unique circumstances determining how early they will be expected to contribute.
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.
Coach Pete Carroll isn’t keeping the Seahawks’ draft strategy cloaked in mystery.
The Broncos and Texans, both of whom will run new schemes next season, realize they can immediately make a move because this is a great draft for defense.
Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2011 NFL Draft,
Welcome to the later rounds of the NFL Draft. The players that you may have heard of have long since been taken. For some of you, that might have happened an hour into the broadcast on Thursday night. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t keep things interesting.
The New York Jets Flight Crew makes an appearance at the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Bears agreed Thursday night to send their fourth-round draft pick to the Ravens so Chicago could move up in the first round, but something strange happened along the way, and the deal wasn’t consummated.
Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2011 NFL Draft, Arizona Cardinals, Christian Ballard, Denver Broncos, Edmond Gates, Kris Durham, Miami Dolphins, Mike Mayock, Minnesota Vikings, Quinton Carter, Sam Acho, Seattle Seahawks
A few notes, thoughts and observations from Radio City Music Hall as Round 4 of the NFL draft unfolds.
“This is the first time all weekend I haven’t been booed,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told a group of about 60 fans gathered on the Radio City Music Hall stage before Day 3 of the 2011 NFL Draft. “Go ahead. Doesn’t anyone want to take a shot at me?”
Much like the NFL teams did, I had the chance to regroup over night in the hours after Day 2 of the draft ended. After checking over my notes for Day 3, here are a few thoughts to get the day started.