One freaking day. One more for scouting personnel across the league to figure it out, so to speak. Hopefully the Panthers have, as they’re in the leadoff spot.
Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, Calvin Johnson, Drew Brees, JaMarcus Russell, Len Dawson, Michael Vick, Ndamukong Suh, Paul Hurnung, Ryan Leaf, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, Tony Mandarich
Almost there. We’re just two days away from the spring’s biggest sporting event (Stanley Cup, NBA Finals? Ugh.) In a couple more nights we’ll all be seeing how far a certain (iconic?) quarterback falls, if Chan the man (Gailey, of course) is comfortable with an Ivy Leaguer under center, and what the two Johns (Fox and Elway) do in the two-hole.
Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, 2011 NFL Draft, Andre Johnson, Barry Sanders, Blaine Gabbert, Bobby Layne, Bronko Nagurski, Cam Newton, Dick Butkus, Joe Flacco, Joe Thomas, Josh Freeman, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford, Mel Kiper, Merlin Olsen, Mike Mayock, Sam Bradford
If you’re a draftnik, and if you think Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper are like Axl and Slash, then you know what’s in three days. The path to prime time is getting short, as draft weekend starts Thursday.
So if the NFL draft is just three days away, then what are some good draft 3s?
Four. In some Eastern cultures that number is bad luck and represents death. For a lot of fans, it will be death by a thousand paper cuts waiting for Thursday … Day 1 of the 2011 NFL Draft. Four is football at its essence: Four downs, four quarters, and going way back, the Four Horsemen. But what does the No. 4 signify in the world of the draft? Round 4 kicks off the last day of draft weekend, which is often low on hype and high on value. Speaking of value, there’s been some good fourth-round picks from the last couple of years, but nothing like the 2006 draft. Here’s a sampling: Owen Daniels (98th overall), Brad Smith (103rd), Jahri […]
The 2011 NFL Draft is only five days away. So on this Saturday, when you’re sitting around watching “Saved by the Bell” reruns, general managers and scouting personnel around the league are doing everything they can to get ready for D-Day. With five days left, they don’t have much time …
Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, 1983 draft, Bubby Brister, Dan Marino, Jay Cutler, Jim Kelly, John Elway, Ken O'Brien, Kevin Butler, Marc Wilson, Mark Sanchez, Matt Cavanaugh, Todd Blackledge, Tony Eason
Six Days to Sunday. NFL Films did a documentary special in 1995, but as good as it was, it would be hard pressed to beat the drama and suspense of the six days leading up to the NFL Draft. If only we could be flies on the wall in various scouting departments around the league, where they have six late nights left to work on their draft boards.
Seven. One week. That’s how long until the most meaningful days on the NFL’s spring schedule. Seven, starring Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, and Morgan Freeman, may be the best thriller ever
Eight is Enough. As bad as that ‘70s TV show was, it can’t be any worse than having to wait any longer for the start of the 2011 NFL Draft. And eight just happens to be the number of days until the draft begins.
Nine Tonight. I’m not sure what Bob Seger was singing about on that tune, but as of this evening, there are just nine more until we get to April 28, day one of the NFL Draft. This svelte number traditionally has meant a lot to many people, from nine lives to Roger Maris (a No. 9), and his 61 home runs.
Ten. It’s more than Bo Derek in 1979. It’s even more than Pearl Jam’s best album. Right now, 10 is how many days we have left on the Path to Primetime. You might be wondering what that number means in the lexicon of the NFL draft.
Posted: Sunday, April 17th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, Aaron Maybin, Danny White, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Jensen, Larry Fitzgerald, Mohamed Massaquoi, Norm Van Brocklin, Roger Staubach, Roscoe Parrish, Roy Williams, Tom Brady
It’s April in the NFL, which means it’s pretty quiet, except for the fact that one of the coolest weekends of they year, draft weekend, is just 11 days away.
Posted: Saturday, April 16th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, Brett Favre, Cam Newton, Draft Countdown, Jim Kelly, Joe Namath, Knowshon Moreno, Mark Ingram, Marques Colston, Marshawn Lynch, Roger Staubach, Ryan Mathews, Terry Bradshaw, Tom Brady
It may not be “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” but it is 12 days until Christmas for a bunch of college kids … the best amateur football players in the country.
Unlucky, that’s what people think of when the number 13 comes to mind. With that many days to go until draft time, how much misfortune is synonymous with 13 in NFL lore… and the draft?
Two weeks. That’s how long we’ve got until Day One of the NFL Draft. Two weeks goes by fast. Remember how fast your two-week, low carb diet went? Okay, maybe not… but April’s biggest weekend is right around the corner. So with 14 days left, where does 14 fit in the pantheon of draft history?