Lombardi’s draft premonitions

With the 2012 NFL Draft just a few days away, NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi reveals 10 premonitions about this three-day extravaganza. Here are the top five.

Lombardi: Tebow, not Brady, the star Saturday

The Patriots have lost three straight playoff games since their run to Super Bowl XLII. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi breaks down what the Pats have to do to stop the skid Saturday night against Tim Tebow and the Broncos.

Lombardi, La Canfora talk coaching upheaval

Monday could set the stage for significant transition around the NFL, with a laundry list of coaches and general managers resting on the hot seat. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi and Jason La Canfora visited the “NFL GameDay Morning” set on Sunday to share what they’ve heard about the changes to come.

Lombardi: Rams, Vikes face big draft decisions

As strange as it seemed about a month ago, a team other than the Colts has a very real chance of ending up with the No. 1 pick in 2012’s draft. Just what do the Rams or Vikings do in regard to their quarterback situations if they stumble into the top pick? Michael Lombardi has an answer.

Lombardi: Broncos have to trade WR Lloyd

The Broncos’ decision to name Tim Tebow the starting quarterback likely will have a domino effect on the offense that begins with WR Brandon Lloyd and also could include WR Eddie Royal, according to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi.

Lombardi mock draft 3.0: Newton to Bills

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi unveiled an all-new top 10 in the latest version of his mock draft, with two quarterbacks going in the top three picks.

Lombardi mock draft 2.0: Gabbert goes No. 1

NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi unveiled the second version of his top 10 mock draft, with the Panthers taking Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert No. 1 overall.

Lombardi likes Bowers in early mock draft

Who will go No. 1 in the NFL Draft? Michael Lombardi has issued an early mock draft, and he thinks the Carolina Panthers will go for Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. Who else is on his list?

Lombardi: Attitude as important as 40-time

Much like the first rule of “Fight Club:” You do not talk about Fight Club. Our own Michael Lombardi also has a first rule of the Combine: “Never begin with the end in mind.”

Lombardi: 49ers are going to hire Baalke

NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, reported to have interviewed for the 49ers’ GM position, said the job is going to in-house candidate Trent Baalke.

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