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(Message started by: StegRock on Dec 12th, 2011, 5:43pm)

Title: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Dec 12th, 2011, 5:43pm
... on "the Gridiron" commences with this announcement rolling [smiley=rollin.gif] off "The REAL Feed":

Hurricanes RB Miller leaving early for NFL draft (http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7345641/miami-hurricanes-rb-lamar-miller-leaving-early-nfl-draft)
ESPN: NFL (12.12.2011 14:21)
Miami running back Lamar Miller is skipping his final two seasons of college eligibility and entering the NFL draft.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Jan 2nd, 2012, 4:29pm
Huge-thighed tailback heading to NFL... according to "The REAL Feed":

Washington RB Polk declares for draft (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/01/02/washington-polk-nfl.ap/index.html?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (02.01.2012 14:08)
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington running back Chris Polk will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Jan 3rd, 2012, 1:07am
"Order" me up some Draft, NFL style...  From "The REAL Feed":

2012 NFL Draft order (http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-01-02/story/2012-nfl-draft-order?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jacksonville%2FksHE+%28Jacksonville+Jaguars+%2B+Jaguars+News+-+Jacksonville.com+and+The+Florida+Times-Union%29)
Jacksonville.com: Ultimate Jaguars (02.01.2012 22:13)
The Jaguars have the No. 7 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft in April.
The draft order is determined by inverse order of record. The final 12 spots of the first round will be determined after the playoffs.
2012 draft order
Team - W - L - Pct.
1. Indianapolis - 2 - 14 - .125
2. St. Louis - 2 - ...

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Mar 21st, 2012, 11:14pm
This guy sure is getting HIGH billing...  From a LOCAL source on "The REAL Feed":

Robert Griffin III impresses again at Baylor Pro Day (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/post/robert-griffin-iii-impresses-again-at-baylor-pro-day/2012/03/21/gIQAcgjHSS_blog.html?wprss=rss_sports)
Washington Post: Sports (21.03.2012 13:42)
Robert Griffin IIIwas as good as advertised during his workout for NFL officials and scouts at Baylor's Pro Day Wednesday.With Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, general manager Bruce Allen, coach Mike Shanahan,offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and representatives from other teams looking on...

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Mar 23rd, 2012, 3:04am
Andrew does not seem to be in the need of a whole lot of "luck" when it comes to his game...  From "The REAL Feed":

Ann Killion: Luck surprises no one by putting on show at Stanford Pro Day (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/ann_killion/03/22/luck.pro.day/index.html?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (22.03.2012 21:34)
Any questions? Andrew Luck did a little bit of everything at Stanford's Pro Day on Thursday. The ex-Cardinal put on a show to solidify his spot atop NFL draft boards, writes Ann Killion.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Mar 27th, 2012, 3:54pm
NFL Draft order... from "The REAL Feed":

2012 NFL Draft Order (http://jac.scout.com/2/1171724.html)
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (27.03.2012 10:08)
Find out which positions the Jaguars will start from in next month's NFL draft.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Mar 30th, 2012, 3:48am
RB Richardson looking fan-tastic... according to "The REAL Feed":

Richardson is main attraction at star-studded Alabama pro day (http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d827f6bce/article/richardson-is-main-attraction-at-starstudded-alabama-pro-day)
NFL.com (29.03.2012 21:34)
Alabama could have as many as five players selected in the first round of the draft in April, but on Thursday special attention was given to the top running back prospect, Trent Richardson.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 1st, 2012, 7:48pm
No agreement on this guy as to where he will be drafted, but he has been invited to the show in NYC... according to what is currently atop "The REAL Feed":

Osweiler undecided if he'll accept invite to draft (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82803fef/article/osweiler-undecided-if-hell-accept-invite-to-draft?module=HP11_hot_topics)
NFL.com (01.04.2012 17:41)
Brock Osweiler did wonders for his draft appeal with a strong showing at his pro day, but he remains a polarizing figure among experts. In a chat with ATL, Osweiler explained his "risky" pro day strategy.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 3rd, 2012, 3:54pm
Though technically Browns-specific, this look at the potential at running back in this year's Draft seems to best fit in here...  From "The REAL Feed":

NFL Draft Outlook: Running Backs (http://cle.scout.com/2/1173845.html)
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (03.04.2012 04:43)
The Browns' current running back situation, ”Montario Hardesty, Brandon Jackson and Chris Ogbonnaya,” does not appear poised to become a standout unit.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 4th, 2012, 3:59pm
The Draft is really being "mocked" these days... ;) Here are two from "The REAL Feed":

Don Banks: 2012 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/don_banks/04/04/nfl.mock.draft.4/index.html?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (04.04.2012 10:50)
It's simple draft logic: Don't take running backs early. But should an exception be made for ultra-talented Trent Richardson? Don Banks says yes in his latest first-round projection.


Vensel's NFL mock draft: Version 3.0 (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-matt-vensels-mock-draft-version-30-20120403,0,3150806.photogallery)
SunSpot.net - Sports (04.04.2012 12:00)
Wisconsin's Peter Konz may not make it to the 29th pick, given how light this year's draft is on truly elite offensive lineman. But if he does, the Ravens could pick him and try to move him from center to guard to replace Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs, who signed with the New Orleans Saints. Kon...

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 6th, 2012, 5:26pm
Fodder for the Draft junkies... from "The REAL Feed":

Tony Pauline: Tannehill among players whose stock has risen since pro day (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/tony_pauline/04/06/pro.day.stocks/index.html?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (06.04.2012 11:35)
The month of pro days is over, meaning draft prospects are running out of time to make an impression. So, who did well and who didn't in March? Tony Pauline breaks it down.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 11th, 2012, 8:01pm
More mocking as the NFL Draft approaches...  From "The REAL Feed":

USA TODAY's 2012 NFL mock draft 2.0 (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/story/2012-mock-draft2/54170398/1?csp=34sports&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomSports-TopStories+%28Sports+-+Top+Stories%29)
USA TODAY: Sports (11.04.2012 10:25)
Experts from USA TODAY Sports and our partners break down Round 1. Will Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill go No. 4 to the Cleveland Browns?


Don Banks: 2012 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/don_banks/04/11/2012.nfl.mock.draft.5/index.html?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (11.04.2012 09:20)
With pro days over and two weeks until the draft, teams are finalizing their boards. Don Banks is getting there, too, with his latest mock. So what's changed? Here's where we stand.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 12th, 2012, 4:55am
A couple off-the-beaten-track Draft-related pieces from off-the-beaten-track/LOCAL sources rolling off "The REAL Feed":

Former NFL coach Jon Gruden: 'If you don't like Justin Blackmon, you don't like football (http://newsok.com/former-nfl-coach-jon-gruden-if-you-dont-like-justin-blackmon-you-dont-like-football/article/3665480?custom_click=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Newsok%2FSports%2FOsu+%28NewsOK.com+RSS+-+sports+%3E%3E+osu%29)
NewsOk.com - OSU Football (11.04.2012 17:09)
BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Brandon Weeden's moment in Jon Gruden's "QB Camp" hot seat premiered last Saturday on ESPN, where the former Raiders and Buccaneers coach praised Weeden's arm strength and accuracy and called the former Cowboy a "calm, cool, confident customer." Gru...


Jaguars Draft Focus (http://jac.scout.com/2/1176531.html)
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (11.04.2012 21:23)
History says the Jaguars will be in pretty good shape with how they're positioned in this month's NFL Draft. We will look back at the previous picks over the past five years at each of the spots where the Jags are slated to select and examine them.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 20th, 2012, 3:51am
The "suspense" is finally over...  From "The REAL Feed":

Luck will wear Colts horseshoe on his NFL helmet (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/story/2012-04-19/Luck-will-wear-Colts-horseshoe-on-his-NFL-helmet/54423844/1?csp=34sports&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomSports-TopStories+%28Sports+-+Top+Stories%29)
USA TODAY: Sports (20.04.2012 01:41)
The worst-kept secret of the 2012 NFL draft continued to leak Thursday: Andrew Luck soon will wear the blue horseshoe on his new helmet

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 25th, 2012, 12:07am
Vikes #3 pick on the move?  From "The REAL Feed":

Spielman: Trade talks on upswing for Vikings' No. 3 (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8288fb23/article/spielman-trade-talks-on-upswing-for-vikings-no-3)
NFL.com (24.04.2012 17:33)
Vikings GM Rick Spielman says teams around the league are starting to burn up the phone lines with questions about Minnesota's No. 3 pick.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on Apr 26th, 2012, 4:36pm
Not all of Cleveland's Browns are enamored with 'Bama back Richardson... according to what is currently atop "The REAL Feed":

Jim Brown unimpressed by 'ordinary' Trent Richardson (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8289f671/article/jim-brown-unimpressed-by-ordinary-trent-richardson)
NFL.com (26.04.2012 15:42)
Trent Richardson is going to be selected very high in Thursday's NFL draft, but Jim Brown thinks the team that gets him is in for a surprise. "The problem is that he's ordinary," the Hall of Famer said.

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on May 8th, 2012, 9:17pm
Contract status update page... from off "The REAL Feed":

Contract status for 2012 NFL Draft first-round picks (http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d828f4621/article/contract-status-for-2012-nfl-draft-firstround-picks)
NFL.com (08.05.2012 18:35)
The Seahawks' Bruce Irvin was the first of the top draft picks to agree to terms with his new team. Which players will follow his lead?

Title: Re: 2012 NFL Draft Discussion
Post by StegRock on May 10th, 2012, 4:39pm
The anti-draftees... worth noting...  From "The REAL Feed":

Undrafted, But Overlooked (http://nfl.si.com/2012/05/10/each-nfl-teams-most-promising-undrafted-free-agent/?xid=si_nfl)
SI.com: NFL (10.05.2012 11:27)
Think rookie free agents can't make an impact? Tell that to James Harrison or Antonio Gates. Chris Burke goes team-by-team to identify this season's unheralded studs in waiting.



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