Archive for November, 2010

Rosstradamus’ Week 12 Ramble

We’ve passed Thanksgiving and that means it’s time to get serious in the NFL. Terms like, “If the playoffs started today…” begin to take on actual meaning. Division races start to heat up. Contenders realize they have a shot at winning the big prize, also-rans understand that they’re auditioning for future employment, and certain coaches post real estate ads and work on their resumes. In the AFC, we pretty much know who’s going to make the playoffs. Listen, I know anything can happen, but barring something ridiculous the wild cards will come from the East and North. The only spot up for grabs is in the West, where the Chargers and Chiefs will fight for the division crown. The final five games will impact seeding, which is fun for the fans but won’t mean that much to the actual games since a certain dome team isn’t going to have home-field

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Where The NFL Week 12 Starting QBs Came From

You never know where you might find your team’s next starting quarterback. The talent-laden landscape of college football produces signal-callers from high and far. Here’s a look at where the starting quarterbacks for week 12 in the NFL hail from:

(6)-ACC

(5)-Pac 10

(4)-SEC

(4)-Big Ten

(2)-Big 12

(2)-Sun Belt

(2)-Conf USA

(1)-Big East

(1)-Big South

(1)-MAC

(1)-Ivy League

(1)-FCS

(1)-D2

(1)-Independent

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Report: Bills GM Buddy Nix Scouts Andrew Luck

Bills GM Buddy Nix recently spent a day at Stanford University taking a look at redshirt sophomore signal-caller, Andrew Luck, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The great debate of the 2011 NFL Draft continues to be whether or not Luck will pass up No. 1 pick money to return to Stanford, as he has previously stated.

If Buffalo continues to keep winning they may play themselves out of the top selection. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has played extremely well and if that streak continues, the Bills who have so many dire needs, may want to explore scouting other positions.

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Source: NFL Scouts Flock To Adam Weber

Each of the NFL's 32 teams had scouts and/or personnel officials visit the University of Minnesota football offices this season to watch video and talk to coaches about quarterback Adam Weber, according to TwinCities.com

Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman attended several Gophers games to scout the 6-foot-3, 221-pound Weber. He also visited the Gophers' offices to watch video.

The website also states that Weber has several agents wanting to represent him for April's NFL draft. He'll take a couple of weeks off, then probably head to Arizona to prepare for the NFL combine in February.

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Randall Cobb Hints At Turning Pro

It looks like Kentucky fans will have one more opportunity to watch Randall Cobb play for the Wildcats.

Chip Cosby of the Lexington Herald-Leader reported this quote from Cobb during today's postgame: "I've got to be a little selfish and make the decision that's best for me, but my heart's always going to be in blue.'

It appears that Cobb is leaning towards entering the 2011 NFL Draft. His perspective might be a bit too optimistic, as Cobb currently carries a mid-round grade according to the NFL Draft Bible.

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Penn State Junior Says No To NFL Draft

Penn State wide receiver Derek Moye ruled out the 2011 NFL Draft, saying that he's had only a "decent season" and he would want to come back for his senior season regardless of his performance, according to PennLive.com

The decision seems to be a smart one for redshirt junior, who currently holds a mid-round grade, according to the NFL Draft Bible. Moye has 48 catches for 806 yards and seven touchdowns this season, with all of those scores coming in the last seven games.

"In my opinion, I haven't had a season to even think about going out," Moye said. "Especially with this year's receiving class. It's pretty deep."

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Scout’s Notebook: Ohio State @ Iowa

SCOUT’S NOTEBOOK: OHIO STATE IOWA

A valiant effort on the part of Iowa wasn’t enough versus a resilient Ohio State squad that executed a heroic comeback during last Saturday’s 20-17 victory at Kinnick Stadium. Key defensive errors led to the undoing of the Hawkeyes.

Has Pryor arrived yet?

He’s 6’6”, athletic and incredibly strong, but where is Terrelle Pryor as a pure passer? While he has undoubtedly improved since his freshman year and proven to be skillful enough to lead a successful Ohio State program with his arm and his feet, he still doesn’t throw the ball well enough to prosper at the next level.

His line versus Iowa were nothing to pop champagne over (18/33, 195 yards, 1/1) and he was generally inconsistent throughout the Big Ten battle.

While he did complete a good-looking pass to Dane Sanzenbacher for 21 yards in traffic early on, he also overthrew open

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Scout’s Notebook: Ohio State @ Iowa

SCOUT’S NOTEBOOK: OHIO STATE IOWA

A valiant effort on the part of Iowa wasn’t enough versus a resilient Ohio State squad that executed a heroic comeback during last Saturday’s 20-17 victory at Kinnick Stadium. Key defensive errors led to the undoing of the Hawkeyes.

Has Pryor arrived yet?

He’s 6’6”, athletic and incredibly strong, but where is Terrelle Pryor as a pure passer? While he has undoubtedly improved since his freshman year and proven to be skillful enough to lead a successful Ohio State program with his arm and his feet, he still doesn’t throw the ball well enough to prosper at the next level.

His line versus Iowa were nothing to pop champagne over (18/33, 195 yards, 1/1) and he was generally inconsistent throughout the Big Ten battle.

While he did complete a good-looking pass to Dane Sanzenbacher for 21 yards in traffic early on, he also overthrew open

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Top Five Projection For AJ Green

Georgia fans should enjoy watching Bulldogs playmaker A.J. Green while they still can. That’s because it is widely assumed that Green, projected by the NFL Draft Bible as a top five overall pick, has already decided to take his talents to the NFL.

"There is a possibility it could be my last game," Green said, "but I'm not really thinking about that yet. I've got a couple more weeks and whatever to make that big decision."

The 6’3 ½, 207-pound  junior wide out continues to wreak havoc in the SEC this season, scoring nine touchdowns in seven games played. For his career, the physical Green has accumulated 2,445 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns, starting 26 of his 30 games played.

He is the consensus No. 1 draft eligible wide receiver on the NFL Draft Bible big board, which includes underclassmen.

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Draft Grade Will Dictate Ryan Williams Future

Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams was dubbed by many as the best pro prospect running back in college football entering the season. After a lackluster start to the year and missing a series of games due to a hamstring iinjury, Williams saw his draft stock take a bit of a hit. But after scintillating 142 rushing yard performance against Miami, Williams is back on the radar as a potential first round pick.

The 5’10, 205-pound running back certainly has the NFL frame and speed (4.45 projected forty-time) to be a NFL running back, however, the redshirt sophomore might be better off staying in school for another year of seasoning to help solidify his draft status.

Currently, Williams is ranked as the No. 3 draft eligible running back on the NFL Draft Bible big board, which includes underclassmen.

Williams acknowledged that his draft evaluation

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