Archive for March, 2012

Updated: 2012 NFL Draft Rankings: Defense

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
1.    Dontari Poe, Memphis
2.    Michael Brockers, LSU
3.    Devon Still, Penn State
4.    Alameda Ta’amu, Washington
5.    Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
6.    Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
7.    Kendall Reyes, UConn
8.    Brandon Thompson, Clemson
9.    Josh Chapman, Alabama
10.    Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati
11.    Marcus Forston, Miami
12.    Mike Martin, Michigan
13.    Kheeston Randall, Texas  
14.    Travian Robertson, South Carolina
15.    Hebron Fangupo, BYU
16.    DaJohn Harris, USC
17.    Jaye Howard, Florida  
18.    Tydreke Powell, North Carolina
19.    Christian Tupou, USC
20.    Rennie Moore, Georgia
21.    Damon Harrison, William Penn
22.    Vaughn Meatoga, Hawaii
23.    JR Sweezy, North Carolina State
24.    Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, Baylor
25.    Dominique Hamilton, Missouri
26.    Chas Alecxih, Pittsburgh
27.    DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia
28.    Akiem Hicks, Regina (CAN)
29.    Tony Jerod-Eddie, Texas A&M

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NFL Draft Rumblings From The Weekend

ARE RAMS CONTEMPLATING TRENT RICHARDSON?
Multiple team sources tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the Rams believe Alabama RB Trent Richardson is a “special talent,” and the club thinks “very highly” of the 2011 Heisman finalist. “If you’re picking the best available player, it could easily be him,” said ex-NFL scout Dave Razzano of Richardson and the Rams’ No. 6 overall pick. “He’s a thoroughbred. And he’s more of a home-run threat than (Steven) Jackson.” Richardson will work out for NFL teams on March 29.

POSSIBLE GLITCH IN KENDALL WRIGHT’S FORTY TIME
After speaking to front office men around the NFL, Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes that Baylor WR Kendall Wright’s 4.61 “may have been the most misleading forty time of the Combine.” Wright actually ran in the 4.4s, but was credited with being

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2012 NFL Draft Order | First Three Rounds Set

ROUND 1

Indianapolis (2-14)

Washington from St. Louis (2-14)

Minnesota (3-13)

Cleveland (4-12)

Tampa Bay (4-12)

St. Louis from Washington (5-11)

Jacksonville (5-11)

Miami (6-10)

Carolina (6-10)

Buffalo (6-10)

Kansas City (7-9)

Seattle (7-9)

Arizona (8-8)

Dallas (8-8)

Philadelphia (8-8)

New York Jets (8-8)

Cincinnati from Oakland (8-8)

San Diego (8-8)

Chicago (8-8)

Tennessee (9-7)

Cincinnati* (9-7)

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NFL Pro Day Schedule Heats Up This Week

It will be NFL news galore this week between the kickoff of NFL free agency and the heavy pro day schedule lined up. Here’s the lineup:

March 12: Air Force, Arkansas-Monticello, Central Michigan, Central Washington, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Wayne State

March 13: Ball State, California (Pa.), Florida, Kansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, North Texas, Sacramento State, Slippery Rock, Toledo, Western Michigan

March 14: Bowling Green, California, Central Arkansas, Central Oklahoma, Eastern Michigan, Florida State, Grambling, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Maryland, Michigan State, Mount Union, Old Dominion, Oklahoma, Penn State, Portland State, Tennessee Tech

March 15: Delaware State, Louisiana Tech, Michigan, UNLV, Nicholls State, Oregon, Southern Illinois, Towson, Tusculum, Virginia, Virginia Tech, William & Mary

March 16: Arizona State, James Madison, Missouri State, Oregon State, Richmond,

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2012 NFL Free Agency: Questions & Answers

SALARY CAP SET AT $120,600,000

Q.  When does the 2012 free agency signing period begin?

A.  At 4:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 13.

Q.  What are the categories of free agency?

A.  Players are either “restricted” or “unrestricted” free agents.  Within the categories are also “franchise” and “transition” players.

Q.  What is the time period for free agency signings this year?

A.  For restricted free agents, from March 13 to April 20.  For unrestricted free agents who have received the June 1 tender from their prior Club, from March

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New: Two-Round NFL Mock Draft

First Round

1

Indianapolis – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford




2

Washington (from St. Louis) – QB Robert Griffin III




3

Minnesota – OT Matt Kalil, USC




4

Cleveland – WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State




5

Tampa Bay – CB Morris Claiborne, LSU




6

St. Louis (from Washington) – DT Dontari Poe, Memphis




7

Jacksonville – DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina




8

Miami – OT Riley

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Pro Day Results: 03/06/12

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (03/06/12)
Arkansas Sports 360

AUBURN CRIMSON TIDE (03/06/12)
Opelika-Auburn News

GEORGIA TECH (03/06/12)
CBS Sports

ILLINOIS FIGHTINGILLINI (03/06/12)
Chicago Tribune

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Pro Day Results: 03/05/12

ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM BLAZERS (03/05/12)
OL Matt McCants
40YD: 5.32
OL Terence Edge
WT: 330 40YD: 5.24 BP: 27 VJ: 31”
OL Greg Calhoun
40YD: 4.26 BP: 30 VJ: 34” BJ: 9’9 20S: 4.26

GEORGIA BULLDOGS (03/05/12)
*30 NFL teams in attendance (Dallas and Chicago absent)
TE Orson Charles
40YD: 4.75 VJ: 30.5” BJ: 9’5 20S: 4.75 3C: 4.29
TE Aron White
WT: 238 40YD: 4.73 BP: 22 3C: 7.13
TE Bruce Figgins
WT: 272 40YD: 5.20 BP: 23 20S: 4.75 3C: 4.29
OL Justin Anderson
WT: 320 BP: 32
DL DeAngelo Tyson
HT: 6020 WT: 308 40YD: 4.89 BP: 30 3C: 4.60
CB Brandon Boykin
WT: 181 BP: 16
PK Blair Walsh
FG: 16-17 LONG: 60yd

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Pro Day Results: 03/02/12

CINCINNATI BEARCATS (03/02/12)
*Between 22-28 NFL teams in attendance
QB Zach Collaros
HT: 5110 WT: 217 40YD: 4.73
RB Isaiah Pead
HT: 5102 WT: 198 20S: 4.28 3C: 6.87
WR DJ Woods
HT: 5100 WT: 180 40YD: 4.50 BP: 9 VJ: 37”
TE Adrien Robinson
HT: 6040 WT: 264 40YD: 4.55 BP: 15 VJ: 39.5” BJ: 11’3 20S: 4.37 60S: 11.59 3C: 7.11
LB JK Schaffer
HT: 6000 WT: 237 BP: 26 VJ: 35.5” BJ: 9’11

MIAMI (OHIO) REDHAWKS (03/02/12)
*24 NFL teams in attendance
OG Brandon Banks
HT: 6050 WT: 345 40YD: 5.00 BP: 36 VJ: 32” 20S: 4.58 3C: 7.42

MISSOURI TIGERS (03/01/12)
*20 NFL teams in attendance
WR

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2012 Pro Day Tracker (Continuous)

03/05/12 Results

03/02/12 Results

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