Let’s assume the Carolina Panthers are telling the truth about having yet to determine their selection with the No. 1 overall pick of the draft and receiving no trade offers for the choice.
In keeping with the upcoming holiday, the Houston Texans are pretty much putting all of their eggs in the Wade Phillips basket.
The sense I have gotten in the last few days is that much of the scrutiny about Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley isn’t completely justified, and that he’s probably going to be drafted lower in the first round than his talent suggests he should.
Listening to at least two team executives and multiple draft analysts, there seems to be a growing expectation of a first-round run on quarterbacks in the 2011 NFL Draft.
No matter how much they need a QB, picking Jake Locker 12th overall would be a bad move for Minnesota.
With the draft closing in, the free-agent market has been quiet. However, for teams unable to address all of their needs in the draft, there are still options on the open market worth a look.