2011 NFL Mock Draft #1
What follows is the first attempt at a mock draft for this year! The plan will be to refine the mocks with new versions every couple weeks all the way up to start of the draft on Thursday April 28th. Eventually the mocks will become a full two rounds. The new format of the draft this year will put the first round in primetime on Thursday night, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday night, and the fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday.
With no CBA agreed upon free agency will...
Underclassmen Leaving for NFL Draft
With the deadline of January 15th having passed for underclassmen to declare, here is the complete list of those who are leaving school early and will be eligible for the 2011 NFL Draft.
Darvin Adams, WR, Auburn
Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
Daâ€™Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Mississippi
Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
John Clay, RB, Wisconsin
Nick Claytor, OT, Georgia Tech
Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
Marcell Dareus, DL, Al...
Cam Newton Declares for NFL Draft
Auburn QB and Heisman winner Cam Newton has decided to enter the NFL Draft. Coming from seemingly out of nowhere to lead the Tigers to the National Championship, Newton put up a spectacular season throwing for 2854 yards with 30 TDs to just 7 INTs and rushing for 1473 yards and 20 TDs. He has a load of potential with a big arm, good height and large frame, and terrific athleticism.
Newton is projected as a first rounder but concerns could keep him from going at the top of the draft. Certain...
Nick Fairley Now Looks Like Top Pick
With his standout performance in the BCS National Championship game, Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley may have cemented his stock as the prospective number one pick in the NFL Draft. Fairley was already projected to go high, likely in the top three, but the dominance on a national stage may have propelled him into the role as the front-runner. Certainly the impact that Ndamukong Suh had in his rookie year could also help his chances. A junior he still has not yet officially declared for th...
Jacquizz Rodgers Declares for NFL Draft
In a somewhat surprising announcement today Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers has decided he will enter the NFL Draft. Rodgers finishes his career as the school's second leading rusher all-time with 3877 yards, 46 TDs, and 19 games where he went for over 100 yards. He is also a very good receiver having caught 151 passes. The only concern is his size and durability at the next level.
Rodgers could be compared to Dexter McCluster who was a running back coming out of college but tran...
Who Will Win the BCS Championship Game?
The college football season comes to a close this evening as the 12-0 Oregon Ducks take on the 13-0 Auburn Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game. Both teams pack high octane offenses with Oregon averaging a nation-leading 49ppg and Auburn sixth at 43ppg. Heisman winner Cam Newton leads the Tigers with the Ducks' LaMichael James the premiere rusher. Who do you think wins the title? Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts in the comments!
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Andrew Luck Returning to Stanford
Surprising news today as Andrew Luck has decided to pass over the NFL and return to Stanford for his junior season. Luck would have been the #1 pick so the decision is a head-scratcher especially with coach Jim Harbaugh likely on his way out.
This development will shake up the top of the draft and the Panthers have to be very disappointed that the potential franchise QB is no longer there for them. Players like DE Da'Quan Bowers, DT Nick Fairley, or WR A.J. Green now have a shot to be the f...
Da’Quan Bowers Declares For Draft
As expected junior Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has declared for the NFL Draft. Bowers won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the best defensive player in college football racking up 67 tackles and leading the nation with 16 sacks. The breakout season followed up two years where he totaled only four sacks. Bowers is expected to go at the top of the draft, potentially even as the #1 pick if Andrew Luck were not to come out. He could be a good fit for Carolina in that case or Cincinnati at #4...
Panthers Plan to Pick Luck #1
After completing a rout of Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl last night, Stanford QB Andrew Luck now has the decision to make on whether he will return to school or enter the NFL Draft. Luck is seen as the sure-fire #1 pick and it appears the Carolina Panthers want him to know they feel the same way.Â Sources within the organization today leaked that if he does enter the draft that the team intends to take him with the top pick. While this comes as no surprise it is clearly meant to influence L...
2011 NFL Draft Section Launched
With the NFL season now complete I've launched the NFL Draft section of the site. Mock drafts, news relating to the draft, team needs, position rankings, combine reports, and other coverage will be housed there! Â This is something I did last year that seemed to click and get good response and I'm even more comfortable expanding on that now.Â With the exception of the occasional mock drafts or articles tying in with Madden 12 those postings will not appear on the front page. So make sure to ch...