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NFL Draft Coverage 2011

this is a discussion within the NFL DRAFT BOARD Community Forum; Last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars surprised everyone by taking defensive tackle Tyson Alualu with the 10th pick in the draft. So who could raise eyebrows this year? Keep an eye on TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.* Peter King of SI.com already ...

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:59 PM   #21
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Andy Dalton could be this year?s surprise top-10 pick

Last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars surprised everyone by taking defensive tackle Tyson Alualu with the 10th pick in the draft. So who could raise eyebrows this year? Keep an eye on TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.* Peter King of SI.com already has reported that Dalton (and Jake Locker) will be top-2o picks.* For Dalton, the zone…

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:59 PM   #22
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Mort: 99.9 percent chance that Cam Newton will be the top pick

With fewer than three hours to go until the 2011 draft commences, the specific plans of the Carolina Panthers are unknown. But Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that there’s a 99.9 percent chance that the Panthers will use the first pick in the draft on quarterback Cam Newton. It makes sense.* The Panthers needs a…

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:59 PM   #23
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NFLPA* on the future of the draft: ?Jeffrey Kessler is not going to ruin Christmas?

In this upside down NFL, we know one thing for certain: There will be a draft for the next three nights. The future of the NFL Draft is a little less certain. * I attended the NFLPA* draft event Thursday afternoon in Times Square and asked NFLPA* spokesman George Atallah about the future of the…

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Jay Glazer says Falcons are serious about trade up

SI.com’s Peter King reported Wednesday that the Atlanta Falcons were contemplating a trade up for one of the draft’s top two wide receivers — A.J. Green of Georgia and Julio Jones from Alabama. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution*has attempted to downplay the rumor, but FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer is now essentially reporting the same thing as King.…

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Boxing suspension for Tom Zbikowski rescinded

Tom Zbikowski is back in the good graces of boxing. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chickasaw Nation Boxing Commission has rescinded the 45-day suspension of Zbikowski, the Ravens safety who tested positive for marijuana after his fight Saturday night. The Commission has accepted a second negative test submitted by Zbikowski at an independent lab…

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Vikings expect seven quarterbacks in first 42 picks

The Minnesota Vikings think a run on quarterbacks is coming tonight and tomorrow night. According to ESPN, the Vikings’ brain trust has conducted 15 different two-round mock drafts, trying to consider every possibility for how the draft could go. And to the extent that they can accurately determine how other teams will act, the Vikings…

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Mort: Patriots trying to trade up for Cameron Jordan

Plenty of trades are expected on the draft’s first day, and no team has more ammunition than the New England Patriots. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Patriots are trying to put it to use. Mort reports that the Patriots are involved in trade talks with the Cowboys. Bill Belichick’s target is California defensive end…

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The full PFT Live mock draft

From last Monday through Wednesday, a portion of ProFootballTalk Live was dedicated to a mock draft.* (Not the PFT mock draft, which can be blamed on Silva, but the PFT Live mock draft.) Now that it’s over, we’ve spliced the whole thing into one continuous stream of semi-consciousness. Your challenge will be to remain conscious…

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Aiello discusses NFL?s position pending further court rulings

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell canceled his appearance of Thursday’s ProFootballTalk Live, given that he otherwise was dealing with the aftermath of a pair of rulings from Judge Susan Nelson, both of which have plunged the NFL into a cavern of uncertainty and/or perched the league on a contempt-of-court highwire. But NFL spokesman Greg Aiello did…

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Report: At least one team eliminates Da?Quan Bowers from board

NFL Network’s Albert Breer is pulling impressive double duty today, keeping everyone up to date on lockout-related developments via his Twitter account, as well as dropping notable nuggets about the NFL draft. The biggest draft story Breer has broken*involves Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers. According to Breer, Bowers has been completely eliminated from at least…

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