The League: NFL draft


Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Slow down, the kid can play

Drafting a quarterback is an inexact science, but performance on the field should carry more weight than poor decisions off it. There’s no reason Terrelle Pryor can’t become a productive NFL quarterback and some team should be willing to take a chance on him.

By Richard Boadu  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Three QBs who will profoundly change their franchises

While the first three quarterbacks selected in the draft will change their teams, the next three quarterbacks will arguably have a bigger impact on their respective franchises.

By Brandon Benson  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/03/2011

What to make of the quarterback class of 2011

The 2011 NFL draft provided a weak group of quarterbacks, but six were still selected in the top 36 picks. Do the QBs look better in hindsight now that we know which teams drafted them?

By Brandon Benson  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Falcons’ draft-day trade three months in the making

A blowout divisional playoff loss on home turf showed Atlanta they had a more pressing need than an upgraded defense, one that facilitated the biggest trade so far at the 2011 NFL draft.

By Anthony Stalter  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Mel Kiper’s nightmare: an unpredictable 1st round

Mel Kiper seemed to be getting more and more miffed Thursday night as teams actually ignored the players he gave them and took someone else. In fact, the first round wasn’t a good one for draftniks.

By Dave Goldberg  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/27/2011

More potential busts than stars in QB draft class

A record number of quarterbacks might be drafted in the first round. Here’s a look at who these players are, and the risks ahead for the teams that might be tempted to draft them.

By Brandon Benson  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 04/26/2011

NFL Draft: The need vs. best player available quandry

If you draft for need, the player drafted may not be developed enough to fill that need right away. If you draft the best player available, it won’t necessarily improve your chances of winning. So what’s the best approach?

By Josh Dixson  |  04:07 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/26/2011

This year’s draft needed Luck

The 2011 NFL draft is short on star power, and a different decision from one big-name quarterback from Stanford could have made a world of difference.

By Michael Kun  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Judge’s decision changes little in lockout

Despite Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s decision to stay the NFL lockout, the league, its players and its fans remain in a state of limbo — and one that may continue into the summer.

By Dave Goldberg  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Some NFL teams are not ready for primetime

Five teams did not earn nationally televised night games in 2011 due to their 2010 struggles. Here’s a look at what it will take to get them back in primetime in 2012.

By Brandon Benson  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/20/2011

NFL draft: a little history

George Taliaferro told his students “All Sickness Ain’t Death.” He was living proof, as his status as an NFL trailblazer revealed.

By Dawn Knight  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Cam Newton, Randy Moss and Keanu Reeves

With the NFL lockout in place and the draft coming up, there’s plenty to think about. And that includes Cam Newton, Randy Moss, Jake Locker, Tiki Barber and Keanu Reeves.

By Michael Kun  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Making a mockery of the draft

Over the last 30 years, NFL mock drafts have gotten totally out of hand. It’s one thing to speculate on who will fall where, but when GMs themselves often have no idea, media guesswork is just that.

By Dave Goldberg  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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