Category Archives: NFL Draft

Surprise! Matt Barkley Regrets Nothing

Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times addresses the issues surrounding ormer USC quarterback Matt Barkley as he prepares to be drafted this week: “The next player who regrets staying in school after his draft stock plummets probably will be the first. So it’s … Continue reading

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The Name to Keep an Eye on: Arthur Brown

Don Pompei reviews the middle linebackers in this year’s draft.  The player that catches my eye in this group is Arthur Brown: “Arthur Brown, Kansas State, 6-1, 241: Brown is like [sure first round pick, Alec] Ogletree in that he has the … Continue reading

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A Look at the 2009 Draft’s Top Ten

The NFL draft is in two weeks and Joe Fortenbaugh at The National Football Post takes a retrospective look at the top ten 2009 draft picks and how they did. Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

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Does Marc Trestman Know Personnel?

It was a good day at the Chicago Tribune for fan questions.  Dan Pompei answers another good one here: “It’s hard to think Coach Trestman could keep up with NFL personnel while coaching for years in Canada. Don’t you think … Continue reading

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Is Alec Ogletree Worth the Risk?

Dan Pompei at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Don’t you think the Bears will be worried about character concerns with Alec Ogletree? –@TCBullfrog, from Twitter “Yes I do. I think 31 other teams will be as well.  But that doesn’t man … Continue reading

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The Horizontal Draft Approach and How Teams Don’t Pick the Best Available Player

Armando Salguero at the Miami Herald says that, though all general managers say they are taking the best available player, many are  actually drafting horizontally and not vertically: “Drafting horizontally basically means the Dolphins want to give themselves space to … Continue reading

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Nawrocki Evaluates the Bears 2012 Draft

Nolan Nawrocki at Pro Football Weekly reviews the Bears 2012 draft: “Far from a great debut for GM Phil Emery’s first draft class, but it’s too soon to call it a failure.” The pick that kills this draft? Brandon Hardin … Continue reading

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Dan Pompei’s Mock Draft Has the Bears in a Good Position

Dan Pompei‘s mock draft at the Chicago Tribune works out well for the Bears: 20. Bears: Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia. If he makes it this far, Ogletree seems like an easy pick. A trade down remains a viable possibility, as the Bears … Continue reading

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Nolan Nawrocki Rips Geno Smith

It the time of year when everyone, including me, starts paying more attention to player scouting reports and this one by Nolan Nawrocki at Pro Football Weekly reads like a bad movie review: Started the season red-hot with the help of two … Continue reading

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