Category Archives: NFL Draft

Avoiding Potentially Bad Situations

Brendan Sonnone at the Orlando Sentinel quotes NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the possibility that likely first overall pick Jameis Winston won’t attend the draft: “‘I think that it’s something we respect when a player says, ‘I’d like to be … Continue reading

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The Bears Will Have the Opportunity to Draft Their Quarterback. If They Want Him.

One of the most consistent reasons I’ve heard for not dumping quarterback Jay Cutler is that neither of the two top prospects in the draft will be there when the Bears pick in the first round. Greg Gabriel at the National Football … Continue reading

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Keeping the NFL Combine in Perspective

The NFL Combine is upon us and as freaks like me set up their television recorders for the event, Field Yates at ESPN has a timely reminder for us: “32 players NOT invited to 2014 Combine were drafted, while 111 players … Continue reading

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The Price of Spectacle and the Spectacle of Price

The Chicago Tribune thinks that its hard to justify all of the trouble that having the NFL Draft in the city will bring. I’m having a hard time getting in line with their thinking. What the Tribune isn’t considering is … Continue reading

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Playing GM Isn’t As Easy As It Looks on TV

English prime minister Benjamin Disraeli once said, “How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” The man wasn’t joking. I’ve been participating in a 4 round mock draft with a group of fans associated with ESPN’s … Continue reading

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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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