Gotta love it when teams come together, act like pro’s and dont surrender.
Tonight, the Bulls, Hawks and Nuggets all stared down elimination and took their Game 5s.
Live to fight another day.
1.) Indianapolis Colts - QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
No change here as this pick hasn’t changed for 2 years.
Previous- Andrew Luck
2.) Washington Redskins - QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
Washington didn’t trade up to get Kahlil.
Previous- Robert Griffin III
3.) TRADE Miami Dolphins- QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
Minnesota gets lucky as the Dolphins panic and trade up to take Tannehill. To Tannehill’s credit, he’s an athletic kid and has big upside.
Previous- Vikings - Matt Kahlil
4.) Cleveland Browns - RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
Did anyone else see how dominant Richardson looked at his pro-day? Knocking down Browns RB coach Gary Brown might have been a foreshadowing of Richardson knocking on the door in Cleveland. Even with the short life span of a RB, Richardson is too good to pass up on.
Previous - Trent Richardson
5.) Tampa Bay Bucs - DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
The Bucs have invested a bunch into their Secondary this off-season so even though Clairborne makes more sense, I think they’ll go D-Line with this pick to help out McCoy and Price. This D-Line can be really scary if they play to their potential.
Previous- Melvin Ingram
6.) St. Louis Rams - WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
You HAVE to give Bradford someone to throw to… The only exception is if Richardson is on the board at 6 do the Rams not take a WR. They might take a few in the draft.
Previous- Justin Blackmon
7.) Jacksonville Jaguars - CB Morris Claiborne, LSU
If Claiborne gets taken higher, expect Michael Floyd out of ND to be selected here. Fortunately for the Jag’s, my draft has Claiborne slip here and they snatch the best Defensive Back in the draft.
Previous- Morris Claiborne
8.) TRADE Minnesota Vikings- OT Matt Kahlil, Southern California
How about this? Vikings give up their #3 pick and still pick up Kahlil. The top of this draft is extremely talented and Kahlil can go to the Jag’s also. But we’ll put Kahlil here at 8.
Previous- Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill
9.) Carolina Panthers - WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
With Poe slipping and Steve Smith signing a 3-year extension means the Panthers are all in on Cam Newton (as they should be). This offense can now compete in that Offense heavy NFC South.
Previous- Fletcher Cox
10.) Buffalo Bills - LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College
With Floyd off the board, the Buffalo Bills continue to add to that seemingly better defense. Kuechly gives the Bills a solid middle to go along with that potentially dominant edge rush in Williams and Anderson.
Previous- Michael Floyd
11.) Kansas City Chiefs - DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
Kansas City gets lucky as the best DT in the draft falls in their lap at 11. That already improved Defense gets even better by strengthening up that middle.
Previous- Dontari Poe
12.) Seattle Seahawks - OL David Decastro, Stanford
I’d really like to put Coples here, but he seems to be real inconsistent as to where Decastro might be the most consistent. With big investments in Lynch and Flynn, the Seahawks take the 2nd best O-Lineman in the draft.
Previous- David Decastro
13.) Arizona Cardinals - OT Riley Reiff, Iowa
Kuechly is off the board so the Card’s beef up that O-Line with the second best Tackle in the draft. He’ll open up holes for Beanie and protect Kolb.
Previous- Luke Kuechly
14.) Dallas Cowboys - S Mark Barron, Alabama
The Cowboys need help in a lot of areas but even Jerry Jones understands that the biggest hole they had on last years team was the secondary. Barron is polished under Nick Saban and has great instinct. To me, he has the ball skills similar to Ed Reed… Yes, Ed Reed.
Previous- Mark Barron
15.) Philadelphia Eagles - DT Michael Brockers, LSU
Philadelphia’s defense was one of the best pass-rushing teams in the NFL and now they beef up that D-Line with Brockers who was a huge part of that National Championship run for the Tigers last college season.
Previous- Michael Brockers
16.)TRADE Tennessee Titans- CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
The Jets need more than just a few players to improve so they get a few more draft picks as the Titans pick before the Bengals and replace Cortland Finnegan with Dre. Just like the Dr., Dre smokes weed everyday… but when he’s not glossy eyed, he’s as good as it gets.
Previous- Jets- Courtney Upshaw
17.) Cincinnati Bengals - CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
The Bengals miss out on the Dre Kirkpatrick sweepstakes and have to pick up a corner before a run begins on the position. Gilmore as just as much upside as Kirkpatrick and should be a great compliment to Leon Hall.
Previous- Riley Reiff
18.) San Diego Chargers - OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia
Whose going to replace mammoth Marcus McNeil? How about mammoth Cordy Glenn.
Previous- Cordy Glenn
19.) Chicago Bears - DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina
The Bears luck out as Coples questionable motor drops him to 19. He’s big, fast, athletic, strong, and dominant. Remind you of another former Tar-Heel DE?? hmmmmm….
Previous- Quinton Coples
20.) TRADE New York Jets - WR Reuban Randle, LSU
The Jets have to add more receivers… Whether its Hill, Wright, Randle, or Fleener, They have to have more playmakers… Unless Tebow is going to play WR ;)
Previous- Titans - Dre Kirkpatrick
21.) Cincinnati Bengals - OT Mike Adams, Ohio State
Bengals have a nice draft by adding Gilmore and now Adams. He’s a big offensive lineman and being from Ohio State, the Bengals should know this kid better than anyone else in the League.
Previous - Stephon Gilmore
22.) Cleveland Browns - WR Kendall Wright, Baylor
How about adding the best hands in the draft for McCoy to throw to. This is McCoy’s last shot at the starting job so he better lobby for better receivers.
Previous- Stephen Hill
23.) Detroit Lions - LB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama
Detroit had a dominant offense however they need a tackle and maybe a playmaker to compliment Johnson but they will add to that later in the draft… Here, why not add a MLB to lead that defense for 10 years.
Previous- Mike Adams
24.) Pittsburgh Steelers - DT Dontari Poe, Memphis
How about this? The Steelers draft D-line 3 years in a row with their first pick. However, this might be the best of them. He’s the prototypical 3-4 lineman and fits well with the Steelers. He’ll have a chance to learn from Hampton and really excel on a Defense that has more than just a few playmakers.
Previous- Coby Fleener
25.) Denver Broncos - TE Coby Fleener, Stanford
Peyton Manning really excelled in Indy when a fast, pass catching TE from Iowa (who had questionable blocking skills) was drafted with the 24th pick in ‘03. Fleener is bigger than Clark, faster, more athletic, stronger, and overall I think Fleener is the BIGGEST steal in the draft.
Previous- Kendall Wright
26.) Houston Texans - WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech
Andre Johnson on one side is hard enough for a defense to prepare for… Now imagine a 6’4 receiver that can run a 4.3 on the other side of him. The best offense in the NFL just got better.
Previous- Jonathan Martin
27.) New England Patriots - LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
New England needs help rushing the passer and Upshaw will be an instant impact from day one. He’s a high character guy and will fit right in with the team first attitude of New England.
Previous- Shea Mcclellin
28.) Green Bay Packers - RB Doug Martin, Boise State
If Green Bay had a running game to go along with that passing attack, 16-0 seems more than attainable. They get a poor man’s Ray Rice in Martin.
Previous- Janoris Jenkins
29.) Baltimore Ravens - Chandler Jones, Syracuse
Baltimore misses out on Upshaw, Hightower, and Fleener but that might be a blessing in disguise. Chandler Jones might have the most upside out of all of them and I give him a comparison to Aldon Smith who dominated last year as a rookie.
Previous- Dont’a Hightower
30.) San Francisco 49ers - DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
Worthy is definitely worthy of a 1st round pick. San Fran adds to that stout run defense with a solid DT.
Previous- Jerel Worthy
31.) New England Patriots - S Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
New England knows that they have to improve on that pass defense and Harrison Smith is a Patriot just waiting to be drafted.
Previous- Harrison Smith
32.) New York Giants - RB Lamar Miller, Miami
New York lost its big boy in Brandon Jacobs but its okay since it seems that they are going to a heavy pass attack anyway. Why not add a 3rd down back that has homerun potential with every touch.
Previous- Peter Konz
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Being an Oriole is tough!
Look at his fading smile! haha
source: Bleacher Report
Strong words from Michael Irvin about the Saints bounty scandal…
Michael Irvin lays motionless on the field at Veteran’s Stadium in Philadelphia after suffering a neck injury that would later force the Hall of Fame wideout to retire during the 1999 NFL season.
Recently, Irvin sounded off on his thoughts about the New Orleans Saints “bounty system” saying, “Since you were a baby you’ve understood never to harm another person physically, and on this tape he’s talking about taking out another players ACL.’ ‘I almost threw up when I heard it.’ ‘It pulled back any covers that I may have had for a coach.’ ‘If he is out of the league forever – forever – it would only be the right thing to do.’”
New rules have been imposed to decrease the amount of devastating injuries players may suffer over the course of their football career, but with bounty programs and other forms of cash incentives for injuring opposing players, it seems unlikely the NFL will be able to solve its problem without the use of heavy fines and suspensions.
If Rip can stay healthy the rest of the way, the Bulls could possibly rest Rose a couple extra Playoff games if necessary.
Richard Hamilton was in the land of the lost, but tonight he rejoined the land of the living. A basketball player got to do basketball things: 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast
While elsewhere Derrick Rose has been staring at a melting stick of butter since the National Anthem.
Michael Jordan dribbles Charles Barkley during a 1991 playoff game between the Bulls and Sixers. (Manny Millan/SI)
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