April 28, 2008

No Regrets?

The NFL Draft is now behind us and for 252 players this past weekend, a dream came true. For others, the weekend wasn't nearly as momentous. Here's a look at some of the more notable names who did not get drafted, despite, in many cases, predictions to the contrary. And thrown in for the hell of it is a little analysis, broken down by position.

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April 26, 2008

The Rivlary Continues

NEW YORK - Jake Long is a Miami Dolphin. Vernon Gholston is a New York Jet. That means the Michigan tackle and the Ohio State defensive end will be facing each other twice a season for the foreseeable future, a big step up from the annual matchup in either Ann Arbor or Columbus.

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Draft Notes

NEW YORK - After last year's first round of the NFL Draft dragged on for over six hours, the league decided it had to do something about the format. So they made some big changes this year, allowing teams five fewer minutes to select their first round picks and as a result Saturday's first round was the fastest first round since 1990.

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Lying Long

NEW YORK - Every prospective draft pick will tell you they don't care where they get picked and during the week leading up to the draft that's all Chris Long would tell you. He just wanted to get picked, he insisted, he didn't care where or when. Well, apparently he lied.

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Once A Bird, Always A Bird

NEW YORK - For the better part of the second half of the regular season, Matt Ryan was the consensus top quarterback in this year's draft class. But it took the Boston College signal caller a lot longer to realize it than most.

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He's Fine With No. 5

NEW YORK - Glenn Dorsey made no bones about wanting to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. And mid-way through his senior season at LSU, plenty of people had the Tigers tackle pegged as the top player. But Dorsey had to settle for the No. 5 selection Saturday and he's more than fine with it.

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NEW YORK - After some frustrating internet issues, we're finally live from the 2008 NFL Draft in Radio City Music Hall. The Arizona Cardinals just took the talented and under-publicized Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from little Tennessee State. We'll get you up to speed on some of the things the top six draft picks had to say.

April 24, 2008

Long Time Coming

NEW YORK - When Miami signed Jake Long to a $57 million contract earlier this week, the Dolphins put to bed any suspense and intrigue as to who the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft would be. And for at least one other big name expected to be among the top selections in Saturday's first round, the news of Long's pact was a bit of a disappointment.

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March 18, 2008

Pryor Finality

Finally, we'll have our answer this week. Terrelle Pryor, the most hyped and heralded quarterback in the history of high school football, will make his decision on where he'll be attending school this fall. Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Oregon were Pryor's four finalists when he told the college football world on National Signing Day that he wasn't prepared to decide. But he's been down to two for some time. But which two?

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March 11, 2008

Some Sooners Time To Shine

Oklahoma is in the middle of spring practice right now, but the 2008 season will be put on the backburner for Tuesday as the Sooners host their pro day for all prospective NFL Draft selections to make on final impression on scouts.

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January 16, 2008

Think Twice

The deadline has come and gone for college players to declare themselves eligible for April's NFL Draft and while the decisions by many to leave school early was a no-brainer (Darren McFadden), there were just as many head scratchers (two from Florida State) to balance things out.

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