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Julio Jones: 2011 NFL Draft Prospects

Julio Jones PLAYER PROFILE Wide Receiver Julio Jones (H: 6'4" - W: 220 - College: Alabama) Jones, to put it simply, is an athletic specimen at his position. After three season with the Crimson Tide, Jones decided to forgo his senior year to enter the 2011 NFL Draft. In 2008, Rivals.com rated Jones the No. 4 high school prospect in the country. Playing out of Foley High School in Alabama, Jones received offe ...

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Blaine Gabbert: 2011 NFL Draft Prospects

Blaine Gabbert PLAYER PROFILE Quarterback Blaine Gabbert (H: 6'5" - W: 235 - College: Missouri) Gabbert was rated the No. 1 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com in 2008. After Bill Callahan was fired from Nebraska, Gabbert switched his commitment from Nebraska to Missouri. In his two years as a full-time starter, he totaled 6,777 passing yards, 30 TDs and 18 INTs. Missouri is known for having a wide-open spr ...

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Cam Newton: 2011 NFL Draft Prospects

Cam Newton PLAYER PROFILE Quarterback Cam Newton (H: 6'5" - W: 248 - College: Auburn) Select A Prospect Da'Quan Bowers Nick Fairley Marcell Dareus Robert Quinn Von Miller Patrick Peterson Prince Amukamara Cam Newton Blaine Gabbert A.J. Green Julio Jones Mark Ingram Mikel Leshoure After originally committing to the University of Florida to be Tim Tebow’s heir-apparent, Newton transferred to Blinn College whe ...

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Why the Carolina Panthers Need Cam Newton

Can one player make all the difference? No, not in the NFL. But adding one player can make an organization look like a collective genius. For example, the St. Louis Rams add Sam Bradford and now look like a promising young team on the upswing. And of course, on the other side of the spectrum, the Carolina Panthers are in a deep hole because it looks as though they missed on their QB prospect, Jimmy Clausen. ...

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NFL Combine Results: Monday & Tuesday

Before the 2010 NFL Draft, I wrote an article entitled “Year of the Defense” in which I explained the majority of the first-round picks were going to be defensive players the biggest impact players would mostly be on defense. Four first-round players from that class made the Pro Bowl last season: DT Ndamukong Suh, S Eric Berry, CB Devin McCourty and C Maurkice Pouncey. That’s three defenders. This year, I e ...

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2011 NFL Combine Results: Sunday

At the combine on Sunday, the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers took to the practice field. This is the “Tiffany” day, as the clever guys at NFL Network coined it, inferring that the more glamorous or “big ticket” players would take the field. But there are a few quick notes before we get into the top performers of the day. For those who may not understand, although the combine and subsequent “ ...

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NFL Combine: Saturday Top Performers

First of all, if you’re reading this, congratulations on being a diehard football fan. If this really is the first time you’re realizing it, welcome to the club. If you’ve known this for some time now, welcome back sir, it’s good to see you. I say this because the NFL Combine, if you’re really watching it and following it, is the smallest of the NFL events. Of course we have the Super Bowl, the playoffs, th ...

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A.J. Green: 2011 NFL Draft Prospects

A.J. Green PLAYER PROFILE Wide Receiver A.J. Green (H: 6'4" - W: 212 - College: Georgia) University of Georgia wide receiver Adriel Jeremiah "A.J." Green is widely considered the top prospect at his position despite limited playing time and a suspension due to a NCAA violation. Green is receiving praise for his athleticism and comparisons to NFL greats like Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss. As a freshman, he ...

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Marcell Dareus: 2011 NFL Draft Prospects

Marcell Dareus PLAYER PROFILE Defensive end Marcell Dareus (H: 6'4" - W: 306 - College: Alabama) Select A Prospect Da'Quan Bowers Nick Fairley Marcell Dareus Robert Quinn Von Miller Patrick Peterson Prince Amukamara Cam Newton Blaine Gabbert A.J. Green Julio Jones Mark Ingram Mikel Leshoure ROLL TIDE! Alabama Crimson Tide defensive line prospect Marcell Dareus is big-bodied and versatile prospect who had a ...

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NFL Mock Draft Results – RD. 1 & 2

2011 NFL MOCK DRAFT ROUND ONE 1. Carolina Panthers: DT Nick Fairley, Auburn Nick Fairley can be a game-changer at his position and a disruptive pass rush is the easiest way to improve a struggling defense. Carolina needs a quarterback or wide receiver as well but it seems as though there are no QBs who are worthy of a No. 1 pick. A.J. Green could go here or Da'Quan Bowers. 2. Denver Broncos: DE Da'Quan Bowe ...

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