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2012 NFL Draft Grades – Indianapolis Colts – AFC South
May 28th, 2012 at 7:11 PM
The Indianapolis Colts went into the 2012 NFL Draft with a unique task ahead of them. It was time for the team to replace a legend, the face of their franchise, quarterback Peyton Manning, as well as build up a team that had been torn apart in an effort to...

2012 NFL Draft Grades- New England Patriots – AFC East
May 17th, 2012 at 8:33 PM
The New England Patriots went into the 2012 NFL Draft looking replenish some of what they lost in their defensive front seven, while also hoping to fix up their leaky secondary. The Patriots addressed their pass rush early by drafting Chandler Jones of Syracuse and Dont'a Hightower of Alabama in...

2012 NFL Draft Grades – Cleveland Browns – AFC North
May 15th, 2012 at 9:03 PM
Every fan base opens the season with hopes of a Super Bowl Championship. Unfortunately, some teams have never had a chance to experience a trip to the big game and every year that dreams seems farther away. No team epitomizes that more than the Cleveland Browns. This year, the new...

2012 NFL Draft Grades – Buffalo Bills – AFC East
May 12th, 2012 at 10:27 AM
After a big haul in NFL free agency, the Buffalo Bills were looking to continue stockpiling talent in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Bills have quickly put themselves in position to be a real contender in the AFC East as they will look to jump the New York Jets and...

2012 NFL Draft Grades – Baltimore Ravens – AFC North
May 10th, 2012 at 7:05 PM
The Baltimore Ravens needed to come away from the 2012 NFL Draft with a solid draft.  With an aging defense and some holes on the offensive live, they could not afford to lose ground in the ultra-competitive AFC North. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore Ravens– B The Ravens were the only team in the AFC North that...

2012 NFL Draft Grades – Miami Dolphins – AFC East
May 9th, 2012 at 4:34 PM
The Miami Dolphins were looking to come away from the 2012 NFL Draft with a big-time haul of talent. The Dolphins finished last in the AFC East in 2011 and didn't make any moves to take a step forward during the offseason, with their only significant move being the trade...

2012 NFL Draft Grades – New York Jets – AFC East
May 7th, 2012 at 6:53 PM
The New York Jets went into the 2012 NFL Draft with some major work to do. The team finished 8-8 after back-to-back appearances in the AFC Championship Game and while they had some glaring holes, their salary cap situation wouldn't allow them to address all of those needs in free...

2013 NFL Draft Primer – Top Five Prospects at Each Position on Offense
May 5th, 2012 at 8:59 PM
For many NFL fans, preparing for the NFL Draft is a year round endeavor. As soon as the draft ends, they start searching for the prospects that could be part of their teams in the future. Last year, former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was all the rage during this process,...

2012 NFL Draft: First Round Recap
April 27th, 2012 at 5:53 PM
The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft was a wild one, with eight trades going down in addition to the one already completed prior to last night between the Washington Redskins and St. Louis Rams and a feverish pace that saw most picks announced before the 10 minutes allotted...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: New York Giants Select David Wilson
April 26th, 2012 at 10:40 AM
The Sports Media 101 2012 NFL Mock Draft concludes today, as the 2012 NFL Draft will kick off tonight. Our first round concludes with the Super Bowl Champions, the New York Giants, who select Virginia Tech running back David Wilson. The Giants are looking for some depth at the running...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots Select Andre Branch
April 25th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
With the 31st selection in the Sports Media 101 2012 NFL Mock Draft, the New England Patriots select Clemson defensive end Andre Branch. The Patriots are looking to fix up their defense, specifically their pass rush, and in our mock draft they used both first round picks to do so. ***VIDEO1*** Lynne...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers Select Kevin Zeitler
April 25th, 2012 at 2:05 PM
The San Francisco 49ers were the team that crashed the NFC Playoffs last season, riding a physical style of play to the NFC Championship Game, where they fell to the eventual Super Bowl Champions. The 49ers have made some interesting offseason moves in an attempt to have an even better...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens Select Dont’a Hightower
April 25th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
The Baltimore Ravens have built their success on employing the most fearsome 3-4 defense in the NFL, which has allowed them to rule the roost in the AFC North for years. Despite losing another defensive coordinator to a head coaching gig elsewhere, as Chuck Pagano has taken over the Indianapolis...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Green Bay Packers Select Vinny Curry
April 24th, 2012 at 6:05 PM
With the 28th selection in the Sports Media 101 2012 NFL Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Marshall defensive end/outside linebacker prospect Vinny Curry. Curry has been one of the small(er) school prospects that has caught the eye of many interested 2012 NFL Draft observers - from scouts to...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots Select Whitney Mercilus
April 24th, 2012 at 2:05 PM
The New England Patriots made a return trip to the Super Bowl in last season, falling to the New York Giants but maintaining their status as the top dog in the AFC East and a perennial contender to win it all. With two first round picks in the 2012 NFL...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans Select Kendall Wright
April 24th, 2012 at 10:02 AM
With the 26th selection in the Sports Media 101 2012 NFL Mock Draft, the Houston Texans select Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright. The selection of Wright would give the Texans a speedy receiver to line up across from Andre Johnson, posing a major vertical threat to stretch the field and...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos Select Michael Brockers
April 23rd, 2012 at 9:15 PM
With the 25th pick in the Sports Media 101 2012 NFL Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers. Brockers is another prospect who has seen his stock drop despite not playing a game in over three months. Now he could fall into the hands of the...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers Select Coby Fleener
April 23rd, 2012 at 5:15 PM
With the 24th selection in the Sports media 101 2012 NFL Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Stanford tight end Coby Fleener. The Steelers would be able to team Fleener with Heath Miller to create a tough combination for defenses to match up with while adding some more offensive pop. ***PHOTO1*** Mark...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions Select Stephon Gilmore
April 23rd, 2012 at 1:11 PM
The Detroit Lions made a long-overdue return trip to the playoffs in 2011 and are now hoping to take the next step as a franchise. They have already locked up star wide receiver Calvin Johnson long term, and with the 23rd selection in the Sports Media 101 2012 NFL Mock...

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns Select Brandon Weeden
April 22nd, 2012 at 9:28 PM
With the 22nd selection in the Sports Media 101 2012 NFL Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden. It's no secret that the Browns aren't exactly sold on Colt McCoy as their quarterback and it looks as though they have their eyes on a potential replacement...