Gil Alcaraz IV
The 2011 NFL regular season has come to an end and the 2012 NFL Draft first-round order is beginning to take shape.
As of right now, the first 20 selections have already been matched with their corresponding team based on final regular season records.
Let the early-to-mid-round mocking begin!
1. Indianapolis Colts (2-14) 2. St. Louis Rams (2-14) 3. Minnesota Vikings (3-13) 4. Cleveland Browns (4-12) 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) 6. Washington Redskins (5-11) 7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11) 8. Carolina Panthers (6-10)* 9. Miami Dolphins (6-10)* 10. Buffalo Bills (6-10) 11. Seattle Seahawks (7-9)* 12. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9)* 13. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8) 14. New York Jets (8-8) 15. Arizona Cardinals (8-8) 16. San Diego Chargers (8-8) 17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8) 18. Chicago Bears (8-8) 19. Dallas Cowboys (8-8) 20. Tennessee Titans (9-7) 21. Denver Broncos (8-8)** 22. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7)** 23. New Keep Reading…
The USC Trojans football program received an early, extra-special Christmas present this year when their offensive leader, junior quarterback Matt Barkley, announced that he was returning to school in 2012.
During an on-campus press conference, Barkley made his decision to forego the 2012 NFL Draft and return for his senior season clear to a crowd of raucous Trojan faithful.
“I have firmly decided to forego the NFL Draft in 2012 and finish the exceptional and unique journey that I’ve had here at USC,” Barkley announced.
For the past two seasons, the USC football program has been at the mercy of a BCS Bowl ban as part of the sanctions stemming from the “Reggie Bush/illegal gifts” fiasco. Now that the ban has been lifted, the Trojans will be in prime position to push for a PAC-12 crown as well as a berth in one of the coveted BCS Keep Reading…
After deciding to return to school despite leading the nation in rushing yards per game last season, Oregon running back LaMichael James is reportedly calling it quits on college.
According to The Oregonian, James has decided to forgo his senior season and will declare for the 2012 NFL Draft. Considering the lack of longevity of NFL careers for running backs, another year in college without much else to prove would be a poor decision for one of the nation’s most talented runners.
In 2011, James has helped lead the Ducks to another tremendous season that will end with an appearance in the 2012 Rose Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers. Like in 2010, James led the nation in rushing yards per game this season with 149. With only one game to go, James currently has 1,646 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season.
Despite the report, nothing has Keep Reading…
Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts!
Unless they go on a four-game winning streak, which is rather unlikely, the Colts have won the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.
According to a report from USA Today, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has confirmed his plans to forgo his senior year and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. In an interview with ESPN, Luck made his plans for next year rather clear.
“I think I’m going to hopefully play professional football if a team will have me,” Luck said.
Well unless he undergoes some catastrophic injury during the Fiesta Bowl or any pre-draft games/workouts (knock on wood), I’m sure just about every NFL team would love to have Luck on their roster. Don’t worry, Andrew; you’re safe.
It’s expected that Luck will be taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, which appears to be the possession of the Colts. Keep Reading…
It’s that time of year folks. The Heisman Trophy race is almost over as the five finalists come barreling down the home stretch. In the 77th installment of college football’s top award, the list has been whittled down from the thousands of FBS players to five.
The list consists of two quarterbacks, two running backs and a cornerback. Four candidates are juniors and one is a sophomore. All but one player will be participating in a BCS Bowl Game.
The first, and most obvious, candidate is Stanford junior quarterback Andrew Luck.
The only returning finalist, Luck has led his Cardinal to an impressive 11-1 record this season, with their only loss coming against the Oregon Ducks. Coming into the season, Luck was considered the top candidate to win the award and has done a terrific job of keeping himself in the hunt. With 3,170 passing Keep Reading…