Another week of football is in the books, so our “way too early” mock draft series is becoming less and less “early.” Will Spencer takes you through our latest first round mock that holds some surprising picks.
1. Buffalo Bills Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*
This Bills have been lost at the quarterback position since the days of Jim Kelly. Since then, the team has had nothing but trouble finding the center piece to their offense. The Bills decided to go with Trent Edwards this season and he’s already been replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. The time has come for Buffalo to bring in the best available signal caller and Luck looks to be just that at this point. 2. Cleveland Browns Jake Locker – QB – Washington
The Browns may be starting the 2011 NFL season with a new head coach and Keep Reading…
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Position: QB School: Arkansas Height: 6’6" Weight: 238 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: -.–
Redshirt junior quarterback Ryan Mallett of Arkansas led his team to a road win this week against Georgia, and was awarded the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week Award in the process. The 6’6″ quarterback led the Razorbacks to a 31-24 conference victory, going 21 of 33 for 380 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mallett’s final touchdown pass was a 40 strike with 15 seconds remaining in the game, giving Arkansas the victory.
Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week were; Terrence Cain (Utah), Andy Dalton (TCU), Nick Foles (Arizona), Colin Kaepernick (Nevada), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Taylor Martinez (Nebraska), Kellen Moore (Boise State), Kyle Parker (Clemson), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Denard Robinson (Michigan) and Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State). During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of The O’Brien Keep Reading…
Not many college athletes can say that they’ve never missed a game due to injury. Even less can say they’ve been a starter since their very first college game. Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo fits into that small minority. Castonzo got his start playing right tackle for Boston College and worked his way to the left tackle spot, which is a more natural fit for him. As a true freshman, Castonzo started his career at only 260 pounds. Since then, he’s bulked up to 308 pounds (according to the Boston College team website) and honed his skills as a blind side protector. Castonzo has the perfect build for a finesse left tackle. Tall and lean, he has long arms and quick feet. Castonzo isn’t going to beat defensive lineman with overpowering strength or shear ferocity. Castonzo is a true technician, not a mauler. He’s at his best when Keep Reading…
Position: DE School: Pittsburgh Height: 6’6" Weight: 270 lbs Class: RS-Senior 40 time: -.–
Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus is scheduled to have surgery to repair a disc in his back, according to ESPN. Romeus missed numerous fall practices with an unknown back injury this season and he appeared out of shape in the season opener against Utah and he sat out the week two match up with New Hampshire. Pitt head coach Dave Wanndstedt stated that he hoped to have Romeus back “for the conclusion of the season,” but it is unclear just how much time Romeus will need for recovery. The back injury could explain the decline in Romeus’ play. The defensive end has looked slow off the snap and has had trouble anchoring at the point of attack this season, which is unusual for Romeus. With the defensive line prospects eligible Keep Reading…