April 20, 2013 |
Few people know the 32 NFL teams better than the writers who cover those teams on a day-to-day basis. Those beat writers made the selections for this mock draft, choosing the players as if Thursday night were to unfold this way: 1. KANSAS CITY (Adam Teicher, Kansas City Star) - Luke Joeckel, T, Texas A&M: "With all the uncertainty over Branden Albert, the Chiefs need to do something to secure that position for the long term. That's a priority. " 2. JACKSONVILLE (Vito Stellino, Florida Times-Union)
June 24, 2011 |
Now, Lamar and Khloe in Philadelphia? Oh, that will go over well with the cast and crew! Fortunately, at least for their reality TV show ... if not the Lakers who would have loved Andre Iguodala ... Lamar Odom didn't really go to Philadelphia. With none of the NBA's other, quote, reported discussions leading to anything, the draft Thursday turned into a massive yawner. No, Steve Nash didn't go to Minnesota for the No. 2 pick. No, the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker didn't go anywhere.
May 1, 2011 |
It wasn't an overwhelming NFL draft for USC, but it was a history-making one. In the seventh round Saturday, three Trojans were selected in consecutive order: running back Stanley Havili to Philadelphia (No. 240 overall), receiver David Ausberry to Oakland (241) and linebacker Malcolm Smith to Seattle (242). The closest USC has come to a run like that in the NFL's modern era was in 1977, when Ricky Bell was picked first overall, Marvin Powell went fourth and Gary Jeter fifth. Other Trojans taken Saturday were tight end Jordan Cameron (fourth round, Cleveland)
April 29, 2011 |
The NFL is a passing league. Nobody made that case in a more compelling way Thursday than the four teams that took quarterbacks in the first 12 picks of the draft -- the biggest early run since 1999. The NFL is a passing league. Don't remind the Baltimore Ravens, who had the 26th pick and were trying to negotiate a trade with Chicago when the clock ran out on them. That allowed the next team in line, the Kansas City Chiefs, to slip in and make their pick before the Ravens could regroup.
June 24, 2010 |
The Clippers were practically un-Clipperlike a year ago … almost boring, in fact. They had a general manager-coach (Mike Dunleavy) firmly in place and there was almost no suspense heading into draft day, considering Blake Griffin was sealed and delivered, though not signed. Boring is so yesterday. Arbitration with Dunleavy over his remaining salary owed is looming. And the Clippers head into their most important summer in years without a coach, free agency kicks off July 1, and unlike last year, their selection in Thursday's NBA draft is not certain.
April 22, 2010 |
For the first time, the NFL has broken the draft into three days, beginning with the first round Thursday(4:30 p.m. PDT; ESPN, NFL Network). Times NFL writer Sam Farmer takes a look at how Round 1 could unfold: 1. St. Louis: QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma — By releasing Marc Bulger, the Rams have cleared the way to begin the Bradford era. 2. Detroit: DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska — Jim Schwartz wants to rebuild the defense he...