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The 2012 NFL Draft is just three days away, and after the first two picks, it is a complete craps shoot what happens next. While everyone feels as if Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are “can’t miss” prospects at No. 1 and No. 2 to the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, it is anybody’s best guess as to who the Minnesota Vikings will select at No. 3, as well as whether or not that pick turns out to be a bust.
Drafting a player is never an exact science. If it was, then Ryan Leaf would have never been selected by the San Diego Chargers. The Oakland Raiders would have passed on Jamarcus Russell. Charles Rogers would have never worn the silver and blue of the Detroit Lions. But it isn’t, and they did, so we move forward.
The 2012 NFL Draft will also be full of booms and busts, only we have no idea as to which players will turn out to be which as their careers progress. Or until they find themselves out of the league. Six to one, right?
With that being said, here is a look at ...
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The consensus is that Andrew Luck needs lots of help to become successful in Indianapolis. Given the roster situation many hope that Luck's favorite target at Stanford, tight end Coby Fleener, falls to the second round. If appears unlikely to happen Paul Kuharsky argues that trading extra picks to move up for Fleener is a bad move:
Yes, they could trade up late in the first...
Ryan Grigson officially announced today that the Indianapolis Colts will select quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford with the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft:
A new era in Colts football will start on Thursday evening just after eight o’clock when Indianapolis will select quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick in the NFL Draft.
Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson...
Do not expect any surprises with the first pick of the upcoming NFL Draft.
Indianapolis Colts general manger Ryan Grigson confirmed Tuesday what everybody in football already knew, telling reporters the team would use the top overall pick to select star quarterback Andrew Luck.
"In fairness to Andrew Luck and in fairness to the whole process -- the media gantlet he's going...
A Texas-based trading card company is suing probable No. 1 NFL Draft pick Andrew Luck, claiming it has the right to sell trading cards that use an image of him taken during the 2008 US Army All-American Bowl -- a high school All-Star game it has the rights to.
The company said the suit came in response to a demand from the quarterback's attorney that Leaf stop selling the cards...
Andrew Luck will be a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, a few hours before the Stanford quarterback is picked No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.
Luck will head over to Radio City Music Hall, where the draft is being held, after spending some time with Letterman Thursday night at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Radio City is just a few blocks away from the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan...
When Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are selected first and second overall in the first round of this week's NFL Draft, they'll become just the fifth quarterback duo to go first and second since the NFL and AFL combined drafts in 1967.
If history serves as any lesson, at least one of them will have great success.
The other? Eh, not so much.
Of the five quarterback duos...
This is Part 1 of a four part series titled “1998 Manning versus 2012 Luck.”
Never in the history of the National Football League have we ever seen a situation like the one the Indianapolis Colts have. Their captain, their leader, their heart and soul has voluntarily been sent away after 14 great and remembered years. All because of complications of a neck injury, age, and...
The process of how NFL draft talent is evaluated is drifting away from the laborious process of pouring over game footage and stats.
What’s taking its place is this kooky who’s hot and who’s not dog and pony show that should remind us all of the race for homecoming king.
Nowhere is this more present than at the quarterback position.
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DULUTH, Ga. (AP) -- The NCAA women's gymnastics championship came down to the final routine, just as Alabama coach Sarah Patterson expected.
Patterson was confident because she had senior Ashley Priess set for that last routine.
Priess closed Alabama's decisive balance beam rotation with a 9.950 and the Crimson Tide edged No. 1 seed Florida to win its second straight championship...
It's no secret that play-action passing was a hallmark of both Peyton Manning's time in Indianapolis as well as Andrew Luck's time at Stanford. In both situations the key was to pull a guard in order to sell the run fake:
Just think about what kind of effect that has on the defense. While both players were impressive in their play-action fakes — and someone like Peyton...
1. OT Matt Kalil-USC*
2. WR Justin Blackmon-Oklahoma State*
3. CB Morris Claiborne-LSU*
4. RB Trent Richardson-Alabama*
5. QB Andrew Luck-Stanford*
6. QB Robert Griffin III-Baylor*
7. DE Quinton Coples-UNC
8. WR Michael Floyd-Notre Dame
9. ILB Courtney Upshaw-Alabama
10. DT Dontari Poe*-Memphis
11. DT Michael Brockers-LSU*
12. OG David DeCastro-Stanford*