Found April 27, 2012 on Players View:

The first round of the 2012 NFL draft was perhaps it’s most eventful. It was raining trades as teams made moves to secure their futures. Here’s the biggest moments of the night with video.

#1 Deal of the Day: Cowboys Trade Up For Morris Claiborne

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Cowboys trade up, land Morris Claiborne

The Dallas Cowboys surprised everyone tonight by trading up in the first round of the NFL draft and taking LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the 6th overall pick. The Cowboys are now equipped at the cornerback position to deal with receivers like Hakeem Nicks, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in the NFC East. The Cowboys still need to address the safety position and could do...

Will Rams move up, down or stay and pick?

Getting a handle on how the Rams will approach the draft, at least in the first round, is as unpredictable as the usual smokescreens that are sent up every year by NFL teams. After moving down to the sixth slot in the opening round following their March deal with the Redskins, the Rams also own the first and seventh picks in the second round. But the first-round choice is what...

St. Louis Rams select Michael Brockers, Grade B

This is a solid pick for the St. Louis Rams, but sort of disappointing. They really needed to add a playmaker on offense, so they better hope someone falls to them with the 33rd pick. Michael Brockers has a ton of potential, but he’s a developmental prospect. He will probably play a minor role early in his career as they work with him to develop him into a more well-rounded lineman.

Rams take K Greg Zuerlein of Mo Western

The St. Louis Rams have selected kicker Greg Zuerlein of Missouri Western in the sixth round of the NFL draft. The Rams used the 171st selection to nab the 6-foot, 190-pound Zuerlein, who kicked 23 field goals last season and missed just one. Zuerlein broke an NCAA Division II record last season with 21 consecutive field goals, including nine that were 50 or more yards. He kicked...

Rams will replace Josh Brown with younger kicker

The St. Louis Rams will release kicker Josh Brown and ostensibly replace him with sixth-round draft pick Greg Zuerlein of Missouri Western. The Rams will save $2.7 million by cutting the 33-year-old Brown, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Brown, who signed a five-year, $14.2 million contract in 2008, made just 21 of 28 field goals last season.

Report: “Good chance” Cowboys draft Michael Brockers

According to Tim MacMahon of, there’s a “good chance” the Dallas Cowboys will draft LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers. Brockers is a very talented prospect, but he won’t help the Cowboys pass rush and that’s one of their big needs on defense aside from help in their secondary.  People often compare Brockers to Marcus Spears and that’s not a good thing...

Hatcher Talks Favorite Five

Jason Hatcher says no school has separated itself from the others but he is keen on his top five. Tennessee, USC, South Carolina, Ohio State and Louisville make up Hatcher's list. He gives us his thoughts on each school and a peek at his decision timetable in this interview. Read on for the latest.

2012 Draft First Round Winners and Losers

Winners: St. Louis Rams – the Rams were already winners after the haul they received from the Redskins for the #2 overall pick. They traded back again with the Cowboys from #6 to #14 and another second round picking giving them three second round picks. The Rams also got Michael Brockers one o Continue

Rams grab CB Trumain Johnson in 3rd round

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams chose a defensive back with their third-round pick, taking Trumaine Johnson of Montana. said the 6-foot-2, 204-pound Johnson was arguably one of the best prospects to emerge from the Big Sky Conference in several years and he was rated the best draft prospect at the small college level and most underrated defensive back by the NFL draft...

Cowboys Agree With Local UFA

Like every team in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys have begun the mad scramble to sign undrafted free agents, and didn’t have to go far to land their first.

Cowboys Draft DE Tyrone Crawford, Boise State

With their 3rd round pick, the Cowboys drafted DE Tyrone Crawford, Boise State. 6’4” 275lbs. 5-technique with a motor. This a good pick, reminds me of Hatcher a few years ago, instant upgrade over Spears. Good pick Dallas! Watching the war room, everyone is excited about this pick. Go Cowboys!!

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Draft Clichés: High Motor, Upside Potential & Fluid Hips

Remember when ESPN would broadcast the NFL Draft on Saturday and your father would try to sneak a peak at the ticker between cutting the grass and changing the oil in his car? Times have obviously changed. We’re now being bombarded with every cliché in the NFL Draft book because the talking heads, such as John Clayton, are really cyborgs. So what kind of clichés would we attach...

2012 NFL draft a crucial one for Rams

The St. Louis Rams kicked off the draft season when they made the blockbuster Robert Griffin III trade with the Washington Redskins. Now the NFL eyes will soon be on the struggling franchise once again. A potential football dynasty fondly remembered as "The Greatest Show on Turf" was wrecked by a startling count of draft-day busts that ranged from Trung Canidate to Tye...

Rams draft Michael Brockers, form 3/4 of D-line Voltron

 "With the fourteenth pick in the 2012 NFL Draft (what?), the St Louis Rams select Michael Brockers, defensive tackle, LSU." Before you even say it, allow me. "What the what? Remember Jimmy Kennedy? When are we going to draft weapons? What about Sam Bradford? A defensive player? A defensive TACKLE? You've gotta be kidding me?!? Hope you're ready for double...

St. Louis Rams Trade Down, Land Brockers

The Rams ended up trading the 6th pick to the Cowboys for their 45th pick.  This means that the Rams now have three second round picks.  The Rams missed out on Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd,  and Fletcher Cox, enraging many Rams fans.  The Rams ended up picking Michael Brockers, a 6'5 322 lb Defensive Tackle from LSU.  Like most fans, my initial reaction was "who?...
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