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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Football

Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr. have heated discussion over Russell Wilson (Video)

The ESPN NFL Draft set was never more animated than when the analysts began discussing quarterback prospect Russell Wilson. Early in the third round, the only quarterback taken on the second day was Brock Osweiler. ESPN showed draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s quarterback board, and he said Wilson was more of a fourth-round prospect. Kiper’s…Read More

Someone pranked Mohamed Sanu, made him think Bengals drafted him

Watching your name tumble down the draft board when you were hoping to be taken in the first round must be a stressful experience. With 26 players already selected ahead of him in the first round Thursday night, Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was overjoyed when he got a phone call informing him that the…Read More

Patriots change draft approach, finally address pass rush needs

In his 12 years as head coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick has traded up in the first round of the draft only twice. On Thursday night, he matched that number. Belichick and the Patriots traded up from No. 27 to No. 21 to acquire Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones. They then traded…Read More

Morris Claiborne says he blew off part of the Wonderlic test

Morris Claiborne was heavily ridiculed for recording one of the lowest Wonderlic test scores in memory — a 4 out of 50 — and said on Thursday he blew off parts of the test. Claiborne, who was drafted sixth overall by the Cowboys, told the media he had problems with the test and didn’t work…Read More

Adrian Peterson beat his Vikings teammates in races

Less than four months from having reconstructive surgery on his knee, Adrian Peterson was able to run sprints, and he even beat his teammates in races this week. All Day got hurt in Week 16 against the Redskins last December and tore the MCL and ACL in his left knee. He had reconstructive surgery a…Read More

Cowboys drafted Morris Claiborne without ever meeting with him

The Cowboys pulled off a stunner when they traded up in the draft to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne sixth overall on Thursday. Not only was it a surprise because they traded two picks (No. 14 and 45 overall) to move up eight spots, but also because they had so little contact with Claiborne prior…Read More

Jim Brown is not impressed with Browns RB Trent Richardson

The Cleveland Browns clearly are not soliciting player analysis opinions from Jim Brown, because they traded up to select Trent Richardson No. 3 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Brown, the best running back in Cleveland’s franchise history (and perhaps all time), expressed doubt about Richardson’s ability. Asked about…Read More

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