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Monday, December 22, 2014

Articles tagged: 2012 NFL Draft

Jaguars TE Zach Potter questions team over punter draft pick

Those following the NFL Draft on Friday probably had to do a double take when they saw the Jaguars selected Cal punter Bryan Anger with the seventh pick in the third round. It was a pick for which the Jags came under fire — these days taking a punter that early is rarely seen. Even…Read More

LaMichael James spent his draft day with Willie Lyles

The 49ers used the 61st pick of the NFL Draft on Friday to add Oregon’s LaMichael James to their crowded backfield. It was a big day (as evidenced by the logjam of messages on his phone) for James, and there to share the moment with him was none other than Willie Lyles, the very man…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

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

Melvin Ingram, Roger Goodell share secret handshake (GIF)

One of the most notable aspects of the NFL draft is the tight embraces commissioner Roger Goodell shares with the players upon their selection. As LBS writer Sawley Vickrey said, there’s a lot of irony to that moment. “Best part of the draft experience is hugging Roger Goodell, the guy you’ll soon be calling an…Read More

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