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Identifying Potential Gems and Flops in the Draft

Reader Trogdor sends along this link and teases the article much better than I could, so I'll just steal it:

49 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2006, 7:26pm by Pat

Mel Kiper Rips the Jets for Their Pick in His Mock Draft

Okay, Mel Kiper's officially lost his mind.

26 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2006, 2:11pm by Bencoder

Packers, Woodson Agree to Terms

Now it all makes sense. This is what precipitated Brett Favre's return ... the front office signing an overrated defensive back who'll make $10.5 million in 2006. Crimony.

23 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2006, 6:41pm by Zac

Gumbel, Collinsworth to NFL Network

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I like both Bryant Gumbel and Cris Collinsworth, but I don't know if being in the booth during a live game is the strong suit for either one of them.

28 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2006, 11:33am by Parker

NFL Draft Historically Based on Lies

Now let me get this straight, agents, GMs, scouts and just about everybody else involved in the draft aren't exactly truthful about their intentions? Get outta town! So maybe this isn't earth-shattering stuff, but it's still worth the read for this story alone: "In 1982, Eagles coach Dick Vermeil told good friend Chuck Knox, head coach of the Buffalo Bills, how much he liked Clemson wide receiver Perry Tuttle. Lo and behold on draft day, Buffalo traded a spot ahead of the Eagles and took Tuttle.

10 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2006, 12:36pm by Dennis Green, Cardinals

Favre to Play '06 Season

One more year! One more year! One more year! Okay, you get the point.

78 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2006, 1:22am by NF

Ricky Williams Suspended for 2006

Congratulations, Ronnie Brown! You're going to be on the cover of Pro Football Prospectus 2006! We hope you are as excited as Matt Hasselbeck was. Seriously, I have "Ricky Williams suspended" as Auto-Text now. In later news, Onterrio Smith has applied for reinstatement and been denied.

36 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2006, 10:33pm by Kuato

TMQ's Mocking the Mock Draft 2006

The return! I always enjoy the seventh-round draft projections. Before anyone gets huffy about Gregg not mentioning us in here, remember, we're the competition now.

63 comments, Last at 02 May 2006, 8:06pm by Sid

Colts' Pursuit of Bears RB in 'Rumor Stage'

If this were to come about in the next few days it would at least allow the Colts to address a defensive need in the first round instead of drafting a running back to replace Edgerrin James. I don't know what Thomas Jones's contract looks like, but he'd have to be a substantially cheaper alternative to James, while still being a quality back (he finished 11th in DPAR last season).

35 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2006, 3:24pm by Starshatterer

NFL Network Will Re-Air Four Games per Week

Years from now people will say, "That's the best invention since the NFL Network decided to replay four games a week condensed into 90 minute segments by eliminating halftime and other elements not critical to the outcome.'' It's not as pithy as "sliced bread," but it really conveys the point.

44 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2006, 9:07pm by Zac