David Molk: I’m the best center in the draft, it’s stupid to say I’m not – Michael David Smith, PFT
Can somebody in the NFCE please draft this meathead so I can cover him, please?
Thanks in advance,
DeSean Jackson excited by franchise tag, plans to sign soon according to report – Jason Brewer, BGN (via Tim McManus)
The fact is, this is a pretty good day for DeSean and it’s refreshing to see a player realize that. Usually these guys act like getting the tag is this major insult. Jackson was just guaranteed in one year more than triple what he’s made over his entire career so far. No doubt that long term security is what any player wants, but the franchise tag is still a pretty good deal. It’s nice to see the DeSean apparently agrees.
The DeSean Jackson scenarios – Sheil Kapadia, Moving the Chains
We already know the 3 basic scenarios for DeSean at this point: He either plays under the tag this season, he gets traded, or he works out a long term deal in Philly. Sheil elaborates on all three.
Cowboys, Redskins and Giants after the jump…
Source: Cowboys could begin the draft with an end – Rafael Vela, Cowboys Nation
I spoke to a source today who told me the Cowboys have serious interest in two of the top defensive ends in the 2012 draft class.
Mississippi State end Fletcher Cox produced some impressive workout numbers at Indy and made himself some money. He was identified as a player the Cowboys would strongly consider at pick 14.
I was also told that some teams just outside the top 10, one being the Cowboys, were pleased by LSU defensive lineman Michael Brockers’ less-than-spectacular Combine numbers. The thinking is that Dontari Poe’s upward momentum could knock Brockers out of the top 10 and into their reach.
Everyone seems to be all over interior OL, CB, and OLB, but DE would make sense too. There are no shortage of gaping holes on this Cowboys team.
Cowboys to meet with Spencer’s representatives again – Evan Silva, PFT
Just slap the tag on him already, Jerry. I already have a 2000 word “Tagging Anthony Spencer is dumb” post written in my head, and I don’t want it to go to waste.
Should the Redskins do the deal now? – Rich Tandler, Real Redskins
I’ve seen this debate go back and forth a bit, and Rich sums up both sides here. Personally, I don’t see much of a reason for the Rams to be in any hurry. Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn are going to knock a couple teams off the market, but there will still be no shortage of suitors for RG3. And once Manning and Flynn are off the market, it’s only going to increase the need and limit the options for the remaining teams that haven’t fixed the QB position yet.
Multiple teams ask about #2 pick – ESPN.com
“I won’t give a number, Colin, but I will say this: We’ve been approached by multiple teams, and some of them are obvious and some of them are not so obvious, until you sit down and analyze their situation and understand where they’re coming from,” Snead said, when asked how many teams have inquired about acquiring the draft choice.
Terrell Thomas: Talks with Giants “going very well” – Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN
“When you do the study on people coming off injury, the best possibility is always to return to the same team that you were previously with,” Thomas said while appearing on SiriusXM NFL radio. “They know you best. Obviously this industry is a business so I’m definitely open to free agency”
Not sure if Thomas’ agent is doing a good job advising Thomas of the whole “coming back to your current team after an injury” thing, or if he’s doing that research on his own, but consider me impressed.
Hixon hopes to re-sign with Giants on Friday – Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN
“After my physical I am expecting to meet with Jerry Reese and the powers that be. I am hoping to sign tomorrow.”