NFL Draft 2012: Every Pick Is a Win and a Loss; Which Players Lose in the AFC?

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NFL Draft 2012: Every Pick Is a Win and a Loss; Which Players Lose in the AFC?
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Newton’s first law of motion states, “Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied.”

This seems fitting in part because the objects in motion this time of year are NFL players, and they are in new uniforms. A bit of a reach maybe, but try this on for size.

A great external force is about to be applied to all 32 NFL teams. That force comes in the shape of the 2012 NFL draft.

I have no doubt about the power of this force.

A cosmic entity that shapes the future of a great many people. New energy replaces old energy. Great masses of energy change direction based on the impact of this force.

It creates action and sends waves of reactions throughout the land.

You’ll see those waves of reaction immediately following each pick.

This brings me to Newton’s third law of motion, and the basis of this article. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

In this case, the action is the influx of rookie talent into the NFL. The reaction is that someone has to make room for that new talent. 

What follows is a look at how each team's draft picks could impact notable player's fantasy value.

Out with the old and in with the new!

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