Christmas in April

Angie MeyerContributor IIApril 14, 2010
A week from tomorrow marks a very special day in the hearts of NFL fans throughout the nation. It's the NFL draft, and the mega-fabulous football fans consider it to be their Christmas in April. Instead of a Christmas Tree, the pretty little gifts sit under a big ticking clock. NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell will play Santa Claus, divvying out the goodies amongst all of his teams, in the ultimate game of "White Elephant."
This year, stockings are filled with loads of talented players, both Juniors and Seniors. Many of which have been MVP's, Heisman recipients, or close to it. Players who've taken their teams to BCS bowl games. The good "little" boys will will eagerly arrive at the NFL headquarters, wrapped up pretty in glittery ribbons of achievement.
We've decided to release the Glam Girls NFL Christmas Catalogue a week early this year, so you can mark, circle, and familiarize yourself with the "ultimate team gifts" as seen in the NFL look book. Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Clausen, or Marry Clausen, both sound quite fabulous to us!
Top 5 presented by Glam Girls Guide to Sports:
#5 - Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Bulaga
Position: Offensive Tackle
College: University of Iowa, Junior
Birthdate: March 21, 1989 - 21 years old
Hometown: Woodstock Illinois
What he's done: Huge aid to Iowa's win over Georgia Tech in Orange Bowl in 2010
Awards and Honors: 2009 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, 2009 First team All-Big Ten, 2008 Second Team All-Big Ten (Coaches), 2007 Freshman All-Big Ten team
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), Weight: 314 lbs
#4 - Washington Redskins: Russell Okung
Position: Offensive Tackle
College: Oklahoma State, Senior
Birthdate: October 7, 1987 - 22 years old
Hometown: Fort Bend, TX
What he's done: Okung took Oklahoma State to the 2010 Cotton Bowl, and finished his college career with an amazing 47 straight starts.
Awards and Honors: First-Team All-American (2008, 2009), 2009 Jim Parker Trophy, 2009 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year, First-team All-Big 12 (2008-2009), 2006 Dick Bogart 2006 All-Big 12 Freshman
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), Weight: 307 lbs
#3 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy
Position: Defensive Tackle
College: University of Oklahoma, Junior
Birthdate: February 25, 1988 - 22 years old
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
What he's done: Gerald McCoy finished his junior year at Oklahoma State playing in all 15 games of the season. In 2009, he made 35 tackles, six sacks (hitting the quarterback), two passes broken up, one fumble recovery (was able to gain possession of the other teams balls), and one forced fumble. To put this mildly, he's good. Real good.
Awards and Honors: First-team All-American selection (2008, 2009), First-team All-Big 12 (2008, 2009), 2005 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year, 2005 USA Today Defensive Player of the Year.
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), Weight: 295 lbs
#2 - Detroit Lions: Ndamukong Suh
Position: Defensive Tackle
College: University of Nebraska, graduate
Birthdate: January 6, 1987 - 23 years old
Hometown: Portland, OR
What he did: His stellar performance in 2009 against Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 Championship Game will go down as the marked moment of this college career. Though the Huskers lost the game 13-12, Suh had 4 1/2 sacks against the Longhorns and earned himself game MVP. He aided in Nebraska's earning the top spot in scoring defense around the nation, and played all four quarters in the 2009 Holiday Bowl against the Arizona Wildcats. The 2009 Holiday Bowl was the first time in Holiday Bowl history, a team has been shut out.
Awards and Honors: 2009 AP Player of the Year, 2009 Outland Trophy, 2009 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, 2009 Chuck Bednarik Award, 2009 Lombardi Award, 2009 Heisman Finalist, 2009 First Team All-American, 2009 Big-12 Defensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-Big 12 (2008,2009), 2009 MVP Big 12 Championship Game, 2006 First-Team Freshman All-Big 12, Big-12 Defensive Lineman of the Year (2009)
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), Weight: 307 lbs
#1 - St. Louis Rams: Could either be Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clauson
Sam Bradford:
Position: Quarterback:
College: University of Oklahoma, Junior
Birthdate: November 8, 1987 - 22 years old
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
What he did: As a sophomore Sam Bradford won a Heisman. Only the 2nd player ever in history to win as a sophomore. Known best for his 2008 play, Bradford earned the school record for passing yards in a single game - 468 yards. With the help of Bradford, Oklahoma became the first team in NCAA history to score more then 60 points in five games straight. Oklahoma finished the season 12-1, their only loss was to Florida in the National Championship game. Bradford was injured opening game of the 2009 season, and played intermittently throughout his junior year.
Awards and Achievements: 2008 Heisman Trophy, 2008 Davey O'Brien Award, 2008 AP Player of the Year, 2008 Sammy Baugh Trophy, 2008 Harley Award, 2008 Co-Sporting News Player of the Year, 2008 NCAA QB of the Year
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), Weight: 236 lbs
Jimmy Clausen
Position: Quarterback
College: Notre Dame, Junior
Birthdate: September 21, 1987 - 22 years old
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
What he did: Clausen finished his junior year with an impressive 3,722 yards passing, and an remarkable 68.8% completion rate. During the 2009 season, he threw for 28 touchdowns, and only had four interceptions.
Awards and Achievements: 2009 Second-team All-American, 2008 Elite Performer, Quarterback, 2008 Elite Performer, National Performer, 2008 Hawaii Co-MVP Recipient
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), Weight: 222 lbs.
There you have it. The projected top five must-have items of the season. Of course this is only according to a few of our various sources and studies. The names and teams are very interchangeable. Anything can happen during Christmas in April. We'll make sure that all of you darling spring-elves know about the hot ticket items, going into the Spring Christmas season. We'll declare today, Black Wednesday.
Remain Lovely,