1. Cardinals History of Patience with Rookies Isn't Only Thing Holding Floyd Back

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt's philosophy of easing rookies into the mix is well known, and that made Arizona Republic columnist Paola Boivin's report that "it wouldn't be surprising" for No...

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  2. Gordon Could Become Browns' 4th Rookie Starter on Offense This Summer

    The Cleveland Browns thought more of former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon than any other team in the league...

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  3. Berry's Release Leaves 3rd-Round Pick Bentley as Favorite to Start for Lions

    After beginning the offseason as a presumptive starter, Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry found out exactly what it would take for the team to release a player because of his off-the-field transgressions...

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  4. Top 8 Picks Luck, Barron Avoid Offset Language in Contracts; Will Blackmon?

    After Robert Griffin III signed his rookie deal with no offset language, it was assumed that the rest of the top eight picks waiting to sign their contracts would get their deals done and get into training camp on time...

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  5. Titans' 1st-Round Pick Kendall Wright Should Start After Britt Arrest

    Sometimes going with the best player available in the NFL draft can address a glaring need for a time, you just have to wait a few months for it to happen...

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  6. Lessons Learned from Detroit Lions', Martin Mayhew's 2012 Draft Strategy

    The Lions returned to the playoffs for the first time in this millennium under the direction of head coach Jim Schwartz and general manager Martin Mayhew...

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  7. Lessons Learned from Green Bay Packers', Ted Thompson's 2012 Draft Strategy

    The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl two seasons ago, and by just about every account, they were a better team in 2011 than they were when they won the championship...

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  8. Lessons Learned from Washington Redskins', Allen/Shanahan's 2012 Draft Strategy

    The Redskins have been anything but a boring team in the draft—that is when they still have draft picks...

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  9. Lessons Learned from New York Giants', Jerry Reese's 2012 Draft Strategy

    The New York Giants are one of the teams that truly seem to "get it" on draft day. They have built a two-time Super Bowl champ through sound drafting and the occasional bold move...

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  10. Lessons Learned from Dallas Cowboys', Jerry Jones' 2012 Draft Strategy

    Is there any owner more entertaining around draft time than Jerry Jones? Jones has calmed down since Jason Garrett took over, but he is still an owner who can't sit still or keep his nose out of the war room on draft day...

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  11. Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert Is Head and Shoulders Above the 2013 Draft TE Class

    The two tight end set might be the new craze in the NFL, so the tight end class will be under more scrutiny than ever when we get to draft season in January...

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  12. Lessons Learned from Kansas City Chiefs' Scott Pioli's 2012 Draft Strategy

    At first glance, it might appear that the Chiefs had a disappointing season. They failed to return to the playoffs after winning the AFC West in 2010...

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  13. Lessons Learned from San Diego Chargers' AJ Smith's 2012 Draft Strategy

    Few general managers give us more to chew on as draft analysts than the San Diego Chargers ' A.J. Smith. The team missed the playoffs for the second straight season in 2011 after winning five of the last six AFC West championships...

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  14. Lessons Learned from Cleveland Browns', Heckert/Holmgren's 2012 Draft Strategy

    No team had more pressure on them entering the 2012 NFL draft than the Cleveland Browns . After missing out on a trade-up for Robert Griffin III, the Browns were still sitting ...

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  15. Would Matt Barkley Have Gone Ahead of Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL Draft?

    Sometimes it's better for an athlete to sidestep a question than it is to answer honestly. USC quarterback Matt Barkley demonstrated this on the Dan Patrick show Tuesday when he was asked about his draft position if he had entered the 2012 NFL Draft...

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  16. Why Top First-Round Picks Are Taking the Wrong Position in Contract Battles

    With the news that Robert Griffin III has signed his contract, we should see the rest of the top eight picks that have remained unsigned get their deals done very quickly...

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  17. No. 2 Pick Griffin Signs, Rest of Top 8 Should Fall in Place

    The Griffin administration is officially in charge in Washington . Robert Griffin III tweeted Wednesday morning that he is "off the unemployment line," which should be a signal ...

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  18. Houston Texans: Lessons Learned from Rick Smith's 2012 Draft Strategy

    They finally did it. In 2011, the Houston Texans got over the hump. They won the division, won a playoff game and came very close to making it to the AFC Championship Game. All this while starting a rookie third-string quarterback in the playoffs...

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  19. Lessons Learned from Buffalo Bills', Buddy Nix's 2012 NFL Draft Strategy

    Buddy Nix took over as general manager for the Buffalo Bills in time to pilot the 2010 draft and took it on the chin for adding an entire class that has done little to help the team ...

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  20. Steelers' Re-Signing of Starks Doesn't Close the Door on Rookie Adams Starting

    Marshawn Lynch and Dez Bryant should thank Max Starks and the Pittsburgh Steelers for creating a piece of football news that directs the discussion, even if for only a moment, away from their arrests...

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  21. Cowboys Need Rookie WR Coale to Heal and Develop Quickly After Bryant Arrest

    The Dallas Cowboys came into the offseason with one of the most talented pairs of starting wide receivers in the league—and no proven wideouts on the roster beyond Miles Austin and Dez Bryant ...

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  22. Marshawn Lynch Arrest Could Give Rookie Running Back Turbin a Chance to Start

    The month of July is always a nervous one for NFL teams, basically counting down the days until training camp opens and praying to not see one of their players make the news for an arrest or other character incident...

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  23. Rice, Forte Contracts Give Hope to Running Backs Who Won't Get Paid in Draft

    The deadline to sign franchise tagged players to long-term deals brought two big new contracts for Matt Forte and Ray Rice , who happen to play the same position: running back...

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  24. Observations from Manning Passing Academy Give Clues to 2013 NFL Draft QB Stock

    Daniel Jeremiah is a former NFL scout and starting quarterback for Appalachian State. He's also a current writer for NFL.com, which took him to the Manning Passing Academy last week to watch some of college football's best quarterbacks ...

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  25. Increased Arm Strength Could Be Key to Barkley Being 2013 NFL Draft Top Pick

    Two months ago, I asked a question about whether or not USC quarterback Matt Barkley is massively overrated as a prospect ...

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