NNR 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

NNR 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

The following picks were made on our radio show by Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and me. We ran the draft through pick 43. Let us know what you think.

1

Houston

Jadeveon Clowney

DE

South Carolina

2

St. Louis

Jake Matthews

OT

Texas A&M

3

Jacksonville

Johnny Manziel

QB

Texas A&M

4

Cleveland

Khalil Mack

OLB

Buffalo

5

Oakland

Blake Bortles

QB

UCF

6

Atlanta

Eric Ebron

TE

North Carolina

7

Tampa Bay

Darqueze Dennard

CB

Michigan State

8

Minnesota

Teddy Bridgewater

QB

Louisville

9

Buffalo

Sammy Watkins

WR

Clemson

10

Detroit

Justin Gilbert

CB

Oklahoma State

11

Tennessee

Anthony Barr

OLB

UCLA

12

NY Giants

Greg Robinson

OT

Auburn

13

St. Louis

Aaron Donald

DT

Pittsburgh

14

Chicago

Hasean Clinton-Dix

FS

Alabama

15

Pittsburgh

Taylor Lewan

OT

Michigan

16

Dallas

Mike Evans

WR

Texas A&M

17

Baltimore

Odell Beckham Jr.

WR

LSU

18

NY Jets

*David Yankey

OG

Stanford

19

Miami

Xavier Su’a-Filo

OG

UCLA

20

Arizona

Dee Ford

DE

Auburn

21

Green Bay

Brandin Cooks

WR

Oregon State

22

Philadelphia

Ryan Shazier

OLB

Ohio State

23

Kansas City

Marqise Lee

WR

Southern California

24

Cincinnati

Scott Crichton

DE

Oregon State

25

San Diego

Louis Nix

DT

Notre Dame

26

Cleveland

Kelvin Benjamin

WR

Florida State

27

New Orleans

Calvin Pryor

FS

Louisville

28

Carolina

Allen Robinson

WR

Penn State

29

New England

Jace Amaro

TE

Texas Tech

30

San Francisco

C.J. Mosley

ILB

Alabama

31

Denver

Bradley Roby

CB

Ohio State

32

Seattle

Morgan Moses

OT

Virginia

33

Houston

*Paul Richardson

WR

Colorado

34

Washington

Timmy Jernigan

DT

Florida State

35

Cleveland

Kyle Fuller

CB

Virginia Tech

36

Oakland

*Austin Seferian-JenkinsInjured

TE

Washington

37

Atlanta

Cyrus Kouandjio

OT

Alabama

38

Tampa Bay

Zack Martin

OG

Notre Dame

39

Jacksonville

Carlos Hyde

RB

Ohio State

40

Minnesota

Joel Bitonio

OG

Nevada

41

Buffalo

RaShede Hageman

DT

Minnesota

42

Tennessee

Kony Ealy

DE

Missouri

43

NY Giants

Jimmie Ward

SS

Northern Illinois

That is what I think. Tell us what you think.

NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I talk NFL draft with just a little Indians and Cavs thrown in. The archive is available on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Please join us.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

To keep up with the News, Notes & Rumors podcasts, follow me on twitter @NNRonDSN.

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NNR Mock Draft 2.0 Tonight on News, Notes & Rumors

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Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I will hold our second mock draft. We will select until at least the Browns pick 35 in the second round.

Please join us on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

Thanks.

NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Monday Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I discuss the results of the weekend. Thursday shows alternate between NFL Draft and basketball. On Friday Tony Williams Giants beat writer for Metro New York joins Samantha and me to preview the upcoming games.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

To keep up with the News, Notes & Rumors podcasts, follow me on twitter @NNRonDSN.

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Beware of the Workout Warrior QB prospect.

Beware of the Workout Warrior QB prospect.

Note: Due to Good Friday, there will be no NNR show tonight. From all of us at FPS and NNR, have a wonderful Easter. We will see you Monday.

Scouts raved about the pro days of Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr and Blake Bortles. Buyer beware. What you see is not necessarily what you get.

Manziel is short. OK, he is very short. He does not have the patients to stay in the pocket and look through the trees to find an open receiver. If he does not see his first read open, he leaves the pocket to throw or more likely run.

A comparison is often made with Russell Wilson. That is totally false. Wilson moves to pass. Manziel moves to escape and most likely run. Wilson is a pocket passer that has the speed to run if necessary. Manziel is an out of the pocket guy that moves to run as often as he does to pass. Wilson protects himself when he runs. Manziel will have to learn to do that or get hurt often.

The biggest question about Manziel is can his game translate to the NFL? While he was able to get out of the pocket in college, the pro edge rushers are stronger and much more athletic than those he faced even in the SEC. In the games where the defense kept Manziel in the pocket, he struggled badly. A pro day that involves a broom is not a sport. It is a cleaning activity.

Wilson is also a football player first that spends the time to study tape to improve. Manziel is a star first that enjoys the trappings of being the BMOC (Big Man On Campus). Often the difference between a good QB and a great one is the willingness to spend time studying film.

Derek Carr is another example of buyer beware. He looked great on his pro day. But that did not show Carr’s greatest weakness. Like Brandon Weeden, Carr panics every time he is rushed. Some say his bad bowl game against USC was a fluke. But watch either his game against San Diego State or San Jose State and see how even bad defenses with a little pass rush hurt Carr’s game. Carr forgets about his mechanics against a rush. The result is bad throws many of which will become picks in the NFL. Carr is my 256th best QB prospect in this draft and there are less than 200.

Blake Bortles’ biggest issue is his footwork. Accuracy depends upon solid footwork. His pro day showed that Bortles has worked hard on correcting some of those issues. However, without a rush it is easy to have good footwork. Bortles did not climb the pocket in games. He has to do that and trust his line to keep the pocket clean. While it is a positive sign that he did better in his pro day, I have to wonder if that improvement will continue when he gets rushed. I doubt it.

Overall, I discount pro days. They are scripted exhibitions against air. While I think Teddy Bridgewater was stupid for not wearing his glove on his pro day, he is still my top QB prospect. His body of work stands for itself. He is the most NFL ready QB in the draft.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think.

NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I talk NFL draft with just a little Indians and Cavs thrown in. The archive is available on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Please join us.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

To keep up with the News, Notes & Rumors podcasts, follow me on twitter @NNRonDSN.

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Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I discuss my top 96 players in the 2014 NFL Draft.  For the list check below.

Please join us on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

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NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Monday Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I discuss the results of the weekend. Thursday shows alternate between NFL Draft and basketball. On Friday Tony Williams Giants beat writer for Metro New York joins Samantha and me to preview the upcoming games.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

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Summary of NFL 2014 Draft Player Ranking of 6 Top Sites.

Summary of NFL 2014 Draft Player Ranking of 6 Top Sites.

Below is a summary of six of the sites that have proven to be the most accurate since 2009. It is interesting to see how differently they see these players. The numbers indicate the ranking of the player and not the expected pick with which they will be drafted.

The list is from the group of players I am watching most closely. The first column is the average of the player ratings.

  CBS DTK NFL CNTD FUT Tool
1.00 1 1 1 1 1 1 Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
4.50 2 3 3 3 3 13 Greg Robinson OT Auburn
5.50 6 6 4 5 5 7 Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo
5.50 5 3 5 2 2 16 Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
6.67 8 12 6 4 4 6 Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
8.33 9 2 19 8 9 3 Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
11.17 10 20 8 11 10 8 Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
12.33 12 13 14 10 13 12 Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
12.33 11 18 9 12 18 6 Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
13.50 13 14 16 7 6 25 Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
14.17 15 10 21 18 7 14 Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
15.17 23 8 7 9 0 44 C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama
17.50 28 16 15 21 15 10 Marqise Lee WR Southern California
23.67 22 19 36 17 31 17 Kony Ealy DE Missouri
24.50 29 34 13 16 34 21 Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State
26.67 40 28 22 20 30 20 Stephon Tuitt Injured DT Notre Dame
27.20 20 29 40 28 19   Calvin Pryor FS Louisville
27.67 35 42 25 22 24 18 RaShede Hageman DT Minnesota
29.00 33 36 18 24 28 35 Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
29.17 31 21 43 33 20 27 Jason Verrett CB TCU
34.17 27 30 27 25 41 55 Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech
34.17 36 52 40 29 33 15 Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
34.83 38 26 44 42 40 19 Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
36.00 25 38 32 35 36 50 Xavier Su’a-Filo OG UCLA
38.50 14 15 110 19 22 51 Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh
41.17 54 44 17 41 45 46 Carlos Hyde RB Ohio State
41.33 37 24 75 45 29 38 David Yankey OG Stanford
42.67 44 31 63 48 38 32 Scott Crichton DE Oregon State
44.50 34 40 47 73 50 23 Allen Robinson WR Penn State
47.33 30 32 104 23 25 70 Dee Ford DE Auburn
47.80 39 41 71 43   45 Kyle Van Noy OLB Brigham Young
49.17 71 45 53 41 44 41 Trent Murphy DE Stanford
49.50 69 43 60 65 32 28 Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
51.00 43 71 41 52   48 Tre Mason RB Auburn
51.25 55 68 31 51     Donte Moncrief WR Ole Miss
51.40 47 53 81 46   30 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Injured TE Washington
58.40 52 25 74 58   83 Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Georgia Tech
64.83 49 51 166 39 37 47 Lamarcus Joyner CB Florida State
66.40 83 57 49 62   81 DaQuan Jones DT Penn State
68.00 60 55 123 55 47   Dominique Easley Injured DT Florida
72.80 80 78 83 57   66 Ego Ferguson DT LSU
72.80 79 93 66 49   77 Chris Borland ILB Wisconsin
73.60 66 70 69 110   53 Will Sutton DT Arizona State
75.80 86 98 88 67   40 Cyril Richardson OG Baylor
77.60 114 49 78 86   61 Shayne Skov ILB Stanford
77.80 77 97 39 114   62 Ka’Deem Carey RB Arizona
81.60 100 81 79 99   49 Travis Swanson C Arkansas
82.20 64 50 159 84   54 Paul Richardson WR Colorado
83.67 97 90 64       Anthony Johnson DT LSU
86.60 81 84 96 82   90 Marcus Smith DE Louisville
86.75 59 100 128 60     Weston Richburg C Colorado State
87.50 48 64 115 123     Martavis Bryant WR Clemson
89.20 82 76 120 112   56 Deone Bucannon SS Washington State
95.75 89 95 106 93     Zach Mettenberger Injured QB LSU
95.75 62 194 37 90     Jimmy Garoppolo QB Eastern Illinois
100.50 84 99 145 74     Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska
101.20 104 110 153 72   67 Lache Seastrunk RB Baylor
105.25 96 134 95 96     Pierre Desir CB Lindenwood
105.50 72 127 142 81     Terrence Brooks FS Florida State
106.20 85 121 130 117   78 Telvin Smith OLB Florida State
110.00 68 158 134 80     Carl Bradford OLB Arizona State
113.50 90 61 196 107     Jackson Jeffcoat DE Texas
116.00 112 202 136 87   43 Louchiez Purifoy CB Florida
122.25 65 151 152 121     Trevor Reilly OLB Utah
125.75 41 115 271 76     Jimmie Ward SS Northern Illinois
127.00 115 111 147 135     Josh Huff WR Oregon
131.50 131 142 68 105   80 Craig Loston SS LSU
135.20 124 102 223 156   71 Dion Bailey FS Southern California
140.75 116 105 214 128     Christian Kirksey OLB Iowa
142.50 151 132 138 149     Anthony Steen Injured OG Alabama
145.50 98 165 211 108     Robert Herron WR Wyoming
158.75 148 185 99 203     Ross Cockrell CB Duke
159.40 152 179 248 133   85 James Hurst Injured OT North Carolina
159.50 139 137 170 192     Devin Street WR Pittsburgh
166.75 107 60 342 158     Will Clarke DE West Virginia
170.00 128 140 206 206     Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
172.25 120 156 193 220     Chris Davis CB Auburn
174.00 258 204 90 144     Logan Thomas QB Virginia Tech
174.25 197 169 164 167     Max Bullough ILB Michigan State
174.75 227 123 199 150     Michael Sam DE Missouri
178.75 184 174 200 157     Jalen Saunders WR Oklahoma
182.50 164 177 236 153     Deion Belue Injured CB Alabama
184.75 155 168 221 195     Michael Schofield OT Michigan
191.50 140 125 300 201     Bryan Stork C Florida State
196.00 270 190 84 240     Tajh Boyd QB Clemson
196.00 181 191 228 184     David Fales QB San Jose State
196.25 224 150 215 196     Tyler Larsen C Utah State
201.50 141 166 323 176     Aaron Murray Injured QB Georgia
211.25 187 122 283 253     Morgan Breslin OLB USC
213.75 134 205 281 235     Ricardo Allen CB Purdue
227.50 162 192 328 228     Michael Campanaro WR Wake Forest
231.00 343 163 176 242     Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
241.50 138 195 443 190     Nevin Lawson CB Utah State
242.00 87 227 484 170     Phillip Gaines CB Rice
252.67 313 128 317       Boseko Lokombo Injured OLB Oregon
291.00 268 234 371       Christian Bryant Injured FS Ohio State

 

 

 

 

 

CBS http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/2014/all

DTK http://www.drafttek.com/Top-100-NFL-Draft-Prospects-2014.asp

NFL http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/tracker?icampaign=nfl_drafttracker_nav-tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-grade/dt-by-grade-input:1

CNTD http://www.draftcountdown.com/Rankings/TOP.php

FUT http://www.footballsfuture.com/2014/prospects/

Tool http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/2014/top-nfl-prospects-for-2014.cfm

 

That is what I think. Tell us what you think.

 

NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I talk NFL draft with just a little Indians and Cavs thrown in. The archive is available on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Please join us.

 

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

To keep up with the News, Notes & Rumors podcasts, follow me on twitter @NNRonDSN.

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FPS Top 5 players in the 2014 NFL Draft

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1. DE Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina 6’5″ 266

Clowney is a superb athlete that fits best in a 4-3 defense. While he has the ability to drop into coverage from a linebacker position but in my opinion that is a waste of his talent. While the Texans could draft him they would be better off taking a real linebacker. Some have an issue with his effort level but a good coach should be able to get him motivated.

 

2. OLB Khalil Mack Buffalo 6’3″ 251

Mack is the real deal. He is an outstanding pass rusher with the ability to play any backer position. He has the speed to drop into coverage and the speed and hands to take a pick to the endzone like he did against Ohio State. No motor issue here. Mack is full speed on every play.

 

3. OLT Jake Matthews Texas A&M 6’5″ 308

Most lists have Matthews further down the line. But the combination of experience, ability to play multiple positions and a nasty streak that is part of his DNA makes him #1 OT on this list. He is equally able to run or pass block and doesn’t stop until the whistle blows.

 

4. OLT Greg Robinson Auburn 6’5″ 332

Robinson is more athletic than Matthews but is green. He should have stayed in school for at least another year. Any QB protected by Robinson will get sacked often early in the season. He would be much more effective to learn the NFL game at RT for a year or two before switching to LT. He has a higher upside than Matthews but will have a potentially painful learning curve.

 

5. WR Mike Evans Texas A&M 6’5″ 231

Everyone else has Sammy Watkins as the top WR but I see him as a big risk. The Jags lost a WR that had a drug issue coming into the draft. While Watkins has more athleticism than Evans, the risk is much bigger. Evans wins the 50/50 balls and is a monster in the endzone. He has good speed and great strength.

 

That is what I think. Tell us what you think.

 

NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I talk NFL draft with just a little Indians and Cavs thrown in. The archive is available on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Please join us.

 

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

To keep up with the News, Notes & Rumors podcasts, follow me on twitter @NNRonDSN.

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Should the Browns match the Jags offer to Alex Mack?

Should the Browns match the Jags offer to Alex Mack?

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While we have not seen the entire deal, I believe the Browns will match the offer. The total cost (5years 42 million dollars) is less than the transition tag cost the Browns had on the table for him.

 

The one issue is the player option opt out after the 2015 season. Mack will be 31 at the end of that season and will likely have just 2 or 3 productive years left in his career. If the team’s plans work out well, Mack may decide to stay because he could like the direction the team is headed. But as Browns fans know all to well, he may decide to take his chances in free agency.

 

The other issue is the 22 million guaranteed money. If he opts out in 15 there will be a significant cap hit for the Browns. There would be about 4 million in dead money. If the cap rises to 165-170 million that will not be a problem.

 

Perhaps the biggest issue is does Mack really want to be here? My guess is the money is the issue and not winning. If he had a deal with a playoff team from 2013 we would assume he was more interested in joining a winning team. But the Jags are in worse shape than the Browns. Maybe he thought the Jags were the team most likely to relocate to LA which is his original home town. If the Browns match the deal, Mack will be back and will be the same quality locker room and field player he has always been. No one has questioned his professionalism.

 

If the Browns do not match, they would likely feel forced to take an offensive lineman with the 4th overall pick. They may do that even if they do match. By matching the Browns open up their options at 4 and in the rest of the draft.

 

Team owner Jimmy Haslem has been quoted as saying the team would match any offer. I do not believe he has said that. What I have heard is the Haslem wanted Mack back. If he did say the former, he has no choice but to match. It would send a bad message to the next crop of potential free agents including Joe Haden. But that is an issue for another time.

 

The Browns are clearly in the win now mode. If I was the GM, I would match the offer and hope that any potential dead money will be covered by the increase in the salary cap. Mack is one of the top centers in the league and the team has issues on the O line with him let alone with a rookie at his position.

 

 

 

 

That is what I think. Tell us what you think.

 

NOTE: Check out the live News, Notes and Rumors show on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6 PM Eastern on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl or http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. On Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports, former NFL scout Kelron Sykes and I talk NFL draft with just a little Indians and Cavs thrown in. The archive is available on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Please join us.

 

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on http://www.eBooks-Library.com/Contemporary/ and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors broadcasts. You can hear the previous shows on http://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/ and the live show Mondays at 6 PM Eastern time on http://www.justin.tv/papaburl.

He also edits http://fryingpanpolitics.org/.

To keep up with the News, Notes & Rumors podcasts, follow me on twitter @NNRonDSN.

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