Paul K brings us Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. comparing the arm strength of Kerry Collins and Carson Palmer. I'm not fully trusting that this guy actually put in the evaluation work, otherwise he would have noticed that Kerry has mediocre arm strength at this point (and a terrible deep ball, on a related note). Either way, Williamson says that Palmer's arm strength seemed to magically return late last season after being noticeably subdued for the past few years.
This is easily one of the more confusing and nuanced classes in a long, long time, and evaluators across the league are struggling to build any consensus on the order these guys should rank. As Bills coach Chan Gailey points out, one of the tough parts is that nearly every form of passer-friendly college offense is represented by this group: There's the Pistol (Kaepernick), Spread (Gabbert, Newton) and more Pro-style/West Coast (Locker, Mallett, Dalton and Ponder).
Joe Biddle thinks NFL fans will be upset if there's a lockout that stretches into the fall. Yup, that's the ground-breaking subject of his column... and people wonder why newspapers are dying. I mean that would be brain-dead even for a Bleacher Report article.Not tired of reading about the CBA negotiations? Then knock yourself out.
Is it really news to anyone that we aren't re-signing Randy Moss?
Blaize Pennington goes through a few of the prospects who are taking part in the first Pro Days of the year. FAU, Baylor and Utah State will get things started.
Casey Matthews is waiting to find out what needs to be done to his shoulder after he separated it during the bench press pageant at the Combine.
Pete Prisco delivers yet another mock draft that has Marcel Darius falling to us at no. 8.
Mike Vick signed his franchise tender, which will net
him his creditors $16 million.
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