FO has a
phenomenal great article up looking at the phenomenon of Chris Carter's HOF plight, and rattles of a list of guys who could get held back from the HOF for similar reasons. Among the potentially unlucky five are Ed Reed, Michael Strahan, LaDanian Tomlinson, Wes Welker and Tony Gonzalez. If Gonzalez and Reed aren't first ballot HOFers, then we absolutely need to blow-up the voting process and start over.
Paul K says the Titans should be all over Mark Barron if he's there at no. 20. Barron is becoming a dicier proposition the longer he's not able to workout for NFL teams, and it's a concern for me that Barron always had a phenomenal front seven in front of him. I'd be excited if we took him, but those are issues that could reasonably cause him to fall out of the first round mix by the time the draft rolls around.
Jim Wyatt takes a long look Memphis DT Dontari Poe in the wake of his impressive Combine performance. Team across the NFL are trying to square how a guy who's this physically impressive never finished higher than second-team all-conference in Conference USA. Jimmy and I discussed this a little on MCM Radio, and it pretty much comes down to Poe taking plays off, and Memphis being such a colossal train-wreck of a program while he was there.
Wyatt also takes a look at ten mock drafts from across the interwebs that have us taking Nick Perry, Whitney Mercilus, Peter Konz, Zach Brown and Devon Still.
Wes Bunting takes another look at South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore and wonders if teams will overrate him after the Combine.
How in the world did the chosen starting QB for a team in the BCS Championship game end up ranked 315th out of 315 players at the NFL Combine? My guess is teams actually watched his BCS Championship game performance.
In news that's sure to matter more to your wife than yourself, it looks like Kroy Bierman will be staying in Atlanta despite a sub-par season.
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