Draft Misc - Football Wiretap
Baltimore Tried To Move Up To Get Ryan
The Ravens reportedly tried to trade up in Saturday's NFL Draft in order to select quarterback Matt Ryan, according to the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore ended up taking Joe Flacco with the eighteenth pick in the draft, and the general opinion has been that he needs some time to grow before starting as the team's quarterback. "I think we accomplished that. Hopefully, next year at this time, we can look back on this draft and feel really good about it. I think we will," said Eric DeCosta, the Ravens' director of college scouting.
Jets Tried To Trade Up To Grab Chris Long
The Jets tried to trade up in last weekend's NFL Draft to select defensive end Chris Long, according to a report in the New York Daily News. They couldn't come to terms with the Rams on deal for the number two selection, landing Long in St. Louis.
Jets Baker Upset Over Drafting Of TE
The New York Jets' Chris Baker is upset with the team for drafting another tight end Dustin Keller in last weekend's draft, according to ESPN.com. Baker is the third-highest paid player on the team but doesn't seem to have much job security after watching the team trade up to grab Keller. "I'm angry about the fact that they said, 'We're going to do something for you,' and nothing's being done," Baker said, according to the New York Post. "It doesn't make any sense. I've been here six years, and I've always done what they've asked me to do."
Record 33 Trades During NFL Draft
One thing about the NFL draft with this many trades: There were that many players that teams just simply had to have, according to an Associated Press report. Teams this year were willing to make moves to jump the line and select the player they really wanted. A record 33 trades were made Saturday and Sunday as NFL teams tried to assemble winning rosters for the 2008 season and beyond.
Day Two, The NFL Draft Rolls On
Round Three 1. Detroit* - Kevin Smith, RB (Cent. Flor) 2. St. Louis - John Greco, OT (Toledo) 3. Miami* - Kendall Langford, DE (Hampton) 4. Carolina - Charles Godfrey, CB (Iowa) 5. Atlanta - Chevis Jackson, CB (LSU) 6. San Diego* - Jacob Hester, FB (LSU) 7. Chicago - Earl Bennett, WR (Vanderbilt) 8. Baltimore* - Tavares Gooden, ILB (Miami) 9. Buffalo - Chris Ellis, DE (Va Tech) 10. Kansas City - Jamaal Charles, RB (Texas) 11. Carolina - Dan Connor, ILB (Penn State) 12. San Francisco - Reggie Smith, CB (Oklahoma) 13. Kansas City* - Brad Cottam, TE (Tennessee) 14. Cincinnati - Pat Sims, DT (Auburn) 15. New England* - Shawn Crable, OLB (Michigan) 16. Houston - Antwaun Molden, CB (E Kentucky) 17. Philadelphia - Bryan Smith, DE (McNeese St.) 18. Arizona - Early Doucet, WR (LSU) 19. Kansas City - DuJuan Morgan, S (NC State) 20. Tampa Bay - Jeremy Zuttah, OG (Rutgers) 21. Atlanta* - Harry Douglas, WR (Louisville) 22. Tennessee - Craig Stevens, TE (Cal) 23. Baltimore* - Tom Zbikowski, S (Notre Dame) 24. Detroit - Andre Fluellen, DT (Fla St.) 25. Pittsburgh - Bruce Davis, OLB (UCLA) 26. Houston* - Steve Slaton, RB (WVU) 27. Chicago - Marcus Harrison, DT (Arkansas) 28. Green Bay - Jermichael Finley, TE (Texas) 29. Detroit* - Cliff Avril, DE (Purdue) 30. Indianapolis - Philip Wheeler, ILB (Geo Tech) 31. New England - Kevin O'Connell, QB (SDSU) 32. N.Y. Giants - Mario Manningham, WR (Michigan) 33. Washington - Chad Rinehart, OG (N Iowa) 34. Cincinnati - Andre Caldwell, WR (Florida) 35. Atlanta - Thomas DeCoud, S (Cal) 36. Baltimore - Oniel Cousins, OG (UTEP) Round Four 1. Oakland* - Tyvon Branch, CB (UConn) 2. St. Louis - Justin King, CB (Penn State) 3. Green Bay* - Jeremy Thompson, De (W Forest) 4. Tennessee* - Williams Hayes, DE (Win Salem) 5. Cleveland* - Beau Bell, ILB (UNLV) 6. Kansas City - William Franklin, WR (Missouri) 7. Baltimore - Marcus Smith, WR (New Mexico) 8. San Francisco - Cody Wallace, C (Texas A&M) 9. Denver - Kory Lichtensteiger, C (BYU) 10. Philadelphia* - Michael McGlynn, OG (Pitt) 11. Miami* - Shawn Murphy, OG (Utah St) 12. Cleveland* - Martin Rucker, TE (Missouri) 13. Cincinnati - Anthony Collins, OT (Kansas) 14. N.Y. Jets* - Dwight Lowery, CB (San Jose St) 15. Buffalo - Reggie Corner, CB (Akron) 16. Tampa Bay* - Dre Moore, DT (Maryland) 17. Arizona - Kenny Iwebema, DE (Iowa) 18. Philadelphia* - Quintin Demps, S (UTEP) 19. Houston - Xavier Adibi, OLB (Va Tech) 20. Denver - Jack Williams, CB (Kent St) 21. Chicago* - Craig Steltz, S (LSU) 22. Seattle - Red Bryant, DT (Texas A&M) 23. Dallas* - Tashard Choice, RB (Ga Tech) 24. N.Y. Giants* - Bryan Kehl, OLB (BYU) 25. Washington* - Justin Tryon, CB (Arizona St) 26. Oakland* - Arman Shields, WR (Richmond) 27. Tennessee* - Lavelle Hawkins, WR (Cal) 28. Indianapolis - Jacob Tamme, TE (Kentucky) 29. St. Louis* - Keenan Burton, WR (Kentucky) 30. New England - Jonathan Wilhite, CB (Auburn) 31. Pittsburgh* - Tony Hills, OT (Texas) 32. Philadelphia - Jack Ikegwuonu, CB (Wisconsin) 33. Buffalo - Derek Fine, Te (Kansas) 34. Baltimore - David Hale, OT (Weber St) 35. Tennessee - Stanford Keglar, OLB (Purdue) 36. Green Bay - Josh Sitton, OT (C Florida) Round Five 1. Detroit* - Kenneth Moore, WR (Wake Forest) 2. Minnesota* - John David Booty, QB (USC) 3. Atlanta - Robert James, OLB (Arizona St) 4. Denver - Ryan Torain, RB (Arizona St) 5. Kansas City - Brandon Carr, CB (G Valley St) 6. Carolina - Gary Barnidge, TE (Louisville) 7. Chicago - Zack Bowman, CB (Nebraska) 8. Dallas* - Orlando Scandrick, CB (Boise St) 9. New Orleans* - DeMario Pressley, DT (NC State) 10. Cincinnati - Jason Shirley, DT (Fresno St) 11. Detroit* - Jerome Felton, FB (Furman) 12. Buffalo - Alvin Bowen, OLB (Iowa St) 13. Denver - Carlton Powell, DT (Va Tech) 14. Arizona - Timothy Hightower, RB (Richmond) 15. Green Bay* - Breno Giacomini, OT (Louisville) 16. Houston - Frank Okam, DT (Texas) 17. Minnesota* - Letroy Guion, DT (Fla St) 18. New England* - Matt Slater, WR (UCLA) 19. Atlanta* - Kroy Biermann, OLB (Montana) 20. Jacksonville* - Thomas Williams, OLB (USC) 21. Pittsburgh - Dennis Dixon, QB (Oregon) 22. St. Louis* - Roy Schuening, OG (Oregon St) 23. Chicago* - Kellen Davis, TE (Mich St) 24. Jacksonville - Trae Williams, CB (S Fla) 25. Tampa Bay* - Josh Johnson, QB (San Diego) 26. Indianapolis - Marcus Howard, OLB (Georgia) 27. N.Y. Jets* - Erik Ainge, QB (Tennessee) 28. Seattle* - Owen Schmitt, FB (WVU) 29. New Orleans* - Carl Nicks, OT (Nebraska) 30. N.Y. Giants - Jonathan Goff, ILB (Vanderbilt) 31. San Diego - Marcus Thomas, RB (UTEP) Round Six 1. Dallas - Erik Walden, DE (Tenn St) 2. Washington* - Durant Brooks, P (Ga Tech) 3. Oakland - Trevor Scott, DE (Buffalo) 4. Kansas City - Barry Richardson, OT (Clemson) 5. N.Y. Jets - Marcus Henry, WR (Kansas) 6. Atlanta - Thomas Brown, RB (Georgia) 7. Houston* - Dominique Barber, S (Minnesota) 8. San Francisco - Josh Morgan, WR (Va Tech) 9. Tampa Bay* - Geno Hayes, OLB (Fla St) 10. Miami* - Jalen Parmele, RB (Toledo) 11. Cincinnati - Corey Lynch, S (App St) 12. New Orleans - Taylor Mehlhaff, K (Wisconsin) 13. Buffalo - Xavier Omon, RB (NW Mo St) 14. Washington* - Kareem Moore, S (Nicholls St) 15. Carolina - Nick Hayden, DT (Wisconsin) 16. Kansas City - Kevin Robinson, WR (Utah St) 17. Denver - Spencer Larsen, ILB (Arizona) 18. Philadelphia - Michael Gibson, OG (Cal) 19. Arizona - Chris Harrington, DE (Texas A&M) 20. Washington - Colt Brennan, QB (Hawaii) 21. Minnesota - John Sullivan, C (Notre Dame) 22. Pittsburgh - Mike Humpal, OLB (Iowa) 23. Seattle - Tyler Schmitt, LS (SDSU) 24. Cleveland - Ahtyba Rubin, DT (Iowa St) 25. Cleveland* - Paul Hubbard, WR (Wisconsin) 26. San Diego - DeJuan Tribble, CB (BC) 27. Minnesota - Jaymar Johnson, WR (Jackson St) 28. Pittsburgh* - Ryan Mundy, S (WVU) 29. Miami - Donald Thomas, OG (UConn) 30. Indianapolis - Tom Santi, TE (Virginia) 31. New England - Bo Ruud, OLB (Nebraska) 32. N.Y. Giants - Andre' Woodson, QB (Kentucky) 33. N.Y. Giants - Robert Henderson, DE (So Miss) 34. Philadelphia - Joe Mays, ILB (NDSU) 35. Indianapolis - Steven Justice, C (W Forest) 36. Indianapolis - Mike Hart, RB (Michigan) 37. Philadelphia - Andrew Studebaker, DE (Wheaton) 38. Miami - Lex Hilliard, RB (Montana) 39. Indianapolis - Pierre Garcon, WR (Mt Union) 40. Baltimore - Haruki Nakamura, S (Cincy) 41. Cincinnati - Matt Sherry, TE (Villanova) Round Seven 1. Chicago* - Ervin Baldwin, DE (Mich St) 2. Green Bay* - Matt Flynn, QB (LSU) 3. Kansas City - Brian Johnston, DE (Gardner Webb) 4. N.Y. Jets - Nate Garner, OT (Arkansas) 5. Atlanta - Wilrey Fontenot, CB (Arizona) 6. Jacksonville* - Chauncey Washington, RB (USC) 7. San Francisco - Larry Grant, OLB (Ohio St) 8. Baltimore - Justin Harper, WR (Va Tech) 9. Detroit - Landon Cohen, DT (Ohio) 10. Green Bay* - Brett Swain, WR (SDSU) 11. Detroit* - Caleb Campbell, S (Army) 12. Buffalo - Demetrius Bell, OT (N'West St) 13. Denver - Joshua Barrett, S (Arizona St) 14. Carolina - Hilee Taylor, OLB (UNC) 15. Chicago - Chester Adams, OG (Georgia) 16. Houston - Alex Brink, QB (Wash St) 17. Buffalo - Steve Johnson,Wr (Kentucky) 18. Arizona - Brandon Keith, OT (N Iowa) 19. Oakland - Chaz Schilens, WR (SDSU) 20. Denver - Peyton Hills, FB (Arkansas) 21. St. Louis* - Chris Chamberlain, ILB (Tulsa) 22. Tennessee - Cary Williams, CB (Washburn) 23. Philadelphia - King Dunlap, OT (Auburn) 24. Cleveland - Alex Hall, DE (St. Aug) 25. Atlanta - Keith Zinger, TE (LSU) 26. Seattle - Justin Forsett, RB (Cal) 27. San Diego - Corey Clark, OT (Texas A&M) 28. Seattle* - Brandon Coutu, K (Georgia) 29. Indianapolis - Jamey Richard, C (Buffalo) 30. New Orleans* - Adrian Arrington, WR (Michigan) 31. Tampa Bay* - Cory Boyd, RB (S Carolina) 32. Kansas City - Mike Merritt, TE (C Fla) 33. Balitmore - Allen Patrick, RB (Oklahoma) 34. Carolina - Geoff Schwartz, OT (Oregon) 35. Washington - Rob Jackson, DE (Kansas St) 36. Chicago - Joey LaRocque, OLB (Oregon St) 37. Cincinnati - Angelo Craig, OLB (Cincy) 38. Miami - Lionel Dotson - DT (Arizona) 39. Cincinnati Mario Urrutia, WR (Louisville) 40. Chicago - Kirk Barton, OT (Ohio State) 41. Chicago - Marcus Monk, Wr (Arkansas) 42. Washington - Chris Horton, S (UCLA) 43. Carolina - Mackenzy Bernadeau, OG (Bentley) 44. Buffalo - Kennard Cox, CB (Pitt) 45. St. Louis - David Vobora, OLB (Idaho) *Denotes a trade
Packers: Drafting Brohm No Slight To Rodgers
The Packers claim that their decision to draft quarterback Brian Brohm in the second round of the NFL draft on Saturday was no slight to Aaron Rodgers, according to the Associated Press. "He'll be fine," Green Bay General Manager Ted Thompson said. "Aaron's a pro; he knows this is his gig now." "Aaron's fine," Coach Mike McCarthy added. "He knows how we feel about him; he knows what his role is on our football team; and he'll be given every opportunity to be successful here."
Raiders Trade CB Washington To Ravens
The Raiders traded cornerback Fabian Washington to the Ravens in exchange for a fourth-round pick on the second day of the NFL Draft on Sunday, according to the Contra Costa Times. Washington was a first-round pick back in 2005.
Miami: Henne Could Start As Rookie
The Dolphins claim that second-round pick Chad Henne could start at quarterback for the team this season, according to NFL.com. "That's up to him," general manager Jeff Ireland said of Henne starting. "It's going to bring some competition to the position. It's going to be a good battle." He will compete with John Beck, a second-round pick in 2007, and recently-acquired veteran Josh McCown. "I don't know if I'll have the opportunity to step in right now," Henne said. "But I'll prepare like I'm going to compete for the starting job."
Review The First Day Of The Draft
First Round 1. Miami - Jake Long, OT (Michigan) 2. St. Louis - Chris Long, DE (Virgina) 3. Atlanta - Matt Ryan, QB (Boston College) 4. Oakland - Darren McFadden, RB (Arkansas) 5. Kansas City - Glenn Dorsey, DT (LSU) 6. N.Y. Jets - Vernon Gholston, DE (Ohio State) 7. New Orleans (from N.E.) - Sedrick Ellis, DT (USC) 8. Jacksonville (from Balt) - Derrick Harvey, DE (Florida) 9. Cincinnati - Keith Rivers, OLB (USC) 10. New England (from N.O.) - Jerod Mayo, ILB (Tennessee) 11. Buffalo - Leodis McKelvin, CB (Troy St.) 12. Denver - Ryan Clady, OT (Boise St.) 13. Carolina - Jonathan Stewart, RB (Oregon) 14. Chicago - Chris Williams, OT (Vanderbilt) 15. Kansas City (from Det) - Branden Albert, OG (Virginia) 16. Arizona - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB (Tenn St) 17. Houston (from Det) - Gosder Cherilus, OT (Boston College) 18. Baltimore (from Hou) - Joe Flacco, QB (Delaware) 19. Carolina (from Phi) - Jeff Otah, OT (Pittsburgh) 20. Tampa Bay - Aqib Talib, CB (Kansas) 21. Atlanta (from Wsh) - Sam Baker, OT (USC) 22. Dallas - Felix Jones, RB (Arkansas) 23. Pittsburgh - Rashard Mendenhall, RB (Illinois) 24. Tennessee - Chris Johnson, RB (East Carolina) 25. Dallas (from Sea) - Mike Jenkins, DB (South Florida) 26. Houston (from Balt) - Duane Brown, OT (Virginia Tech) 27. San Diego - Antoine Cason, CB - Arizona 28. Seattle (from DAL) - Lawrence Jackson, DE (USC) 29. San Francisco - Kentawn Balmer, DT (North Carolina) 30. N.Y. Jets (from GB) - Dustin Keller, TE (Purdue) 31. N.Y. Giants - Kenny Phillips, S (Miami) Second Round 32 (1). Miami - Phillip Merling, DE (Clemson) 33 (2). St. Louis - Donnie Avery, WR (Houston) 34 (3). Washington (from ATL) - Devin Thomas, WR (Mich. St) 35 (4). Kansas City - Brandon Flowers, CB (Virginia Tech) 36 (5). Green Bay (from KC) - Jordy Nelson, WR (Kansas St.) 37 (6). Atlanta - Curtis Lofton, ILB (Oklahoma) 38 (7). Seattle (from BAL) - John Carlson, TE (Notre Dame) 39 (8). San Francisco - Chilo Rachal, OG (USC) 40 (9). New Orleans - Tracy Porter, CB (Indiana) 41 (10). Buffalo - James Hardy, WR (Ohio State) 42 (11). Denver - Eddie Royal, WR (Virginia Tech) 43 (12). Minnesota (from CAR) - Tyrell Johnson, S (Ark St.) 44 (13). Chicago - Matt Forte, RB (Tulane) 45 (14). Detroit - Jordon Dizon, OLB (Colorado) 46 (15). Cincinnati - Jerome Simpson, WR (Coast Car.) 47 (16). Philadelphia (from MIN) - Trevor Laws, DT (Notre Dame) 48 (17). Washington (from ATL) - Fred Davis, TE (USC) 49 (18). Philadelphia - DeSean Jackson, WR (Cal) 50 (19). Calais Campbell, DE (Miami) 51 (20). Washington - Malcolm Kelly, WR (Oklahoma) 52 (21). Jacksonville (from TB) - Quentin Groves, DE (Auburn) 53 (22). Pittsburgh - Limas Sweed, WR (Texas) 54 (23). Tennessee - Jason Jones, DE (Michigan) 55 (24). Baltimore (from SEA) - Ray Rice, RB (Rutgers) 56 (25). Green Bay - Brian Brohm, QB (Louisville) 57 (26). Miami - Chad Henne, QB (Michigan) 58 (27). Tampa Bay (from JAX) - Dexter Jackson, WR (App. St) 59 (28). Indianapolis - Mike Pollak, C (Arizona St.) 60 (29). Green Bay - Patrick Lee, CB (Auburn) 61 (30). Dallas - Martellus Bennett, TE (Texas A&M) 62 (31). New England - Terrence Wheatley, CB (Colorado) 63 (32). N.Y. Giants - Terrell Thomas, CB (USC)
Saints 'Desperately' Want Dorsey?
New Orleans ?desperately? wants Glenn Dorsey, according to a Saints source Jeff Risdon of RealGM talked with recently. That would probably require a move to #2 overall, and that probably means next year?s #1 will be needed. The word ?probably? is emphasized because the Rams are still undecided at #2 and the Falcons at #3 are a wild card as well.
The Final 2008 NFL Mock Draft
It?s almost draft time, and this will be the final revision. We already know Jake Long is going to Miami, but will he be followed by Chris Long, Glenn Dorsey and Darren McFadden?
Execs: Fish Shopping Taylor For Picks
A pair of NFL executives claim that the Dolphins are trying to acquire another first round pick in this Saturday's NFL Draft for defensive end Jason Taylor.
Broncos Still Looking To Trade Down
The Broncos are still thinking about trading down in this weekend's draft.
Jets Could Move Up For McFadden?
Darren McFadden could become a member of the New York Jets by Saturday.
Haynesworth: Titans Should Get Chad
Albert Haynesworth, the leader of the Titans' defense, believes that the team needs to pry Chad Johnson away from the Bengals.
Will Lions Deal Williams, Trade Up For Ryan?
Speculation is running wild in Motown that the Lions are thinking about trading receiver Roy Williams and moving up in this weekend's draft to take quarterback Matt Ryan.
Are The Chiefs Looking At Gholston?
It appears as though the Chiefs may be planning to select Vernon Gholston in next weekend's draft.
Linehan Likes WR DeSean Jackson
Rams' Head Coach Scott Linehan is interested in drafting California wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Jets Swooning Over Darren McFadden
The Jets have met with Darren McFadden three times over the last month and are becoming enamored with the running back.
McFadden Hoping To Become A Raider?
Darren McFadden has made some comments that lead people to believe that he wouldn't mind playing for the Raiders.
Saints Explore Trading Up In Draft
The Saints are entertaining the idea of trading up in this month's draft and are looking at trading with St. Louis for the second pick.
Patriots Interested In CB's McKelvin And Talib
The Patriots have holes in their secondary after losing both Asante Samuel and Randall Gay to free agency and are looking at Leodis McKelvin and Aqib Talib in this month's draft.
49ers Interested In Groves Despite Heart Ailment
The 49ers are very interested in Auburn linebacker Quentin Groves and are not concerned about his recent minor heart surgery.
Talib Misses Scheduled Workout With Dallas
Aqib Talib had to miss a scheduled workout with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday.
Panthers Could Look For Back With 13th Overall Pick?
Illinois' Rashard Mendenhall or Oregon's Jonathan Stewart could be options for Carolina.
2008 Mock Draft, Version 6.0
In Jeff Risdon's latest mock draft, how high can Vernon Gholston climb? How low can Glenn Dorsey drop? Are the Raiders still sold on Darren McFadden with the 4th pick?
Denver Might Be Looking To Trade Down
If the Broncos make a deal relating to this month's NFL draft, they are expected to trade down the board.
Tennessee LB Mayo To Visit Cowboys
Tennessee linebacker Jerod Mayo is set to visit with the Cowboys next week.