2012 NFL Draft 1st Round Recap

The 1st Round of the NFL Draft is in the books! Picks 1 and 2 were already set and after was full of trades and interesting moves.

1. Indianapolis (2-14) – Andrew Luck (QB – Stanford) – Agent: Will Wilson (Wasserman Media Group) – Earlier this year, Wasserman Media Group hired Andrew Luck’s uncle and NFLPA-certified advisor Will Wilson. Luck is the first NFL player that the company has ever represented for the purpose of negotiating team contracts.

2. Washington – from St. Louis (2-14) – Robert Griffin III (QB – Baylor) – Agent: Ben Dogra (Creative Artists Agency) – RG III and his family did their due diligence when it came to selecting an agency. Reports stated that they met with at least five agencies and involved Baylor’s compliance department in the process.

3. Cleveland – from Minnesota (4-12) – Trent Richardson (RB – Alabama) – Agent: Jimmy Sexton (Creative Artists Agency) – Jimmy Sexton also represents Richardson’s college coach, Nick Saban.

4. Minnesota – from Cleveland (3-13) – Matt Kalil (OT – USC) – Agent: Creative Artists Agency – CAA represents 3 of the first 4 picks in this Draft. Quite an accomplishment for a company that dominates the Draft year after year.

5. Jacksonville – from Tampa Bay (5-11) – Justin Blackmon (WR – Oklahoma State) – Agent: Todd France – Blackmon signed with France shortly after France’s Atlanta-based France AllPro Athlete Management was purchased by Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.

6. Dallas – from St. Louis – from Washington (8-8) – Morris Claiborne (CB – LSU) – Agent: Bus Cook – Representing athletes from the southeast is nothing new for Cook. Last year, his name was on the Standard Representation Agreement for six players selected in the Draft (four from Mississippi State, one from Ole Miss, and Cam Newton – #1 overall pick from Auburn).

7. Tampa Bay – from Jacksonville (4-12) – Mark Barron (S – Alabama) – Agent: Creative Artists Agency – CAA with 4 players selected in the first 7 picks.

8. Miami (6-10) – Ryan Tannehill (QB – Texas A&M) – Agent: Pat Dye, Jr. – Dye was formerly teamed up with Jimmy Sexton (who is now with Creative Artists Agency). Dye continues to operate SportsTrust Advisors.

9. Carolina (6-10) – Luke Kuechly (ILB – Boston College) – Agent: Creative Artists Agency – 5 of first 9 picks for CAA. Enough said.

10. Buffalo (6-10) – Stephon Gilmore (CB – South Carolina) – Agent: SportStars

11. Kansas City (7-9) – Dontari Poe (DT – Memphis) – Agent: Jimmy Sexton (Creative Artists Agency) – 6 of first 11 picks for CAA. Quick plug for Collegiate Sports Advisors, which set up Memphis’ Professional Sports Counseling Panel in 2012 and informed Poe and his family about the NFL’s College Advisory Committee.

12. Philadelphia – from Seattle (8-8) – Fletcher Cox (DT – Mississippi State) – Agent: Todd France/Brian Ayrault – Ayrault recently teamed up with France when Terry Pegula purchased France’s company.

13. Arizona (8-8) – Michael Floyd (WR – Notre Dame) – Agent: Brian Murphy (Athletes First)

14. St. Louis – from Dallas (2-14) – Michael Brockers (DT – LSU) – Agent: Albert Elias (Elias Sports Management, LLC)

15. Seattle – from Philadelphia (7-9) – Bruce Irvin (OLD – West Virginia) – Agent: Joel Segal (Lagardere Unlimited) – Many people surprised that Irvin was such a high pick. Segal certainly earned his money on this one.

16. New York Jets (8-8) – Quinton Coples (DE – UNC) – Agent: Allegiant Athletic Agency (a3) – The company had five clients selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. Their highest drafted client was Curtis Brown, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the #95 overall pick at the end of the third round.

17. Cincinnati – from Oakland (8-8) – Dre Kirkpatrick (CB – Alabama) – Agent: Brian Overstreet (E Overstreet Sports Management)

18. San Diego (8-8) – Melvin Ingram (OLB/DE – South Carolina) – Agent: Athletes First

19. Chicago (8-8) – Shea McClellin (DE – Boise State) – Agent: Rep 1 Sports

20. Tennessee (9-7) – Kendall Wright (WR – Baylor) – Agent: Select Sports Group

21. New England – from Cincinnati (13-3) – Chandler Jones (DE – Syracuse) – Agent: Lock Metz Malinovic Panos

22. Cleveland – from Atlanta (10-6) – Brandon Weeden (QB – Oklahoma State) – Agent: Octagon Football

23. Detroit (10-6) – Riley Reiff (OT – Iowa) – Agent: Neil Cornrich

24. Pittsburgh (12-4) – David DeCastro (OG – Stanford) – Agent: Creative Artists Agency. – 7 first rounders through 24 picks.

25. New England – from Denver (13-3) – Dont’a Hightower (LB – Alabama) – Agent: Pat Dye, Jr.

26. Houston (10-6) – Whitney Mercilus (LB – Illinois) – Agent: Octagon Football

27. Cincinnati – from New England – from New Orleans (8-8) – Kevin Zeitler (OG – Wisconsin) – Agent: Lock Metz Malinovic Panos

28. Green Bay (15-1) – Nick Perry (DE – USC) – Agent: Lock Metz Malinovic Panos

29. Minnesota – from Baltimore (3-13) – Harrison Smith (S – Notre Dame) – Agent: Athletes First

30. San Francisco (13-3) – AJ Jenkins (WR – Illinois) – Agent: SportStars

31. Tampa Bay – from Denver – from New England (4-12) – Doug Martin (RB – Boise State) – Agent: Athletes First

32. New York Giants (9-7) – David Wilson (RB – Virginia Tech) – Agent: Joel Segal (Lagardere Unlimited)

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NFL 2011-2012 WEEK 2 Recap

NFL Week 2 had some really good games once again. The Sunday Night game was great, unfortunately, Michael Vick suffered a concussion and wasn’t able to finish the game. Atlanta won 35-31. Other scores from this weekend:

Lions 48 – Chiefs 3
Bills 38 – Raiders 35
Titans 26 – Ravens 13
Jets 32 – Jaguars 3
Browns 27 – Colts 19
Redskins 22 – Cardinals 21
Buccaneers 24 – Vikings 20
Packers 30 – Panthers 23
Saints 30 – Bears 13
Steelers 24 – Seahawks 0
Cowboys 27 – 49ers 24
Patriots 35 – Chargers 21
Broncos 24 – Bengals 22
Texans 23 – Dolphins 13

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New England Patriots & Philadelphia Eagles Make Big Trades

Yesterday the New England Patriots picked up 2 big names and the Philadelphia Eagles traded their back-up QB. The Patriots picked up Albert Haynesworth from Washington for draft picks and WR Chad Ochocinco from Cincinnati for draft picks. The Eagles finally traded Kevin Kolb to Arizona for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round draft pick. This free agency is getting real interesting. Also, word is Vince Young could come to Philly after being released by Tennessee.

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Ravens & Packers Advance To Next Round In NFL Playoffs

The Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens both just about dominated in their wild-card round games yesterday to advance the NFL Playoffs. The Ravens took advantage of the Chiefs mistakes to win big by the score of 20-7. The Packers took advantage of Eagles missed opportunities and won their game 21-16. Ravens play the Steelers and Packers play Atlanta next week.

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NFL Playoffs 2010-2011 Season Wild-Card Round

Now that the NFL Playoffs are set, take a look at the schedule of the games. This year has it’s top teams but really anything can happen because there are so many good teams playing.

Saturday, Jan 8.

No. 5 New Orleans Saints (11-5) at No. 4 Seattle Seahawks (7-9)
Qwest Field, 4:30 p.m. ET, NBC

No. 6 New York Jets (11-5) at No. 3 Indianapolis Colts (10-6)
Lucas Oil Stadium, 8 p.m. ET, NBC

Sunday, Jan 9.

No. 5 Baltimore Ravens (12-4) at No. 4 Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)
Arrowhead Stadium, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

No. 6 Green Bay Packers (10-6) at No. 3 Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)
Lincoln Financial Field, 4:30 p.m. ET, FOX

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NFL 2009-2010 Season Week 11 Recap

The Saints and Colts are still undefeated after week 11. The Saints blew out the Buccaneers 38-7 and the Colts just go past the Ravens 17-15. Other scores from yesterday included:

Eagles 24 – Bears 20
Patriots 31 – Jets 14
Raiders 20 – Bengals 17
Chargers 32 – Broncos 3
Cardinals 21 – Rams 13
Jaguars 18 – Bills 15
Giants 34 – Falcons 21 (F/OT)
Vikings 35 – Seahawks 9
Chiefs 37 – Steelers 24 (F/OT)
Packers 30 – 49ers 24
Lions 38 – Browns 37
Cowboys 7 – Redskins 6

Tonight’s game is the Titans versus Texans.

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NFL 2009 – 2010 Season – Week 7 Recap

The New Orleans Saints did their thing yesterday as they were nearly on the verge of losing their first game of the season to the Miami Dolphins. Drew Brees “The Monster” and the Saints outscored the Dolphins 22-0 in the 4th quarter for a big 46-34 victory, keeping them undefeated on the season at 6-0. Other scores from yesterday were:

Cardinals 24 – Giants 17
Bengals 45 – Bears 10
Cowboys 37 – Falcons 21
Jets 38 – Raiders 0
Bills 20 – Panthers 9
Steelers 27 – Vikings 17
Patriots 35 – Buccaneers 7
Chargers 37 – Chiefs 7
Colts 42 – Rams 6
Texans 24 – 49ers 21
Packers 31 – Browns 3

Tonight’s game is the Eagles at the Redskins!

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