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Check out an article I wrote on about Rams running back Zac Stacy. I give five reasons why he could have a monster career for the team.

ansashAccording to, only three first round picks have signed with their respective teams. The fifth pick Ziggy Ansah,  the 15th pick Kenny Vaccaro, and the 20th pick Kyle Long have all agreed to sign for an undisclosed amount. As we get closer to OTA’s we will see a rash of signings and I will keep you updated. Below is a list of picks and I will updated that as they come in.

1Eric FisherOTKansas City ChiefsUnsigned 

2Luke JoeckelOTJacksonville JaguarsUnsigned 

3Dion JordanDEMiami DolphinsUnsigned 

4Lane JohnsonOTPhiladelphia EaglesUnsigned 

5Ziggy AnsahDEDetroit LionsSigned Five years, terms undisclosed

6Barkevious MingoDECleveland BrownsUnsigned 

7Jonathan CooperGArizona CardinalsUnsigned 

8Tavon AustinWRSt. Louis RamsUnsigned 

9Dee MillinerCBNew York JetsUnsigned 

10Chance WarmackGTennessee TitansUnsigned 

11D.J. FlukerOTSan Diego ChargersUnsigned 

12D.J. HaydenCBOakland RaidersUnsigned 

13Sheldon RichardsonDTNew York JetsUnsigned 

14Star LotuleleiDTCarolina PanthersUnsigned 

15Kenny VaccaroSSNew Orleans SaintsSigned Four years, terms undisclosed

16EJ ManuelQBBuffalo BillsUnsigned 

17Jarvis JonesOLBPittsburgh SteelersUnsigned 

18Eric ReidFSSan Francisco 49ersUnsigned 

19Justin PughOTNew York GiantsUnsigned 

20Kyle LongGChicago BearsAgreed Four years, terms undisclosed

21Tyler EifertTECincinnati BengalsUnsigned 

22Desmond TrufantCBAtlanta FalconsUnsigned 

23Sharrif FloydDTMinnesota VikingsUnsigned 

24Bjoern WernerDEIndianapolis ColtsUnsigned 

25Xavier RhodesCBMinnesota VikingsUnsigned 

26Datone JonesDEGreen Bay PackersUnsigned 

27DeAndre HopkinsWRHouston TexansUnsigned 

28Sylvester WilliamsDTDenver BroncosUnsigned 

29Cordarrelle PattersonWRMinnesota VikingsUnsigned 

30Alec OgletreeILBSt. Louis RamsUnsigned 

31Travis FrederickCDallas CowboysUnsigned 

32Matt ElamFSBaltimore RavensUnsigned 


As I finished up my recap of the 2013 NFL Draft, I wrote an article about 5 players who have elite skills but slipped in the process. For whatever reason, these five guys dropped in the process into the fourth to seventh rounds and for that will have an even harder road to make an NFL squad. However, don’t count these five guys out and look for them to make an immediate impact in the NFL.

Check out the article I wrote for FootballNation on the best picks of the 4th round in this year’s NFL Draft.


logoI got a chance to sit down and speak with Alex Reimer of “Football Nation Today”. We spoke on several major aspects of the NFL Draft this past weekend.

Alex  does a great job of covering a lot of different aspects of the sporting world and especially all things Boston related. Make sure to check him out @alexreimer1 on Twitter and follow his podcasts that can be found on

Click on the link below to take a listen to my interview with him on the Draft recap.

Here is a list of all the players picked and where, per team. This is copied off of my spreadsheet that I was using during the three day event but it gives you an idea of who your team drafted and where.


Round overall Team Player

1 7 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
2 45 Arizona Cardinals Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
3 69 Arizona Cardinals Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
4 103 Arizona Cardinals Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
4 116 Arizona Cardinals Earl Watford, OG, James Madison
5 140 Arizona Cardinals Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
6 174 Arizona Cardinals Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
6 187 Arizona Cardinals Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
7 219 Arizona Cardinals (via. OAK) D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers

1 22 Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
2 60 Atlanta Falcons Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana
4 127 Atlanta Falcons Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
5 153 Atlanta Falcons Stansly Maponga, DE, TCU
4 133 Atlanta Falcons (Compensatory) Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
7 243 Atlanta Falcons (Compensatory) Kemal Ishmael, S, Central Florida
7 244 Atlanta Falcons (Compensatory) Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame
7 249 Atlanta Falcons (Compensatory) Sean Renfree, QB, Duke

1 32 Baltimore Ravens Matt Elam, S, Florida
2 56 Baltimore Ravens Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State
3 94 Baltimore Ravens Brandon Williams, DT, MO Southern St.
4 129 Baltimore Ravens John Simon, OLB, Ohio State
6 200 Baltimore Ravens Kapron Lewis-Moore, DT, Notre Dame
7 238 Baltimore Ravens Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon
4 130 Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory) Kyle Juszczyk, FB, Harvard
5 168 Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory) Rick Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
6 203 Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory) Ryan Jensen, OG, Colorado State-Pueblo
7 247 Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory) Marc Anthony, CB, California

1 16 Buffalo Bills E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
2 41 Buffalo Bills Robert Woods, WR, USC
2 46 Buffalo Bills Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon
3 78 Buffalo Bills Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
4 105 Buffalo Bills Duke Williams, S, Nevada
5 143 Buffalo Bills Jonathan Meeks, S, Clemson
6 177 Buffalo Bills Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State
7 222 Buffalo Bills Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas

1 14 Carolina Panthers Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
2 44 Carolina Panthers Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
4 108 Carolina Panthers Edmund Kugbila, OG, Valdosta State
5 148 Carolina Panthers A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State
6 182 Carolina Panthers Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon

1 20 Chicago Bears Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
2 50 Chicago Bears Jon Bostic, ILB, Florida
4 117 Chicago Bears Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
5 163 Chicago Bears Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
6 188 Chicago Bears Cornelius Washington, OLB, Georgia
7 236 Chicago Bears Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington St.

1 21 Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
2 53 Cincinnati Bengals Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
3 84 Cincinnati Bengals Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
4 118 Cincinnati Bengals Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M
5 156 Cincinnati Bengals Tanner Hawkinson, OT, Kansas
6 190 Cincinnati Bengals Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska
7 240 Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory) Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State
7 251 Cincinnati Bengals (Compensatory) T.J. Johnson, C, South Carolina
6 197 Cincinnati Bengals (via. NE) Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
2 37 Cincinnati Bengals (via. OAK) Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina

1 6 Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon — Supplemental Draft
3 68 Cleveland Browns Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
6 175 Cleveland Browns Jamoris Slaughter, S, Notre Dame
7 217 Cleveland Browns Armonty Bryant, DE, East Central
7 227 Cleveland Browns (via. SF) Garrett Gilkey, OG, Chadron State

1 31 Dallas Cowboys Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
2 47 Dallas Cowboys Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
3 74 Dallas Cowboys Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
3 80 Dallas Cowboys J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern
4 114 Dallas Cowboys B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary
5 151 Dallas Cowboys Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State
6 185 Dallas Cowboys DeVonte Holloman, OLB, South Carolina

1 28 Denver Broncos Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
2 58 Denver Broncos Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
3 90 Denver Broncos Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
5 146 Denver Broncos Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
5 161 Denver Broncos Tavarres King, WR, Georgia
6 173 Denver Broncos Vinston Painter, OT, Virginia Tech
7 234 Denver Broncos Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (OH)

1 5 Detroit Lions Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
2 36 Detroit Lions Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
3 65 Detroit Lions Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
5 165 Detroit Lions Sam Martin, P, Appalachian St.
6 171 Detroit Lions Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
6 199 Detroit Lions Theo Riddick, RB, Notre Dame
7 211 Detroit Lions Michael Williams, TE, Alabama
4 132 Detroit Lions (Compensatory) Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina
7 245 Detroit Lions (Compensatory) Brandon Hepburn, ILB, Florida A&M

1 26 Green Bay Packers Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
2 61 Green Bay Packers Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
4 109 Green Bay Packers David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
4 122 Green Bay Packers J.C. Tretter, OG, Cornell
4 125 Green Bay Packers Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
5 159 Green Bay Packers Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa
6 193 Green Bay Packers Nathan Palmer, OLB, Illinois State
7 216 Green Bay Packers Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley State
7 224 Green Bay Packers Kevin Dorsey, WR, Maryland
7 232 Green Bay Packers Sam Barrington, OLB, South Florida
5 167 Green Bay Packers (Compensatory) Josh Boyd, DT, Mississippi State

1 27 Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
2 57 Houston Texans D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
3 89 Houston Texans Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
4 124 Houston Texans Trevardo Williams, OLB, Connecticut
6 176 Houston Texans David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State
6 195 Houston Texans Alan Bonner, WR, Jacksonville State
6 198 Houston Texans Chris Jones, DT, Bowling Green
3 95 Houston Texans (Compensatory) Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
6 201 Houston Texans (Compensatory) Ryan Griffin, TE, Connecticut

1 24 Indianapolis Colts Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
3 86 Indianapolis Colts Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois
4 121 Indianapolis Colts Khaled Holmes, C, USC
5 139 Indianapolis Colts Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin
6 192 Indianapolis Colts John Boyett, S, Oregon
7 230 Indianapolis Colts Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State
7 254 Indianapolis Colts (Compensatory) Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina

1 2 Jacksonville Jaguars Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2 33 Jacksonville Jaguars Johnathan Cyprien, S, FIU
3 64 Jacksonville Jaguars Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
4 101 Jacksonville Jaguars Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina
5 135 Jacksonville Jaguars Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan
6 169 Jacksonville Jaguars Josh Evans, S, Florida
7 208 Jacksonville Jaguars Jeremy Harris, CB, New Mexico State
7 210 Jacksonville Jaguars Demetrius McCray, CB, Appalachian St.

1 1 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
3 63 Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
4 99 Kansas City Chiefs Nico Johnson, ILB, Alabama
5 134 Kansas City Chiefs Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
6 170 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Kush, C, California (PA)
7 207 Kansas City Chiefs Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton
3 96 Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory) Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
6 204 Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory) Braden Wilson, FB, Kansas State

1 3 Miami Dolphins Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
3 77 Miami Dolphins Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee
3 93 Miami Dolphins Will Davis, CB, Utah State
4 104 Miami Dolphins Jelani Jenkins, OLB, Florida
4 106 Miami Dolphins Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
5 164 Miami Dolphins Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
5 166 Miami Dolphins (Compensatory) Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
7 250 Miami Dolphins (Compensatory) Don Jones, S, Arkansas State
2 54 Miami Dolphins (via. IND) Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State

1 23 Minnesota Vikings Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
1 29 Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
4 120 Minnesota Vikings Gerald Hodges, OLB, Penn State
5 155 Minnesota Vikings Jeff Locke, P, UCLA
6 196 Minnesota Vikings Jeff Baca, OG, UCLA
7 229 Minnesota Vikings Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State
7 213 Minnesota Vikings (via. ARI) Michael Mauti, ILB, Penn State
1 25 Minnesota Vikings (via. SEA) Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
7 214 Minnesota Vikings (via. SEA) Travis Bond, OT, North Carolina

2 52 New England Patriots Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss
2 59 New England Patriots Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
3 83 New England Patriots Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
3 91 New England Patriots Duron Harmon,S, Rutgers
4 102 New England Patriots Josh Boyce, WR, TCU
7 235 New England Patriots Steve Beauharnais, ILB, Rutgers
7 226 New England Patriots (via. TB) Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois

1 15 New Orleans Saints Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
3 75 New Orleans Saints Terron Armstead, OT, Ark-Pine Bluff
3 82 New Orleans Saints John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
5 144 New Orleans Saints Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
6 183 New Orleans Saints Rufus Johnson, DE, Tartleton State

1 19 New York Giants Justin Pugh, OG, Syracuse
2 49 New York Giants Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
3 81 New York Giants Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
4 110 New York Giants Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
5 152 New York Giants Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond
7 225 New York Giants Eric Herman, OG, Ohio
7 253 New York Giants (Compensatory) Michael Cox, RB, Massachusetts

1 9 New York Jets Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
2 39 New York Jets Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
3 72 New York Jets Brian Winters, OG, Kent State
5 141 New York Jets Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia
6 178 New York Jets William Campbell, DT, Michigan
7 215 New York Jets Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest
1 13 New York Jets (via. TB) Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

1 12 Oakland Raiders D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
2 42 Oakland Raiders Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
3 66 Oakland Raiders Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut
4 112 Oakland Raiders Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
6 172 Oakland Raiders Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
6 181 Oakland Raiders Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
6 184 Oakland Raiders Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee
7 209 Oakland Raiders Brice Butler, WR, San Diego State
7 233 Oakland Raiders David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State
6 205 Oakland Raiders (Compensatory) Stacy McGee, DT, Oklahoma

1 4 Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
2 35 Philadelphia Eagles Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
3 67 Philadelphia Eagles Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
4 98 Philadelphia Eagles Matt Barkley, QB, USC
5 136 Philadelphia Eagles Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State
7 239 Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory) David King, DE, Oklahoma
7 212 Philadelphia Eagles (via. CLE) Joe Kruger, DE, Utah
7 218 Philadelphia Eagles (via. TB) Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State

1 17 Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
2 48 Pittsburgh Steelers Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
3 79 Pittsburgh Steelers Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
4 111 Pittsburgh Steelers Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
4 115 Pittsburgh Steelers Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
5 150 Pittsburgh Steelers Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
6 186 Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Brown, WR, Oklahoma
7 223 Pittsburgh Steelers Nicholas Williams, DT, Samford
6 206 Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensatory) Vince Williams, ILB, Florida State

1 11 San Diego Chargers D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
2 38 San Diego Chargers Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
3 76 San Diego Chargers Keenan Allen, WR, California
5 145 San Diego Chargers Steve Williams, CB, California
6 179 San Diego Chargers Tourek Williams, DE, FIU
7 221 San Diego Chargers Brad Sorenson, QB, Southern Utah

1 18 San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid, S, LSU
2 55 San Francisco 49ers Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
3 88 San Francisco 49ers Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
4 128 San Francisco 49ers Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
7 237 San Francisco 49ers Bruce Daniels, QB, South Florida
4 131 San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory) Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
7 246 San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory) Carter Bykowski, OT, Iowa State
7 252 San Francisco 49ers (Compensatory) Marcus Cooper, CB, Rutgers
5 157 San Francisco 49ers (via. IND) Quinton Dial, DE, Alabama
2 40 San Francisco 49ers (via. KC) Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
6 180 San Francisco 49ers (via. MIA) Nick Moody, OLB, Florida State

2 62 Seattle Seahawks Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
3 87 Seattle Seahawks Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State
4 123 Seattle Seahawks Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State
5 137 Seattle Seahawks Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
5 158 Seattle Seahawks Luke Wilson, TE, Rice
6 194 Seattle Seahawks Spencer Ware, RB, LSU
7 231 Seattle Seahawks Ty Powell, OLB, Harding
7 241 Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory) Jared Smith, DT, New Hampshire
7 242 Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory) Michael Bowie, OG, Northeastern State
7 220 Seattle Seahawks (via. NO) Ryan Seymour, OG, Vanderbilt
5 138 Seattle Seahawks (via. OAK) Tharold Simon, CB, LSU

1 8 St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
3 71 St. Louis Rams T.J. McDonald, S, USC
3 92 St. Louis Rams Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
4 113 St. Louis Rams Barrett Jones, C, Alabama
5 149 St. Louis Rams Brandon McGee, CB, Miami
5 160 St. Louis Rams Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
1 30 St. Louis Rams (via. WAS) Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

2 43 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
3 73 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
4 100 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
5 147 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steven Means, OLB, Buffalo
6 189 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike James, RB, Miami
4 126 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via. NE) William Gholston, DE, Michigan State


1 10 Tennessee Titans Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
2 34 Tennessee Titans Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
3 70 Tennessee Titans Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
4 107 Tennessee Titans Brian Schwenke, C, California
5 142 Tennessee Titans Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU
3 97 Tennessee Titans (Compensatory) Zaviar Gooden, OLB, Missouri
6 202 Tennessee Titans (Compensatory) Khalid Wooten, CB, Nevada
7 248 Tennessee Titans (Compensatory) Daimion Stafford, S, Nebraska

2 51 Washington Redskins David Amerson, CB, NC State
3 85 Washington Redskins Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
4 119 Washington Redskins Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
5 154 Washington Redskins Chris Thompson, RB, Florida State
6 191 Washington Redskins Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
7 228 Washington Redskins Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
5 162 Washington Redskins (via. NE) Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State

falconsGoing forward I will focus the blog on a couple of things and I will make them clear as I go along. One will be the Atlanta Falcons. There are so many aspects of the NFL and trying to cover them all would drive me crazy. I want to focus on a team that means something to me and is geographically makes sense for me to cover.

I will also start the process of shaping up the draft board for 2014’s Draft class as we go along. Not a post every day, but a good, solid round up of things every few days will most likely be what I go with.


As for now, here is an updated list of the Atlanta Falcon’s Undrafted Free Agent Signings, courtesy of


QB Seth Doege, Texas Tech
RB Ronnie Wingo, Arkansas*
RB Donald Russell, Georgia State
WR Darius Johnson, SMU
WR Martel Moore, NIU

WR Rashad Evans, Fresno State
GG Theo Goins, UCF*
OL Alex Savoie, McNeese St
OL Ryan Schrader, Valdosta State
OL Terren Jones, Alabama State
C Corey Howard, Central Arkansas
C Matt Smith, Kentucky
DE Cam Henderson, UCF
DT Adam Replogle, Indiana*
LB Joplo Bartu, Texas State
LB Nick Clancy, Boston College
LB Paul Worrilow, Delaware
CB Momo Thomas, Colorado State

CB Saeed Lee, Alabama State
S Troy Sanders, Appalachian State
K Casey Barth, UNC*

P Sean Sellwood, Utah