• Michael Vick is a man of superstition, but that won’t stop him from wanting to beat out Peyton Hillis and grace the cover of Maddden 2012.
  • Packers general manager Ted Thompson sounds like he enjoys reading the analysis and over-analysis on each draft prospect as much as we enjoy writing it. But he wants you to be aware that the “experts” don’t know what they’re talking about.
  • People in Dallas–and everywhere, for that matter–generally pay close attention when Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News rolls out his draft predictions. Maybe that’s because in the vast wasteland of mock drafts invading your computer screen right about now (check out our final mocks on Thursday morning!), Gosselin has been rated the most accurate prognosticator over the last five years by The Huddle. As far as his hometown Cowboys are concerned, Gosselin tabbed Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt for Dallas’ ninth overall pick.
  • Much like we did in early March, the boys over at Inside the Iggles pondered the potential mind-numbing and dangerous boredom of Sundays without football, and the mere thought was petrifying. So they came up with a list of ideas for Sunday activities that includes building a cell phone app, and fantasy fishing.
  • Tyson Jackson has shown only brief flashes of his potential in Kansas City after the defensive end had 18.5 career sacks at LSU, and was drafted with the third overall pick in 2009. He needs to improve this year, or risk having his time with the Chiefs come to an abrupt end.
  • We’ve been in that time of the year for a while now when character concerns regarding a draft pick can be either dead on, or drastically overblown. On Thursday–or more likely, Friday–we’ll find out the true feelings around the NFL on Ryan Mallett‘s character, a quarterback who has widely been pegged as the draft’s best pure passer. Maybe that’s why Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun has him being selected by Miami with their 15th overall pick. In Hensley’s mock Mallett is also one of four quarterbacks coming off the board in the top 15.

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