Elizabeth Geli reports on some more potentially stock-destroying news for USC linebackers Clay Matthews and Brian Cushing. Geli alleges Matthews started a facebook group called 'White Nation', with subsequent offensive material. Cushing, along with teammates David Buehler, Dan Deckas and Dallas Sartz are said to have joined the group on the social networking site. If Geli's report is found to be true, what was allegedly intended as a 'joke' could turn out to be one of the stupidest mistakes ever made by a potential NFL draftee.
Frank Cooney takes a look at the quarter backs available in the 2009 NFL Draft. I think Seattle will probably take a quarter back at some stage. There's a huge drop off after the top three (Stafford, Sanchez, Freeman) and we might not see another QB leave the board until the 5th or 6th round. This might be one of the reasons why Seattle are reported to be high on Sanchez. Tim Ruskell admits the team are 'in the zone' with regard to looking for a future replacement for Hasselbeck but there's no Chad Henne or Brian Brohm in round two this year.
Mike Mayock and Charley Casserly discuss some of the risks involved in the NFL draft. Casserley offers some good insight into the thought process of NFL GM's. He was the man credited with selecting Mario Williams for the Houston Texans in 2006. He has some specific concerns about Brian Orakpo, suggesting he's inconsistent.
Mayock also offers some thoughts on prospects who's stock is rising and falling. As is the popular opinion right now, he thinks there's a chance Mark Sanchez goes fourth overall - propelling the stock of Josh Freeman possibly into the top 15 picks. Percy Harvin is slated for a drop due to off the field concerns, as is Illinois corner back Vontae Davis.
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