NFL Draft By Team and Number of Picks

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Took some time to break down the draft order based on team and draft position... found some interesting facts while combing through the 254 picks... 

The 49ers lead the NFL with 14 picks this year while the Ravens are second with 12. The Patriots, Saints and Panthers are last with 5 picks but should the Steelers pass on matching offer for Emmanuel Sanders and the Pats give up their 3rd rounder to Pittsburgh, the formerly pick-covetous Patriots will have the fewest selections in the NFL. 

While the Niners and Ravens have the most picks, it's interesting to note the Niners have 7 picks in the first four rounds while the Ravens have seven of their 12 in the final 3 rounds.

Minnesota, Miami and Atlanta all have 11 picks. Pretty impressive haul for the Dolphins as 8 of those selections come in the first 5 rounds. Seattle and Cincinnati each have 10.

19 of the 32 teams have between 6-8 picks to add to their team and that could swing the pendulum significantly based on what some of the richer teams offer in terms of trade.

Anyway, here's the chart- hope you enjoy the colors. Find your team and imagine the possibilities!!!

NFC WEST

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

TOTAL

SF

31

34, 61

74, 93

128, 131C

157, 164

180

227, 237, 246C, 252C

14

SEA

TO MINN

56

87

123

138, 158

194

220, 231, 241C, 242C

10

ST. L

16, 22

46

78

113

149

184

222

8

AZ

7

38

69

103

140

174, 176

0

7

AFC WEST

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

TOTAL

DEN

28

58

90

125

161

0

234

6

SD

11

45

76

110

145

179

221

7

OAK

3

TO CINCI

66

100

0

172, 205

209, 219

7

KC

1

TO SF

63, 96C

99

134

170, 204

207

8

NFC NORTH

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

TOTAL

GB

26

55

88

122

159

193

232

7

CHI

20

50

TO MIAMI

117

153, 167C

188

0

6

DET

5

36

65

132C

137

171

211, 245C

8

MINN

23, 25

52

83

102, 120

155

189

213, 214, 229

11

AFC NORTH

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

TOTAL

PITT

17

48

79

115

150

186, 206C

223

8

CLE

6

0

68

104

139

173, 175

0

6

CINCI

21

37, 53

84

118

156

190, 197

240C, 251C

10

BALT

32

62

94

129, 130C

165, 168C

199, 200, 203C

238, 247C

12

NFC SOUTH

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

TOTAL

TB

13

43

73

112, 126

147

181, 196

0

8

CAR

14

44

TO SF

108

148

182

0

5

NO

15

0 FORFEIT

75

109

144

183

0

5

ATL

30

60

92

127, 133C

163

198

236, 243C, 244C, 249C

11

AFC SOUTH

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

TOTAL

INDY

24

TO MIAMI

86

121

TO SF

192

230, 254C

6

TENN

10

30

70, 97C

107

142

202C

216, 248C

9

JAX

2

33

64

98

135

169

208

7

HOU

27

57

89, 95C

124

160

195, 201C

233

9

NFC EAST

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

TOTAL

DAL

18

47

80

114

151

185

TO MIAMI

6

PHILLY

4

35

67

101

136

TO CLE

210, 212, 218, 239C

9

WA

TO STL

51

85

119

154, 162

191

228

7

NYG

19

49

81

116

152

187

225, 253C

8

AFC EAST

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

7TH

TOTAL

NE

29

59

91

TO TB

TO WA

TO CINCI

226, 235

5

MIA

12

42, 54

77, 82

111

146, 166C

TO SF

217, 224, 250C

11

NYJ

9

39

72

106

141

178

215

7

BUFF

8

41

71

105

143

177

0

6

 

 

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Jules From The Gridiron 4-9-13

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JULES FROM THE GRIDIRON 4-9-13

The Oakland Raiders are turning into the New Orleans Saints Lite (minus the quarterback, receiving corp, tight end, defensive line, or Super Bowl ring, but close huh…) thanks to the latest free agent acquisition from Tuesday. Oakland signed safety Usama Young, entering his 7th year in the league, he spent the last two seasons in Cleveland, but won a Super Bowl ring with the Saints in 2009, having spent the first 4 years in the NFL as a reserve for Payton and family. He is reunited in Oakland with Tracy Porter, a key to the Saints Super Bowl win as another piece to a puzzle Reggie McKenzie is busily putting together…

The Raiders are building their roster 1 1-year deal at a time, thanks largely in part to a serious issue with dead cap money. They added former 1st rounder Mike Jenkins with a 1-year deal and resigned Andre Carter (started 12 games in 2012 for the team) through the 2013 season.

It’s hard for me to ignore the Raiders are smartly adding pieces that could offer some production on the field and more importantly, leadership in the locker room.

From Matt Flynn, Tracy Porter, Michael Jenkins, now Young… none of the names jump off a page, but with leadership and solidarity, it’s amazing what a TEAM of football players can accomplish. I’m not saying the Raiders are a playoff team, or even close, but when you look at the process of rebuilding a team, and laying a foundation for franchise culture, it’s clear that McKenzie is willing to napalm the past and start with clean slate. This year is difficult because of the finances, but 2014, the Raiders will be significant players in free agency, and see some true results of the new regime.

That’s the first and likely LAST time I start Jules From the Gridiron with Raiders news—especially given the incredible news about the 49ers…

For the first time since 1979, the Niners led the league -not only in being the greatest team and the beat behind my heart (that’s been since 1981)-- but also in merchandising. They are the only team outside the Eastern Time Zone in the top 5. Also rounding out that list is some team that replaced the Colts in Baltimore (I might still be hurting about the game in New Orleans this past February), Giants, Redskins, Steelers and Patriots.

And setting a new ALL-TIME record in jersey sales is the man with the most famous 3 letters in sports… RG3 – ok, so there’s a number in there too… How about another famous 3 letters? Like, ACL? More specifically: his.  There’s still questions about his return despite Dr. James Andrews saying his recovery has been ‘super human’- he’s saying he’s not coming back until he’s ready. Can’t argue with the man after seeing that sad playoff game against Seattle. Redskins fans are still hurting over that, I’m sure.

Also on the list of jersey sales- Tim Tebow beat out Russell Wilson, but JJ Watt represents for the Texans and coming in second behind RG3 is PFM- Manning, the elder son. Eli comes in 9th.

Here’s the list- thanks to NFL.com

Top-selling NFL player jerseys

Rank

Player

1

Robert Griffin III

2

Peyton Manning

3

Ray Lewis

4

Colin Kaepernick

5

Tom Brady

6

Andrew Luck

7

Aaron Rodgers

8

Victor Cruz

9

Eli Manning

10

Patrick Willis

11

Rob Gronkowski

12

J.J. Watt

13

Tim Tebow

14

Russell Wilson

15

Marshawn Lynch

Bad news for Charger fans is good news for Cowboy fans. Free agent right tackle Eric Winston is done talking with San Diego, for now, anyway. The Cowboys were also in the mix and while it’d be good to have Winston, a workhorse and great locker room guy, in San Diego, I think Cowboy fans would love a reason to let Doug Free find a job selling cars and let Winston be their right tackle.

Ever busted a leg? Think throwing a band-aid on that thing would help at all? Well, Doug Marrone isn’t thinking the Bills signing Kevin Kolb is much of a help either. Good backup? Yes. Franchise guy that shifts draft priority? Not a chance. "I do not think it really is going to change the philosophy on the draft," Marrone said, via the team's official site. "I think that when the position comes, whatever is best for our team to get better, I think we will go ahead and choose that player -- whoever it may be.” Smart call coach.

Ok, I’m off to scoop free ice cream for EVERYONE at Ben and Jerry’s to help raise money for Guide Dogs of the Desert and eat the extra stuff. And by extra stuff, I mean, everything I can get my hands on.

 

 

Jules From The Gridiron 4-4-13

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 “Jules From The Gridiron” 4-4-13

It’s a general policy of mine to not make news of a single tweet- but THIS particular tweet was so spectacular that I am going to: You can officially count Joe Montana as a fan of the direction the 49ers are heading with this offseason. He tweeted: “Nnamdi Asomugha & Colt McCoy make #49ers stronger! Cant wait for the draft #49erfans.” … Love that he used the #hashtag and even more so that I agree with him completely. Can. Not. Wait. For the draft.

It’s interesting that Tom Brady was at USC throwing to the likes Wes Welker and Danny Amendola, and Wednesday he was throwing to Terrell Owens, which is particularly unique, although hardly worthy of significant commentary, except, someone failed to tell Owens that there’s a little difference between UCLA and USC because he tweeted, “Bout to get this work out in @ ucla w/T Brady, M Cassel ans the fellas...check it out…” And then he posted a picture. That’s quality. And proof why I generally don’t use tweets as news… So lets get back to the real Jules from the Gridiron…

The Cardinals announced Wednesday that inside linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Washington can participate in all offseason and preseason activities. Cards Head Coach Bruce Arians said in a statement: "Adversity and dealing with it is part of the business but when it's avoidable like this was, it's particularly tough. One of the biggest things we preach is accountability; Daryl knows that and our team knows that. We will deal with this and others will have to step up until he's back. I'm confident they will."

Considering he has leading a young team, rookie qb and his great-friend/head coach in the hospital as unavoidable adversity Arians faced last year with the Colts, losing a versatile player like Washington is an inconvenience, but barely a blip on the radar.

From the “Good Lord, NO PLEASE” file: there are “sources” that tell CBS Sports Mike Freeman that “a lot of teams” are following JaMarcus Russell’s comeback story and there’s a “good chance” he gets a second shot. He’s been working with Jeff Garcia and Mark Sanchez and we wish him (and by we, I mean everyone NOT espousing themselves as a Raiders fan) the best of luck, but I don’t buy that a lot of teams are considering giving him a second shot.

We all know that the man can sneeze and the ball will go 70 yards, but the game is about timing routes and decision making more than ever before, two things Russell failed at spectacularly in Oakland. So will his comeback story turn heads? Absolutely, it should, he’s a great athlete. But teams should exhaust their due diligence before getting attached.

Tomorrow’s edition: why HGH matters so much and why Congress SHOULD get involved…

 

Jules From The Gridiron 4-8-13

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Jules From The Gridiron 4-7-13

Championship Edition! 

From the “Who’s Got The Concussion Now” department: Joe Flacco is set to play Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film called “Unitas We Stand” … Joe Unitas, Johnny’s son, who I met while in New Orleans for the Super Bowl, said the Baltimore ties are what were so important, plus, he said in a phone interview with SI.com, “I think it's great that Joe just won the Super Bowl with the Ravens and was Most Valuable Player in the game. A lot of the way Joe plays and his demeanor reminds me a lot of my dad. He's not a rah-rah guy. He throws a touchdown and maybe there's a little fist pump. He understands his job is all about winning and he does a phenomenal job leading the offense and the team and obviously they've developed a lot of trust after becoming a champion. He's an awesome teammate and great leader of the team."

Fair enough. And not that any actor now-a-days can accurately depict Unitas’s toughness, his determination, his talent and wrap it up into the garbage-man-next-door persona, but Flacco just got paid a $120million+ contract. There’s something very wrong about the guy who got a record NFL deal playing the great Unitas. Just it.

From the “Captain Obvious Breaking News Department”:  Raiders waive former 1st round pick Rolando “Big Body” McClain…. Ok, I gave him the “Big Body” nickname. Never really stuck because he never played up to it. The former Crimson Tide standout was too busy complaining about the organization on social media and getting arrested to play football. This year will be tough for the Silver and Black, but 2014 will be far brighter as their dead cap money comes off the books and they can spend again.

WHEN WILL THE HURTING STOP???

Because Detroit fans aren’t tired enough of having their hearts ripped out and trampled, certainly by the Lions, then the Tigers, and once again, the Lions are priming for some metaphorical puppy punting, as they signed former 49er David Akers, who nearly lost his job to Billy Cundiff who was axed from the Ravens after costing them a chance in the Super Bowl. After 21 years, Jason Hanson retired, and the Lions were looking for a new way to become a punchline. Enters Akers. Now- it should be stated that Akers led the NFL in points in back-to-back years (’10-’11), becoming the first player since Marshall Faulk did it 2000-2001. And we should give him credit for leading the NFC for 4 straight years, and he did lay new ink in history with his best season debuting for the Niners in 2011, but this is the guy who couldn’t convert a field goal to beat the Rams.

Revis can’t go to his Island… If Revis holds out, apparently it’ll cost him $3 million. And sports fans everywhere breathe a heavy sigh of relief knowing there won’t be a Revis holdout this off season.

 A clause in Revis’ contract requires him to participate in voluntary workouts in order to receive bonus money, according to ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini.

From the report: When Revis renegotiated his contract in 2010, following his second holdout in three years, he agreed to a clause that requires his attendance in all offseason activities — even non-mandatory workouts, sources said.

If Revis doesn’t participate in approximately 80 percent of the workouts, he will forfeit not only a $1 million workout bonus, but two other bonuses — a $1 million roster bonus (triggered March 17, but payable at a later date) and a $1 million reporting bonus at the start of training camp.

They’re tied together, providing significant financial motivation to attend. It was the Jets’ way of making sure Revis stays on his best behavior, an aspect of his four-year, $46 million contract that was kept relatively quiet — until now.

So he might be on the trade block, but he’s still got to show up at camp.

Ever wonder what’s on Steve Spurrier’s mind? Well, apparently, if you just ask him, he’ll tell you EXACTLY what’s on his mind: He wasn’t happy that the USC Trojans garnered more national media than his USC Gamecocks, and was talking with a beat reporter about the injustice…

Josh Kendall of The State tweeted Spurrier’s comments:

Josh Kendall@JoshatTheState

Steve Spurrier: “I noticed both USCs had their pro timing day today. One of them finished No. 7 in the country, the other was not (1/4)

in the Top 25, yet ESPN decided to go out to the one in California which did not finish in the Top 25 and televise their day live. (2/4)

It’s interesting that (ESPN) doesn’t come around here on signing day, they don’t come around here on pro timing day, and yet (3/4)

they want us to play all these Thursday night games. Maybe we need to consider playing on that new network, FoxSports 1" (4/4)

I always appreciate a coach going to bat for his guys… and Spurrier makes a great point here. Lattimore got a standing ovation from the media at his pro day… Barkley barely received a golf clap.

It might come as a shock, but the hard-living Rob Gronkowski might be out for a while longer due to an infection. According to multiple sources familiar with the situation, Gronkowski has been battling an infection in the area around where a second metal plate was installed to repair his broken left forearm and his readiness for the season is in jeopardy. This sounds knarly and likely is. Now that Gronk might be down and we know Wes Welker is out, you just have to wonder how Tom Brady is responding to all this.

Tomorrow’s Jules From the Gridiron: recapping today’s remarkable charity auction of Hugh McElhenney’s Hall of Fame jacket!!

 

Jules From The Gridiron 4-3-13

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Jules From The Gridiron 4-3-13

Busted out some fist pumps and judo chopped the air when news broke Tuesday afternoon that Nnamdi Asomugha agreed to a 1-year deal with the 49ers. Niners love to play man coverage which was where Asomugha excelled with the Raiders. When he took the big money in Philly, both he and the Eagles lost because they misused his talents, putting him in zone coverage on a team that lacked pass rush. Bad combination. In the Niners’ system, with that pass rush, with those linebackers, and Fangio's scheme, Asomugha will feel at home, we’ll see those cover skills invigorated and the man that meant so much to the bay area can return to helping young athletes and his community. Really a win-win. That being said, the Niners still need safety help. After letting Dashon Goldson go to the Bucs, they haven’t signed another safety worthy of starting.

Brian Banks, the former USC recruit who was falsely accused of rape and then exhonorated has been signed by the Atlanta Falcons. Banks said it’s taken some time to get back into “football shape” after his prison term, but this is a true redemption story every NFL head coach would love to offer his younger players to illustrate the realities of being around the wrong people. Whether Banks makes the final roster is still up in the air, but when the Falcons had a fully fueled Burner in Turner, they were a very balanced running team, but over the past couple years got away from that. Not saying Banks is the key, but he had a bruising style of play before prison, I’m eager to see if that continues.

NFL MANDATES FROM ON HIGH!!! The NFL is mandating that starting next season the home locker room must have a video camera recording through half-time and such and is “suggesting” that teams use this footage for video content on their mobile apps, etc… Here’s the deal: If there’s a camera on someone, they’re performing. The locker room isn’t a place a player should have to think about performing, especially during half time when the game's on the line and they have to figure out how to stop a potent opponent. I get the NFL is looking to exploit every means of revenue source and God bless 'em for being Capitalists, but you have to look at the “Opportunity Cost” of doing this. Coaches want what happens in the locker roomed aired for public consumption as much as you’d want your family’s personal matters public (and since I’m confident Kris Kardashian doesn’t read ‘Jules from the Gridiron’, I feel confident in saying this…).

There are some places that should remain private and it shouldn’t be tough for a player to find those places. The NFL says using this video footage is “optional” despite the camera being mandated… but it won’t be long until the owners see the bottom line, recognize the demand and provide the supply. At the cost of the players. So if they players make more money in return, then fine. But overall, too much exposure CAN be a bad thing. Just ask the Kardashians.

Lastly, according to Baltimore Sun columnist, Mike Preston, offered a note in his off season report that John Harbaugh wanted Ed Reed back in Baltimore as much as he wanted a "root canal" and remarked how the national media acted like there was a bidding war between the Ravens and other teams. Further media reports have circulated this story and built it into a narrative that because Reed and Bernard Pollard launched a near “mutiny” that Harbaugh didn’t want them returning to the team. Upon initial consideration, these headlines grab attention and are paying some bills with lots of clicks. But once you READ the full story and apply some basic common sense, you’ll see there’s very little substance to this issue.

Back in October, the Ravens suffered a tough loss, the most lopsided in the Harbaugh era, a 43-13 loss to the Texans. After their bye week, Harbaugh said the team was practicing in pads, the veterans groaned, other players piped up with dissent and the whole team had a big “group therapy” session, according to Mike Silver’s reporting for Yahoo Sports, that aired grievances, set the record straight and showcased Harbaugh's gracious leadership. The story illustrated progress that’s healthy in all relationships built on open communication. Assistant coaches were commending Harbaugh’s ability to take criticism without taking offense and overall the team saw this alleged “mutiny” as a positive thing.  So now, somehow, a man who was mature enough to withstand a team “mutiny” and weather that storm to a Super Bowl ring was no longer tolerant enough to have Reed or Pollard as part of his team moving forward?? Not buying that. Rather, the Ravens knew they had to pay Flacco the big money and with that, hand the reigns of the team from Ray Lewis and Ed Reed to their quarterback. Plus, there were other teams that would pay more for Reed and his leadership than the Ravens would be willing to spend for his declining talent. Simple business.

But this is a classic case of the media reading far too heavily into one set of circumstances and not taking the whole picture into consideration when reporting on comings and goings of players. 

So the bottom line of your ‘Jules From The Gridiron:’ No need to make it personal in the headlines when it wasn’t in the board room. 

 

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