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Time to Panic?

Week 4 is a noted turning point for many NFL teams as they look to close out the first quarter of the NFL Season. All of the talk in the media and through the fans has been focused on the the Refs and the replacement situation, however there are a handful of teams that have gotten off to slow starts. Is it time for these slow starters to start to panic? Is there an increased sense of urgency for those looki ...

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Vikings: Meet the 2012 Draft Class

ROUND 1: Matt Kalil, T, Southern Cal The Vikings traded down for extra picks in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds, and added a franchise left tackle to an offensive line that has been in decline for years. Kalil allows second-year quarterback Christian Ponder to progress without having to worry about getting clobbered on a consistent basis. A prototype left tackle with long arms, Kalil should be able to ...

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Bears: Meet the 2012 Draft Class

ROUND 1: Shea McCllelin, DE, Boise State McClellin comes in immediately as a situational pass rusher on the left side, and will also play extensively on special teams. At 6-3, 260 pounds, he is a bit undersized to be an every-down defensive end on the left side, and actually had to put on 12 pounds after the Senior Bowl to weight 260. In the Bears' scheme, he could move even to right end at times with Juliu ...

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Packers: Meet the 2012 Draft Class

Round 1: Nick Perry, DE, Southern Cal Defensive coordinator Dom Capers needed a pass rusher and that's what he's getting with Perry. The question is, will he at 270 pounds be able to play outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews? A lot of that will depend on how he carries that weight and whether he is able to adjust to playing in space. The main reason Perry was targeted was his excellent size and speed r ...

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Lions: Meet the 2012 Draft Class

ROUND 1: Riley Reiff, T, Iowa Reiff was widely considered the second-best offensive tackle in the draft and could compete for immediate playing time with the Lions even though they return their entire starting line from a season ago. He can play either guard or tackle position and might be a long-term replacement for Jeff Backus at left tackle. Backus had two major injuries last year, but has never missed a ...

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