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Pro Football Hall of Fame - Canton, Oh. - Ceremony - Aug. 7, 2010 (7 p.m., ESPN)
Hall of Fame Game - Cowboys vs. Bengals, Aug. 8, 8 p.m.
Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith Head NFL Hall Inductees
Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith were both mid first round selections who performed Pro Bowl levels throughout their long NFL careers. Today, Rice and Smith will be inducted together into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio ranking as the top performers at their positions over their pro careers.
Rice and Smith broke numerous NFL records and established themselves as the top receiver and top rusher in league history. They were automatic incucees in this years' talented HOF class. Rice and Smith each won three Super Bowls and was the MVP in one of their teams wins. Smith was also the 1993 league MVP.
Rice became the NFL's career receiving and TDs leader while Smith earned the leagues' all time top rusher. They will be joined in the Hall by John Randle, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Floyd Little and Dick LeBeau. Little and LeBeau were elected as senior committee nominees.
Seven New Hall of Fame Players
Russ Grimm - Guard - 6'3" 275 lbs.
Career: 1981-1991 Washington Redskins - 11 seasons, 140 games
Rickey Jackson - Linebacker - 6'2" 245 lbs.
Career: 1981-1993 NO Saints, 1994-95 SF 49ers - 15 seasons, 227 games
Dick LeBeau - Cornerback - 6'1" 185 lbs.
Career: 1959-1972 Detroit Lions - 14 seasons, 185 games
Floyd Little - Running Back - 5'10" 200 lbs.
Career: 1967-1975 Denver Broncos - 9 seasons, 117 games
John Randle - Defensive Tackle - 6'1" 280 lbs.
Career: 1990-2000 Minnesota Vikings - 2001-03 Seahawks. 14 seasons, 219 games
Jerry Rice - Wide Receiver - 6'2" 200 lbs.
Career: 1985-2000 SF 49ers, 2001-04 Raiders, 2004 Seahawks. 20 seasons, 303 games.
Emmitt Smith - Running Back - 5'9" 210 lbs.
Career: 1990-2002 Dallas Cowboys, 2003-04 Cardinals. 15 seasons, 226 games.
Mallett Heads SEC First Team and Unitas Award List
Photo - QB Ryan Mallett
University of Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett has been named to both the SEC first team and Manning Award watch list, it was announced this week. Mallett was the only player in the SEC to throw five-or-more TD passes in three different games while leading the league in both 300-yard (5) and 400-yard performances (2). Mallett threw 30 TD passes last season which is the highest total for any returning playing in the league. He was a finalist for the Manning Award last year as well.
2010 SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team (* - Tie)
Pos. / Name / School / Ht. / Wt. / Class
QB Ryan Mallett - Arkansas - 6-6, 238 - Jr.
RB Mark Ingram - Alabama - 5-10, 215 - Jr.
RB Derrick Locke - Kentucky - 5-9, 190 - Sr.
WR A.J. Green - Georgia - 6-4, 205 - Jr.
WR Julio Jones - Alabama - 6-4, 220 - Jr.
TE D.J. Williams - Arkansas - 6-2, 251 - Sr.
OL Clint Boling - Georgia - 6-5, 310 - Sr.
OL Carl Johnson - Florida - 6-5, 360 - Sr.
OL Barrett Jones - Alabama - 6-4, 301 - So.
OL Lee Ziemba - Auburn - 6-8, 391 - Sr.
C Mike Pouncey - Florida - 6-4, 310 - Sr.
Pos. Name / School Ht. / Wt. / Class
DL Marcell Dareus - Alabama - 6-4, 306 - Jr.
DL Jerrell Powe - Ole Miss - 6-2, 320 - Sr.
DL Cliff Matthews - South Carolina - 6-4, 260 - Sr.
LB Josh Bynes - Auburn - 6-2, 235 - Sr.
LB Dont’a Hightower - Alabama - 6-4, 258 - So.
LB Chris Marve - Vanderbilt - 6-0, 232 - Jr.
LB Kelvin Sheppard - LSU - 6-3, 239 - Sr.
DB Mark Barron - Alabama - 6-2, 210 - Jr.
DB Patrick Peterson - LSU - 6-1, 211 - Jr.
DB Stephon Gilmore - South Carolina - 6-1, 188 - So.
DB Janoris Jenkins - Florida - 5-11, 186 - Jr.
Pos. / Name / School / Ht. / Wt. / Class
PK Blair Walsh - Georgia - 5-10, 191 - Jr.
P Drew Butler - Georgia - 6-2, 207 - Jr.
RS Warren Norman - Vanderbilt - 5-10, 192 - So.
AP Randall Cobb - Kentucky - 5-11, 186 - Jr.
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NFL 2010 NFL Dates
June 1 - Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned unrestricted free agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if player is not signed by another club by July 22. Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights.
June 15 - Deadline for old clubs to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of 110 percent of previous years salary.
July 22 - Deadline for franchise players to sign new contracts. Signing period ends at 4 p.m. (ET) for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.
Aug. 7 - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Canton, Ohio
Aug. 8 - Hall of Fame Game (Cincinnati vs. Dallas)
Aug. 12-16 - First preseason weekend
Aug. 31 - Roster cut down to maximum of 75 players
Sept. 4 - Roster cut down to maximum of 53 players
Sept. 9-13 - NFL 2010 Kickoff Weekend
Oct. 19 - NFL Trading deadline
Oct. 31 - International Series, London, England - San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
Nov. 16 - Signing deadline for franchise players
2011 NFL Dates
Jan. 2 - Regular season ends
Jan. 8-9 - Wild Card Weekend
Jan. 15-16 - Divisional Playoffs
Jan. 23 - NFC & AFC Conference Championships
Jan. 30 - Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii
Feb. 6 - Super Bowl XLV, Dallas,Texas
NFL Mini Camp and OTA Dates
Team: Mini-camp: Rookies/ Veterans Dates - OTC Dates
Arizona: April 30-May 2 - OTA - May 18-20, May 25-27, June 1-4, June 7-10
Atlanta: May 7-9 - OTA - May 25-27, June 1, June 3-4, June 8-11, June 15-18
Baltimore: May 7-9 - OTA - May 17-20, May 24-27, June 7-10, June 15-16
Buffalo: May 7-9, June 23-25 - OTA - May 25-27, June 1-3, June 8-10, June 15-17, June 21-22
Carolina: April 30-May 2 - OTA - May 24-27, June 2-4, June 7-10, June 14-16
Chicago: April 30-May 2, May 21-23 - OTA June 2-3, June 7-10, June 14-17, June 21-24
Cincinnati: April 30-May 2, June 15-17 - OTA - May 11, May 13, May 18-20, May 25, May 27, June 1-3, June 8, June 10, June 14
Cleveland:April 30-May 2 June 10-12 - OTA - May 17-19, May 24-25, May 27, June 1-3, June 7-8
Dallas:April 30-May 2. June 11-13 - OTA - May 17-19, May 24-26, June 1-3, June 8-10
Denver: April 30-May 2, June 11-13 - OTA - May 17-19, May 24-27, June 2-4, June 7-9
Detroit: April 30-May 2, June 23-25 - OTA April 20, May 4, May 6, May 11, May 13, May 18, May 20, May 24-25, May 27, June 1, June 3, June 21-22
Green Bay: April 30-May 2, June 21-23 - OTA - May 17-20, June 1-3, June 8-10, June 15-17
Houston: June 14-16 - OTA - May 17-20, May 24-27, June 1-3, June 8-10
Indianapolis:April 30-May 2, June 4-6 - OTA - May 18, May 20, May 25, May 27, June 1-2, June 8, June 10-11
Jacksonville: May 1-3 - OTA - May 17-18, May 20, May 24-25, May 27, June 7-8, June 10, June 14-15, June 17, June 21-22
Kansas City: April 30-May 2, June 11-13 - OTA - May 17-19, May 24-25, May 27, June 1-3, June 7-9, June 14-15
Miami: April 30-May 2, May 28-30 - OTA - May 18-19, May 24, May 26, June 1, June 3, June 7, June 9-10, June 14, June 16
Minnesota: April 30-May 2, June 11-13 - OTA - May 18-21, May 24-27, June 1-4, June 7-8
New England: April 30-May 2, June 15-17 - OTA - May 24-27, June 1-4, June 7-8, June 10-11
New Orleans: May 7-9, June 4-6 - OTA - May 25-28, June 7-10, June 14-17
N.Y. Giants: April 30-May 2, June 15-17 - OTA - May 18, May 20-21, May 24-25, May 27, June 2, June 4, June 7-8, June 10-11
N.Y. Jets: April 30-May 2, June 14-16 - OTA - May 17-18, May 20, May 24-25, May 27, June 2-3, June 8, June 10
Oakland: April 30-May 2 - OTA - May 18-20, May 25-27 June 8-10, June 15-17
Philadelphia: April 30-May 2 - OTA - May 19-20, May 24-27, June 1-4, June 7-10
Pittsburgh: April 30-May 2 - OTA - April 19-20, May 18-20, May 25-27, June 1-3, June 8-10
St. Louis: April 30-May 2, June 10-12 - OTA - May 18, May 20, May 24-25, May 27, June 1-3, June 7-8, June 14-17
San Diego: May 7-8, May 26-28 - OTA - May 18-21, June 8-11, June 14-17
San Francisco: April 30-May 2, June 18-20 - OTA - April 30, May 17-20, June 7-8, June 10-11, June 14-16
Seattle:April 13-15, April 30-May 2, June 22-24 - OTA - May 11, May 13, May 18, May 20, May 25, May 27, June 8, June 10, June 15, June 17
Tampa Bay: April 30-May 2, June 21-23 - OTA - May 17-19, June 1-3, June 7-10, June 14-17
Tennessee: April 30-May 1 - OTA - April 27, April 29, May 11, May 13, May 18-19, May 25, May 27, June 14-15, June 17, June 22, June 24-25
Washington: April 16-18, May 7-9, June 16-18 - OTA - May 17-19, May 24-26, June 1-3, June 7-8, June 10-11 April 16-18 (voluntary),
Hindu Theory Players 2010
Hindu Theory - This DraftInsiders.com theory is a takeoff on our old friend, George Young, the former General Manager of the New York Giants. "If NFL General Managers and scouts had one common religion, it would be Hinduism because they all believe in reincarnation. They think every new player reminds them of some former NFL performer." This theory takes into account a players' projected NFL ability, size, body type, athleticism, skill set and upside potential as a pro.
Photo - DT Nda Suh - Nebraska
Current Player --- --- Reminds of
DT Ndamukong Suh - Albert Haynesworth
WR Dez Bryant - David Boston
TE Andrew Quarless - Visanthe Shiancoe
S Eric Berry - Ed Reed
RB C.J. Spiller - Tiki Barber
DE Jason Pierre-Paul - Jevon Kearse
WR Demaryius Thomas - Calvin Johnson
LB Brandon Graham - LaMarr Woodley
CB Jerome Murphy - Carlos Rogers
LB Sergio Kindle - Julian Peterson
TE Aaron Hernandez - Owen Daniels
S Earl Thomas - Bob Sanders
WR Carlton Mitchell - Miles Austin
CB Kyle Wilson - Leodis McKelvin
LB Navorro Bowman - Ernie Sims
S Taylor Mays - Adrian Wilson
RB Ryan Mathews - Marshawn Lynch
DT Linval Joseph - Shaun Cody
RB LeGarrette Blount - LenDale White
DT Arthur Jones - Tommie Harris
TE Jermaine Gresham - Daniel Graham
LB Eric Norwood - Elvis Dumervil
DL Tyson Alualu - Dwan Edwards
WR Taylor Price - Anthony Gonzalez
NT Dan Williams - Jamal Williams
LB Dekoda Watson - Rocky McIntosh
CB A.J. Jefferson - Mike McKenzie
DT Terrence Cody - Vince Wilfork
LB Jerry Hughes - Shaun Phillips
RB Jon Dwyer - Beanie Wells
CB Brandon Ghee - Nate Clements
DE Greg Hardy - Mathias Kiwanuka
CB Chris Cook - Brian Kelly
WR Arrelious Benn - Eddie Kennison
LB Thaddeus Gibson - Kamerion Wimbley
CB Joe Haden - Antoine Winfield
TE Ed Dickson - Randy McMichael
RB Dexter McCluster - Darren Sproles
DT Lamarr Houston - John McCargo
CB Perrish Cox - Kelvin Hayden
RB Ben Tate - Michael Turner
LB Donald Butler - Leroy Hill
TE Brody Eldridge - Brandon Manumaleuna
CB Kareem Jackson - Ty Law
CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah - Charles Tillman
DE Alex Carrington - Marcus Spears
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Scouting Report - OG Mike Iupati - Idaho - Hindu Theory - Jahri Evans - Saints
Photo - Guard Mike Iupati - Idaho
Mike Iupati is our highest rated guard prospect and a rare #1 pick at the position. He has improved our the critical postseason from the Senior Bowl through the NFL Combine. He may be selected as early as the 15th overall selection by the Giants with the Steelers, Bengals and Patriots all interested in him in the first round. He is our highest rated guard prospect since Steve Hutchinson was selected in the first round by the Seahawks in the NFL Draft 2001.
Mike Iupati #77 - 6’5” 330 lbs. - Idaho - Sp. 5.2 - Rating 90
Physical aggressive senior guard has been a three-year starter earning WAC first team honors over his late career. Mike is an imposing physical blocker who started at guard and graded out exceptionally high over his late college stay that should earn him a first round selection in April. He is an aggressive blocker who gets the most out of his athleticism, relying on sound technique, very good functional strength and the toughness the position demands. He is a powerfully built lineman that has good agility and footwork to carry all the assignments along the line. He plays with sound leverage, strong leg drive with a forceful hand punch to grade out high consistently. He has long arms that indicate he could also line up at tackle, though his initial playing time should be inside and probably as a starting rookie. He displays the toughness and aggressiveness to win vs NFL caliber defenders and uses his wrestling experience to gain quick leverage in matchups. He is a player who never lets down, going hard from snap to whistle the entire game. He has a very strong leg drive and is able create consistently good movement blocking inline. He can direct, wall off and sustain well inline and is also effective on short pulls. He has the look of a very likely rookie starting guard in the right setting. He is cut in the mold of a tough aggressive NFL guard like Jahri Evans with the nasty demeanor that scouts seek in a starting lineman and the footwork and functional strength to carry out all the assignments. He comes out of his stance quickly with good positioning and a fast hand punch that gains early control and jars an opponent. He is a physical blocker who locks on with strong hands and moves his feet to steer a defender with the ability to finish with power. He is effective when pulling and is able to adjust and get adequate fits when blocking on the 2nd level despite average footspeed. As a pass blocker, he can slide laterally, mirror and adjust to secondary rush moves, though he needs to get his hands on a defender early to gain a quick advantage. He anchors well vs the bull rush with the fine functional strength and agility to contain defenders consistently and sustains his blocks well. He works hard to finish and will bury defenders often, showing the nasty demeanor of that of top NFL linemen. At times, he can play high that negates his power and also gets out of position by being overly aggressive. He needs to play technically sound and within himself to be highly effective. As a drive blocker, he is a tough physical competitor that gets into his blocks quickly with nice movement, relying on his strong hands to control a defender and finish with a powerful leg drive to get movement. He is a competitive lineman who is usually a sound technician with the physical and mental ability to play in the NFL. He has terrific functional strength to handle the big NFL 320 lb.+ tackles. He gets consistent movement with the ability to flip his hips and seal with good lower body power to finish each block. After extensive experience at a few positions, he shows the ability to pick up stunts and blitzes, though he needs further work on his assignments. He is less effective in space where his marginal foot speed can break down. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’5” and 331 lbs. with 34.3/4” arm length. He ran a 5.31 time with 27 reps and did a 27.5” VL and a 7’8” BJ. At the Senior Bowl, he graded out well vs top competition, though raw in some techniques. Physical durable blue-collar lineman with fine AA, good technique and the intangibles to make it all work. Good first round pick with the skill set and intangibles to start as a rookie. Blue-chip prospect with the skills to be a long time starter with development at possibly both guard and tackle. Definite top 25 value and future Pro Bowl guard.
Draft Projection: 1st Round