Cam Newton was the big winner at the college football awards – winning the Maxwell and the O’Brien. No surprises that Justin Blackmon won the Biletnikoff or that Patrick Peterson won the Bednarik. Da’Quan Bowers rightly won the Nagurski.
Mocking the draft keep us up to date with Jonathan Baldwin (WR, Pittsburgh) and the will he/won’t he nature of his choice over declaring for the NFL Draft. Baldwin will be available for next April and carries a grade in round two.
Todd McShay takes a look at the key match-ups from the scheduled bowl games. Jake Locker (vs Nebraska) is listed – but Locker also falls to #32 on McShay’s latest rankings. The top three are Luck, Bowers and Fairley.
Mel Kiper provides a podcast discussing the pro-prospects of Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Ryan Mallett. He also looks at how important it is for young QB’s to be strong mentally when entering the NFL.
NFL Draft Bible is keeping up a tracker on the prospects invited to the Senior Bowl. Not all of these guys will necessarily show up at Mobile, but it’ll be interesting to see if Locker, Christian Ponder and Colin Kaepernick attend.
Rob Rang lists a couple of fast risers that aren’t getting much attention. Brooks Reed (DE, Arizona) is someone I’ve mentioned before and Rang discusses him here. Keep an eye on this pass rusher, he’s an option for Seattle at the LEO position. Curtis Marsh (CB, Utah State) also gets some love.
Walter Cherepinsky takes a look at the 2012 draft. He has Matt Barkley (QB, USC) going first overall. He will be the favorite to be the top pick going into the 2011 college football season. The Seahawks pick in the top ten here – let’s hope that isn’t the case after the ’11 season.
Draft Breakdown provide excellent video highlights of prospects. This link takes you to Jake Locker vs Arizona State and the match-up between Gabe Carimi and Cameron Heyward.