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- Jason Lisk at The Big Lead did some pretty cool research on trading first-round picks and how it's worked out for teams. Well, it's not like stat-heavy or anything (Lisk does some really good stuff on that end), but he still breaks down whether or not dealing future first-round picks is a good move or not. Obviously, a lot of it has to do with the drafting acumen of the team receiving the pick and the inability of the current team do draft correctly, and three deals are listed as "too early" (I'd say pretty clearly Denver lost the Alphonso Smith deal, the Panthers lost the Everette Brown deal and won the Jeff Otah deal) but the pretty obvious answer is that no, no it does not work out.
- Former NFL player Matt Bowen wonders, over at the National Football Post, whether or not we "are judging Cam Newton already?" My answer would be "yes, we are judging him, but no we should not be judging him."
- Doug Farrar has a good list of the best undrafted players over at Yahoo!'s Shutdown Corner.
- Those crazy college kids over at Eye on College Football put together a roundtable about the draft. Like they know anything about football.
- Apparently there's a chance that the Panthers could actually land "a player" in return for Steve Smith after the lockout's over.
- The Titans drafted an airport janitor in the seventh round of the NFL Draft Saturday. He's like a poor man's Kurt Warner. Or something.
- The Packers are just now starting the process of making their Super Bowl rings. Sheesh, guys, take your time.