Posted by Andy Benoit
Cowboys first-round pick Tyron Smith believes he has the potential to be a Pro Bowler and a Hall of Famer. (He might be right about the Hall of Fame potential. But Pro Bowl potential? Who does he think he is?)
Did you happen to catch Nick Saban’s reaction to the announcement of Alabama offensive lineman James Carpenter being drafted in the first round by Seattle? It was one of disbelief, if not controlled shock.
The Falcons are set to report to work on Monday.
The 2015 Super Bowl will be held in either Glendale, AZ or Tampa, FL.
The Panthers drafted Cam Newton first overall. Wait….did you already know that? Be honest.
Gabe Carimi got a text from Jay Cutler last night. (Trying to think of a quick bridge to a Brett Favre joke…..thinking….thinking…….thinking………darn it. Anyone have anything?)
The Browns’ first-round selection wasn’t the only public reading Peyton Hillis did Thursday. The Madden cover boy also took care of the Top 10 List on Letterman. (Topic was top10 perks to being on the cover of Madden ’12. Number eight:, Hillis said, “It gets my name out there. Even I have never heard of me.”)
Could the Dolphins be looking at Colin Kaepernick in Round 2? (If so, would their tendency of picking quarterbacks in the second round be considered an addiction?)
Brandon Marshall is visiting the Dolphins facility, which is good news considering where he was a week ago.
A pitch for an entire San Diego sports complex could be part of the Chargers’ efforts to get a new stadium.
Just because the Raiders had no picks Thursday doesn’t mean their war room wasn’t busy.
Roger Goodell doesn’t blame the fans for booing him.
Justin Tuck on Rex Ryan: “The last time I checked, I have a Super Bowl ring and he doesn't, so if he's proud of coming up short, I guess he should be proud of that." (Ryan actually earned a ring as the D-line coach for the 2000 Ravens.)