The National League West served as the revolving door for big-time prospects this week. The San Francisco Giants sent Brandon Belt packing for the minors Wednesday, while the Los Angeles Dodgers called up Jerry Sands for his major league debut Tuesday. Belt was struggling (.152-1-4) in 52 at-bats, but feasting on Class AAA pitching should [...]
By KFFL Staff | Categories: NFL Draft
Howie Long on drafting the defensive front seven
There's no question that in today's game the number one priority of every NFL team is finding a franchise quarterback. As difficult as it is for me to say this, you can't compete for a championship without one.
But as my old boss once said, "The quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard." Well those words were true then and they're still true today -- which means the number two priority for every team is finding players that can put the quarterback on the ground.
And that is why we could see as many as 16 players on the defensive front taken in round one on draft day, and why there is a very real chance that as many as 20 defensive players overall could hear their names called in round one of the 2011 NFL draft. Click here to read the rest...