The Starting Five Tip-Off For Friday April 27, 2012: Trade Market Opens At The NFL Draft Following Selections Of Luck And Griffin

Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces Fletcher Cox (Mississippi State) as the number twelve overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave out pounds and bearhugs by the dozen as tears flowed from proud families during the first round of the NFL Draft. After Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were off the board, a trade bonanza ensued. The SEC dominated the opening round with nine overall picks including of the first ten selections. The shocker of the round was the Dallas Cowboys moving up nine spots to snag standout LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne.

The Cleveland Browns passed up on drafting Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones last year but would not make the same mistake twice as they swapped positions with the Minnesota Viking to grab Jones former teammate running back Trent Richardson. Andy Reid addressed a defensive need by trading up to draft Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Cox will be in a defensive line rotation that includes, Trent Cole, Jason Babin and Cullen Jenkins. Other standout selections in the first round include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trading up to draft Alabama safety Mark Barron and Boise State running back Doug Martin. The Patriots reloaded their defense with Syracuse DE Chandler Jones and Alabama playmaking linebacker Dont’a Hightower.

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Basketball legend Michael Jordan (left) is the owner of Charlotte Bobcats, now the worse team in NBA history.

Michael Jordan is now linked to best and worst winning percentages in NBA History (San Jose Mercury News).

Bulls and Sixers open the first round of the NBA Playoffs on Saturday (

Mickey Loomis touches on the Saints wiretap and bounty scandals (The Times-Picayune).

College Football “Final Four” to kick off in 2014 (Los Angeles Times).

Red Sox shut down OF Carl Crawford due to elbow injury (

48 Philadelphia Transit workers to split $172.7 million Powerball winnings (

Dice Raw releases trailer for upcoming single “The Illest”  (All Hip

Jim Crow Museum opens in Michigan with artifacts from Segregation through the Civil Rights Movement (Oakland Press).

Is Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes the next to be “resurrected”  (Black America Web)

Nike kicks off the NBA postseason with new releases (Nice


8 Responses to “The Starting Five Tip-Off For Friday April 27, 2012: Trade Market Opens At The NFL Draft Following Selections Of Luck And Griffin”

  1. Temple3 says:

    Classic Kane and Biz!

  2. GrandNubian says:

    I can’t believe the Steelers got David Castro @ #24. Many are saying that he will be (or has the potential to be) better than Faneca. It was a great pick nonetheless.

  3. Temple3 says:


    Surprising. I think he’s going to cure a lot of what ails the line…but he and Pouncey have to stay healthy. Talent-wise, the line will be excellent with Gilbert, Legursky (or Ramon Foster), Pouncey, DeCastro, and Colon. These guys need to play 14-16 games each. Depth is still a problem because Trai Essex and Jonathan Scott are not “performing above the line.”

  4. GrandNubian says:



    I’m very curious to see what develops in the later rounds, the 2nd rd in particular. If Mike Adams or Osemele (LT) are available, do you take them? Or, do you address the NT position (Chapman) or ILB (Kendricks)?

    They usually ‘miss’ on 2nd rd picks, save for Gilbert last year, but I think this time they’ll make it 2 in a row.

  5. ks says:

    Anybody know what’s up with the Wisconsin QB Wilson?

  6. ks…Wilson went to Seattle in the 3rd. Tavaris has some competition. They also…as you may well know…signed Matt “the one game 476 yard wonder” as a free agent.

  7. Origin says:

    Some one tell that Morocco Mole looking Somma Beetch Van Gundy to shut his ignorant butt up during the game. Hating ass fool!!!

  8. GrandNubian says:

    I’m still trying to understand why the Redskins drafted another QB (Cousins) in the 2012 draft (sarcasm “ON”)……

    Ron G?
    …..Anybody??? 🙂