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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Falcons owner orders GM to move up and draft CJ

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks is reporting that Falcons owner Arthur Blank has 'ordered' general manager Rich McKay to do everything possible to trade up and draft Calvin Johnson.

The Falcons obviously have a strong interest in Johnson. They would love to keep the local kid home in Atlanta and give Vick his first legitimate number one wide receiver. The Falcons also have seven picks in the first four rounds giving them the ammunition to make a trade.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Raiders make contract offer to Quinn

According to ProFootballTalk, the Raiders have made a "lowball" offer to Brady Quinn. If he accepts, he'll be first pick in the draft.

This would be a shock considering everyone has the Raiders selecting either Calvin Johnson or JaMarcus Russell. However, it could also be a smokescreen or misinformation to try and get Johnson or Russell to sign for less.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Broncos to make an offer for Lions' pick

According to a radio station in Denver and ProFootballTalk the Denver Broncos have offered their first-round, second-round, and third-round pick in the 2007 draft and their first-rounder in 2008 for the Lions first round pick (No. 2 overall).

The Broncos are obviously interested in
Calvin Johnson and this trade won't happen if the Raiders select Johnson with the first pick in the draft or trade the pick to the Bucs who would select Johnson.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Bucs in talks with Raiders for first pick

There is speculation around the league that Tampa Bay is going to make a run at the first pick in the draft in order to select Calvin Johnson. One rumor has the Bucs offering all four of their first day picks (Nos. 4, 35, 64 and 68 overall) to the Raiders in exchange for the number one pick.

It's no secret that the Bucs want Johnson and they will continue to talk to both the Raiders and Lions about moving up.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Calvin Johnson impresses with a 4.35 40-time

Calvin Johnson lived up to expectations and blazed an official 4.35 40-yard dash at today's combine. An amazing time for someone 6'5" and 239 pounds.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Calvin Johnson weighs in at 239 pounds

Calvin Johnson weighed in at 239 pounds this morning. He was the heaviest receiver at the combine. It will be interesting to see if someone his size can actually run a 4.33 40, as he was reported to do during workouts last week. Last year Vernon Davis wowed everyone at the combine with a 4.38 40 after weighing in at 250 pounds.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Calvin Johnson runs a 4.33 in the 40

Calvin Johnson, preparing for the league's scouting combine in Indianapolis next week, was clocked at 4.33 in the 40. He also recorded an 11-foot standing broad jump and had a vertical leap of 43 inches.

While Johnson might not be the first player chosen, he is clearly separating himself as the top player in the 2007 NFL draft. Johnson is a rare talent. He is 6'-4", 234 pounds, and runs a 4.33 40 yard dash!

His combination of size, speed, hands, intelligence and work ethic are unheard of at the receiver position. Think Randy Moss talent with a Marvin Harrison work ethic. In fact Johnson is actually 25 pounds bigger then Moss and if the 4.33 - 40 is accurate, just as fast.

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Thursday, February 8, 2007

Vikings to trade for Larry Fitzgerald?

St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting the Vikings may try and boost season ticket sales by trying to acquire Minneapolis native Larry Fitzgerald.

The deal would send the Vikings first pick, 7th overall, and players to the Cardinals in exchange for Fitzgerald.

This seems pretty far fetched. Why would the Cardinals want to trade Fitzgerald? Plus the Vikings could make a bigger splash trading up in the draft to grab Calvin Johnson.

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Monday, January 8, 2007

Calvin Johnson to enter the draft

Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson announced Monday that he will enter the NFL draft. Johnson is expected to be a top five pick in the 2007 NFL draft and is an option for the Raiders with the first pick overall.

Johnson's combination of size, speed, athleticism and body control are rare. He's one of the best receiving prospects to enter the draft in a long time.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Georgia's Ware and Johnson to skip senior season

Georgia coach Mark Richt announced Monday that defensive end Charles Johnson and running back Danny Ware will forego their senior seasons and enter the NFL Draft.

Johnson finished the season with 7.5 sacks and should be drafted on the first day, possibly as a first rounder.

Ware was a backup running back and will be lucky to get drafted.

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Monday, January 1, 2007

CJ's Gator Bowl show, his last college game?

Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson put on a show at the Gator Bowl. The junior receiver finshed the game with 9 receptions for 186 yards and 2 TDs and most expect it will be his last.

Johnson is one of the most talented receiving prospects to come along in a while. His combination of size, speed, and body control is rare. If he enters, he is arguably the top player in the draft, and should be a Top 5 pick.

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