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Another useful link:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/draft

I had to check this out because I wanted to see if Jason Smith (offensive tackle) of Baylor University is selected high in the draft. He is the #2 pick in the first round as he is selected by the St. Louis Rams. Matthew Stafford, QB from the University of Georgia is picked #1 by the Detroit Lions who was the first 0-16 team in NFL's history. As a graduate of Baylor University, it is really a great day to be a Bear.

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What actually happens in the draft? If anyone could explain it simply then it would be appreciated as I know little about American football :P

Basically Teams in the NFL select players from the US College system to play professionally in their team, the order the teams pick is based on worst 1st best last from the previous season.

Try either http://www.nfl.com or http://www.nfluk.com they both have pretty good explanations of most things that go on in NFL

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It is interesting to note that the first two picks- Michael Stafford (Highland Park) and Jason Smith (W.T. White) are from the Dallas, TX area. Michael Stafford opted to leave early as a junior instead of waiting for one more year. Jason Smith's stock rose rapidly in the NFL Combines where the scouts would assess the college players' strengths, personality, etc. He was projected to be #1, but it looks like the Detroit Lions needs a quarterback.

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It is interesting to note that the first two picks- Michael Stafford (Highland Park) and Jason Smith (W.T. White) are from the Dallas, TX area. Michael Stafford opted to leave early as a junior instead of waiting for one more year. Jason Smith's stock rose rapidly in the NFL Combines where the scouts would assess the college players' strengths, personality, etc. He was projected to be #1, but it looks like the Detroit Lions needs a quarterback.

I don't think their was much doubt that the top pick was going to be Matt Stafford, unless Detroit traded their pick, there was rumours that they offered a package to Denver for Cutler but obviously never happened

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Anyone have details of the trade that got the Buccaneers 17th pick off of the Browns? NFL website hasn't updated other than to say about the pick

EDIT: Browns got 1st and 6th round picks for their 1st round

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Buccs just traded their 6th round pick to Cleveland to move up I think

Yeah and Eagles just got Browns 1st round pick.

Looks like its for a 1st and 2nd round pick not sure though

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What actually happens in the draft? If anyone could explain it simply then it would be appreciated as I know little about American football :P

Basically Teams in the NFL select players from the US College system to play professionally in their team, the order the teams pick is based on worst 1st best last from the previous season.

Try either http://www.nfl.com or http://www.nfluk.com they both have pretty good explanations of most things that go on in NFL

Cheers mate (tu)

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Im a huge Buccaneers / NFL fan. Been to both Wembley games and going to this one but how bad are Buccs going to suck this year :(

Releasing all veterans and signing another QB in the draft :(

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I'm happy with the 2 picks the Rams made in the draft today.

Needed a replacement for Pace, got 1 (Jason Smith)

Needed a middle linebacker, so that Witherspoon can move outside, got 1 (James Laurinaitis)

Now tomorrow we must draft a WR to add depth and a NT to help the line and stop the run.

Spags nows what he's doing, cant wait till the season starts

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Im a huge Buccaneers / NFL fan. Been to both Wembley games and going to this one but how bad are Buccs going to suck this year :(

Releasing all veterans and signing another QB in the draft :(

One of a handful of teams that have had a winning record for the last 7 years.

They better be decent, Im going back down to Wembley this year to see them vs Patriots

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