How Much Impact Will Bills #3 Overall Pick Marcell Dareus Have?

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When the Buffalo Bills took 21-year-old defensive tackle Marcell Dareus out of Alabama third overall at the recent NFL draft, a lot of people actually thought they got the best player available. That might be true, considering Dareus should be able to step into the lineup on opening day and have an immediate positive impact on the team.

He might not be able to improve on the pass rush, but playing alongside steady nose tackle Kyle Williams should definitely improve the defense against the run, where they were horrible last season. The Bills weren’t too bad offensively, but they couldn’t keep the opposition from running all over them. He’s also quite versatile as he can play defensive tackle, nose tackle, and defensive end, and ran the 40 at the Combine in 4.92 seconds.

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2011 NFL Mock Draft 4-12

Carolina Panthers Draft Is Key Indicator of NFL Lockout

The NFL Lockout doesn’t have an end in sight.

The players are prepping for their individual anti-trust lawsuits versus the league, the league is too busy preparing for the annual player selection meeting next month.

However, as news of certain teams’ draft strategies are leaked in the media, those outside the private meetings of the NFL Owners can have an idea of how long the conflict might last. Those strategies could, in fact, be the indicator to let the media and public know if the owners themselves think this lockout is going to cause part or all of the 2011 season to be lost.

By Peter Christian

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2011 NFL Mock Draft 3-25

NFL Draft Combine Stock Report: Winners

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Bad news surrounds everything NFL these days. It appears a deal will not be reached by that artificial arbitrary deadline. But there’s always a bull market somewhere. And good news for all you home-gamers is…the NFL Draft is right around the corner, and the combine just concluded.

We updated out second round mock a couple days ago. And a new update for both rounds will be here by Monday.

In the meantime, this is the first of two lightning rounds of winners and two more of losers from Indy.

By Paul M. Banks

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