You can use this entry as your open NFL Draft entry today.
Andre Brown clearly projects to be the highest Wolfpacker to be drafted this year. For a retrospective, you can click here to peruse our archives of past entries with some Andre Brown mentions.
Dave Glenn has an interview with Brown that you can hear at this link.
Brown has visited with a dozen teams and many have been publicly linked to an interest in him, including the Chargers, Cardinals, Texans, Ravens and 49ers.
4:15pm Update: Recruiting Rankings
Anecdotally, the gurus fare pretty well in the draft — not perfectly, but well — even after their predictions have been put through the ringer (and even though draft status is not what their ratings are meant to predict). But if you take into account all the numbers, and think of the star rating as a probability rather than a written-in-stone edict, they look that much better.
Thought you would enjoy this retrospective article from Dr. Football comparing the top draft picks to their recruiting rankings coming out of high school. The entry comes after Andy Staples ran a review of the top picks at SI. The following are some quotes and information from these two good reads:
Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples has already vindicated the recruitniks at the top of this year’s crop, where Matt Stafford, Eugene Monroe, Michael Crabtree, Mark Sanchez, Andre Smith, Michael Oher, Brian Cushing, Beanie Wells, Josh Freeman, Aaron Maybin, Percy Harvin, et al, had “star” written all over them from the beginning. (On the other hand, Jason Smith, Aaron Curry, B.J. Raji and Malcolm Jenkins defied their initial obscurity.)